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First-Ever 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition on Sale

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The first ever Final Edition model of the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution with a US0001 serial number is still up for grabs. Only 1,600 units of the car were created, so this surely is a good catch for collectors.

According to Road & Track, the same Evo was auctioned in late 2015. The car was brought by the Brooklyn Mitsubishi dealership. The price of the car was only $46,200, and the proceeds of the sale all went to charity.

The report said the last Evo was sold on eBay back in 2016. Therefore, private sellers of the car are already hard to come by. However, the first Evo Final Edition model remains with Brooklyn Mitsubishi, for those who are interested.

It remains unsold after their acquisition of the auto from the auction, and it was recently spotted on Autotrader being sold for $47,888. What perplexes us though is that Brooklyn Mitsubishi listed the Evo with an $87,888 price tag. We reached the dealership for clarification but they haven’t responded to the query yet.

Highlights of the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition (US0001)

Looking at the photos of the Evo on sale, it still appears new and the plastic covers on its upholstery can be seen in its cabin. All the stickers, badges and plaque are intact as well.

The car is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 303 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, its clock indicated that it only ran 35 miles.

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Now Has More Capabilities

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The current-generation Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has received very good reviews from critics and car enthusiasts alike. It was efficient, functional, fun to drive, and a relatively affordable plug-in hybrid, midsize, crossover option. For the 2019 model-year, on its home market in Japan, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is receiving a slew of updates—more electric power, a bigger gas engine, a bigger battery, better suspension, two new drive modes, and a number of design tweaks.

The car’s battery capacity has been increased to 13.8 kWh from 12 kWh. That will allow the car’s electric driving range to power to 40.4 miles from the regular 37.8 miles. There is also a boost in power coming from the rear electric motor/generator, and the gas engines increase its displacement from 2.0 liter to 2.4 liters.

There are new driving modes for this model—the Sport and Snow modes. Its 4WD Lock has also been adjusted to enable the better handling of poor road surfaces. This means the midsize crossover will be more than capable to handle off-road conditions.

To do this, the Japanese automaker must fit the Outlander PHEV with larger front and rear dampers with a new type of damper valve. For better steering feel and response, it will also come packed with a faster steering ratio and retuned electric power steering control.

For the exterior, the Outlander PHEV is now fitted with full LED headlights, an updated grille in front, and a new rear spoiler that improves aerodynamics and gives the midsize crossover a sportier look.

The cabin’s seats get leather wrapping with a diamond-quilt pattern. The door trim follows the same design. The front seats have been reshaped for added support.

These updates will likely make Mitsubishi’s midsize crossover more attractive for those looking for functionality and design. These updates are being offered to its Japanese market for now, but we think it’s more than likely we’ll see them in US soil.

Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept Unveiled in Japan

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The Mitsubishi e-Evolution was just unveiled this week at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. The auto is still in its concept stage but it promises to bring in high-performance elements similar to the discontinued Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.

The Mitsubishi e-Evolution was classified by its maker as a crossover SUV. As the small letter “e” in its name implies, it is powered by electricity. The concept marks the Japanese brand’s first time to integrate EV technology with a high-performance vehicle.

According to a report, the e-Evolution makes use of three electric motors. The concept follows the same setup of the Lancer Evo, except that this one is electrified. Two of its motors are mounted to the rear wheels for better distribution of power and improved handling. Then the crossover possesses a four-wheel drive system.

The battery pack for the electric motors of the vehicle is located in the middle part of its base just under the floor. Mitsubishi said that it is to allow a better center of gravity for the auto.

The e-Evolution is equipped with an AI package. The source said that the AI analyzes the skill of the crossover’s driver. After that, it uses its assessment in its “coaching function”, which recommends ways for the driver on how to go about the various road conditions. The aim of such feature is to make the handling of the auto enjoyable and safe to the driver even if he or she does not have the skills of the racing driver.

Since Mitsubishi is now a part of the Renault-Nissan alliance, it is expected that some of the technologies found in the coming EV will also appear in the future vehicles of Renault and Nissan under a different name.

Photos

The pictures below show the concept form of the Mitsubishi e-Evolution:

3 Key Features of the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

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For an estimated starting price of $21,000, is the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross worth every penny?

1. Design

Just when we thought that the Eclipse moniker is already dead after its production ended in 2011, Mitsubishi just revived the name for its new crossover utility vehicle (CUV). According to CarAndDriver, the company’s reason for carrying the name for their new product is its sloping roofline that is one of the key distinguishing features of the Eclipse coupe.

