Posts Tagged ‘Lancer Evolution’

Cancelled Mitsubishi Starion 4WD is Revealed

Thursday, June 10th, 2021
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At one time, Mitsubishi Motors was known for its rally cars. The first vehicle by the Japanese automaker entered into an international motorsports event set a track record – it was the Mitsubishi 500 Super Deluxe. The automaker would go on to soon be known as a legend, when a favorite model of consumers everywhere, won the World Rally Championship (WRC) for four years running. It was the Lancer Evolution Tommi Makinen Edition, and the last of which was recently auctioned off in Europe. Now, never before seen pictures of the last sports car coupe to come from Mitsubishi Motors are seeing light – the Starion 4WD.

As mentioned, the Starion 4WD never saw the light of day. Part of a collective called “Group B rally”, rally cars in this group were some of the fastest, most powerful, and most sophisticated rally cars manufactured. Some would go so far as to call it the golden era of rallying. However, due to some fatal events, including the death of late Champion Henri Toivonen and co-pilot Sergio Cresto during the Tour de Corse rally in 1986, Group B cars were banned from racing.

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2023 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Render

Friday, June 4th, 2021
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There has been a lot of guessing at what Mitsubishi Motors is up to next. After the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance held a virtual press conference in May 2020 to share business strategies for the Alliance going forward, one of the highlights is that the first new model to come from the automotive group will be coming from none other than Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors. A mini electric vehicle designed by Nissan and Mitsubishi was previously launched in Japan, Mitsubishi previewed the AIRTEK at the Shanghai Auto Show, and eventually, Mitsubishi will adopt and rebadge a Renault vehicle to gain a foothold in the European market, already leaving the UK after auctioning off the last Lancer EVO VI Tommi Makinen Edition. Hold that thought, because none of the above is the C-D segment vehicle Mitsubishi has promised us –could it be the new Mitsubishi Lancer?

C-segment vehicles are the 3rd category used for passenger cars, typically described as “medium cars”, but can range between “small family car” and even “compact car” in the states. D-segment vehicles are the 4th category, and although known as “large family cars”, present day D-segment vehicles are known as mid-size and muscle cars. You can feel it, can’t you? Mitsubishi Motors might be breaking away from SUVs – finally – and bringing back what we all want.

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Is Mitsubishi Ralliart Making a Comeback?

Wednesday, May 26th, 2021
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When the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross was first revealed, there was a lot of backlash. Totally understandable, really. Mitsubishi Motors has pulled many of its sports cars out of the U.S., the Mitsubishi Eclipse amongst them, along with the Lancer and Lancer Evolution series. Some of the latter are still legends today. Teasing the revival of a rally car, only to reveal a crossover, was like salt on the wound, and the circulating artwork of a Lancer crossover isn’t helping. Talk of Mitsubishi Motors Corp (MMC) reviving Ralliart was reported recently by Forbes, and it feels like a rollercoaster all over again.

We can’t help but wonder if this comes from the recent auction for the last Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Tommi Makinen Edition, sold in Europe for £100,100, or $121,000 USD. Mitsubishi Motors standing in Europe is currently confusing. The automaker is making its departure from the UK market, while simultaneously starting 2023 with two models produced by Groupe Renault but rebranded and restyled for Mitsubishi Motors. Only being released in selected markets in Europe, perhaps the automaker is looking for a cornerstone. After all, the press release from the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance was only two months ago (March 2021).

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Mitsubishi Auctions Off Lancer EVO VI TME Before Leaving UK Market

Friday, May 7th, 2021
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The last Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Tommi Makinen Edition was just sold at an auction in Europe for £100,100. In terms of USD, that’s just under $121,000. It sounds a little absurd that someone would pay over $100,000 for an old sports sedan, but then again, back in 2016, someone spent $76,400 on a Mitsubishi-joint-eBay auction for the last Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition. This one was also for the children, with all proceeds going to charity (Feeding America and Second Harvest Food Bank). We’re not sure if the same outcome happened this time around, but it’s a historic moment all the same. Not only did the Lancer EVO VI Tommi Makinen Edition (TME) set a record for the most expensive Mitsubishi ever sold at an auction, but it also marks the departure of Mitsubishi Motors from the UK market.

Wow, that’s a big one. Back in May 2020, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance shared a new business strategy, along with previews at new and upcoming technology and concepts, with Mitsubishi Motors set as the first automaker in the bunch to release a new vehicle. Since then, we haven’t seen much aside from a Mitsubishi and Nissan mini electric vehicle project and the Mitsubishi Airtek concept, debuted at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show. Each automaker in the Alliance will also be setting its sights on different regions to drive sales and pulling out of the UK market might be a part of this new strategy if Mitsubishi doesn’t fare well in parts of Europe.

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Can a Crossover Really Replace the Lancer Evolution?

Friday, May 22nd, 2020
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With Mitsubishi Motors continuing to move towards crossovers and SUVs, especially plug-in hybrid SUVs, some may wonder if plans to bring back favorites like the Lancer have truly bitten the dust. Once known for their rally cars, Mitsubishi made a name for itself with the Galant Vr-4 when it won the WRC1000 and RAC Rallies in 1989, a sports car that was soon followed by the Lancer EVO. A fan-favorite for modifying, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X was popular on the track for amateur racers. The EVO-8 has even been known to match up with the likes of the Lamborghini Murciélago. Still, if Mitsubishi has duped the Lancer Crossover plans, how can we get revive the Lancer today?

