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Last Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition Sold at Auction

Mitsubishi fans everywhere were disappointed when they learned that availability on the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution would be limited. The good news is that Mitsubishi decided to deal with the last available car in a way that was both fun and good for the community.

 

The last Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition, of which there were only 1,600, was sold at auction for the highest bidder. A highly collectable car, the Final Edition was the best version of the popular Mitsubishi classic sport compact and many expected the car to go for well over the MSRP. It has an extra 12 horsepower and features upgrades like Bilstein shocks, Eibach springs, and Brembo brakes.

 

On September 15, the winning bid of $76,400 was placed and the lucky winner drove home with their beautiful Final Edition.
The proceeds went to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank in Orange County and Feeding America in Riverside and San Bernardino.

 

While it’s unfortunate that we’ll never have the opportunity to purchase one of these cars again, it’s great that the auction went off without a hitch and that so many people will be able to benefit from this fun event.

What are the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Changes?

As one of the most popular vehicles that Mitsubishi has to offer, many people are curious about what they can expect to see from the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. While the 2016 was a great vehicle in its own right, the new model took it to the next level. Here’s how.

The first 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport change people will notice is the redesigned exterior. Mitsubishi gave the Outlander Sport a makeover and as a result, this year’s model looks very sleek and modern. As part of this makeover, the Outlander Sport received a new grille, a new bumper, and new 18-inch wheels.

On the inside, drivers will find that there is a new steering wheel and that Mitsubishi has added an automatic climate control system. Tech lovers will enjoy the new 6.1-inch color display system on the console. Mitsubishi also changed the materials that they used on the interior to improve the look and feel of the finish.

The new 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is in a crowded market with a lot of competition, but the new touches that it added to this year’s model prepare it well to compete with every other vehicle in its class.

Take a Look at This What-If Lancer Evo Concept

Since 1992, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution has shown the world that a car doesn’t have to be expensive to be impressive. The Evo delivers high-speed thrills and expert handling without completely emptying your bank account. Unfortunately, Mitsubishi has decided to end the Evo with the 10th generation (EVO X) and 2016 model to focus on more environmentally-friendly cars.

But that doesn’t mean people can’t dream. A Filipino man named Enoch Gabriel Gonzales put his auto design skills to use and created a what-if Lancer Evo concept.

He based his design on the next-generation 2018 Mitsubishi Lancer with sharp edges and killer styling. Then he added Evo characteristics like a large rear wing, hood vents, Brembo brake calipers, and more to create an Evo XI we can all dream about.

Our favorite part of the design is the large honeycomb-patterned grille that features a large XI that appears when looking at the Evo head on.

What we loved the most about the real life Evo was the fact that it could take on cars that cost a lot more money without giving up anything.

While we may never see a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo XI in real life, it is a lot of fun to dream about what it could have been.

Mitsubishi Night Drive Immerses Users in a Dual-Screen Experience

The all-new 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 takes the fuel-efficient subcompact hatchback and adds a lot of excitement. The G4 comes in four-door sedan form and is packed with excellent high-tech features that will make you feel like you’re driving something a lot more expensive.

Mitsubishi is now offering a unique interactive experience that will let people “test drive” the Mirage G4 without even leaving home. Through the Mitsubishi Night Drive campaign, people can use their laptop and smartphone simultaneously to drive through a unique course to test some of the G4’s features.

At the end of the test, the driver is given a score in the form of a Personality Type, such as Mirage Master, Wallet Watcher, or Learner’s Permit. The driver can use the interactive film to test the rearview camera, turning radius, fuel efficiency, Hill Start Assist, and more.

“The Mirage G4 offers consumers a package that is unmatched in the industry—with up to 42 highway MPG, best-in-class legroom, and of course our 10-year, 100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty—all starting under $14,000,” said Francine Harsini, senior director, Marketing, MMNA. “Our Night Drive campaign is a fitting way to launch this vehicle with the opportunity for our target audience to engage with the car through their smartphones.”

While a virtual test drive is pretty cool, nothing can beat the real thing. Now that you’ve got a taste of what the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 has to offer, take it out for a real test drive today at Bell Mitsubishi.

The Mitsubishi Ground Tourer Concept: A New Plug-In Hybrid SUV

Mitsubishi enthusiasts may want to sit down before hearing this: there may be a new high-end SUV on the way. Mitsubishi has been teasing a shadowy photo of a sporty SUV and the brand recently announced a new concept to appear in Paris later in the year. Best of all, the new model will have a plug-in hybrid powertrain, unique for its segment.

According to Automotive News, the Mitsubishi Ground Tourer Concept will have a low-riding body, a coupe style, and athletic fenders. The lighting is sharp and modern on both the front and the rear, while a stunning silhouette has an aura of power. Although there is nothing official yet, Mitsubishi may be releasing the new Ground Tourer in a year or so as part of a larger initiative to develop more green cars by 2020.

“Mitsubishi touts the concept as the latest expression of its push to become a pure SUV player, as the Japanese carmaker tries to build a comeback around its traditional strength in utility vehicles such as the Pajero and Outlander,” said the editors at Automotive News.

This is especially good news since the Galant and Eclipse Coupe have been dropped, leaving many to wonder what would take their place. With a high-power and off-road capable plug-in hybrid SUV on the way, this could just redefine the industry. Instead of gas-guzzling sports cars and SUVs that look more like tanks than cars, Mitsubishi is striving to give customers what they want—all wrapped in an eco-friendly package.

The Mirage vs. Mirage G4: What’s the Difference?

