The Mitsubishi Outlander’s S-AWC ECO Driving Mode

The versatile Mitsubishi Outlander comes with a wide range of technologies to improve driving, including the latest infotainment, safety, and performance innovations. For instance, there’s a smart S-AWC ECO Driving Mode, which optimizes efficiency without sacrificing off-road capability.

The Outlander S-AWC ECO Driving Mode uses sensors and computer systems to monitor wheel spin, only applying four-wheel drive when wheel slippage is detected. That means you get the benefit of all-wheel control only when you need it, conserving gas so you’re not stopping for refills as often.

“We created the S-AWC technology with the goal of realizing ‘predictable handling’ and ‘high margin of performance’ at a very high level,” explains Mitsubishi in a press release. In addition to the ECO mode, there’s also Normal, Snow, and Lock modes. Snow is great for slippery surfaces, while the Lock mode lets you stay in 4WD the entire time you’re behind the wheel.

The S-AWC is an Integrated Vehicle Dynamics Control System, as it features advanced technologies to manage driving dynamics, braking, and power based on road conditions. This feature utilizes sub-systems like Active Yaw Control, which can control the brakes and steering to regulate torque.

Be sure to visit Hampton Mitsubishi for an up-close and in-person look at the Outlander’s AWC ECO Driving Mode today.

The Next-Generation Mitsubishi Outlander Has Been Spotted, Looks Great

The much-beloved Mitsubishi Outlander is due for an overhaul, and spy shots from September suggest that it’s right around the corner. A heavily camouflaged version of the next-generation Mitsubishi Outlander has been spotted testing in the wild, and we’ve gotta say: It looks mighty good.

Car & Driver posted photos of a new Outlander prototype that was seen around Michigan last month. Though it’s wrapped in camo, the proportions tell us a couple of things: It will likely borrow some style notes from the handsome-looking Engelberg Tourer concept, and it’s gaining the size needed to move up to the midsize crossover segment. Like the Engelber Tourer, the new design speaks to the quality of “Mitsubishiness” with dramatic body lines and a bold face that even camo can’t cover up.

As for what will engines the next-generation Mitsubishi Outlander will offer, Car & Driver speculates a 1-2-3 punch of a 1.5-liter turbo-four found in the Eclipse Cross, an available V6, and a twin-motor PHEV powertrain from the Engelberg Tourer. The latter leverages a 2.4-liter gas engine and a twin-motor system for high power output and exceptional efficiency while using the full-time four-wheel drive of Super All-Wheel Control for superior off-roading capability. Likely to hit the Hampton Mitsubishi showroom by the end of next year, we’ll probably see the uncloaked next-gen Outlander next year at the New York Auto Show or at Geneva. Speculation about the 2021 Outlander aside, the new 2020 Outlander has arrived at Hampton Mitsubishi and is an excellent choice if you are looking for a stylish, capable SUV.