The Mitsubishi Outlander facelift with the current Dynamic Shield design update has finally been released to the South African market after being revealed sometime last year. The changes made to this facelift are the exterior design and some interior components as well as a refined CVT.

The ASX also went through similar treatment not too long ago but it looks like the Outlander has been given a more extensive treatment as the entire front seems to be reshaped and lathered with chrome trimmings and LED headlamps and redesigned taillamps.

The proportions of the interior have not changed in the Outlander but it has been given a few extra features. One noticeable addition to the cabin is the Rockford Fosgate nine speaker system powered by a 710 W eight-channel amp and subwoofer.

Occupants can redirect the sound to the cordless infrared headphones when they decide to make use of the nine-inch roof-mounted LCD fold-down screens placed in the second and third rows. Features that remain are the customisable multi-function steering wheel, touchscreen infotainment system, glass roof and dual-zone climate control.

The 2,4-litre four-cylinder MIVEC petrol engine remains in the Outlander with its 123 kW and 222 N.m power output, delivered to all four wheels through the all-new INVECS-III CVT with a six-step sports mode.

The Outlander facelift will cost R549 900 and come along with a three-year/100 000 km warranty and five-year/90 000 km service plan.