Mitsubishi for 2011: The RVR – an all new eco-friendly CUV headlines the lineup
Leading edge technology, new models and thoughtful improvements for 2011 models
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. (October, 2010) – For 2011, the big news from Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada Inc. (MMSCAN) is that the long awaited Mitsubishi RVR, an all new compact Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV) that combines eco friendly state of the art technology, superior fuel efficiency, premium features and superb functionality is now available at Canadian dealerships. .
With the introduction of truly contemporary vehicles like the 2011 RVR, Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada Inc. (MMSCAN) is enthusiastic about the future and remains dedicated to providing Canadians with superbly engineered, safe, efficient, eco friendly products that are designed for a changing world.
For the 2011 model year seven Mitsubishi models in a variety of trim levels and body styles are offered. The all new, smart-sized RVR CUV is available in SE 2WD, SE 4WD and GT 4WD trim. The always popular Outlander SUV has four trim levels, the 4 cylinder ES 2WD and ES 4WD, the V6 powered LS 4WD and the luxurious XLS with S AWC technology. The Mitsubishi Endeavor, our established midsize SUV, comes in fully equipped SE AWD trim. Passenger cars include the compact Lancer sedan in DE, SE, and – new for 2011 – GT trim, with Lancer Sportback available in SE and GT trim only. High performance compacts include the Lancer Ralliart, a sedan and Lancer Sportback Ralliart, both with 237 hp and All Wheel Control; plus the competition tested, ultra-high performance Lancer Evolution with Super All Wheel Control. And lastly, the stunning sports car duo of Eclipse Coupe and Eclipse Spyder, both available in GS or GT P trim with 4-cylinder or V6 power available.
Occupant Safety – The highest priority in all Mitsubishi vehicles
The safety features below are typical of most Mitsubishi products and are not meant to be an inclusive list. There are slight differences in passive and active safety systems depending on what is most appropriate for specific models. Mitsubishi products are built on a unibody chassis with extensive use of high strength steel. This RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) structure disperses energy loads during side and rear collisions and controls distortion, enhancing occupant protection and helping to protect the fuel system in the event of a rear impact. Standard safety features include: Advanced dual stage front air bags, front seat mounted side impact air bags, plus front and rear side curtain airbags. All seating positions have three point safety belts. Front seats have height adjustable shoulder anchors plus pretentioners and force limiters for the front belts. Also included are child safety locks for the rear doors (if applicable); a LATCH system for CRS; steel side guard door beams; front and rear crumple zones, an anti-theft engine immobilizer and security alarm system. Some models have front occupant seat position sensors and active front seat structure. Most models are equipped with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control Logic (TCL) and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
The All New Mitsubishi RVR – world class aerodynamics and room for five.
The smart sized, five-passenger RVR Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV) is 345 mm (13.6 inches) shorter than the Mitsubishi Outlander SUV, its popular sibling, and 30 mm (1.2 inches) narrower. The 2011 RVR features a completely new body design with world class aerodynamics, a more fuel efficient engine and advanced technologies like an energy regeneration system. Both two wheel drive and four wheel drive versions are offered, while available transmissions include a five speed manual and Mitsubishi’s Sportronic® Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) automatic. Models include RVR SE 2WD, RVR SE 4WD and RVR GT 4WD.
Powertrain & Suspension – The 2011 RVR is available in three trim levels and two drivetrain combinations. All RVR models are powered by a updated version of Mitsubishi’s famous 4B11 four cylinder powerplant. This fuel efficient 2.0 litre, aluminum block & head, 16 valve, DOHC, MIVEC equipped engine produces 148 hp @ 6000 rpm and 145 lb-ft of torque @ 4200 rpm and runs on regular unleaded fuel. The powerband is engineered so that the torque curve is relatively flat from 2200 rpm all the way up to just below the 6500 rpm redline. New features include resin coated pistons and smoother surface camshafts for reduced friction and improved fuel economy. A higher efficiency alternator and electric power steering also aid in this cause. RVR SE 2WD, the most affordable model, is equipped with front wheel drive and either a 5 speed manual transmission or the optional Sportronic® CVT automatic. RVR SE 4WD is virtually identical except that it offers the Sportronic® CVT as standard equipment and features Mitsubishi’s proprietary 4WD system known as All Wheel Control (AWC). The most luxurious model is the RVR GT 4WD. It also features AWC with the Sportronic® CVT and includes steering wheel mounted magnesium alloy paddle shifters that allow the CVT to shift gears like a six speed manual transmission.
