Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi, the automotive arm of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, may be considered nowadays one of Japan’s smaller automakers in comparison to Toyota or Honda. However, its crossovers and SUVs have boosted the profits of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance since 2016 when Nissan bought 34% of the shares in Mitsubishi. The company is known for building rugged all-terrain vehicles like the Montero as well as smaller crossovers like the Outlander. Among car fans, though, it’s revered for being the brand behind the Lancer Evolution series of sporty sedans that dominated the WRC back in the late ’90s, often doing battle with arch-rival Subaru and its Impreza WRX STI.

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$500 Fast and Furious "Replica" Proves You Get What You Pay For

$500 Fast and Furious "Replica" Proves You Get What You Pay For

Is it worth transforming a sad and beat-up Mitsubishi Eclipse into a proper Fast & Furious replica? Tavarish finds the answer while engaging in an ambitious project

There is a point when a car is in such a bad condition that it just isn’t worth fixing it. However, the world of YouTube is full of car nuts with masochistic dispositions as Tavarish clearly demonstrates. Despite the Fast and Furious franchise having started over 20 years ago, Fast and Furious replica cars are still a hot commodity. The YouTuber already has a bright orange Lamborghini Murcielago that was used in Fast 8, but now, he bought a replica of the green Mitsubishi Eclipse - one that wore a $500 price tag. Now he’s here to share why it was a mistake.

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Hoonigan Puts Two Fast & Furious Homage Cars On The Dyno To See What Power They Make

Hoonigan Puts Two Fast & Furious Homage Cars On The Dyno To See What Power They Make

The dyno battle is the precursor to an epic, Fast & Furious-inspired drag race between a Ford F-150 "Frightening" and a Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

Hoonigan shows some love for the original Fast & Furious movie by hosting a "Dyno war" at throtl’s dyno where two cars, inspired by the 2001 Fast & Furious movie, put down some epic numbers, worthy of the franchise. Hoonigan brings their Ford F-150 "Frightening", which is a parts bin special with a 2JZ swap while throtl brings out a 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX, modified to look like Brian O’Conner’s original car. This one, however, is the real deal, so it should be interesting to see what power it makes. Hopefully, no "danger to manifold" signs pop up.

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Is The Fast And The Furious Eclipse Faster Than The Supra?

Is The Fast And The Furious Eclipse Faster Than The Supra?

This was a very different kind of drag race, and since we never got to see it for real, the virtual world has the answer

Have you wondered which one of these Fast and Furious cars is faster in a standing one-mile drag race? Since we never really got to see that for real, YouTuber Ericship111 put together this race in the Virtual world i.e on Forza Horizon 6.

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This Drag Race Between Three Lancer EVO Generations Is The Stuff Of Dreams

This Drag Race Between Three Lancer EVO Generations Is The Stuff Of Dreams

Three-way drag race: Lancer EVO 6 vs EVO 7 vs EV0 X FQ440 battle it out on the drag strip. Lots of turbo noises

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is, sadly, no more. After 10 generations, the EVO was forced to retire, in August 2016. But the rally-bred, all-wheel-drive sedan still boasts a faithful community, and the YouTube channel, Officially Gassed has arranged for three different generations to appear on the same drag strip and lay down some numbers. Will the “stock” Lancer EVO X FQ440 be quick enough to hold its own against a 500-horsepower EVO VI and a 510-horsepower EVO VII?

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Rare Pokemon Spotted In The Wild: The 2024 Mitsubishi L200

Rare Pokemon Spotted In The Wild: The 2024 Mitsubishi L200

The 2024 Mitsubishi L200 has been spied winter testing and it seems longer than before

It’s not every day a Mitsubishi vehicle gets spied. The company’s pickup truck, that’s sold under many guises worldwide, was recently spied winter testing near the Arctic circle with some skin on. This L200 is potentially a next-gen truck, but the changes don’t seem to be a lot. Up front, the headlights are tweaked a little. It carries the same body, so other changes are minimal. There are some changes at the rear, though. The exhausts are positioned differently and the rear bumper has been modified for it.