The Eclipse Cross sits between the Outlander Sport and the Outlander models in the hierarchy of Mitsubishi vehicles. The Eclipse Cross shares the same wheelbase measurement with the mentioned models at 105.1 inches.

The reviewer complained that the Eclipse Cross adopted too many styling factors from the Outlander and the Outlander Sport. The CUV only had a few design elements that set it apart from the two. In addition, the front grille of the auto bears a striking resemblance with the shape of the Lexus NX’s radiator grille.

2. Engine

The Eclipse Cross carries a 1.5-liter inline-four engine. The European model of the unit churns 161 hp at 5,500 rpm and 184 lb-ft of torque at 1,800 rpm. The company hadn’t released information yet about the configuration of the model bound to the U.S. but expect it to possess a boost in power.

The speed of the Mitsubishi CUV is delivered by a six-speed manual gearbox to the front wheels. The one in the U.S. market will likely come with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and an all-wheel version of the auto is also possible.

3. Interior

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The cockpit of the Eclipse Cross is a notch up compared to the Outlander. Then again, it was criticized for its heavy use of hard plastic and poor visibility of some of its controls. Despite that, the improved 7.0-inch touchscreen, head-up display, 360-degree camera, touchpad controller and adaptive cruise control make up for the issues.

The infotainment system of the CUV can be integrated with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. However, it lacks a native navigation system.

1917 Mitsubishi Model A Will Get Electric Car Treatment

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Mitsubishi Motors, formerly the Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Company, entered the automotive scene when it produced its first passenger vehicle, which is the 1917 Mitsubishi Model A. In celebration of the company’s centennial anniversary, it announced that it will release a plug-in version of the car.

Looking back at the history of the prestigious brand, the Model A was a four-door sedan measuring 103.9 inches in wheelbase, 150.8 inches long, 63.8 inches wide and 81.5 inches high. It has a curb weight of 2,899 lbs. The car carried a 2,765 cc inline-four engine with 35 hp and top speed of up to 97 km/h.

The car was produced from 1917 to 1921 and only 22 of them were made for customers. Due to the expensive production of the vehicle, Mitsubishi halted its production and it was not until 1960 when the company resumed its passenger car production with the Mitsubishi 500.

According to Inside EVs, the 1917 Mitsubishi Model A with plug-in hybrid powertrain is currently being made by West Coast Customs in Burbank, California. It is expected to be launched in summer. The progress of the car specialists will be shown during an episode of Inside West Coast Customs on the Velocity network.

The source said the revived Model A will make use of the automaker’s PHEV platform. Currently, the Mitsubishi Outlander makes use of the platform.

The PHEV platform is an interesting choice for the new Model A as it should be noted that the classic passenger car is actually as big as the common sport utility vehicles of today’s standards. It is worth mentioning that the Outlander is actually 105.1 inches in wheelbase, 184.8 inches long, 71.3 inches wide and 66.1 inches high. The curb weight of the auto is 3,768 lbs.

The integration of the PHEV platform with the 1917 Model A is truly an exciting feat for West Coast Customs as it will highlight both the past and present of the brand in one vehicle.

7 Important Stuff About the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

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The new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross was just unveiled. Let us take a look at the features, photos and other important stuff about the new sport utility vehicle of the giant Japanese automaker here.

1. Model Year

The new SUV will be carrying a 2018 model year.

2. Design

The Eclipse Cross features a sportier and more stylish appearance compared to the other SUVs of Mitsubishi. The auto borrows many elements found in the Mitsubishi XR-PHEV concept shown at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2013.

The front grille and headlamp layout of the Eclipse Cross also remind us of the ones found on the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV Evolution. It should be noted that car was featured in the virtual world of the Gran Turismo 6 video game released in 2013 for the Playstation 3. It was said to be an extension of the XR-PHEV concept.

The interior of the SUV showcases black leather surfaces matched with silver accents highlighting its important elements plus red stitching on the seats. A central display can be found in the middle of the dashboard with tablet-like design. The automaker claimed too that the rear seats of the vehicle offer a 60:40 split.

3. Engine

Two options are available for the powertrains of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. One is a 1.5-liter turbo petrol engine and the other is a 2.2-liter turbo diesel unit. The engine is paired with a four-wheel drive system.

