Despite not being on sale for very long, the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander has been updated and has gone on sale in Australia armed with a number of small but important equipment changes aimed at keeping it competitive. With the first deliveries arriving in January 2023, the updated Outlander range includes new safety equipment like automatic rear braking on the base ES, traffic jam assist on the Exceed and a new LS Black Edition in the middle of the range. Pricing has risen by up to $2,500 – details for the updated Outlander Plug-In Hybrid are yet to be announced.

“Since we launched All-new Outlander in 2021, we have been impressed with just how well the vehicle has been received, both in the media and by consumers,” said Mitsubishi Motors AU CEO Shaun Westcott.

“For the 2023 model year, Outlander now adds some key new safety and convenience technology, with MI-Pilot functionality introducing stop-start control within the adaptive cruise control system.

“We have also added a distinctive LS Black Edition to the Outlander range. With a dark aesthetic theme including black 20-inch wheels, it is sure to stand out from the crowd,” he said.

New additions to the entry-level 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander ES include auto high beam, automatic rear braking, rear cross-traffic alert and an updated auto hold system with a new ‘last memory’ function. The ES’ infotainment system has been downgraded from a 9.0-inch screen with wireless smartphone mirroring to an 8.0-inch system with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, however.

The mid-spec Outlander LS and Aspire are unchanged and the new LS Black Edition adds black exterior detailing including the 20-inch alloy wheels, grille parts and lower bumper trims. In the cabin, the LS Black Edition features suede and faux leather upholstery, a black headliner and new trim.

The top-spec Outlander Exceed and Exceed Tourer add Mitsubishi’s ‘MI-Pilot’ active safety banner, which includes lane keep assist (with active steering assist), traffic jam assist and speed limit assist. They also add a new heated steering wheel and sequential LED front indicators, while the Exceed Tourer now has heated outboard middle row seats, as well as new colour options – ‘Sterling Silver’ and ‘Titanium’ with a black roof.

The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander range is unchanged mechanically, with a 135kW/245Nm 2.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine mated to a CVT automatic transmission standard across the range. Fuel consumption is rated between 7.5L/100km and 8.1L/100km, with CO2 emissions rated between 170g/km and 185g/km.

2023 Mitsubishi Outlander petrol pricing (plus on-road costs):

  • ES five-seat 2WD: $36,240
  • LS seven-seat 2WD: $39,740
  • LS Black Edition seven-seat 2WD: $41,490 (new)
  • Aspire seven-seat 2WD: $43,240
  • ES five-seat AWD: $38,740
  • LS seven-seat AWD: $42,240
  • Aspire seven-seat AWD: $45,740
  • Exceed seven-seat AWD: $50,990
  • Exceed Tourer seven-seat AWD: $53,490

The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander is now on sale in Australia with the first deliveries arriving locally in January 2023. Stay tuned to DiscoverAuto for the latest automotive news and reviews.

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