2019 Mitsubishi L200 Series 6
When you’re in the market for a new car, a Mitsubishi vehicle is not generally your first choice. However, it does not mean that the Japanese brand is not doing well here in the States. In fact, Mitsubishi actually outsold Land Rover, Mini, and Volvo in 2018. Maybe it is some kind of sorcery, or Mitsubishi has sprayed some sort of invisible ink, we don’t know, but the Japanese giant has managed to move 118,074 cars in 2018 - all of it without socializing at auto-show gatherings or sponsoring many events. But, this is not the case in the U.K. The company is doing pretty well there and even sells a pickup truck called the L200. Mitsubishi has been producing the L200 pickup truck since 1978; under different monikers, though. The company has launched the sixth-generation now and it looks like a well-rounded package. Will the L200 Series 6 be able to hold its “fort(e)” in the highly competitive market?
Mitsubishi hasn’t had a major piece of the European market in years, but the Japanese brand is still churning out models there. It’s recent one, though, just may be what the company needs to get Europeans’ attention. Just for the UK market, Mitsubishi is unveiling the Lancer Evolution X FQ-440 MR Special Edition in time to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary in the UK.
Even if Mitsubishi has struggled to gain some traction in the business, the one model that has been its gleaming beacon of hope has been the Lancer Evolution X. So its no surprise that when it came time to celebrate something special, Mitsubishi tapped its pride and joy to do so with.
The Lancer Evolution X FQ-440 MR Special Edition comes with a modest amount of cosmetic changes. Outside, bi-xenon headlights, front fog lamps, new wiper blades, and a set of 18-inch, forged BBS alloy wheels are the only thing you’re getting.
Inside, there’s a few more new additions, none fancier than the Recaro-branded leather bucket seats and the Rockford Fosgate premium audio system with an SD card-based music server. That should make it a sweet deal for audiophiles across the pond.
The biggest upgrades, though, come under the hood, which has more than enough to justify why the car has been priced at a pretty steep £50,000, which is about $82,900.
Click past the jump to read more about the engine upgrades on the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ-440 MR.
Mitsubishi has launched on the British market the ASX Black - a new special edition model with enhanced exterior styling and a bespoke interior. The model can be ordered with two different engine versions, with prices ranging from £21,099 ($28,800) for the ASX 4 1.6 2wd Manual to £25,399 ($34,700) for the ASX 4 1.8 DI-D 4WD Manual.
Although the name "Black" makes you think about a black car, the new ASX Black will actually be offered in six different exterior color: blue, white, silver, black, red and gray. The name Black comes from the introduction of satin black styling kit which includes striking black 17” alloy wheels, roof, spoiler, mirrors, grille and fog lamp bezels. The interior benefits from the addition of a special edition black leather kit featuring carbon fiber inserts.
As standard options the ASX Black will offer Kenwood satellite, Navigation system, reversing camera, iPod connection, Mitsubishi Active Stability and Traction Control (M-ASTC).
The Mitsubishi Lancer used to be one of the most popular cars to come out of Japan. Used to be.
Today, the Lancer has become more of an afterthought as rival automakers have come out with vehicles that have leapfrogged the Lancer in terms of sales and popularity. That, however, hasn’t stopped Mitsubishi from releasing a special edition Lancer exclusively for the UK market. Based on the Lancer 1.5 GS2 hatchback, the special edition Lancer 1.5 Juro comes chalk-full with a lot of nice upgrades, especially on the interior, making it a little more attractive than a standard Lancer.
From the outside, there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of improvements on this Lancer that justifies its special edition designation, but over at the interior is where the upgrades are evident.
As for the price tag, the Lancer 1.5 Juro’s sticker doesn’t jump out of the screen, coming in at an affordable £14,749 or about $23,400 if you want to base it on current exchange rates. Not that it matters because the car isn’t coming here anyway.
Details on the Mitsubishi Lancer 1.5 Juro after the jump.
Mitsubishi UK is offering a new limited edition Lancer with plenty of features and a small price tag. It’s called the 2.0 DI-D Juro and will be limited to 1,000 units each priced at only £14,999.