It also has a slightly longer wheelbase, which is evident because the rear axle doesn’t fit exactly in the rear wheel case. This could mean it is riding on a new platform that also underpins the Nissan Navara. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance could lead to a lot of part-sharing between the Navara and the L200. It could either be the L200 borrowing parts from the Navara, or vice versa. There are absolutely no details about the L200 at this point, but going by the longer wheelbase and the repositioned exhaust tips, there could be a lot of mechanical changes gracing the next-gen L200. Given that the current model’s facelift came out in 2019, the next-gen model could be revealed sometime next year and go on sale from 2024.

Check out the gallery below and let us know what you are expecting from the upcoming L200/Triton/Strada.

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The Mitsubishi Vision Ralliart Concept Is Not The Evo Revival We Hoped For

The Mitsubishi Vision Ralliart Concept Is Not The Evo Revival We Hoped For

Oh come on! Don’t we have enough crossovers already?

Prepare to be disappointed yet again with Mitsubishi’s latest concept car which will make its public debut at the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon. Just a few weeks after teasing its upcoming high-performance future Ralliart vehicle, the Japanese automaker has pulled the wraps off yet another future crossover SUV concept.

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11 Cool Cars You Will Be Able To Import To The US, In 2022

11 Cool Cars You Will Be Able To Import To The US, In 2022

These 11 cool cars will be available for import into the US, in 2022 and you should not miss out on them

Those looking to import a car into the US are probably familiar with the 25-year rule, according to which, a car that wasn’t originally sold on the US market needs to be 25 years or older, in order for it to be legally imported and driven. To be more precise, the VIN number of the vehicles needs to be 25 years old, so if a car was produced in September 1997, you will need to wait until September 2022, in order to legally import it. With this in mind, here are 10 awesome cars that will be eligible for import, in 2022.

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Mitsubishi Ralliart's Comeback Is All Show And No Go

Mitsubishi Ralliart’s Comeback Is All Show And No Go

If you’ve been wishing for the glory days of Mitsubishi’s Ralliart to make a comeback, then prepare to be disappointed

As part of their updated "Small but Beautiful" midterm plan, Mitsubishi Motors is doing a lot of things to bring back the brand’s "Mitsubishi Motors-ness". The revival of Ralliart is one of them, but oh boy you’ll be disappointed on how this famed motorsport sub-brand made its comeback.

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The Airtrek Is The Mitsubishi's First-Ever EV With Up To 323 Miles Of Range

The Airtrek Is The Mitsubishi’s First-Ever EV With Up To 323 Miles Of Range

Mitsubishi has finally stepped into the EV segment, and it’s offering isn’t that bad at all

Mitsubishi is one of the pioneers of the plug-in hybrid SUV, yet they’re also one of the last companies to release a full electric vehicle (EV). Say hello to the Mitsubishi Airtrek, which just made its global debut at the 2021 Guangzhou Auto Show.

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The Sheriff is back at the Drag Strip, challenging an unlikely contender

The Sheriff is back at the Drag Strip, challenging an unlikely contender

In a bizzare face-off, the Sheriff takes on a Qaud-Bike at the Bandimere Speedway

Sometimes, the strangest of vehicles show up at the drag strip to see how they fare in a ¼ mile run. This time around, the Wheels YouTube Channel put out a video of a Quad bike taking on the local Jefferson County Sheriff’s Ford Explorer Police car, at the Bandimere Speedway in Morrisson, Colorado. But it didn’t stop there as the Quad bike also went up against a Mitsubishi EVO X and another Quad. Let’s see how things pan out.

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These Cars Made It To This Year's Wards 10 Best Interiors

These Cars Made It To This Year’s Wards 10 Best Interiors

This year’s list includes vehicles ranging from a high-end Bentley Bentayga Speed to a more affordable Honda Civic

Most car enthusiasts tend to prioritize a car’s exterior design, but in reality, we spend more of our time inside the vehicle. Thankfully, Wards Auto is here to help us determine which interiors are truly worth our time behind the wheel.

