Aesthetic upgrades give buyers a more stylish vehicle for not much extra money.

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport gets a new entry in the lineup at the Chicago Auto Show with the introduction of the Limited Edition trim. It gives buyers the powertrain from the base model but a few more amenities without needing to move up to a larger engine.

The Limited Edition model features a slightly more upscale look by including some new trim. An alloy fuel door, black mirrors, and dark 18-inch wheels give the model a more stylish appearance. For better visibility at night, HID headlights and fog lamps are standard equipment, too.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Limited Edition
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Limited Edition

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Inside, Mitsubishi gives the Outlander Sport Limited Edition a more dapper aesthetic. The black fabric on the heated seats has red stitching, and there’s matching trim on the steering wheel, shift knob, and parking brake. Aluminum pedal caps add a dash of style, too. A 6.5-inch infotainment system supports BlueTooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. It also has a backup camera.

The Limited Edition uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 148 horsepower (110 kilowatts) and 145 pound-feet (197 Newton-meters) of torque. A CVT gets the power to the wheels, and customers can choose between front- or all-wheel drive. The fuel economy rating is 24 miles per gallon city, 30 mpg highway, and 27 mpg combined on front-drive examples or 23 mpg city, 29 mpg highway, and 26 mpg combined for the Limited Edition that powers both axles.

The Outlander Sport Limited Edition goes on sale in the United States later in February. It starts at $22,890 (after $895 destination) for a front-wheel-drive model and $24,390 with all-wheel drive. For reference, the base ES trim with the CVT costs $21,890 or $23,990 for the respective drivetrains.

Mitsubishi will reportedly put a major emphasis on crossover in the near future. The company will debut a new CUV at the Geneva Motor Show with a turbocharged four-cylinder. The vehicle will slot between the Outlander Sport and Outlander, and future refreshes will adjust those models’ sizes to create a clearer space for the new model.

Source: Mitsubishi

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MITSUBISHI DEBUTS 2017 OUTLANDER SPORT LIMITED EDITION AT CHICAGO AUTO SHOW /
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February 06, 2017

Top selling model for the brand gets new packaging
Limited Edition trim level offers updated styling and advanced technology for $21,995
CYPRESS, Calif. – Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) will unveil a Limited Edition trim level for the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport at the Chicago Auto Show. Positioned directly above the ES base model, the Outlander Sport Limited Edition offers customers striking style and technology enhancements at an affordable price.

The Outlander Sport Limited Edition boasts bold new exterior aesthetics including an alloy fuel door, black painted door mirrors and 18" alloy wheels, fog lamps, HID headlamps, a rear view camera and a Limited Edition badge. While the Limited Edition trim is available in all Outlander Sport exterior colors, the interior receives a custom design with black fabric and red stitching on the steering wheel, shift knob and brake lever exclusive to the LE trim. Other interior features include aluminum pedals, heated front seats and a display audio system with Smartphone Link for Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.

"As the brand sales leader, Outlander Sport does an exemplary job of offering consumers unmatched value at an attractive price," said Don Swearingen, executive vice president and chief operating officer, MMNA. "We've now taken that approach one step further by integrating additional standard equipment and technology into the Limited Edition at a price point that is unprecedented within the broader CUV segment."

The Outlander Sport Limited Edition will be in dealerships later this month for $21,995 and available through the end of the model year.

For more information on the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Limited Edition, please visit media.mitsubishicars.com.

About Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.   

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., (MMNA) is responsible for all research and development, marketing, and sales for Mitsubishi Motors in the United States. MMNA sells sedans and crossovers/SUVs through a network of approximately 360 dealers. MMNA is leading the way in the development of highly efficient, affordably priced new gasoline-powered automobiles while using its industry-leading knowledge in battery electric vehicles to develop future EV and PHEV models. 2017 marks the 100th year of Mitsubishi producing cars. For more information, contact the Mitsubishi Motors News Bureau at (888) 560-6672 or visit media.mitsubishicars.com.

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AT-A-GLANCE: 2017 OUTLANDER SPORT LIMITED EDITION /
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January 01, 2017

New for Limited Edition (U.S. Model):

18" Black painted alloy wheels
Black painted door mirrors
HID headlamps
Halogen fog lamps
Rear view camera
Alloy fuel door
Limited Edition badge
Aluminum pedals
Heated front seats
Display Audio System with Smarthphone Link for Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
Black interior with red stitching on steering wheel, shift knob and brake lever
Key Specifications and Stats:

Wheelbase:
105.1 in.
Length: 
171.5 in.
Height: 
64.8 in.
Width: 
71.3 in.


Engine:
2.0L MIVEC DOHC 16-valve Inline 4-cylinder  
Horsepower:  
148 @ 6,000 rpm (2.0L engine)
Torque:   
145 lb-ft @ 4,200 rpm (2.0L engine)
Transmission:
Sportronic® continuously-variable transmission
Dynamics:
Anti-Lock Brake System w/Electronic Brake-force
Distribution (EBD) & Brake Assist, Hill Start Assist (HSA),
Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control Logic (TCL) and
Electric Power Steering (EPS)
Wheels:
18 x 7 in. aluminum alloy
Tires: 
P225/55 R18


Fuel Economy: 
2.0L/CVT 2WD 24 city/30 highway/27 combined
2.0L/CVT AWC 23 city/29 highway/26 combined


Exterior

Colors: Labrador Black, Octane Blue, Mercury Gray, Cool Silver, Rally Red, Diamond White and Quartz Brown  
Safety

All-Wheel Control (AWC) 4WD System (available on all trims)
Advanced seven (7) air bag SRS system including driver's side knee air bag, dual-stage front air bags with occupant seat position sensors, front seat mounted side-impact air bags and front and rear curtain side air bags
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and brake assist
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control Logic (TCL)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Engine immobilizer anti-theft security alarm system
Child safety rear door locks
Mitsubishi Motors' patented Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) safety cell body construction
Warranty

Fully transferable 5-year/60,000 mile new vehicle limited warranty
10-year/100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty
7-year/100,000 mile anti-corrosion perforation limited warranty
5-year/unlimited mile roadside assistance