Possible Return of the Lancer Evolution

When the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution was discontinued in 2008 after a ten-year run, Mitsubishi enthusiasts were disappointed to see the beloved sports car come off the market. The Evo X took its place until it was discontinued internationally in 2017. Now, there are rumors of the possible return of the Lancer Evolution — an idea that has thrilled sports car fans around the globe.

There is speculation that a new Mitsubishi vehicle will be named the Lancer Evolution XI, in the spirit of the Evo X. Rumors are swirling that the new Lancer will be built upon the CMF-C/D F4 platform, a creation of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance.

Its drivetrain options are purported to be similar to the Renault Megane RS. A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a dual-clutch gearbox for seamless shifting are likely options for the new Lancer, along with an S-AWC four-wheel-drive setup.

Mitsubishi chairman and former CEO Osamu Masuko is behind a push to revive the automaker’s powerful, high-performance cars, marking him as the person most likely behind the possible return of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.

While the Lancer has been internationally discontinued since 2017, the saloon version of the car is still popular in Chinese-speaking markets, proving that the car still has wide appeal.

Want to check out the latest Mitsubishi models? Visit us at Biggers Mitsubishi in Elgin, IL.

The Updated Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Boasts Greater Efficiency

The updated Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is on its way to UK dealerships, and it’s sporting a powertrain with better all-electric mileage, faster charging, and more performance options, making it even more fun to drive.

The Outlander PHEV has always been one of the most diverse SUVs on the road, bringing together unbeatable efficiency and eco-consciousness with sporty, powerful performance and tons of features.

The new model still delivers luxurious cabin materials, convenient technologies like the 360-degree rearview camera, and smartphone integration, along with an improved powertrain.

Its battery power has increased by 15 percent and 10kw, improving its horsepower, torque, and fuel economy. The updated Outlander PHEV boasts an electric range of up to 28 miles, and the battery can charge to 80 percent in just 25 minutes, so it’s easy to commute to work or the grocery store without ever switching to fuel.

And that’s not all — the gas engine also received an upgrade, going from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder to a 2.4-liter. The new Outlander PHEV can tow up to 1,500 pounds. With muscle like that, you can haul a small trailer, bring a boat for family vacations, or help your family and friends move.

You can test-drive the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV at Biggers Mitsubishi.

How the Mitsubishi Dendo Drive House System Works

The pursuit of clean energy has allowed Mitsubishi to develop a whole new technology – the Dendo Drive House System. Showcased at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, Mitsubishi designed the system so that your home and your EV can share electric power with one another through the use of solar panels and a home battery.

If you’re interested in this technology, you’ll have to schedule an appointment to have a professional install the system in your house. Once installed, the home battery will be able to charge your EV using the house’s electrical power. However, if there is excess energy leftover in the EV at the end of a long day, it can function as a sort of backup generator by providing energy to the house as well. One benefit of this is the ability to continue powering the house with your vehicle during a power outage.

The Dendo Drive House System was revealed alongside the new Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer, an all-electric SUV, in Geneva and it’s said to be compatible with the new vehicle. Mitsubishi representatives have revealed that other EVs and PHEV hybrids in its lineup are also compatible with the technology. Bringing clean energy to the forefront of its brand is a big step in a sustainable direction for Mitsubishi.

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Outlander PHEV Becomes Best-Selling Mitsubishi Model in Europe

Mitsubishi has been enjoying a new level of success thanks to the popularity of the Outlander family of crossovers. In the U.S., the Outlander Sport continues to be the best-selling Mitsubishi model in the United States, but over in Europe, an unexpected contender has taken the number-one spot – the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. The plug-in hybrid variant of the Outlander name has become a top pick for European drivers.

Since its 2013 debut in Japan, the Outlander PHEV has reached cumulative sales of 200,000 units sold around the world, a new record for members of the plug-in hybrid segment. Europe is responsible for over 130,000 of those sales over the course of the four years it has been available to the European market. Its efficient engine, innovative hybrid powertrain, and crossover versatility make it an appealing pick for buyers who don’t want to compromise space or capability for a fuel-efficient vehicle.

Will the U.S. catch up to Europe? The American Outlander PHEV is a far cry from being the country’s best-selling Mitsubishi model, but it also debuted late stateside, coming to the American market several years later than other global markets. Hybrids and EVs are also more popular in Europe than here. However, increasing interest in the green car market could spell even more future success for the Outlander PHEV.

Come test drive the Outlander at Biggers Mitsubishi.

Biggers Mitsubishi Welcomes Back the Eclipse with a New Crossover

2018 Mitsubishi

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

The Eclipse Coupe was discontinued in 2011, but the Eclipse is back in a bigger and better way as the all-new 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

The Eclipse Cross slots in perfectly with the competitive and ever-growing compact crossover segment, adding some boldness and style to the mix. It comes with a standard 1.5-liter direct-injection turbo engine with admirable horsepower and efficiency. It also offers an advanced All-Wheel Control system as standard above the base model, increasing your confidence and control while behind the wheel.

Safety and Technology

Whether you are traveling the daily commute in rain and snow or setting out on an off-road weekend adventure, the Eclipse Cross has you covered. All the while, you can sit back comfortably and enjoy the incredible technology at your fingertips, including a 7-inch infotainment system with smartphone connectivity features. You will also be put at ease by the remarkable standard and available advanced safety features that the Eclipse Cross has to offer.

Not only does the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross boast admirable performance and power, but it also features a daring design and fun technology to further increase its appeal. At Biggers Mitsubishi, we gladly welcome back the Eclipse in the form of this new compact crossover.

