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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.

Mitsubishi Reaches Sales Milestone in 2015

In 1982, the Mitsubishi brand was first introduced in the United States with three models: the Tredia, Cordia, and Starion sedans. Fast-forward 33 years later and Mitsubishi reached a phenomenal sales milestone in 2015—it surpassed 5 million vehicle sales.

On Saturday, December 26, 2015, Mitsubishi officially reached the 5 million sales milestone.

“This is a great milestone for Mitsubishi Motors because it means that five million customers have entrusted the brand over the past 30-plus years, and we hope many more will give us that same opportunity in the future,” said Don Swearingen, executive vice president, MMNA, in a statement. “Our current sales momentum combined with a technologically innovative product pipeline primes Mitsubishi for great success in the U.S. for many years to come.”

Some of Mitsubishi’s most popular models over the years have been the Lancer Evolution, Montero, Galant, and 3000GT. Today, Mitsubishi’s sales leaders include the compact and ultra-fuel efficient Mirage along with the versatile Outlander Sport.

Stop by Coronet Mitsubishi today and see what the Mitsubishi lineup has to offer you.

The New Mitsubishi ASX Hits New Dealerships in the UK

The new Mitsubishi ASX—known here in the United States as the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport—is expanding its territory. The innovative ASX model has now hit the market in the UK, where it includes plenty of new engine options and general upgrades to make it as appealing to customers as possible. Most importantly, it now offers a 1.6-liter diesel engine that gives you tons of power and efficiency.

Here in the United States, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport comes with a couple other engine options, from the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine to a slightly larger 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. The Outlander Sport offers nine different trim levels, gets up to 166 horsepower, and yet still yields up to 32 mpg on the highway. The Outlander Sport lives up to the “sport” in its title, but also comes with the safety and efficiency to make it an overall excellent vehicle.

The Outlander Sport is an even more important part of the Mitsubishi lineup now that the brand has decided to focus exclusively on SUV models. With a great exterior body design, great color palettes to choose from, and great in-car technology, it’s no wonder the Outlander Sport has landed on the “10 Most Affordable SUVs” list from KBB.com two years in a row. Come see us at Coronet Mitsubishi today!

New 2016 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Spotted in Thailand

Mitsubishi is preparing to release an onslaught of new and improved SUVs over the next few years, and the next nameplate to hit the market will be the 2016 Mitsubishi Montero Sport. This Montero Sport will be the third-generation of the stylish SUV, and we’re supposed to get our first official look at the Sport on August 1 in Thailand. However, Mitsubishi keeps giving us glimpses at the new car in advance.

First, we saw a teaser image of the new Montero Sport. The image shows the car draped in shadows, but we can make out some of the sleek, sexy new exterior design and even a bit of the wheels. The Montero Sport shares a platform with the L200 pickup, which gives it a unique driving look and feel in the SUV market. That platform was even more on display in a spy photograph of the Montero Sport over in Thailand.

The spy photographs were snapped in front of the Mitsubishi Montero Sport’s debut at the Bangkok International Grand Motor Sale. The Montero Sport also prefigures a new version of the normal Montero model as well. Come see us here at Coronet Mitsubishi to learn more about the Montero Sport, its new look, and the other upcoming Montero models!

Still in Discussion – The Mitsubishi ASX Evolution Hybrid Crossover

With the stellar 2014 sales year and the success of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV in the UK market, rumor has it that Mitsubishi’s achievements might provide more opportunities to develop a high-performance, hybrid ASX (known as the ‘Outlander Sport’ to those of us in the States) crossover that will don the company’s Evo Badge.

So what might the specs look like? Expect to see a hybrid powertrain with all-wheel-drive, finely tuned to maximize the power-to-weight ratio capable of 300-something horsepower with sleek styling cues from the XR PHEV II concept.

“Ultimately it all comes down to the financial case for it and whether the company has the resources to do it,” said Mitsubishi’s UK boss Lance Bradley. However, he also adds, “We’ve got a lot of senior management talking about it.”

But, of course, this is just conjecture. And even if it does come to fruition, there’s no guarantee of it crossing the pond to the States.

While we wait with baited breath for the Mitsubishi ASX Evolution hybrid crossover, be sure to come visit us at Coronet Mitsubishi to see all of the available hatchbacks, sedans, and crossovers available to you today!

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.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Debut Highlights New, Sculpted Design

It looks like Mitsubishi is talking the 2016 Outlander model out of this world. The Japanese carmaker recently unveiled the newest model of its popular crossover and it’s a beauty. With an all-new style and an unprecedented number of engineering and design improvements, the 2016 Outlander is sure to continue leading its segment in value, style, and safety.

“The 2016 Outlander has an eye-catching new design aesthetic inside and out, and with its long list of engineering upgrades, the new Outlander literally looks, drives, and feels like an entirely new vehicle, making it an even more compelling value than before,” said Don Swearingen, Mitsubishi Motors North America’s Executive Vice President. “Mitsubishi’s outstanding sales momentum is carrying into the new-year and with the arrival of the 2016 Outlander crossover we are well positioned to sustain our growth.”

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander debut provided the public with a look at the brand’s new front design concept, called the “Dynamic Shield.” This new feature is a more aggressive design approach than the previous Outlander’s styling, making the crossover an intimidating presence out on the road. Along with its new design, the Outlander also features a variety of design and engineering improvements, including a noise-isolating windshield and rear door glass, improved chassis, and new front end suspension.

If you are interested in learning more about the 2016 Outlander, contact Coronet of Peru today!

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