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The out-of-production Mitsubishi Lancer EVO was famous in the 1990s and 2000s as an iconic rally legend—until it retired from production. Now, performance enthusiasts have reason to get excited, as a new report indicates that the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is set to make a comeback.
The Lancer EVO first took the rally world by storm when it launched in 1992. Featuring a bold exterior, a light body, and plenty of spirit under the hood, the Lancer EVO was an instant classic that still holds a special place in the hearts of drivers worldwide.
The decision to focus more on efficient and versatile SUVs led Mitsubishi to end production of the Lancer EVO in 2016. And while the choice was sound from a business standpoint, it disappointed everyone, nonetheless.
Now, the Mitsubishi Lancer EVO seems to be poised for a triumphant return, according to a new report. Made possible by the alliance between Mitsubishi, Nissan, and Renault, the all-new Mitsubishi Lancer EVO would be a welcome return to the Mitsubishi lineup. Reports indicate that the all-new Lancer would share the same platform as the next-generation Renault Megane RS and would feature a potent 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
While we don’t have a clear idea of when the Mitsubishi Lancer EVO return would be, it gives us plenty to get excited about in the meantime. Check out our selection of other New Mitsubishi models here at Don Robinson Mitsubishi in the meantime.
Mitsubishi offers a range of innovative technologies, particularly its vaunted Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC). However, just what is Mitsubishi S-AWC?
This patented system appeared first on the Lancer Evolution in 2007, and it is a modified all-wheel control technology that regulates torque, wheel spin, and brake force to keep you in control.
According to Mitsubishi, S-AWC is a Vehicle Dynamics Control system that helps you maintain control around corners, as you change lanes, and especially on slippery surfaces. The Outlander, Lancer, and Eclipse Cross are some of the vehicles that come with this technology, and the latest versions even offer four different modes of operation. You can switch between AWC ECO, SNOW, NORMAL, and LOCK as you drive.
The AWC ECO feature adjusts torque under the front wheels when you’re driving in normal circumstances, a slight change that saves on gas. The SNOW feature is ideal for ice and snow, while the NORMAL has optimal control for everyday driving. Finally, the LOCK system is for going off-road, and it’s comparable to an advanced 4WD all-terrain system.
The S-AWC system pairs well with components like an Active Center Differential, Active Yaw Control, and Active Stability Control.
Using the latest computer technologies and combining them with performance engineering, Mitsubishi engineers have been able to create some of the best driving technologies around—including S-AWC. Come and check out all the vehicles in the Mitsubishi lineup that use this advanced system at Don Robinson Mitsubishi today.
Mitsubishi’s new crossover has been in the works for quite some time, and now it looks like we’ll be getting an official debut. The 2017 Geneva Motor Show takes place in March, and, following the teaser photo the automaker released not too long ago, that’s where we’ll see it live. Best of all, the new model won’t premiere as a concept vehicle, but rather as a production vehicle!
The new compact crossover is both sporty and coupe-like. The teaser photo reveals the profile which matches the description pretty well. The C-pillar and beltline offer a look that’s nearly spot-on. The front end looks similar to the Outlander’s, due largely in part to the similar headlights. The utility vehicle will be slotted between the Outlander Sport and standard Outlander models.
The Outlander Sport is expected to shrink and the standard Outlander will grow slightly between 2019 and 2020. The new model will likely arrive in the United States in early 2018.
Keep an eye out for Mitsubishi’s new crossover at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show on March 7th. There’s no pricing available just yet, but knowing Mitsubishi, the compact crossover will be a true value.
We here at Don Robinson Mitsubishi can’t wait for the official unveiling of the new Mitsubishi crossover.
Mitsubishi made a big announcement earlier this month, saying that the automaker would be expanding their future lineup to include a larger variety of model types. Specifically – they will be adding more sedans.
The Japanese carmaker is likely using these new sedan models to fill a void left by the unfortunate departure of the Lancer Evolution line. This popular performance line was recently cut from the Mitsubishi lineup after the carmaker declared it will not be renewed for the next model year. Although, this makes us a bit sad at Don Robinson Mitsubishi, we are excited to see what new sedans Mitsubishi will be bringing on to replace it.
Don Swearingen, the executive vice president of Mitsubishi Motors North America, mentioned in a recent interview that one vehicle will replace the Lancer, while another will be inspired by the Mirage. He did not say, however, how many new sedan models the company would be adding to its collection. We are just glad that Mitsubishi isn’t doing away with sedans for good!
Hopefully, more information will be revealed in the coming months. Would you like to see some new Mitsubishi sedans? Let us know what you think in the comments.