Both the RVR and Outlander share the same suspension setup – a MacPherson strut layout in front with an advanced multilink and coil system at the rear. Like the Outlander, stabilizer bars are also used at both the front and rear, but the RVR has some features in its design that better suit its more compact dimensions and provide a more optimal degree of ride comfort and stability. These include cross members to support the new electric power steering and a redesigned rear floor pan to accommodate a more aerodynamically shaped muffler. As noted above, a new Electric Power Steering system (EPS) has been introduced that provides excellent road feedback as well as being more energy efficient. Brakes are large ventilated discs in the front and solid discs in the rear. RVR SE models feature 16-inch alloy wheels with 215/70R16 all-season tires and GT 4WD models feature 18 inch alloy wheels with 225/55R18 all-season tires.
Style, Comfort, Convenience – RVR has one of the lowest coefficients of drag of any vehicle in its class and less drag means better fuel efficiency. RVR is a comfortable place for five. The embossed fabric driver’s seat adjusts six ways. The steering wheel and shift knob are leather wrapped. Power windows, door locks and heated front seats are standard. SE models enjoy air conditioning; GT models have automatic climate control. The interior is full of storage pockets, compartments, utility hooks and 12 volt outlets (2). The rear seatback folds down (60/40). The audio controls are steering wheel mounted for convenience and safety. An auxiliary audio RCA input jack is standard, as well as Bluetooth® 2.0 hands-free cellular phone interface with streaming audio and USB audio input with voice control. SE models feature a 140-watt, AM/FM/CD/MP3 compatible audio system with 4 speakers, digital signal processor, equalization control and speed compensated volume, standard. GT owners enjoy a 710 Watt, Rockford-Fosgate® audio system with 9 speakers including a 10 inch dual voice coil subwoofer with Punch® control, in-dash 6 disc CD/MP3 compatible changer, digital signal processor, 3-band equalization, speed compensated volume and a SIRIUS Satellite Radio with 6-months complimentary subscription. Plus, to enhance their listening pleasure, GT owners view the stars through a Panoramic Roof with a power sliding sunshade and LED lighting. There are many more features, but the key point is that every RVR model is well equipped with a range of premium features and GT models have a few extra.
Mitsubishi Outlander for 2011 – Aggressive styling and available S AWC
The 2011 Outlander is available in three trim levels and four drivetrain combinations. Outlander ES comes in both 2WD and 4WD versions and is powered exclusively by Mitsubishi’s excellent 2.4 litre engine. Outlander LS features driver selectable 4WD and V6 power. Outlander XLS also features V6 power plus the additional security and control of Super All Wheel Control (S AWC). Both LS and XLS models include a fold away third row seat allowing up to seven passengers. For 2011 Outlander models have something for everyone – offering value and technology, performance and safety.
Powertrain & Suspension – The 2011 Outlander is offered in three trim levels – ES, LS and XLS – and four drivetrain combinations. Outlander ES is available in both FWD and 4WD versions and is powered by Mitsubishi’s 2.4 litre, DOHC, MIVEC 4 cylinder engine producing 168 hp @ 6000 and 167 lb-ft of torque @ 4100 and coupled to Mitsubishi’s Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). LS models feature the 3.0 litre, SOHC, MIVEC V6 producing 230 hp @ 6250 rpm and 215 lb-ft of torque @ 3750 rpm. Transmission is a six-speed Sportronic® automatic and LS models are equipped with Mitsubishi’s 4WD electronic All-Wheel Control system (AWC) combined with Active Stability Control (ASC) and Traction Control Logic (TLC) to ensure improved grip and safety in all road and weather conditions.
XLS models also feature the 3.0 litre, V6 engine with the six-speed Sportronic® automatic transmission but include magnesium steering wheel mounted shifter paddles for increased driver involvement. In addition, XLS models are equipped with Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) with Active Front Differential (AFD). This advanced full time all wheel drive technology is capable of varying the amount of torque sent left or right, where the AFD functions as an electronic limited slip differential, and from front to rear. S AWC works in conjunction with ASC and TCL.
Outlander is a driver’s SUV. Its independent front suspension employs a strut tower bar to enhance lateral rigidity for precise steering response and the rear multilink system provides an excellent balance of handling and ride comfort. Brakes are large ventilated discs in the front and solid discs in the rear. Outlander ES and LS feature 16-inch alloy wheels with 215/70 R16 tires. XLS models feature seven spoke, 18 inch alloy wheels with 225/55 R18 all-season tires.
Note: On February 11, 2009, the Lancer Evolution version of S AWC was named best new technology by the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC).
