Mitsubishi has added autonomous emergency braking to its entire automatic Outlander range, as part of a minor refresh for 2020.
The potentially life-saving technology is now standard on the entry-level ES 2.4L, meaning only the five-speed manual price-leader is without what Mitsubishi has dubbed 'forward collision mitigation with pedestrian detection'.
Previously the system was reserved for the 'LS' model with seven seats, or the ES ADAS with five seats. Automatic headlamps and wipers, and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, have also been added to the base automatic range.
Along with the safety upgrade, the Outlander range has been treated to some new technology behind the wheel.
Gone is the 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system from the current model, replaced with an 8.0-inch unit across the range. Buyers of the range-topping Exceed also benefit from TomTom navigation with speed limit information, though CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on all models.
Powered lumbar support is now standard on the driver's seat, while models without a sunroof have a new overhead console incorporating a sunglass holder, seatbelt reminder and airbag cutoff indicator. Rear passengers get an extra USB port and simpler air-conditioning controls.
At the other end of the range, the Exceed gains Mitsubishi's S-AWC all-wheel drive system capable of shifting the torque split between the front wheels depending on the conditions thanks to an active front differential. There's a choice of four drive modes: AWC Eco, Normal, Snow and Gravel.
Power in the Outlander comes from a choice of three engines, starting with a naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre petrol (110kW/190Nm) in the manual ES.
The 2.4-litre petrol engine offered in the rest of the range is mated with a CVT, and outputs 124kW and 220Nm, while the 2.2-litre turbo-diesel makes 110kW and 360Nm. It's hooked up to a six-speed automatic transmission.
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander pricing
- ES 2WD (5MT) - $29,490 (+$200)
- ES 2.4L 2WD ADAS (CVT) - $33,290 (+$500)
- ES 2.4L AWD ADAS (CVT) - $35,790 (+500)
- ES 2.4L 2WD (CVT, seven seat) - $31,790 (+$500)
- ES 2.4L AWD (CVT, seven seat) - $34,290 (+$500)
- LS 2.4L 2WD (CVT, seven seat) - $34,290 (+$500)
- LS 2.4L AWD (CVT, seven seat) - $36,790 (+$500)
- LS 2.2L AWD (6AT, seven seat) - $40,290 (+$500)
- Exceed 2.4L AWD (CVT, seven seat) - $43,290 (+$1000)
- Exceed 2.2L AWD (6AT, seven seat) - $46,790 (+$1000)
All prices exclude on-road costs.