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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.

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.

Bold Changes for the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer

The Lancer, Mitsubishi’s bold take on the compact car, has been redesigned for the 2016 year. Lots of aesthetic and strategic improvements have been introduced, sure to help the Mitsubishi Lancer remain as viable an option as it’s ever been for those buyers interested in capability, practicality and affordability.

Changes for the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer include updated standard interior features. For the ES trim level, drivers can now enjoy the FUSE Hands-free Link System, providing crisp and reliable smartphone integration, as well as automatic air condition climate control.

The top trim level GT features all the toys to make for an exceptionally sporty and fun drive. There is sport-tuned suspension and larger disc brakes. The exterior gets some enhancements too with the addition of 18 inch two-tone alloy wheels, sunroof, and rear spoiler.

As a press release from Mitsubishi reminds us, the Mitsubishi Lancer has a long history of being one of the safest cars on the road. Including for the 2015 model year, the Lancer has consistently been recognized as an IIHS “Top Safety Pick.” The latest Lancer stands to continue that tradition with the inclusion of standard features like Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) safety body construction system.

Bowing Out Loud: Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Final Edition

The Lancer Evo final edition is sad to see, but there have been some good times.

We bid a final farewell to this Mitsubishi monster.

It’s time to say goodbye to the beloved Mitsubishi monster we’ve come to know and love as the Lancer Evolution. Mitsubishi began taking orders in the Japanese market for the high performance sedan’s Final Edition. Currently listing at just over $33,000 (at current exchange rates), the Lancer Evo Final Edition is generating quite a bit of buzz stateside.

10 generations of the turbocharged all-wheel drive sedan have touched hearts around the world so it really is no surprise the Final Edition is drawing attention. The discontinuation marks Mitsubishi’s move into the SUV and crossover markets. While the automaker did debut a 480 hp Evo at the Tokyo Auto Salon earlier this year, the Final Edition isn’t that powerful.

The Final Edition’s 2L turbocharged engine will rock sodium-filled exhaust valves for maximum output at high engine speeds. Expect a smoother ride if you do manage to get behind the wheel of a Final Edition model – Bilstein shocks, Eibach springs, and Brembo two-piece ventilated front brake discs will roll out on high performance tires.

Inside you can expect black leather with red stitching. On the center console you’ll find something special and limited to only the Final Edition. A plaque with the vehicle’s serial will serve as both identification and in memory of the Lancer Evolution.

There’s no word on when the United States will see open ordering for the Final Edition but you can expect the high performance sedan to bow out on all cylinders.

Mitsubishi Reveals Plan to Build Only New SUV Models from Now On

Mitsubishi is set to focus hard on new SUV models.

Get ready for more SUVs and fewer sedans from Mitsubishi.

The Mitsubishi brand has long made some of the world’s greatest sedans and SUVs, but now they are turning their full attention to the latter. Despite the popularity of vehicles like the Lancer EVO, Mitsubishi’s plan is to stop all production of sedans and focus solely on building new SUV models.

“There are two reasons for that [the production changes],” said Mitsubishi president Tetsuro Aikawa, speaking at the Geneva Motor Show. “One…is because, concerning the investment on development, we’d like to concentrate on SUV, PHEVs, and EVs.” It’s hard to argue with that logic—especially when the brand new Mitsubishi Outlander is so impressive.

“The second reason,” Aikawa continued, “is because sedan…is a very high competition at the moment.” In other words, Mitsubishi is going to let other brands beat themselves up over the sedan market, while they steadily build the most impressive and extensive range of SUVs in the world. We’ll see new models, PHEV and EV capability, new features, and who knows what else.

Here at Coronet of Peru, we’re excited to see what Mitsubishi comes up with in future years in the SUV segment. For now, though, if you really want a Lancer, there are no plans to stop production of the current model—they just won’t be making a new model. So come see us today to get yours before they are gone.

Mitsubishi Final Evolution X Concept Debut Happens in Tokyo

Mitsubishi lovers everywhere are experiencing a bittersweet moment. The Japanese carmaker has finally introduced the final Evolution X concept to the world, and it’s a beauty. The Mitsubishi Final Evolution X concept debut, which happened at the Tokyo Auto Salon earlier this month, showcases exactly why so many people love the Evo. With a combination of more horsepower, a better suspension, and a variety of features, the final concept Evolution might just be the best one yet.

The newest Evo X is based on a five-speed GSR, offering a 2.0-liter engine that churns out 473 horsepower after an ECU tune and a new HKS turbo. Helping the car perform even better are larger intakes and intercoolers, an upgraded cooling system and exhaust, along with an adjustable suspension. The concept car is finished off with a bit of matte and gloss black paint and chrome trim, adding a menacing feel to the car.

With these features, there’s no denying the Evolution will go out with a bang. To see the model’s last hurrah, you will have to wait until next June. Until then, stop into Coronet of Peru and give our models a test drive.

Take a Look at a Possible Next-Generation Mitsubishi Lancer

Late last year, we learned that Mitsubishi would be sourcing a replacement for the current Lancer from the Renault-Nissan alliance, most likely based on either the Renault Fluence or Nissan Sentra. With that information in hand, and based on the dramatic styling of the Mitsubishi Evo X Final Concept, digital expert Theophilus Chin has created what he sees as the next-generation Mitsubishi Lancer.

His design borrows styling cues from the Outlander PHEV Concept S. You can see the obvious influence on the front end with the almost X-shaped cutout in the nose. Imagine having something like this sitting in your garage.

We love this design and think it would be a great addition to the Mitsubishi lineup. An all-new Lancer could debut as early as next year and then go on sale in 2016 as a 2017 model.

What do you think of this proposed design for a future Mitsubishi Lancer? Do you think this dramatic design language will help reinvigorate the brand?

More Details Revealed about Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Special Action

Before the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution takes a bow and disappears backstage forevermore, it will give one last show of talent—one last memorable flourish. Mitsubishi is calling it the Special Action. This exclusive edition will show the world just how special the Evo really was, and that Mitsubishi really does care about the fans of the superb performance sedan.

What exactly the Special Action will entail is mostly unknown, but it is on a lot of people’s minds. It certainly is here at Coronet of Peru. This curiosity was clearly evidenced during a Q&A session at Jalopnik involving Executive Vice-President of Mitsubishi North America, Don Swearingen. AutooMobile tells us “one of the more popular questions that the fans wanted to ask is what can to expect from the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Special Action.”

Probably most important to interested parties is that there will only be 200 of these bad boys released. Swearingen also explained the Evo Special Action “will come in with an engine that have been upgraded to produce more power and will be mated to a GSR five speed transmission.”

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