With its venerable Pajero now retired, Mitsubishi is counting on its flagship Outlander to bring new SUV buyers into its fold. With this aim, the all-new, fourth-generation Outlander has been unveiled significant styling and engineering updates.

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In terms of styling, the new Outlander debuts the brand's ‘Dynamic Shield’ front face and design language, with beefier fenders, a bolder stance and available 20-inch wheels.

Inside, the Outlander gets improved materials and build quality, says Mitsubishi. The SUV comes in three-row, seven-seater configuration as standard.

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The dashboard houses a 2.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 9-inch centre screen, and features available include wireless smartphone charging capability with Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay.

Other features include a driver assistance system with adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist, semi-aniline leather seating, integrated navigation, a windshield-display 10.8-inch full-color Head-Up Display, and a 10-speaker Bose audio system.

Mitsubishi says the SUV’s engineering underpinnings are also new. Based on a newly developed platform and powered by a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine, the Outlander gets Mitsubishi's rally-derived Super All-Wheel Control system. This means it’s capable of tackling different environments with relative ease.

A drive mode selector allows performance and grip to be tailored to the conditions through six different settings, increasing on-road and off-road performance. Even two-wheel drive models are fitted with the drive-mode selector.

The Outlander goes on sale in North America in April 2021 for a starting price of $25,795 (Dh95,000 approx.) with other global markets to follow soon.