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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!

 

Make Eco-Friendly Driving Your Resolution: 2017 Lancer Efficiency

2017 Lancer efficiency

If you’re still looking for a New Year’s resolution, there’s still time. Consider getting the new 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer. This model comes with excellent fuel economy and lower emissions—which is great for the environment—and it’s also affordable and sporty. Treat yourself while also reducing your carbon footprint. What could be a better New Year’s resolution?

 

According to Mitsubishi, the 2017 Lancer efficiency is 27/34 mpg city/highway. Under the hood is a powerful 2.0-liter MIVEC engine that generates up to 148 horsepower. You can also opt for the 2.4-liter engine, though it doesn’t get the same fuel economy as the 2.0-liter. In addition to MIVEC engine technology, you can also get a continuously variable transmission to save on gas.

 

The new Mitsubishi Lancer also comes with an electronically controlled All-Wheel Control (AWC) system that monitors your driving and actively transfers power to wheels as needed. This means you can drive more effectively on slippery surfaces like gravel, dirt, and snow.

 

The 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer is great for virtually any driver. If you were thinking about getting a new car, now is the time to buy. The Lancer comes with the latest features, an eco-friendly design, and a truly enjoyable ride. Test drive this model today.

Nissan Takes Control of Mitsubishi for $2.3 Billion

Mitsubishi hasn’t been doing too hot in recent years with sales relatively stagnant and a fuel economy problem in Japan. While many enthusiasts didn’t have much hope for the future of the small Japanese underdog, Mitsubishi’s faults could lead to its growth. Nissan finalized its acquisition of a majority stake in the company in October and it seems to be going well so far.

Nissan Takes Control of MitsubishiRenault-Nissan added Mitsubishi to its list of partners to become the third largest auto group in the world, falling behind Toyota and Volkswagen. In total, Nissan spent a whopping $2.3 billion for a 34% stake in Mitsubishi.

Nissan plans to use the expertise of both companies to create a driving force in automotive markets around the world. Mitsubishi boasts a strong truck segment outside of the United States and Nissan could very well use that expertise to increase its offering in the truck-happy country.

In the same way, Nissan’s development of self-driving technology and Mitsubishi’s popular hybrid systems could lead to good things as well.

“We are going to show that Mitsubishi Motors has more potential than has been shown so far,” said Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault-Nissan.

When Nissan takes control of Mitsubishi, it can only lead to good things for the automotive industry as a whole.

We here at Coronet Mitsubishi are pumped to see what incredible things the future holds for Mitsubishi!

Mitsubishi GT-PHEV Concept Hints at the Outlander’s Future

Mitsubishi GT-PHEV Concept

Mitsubishi hasn’t exactly kept quiet about the future of the Outlander, one of its most popular vehicles. The fast-selling crossover is bound to have an interesting future, especially with the reveal of the latest concept at the Paris Motor Show. The Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept is the latest design to roll under the spotlights.

Mitsubishi already showed up two previous concepts of what the future of the Outlander could look like. The XR PHEV II at the Geneva Motor Show put an interesting spin on things. The EX concept took the stage at the Toyota Motor Show as well.

Now it’s the Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept’s turn.

The crossover’s shiny grill leads into a sleek, flowing design characterized by chiseled lines that lead the eye along the sides of the vehicle. The GT-PHEV concept reportedly uses three electric motors and a conventional 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine. The manufacturer-supplied battery is capable of reaching 75 miles on electricity alone.

The latest concept boasts a whole host of advanced technologies as well. That technology includes navigational-planning systems as well as all-wheel drive control to optimize performance.

Only time will tell which concept Mitsubishi will choose for the future of the Outlander crossover.

We here at Coronet Mitsubishi can’t wait to see what becomes of the Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept

New 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Earns Four-Star Safety Rating

new 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer

The new 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer offers drivers top safety features and now it has the backing of the federal government. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rates vehicles based on their standard equipment and crash test results. This year, the Mitsubishi Lancer brings more safety equipment to the compact sedan segment.

The NHTSA awarded the new Lancer with a four-star safety rating, just one star shy of the highest available five-star safety rating. In all, the Lancer earned a consistent four stars in the front, rollover, and side crash tests.

This year, the Mitsubishi Lancer comes stocked with standard safety equipment like seven airbags, antilock brakes, electronic stability control, and traction control. A rearview camera comes standard on all trim levels, a new feature for the 2017 model year. The Lancer also comes with a standard drive-side knee airbag as part of its seven-airbag system.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, another federal government agency, has yet to rate the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer. The 2016 model earned an Acceptable rating in the small-overlap crash test and a Good rating for all other tests.

Here at Coronet Mitsubishi, we’re pumped to see the new Lancer offering improved safety in the compact sedan segment!

Final Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Goes to Auction on eBay

Final Mitsubishi Lancer Evo

Well, folks, the final Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, one of the most loved compact cars is officially off the market. The Japanese automaker brought the legendary model’s legacy to a close via an eBay auction on September 15th. All proceeds from the auction benefited Feeding America Riverside and Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.

The final Mitsubishi Evo came in the form of the Lancer Evo X Final Edition. Only 1,600 units left the production line with the final model heading to eBay. It eventually sold for a whopping $76,400, an amount that will surely help those in need.

The Final Edition Evo was the best form of the compact car. It boasted 12 hp over the standard model as well as a five-speed manual transmission. Other standard features included Bilstein shocks, Brembo brakes, and Eibach springs.

The Final Edition model is largely considered a collectible due to the limited production run and upgraded performance features. The car itself boasts a sleek sporty design that makes this model one to remember.

As the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo drives off into the sunset, it’s good to know that the final model will help feed those in need.

We here at Coronet Mitsubishi are sad to see such an amazing car leave the production line for good.

2017 Mirage Test Drive: Sporty Feel, High-Tech Features

2017 Mirage test drive

The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage is one of the most popular cars on the market thanks to its compact design, affordable pricing, and quality materials. This model comes with several improvements from the last model year, including upgraded technologies, a refreshed look, and an extensive new warranty.

According to the Portland Tribute, the vehicle is a breeze to drive. After a 2017 Mirage test drive, auto writer Jim Redden notes that, “in truth, the 2017 Mirage is better than most of those cars, if only because it has more standard safety equipment. But it’s also more environmentally sensitive, getting much better mileage than its predecessors, and even more than some hybrids.”

Under the hood of the Mirage is a small yet powerful 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine that is paired with a continuously variable transmission. This fuel-sipping powertrain isn’t designed for the racetrack, but it’s still great for city and highway driving. Best of all, its lightweight design gives the Mirage an added kick and better handling.

There are even some high-tech features and premium materials available on the new 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage. This includes 15-inch wheels, fog lights, color-keyed mirrors, heated seating, and a 6.5-inch display screen. You can even get Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, and more.

What’s not to like about the new Mitsubishi Mirage? Get yours today before they’re gone

 

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