2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Limited Edition
Mitsubishi is struggling to keep up with demands presented by the masses, effectively letting certain once-successful models like the Lancer go untouched for years only to be discontinued like the EVO program that once made Mitsubishi a favorite rally brand. Now, as the Lancer makes its way to the guillotine, the brand shifts its focus to crossovers and SUVs in an attempt to stay relevant in an ever-changing world. We know there’s a new crossover planned to debut in Geneva later this year (for the love of all that is holy, we really hope that don’t call that model “Eclipse”) but that leaves Mitsubishi with nothing special for its time at the Chicago Auto Show. Until now, that is, as the brand has just announced that it will debut a limited-edition variant of the Outlander Sport that is said to bring “striking style and technology enhancements at an affordable price.” In other words, it’ll get a new set of wheels and a few other minor things outside, to go with some unique interior work and smartphone integration.
"As the brand sales leader, Outlander Sport does an exemplary job of offering consumers unmatched value at an attractive price," said Don Swearingen, executive vice president and chief operating officer, MMNA. "We’ve now taken that approach one step further by integrating additional standard equipment and technology into the Limited Edition at a price point that is unprecedented within the broader CUV segment."
The thing is, the current Outlander Sport (known as the RVR is some markets) has been around since 2010 and has only received a very mild facelift over the last seven years. It’s about time for Mitsubishi to push the Outlander through another generational shift, but it’s hoping this limited-edition model will maintain customer interest through the end of the year. Whether it will be successful in doing so is a completely different story, but let’s take a quick look at it to see what it offers.
Continue reading to learn more about the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Limited Edition.
Remember the Return of a Legend announcement Mitsubishi made back in January? Well it turns out the skeptics were right and the “legendary” SUV in question was nothing more than the Concept GC-PHEV up for another showing. Sporting the same exterior looks and interior features, the return proved to be just the plug-in hybrid’s official U.S. debut.
Mitsubishi says the Concept Grand Cruiser Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle previews the automaker’s future design language that’s due out for the 2016 model year. Surprisingly Mitsu says all of its models will be refreshed with the new looks for 2016. We’ll be getting our first official look at the production-ready design language at the New York Auto Show in April, as Mitsu says the new 2016 Outlander will break cover there.
Though we are bummed the Montero isn’t making a comeback, it is exiting that Mitsubishi will be revamping its entire lineup within a year’s time.
Click past the jump to read more about the Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV.
Mitsubishi Motors may actually be having an American comeback. Well, sort of. The Automaker released this poster entitled “The Return Of A Legend” as a teaser for this shadowy SUV’s debut at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show on February 12. When considering “legendary” SUV nameplates in the Mitsubishi book of past products, it’s easy to immediately hone in on the Montero.
Remembered for its body-on-frame construction (for the first two generations, at least) and rugged four-wheel-drive capabilities, the Montero lasted three generations in the U.S., dating from 1982 through 2006. The SUV did live under other names elsewhere in the world, most notably the Pajero and Shogun.
It’s highly suspected Mitsu will debut a revamped or near production-ready version of its GC-PHEV concept. The highly stylized SUV first saw daylight at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show where it showed crowds Mitsubishi was focused on offering more “green” vehicles. As its name suggests, the concept was a plug-in hybrid with a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 backed by an eight-speed automatic and supplemented by a 94-horsepower electric motor and high-capacity battery. Despite that supercharged V-6 making 335 horsepower, the GC-PHEV aimed to achieve roughly 35 mpg highway. Its all-electric range was a hair over 25 miles on a single charge.
Whatever Mitsubishi brings to Chicago, we suspect it will eventually make it into production, as the Japanese automaker doesn’t have the funds to invest into concept vehicles that don’t go anywhere. Let’s just hope this “legendary” vehicle is more hit than miss.
Click past the jump to learn more about what this "legend" could be.
Fresh off of the 2011 North American International Auto Show, the next major auto event is ready to kick off in a little over a week’s time at the Windy City in Chicago. From February 9th-20th, the Chicago Auto Show will be the center of the automotive universe - in the US, at least - and is expected to draw a sizable number of manufacturers from all over the world.
Here at Topspeed, we make sure that you’re on top of everything as it pertains to these type of shows and just like Detroit, we’re here to give you a low-down on what cars to expect at the Chicago Auto Show.
We’ve compiled a list of cars that are scheduled to make their production debuts in Chicago, and to give you a better idea of what models to expect, we have the full low-down on all attending brands and the respective models that they’re expected to unveil next week.
Details after the jump.
Mitsubishi will unveil at the Chicago Auto Show the 2009 Galant mid-size sedan. Sales will begin in February with prices starting at $21,099 for the Galant ES and Galant Sport Edition; $23,099 for the Galant Sport-V6 and $27,299 for the Galant Ralliart.
