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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’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.

Mitsubishi's First Production Model - Coronet Mitsubishi - Peru, IL

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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