4. Position in Hierarchy

The Eclipse Cross will bridge the gap between Mitsubishi’s Outlander Sport and the mid-size Outlander unit.

5. Debut

The debut of the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is scheduled on March 7 at the Geneva Motor Show.

6. Sale

The SUV is expected to hit Mitsubishi showrooms in the early part of 2018. Its market release in the US will probably come at a later date.

7. Photos

Check out the photos of the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross in the gallery below:

3 Things You Need To Know About The Upcoming Mitsubishi Crossover

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The US market is in need for a new car from Mitsubishi. Lucky for them, they can expect one during the Geneva Auto Show in March. The concept has been released, and it looks like it will fit the bill between the Outlander Sport and the Outlander.

The company’s last big auto-show production car was the Mirage hatchback back in 2013. But in just a few short months, the all-new vehicle is going to arrive in America and true enough, it’s going to be another Mitsubishi crossover.

Where It Will Fit In

The gap between the Outlander Sport and the Outlander is quite small to accommodate another model based on a report, so we’re a little bit curious as to how small or big the new crossover needs to be. The Outlander Sport is a five-seater and slightly larger than the “kings” of crossovers such as the Honda HR-V. The Outlander, on the other hand, is a seven-seater that is a bit bigger than other compact like the Honda CR-V.

This only means that Mitsubishi is looking at growing the Outlander and making the Outlander Sport smaller by 2018, when the two will get refreshed for that model year. It’s still unclear if the resize of the Outlander Sport and the Outlander will happen during the refresh or when it get fully redesigned later on,

What The Engine Is Going To Be Like

The engineers over at Mitsubishi have full control of the design and power of the crossover. Nissan, its new owner, did not intercede in this one. According to reports, the new crossover will use a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that will have more power than the current 2.4-liter four-cylinder that comes as standard on the Outlander and optional on the Outlander Sport.

The engine will give off around 166 to 168 horsepower and about 162 to 167 pound-feet of torque.

How Will It Look Like

The crossover will have Mitsubishi’s famed “diamond shield” grille design, and it might look a bit like the eX concept that was shown in 2016.

New Mitsubishi L200 Geoseek Concept Lands At The Geneva Motor Show

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Mitsubishi launched its new concept called the Geoseek at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show. The concept is based on the L200 Triton truck, which was last updated in 2015, but with a bespoke paint job, a roof rack, and a custom interior.

According to a report from TopSpeed, the automaker didn’t divulge much details about the Mitsubishi L200 Geoseek in its press release for the auto show, but it did say that the Geoseek Concept was designed to highlight the outdoor adventurous side of the truck. It also packs tough looking accessories to attract outdoor enthusiasts.

But beyond the fancy paintwork and updated grille, the L200 is a standard production truck. It has a total of three engine options, although Mitsubishi has not said which will be used for this model.

What it did say is that the truck can be bought either in 2WD or 4WD, though this L200 model might also come with a transfer case.

Right now, Mitsubishi has yet to announce if a production version of this concept will be available. And if it does, only those in Europe, Asia, Australia and South America would have a chance to get it.

Outside, the L200 Geoseek Concept takes the came for a special coat of a pearl grey body color with bright orange accents on the fog light surrounds, mirror caps, side steps, wheels, fender flairs, tailgate spoiler, and rear bumper.

There’s also a roof-mounted cargo basket, a custom-built roof rack that sports off-road lights and grab handles, and a front grille with custom-made mesh.

Inside, you’ll most probably find an all-black interior with some orange accents to match the exterior. Mitsubishi hasn’t releases any photos of the truck’s interior, but the seats are said to have a suede-like center section with a “functional covering that aids in temperature control” along the side bolsters.

As mentioned above, the L200 Geoseek Concept will use either of the three engines–the standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine that produces 130 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque, the 2.5-liter turbodiesel unit that makes 175 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, or 2.4-liter MIVEC four-cylinder turbodiesel with a variable-geometry turbo.

The third one, the most modern engine, produces 133 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque.

Transmission options are a six-speed manual gearbox and a six-speed automatic.

Get Ready for 2016 Mitsubishi SUV

Motor enthusiasts haven’t heard much from Mitsubishi’s end in a long time. Agreed. When it comes to launching new cars, we can safely state that the company has not given us much to talk about, of late. That is not to question its merit but true enough we have been all ears and no news has hit us since Pajero Sport SUV, which was very well-received. However, on the new offering front, the company is going to delight us. Hold your breath for you will get a satisfying dose of 2016 Mitsubishi SUV, is when it will all unravel in front of the world.

