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Mitsubishi Lancer History and Today: A Look at the Road’s Brightest

Mitsubishi Lancer History

The Mitsubishi Lancer has been sold over many names since it was first revealed in 1973, but its powerful performance and innovative design have always been a staple for this compact model. Today, the Mitsubishi Lancer is one of the smartest cars on the road.

 

When the Mitsubishi Lancer was first released, it was designed to compete with other economy cars at the time, offering a few engine options and body styles. But as the decade went on and into the next, the Lancer spread globally, and its design became more aggressive.

 

By the ‘90s, the Lancer had become a racing champion, with the Lancer EVO winning a handful of consecutive titles between 1996 and 1999. The Lancer EVO’s technology continued to raise the bar for the industry, offering superior handling and control.

 

Overtime, the Mitsubishi Lancer held its title as one of the sharpest, most clever vehicles on both the road and the tracks, leading up to today – where you will find the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer.

 

The latest model is built on the Lancer’s legacy while also reflecting the needs of the contemporary driver, with excellent available all-wheel drive abilities and one of the best warranties in the entire industry.

 

To learn more about Mitsubishi Lancer history or to check out the latest model, contact us or visit us anytime at Larry Jay Mitsubishi.

Why the Evo Was Discontinued and How Mitsubishi Will Replace It

Why the Evo Was Discontinued and How Mitsubishi Will Replace It

In its prime, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo was a regular competitor in the market for road and rally cars. The rivalry between the Evo and Subaru’s Impreza- based WRX was heated, and it was always interesting to see what each company would do to outperform the other.

 

Unfortunately, Mitsubishi has decided to discontinue the Evo to focus on other concepts and designs. While this is disappointing for Evo fans everywhere, Mitsubishi has some pretty cool plans for the future.

 

Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV

 

This next-generation full-size SUV is poised to change the way that people think about SUVs. It’s based on a front engine, rear-wheel layout plug-in hybrid EV system, and it will feature advanced “connected car” technology.

 

Mitsubishi Concept AR

 

This next-generation multi-purpose vehicle utilizes a hybrid system, and it will feature a danger detection system to keep drivers safe.

 

Mitsubishi Concept GR-HEV

 

This Sport Utility Truck seamlessly blends all of the great features of Mitsubishi’s Triton, while also providing the comfort and style of an SUV.

 

Mitsubishi Concept CA-MiEV

 

The design of this vehicle is a strong indication of the direction in which Mitsubishi believes that cars are going. It is a purely electric vehicle with a deep, sophisticated, and clean exterior.

 

While it’s disappointing that Mitsubishi discontinued the Evo, there are plenty of great designs ahead for fans to look forward to!

Say Hello – and Goodbye – to the Lancer Evolution Final Edition in America

Lancer Evolution Final Edition

The Final Edition is going fast, so get yours today!

The Lancer Evo’s story in the US is a generations-long saga of engineering triumph and stylistic innovations, but it has reached its final chapter.

 

Mitsubishi has recently announced the Lancer Evolution Final Edition in America, a vehicle that gives a proud goodbye to an automotive legend.

 

The Lancer Evolution Final Edition in America will feature 303 horsepower (an increase of 12 horsepower from the last model) and 305 lbs of torque. Our favorite modification for the Final Edition is probably the new Bilstein shocks wrapped with all-around Eibach springs and two-piece Brembo front-axle calipers – talk about a smooth ride.

 

The Final Edition will retain that classic Lancer look, with the exaggerated spoiler and athletic posture. It will feature dark-chrome Enkei wheels to match the dark-chrome grille setting and black aluminum roof. You can get the last Evo in four colors: Pearl White, Rally Red, Mercury Greay, or Octane Blue.

 

Only 1,600 Lancer Evo Final Editions will be sold at a starting cost of $37,995, so hurry on down to Larry Jay Mitsubishi and get yours before they’re gone!

Japan Opens Orders for Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition

Lancer Evolution Final Edition

2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

Orders for the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition have just been opened (and likely filled) in Japan.

The Final Edition is the last version of the Lancer Evolution X that Mitsubishi will build—ever, according to the manufacturer, so as you might expect it will be highly coveted.

It uses the normal edition’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which produces 291 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque (unfortunately, the early rumors of 400 hp were unfounded).

New additions include sodium-filled exhaust valves, a black chrome radiator grille, gloss black trim on the lower front bumper and air vent bezels, black BBS wheels with high-performance tires, and a model-specific emblem on the trunk lid.

Only 1,000 units of the model will be made available in Japan. We’ll get our own Final Edition in the United States as well, but details aren’t to be expected before the summer. Until then, we’ll just have to wait patiently at Larry Jay Mitsubishi!

Final Edition 2015 Lancer Evolution X Churns Out 473 Horsepower

Since Mitsubishi announced it would be discontinuing its Lancer Evolution line, fans of the model have been counting down the days until the Japanese carmaker releases the final edition of the performance car. Now, the wait is over. Mitsubishi has finally announced its Tokyo Auto Salon lineup and it includes the final edition 2015 Lancer Evolution X.

While Mitsubishi is calling this model the Lancer Evolution X Final Concept, we know this will be the car that enters production later this year. This edition will be offered in limited production numbers of only 2,000 to 2,500 units, but each of these are expected to pack a significant punch. A 2.0-liter turbocharged engine will churn out a massive 473 horsepower and come equipped with a HKS turbocharger from one of the best-known aftermarket brands in the world.

The Final Edition 2015 Lancer Evolution X is set to arrive in showrooms later in 2015. Check back to Larry Jay Mitsubishi in the future for updates on the final Lancer Evolution.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Special Edition Will Receive Limited Run

mitsubishi lancer evolution special edition

2015 Mitsubishi Lancer

In like a lion…out like a lion! It’s not a secret that Mitsubishi is sending the Lancer Evolution home packing. Everyone’s favorite tuner car is heading to retirement. But it’s not going down without a fight.

Torque News was kind enough to let us know the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution will be receiving the special edition treatment. Part of what will make this Evolution so special is it will be more powerful. Don Swearingen, executive VP of Mitsubishi North America, said it will come with “extra horsepower and other performance improvements.”

However, Mitsubishi will limit production to only 2,000-2,500 units, so expect them to sell like hotcakes. The automaker will put the special versions together in the last six months of production. Torque News predicts that this special edition Evolution be “fast and in high demand,” and why wouldn’t it, considering it’s the last chance to get one before they’re gone.

We here at Larry Jay Mitsubishi are looking forward to seeing this Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Special Edition on the road before retirement.