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Selwyn Times: December 20, 2016

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30 Tuesday December 20 2016 SELWYN TIMES SCOOP PURCHASE 2016 LANCER GSR Hatch 2.0L Petrol RRP $32,990 +ORC $24,990 2016 Pajero Sport VRX 4WD 2.4L Diesel Original RRP $58,990 +ORC $49,990 ONLY 2 l e f t Christchurch Mitsubishi have a LIMITED NUMBER Brand New Pre-Registered Lancer GSR hatches and Short-term lease returned Pajero Sports VRX (5-seats), most having travelled under 15,000kms available for immediate delivery. Both models includes balance manufacturers warranty. cnr Montreal & St Asaph Streets, Christchurch. Sales, Service & Parts: 03 379 0588 T Custom Ceiling Banners_Chch_2502x1000_FAem.indd 1 4/02/15 11:5 My Kaywa QR-Code SELWYN TIMES Tuesday December 20 2016 31 Driven Mitsubishi upgrades popular Outlander • By Ross Kiddie I KNEW the media car evaluation fleet wouldn’t escape disruption after the devastating earthquake which crippled Kaikoura. A car which I was scheduled into was trapped north of the township, and I guess it is still sitting there and will remain so until that road reopens. That is of little consequence to the loss of life and the devastation those in the area are living with every day, we Cantabrians know full well what that is like. All car manufacturers and distributors are having to re-evaluate the way they move cars through the South Island and I’m expecting more disruption to the media vehicles I have scheduled. That aside, Mitsubishi did well to keep my diary intact, a brand new Outlander sport utility vehicle was placed in my care and it filled the void until such time as the Mirage I was originally scheduled into becomes available. The Outlander has just received another major makeover; interestingly, it’s just a year or so since the last facelift. While the shell in which it arrives hasn’t changed a lot, there are a lot more safety components built into the vehicle, and it has also had engineering changes which make it more capable and better value for 2003 FORD FALCON BA XR6 TURBO 240kW Intercooled Turbo, Tiptronic Auto, 17" Alloys, Leather Trim, Aircon, Cruise, Traction Control. SALE $16,999 2006 HOLDEN COMMODORE VE SV6 195kw Performance, 5 Speed Tiptronic, 18" Alloys, Trip Computer, Remote Locking, Stability Control, Towbar. MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER: New safety package. money. What’s more, the newcomer is available in seven, seven-seat variants, two and four-wheeldrive, and 2-litre, 2.4-litre and 2.3-litre (diesel) variants listing from $32,990 to $56,990. The test car was the entry-level LS, albeit with 4WD capability and the 2399cc engine. Even though XLS and VRX specification vehicles get a huge technology boost, mostly for safety, the LS misses out, but it still has enough safety kit to qualify for a five-star Australasian New Car Assessment Program safety rating. New features on the higher grade models include lane departure warning, blind spot warning/ lane change assist and rear cross traffic alert. Elsewhere, the LS gets new 18in alloy wheels (up an inch), keyless $12,999 $17,999 CHRISTCHURCH'S LEADING COMMODORE & FALCON DEALERS 2003 FORD FALCON BA XR8 BOSS 5.4L Quadcam Boss V8, Tiptronic Sports Shift Auto, 18" Alloys, FPV Bodykit, Sunroof, Leather, Tints, Big Bore. $17,999 $15,999 $19,999 $18,999 2007 HOLDEN COMMODORE VE SV6 196kw Performance, 5 Speed Tiptronic Auto, Stability Control, A/C, SRS Airbags, Bluetooth. 2006 HOLDEN COMMODORE VE SV6 195kw 3.6L Quadcam Alloytec V6, 5 Spd Tiptronic Auto, Stability Control, CD Player, Trip Computer, Remote Locking, Cruise, 18" Alloys, Low 80,000km. entry and ignition, new centre console with electronic park brake, upgraded infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Car Play, the latter aligned to a new central screen display which has deep and comprehensive graphics. The interior certainly looks fresher with the new additions, and it goes a long way towards keeping the Outlander appealing. It feels like a new SUV and, as I’ve mentioned many times before when I’ve driven Outlander, it is still a key vehicle in this very