Out of the Mitsubishi India line-up, Outlander has managed to make its own place in the country. Though one might not term it to be a great seller, it is not a dud seller either. The petrol engine could be the reason why it has not seen a sky rocketing sales. Sitting high in the premium SUV segment at a Mitsubishi Outlander price of Rs 20 lakhs combined with the petrol engine when the SUVs are mostly offered with a diesel engine, the SUV wasn’t able to garner the sales it is expected of. However, there are some rumours which point out to a hybrid engine as well. A diesel-electric hybrid engine is also on the cards according to the recent gossips. The car maker is considering a new generation Mitsubishi Lancer EVO with hybrid engine which might have fuelled the speculations.
By taking the hybrid engine option aside, the auto major could consider a diesel powertrain for the Indian market for the revamped version. The outgoing Outlander is powered by a 2.4 L MIVEC petrol engine that churns out a peak power of 170 Bhp and a peak torque of 226 Nm. The option of a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox is available in the SUV. Mitsubishi has used the same Tokyo Motor Show as the platform to unveil a new budget hatchback Mistubishi Mirage with some good fuel economy numbers. However, the auto major has not been clear as to its India launch.