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by Tim Beissmann

Mitsubishi Australia has added four well equipped and sharply priced special edition Platinum models to its range, offering local customers new levels of specification and value in its Lancer, ASX, Outlander and Pajero models lines.

The 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Platinum is based on the base model Lancer ES. Platinum models benefit from a reversing camera embedded (displayed in the rear-view mirror when reverse is selected), leather seats, heated front seats and six-way power driver’s seat. The steering wheel is also bound with leather and features buttons for audio and Bluetooth phone functions.

The Lancer Platinum’s exterior scores 16-inch alloy wheels, chrome-tipped exhaust, rear spoiler (sedan only) and Platinum badging. Available in both sedan and Sportback body styles, the Lancer Platinum is priced from $21,690 for the five-speed manual and $24,190 for the CVT.

The 2012 Mitsubishi ASX Platinum gets a range of new features similar to the Lancer. Inside, the ASX adds leather seats, heated front seats, electric driver’s seat and steering wheel-mounted phone and audio controls. As well as a reversing camera, the ASX Platinum also gets reversing sensors.

Differentiating Platinum models on the outside are front fog lamps, chrome exhaust tip and Platinum badging. Based on the entry-level front-wheel drive variant, the Mitsubishi ASX Platinum is priced from $25,990 for the five-speed manual and $28,490 for the CVT.

The 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Platinum gets the all the upgrades of the ASX Platinum, and also adds silver details to the interior door handles, rear door trim and centre console. The Platinum package also adds side and curtain airbags to the front-wheel drive variants (six airbags are already standard on the four-wheel drive models).

Based on the LS, the Mitsubishi Outlander Platinum is priced from $29,340 for the 4×2 five-speed manual, $31,840 for the 4×2 CVT, $33,490 for the 4×4 manual and $35,990 for the 4×4 CVT. The Outlander Platinum will be limited to 1000 units for Australia.

Finally, Mitsubishi Australia is offering 2000 special edition Pajero Platinum models. Based on the second-tier GLX, the Platinum benefits from Mitsubishi’s Multi Communication System with voice command, reversing camera, leather-wrapped steering wheel with remote buttons, automatic headlights and rain-sensing wipers. Also new to the interior is rear-passenger air conditioning, an 850-watt Rockford Fosgate 12-speaker premium audio system and Platinum floor mats.

Outside, the 2012 Mitsubishi Pajero Platinum scores a chrome-finished grille, door handles and side mirrors; integrated side steps; fog lamps; privacy glass; and Platinum badging. Available with the 147kW/441Nm 3.2-litre diesel engine and five-speed automatic transmission, the Pajero Platinum is priced from $59,990.

Note: All prices are manufacturer’s list prices and exclude government, dealer and on-road charges.




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