Out­lander gets tech up­grade

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - YOURCAR -

Mit­subishi has given the Out­lander SUV an up­date for 2020, with im­proved on-board tech­nol­ogy and a lower emis­sions fig­ure.

Its CO2 out­put has been re­duced to 169g/km from 196g/km, cut­ting the model’s first-year ve­hi­cle ex­cise duty rate by £325.

Equip­ment lev­els have also been im­proved with the ad­di­tion of a new eight­inch in­fo­tain­ment screen with Blue­tooth, Ap­ple CarPlay and An­droid Auto. A rear-view cam­era is also in­cluded, while top-spec mod­els get in­te­grated TomTom satel­lite nav­i­ga­tion.

The dash­board has been given a new look through a re­designed cli­mate con­trol panel, while the driver’s seat now ben­e­fits from elec­tronic lum­bar sup­port. Mean­while, the rear seats fea­ture new pad­ding and a Red Di­a­mond ex­te­rior paint colour is now of­fered.

Trim level names have also been changed to bring the petrol Out­lander in line with the rest of the range. The en­try-level petrol model, starting at £28,085, will be called De­sign and gets seven seats, four-wheel drive, 18-inch al­loy wheels, cruise con­trol and an au­to­matic trans­mis­sion as stan­dard.

The top trim level is now called Ex­ceed and adds leather up­hol­stery, a 360-de­gree cam­era, LED head­lights and fog lights, heated steer­ing wheel and blind spot warn­ing. Prices start from £30,385, with the car now avail­able.

Order books have opened for Seat’s first all-elec­tric car, with prices starting just be­low £20,000.

The Seat Mii Elec­tric is priced from £19,300 in­clud­ing the gov­ern­ment’s plug-in car grant, and the first 300 cus­tomers will re­ceive a wall box home charger, home charge ca­ble, three years’ ser­vic­ing and road­side as­sis­tance free.

The Mii Elec­tric is avail­able in only one trim level with a choice of five colours: black, white, red, blue and sil­ver. Ex­te­rior equip­ment in­cludes 16-inch al­loy wheels, heated and elec­tri­cally ad­justable door mir­rors, dark-tinted rear win­dows and LED day­time run­ning lights.

In­side, there are heated front seats with cloth up­hol­stery, leather trim for the steer­ing wheel, gear knob and hand­brake and a chrome-ef­fect dash­board. On-board tech­nol­ogy in­cludes Blue­tooth, smart­phone in­te­gra­tion, a fiveinch in­fo­tain­ment screen and rear park­ing sen­sors.

Plus there’s air con­di­tion­ing, cruise con­trol, rain-sens­ing wipers, com­fort sus­pen­sion and elec­tronic sta­bil­ity con­trol.

The 36.8kWh lithi­u­mion bat­tery pack should be good for 161 miles be­tween charges, and can be topped up from zero to 80 per cent in about an hour at a 40kW fast charger.

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