And this grand beginning of a new era starts this very year with the launch of the automatic transmission version of the Pajero Sport. Of course, it will be followed by an amazing trail of new offerings. 2016 Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback happens to be just one of them. It appears to be a strong contender, a magic machine. One thing that you need to bear in mind is that the name Mirage was used for Mitsubishi Lancer Sedan. However, it now refers to the ultra-new compact Hatchback. The news of Mirage hitting the roads has got the car lovers talking enthusiastically. Their eyes are now focused on 2016 Mitsubishi SUVs, we just can’t wait any longer, they say!

Mirage seems to be just one of the gifts in a mammoth package. We will tell you why we say so. A little birdie has revealed that Mitsubishi’s top official have, in deed, spoken about the company’s plans of working on a new business strategy, particularly for Indian markets. This strategy, the details of which are left to our imagination, is going to change the way Indian roads look. There were many takers for Mitsubishi Pajero here and it can be assumed that any new 2016 Mitsubishi SUV is likely to get a glad-hand. That the dealers in Asian markets will get to sell around 5 models by the year 2016 is what has been floating in the air. Most of these models will be imported from ASEAN markets. Clearly, if there is even an iota of truth in what we have heard, the likes of Maruti Celerio, Hyundai i10 in Indian sub-continent are likely to suffer. For, to contest them there is the new 2016 Mitsubishi Mirage which is powered by a 77bhp, 1.2 litre, three-cylinder petrol engine, not to mention the rich look that every Mitsubishi machine boasts of. Wait till we tell you about a manual gearbox and a CVT automation option, too.

So, car lovers, here is a what we should learn. If we don’t hear from one of our favourite car manufacturing companies for too long, we shouldn’t assume it is resting or just content with its last offering. In the year 2016 Mitsubishi SUVs, Mirage included, are going to grace the roads. All those who were disappointed or just wondering what the company was up to, here is the answer and an impressive one, at that.

2015 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

For 2015, Mitsubishi has played safe and has entered the market with its 2015 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport SUV to take on the new players of SUV segment. This year Mitsubishi has given prime importance to safety and for that they have made Pajero in two toned metal body making it capable to take any land without facing any kind of glitch. The advanced technology Mitsubishi has introduced in the engine for its 2015 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport enables it to deliver excellent acceleration and torque while on road. The four cylinder injection engine is powerful enough to generate 118.5bhp with the amazing rate of 4000 mp. Most beneficial for this 2015 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is its transmission and suspension technology which is meant to handle all kinds of road terrains along with its classy features like leather upholstery, sporty cockpit and adjustable cushion seats for comfortable riding.

If you take a brief look at the exterior of 2015 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, you will be completely mesmerized by its modified handles, view mirrors, dazzling color selection and its well garnished chrome doors which make it completely irresistible. The diesel engine of Pajero Sport has the power to generate 11 bhp without blink. It is fitted with the most extraordinary safety fittings which are powered by its 4X4 pioneering technology, which enables it to protect against collisions with its enhanced safety equipments that have the capacity to absorb strong collision impacts. The rigid and secure cabin has been designed in such a manner that the chances of head injuries after any accident have decreased to much extent. Also, the car makes has placed its fuel tank so impressively that if the car collides with something the chances of fuel leakage are very minimal.

Mitsubishi is planning to make 2015 Pajero Sport available for its customers in town kinds which are mostly expected to be 3.2 DID. The benefit that is surely going to reap positive results for Pajero in the long run is use of advanced technology especially in rail which allows he heavy duty vehicle to reach all kinds of places smoothly and that too in a fast paced mood. Apart from being unique in its modeling and style, 2015 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is also safe and secure making it rank high on the safety assurance segment which has become quite an important factor these days for SUV buyers.

Additional features that make 2015 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport an every inch worthwhile car includes its ASTC technology which is directly responsible for its remarkable safety features and also provides assistance in regulating force when the driver applies brake to each and every wheel, thus guaranteeing complete safety. ASTC also reduces the risk factors which eventually lead to the slippery tire surface. So, my take is you should definitely go and steal a look at 2015 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport whenever its going to hit the market because it will be among the SUVs that will benefit its buyers the most. So, just wait and watch for the real storm to hit the market with 2105 Mitsubishi sport.

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