New Outlander PHEV Finally Comes to U.S.

It’s been years since Mitsubishi debuted its best-selling Outlander nameplate, which became in other countries, one of the most innovative models in the SUV’s lineup. And, finally the automaker is bringing this innovation stateside. The new Outlander PHEV for 2018 will provide the American auto market with a unique plug-in hybrid option for consumers looking for an affordable, family-friendly SUV.

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The industry, admittedly, now has a few plug-in hybrids among the SUV segment, but the Outlander beat all of them to the punch in other countries—and, of course, none of them are as affordable as the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. In fact, most of them are in the luxury class, like Mercedes-Benz or BMW. It’s also the only PHEV with a DC fast charger, which can replenish fully in about four hours. It also features six different power regeneration modes you can select behind the wheel, and while the EPA hasn’t tested the Outlander yet, European numbers say you can get up to 33 mpg on the road.*

 

The new Outlander PHEV also provides plenty of flexibility and cargo space despite the placement of its battery pack, and there’s also plenty of driver assist safety systems packed into the 2018 model. Come see it for yourself when it launches at Coronet Mitsubishi.

 

*EU testing.

Mitsubishi to Unveil New Electric Crossover at Tokyo Auto Show

A few years ago, the Mitsubishinew electric crossover - Coronet Mitsubishi - Peru, IL Outlander and Outlander Sport took the crossover segment by storm and revitalized Mitsubishi’s sales strategy. The brand decided to totally overhaul their lineup and introduce several new entries to the SUV and CUV segment over the coming years. One of these entries will include a new electric crossover. This monthOctober of 2017 Mitsubishi plans on finally unveiling this electric crossover at the upcoming Tokyo Auto Show.

The new crossover will go by the name of “e-Evolution,” a nod to the Lancer Evolution performance sedan that was finally retired recently after decades of being on the market. The e-Evolution concept reportedly will feature a “low-slung,” coupe-like design, as well as a powertrain that combines Mitsubishi’s sophisticated 4WD system with an electric motor. Additionally, Mitsubishi representatives hint, the e-Evolution will offer some kind of semi-autonomous driving feature, according to MotorAuthority.com Writer Viknesh Vijayenthiran.

The Tokyo Auto Show won’t be open for public viewing until Oct. 25, at which point we will have access to much more information about the new electric crossover from Mitsubishi. However, the e-Evolution as we know it may experience some changes from the auto show concept to the production line. In the meantime, try checking out any of Mitsubishi’s other great crossovers, such as the famous Outlander Sport, here at Coronet Mitsubishi.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Shortlisted for the 2017 Golden Steering Wheel Awards

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The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is scheduled to be the next addition to the Japanese brand’s lineup. The new model brings a streamlined look and slots between the Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport crossovers. The upcoming crossover will also feature top technologies. All of that and more resulted in it being shortlisted for the 2017 Golden Steering Wheel Awards.

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Although its United Kingdom launch is still five months out, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has been shortlisted in the Small SUV category. Votes can be cast by going to www.autoexpress.co.uk/gsw.

The Golden Steering Wheel Awards point out the best new models among five popular categories. Once a vehicle is nominated, drivers are allowed to vote for their favorite. Vehicles that get the most votes become finalists and are then put through a rigorous test by judges from Germany, France, and the United Kingdom. The vehicle that performs the best takes the coveted award.

“The Eclipse Cross has generated a huge amount of interest and this nomination proves just how eagerly awaited it is as well as the impact it is destined to have on its segment,” said Lance Bradley, Managing Direct of Mitsubishi Motors in the United Kingdom.

We here at Coronet Mitsubishi of Peru can’t wait to see the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross in person!

An Overview of 2017 Outlander Reviews

With tons of websites listing their reviews of the latest cars, it can be difficult to know what to believe. That’s why we at Coronet Mitsubishi have compiled some comments from the industry’s leading sources about the 2017 Outlander. This includes 2017 Outlander reviews from Edmunds, U.S. News & World Report, Car and Driver, and Motor Trend.