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross’s Features Set the Bar High

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross featuresHere at Biggers Mitsubishi, we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the all-new 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. This fantastic new crossover delivers stellar styling with coupe lines and athletic features. And thanks to its well-equipped interior, the Eclipse Cross’s features are everything a modern driver wants.

The Eclipse Cross fits into the Mitsubishi lineup between the Outlander and Outlander Sport. You get to choose from among four trim levels. All models will come standard with a responsive 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that can tow up to 1,500 pounds when properly equipped.

Inside, the Eclipse Cross has plenty of technology to offer. A large touchscreen takes center stage and most models will offer Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility. In addition, buyers can opt for the color head-up display that puts pertinent information within an easy glance of the driver. There will also be abundant safety features available including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and blind-spot monitoring.

If you are as excited about the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross as we are, you will be happy to hear that it will arrive at Biggers Mitsubishi in March. Give us a call, and we will let you know as soon as it arrives.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Outlander PHEV SUVs Coming to the US

 

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Outlander PHEV

 

Mitsubishi is one of the smallest automakers in the industry, but it holds the largest potential. Featuring a line of high-value vehicles, the manufacturer is looking toward increasing its offerings over the next few years, and with the launch of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and Outlander PHEV this December, it looks like the Japanese brand is returning to its roots.

“Our core strength is SUVs,” said Osamu Masuko, Mitsubishi CEO. “Mitsubishi offered them long before the term was coined.”

The first step in strengthening the line comes in the form of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. Sleek, upscale styling and a powerful 1.5-liter turbocharged engine live up to the crossover’s namesake.

After its hard-hitting debut at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross made the fast track to the production line. It marks one of the first crossovers to bear the brand’s new design language.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will be followed by the launch of the Outlander PHEV in December 2017 and early 2018. The long-awaited model has been available in Japan for several years now, but it looks like it will finally make its way to American roadways.

Here at Biggers Mitsubishi, we’re pumped for the arrival of the newest Mitsubishi SUVs!

Christmas Activities in Elgin, Illinois

 

Christmas In IL

Christmas is quickly approaching, and there’s still time get into the holiday spirit. We here at Biggers Mitsubishi know of a few Christmas activities in Elgin that you won’t want to miss.

Holiday Wreath Workshop

Creating your very own holiday wreath is the game plan at the Holiday Wreath Workshop at Blumen Gardens. Taking place on Dec. 5 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., the event will also feature a selection of wine to indulge in as you craft the perfect wreath.

“The Spirit of the Horse”

If you’re on the hunt for a story that reflects the Christmas spirit, you’ll be hard-pressed to find one better than “The Spirit of the Horse.” An inspiring holiday tale, the story follows two orphans who wish for a family to love them. Catch a showing on Dec. 8, 9, or 10. All proceeds benefit Horses Without Humans.

Breakfast with Santa

There are plenty of great ways to get into the Christmas spirit, and attending the upcoming Breakfast with Santa is one of them. Taking place at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville, the event will feature brunch on Dec. 9 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. with the big man himself. Families will be treated to crafts, a breakfast buffet, and plenty of photo opportunities with Santa Claus.

KBB.com Most Affordable Awards Go to Two Mitsubishi Vehicles

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander

Each year, Kelley Blue Book offers a series of awards, all of which are considered extremely prestigious in the auto industry. One of the award series the website offers is the KBB.com Most Affordable Cars in different categories. This year, Mitsubishi won several spots in the 10 Most Affordable New Cars category and the 10 Most Affordable 3-Row Vehicles.

The Mitsubishi Outlander didn’t just make the 10 Most Affordable 3-Row Vehicles list, it topped it, making it the most affordable three-row vehicle you can buy. Seven-passenger SUVs typically require a much higher cost than smaller cars, which can put a strain on families who need extra space—but the Outlander is priced around the same as full-size sedans and small SUVs, making it much more accessible for the average American family.

The Mitsubishi Mirage made the 10 Most Affordable New Cars list in 7th place, after being named the most affordable car to lease based on a study by Growella and winning multiple most affordable awards since it was first released in 2014 for the 2015 model year. The Mirage is one of the lowest-priced vehicles on the market and is the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid vehicle in America. It also offers lots of features and technologies, which make it an even better value.

Find out more about these super affordable vehicles today and give us a call at Biggers Mitsubishi!

All About the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Sometimes less is more, and such is proving to be the case as Mitsubishi narrows their focus onto their Outlander lineup. These sophisticated SUVs have quite a bold presence in their class, and are proving to be worth the time and attention that the Mitsubishi name is putting towards them.

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport in particular is proving to be a best-selling choice for small families and those looking for a versatile performance. As the smaller version of the Outlander, the 2017 Outlander Sport is more compact and thus easier to maneuver in crowded city driving or tight parking spaces, and is also exceptionally efficient at 30 mpg highway*. Even so, the Outlander Sport still gives a powerful performance.

Mitsubishi’s 2017 Outlander lineup gets updates across the board, with improvements in handling, design, and technologies. The Outlander Sport now features elegant details like LED taillights, a standard leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and 18-inch alloy wheels, all of which help this vehicle to both stand apart from its competitors and its earlier iterations.

If you’re ready to take a closer look at one of the best compact SUVs on the market, and a favorite among Mitsubishi fans everywhere, stop by Biggers Mitsubishi today to set up a test drive in the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

*EPA mileage estimate. Actual mileage may vary.