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JDM Drag Race: 495 HP Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7 Versus 488 HP Subaru Impreza WRX STI

JDM Drag Race: 495 HP Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7 Versus 488 HP Subaru Impreza WRX STI

Two modified rally legends go head to head on the drag strip

Whether it’s between stock or modified cars, drag racing is always a good way to pit two (or more) machines against each other. It’s even more epic when said machines are some of the biggest rivals in rallying history. Today’s dose of drag racing comes from the YouTube channel Officially Gassed and is between a modified Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and a modified Subaru Impreza WRX STI with about the same power.

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2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV - Driven

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV - Driven

Mitsubishi is trying to compete in a cutthroat segment with a seriously dated vehicle

Mitsubishi revealed the fourth-generation Outlander back in February 2021 with a lot of styling influenced by the Engelberg Concept, but if you’re hoping to get all that new goodness in an Outlander PHEV, you’re out of luck. Why? Well, because while the rest of the Outlander lineup transitioned into a new generation, here we have the forgotten Outlander PHEV that’s still stuck in the past, flaunting styling and tech that’s beyond dated. So, is it still worth it to buy an Outlander PHEV in 2021 or should you look for alternatives? Our tester had a final price of $39,835 and its generation went into production in 2012, so you should probably read on if you really want the answer to that question.

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The Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Isn't Being Revived Because The Company Is Broke

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Isn’t Being Revived Because The Company Is Broke

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Is dead and it’s not coming back - at least not for now

The automotive industry is fast-paced and not everyone manages to adapt. Mitsubishi is a perfect example as the once glorious carmaker has gradually been reduced to making cheap and boring vehicles. Mitsubishi is not in a good place financially and axing their pride and joy – the Lancer Evolution – speaks louder than any words about Mitsubishi’s declining situation. Given the recent developments, it seems Mitsubishi’s future will involve a bland vehicle lineup and the obligatory electrification, probably with help from Nissan.

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1997 Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution - An Unappreciated Dakar Raider

1997 Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution - An Unappreciated Dakar Raider

The Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution is a street-legal Dakar raider that’s relatively affordable

It’s no secret that Mitsubishi is a pale shadow of its former self. Having numerous successes in rallying, the brand has switched to making bland, cheaply-made crossovers and compact cars. Although Mitsubishi currently finds itself in a state of survival (they put the Eclipse name on a crossover), things were quite different in the 1990s. Not long ago, we talked about the 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse Ralliart, which was essentially the two-door “EVO” everyone wanted but never got. But long before it, there was this – the short-wheelbase-only Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution. And there’s a lot to say about it.

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2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse Ralliart - What Mitsubishi's Sports Car Should Have Been

2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse Ralliart - What Mitsubishi’s Sports Car Should Have Been

This Mitsubishi Eclipse is basically a two-door Evolution, and the fate of the Eclipse could have been different.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse was one of the most praised compact Japanese sports coupes. Sadly, the third generation of the car (2000-2005) was a letdown, compared to the success of the previous two. The fourth-generation was significantly better, but shared too many similarities with the previous model, like the lazy transversely-mounted V-6, which at least had power this time and the front-wheel-drive layout.

Although the 3.8-liter 24-valve SOHC V-6 had a decent output, everyone wanted it to be the sleeker two-door equivalent of the Lancer Evolution. This meant a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four and all-wheel-drive. Apparently, the specialists from Mitsubishi’s Ralliart department thought the same, which is why they got to work on making the Eclipse we all wanted. This resulted in the, introduced at the 2005 NAIAS, Mitsubishi Eclipse Ralliart Concept.

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A New Mitsubishi Lancer EVO Isn't Happening, But In Another Dimension, This Is What It Looks Like

A New Mitsubishi Lancer EVO Isn’t Happening, But In Another Dimension, This Is What It Looks Like

We’re still hoping that Mitsubishi has plans to revive the Lancer in sedan form

Looking at the recent industry trends, the Lancer nameplate has more chances of being brought back as a crossover/SUV than in a continuation of a legendary lineage of cars. For the time being, the Mitsubishi Lancer is not making a comeback in any form, but we’d love it if it looked like this.