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According to Edmunds, one of the best things about the 2017 Outlander is its impressive list of standard features. There’s no need to purchase extra upgrades and packages, as the standard features list is quite extensive. You’ll find standard three-row seating, automatic climate control to keep everyone comfortable, smartphone connectivity for extended media options, and a built-in backup camera for better safety.

U.S. News & World Report reviewers noted that the quiet cabin is perfect for families who enjoy a relaxing ride, while the high-quality interior materials will wrap you in comfort. U.S. News & World Report reviewers also commented that the standard three-row seating is an added perk, offering enough space for up to seven people.

The famed Car and Driver magazine made similar comments as Edmunds and U.S. News & World Report, but the reviewers also mentioned that the “handling is composed,” offering added control and stability even on slippery surfaces. Additionally, the affordable base price is notable, especially considering the extensive standard features.

Finally, Motor Trend reviewers commented on the minimalist interior design, a modern look that’s bound to set Mitsubishi apart from other brands. You’ll also enjoy the great fuel economy to help you save at the pump, and the roomy interior is perfect for cargo or added seating.

It can be hard to know if you want a car based on comments and reviews, and that’s one reason we encourage you to plan a test drive. You can see the Outlander’s comfort and styling in person, and you can also get a feel for the quality build and quiet cabin design.

Will the Future Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution “Crossover” to the Other Side?

Sometimes, people get names just right, and now it would seem that Mitsubishi had itself one of those undeniable “got-it-right” moments, years after it first introduced the Mitsubishi Lancer “Evolution” back in 2015.
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What started off as just idle gossip is turning out to be true: the future Mitsubishi Lancer Evo will in fact evolve into a crossover! The new build will carry forth the high performance and athleticism of the Mitsubishi Lancers of times gone by, only now with what we’re assuming will be increased power and capability. Unfortunately, we’ll probably have to wait another three to six years before we see the crossover on the road.

The Mitsubishi Lancer is one of Mitsubishi’s most well-known vehicles. Since its introduction in 1973, it has upheld the promise of its ultra-athletic styling with sporty performance and surprising kick for a compact car. We’ve always enjoyed connecting drivers with their dream rides here at Coronet Mitsubishi — lucky for us, the Mitsubishi Lancer has consistently made that task fairly easy.

If you just can’t wait the few years it will take for Mitsubishi to roll out the all-new Mitsubishi Lancer Evo crossover, then stop by Coronet Mitsubishi today and see all the other incredible Mitsubishi models we have in stock.

Mitsubishi Outlander Keiko Special Edition Arrives in UK

The Mitsubishi Outlander has taken the affordable crossover segment by storm in the United States, but it’s doing well in the United Kingdom as well. In fact, the Outlander is doing so well that the automaker decided to launch a special edition model across the pond. Meet the new Mitsubishi Outlander Keiko.

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The new model offers advanced refinement and includes luxury features such as leather seats and Smartphone integration software. Drivers will also enjoy a 6.5-inch touchscreen, dual-zone air conditioning, seating for up to seven passengers, and Brake Auto Hold.

The Outlander Keiko features a standard 2.2-liter diesel engine mated to either an automatic or manual transmission. That engine earns up to an EPA-estimated 53 MPG Combined*. The Outlander Keiko boasts standard four-wheel drive for increasing handling and capability.

With plenty of standard technologies, the Outlander Keiko offers an electronic parking brake, rear parking sensors, keyless operation with stop/start capability, and more. When it comes to traveling, the special edition model comes well-equipped with satellite navigation and the Mitsubishi Global Navigation Unit.

At Coronet Mitsubishi, we are excited to see these fantastic features make their way to the United States!

 

Mitsubishi’s First Production Model Remade

There aren’t many automakers that can claim to be a whopping 100 years old, but Mitsubishi certainly can. The Japanese automaker started operations in 1917, with a car that saw a very short production run. Now, a century later, Mitsubishi’s first production model is getting a new powertrain and modern technology as a celebration of the anniversary.

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The 1917 Model A saw a production run of just 22 units and marked the Mitsubishi brand’s entrance into the automotive industry. As the first model on the Japanese automaker’s lineup, it only makes sense to recreate it in time for the 100th anniversary celebration.

