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

 

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!

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Breaks 100,000 Sales

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV hasn’t even hit American pavement yet, but it’s already red hot elsewhere in the world. It’s only the fourth plug-in electric car ever to break 100,000 sales.

Currently available in Europe and Japan, it had a reported 101,900 sales through this past March, and that number continues to climb. It falls only behind the Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, and the Chevrolet Volt in global plug-in sales.

But, what makes Mitsubishi an even higher competitor is that while the others reached their sales with the help of the American market, Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV isn’t even here yet. And until last year, the U.S. was the world’s largest market for plug-ins.

Once the Outlander PHEV gets here, we should see an even greater surge in its numbers. For now, the Outlander has been quite the success overseas, becoming the bestselling plug-in hybrid in Europe. Japan had 33,741 sales of the car, showing their push for environmental improvement.

A benefit of Mitsubishi’s cars is their affordability. While many other automakers plan or are already producing plug-in hybrids, few offer them as inexpensively as Mitsubishi does.

So, when the Outlander PHEV finally arrives, will you be ready to call it yours?

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage

The all-new 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage is here and ready to take on the world. Forget the Mirage of the past, because the new G4 has even more to offer.

With the popularity of the Mirage, Mitsubishi designed to expand the lineup, and with that comes to G4 four-door sedan. It made its U.S. debut earlier this year at the 2016 New York Auto Show. As opposed to its Mirage hatchback sibling, the G4 has a separate trunk for those who prefer a sedan over a hatchback.

Tech updates abound, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, so your smart phone can be connected at all times. Efficiency is top-notch, too. A fuel economy rating of 40 mpg makes the Mirage G4 the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid car in the U.S.

On the inside, updated interior materials make the seats much more comfortable than its hatchback predecessors. A new steering wheel makes for a better grip and handling.

While you won’t go from zero to sixty in two seconds, the lower horsepower is made up for in the affordability and efficiency of this sedan.

So now you have something to look forward to: style, efficiency, and affordability all-in-one!

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