This new special edition will be distinguished by black leather and 16" 5-Spoke alloy wheels. Other, less luxurious features include air conditioning, cruise control, front fog lamps, steering wheel audio controls, leather steering wheel and gear shift knob, front and rear electric windows, iPod socket, electric and heated door mirrors, and color keyed rear spoiler.
With a sticker price as small as it has, one would think that’s all you got, but Mitsubishi has surprised us all by adding some neat technologies to the sedan. These technologies include a Kenwood high specification multimedia system, integrated Garmin Satellite Navigation, Parrott Bluetooth, iPod connection, and a reversing camera. It also includes a steering wheel control interface allowing the operation of the factory-fitted steering wheel mounted controls.
The 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer 2.0 DI-D Juro will be offered with a choice of six exterior colors: Cool Silver, Stone Grey, Orient Red, Amethyst Black, Lightening Blue, and Frost White.
Press release after the jump.
Over on the other side of the pond, the UK is getting set to unveil their all-new bad guy-chasing police cruiser, but unlike the new2011 Chevrolet Caprice, which will be used in the US, the chaps from the UK have decided to crack down on their own criminals with the new Mitsubishi all-electric i-MiEV.
It seems odd to us that the UK police’s vehicle-of-choice in apprehending the baddies is an electric car is neither fast nor intimidating. But as it turns out, the compact electric car was displayed in full police regalia at the National Police Show last month. Since then, the i-MiEV, which runs on an electric motor and has a top speed of 130 km/h, has become somewhat of a hot item among police units in the country, a lot of them even resorting to asking Mitsubishi for some trial cars.
From our end, we have no idea how the i-MiEV can hold its own in against, say, a runaway Aston Martin, but then again, the UK Police Force must have something up their sleeves as far as tinkering with the i-MiEV is concerned.
We just can’t picture the electric car to exude the kind of menacing badass-ness police cruisers are known to have.
Do you remember the Mitsubishi Evolution FQ 330 that we showed you last week, well that was nothing compared to this, the FQ 400. Whereas the 330 HP version seemed to be nothing more than an EVO MR with a reflashed ECU, the FQ 400 is a whole different animal.
Starting off with the basics, Mitsubishi’s 4B11 receives four new high-flow fuel injectors, a new hybrid turbocharger that reduces lag, an upgraded intercooler to handle the additional boost and a full 3 inch stainless steel exhaust that spits the spent gasses out of a centrally mounted tail pipe. The result is a peak output of 403 HP and 387 lb-ft of torque. Enough thrust to move the FQ 400 from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.8 seconds.
Getting back to the “all new animal” topic. The FQ 400 receives a couple of body mods, that not only make the car look as impressive as the old EVO VI TME, but their composite construction saves some unnecessary weight and makes the factory tuned EVO even more capable. The engine is hidden away by a new hood with larger opening for even better cooling; the front bumper, side skirts, rear bumper and diffuser are all made from lightweight composite material.
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From the ‘It’s Better in Europe’ file comes the Mitsubishi Evo X FQ-400. While the hottest Mitsubishi Evo model on the U.S. market is the 291 hp Evo X MR, Mitsubishi U.K. has been making some serious improvements for the home market. For the last three generations of the Lancer Evo models, Mitsubishi U.K. has offered various models known as "FQ" (rumored to stand for F***ing Quick), and the FQ400 is the fastest of them all.
Mitsu teamed up with ADR Motorsport to tweak the standard 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbo engine. It’s boosted with revised ECU programming and a new exhaust to produce around 405bhp. The peak torque will be 400lb ft. The car gets new cooling intakes and vents, including a larger bonnet (hood) intake and cooling slots for the rear brakes, upgraded brakes, six-pot calipers at the front, and new 18-inch alloy wheels. The 0 to 60 time is expected to be about 3.5 seconds.
Price? Between £45,000 and £50,000 (about $67,000 to $74,000), but you don’t need to concern yourself with that. Since it’s not available in the U.S., it only hurts to think about it. Maybe a 305 hp Subaru Imprza WRX STI may help ease the pain?
It seems that not only supercars sell like hot cakes; the Mitsubishi’s iCity Car seems to be a real success also. The first 300 units sold out in just 2½ weeks. Compact size, price, specification, environmental credentials and styling are all top purchase reasons. Mitsubishi’s new i City Car has been a run-away success since it was launched in the UK in July 2007.
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