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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.

Best Midwest Fall Road Trip Destinations

The Midwest simply comes alive with color in the fall. Though you can go almost anywhere and get a taste, here are few of the best fall road trip destinations!

Arts Road 46

Running from Bloomington, Indiana to Columbus, Indiana, this short stretch of road has become famous not only for the stunning foliage along the trip but also for the attractions along the way. Bloomington is known for its tasty and quaint eateries while Columbus is known for its architecture.

Northwest Illinois

The area in Northwest Illinois between the Mississippi River and Rockford offers the epitome of Midwestern beauty. Mississippi Palisades State Park provides impressive views of the river. Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park is a fun destination too. Visit Lowden Memorial to see the beautiful The Eternal Indian (aka Black Hawk) statue.

Covered Bridge Tour

Parke County, Indiana features 31 historic bridges. Many of the bridges date from the 19th century and are still in use. Midwest Living notes how bridges are “especially charming nestled amid fall foliage.” Routes are marked in the county to make it easy to explore the bridges.

Try to make some time to get away this fall. The cool temperatures combine with the vibrant reds and yellows and oranges of the changing foliage to provide the perfect backdrop to a relaxing, rewarding road trip.

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