From the outside, the Endeavor exhibits muscles though its wide stance, bulging fender lines and large 7-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels. The geo-mechanical styling of the Endeavor creates visual representation of speed, motion, and power. Large headlamps and powerful foglamps, which are incidentally of the daytime running type, illuminate your path at night. Roof rails are also standard for that more macho SUV feel while rear privacy glass are provided for your added security. At the rear the glass hatch also opens separately from the tailgate via an electronic release mechanism for your convenience.
The interior of the Endeavor hints also of solid engineering. The dashboard looks so well built and nicely laid-out. Audio buffs would be pleased to fiddle with the 650-watt Rockford Fosgate 6 in-dash CD/MP3 tuner with 9 speakers (including a subwoofer). Climate control with rear passenger vents is fully automatic while important and relevant information are displayed on the multi-information monitor. Other convenience features found inside are an 8-way power adjustable driver seat, keyless entry with alarm, front 12V accessory sockets, rear armrest with cupholders, and a tonneau cover. The occupants are well protected by the rigid monocoque body construction and side, curtain and front dual stage SRS airbags.
A 3.8 liter V6 with 24-valves moves the Endeavor with ease as it produces 228 PS @ 5,000 rpm and 35 kg-m @ 3,750 rpm. The front wheels are driven by a 4-speed INVECS-II automatic with Sportronic shifter and is aided by an electronic active skid and traction control system to prevent excessive wheelspin, understeer, or oversteer. The Endeavor also possesses 4-wheel independent suspension and 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS and EBD.
The Endeavor is imported from the United States and is available in Appalachian Black, Liquid Silver Metallic, Satin Grey Pearl, Phoenix Red, Platinum Beige, and Cocoon White. SRP for the Endeavor is at P2,150,000. Vehicle warranty is 3-years or 100,000 kilometers whichever comes first.
Mitsubishi Outlander GLS and GLS Sport
The all-new second generation Mitsubishi Outlander out does just about everything. From the exterior looks, the all-new Outlander is a standout from the rest of the competition. Total redesign aimed the SUV further upscale thanks to an increase in size, a host of new features and a complete makeover inside and out. Notably, the Outlander gained 4 inches of length and adding 13 cubic feet of cargo space.
The exterior styling shows the new aggressive direction of Mitsubishi Motors. Starting at the front, the all-new Outlander is fitted with auto-leveling High Intensity Discharge headlamps that does not only look cool but provides excellent visibility when driving at night. Front foglamps fitted on the bumper together also aids in lighting up the road. Fenders are bulged to accommodate the wide track and the 5-spoke 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels with 225/55R18 tires. The roof is fitted with roof rails and a rear mounted antenna. Worthy of mentioning is that the roof panel is made of aluminum to save precious weight and reduce body roll. At the rear the most unique feature of the all-new Outlander is its two piece flap-type tailgate that makes loading cargo easier. The LED tail lamps and LED 3rd brake lamps mounted on the rear spoiler makes it more visible than conventional bulb types while the dual tail pipe has chrome finishers to enhance the appearance.
The atmosphere in the interior continues to be sporty thanks to its dynamically shaped dashboard. Both GLS and GLS sport share the following features: 3-spoke leather wrapped steering wheel has silver accents and controls for the audio system, multi-information display monitor, auto-climate control, cup holders, two-level glove compartment, and a center console on top of the dashboard. The GLS Sport however has upgraded features such as a 650-watt Rockford Fosgate premium sound system (6 In-dash CD/MP3/Tuner with 9 speakers – including a rear 10-inch subwoofer), magnesium alloy paddle shifters, auxiliary audio jack, and a tonneau cover.
For performance, both Outlander variants get their zing from an all-new all-aluminum 3.0 V6 called the 6B31. This new engine has 24-valves and enhanced by the MIVEC valve train system and it produces a class leading 223 PS @ 6,250 rpm and 28.25 kg-m @ 4,000 rpm. Transmission type is a 6-speed INVECS-II with Sportronic and has a 3-mode 4-wheel drive system easily controllable by a knob found on the center console.
For footwork, the all-new Outlander relies on McPherson Struts up front and a heavy duty multi-link rear suspension both having stabilizer bars. For safety, the body frame has been developed using the Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution technology to reassure collision safety. Brakes are all discs and are equipped with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution. Dual stage front SRS airbags are standard and anti-trapping power windows are also equipped. What sets apart the GLS Sport model from the GLS are the addition of safety items like: side and curtain airbags, and the Active Stability Control or ASC that dramatically helps prevent oversteer or understeer.
The all-new Outlander which is a CBU from Japan measures 4640mm x 1800mm x 1720mm (LxWxH) and it is available in the following colors: Claysoil Beige, Carbon Black, Cobalt Blue, Sapporo Silver, Adobe Grey, and Biscuit White. The Suggested Retail Price (SRP) for the Outlander GLS is P1,488,000 and P1,688,000 for the Outlander GLS Sport. Vehicle warranty is 3-years or 100,000 kilometers whichever comes first.