The Mitsubishi Mirage is a breakthrough in the industry, largely because this high-quality vehicle comes at such an affordable price. In fact, the Mirage is the most affordable new car on the market. Mitsubishi heard the complaints of the general public, especially demands for reasonably priced cars. The Mirage offers drivers a compact, city-friendly design that doesn’t skimp on features or comfort—all for a low cost.

In addition to the new Mirage, there is also a Mirage G4, leaving many car shoppers scratching their heads. What exactly is the difference between the Mirage vs. Mirage G4? According to Car and Driver, G4 stands for “Global 4-Door,” a design that’s intended to be the ideal model for the middle and working class. No pretentious frills. No over-the-top designs. You get quality materials, sharp styling, high-tech features, and a fuel-sipping powertrain.

The standard Mirage is a compact five-door hatchback, with 17.2 cu ft of cargo space and a European-inspired design. The Mirage G4 comes with a sedan body style. That means you get a separate trunk. Though most people think sedans offer more room than hatches, which is a common misconception, the sedan G4 actually has 12.3 cu ft of cargo room. Nonetheless, most Americans prefer this look and style.

Put simply, the Mirage is a hatchback while the Mirage G4 is a sedan. Both come with a three-cylinder engine and continuously variable transmission. Plus, both come with 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranties, nearly double the industry average.

Mitsubishi Outlander Awards Showcase 2016 Model’s Quality

The auto industry is a competitive place, especially when it comes to the crossover/SUV segment. Mitsubishi saw this, and the brand knew it had to step up its game. With over one hundred improvements, the 2016 Outlander was a statement to the SUV class that it was ready to get serious, and the plentiful amount of Mitsubishi Outlander awards the vehicle has won showcases the incredible strides Mitsubishi took to make the Outlander great.

 

Following its launch fall of 2015, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander immediately won honors such as a placement on Kelley Blue Book’s Best Buy Award Finalist list and an Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year Award. The Active Lifestyle Awards named the Outlander the “Best Value on the Road” title, proving the Outlander holds it own against other competitors in the awards program’s test-drive-based judging system.

 

KBB.com also named the Outlander one of the Most Affordable Three-Row Vehicles of 2016 this past May.

 

Giving the Mitsubishi Outlander awards shows that not only are buyers loving this affordable alternative to big names on the market, but that professional organizations within the industry are, too. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly vehicle to drive the kids to soccer practice or you want something that suits an active lifestyle, the 2016 Outlander has your back.

Check Out These Key Outlander Features

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander is loaded with tons of features designed and built to offer you the best driving experience, whether you’re looking for entertainment, performance, comfort, convenience, or more. Nothing compares to the experience of test-driving it for yourself, but we’ve taken the time to put the spotlight on a few key Outlander features.

 

First of all, the 2016 Outlander is designed for performance. Even though the Outlander Sport has the upper hand in this category, the base Outlander still offers fun maneuvering and a smooth ride without compromising any of its SUV functionality. Two engine and transmission options, Super All-Wheel Control, and high-end handling add to the experience.

 

Additionally, interior comforts include standard space for seven passengers, as well as versatile seating, a more quiet and relaxing cabin than ever, and dual-zone automatic climate control. All the tech is centrally-located and intuitive, so the driver can access everything from their music library to their standard rearview camera through the 6.1” touchscreen. Drivers can even opt for Eco Mode that allows you to switch to a more fuel efficient driving mode.

 

These are only a few key Outlander features, and the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander has many more to offer, so make sure you do your research and take one for a spin. You might be surprised!

A Turbo-Charged Mitsubishi Future?

Mitsubishi was the premiere automaker when it came to turbocharged engines but the brand has dropped the powertrain over the past decade or two. Now, the Japanese automaker wants to bring back the turbocharged engine that put them on the map. Even better, the first new engine will roll out in a new vehicle as well.

The first off the lot is a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that will power Mitsubishi’s newest midsized crossover. Expected to hit dealerships in 2018, it’s sure to set the pace for the next generation of engines.

That crossover is likely to fit between the Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport. There’s more good news for turbocharged fans.

Word has it Mitsubishi is considering putting a 1.1-liter turbocharged engine under the hood of the latest Mirage. Not only that but there very well could be a larger turbocharged engine powering the next-gen Outlander.

If plans come to fruition, the turbo-charged Mitsubishi future should be complete by 2019.

As a whole, the Mitsubishi brand sells around 100,000 vehicles annually but that could change very soon. Mitsubishi is putting an emphasis on marketing and showed support for dealerships following suit.

With the combination of increased marketing and the return of turbocharged engines, Mitsubishi’s future is looking bright!

Here at Bell Mitsubishi, we can’t wait to see the latest turbocharged engines!

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Details

The Mitsubishi Mirage didn’t receive any sort of update for the 2016 model year which means we’re in for a treat this time around. The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage is one of the brand’s most successful vehicles, providing exactly what drivers need at a value price. Reminiscent of the efficient, budget-conscious cars of the past, the Mirage line is expanding.

The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is a sedan version of the popular Mirage hatchback. The hatchback received plenty of updates for the 2017 model year, including compatibility software for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The Mirage G4 made its official debut in Toronto but the United States got a first look at the 2016 New York Auto Show. The Mirage sedan received every update the hatchback model did.

The exterior features a front fascia specific to the sedan version. Inside, the Mirage G4 is very much the same as the hatchback. Both models received a new steering wheel and seats for the 2017 model year.

Like the hatchback, a 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine that pushes out 78 hp and 74 lb-ft of torque powers the sedan. The 2015 Mirage hatchback was the most efficient non-hybrid car in the United States with 40 mpg combined. The numbers aren’t in for the sedan just yet but expect something similar.

Here at Bell Mitsubishi, we’re pumped for the latest Mirage to arrive!

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