2020 Mitsubishi RVR is Better Equipped and Cheaper with AWD

Unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show back in March (as the Euro-spec ASX), the refreshed 2020 Mitsubishi RVR is arriving now at Canadian dealerships with several good news for consumers.

Sporting a more prominent front grille, new lights at both ends and an extra dose of chrome, the punchier look sets it apart from the outgoing model. More importantly, the RVR offers more value than before.

While the lineup still consists of seven trim levels, the structure and the names are a bit different. The base ES FWD retains a competitive price of $22,998 (plus freight and delivery). However, just like every other RVR, it now features an eight-inch multimedia touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Heated front seats, heated power mirrors and a rear spoiler are also part of the package.

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The SE FWD ($25,298) that comes right after gets Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert—two technologies that were previously only available on pricier trim levels.

Furthermore, Mitsubishi is making its All Wheel Control (AWC) system more affordable by introducing the ES AWC model at $25,498.

Next up is the SE AWC ($27,998), which replaces the 2.0-litre engine with the bigger 2.4-litre unit, increasing its output from 148 hp to 168 hp in the process. This model also gets standard Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, not to mention LED fog lights.

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The RVR SEL AWC ($29,798) receives newly designed 18-inch alloy wheels and artificial suede seats, while the Limited Edition AWC ($30,798), which used to be called Black Edition, features a new knee pad with red stitching, a black headliner and a heated steering wheel.

These last two items also make their way into the top-line GT AWC ($33,998), along with a chrome beltline moulding. The “GT Premium” name has been dropped.

Finally, Mitsubishi RVR customers can choose from three new body colours including Red Diamond, Sunshine Orange and Oak Brown. As for the two engines we referred to earlier, both return for 2020 with the same performance figures and the same continuously variable transmission.

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