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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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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

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.

The Mitsubishi XM Concept: A Truly Modern Crossover

Mitsubishi XM Concept

The Mitsubishi XM Concept recently debuted at the Indonesia International Auto Show. Based on the eX vehicle revealed last year, this new SUV concept is causing quite a stir. With premium features, a crossover design, and the latest high-tech gadgets, you are bound to fall in love with this model at first sight.

According to AutoCar, the XM Concept will have a versatile design thanks to its crossover style, wide body, and seating for up to seven. It will also have a new dashboard that spans the width of the car, and an elevated center console. Best of all, the interior will also have a high-contrast color scheme, with black, white, and silver accents for an especially refined look.

As of now there is little information about the powertrain under the hood. However, the eX that was revealed last year had an electric motor with all-wheel drive—perhaps foreshadowing what’s under the hood of the XM. The XM could also come with an advanced hybrid design to reduce fuel consumption and pollution.

The exterior is perhaps one of the most striking aspects, with thick tires, sweeping contours, and a tall ride height. The lighting is minimalistic and modern, while the wheels come with a special design to make them truly stand out. We can’t wait to see the new Mitsubishi XM Concept in action

The Mitsubishi Grand Tourer Hybrid SUV to Debut at Paris Auto Show

Mitsubishi Grand Tourer hybrid SUV

Mitsubishi has a lineup filled with some pretty advanced vehicles. One of its most advanced and most popular models is the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, which demonstrates what Mitsubishi is capable of achieving in the world of hybrid and electric vehicles. Mitsubishi is now getting ready to reveal yet another hybrid vehicle for its vehicle lineup.

According to a news report from Digital Trends, the Mitsubishi Grand Tourer Hybrid SUV will debut at the Paris Auto Show.

The Paris Auto Show is regarded as one of the most popular auto shows in the world, and it is a fantastic venue for the reveal of the Mitsubishi Grand Tourer Concept.

Details about the Grand Tourer have been scarce, as Mitsubishi is pretty tight-lipped about its concept vehicles. However, the most common report about the Grand Tourer is that it will be a plug-in hybrid model, capable of driving entirely on electric power for a limited amount of miles.

The Mitsubishi Grand Tourer Concept has also been described as a luxury SUV, adding the value of comfort to the already anticipated vehicle.

We look forward to hearing more about the latest concept vehicle from Mitsubishi as the Paris Auto Show approaches this fall. Stay tuned for more details about the Mitsubishi Grand Tourer Concept!

The New 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4: A Better Economy Sedan

new 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4

Mitsubishi has always been a popular brand. Its vehicles have excelled in every class that they are a part of. Now, Mitsubishi is entering the world of economy sedans in hopes of enticing another demographic of drivers. Its secret weapon: the new 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4.

According to an article from CheatSheet, the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 offers more to drivers looking for an economy sedan.

The Mirage G4 model takes the aspects of the Mitsubishi Mirage and alters them in order to create an inexpensive, yet technologically advanced compact vehicle. By equipping the inexpensive Mirage G4 with all of this technology, Mitsubishi has created one of the best values on the road!

Even though it is a compact car, the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 offers drivers plenty of space inside, with best-in -class legroom for passengers and a spacious 12.3 cubic ft. trunk.

Meanwhile, the 2017 Mirage G4 model includes some of Mitsubishi’s best safety technologies. Its Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body frame is designed to protect drivers in the case of an accident thanks to strategic crumple zones. Mirage G4 drivers also have access to optional safety technologies like a Rearview Camera.

All of these features come added to the most affordable model in the Mitsubishi lineup. That kind of value is what makes the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 one of the most sought-after vehicles in the automotive world!

Mitsubishi-Nissan Deal Could Help Both Automakers

Mitsubishi-Nissan Deal

It’s no secret that Mitsubishi is a much smaller automaker than big-time competitors like Nissan, but a new deal could change all that. Nissan has agreed to take a 34% stake in Mitsubishi amid the smaller automaker’s most recent scandal. While the deal may seem one-sided at first, both companies could benefit greatly from the latest Mitsubishi-Nissan deal.

Mitsubishi and Nissan already develop and manufacture products thanks to a 2011 partnership. That deal doesn’t include any shareholding but the new deal does. Under the idea of regaining the public’s trust, Mitsubishi sold Nissan $2.2 billion worth of shares, allowing Japan’s second-largest automaker to take the wheel.

Under the new deal, Nissan effectively bails out Mitsubishi and can elect up to one-third of the board. They also gain new access to other Asian markets, like China, where Mitsubishi vehicles are incredibly popular. The two will also jointly develop new technology as well.

In return, Mitsubishi, which posted its first loss in years just a few weeks ago, received enough money to compensate customers. By giving Nissan at 34% stake, Mitsubishi also joins the Nissan-Renault alliance. Nissan holds a 15% stake in the French automaker while Renault has a 43% stake in Nissan.

Here at Coronet Mitsubishi, we can’t wait to see what comes of the new deal!

Mitsubishi-Nissan Deal

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Earns NEMPA Yankee Value Award

NEMPA Yankee Value Award

Mitsubishi has been more focused on quality in recent years and now, for the second year in a row, one the brand’s most popular vehicles is receiving top recognition. The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport took home the NEMPA Yankee Value Award. Awarded by the New England Motor Press Association, the top prize isn’t given to just any vehicle.

The NEMPA takes New England’s spirit of perseverance seriously and to earn the award, a vehicle must show that perseverance as well. The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is practically the definition of perseverance. Featuring a standard 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, it’s easily one of the most value-oriented vehicles on the market, let alone the crossover segment.

Boasting a long list of features, like a rearview camera, heated front seats, and available all-wheel drive, the Outlander Sport was a shoo-in for the award. Combined with an incredible amount of cargo space and available roof racks, going further is a standard feature.

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport proved itself to be one of the most quality-driven, reliably-made, and competitively-priced vehicles on the market. By creating such a top-notch vehicle, Mitsubishi continues to offer customers the best crossover on the market.

Here at Coronet Mitsubishi, we have the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport in stock!

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