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Mitsubishi recently announced some exciting news about the Lancer — a new Limited Edition trim will join the lineup soon. That means a new look, tons of goodies, and a final Lancer trim before Mitsubishi ends production on it for good. Best of all, it has a starting MSRP of $19,795 and will be available by the end of May 2017.
“The Lancer has a long-standing tradition of providing consumers unparalleled value at an attractive price, so it was only fitting we pay tribute to the sedan with a Limited Edition trim offering … With the addition of updated styling and advanced technology features, the Limited Edition Lancer is set to appeal to consumers who prioritize aesthetics and enjoy a connected car experience.” – Don Swearingen, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Mitsubishi Motors North America.
Sounds about right. The new Lancer Limited Edition trim will have the same engine and horsepower on the Lancer ES, but the engine is paired to Mitsubishi’s Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), an automatic transmission that seamlessly switches through gears without a loss of speed or expended fuel. That transmission boosts the vehicle’s fuel economy up to 27 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Hello darkness, my old friend…oh it’s a sad shame, it is. With so many possibilities afoot when Mitsubishi joined up with Nissan-Renault, talk of the Lancer was one of the first changes to pop up. Now, Mitsubishi Motors says that 2017 will be the last model year that the Lancer will be produced. What will happen now?
The merge between Nissan and Mitsubishi in late 2016 was and will still be a mutually beneficial relationship between the two companies. There was talk about the Lancer being placed on Nissan’s CMF platform to easily share components between Nissan, Renault, and Mitsubishi. Whether or not that concept will return under a new name is unknown, so for now, the Lancer is being laid to rest.
Although the new 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer has many great features, good fuel economy and modern technology, some drivers are looking for ways to bump up the engine’s horsepower and torque. Well, thankfully there are plenty of components and mods out there to increase an engine’s power without getting a new car. Here’s a list of some modifications you can do to increase your Lancer’s horsepower and torque.
Cold Air Intake
One of the easiest ways to increase the horsepower of an engine is to increase the airflow to the engine. There are various types of air intakes, but in the end many drivers lean towards a cold air intake. Cold air intakes are designed with an increased surface area to pull air through and then they make that air cold. Cold air intakes can be up to three times larger than factory air intakes. Cold air is denser than warm air, and denser air has more oxygen, which is key to creating bigger explosions in the combustion chamber. It’s basic science, the more air and oxygen in the combustion chamber, the bigger the explosions of fuel, and bigger explosions create more engine power.
After the engine burns up the air and fuel, it expels the leftover fumes through the exhaust. Stock mufflers don’t do justice when it comes to horsepower. The CatBack exhaust will remove the restrictions of the muffler and allow fumes to escape quickly in a straight shot.
Whether you like crossovers, sedans, fuel efficient cars, or even electric vehicles, Mitsubishi has upgraded their models for the 2017 model year. So let’s take a quick look at some of the highlights for each Mitsubishi model.
2017 Mitsubishi Lancer
The Mitsubishi Lancer is a classic. Many of the Lancer trims are available with AWC or “all-wheel control” for better handling when on the road. The base trim is powered by a 2.0-liter MIVEC engine, granting it 148 horsepower. MIVEC is Mitsubishi’s patented VVT system, a design implemented for performance and fuel economy. The EPA for the Lancer is 27/34 mpg city/highway, so the proof is in the pudding.
Some of the other standard features are 16-inch two-tone alloy wheels, the popular FUSE Hands-Free link system, and a 6.1-inch touchscreen with rearview camera. You’re not going to see many base trim vehicles with a touchscreen and a camera. On the higher end trims, luxury features like leather trim, heated front seats, and premium audio systems are at your fingertips.
The starting MSRP is $17,795 and is backed by the best coverage from Mitsubishi, nearly doubling every other auto brand warranty on the market today.
2017 models have already started hitting the streets and two popular sedans, the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer and the 2017 Mazda3, are two mid-size sedans available to buyers. Both models have similarities and differences that make them ideal for different drivers. If you are looking for a reasonably priced sedan, these two cars may have come up in your research. Here are some key comparison points between the base trims of both models.
Trims + Engine
The Lancer is available in four different trims and the Mazda3 is available in five trims. The base Lancer trim is the Lancer ES 2.0 and it has a 2.0-liter 148-horsepower MIVEC engine. The Mazda3’s base trim is the i Sport and with a 150-horsepower 2.0-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine, both engines are fairly similar in terms of power.
Both the Mazda3 and the Mitsubishi Lancer are four-door sedans, but there are many exterior and interior features that differ between the vehicles. Mitsubishi Lancer features include auto-off halogen headlights, fog lights, LED running lights, rear combination taillights, chrome upper and lower grille, and 16-inch two tone alloy wheels.
The Lancer also has some top of the notch interior and technology features like a 6.1-inch color LCD multi-information display, a high contrast speedometer, fabric seating, and much more. (more…)
2017 is right around the corner and new 2017 car models have begun showing up in showrooms across the nation, especially at Mitsubishi dealerships. Mitsubishi has already released three 2017 models, the Mirage, Mirage G4 and i-Miev, and in August 2016, they released the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer. Check out the highlights of the new 2017 Lancer model.