Oh, we didn’t mention the new Lancer is a crossover. Yeah, that’s a thing. Mitsubishi is turning the Lancer into a crossover, and the image above is what the automaker says it’s going for. Doing what looks like drifting, this SUV will be what Mitsubishi Motors is calling a “performance-oriented” SUV. Why would Mitsubishi turn the racecar Lancer into something like this? Would you believe us if we told you this is supposed to be the rebirth of the Lancer Evolution?

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What If the New Mitsubishi Lancer Had EVO DNA?

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
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Miami Lakes Automall Mitsubishi Lancer EVO Crossover

When Mitsubishi Motors said they were reinventing the EVO nameplate for an all-electric SUV, many fans of the old Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution weren’t very happy. After all, the Lancer EVO was a rally car, and the last Mitsubishi Lancer EVO was sold on eBay, September 2017. A little later, Mitsubishi Motors debuted the Mitsubishi e-Evolution at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2017. They called it a “high-performance” SUV, and had plans to also make it semi-autonomous with all new futuristic designs inside and out. Then, in early 2018, Mitsubishi announced the revival of the Mitsubishi Lancer as a crossover. Signs are pointing to this new Lancer becoming the e-Evolution concept to resurrect the nameplate. Again, fans aren’t happy, but let’s take a look at what the Lancer EVO was once capable of, and how its abilities can translate into a crossover today.

Here’s a video of Jeremy Clarkson from BBC’s TopGear showing off the Lancer EVO eighth-generation, and ultimately racing a Lamborghini Murciélago. The results were surprising.

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Mitsubishi Motors is Turning the Lancer Into a Crossover

Friday, May 11th, 2018
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Miami Lakes Automall Mitsubishi Lancer Crossover

Mitsubishi Motors is doing it again. We’re not surprised, and unlike some of the pessimists of the internet, we’re not disheartened either. We all know Mitsubishi Motors has turned their attention towards crossovers for their future lineup. This was first evident when they teased the debut of their new crossover, a throwback to the Mitsubishi Eclipse, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. The new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross debuted at Geneva during the auto show, and there was plenty to like. Not only did this crossover have some of the aesthetic appeal of a sports car, but the technology in the Eclipse Cross was a new frontier for Mitsubishi. The next Mitsubishi vehicle to be transformed is the Mitsubishi Lancer, now a crossover.

Oh, we can hear the cries already. “No, not the record breaking Mitsubishi Lancer!” Oh, boo-hoo. The Mitsubishi Lancer was discontinued, get over it. If you liked it so much, you had your chance to get a Mitsubishi Lancer Limited Edition in 2017. Mitsubishi is making way for new vehicles and giving old vehicles a new purpose, like the Mitsubihsi e-Evolution wearing the “Evo” nameplate. And that vehicle concept looks pretty amazing so far. Take a look at the picture above and below. That’s the style the new Mitsubishi Lancer crossover may take a few cues from.

Miami Lakes Automall Mitsubishi Lancer Crossover 1

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Mitsubishi Motors Over the Last 100 Years

Monday, February 6th, 2017
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Miami Lakes 2017 Mitsubishi 100 Year Anniversary

This year, Mitsubishi Motors is celebrating their 100-year Anniversary. It’s quite the milestone for any company, and it makes one think back on how it all started. Even moreso, where is the motor company heading now? Before thinking about the future, we need to take a step back to where it all began.

1917

Mitsubishi Motors was born in the early 1900s, and their very first automobile was the Mitsubishi Model-A. Not a fancy name, but the vehicle was designed for luxury and important people. Sort of like horse-drawn carriages, one would expect someone important is traveling, so it makes sense. We don’t expect many of our readers to remember the world 100 years ago, but if you do, you might remember World War I was being fought.

1962

In 1961 Mitsubishi found their passion … racing. They entered and set a track record at an international motorsports event with their new vehicle, the Mitsubishi 500 Super Deluxe. However, even with international acknowledgement, Mitsubishi was still mostly in Japan in the 60’s, and it would be a little while until they came to America. Here in the states, you may remember Martin Luther King Jr, the top Soul Brother that changed a country.

1971

Here’s when Mitsubishi started to really make a name for themselves, research electric vehicle technology, and shortly after becoming the first automaker to massively market an electric vehicle. This is also the year they came to America, but to break the ice, their vehicle was bought and sold by Dodge under the veil of the Dodge Colt for more than 20 years. The 1970s were largely a time of change with many people of color and gender fighting for their rights, and protests against the ongoing Vietnam War.

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Say “Sayonara” to the Mitsubishi Lancer as Mitsubishi Motors Prepares for New Models

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Miami Lakes Sayonara Mitsubishi Lancer

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.

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4 Cool Features of the 2014 Evo

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

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If you’re looking for a Mitsubishi dealer in Miami serving up great deals on the 2014 Lancer Evolution, then you should hop, skip, and jump down to Miami Lakes Mitsubishi!

The Lancer Evolution, commonly known as the Evo, is a high quality performance sports car guaranteed to rock your world. If you’re unfamiliar with the Evo, here’s a glimpse into the most advanced Mitsubishi vehicle to date!

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