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What is the Cheapest Mitsubishi?

The cheapest Mitsubishi is the Mirage ES, the hatchback version of the Mirage G4 subcompact sedan. The Mirage ES costs only $13,795 before you add taxes (when you do the price will jump to somewhere around $14,700). The ES is a whole $1,000 cheaper than the G4 and this makes it one of the most affordable new cars you can buy in the United States in 2019. Other cars that are cheaper are the Chevrolet Spark LS with a sticker price of $13,220 before taxes ($14,095 with taxes) and the $12,460 Nissan Versa S Sedan ($13,255 with taxes). As you’d expect, the only thing going for the Mirage is its low price tag but, in fairness, it also gets good mileage compared to its subcompact rivals.

What is the Sportiest Mitsubishi?

The sportiest Mitsubishi is, actually, the Outlander Sport, a subcompact SUV that, in its most expensive trim level, comes with the 2.4-liter, DOHC, 16-valve four-pot MIVEC engine that cranks out 168 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 167 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm. While 168 ponies may seem like a slap in the face of any enthusiast given that even the most basic Lancer Evolution X put out 276 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque, Mitsubishi is now focusing on building vehicles with mass appeal and has no interest to start building fast sedans or coupés any time soon. Remember, the Eclipse badge is now slapped to a crossover too.

What is the Most Popular Mitsubishi?

The most popular Mitsubishi Stateside is the Mirage. At the beginning of August 2019, Mitsubishi published new figures that revealed its status as the fastest-growing Asian brand in the U.S. for the second year in a row, selling over 8,000 cars in July alone. Out of these, 3,256 were Mirages (both the G4 sedan and the ES hatchback), pushing the total Mirage sales figure for 2019 all the way to 16,157, which already surpasses the 15,559-unit total of 2018. The Outlander, however, remains the best-selling Mitsubishi model in the U.S. having been sold in 27,245 units as of July 2019, beating the Outlander Sport by almost 6,000 units.

The Outlander is also popular in Europe. For instance, in Britain, the best-selling hybrid vehicle is the Outlander PHEV with 32,048 units sold in 2017 alone, over 11,000 units more than the all-electric Nissan Leaf, for instance.

What is the Most Expensive Mitsubishi?

The most expensive Mitsubishi is the $35,795 Outlander PHEV. As the only plug-in hybrid available from Mitsubishi, it’s over $10,000 more expensive than the standard gas-powered Outlander that starts from $24,695 - over $3,000 more than the Eclipse Cross, the third most expensive Mitsubishi. Having said all that, you could save up to $5,836 when buying an Outlander PHEV with the federal and state-offered refunds that apply to EVs and PHEVs. In its most expensive trim level, GT S-AWC, the Outlander PHEV comes with an MSRP of $41,495.

What is the Fastest Mitsubishi?

The fastest Mitsubishi is the Outlander Sport 2.4 GT that can go from 0 to 60 mph in 8.5 seconds (as measured by Edmunds, Mitsubishi’s official number is 7.9 seconds). However, the Outlander Sport doesn’t feel in any way fast due to the lackluster CVT transmission. Its top speed is also unimpressive, Mitsubishi saying it’s just 123 mph (197 km/h).

Are Mitsubishi Cars Reliable?

Mitsubishi models have been known, historically, for being reliable, albeit rather costly to maintain. Nowadays, Mitsubishi offers one of the best warranty packages in the U.S. with 100,000 miles or 10 years of limited drivetrain warranty - Toyota or Chevy only offer limited warranty for five years or 60,000 miles. Having said that, in 2017, Mitsubishi came seventh from the bottom, with 182 problems per 100 vehicles in the J.D. Power Dependability survey (the average stands at 150 problems per 100 vehicles, so Mitsubishi is above average).