popular part of the market. Under the bonnet sits a wellproven four-cylinder petrol engine, the twin camshaft unit is rated by Mitsubishi at 126kW and 224Nm, that hasn’t changed from the previous generation model, nor has its transmission 2007 HOLDEN COMMODORE VE SV6 195kw Performance, Tiptronic Auto, 18" Alloys, Trip Computer, Stability Control, Low 97,000kms, Immaculate! • Price – Mitsubishi Outlander LS, $43,990 • Dimensions – Length, 4695mm; width, 1810mm; height, 1710mm • Configuration – Fourcylinder, four-wheel-drive, 2360cc, 126kW, 224Nm, six-speed automatic • Performance – 0-100km/h, 10.5sec • Fuel usage – 7.2l/100km through a continuously variable automatic gearbox. However, what has changed are the transmission mapping management protocols which provide the driver with a more fluid feel under wide throttle openings, the acceleration process is smoother and quieter. And that has always been a hallmark of the Outlander, it is a smooth and responsive vehicle to drive, and that is part of its charm, I like CVT, and the system is now just that much more intuitive. The Outlander feels even more spritely, that’s probably not reflected in a 10.5sec standstill to 100km/h acceleration time, but it is no slouch all the same, and through the mid-range that big four-potter delivers good torque and associated strength. On the subject of figures, the Outlander is also a fuel thrifty vehicle. Mitsubishi rate it with a 7.2-litre per 100km/h (39mpg) combined cycle average, and that fitted with the comprehensive trip computer display in the car, it was constantly registering around 8.8l/100km (32mpg) with a 6l/100km (47mpg) instantaneous reading at 100km/h (engine speed 1900rpm). I didn’t venture off-road in the test car, but I did take to a series of badly corrugated shingle roads near Hororata and can report it has spring and damper rates which absorb well the big hits, thus providing the occupants with a controlled and comfortable ride. When it comes time to tackle a quick corner or two the Outlander feels stable and strong through the steering. Body movement is noticeable, but it is well controlled. The Outlander has been a huge success story for Mitsubishi, and that level of acceptance doesn’t appear to be waning. I guess some of its appeal can be attributed to Mitsubishi’s comprehensive 10-year warranty programme, but also the fact it is a versatile seven-seater which is big but not oversize. When it comes time to go full force into another generation model, Mitsubishi will be well aware the current Outlander is going to be a hard act to follow. BUMPER CHRISTMAS ISSUE OUT FRIDAY DECEMBER 23 FREE Best Motorbuys TM 2011 HOLDEN CApTiVA LX 3.2L Alloytec, V6, Tiptronic Auto, Leather Trim, Sat Nav, Touchscreen, Low 91,000kms. SALE $18,999 $19,999 2009 HOLDEN COMMODORE VE SV6 3.6L Quadcam V6, 5 Speed Tiptronic Auto, Remote Locking, Air Con, CD Player, Trip Computer. 03 366 5888 $22,999 $12,999 $15,999 2001 HOLDEN COMMODORE VX SS 5.7L Alloy V8, Big Bore Exhaust, Alloys, Tinted Windows, Alarm, Aircon, Beautiful Example. SALE $12,999 $24,999 2010 HOLDEN COMMODORE VE2 SV6 210kw Performance, 6 Speed Tiptronic, Touchscreen Entertainment, Parking Sensors, Bluetooth, Low 63,000kms. $13,999 2007 FORD FALCON BF XR6 Mkii 4.0L, 6 speed tiptronic auto, 19" alloys, cruise control, sports suspension, stability control, driving lights, only 99,000km. 2004 HOLDEN COMMODORE VY SV6 UTE 3.8L Ecotec V6, Auto, Alloys, Trip Computer, Aircon, Sports Bar, Remote Locking, Immaculate! $27,999 Corner Lancaster St & Moorhouse Ave | OPEN 7 DAYS $15,999 2008 FORD FALCON FG XR6 4.0L Twincam Engine, 6 Speed Auto, 19" Alloy Wheels, ABS and SRS Airbags, Trip Computer. $16,999 2008 HOLDEN CApTiVA 7 CX 3.0L Alloytec V6, Tiptronic Auto, Alloys, 7 Seater Model, A/C, Hill Descent, Stability Control. $29,999 2008 HOLDEN COMMODORE VE SS-V 6.0L Alloy V8, 6 Speed Tiptronic, 20" Alloys, Tinted Windows, Dual Zone A/C, Trip Computer, Stability Control, Bluetooth. 2013 HOLDEN COMMODORE VF SV6 210kW, 3.6L Alloytec V6, 6 Speed Tiptronic, MyLink Touchscreen, Bluetooth, Reversing Camera, Auto Park Assist. 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