It was a sad day when Mitsubishi announced it would be discontinuing the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, but all good things must come to an end, or so they say. To pay it the homage it most certainly deserves, we at Heritage Mitsubishi want to offer a brief look back.
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, or EVO, got its start in 1992, when Mitsubishi developed the car to compete in the World Rally Championship. Lucky for driving enthusiasts, Mitsubishi also released a stripped down, street-legal version. A year later came the EVO II and then the EVO III in 1995; each iteration brought forth even more compelling performance feats, such as the revised turbocharger for the EVO III.
According to The News Wheel, it was the EVO IV that truly left its mark when it debuted with a twin-turbocharger, Active Yaw Control, the famed fog lights, and a limited-slip front differential. The EVO V came in 1998, offering a more aggressive stance and the torque to back it up. A few years later marked the arrival of the EVO VII and then, in 2003, the EVO VIII. It was the EVO IX in 2006 that many fell in love with, however, as it offered several driving modes, an updated transmission, and variable valve lifting. The EVO X was the final version, appearing in 2008 here in the States.
Thanks for the ride, Lancer EVO. You were a true thing of beauty. We still have Lancers in stock at Heritage Mitsubishi – come take one for a test drive!
For 2017, Mitsubishi is offering a new trim level for the Lancer sedan that’s not only tech-savvy and available in limited quantities, but affordable, too. The Limited Edition Mitsubishi Lancer will offer drivers a number of cool, stylish features for only a little more than the base ES 2.0 trim level with a price point of $20,660. Not bad for a sedan that will offer drivers standard features such as a custom black-and-red interior, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and more.
The inclusion of connectivity software like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the Limited Edition trim level brings the software to the U.S. Lancer lineup for the first time. Before, only the Mitsubishi Mirage and Outlander nameplates featured in-vehicle connectivity for smartphone users. In addition, the Lancer will also provide unique, sporty design elements and even a sunroof, allowing drivers to grab a practical, efficient sedan with a stylish vibe and high-tech upgrades for a competitive price.
The Limited Edition Mitsubishi Lancer can be found at dealerships as of late May 2017. Picking up the Limited Edition trim is your last chance to own a Lancer, as Mitsubishi recently announced it will be discontinuing the nameplate in August to focus on crossovers and plug-in hybrid technology.
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While many car owners trade up for a new car every five years or so, there are some people who drive their cars until they no longer work. If you fall into that second group, check out this 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer LS Sportwagon that has clocked in over 440,000 miles!
Now that’s a clear example of how Mitsubishi cars are built to last.
The Drive showcased this 14-year-old car as a mileage champion. While it might not be much to look at anymore, it is proof that Mitsubishi cars are built to last. When was the last time you saw a car with over 200,000 miles on it, let alone more than 400,000?
According to the Long-Term Quality Index, this particular Mitsubishi model was part of a string of a few years of cars that have exceptionally high quality. If you are looking for an incredibly affordable used car that will keep going and going, aim for a 2004-2006 Mitsubishi.
While Mitsubishi has long had a reputation of selling affordable vehicles. These cars are not cheap in the flimsy sense of the word. These cars are high-quality. In fact, Mitsubishi’s quality level is almost always above the industry average.
If you are looking for a great used or new car, come give the Mitsubishi brand a good look at Heritage Mitsubishi today.