2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport’s Price Hiked


Mitsubishi has finally revealed the pricing information of 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport that was unveiled at the 2012 New York Auto Show a few months ago as well as of the other models that were included in this year’s lineup. This might have been the one of the company’s ways of promoting the Outlander since providing the consumers with the prices of the models included in the lineup would allow the potential buyers to prepare the needed budget when they decide to purchase this crossover.

Based on the pricing details provided by the company, the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport will be sold at a starting price of $19,995 including the destination charge of $825. The current starting price of the Outlander Sport actually reflects a $390 increase compared to that of the previous version’s $19,605 including the $810 destination charge.

The increase might have been brought about by the upgrades that Mitsubishi has implemented on the Outlander particularly the revised side sills, revised front and rear fascia, revised suspension on its rear, and the improved interior design. This model will also be sold with the standard 18-inch wheels made of alloy.

But despite of the significant increase on the starting price of the 2013 Outlander Sport, Mitsubishi is still optimistic that a lot of buyers would still make this SUV as their top vehicle option since this is still cheaper compared to the 2012 Toyota RAV4 Sport and the 2013 Ford Escape S. The base version of the 2012 Toyota RAV4 is sold at a starting price of $26,250 including the destination charge of $810 while the price plus the destination charge of $815 of the base version of the 2013 Ford Escape S starts at $23,295.

Having a cheaper price compared to the two other models mentioned earlier could serve as an edge for the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport because many SUV buyers at present would usually prioritize the cheaper model over the expensive ones.

But aside from providing its consumers with the pricing information of the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, Mitsubishi has also revealed that the company has actually commenced the production of this SUV in the US. In addition to this, the company has also shared that their initial plan was to produce up to 50,000 units of this SUV in the US annually. However, the company is also planning to increase the initial production target to about 70,000 units and about 50% of these would be exported to other markets where the Outlander is sold.

 

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