The custom Model A will be built by West Coast Customs and will feature original looks with a definitive technology upgrade.

The original 2.8-liter four-cylinder engine produced just 35 hp and wouldn’t keep pace with even the slowest competitors on the modern road. The new Model A will feature a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine mated to two electric motors, otherwise known as a hybrid powertrain.

The new Mitsubishi Model A will most certainly be a top attraction for the brand’s centennial. While just 22 units wasn’t much, it was enough to launch the Mitsubishi brand into becoming one of the most value-oriented automakers of the modern age.

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross First Look

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Mitsubishi pulled out all the stops with the unveiling of the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross at the Geneva Motor Show. A revival of the old sports car’s name, the Eclipse Cross comes to the market as a four-door crossover, but the Japanese automaker clearly has much more planned. Even so, the all-new Eclipse Cross has the makings of a hit vehicle all on its own.

 

The new crossover will land between the Outlander Sport and standard Outlander, when it comes to size. The stylish model boasts a refined roofline that can easily compete with premium coupe SUVs that are currently on the market. Drivers will experience Mitsubishi’s advanced all-wheel drive system to the fullest.

 

The new Eclipse Cross lands with a standard 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. While there’s no word on if we’ll see it here in the United States, there’s also an optional 2.2-liter diesel engine.

A sporty engine beneath the hood of such a stylish crossover is just the beginning. If the vehicle is a hit, Mitsubishi is considering adding a two-door model to the lineup. High sales could also lead to a revival of the Ralliart nameplate.

 

The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is scheduled for a global launch sometime in early 2018. Here at Coronet Mitsubishi, we’re pumped for the arrival of the new vehicle from Mitsubishi!

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A Look Into the Past: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Wagon vs. Subaru Forester STI Wagon

What happens when you compare two Japanese wagons in the automaker industry? The website carthrottle.com recently took a close look at the Subaru Forester STI and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Wagon.

 

The Subaru Forester STI is a fast, sporty and practical wagon that offers a nimble, exhilarating ride. It’s out of production, but was for some time a practical family vehicle that offered a fun, fast-paced side as well. However, the Subaru Forester STI sacrificed fuel economy for capability, which isn’t always a good thing in a family wagon.

Subaru Forester STI Wagon

 

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution was a speedy sports sedan that is no longer being manufactured today. But for a short, brief period, the manufacturer offered the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution in wagon form. When carthrottle.com tested the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Wagon, they discovered that this option offers even sharper handling, a better grip on the road, and firmer, better suspension. The Lancer Evolution Wagon sits lower to the ground and provides a lively, fast, and exhilarating driving experience.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Wagon

At Coronet Mitsubishi, we like to look back at some of the great Mitsubishi options that had their spotlight in the past. It’s not always about the latest and greatest. Sometimes it’s also about those little, individual, innovative moments that make up a brand’s identity.

The Outlander Sport Limited Edition: Premium Design and Features

Outlander Sport Limited Edition

The new Outlander Sport Limited Edition trim level was recently revealed for the 2017 model year. This trim is one step above the ES base, offering a distinct style and added technologies. You won’t want to leave the driver’s seat of the new Limited Edition.

 

According to Mitsubishi, this model comes with tons of new features. This includes alloy trim and wheels, added fog lamps, HID lighting, and a rearview camera. You’ll also find Limited Edition badging to showcase this model’s exceptional design. The interior has renewed styling as well, with black fabric, red stitching, and aluminum trim.

 

“As the brand sales leader, Outlander Sport does an exemplary job of offering consumers unmatched value at an attractive price,” said Don Swearingen, executive vice president and chief operating officer, MMNA. “We’ve now taken that approach one step further by integrating additional standard equipment and technology into the Limited Edition at a price point that is unprecedented within the broader CUV segment.”

 

This model should be available through this model year, offering premium quality and design. Plus, the new Limited Edition has added prestige since only a few will be made, making the new Outlander Sport truly unique. We can’t wait to see this model in action.

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