Mitsubishi Adds Value, Economy and Styling in 2015
New Model Year Product Changes
Mississauga, ON, (August 11, 2014) – Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada enters the 2015 model year with several styling, technology and value-adding changes to its five product lines – including new styling cues on Mitsubishi Outlander, an improved transmission for Mitsubishi RVR and newly designated Limited Edition Mitsubishi Lancer sedan all-wheel control-sedan and Sportback models.
Redesigned and re-engineered in 2014, the newest Mitsubishi Outlander compact sport utility gets subtle styling updates that add up to a more daring execution up front. The 2015 Outlander’s new, all-black front fascia and bumper produce a fresh, integrated look, complemented by restyled, silver skid plates and all-black mouldings that arch around the wheel well.
Mitsubishi offers three Outlander ES price lines equipped with the 2.4-litre, four-cylinder MIVEC engine, including a price leading $25,998 2WD version, and two price lines equipped with all-wheel control (AWC). For 2015 model year, Outlander ES also receives a new-look bezel around the front fog lamps and, inside, new contrast seat stitching.
The revised fog-lamps and seat stitching also appear on the 2015 Outlander SE (starting at $31,198) and GTS-AWC ($36,198) – the latter also gets new 18-inch two-tone mesh alloy wheels, silver roof rails and LED tail lamps.
Outlander SE and GT are powered by Mitsubishi’s 3.0-litre, 227-horsepower, 24-valve MIVEC engine and six-speed Sportonic Automatic Transmission. The leap to the GT price line includes S-AWC, or Super All-Wheel Control – Mitsubishi’s sophisticated AWC system with added torque vectoring capabilities – essentially managing under/over steer and superior traction by providing torque to the front wheels on a left-to-right basis in addition to AWC’s front-to-back. Both AWC and S-AWC are selectable by the driver.
Outlander is rare among Canada’s compact SUVs to offer V-6 power but also for its advanced safety technologies Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Mitigation on GT price lines.
Based on NRCan’s new-for-2015 fuel ratings, the 2015 Outlander boasts near class-leading economy with a highway rating of 7.5 L/100 km on four-cylinder 2WD prince lines.
The starting MSRP for the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander with AWC is $27,998 for (ES AWC) while V-6 power on the SE AWC features an MSRP of $31,198. The top-of-the-line Outlander GT S-AWC starts at $36,198.
Mitsubishi’s best-selling model in Canada, the Mitsubishi RVR compact crossover receives an advanced, next-generation Continuously Variable Transmission for 2015 known as CVT-8. It is mated to RVR’s 2.0-litre, 16-valve DOHC, 148-hp, four-cylinder MIVEC engine. The latest transmission provides a dramatic improvement in RVR’s drive – better response and improved acceleration feel.
All the while CVT-8 contributes to the RVR’s boast of having one of the best highway fuel economy ratings (7.3 L/100 km for the 2WD version) in its segment.
Inside, all 2015 RVR price lines receive new audio trim panels; specifically, ES and SE get carbon-black finish while the top-of-the-line GT receives a glossy black “piano” panel with silver accents. RVR GT also gets new LED daytime running lights which, despite their name, also operate at night providing a unique light signature.
Starting MSRP for the 2015 Mitsubishi RVR is $19,998 for the ES 2WD price line. Four RVR SE price lines are available including two 2WD versions (starting at $22,298) and two AWC price lines (starting at $25,698). The RVR GT is only available with AWC and Sportronic CVT (S-CVT) with paddle shifters and begins at $28,898.
Mitsubishi’s newest model and first subcompact, Mirage gets an expanded line-up for 2015. In response to consumer demand, the “Plus Package” – inclusive of air conditioning, keyless entry, Bluetooth hands-free capability with voice control and power rear windows – is available on the Mirage ES.
The second Mirage price line, SE, now incorporates the previous model year’s Convenience Package as standard equipment and also receives integrated turn-signal lamps on the exterior mirrors and, inside, new seat fabric for 2015.
The Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback achieves leading fuel efficiency by way of its 1.2-litre, all-aluminum, in-line three-cylinder, double overhead-cam engine with variable valve timing, higher compression ratio, friction-reducing pistons, bearings, camshaft and valve train design. Mirage is available in two ES and one SE price line designation – all with either five-speed manual or Continuously Variable Transmission choices.
Expressive in such exterior colours as InfraRed, Plasma Purple and Sapphire Blue, Mirage features a sculpted, smooth aerodynamic design with curves that add up to an impressive .28 coefficient of drag. A rear roof spoiler is standard and, when teamed with a narrow radiator grille, shapely front bumper and a tapered roof, the look is stylishly cool. The functional, well-appointed interior is roomy for five passengers, ergonomic and comfortable with good visibility.
Mirage’s safety attributes also demonstrate the model’s “Get a Lot for a Little” value theme. It starts with the RISE body structure – a superbly engineered safety shell that absorbs impact energy around the passenger compartment (not in it) in a collision. Mirage also features seven airbags, and an Anti-lock Braking System that incorporates a suite of additional safety technologies such as Electronic Brake Distribution, Brake Assist System, Brake Over-ride System and Active Stability Control.
When equipped with CVT Mirage achieves city/highway fuel economy of 5.9 L/100 km and, 6.4 L/100 km in city driving and 5.3 L/100 km on the highway. The Mirage equipped with the five-speed, manual transmission is rated at 6.4 L/100 km in combined driving, 5.5 L/100 km highway and 7.0 L/100 km in city driving.
For 2015 model year Mirage pricing is $12,498 for the ES price line ($13,698 for CVT-equipped ES), $13,798 for the ES Plus Package ($14,998 for CVT) and $15,998 for the SE ($17,198 for SE with CVT).
The 2015 model year sees the addition of the Lancer SE AWC Limited Edition price line, another in a growing line of value-packed Mitsubishi sedans featuring all-wheel control. The new-for-2015 Lancer price line builds on the base SE AWC with such features as power sunroof, fog lamps, exhaust finisher and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob – for an MSRP of $23,598.
Also for 2015 all SE base pricelines receive the Lancer Ralliart-style front fascia with a body-colour centre bumper portion. All SE Limited Edition price lines receive the Lancer Ralliart-style front fascia with a black centre bumper portion. Additionally, all Lancers (except DE), receive new exterior mirrors with integrated turn signal lamps.
A perennial strong-selling sedan in the Mitsubishi line-up, front-wheel-drive versions of Lancer (DE, SE and GT) are powered by the 148-horsepower, 16-valve 2.0-litre DOHC MIVEC engine. MSRPs for front-drive, five-speed manual transmission Lancers begin at $14,998 for DE, $19,198 for SE and $24,198 for Lancer GT.
With the all-wheel-control Lancer price lines (SE AWC and GT AWC) consumers step-up to the 168-horsepower, 16-valve, 2.4-litre DOHC MIVEC engine. MSRPs for all-wheel-control equipped, S-CVT-equipped Lancers begin at $22,998 for SE AWC and $27,998 for GT AWC.
In its final year of sales, the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart enters the new model year with a few enhancements. New for the 2015 are dark-finish 18-inch alloy wheels, door mirrors with integrated turn signal lamps, stitching added to front inside door panels and new seat fabric for the base price line. The high-performance Ralliart is powered by the 237-horsepower, 16-valve, 2.0-litre turbocharged DOHC MIVEC engine and features a starting MSRP of $32,498.
For 2015, Mitsubishi will offer the top-of-the-line Lancer Evolution MR price line.
The world’s first mass-produced, all-electric car, Mitsubishi i-MiEV continues as a 2014 model with a new, lower price. Available only in ES designation, i-MiEV carries an MSRP of only $27,998 – that’s a $6,000 reduction, plus government rebates exist for buyers in Ontario and Quebec.
Mitsubishi vehicles are backed by the best warranty in the world, lending itself to the company’s new Canadian brand statement: Built Better, Backed Better. With the exception of i-MiEV, Lancer Ralliart and Lancer Evolution, all Mitsubishi vehicles sold in Canada receive a 10-year or 160,000-km limited powertrain warranty and a five- years or 100,000-km limited new vehicle warranty along with five years, unlimited mileage roadside assistance.