The 2009 Galant line offers four distinct trim levels and three performance levels: ES, Sport Edition, V6 Sport and Galant Ralliart. All Galant models come standard with a Sportronic® automatic transmission - a 4-speed with the 4-cylinder engine and a 5-speed with the two V-6 engines.
The Ralliart model is powered by a 258-hp 3.8-liter MIVEC V-6 engine and equipped with a 5-speed Sportronic automatic transmission, plus special Ralliart-tuned sport suspension, new 18-inch alloy wheels and exclusive exterior styling.
The Galant ES and Sport Edition are powered by a 160-hp 2.4-liter MIVEC 4-cylinder engine, teamed to a four-speed automatic transmission with Sportronic. The new Sport V-6 model exclusively features a smooth, responsive 230-hp 3.8-liter V-6 engine.
Press release after the jump.
At the Chicago Auto Show, next to the 2009 Eclipse, Mitsubishi will also unveil the Spyder version. As the Coupe version, the 2009 Spyder comes with a restyled front and rear bumper fascia. Also the GT version features a a new dual exhaust system.
The Eclipse Spyder is offered in two trim levels. The GS model is powered by 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that delivers 162 hp. It is mated with a
5-speed manual transmission as standard, and a 4-speed automatic transmission is available as an option. The Eclipse Spyder GT challenges more expensive sports cars with its 265-horsepower, 3.8-liter V-6 engine teamed with a standard 6-speed manual transmission or an optional 5-speed automatic.
The GT’s 260 lb.-ft. of peak torque gives this model immediate and forceful off-the-line response. With the standard 6-speed manual transmission, the Spyder GT can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in about seven seconds. Both Eclipse automatic transmissions feature Sportronic™ console shifters to allow manual gear shift control for a more engaging driving experience. The 4-cylinder and V-6 Eclipse Spyder engines both feature the Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timing Electronic Control (MIVEC) system to help optimize engine efficiency and power across a broad engine speed range.
Mitsubishi today officially revealed the 2009 Eclipse an "attainable exotic" with striking design, sports car handling and dazzling performance. For 2009, Mitsubishi restyled the front and rear bumper fascias and gave the Eclipse GT model a large rear spoiler.
The 2009 model-year features a new dual exhaust system yields a more powerful sound while also boosting horsepower to 265 (up from 263); standard high intensity discharge (HID) head lamps sharpen front styling and aid nighttime visibility, and standard Active Stability Control (ASC) enhances driving safety and performance.
The Eclipse is offered in two different versions: the GS powered by a four-cylinder engine and the GT powered by a V6 engine. The GS model’s 162-hp 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine is teamed with a 5-speed manual transmission or an optional 4-speed automatic. The GT’s 265 hp 3.8-liter V-6 produces 262 lb.-ft. of peak torque and is teamed with a 6-speed manual transmission or optional 5-speed automatic.
Press release after the jump.
Mitsubishi will launch at the Chicago Auto Show the 2009 Eclipse, in both coupe and convertible versions. It features revised front and rear styling.
The Eclipse GT will be powered by a 3.8-liter V6 engine that delivers 265 horsepower and a peak torque of 262 pound-feet. The V6 can be mated to either a standard six-speed manual gearbox or an optional Sportronic five-speed with manual shift capability. In the rear, the GT features a new dual exhaust system.
All Eclipse models feature standard four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and electronic brakeforce distribution.
Rockford Corporation today announced that Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. will factory install the new Rockford Acoustic Design system in the 2007 Mitsubishi Galant Ralliart vehicle.
Mitsubishi announced details at the 2006 Chicago Auto Show, February 8, 2006.
"We are extremely pleased to partner with Rockford to offer the next generation of factory-installed audio systems as a standard feature on the Galant Ralliart," said Mike Krebs, Vice President of Product Management (...)
Recently unveiled, the Street Raider Concept is the ultimate, hot rod street truck inspired by classic customizers and hot rodders. The concept sports a smooth, clean appearance with â€˜shaved’ body protrusions, a custom grille accented with black chrome and PPG White Tech Pearl exterior paint. A custom leather interior, lowered ride height and specially designed 22-inch alloy wheels give the truck credence as a stylish street ride.
Ralliart is the motorsports arm of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation. Worldwide, Ralliart vehicles feature enhanced performance, specialty equipment and sporty styling elements that include more powerful engines, sport-tuned suspensions as well as special fascia and styling cues. The best-selling import coupe for the past 15 years, Eclipse was redesigned for 2006 -and Mitsubishi design engineers wasted no time giving Eclipse the Ralliart treatment.