Style, Comfort & Convenience –Tinted rear glass is standard on all models and XLS models have a black roof rack and a standard power moonroof. Outlander offers room for five or seven, in LS and XLS models. The second row seat moves fore and aft in the LS and XLS and features 60/40 split fold-and-tumble seat backs. The seatbacks also recline, and Outlander’s flap-fold tailgate makes loading a snap. Standard equipment includes air conditioning and a 140 watt audio system with AM/FM/CD/MP3 playback capability, six speakers and speed compensated volume and – new for 2011 – a Bluetooth 2.0 hands-free cellular phone interface with streaming audio and USB input with voice control.
Premium Technology – On LS and XLS models, the standard FAST-Key entry system allows passive vehicle unlocking and engine start/stop. In addition, XLS models include luxury items such as leather seating surfaces (front and second rows), a power adjustable driver’s seat and Sportronic® steering wheel paddle shifters.
Sun & Sound Package – optional on ES 4WD and LS 4WD, standard on XLS: 710 Watt (max) Rockford-Fosgate Punch? premium sound system with 9 speakers including a 10 inch, dual-voice coil subwoofer, custom 20 litre sub-enclosure, digital signal processor, speed compensated volume and equalization • power glass sunroof with sunshade • SIRIUS Satellite Radio with 6-months subscription • 6CD/MP3 in-dash changer.
Navigation Package – optional on XLS: 40GB HDD Navigation with 10GB Music Server • Diamond Lane Guidance? system • reverse rear view camera system • auxiliary video input jack • Real-Time traffic information – new for 2011.
Lancer & Lancer Sportback for 2011 – A choice of luxury and body styles.
Lancer is a five passenger, four door sedan. Lancer Sportback is a five door hatchback. Both are front wheel drive compacts noted for excellent handling, unexpected amenities, fuel efficiency and superior value. Lancer is offered in three trim levels. Lancer DE is the well equipped base model. Lancer SE offers more features. Lancer GT, a new model for 2011, offers even more luxury and style. Lancer Sportback is available in both SE and GT trim levels.
Powertrain & Suspension – Both Lancer and Lancer Sportback feature a updated version of Mitsubishi’s famous 4B11 four cylinder, in line powerplant. This fuel efficient 2.0 litre, aluminum block & head, 16 valve, DOHC, MIVEC equipped engine produces 148 hp @ 6000 rpm and 145 lb-ft of torque @ 4200 rpm and runs on regular unleaded fuel. The powerband is engineered so that the torque curve is relatively flat from 2200 rpm all the way up to just below the 6500 rpm redline. New features include resin coated pistons and smoother surface camshafts for reduced friction and improved fuel economy. Standard transmission is a crisp shifting 5 speed manual. Optional is the Sportronic® CVT, a seamless and truly efficient automatic. GT models even include steering wheel mounted magnesium alloy paddle shifters that allow the CVT to shift gears like a six speed manual transmission. These engine/transmission combinations provide a surprising level of performance and excellent fuel consumption.
A sophisticated euro type suspension system is designed to deliver world class handling characteristics. The front suspension employs MacPherson struts, while the rear suspension is a multi-link design that features separate coil springs and shocks. Stabilizer bars are used front and rear (SE and GT only), and all of this combines to deliver precise steering, excellent vehicle balance and superior ride and handling. Using separate coil springs and shock absorbers also helps to maximize trunk or cargo area room. Road wheels for SE and GT models are an attractive aluminum alloy with 205/60 R16 all season tires, while DE models use steel wheels with full wheel covers. Electric Power Steering (EPS) with 3.09 turns lock to lock is new for 2011 and provides excellent road feel and improved efficiency. Braking is handled superbly by large ventilated front discs and solid rear discs with standard anti-lock brakes (ABS), electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), and Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control Logic (TCL).
Style, Comfort, Convenience – The DE is the most affordable Lancer and comes with a long list of popular features. Both SE and GT models project a sporty personality with 16 in. alloy wheels, front air dams, chrome accented front grill, plus color-keyed door handles and outside mirrors. Inside, SE and GT models feature steering wheel mounted audio and cruise controls, an MP3/auxiliary input jack and – new for 2011 – a Bluetooth 2.0 hands-free cellular phone interface with streaming audio and USB input with voice control. Both GT models feature a power glass sunroof, leather seating surfaces and a 710-Watt (max) Rockford-Fosgate Punch® premium sound system with 9 speakers including 10-inch trunk mounted subwoofer, digital signal processor, speed compensated volume and equalization, 6CD/MP3 in-dash head unit and SIRIUS satellite radio with 6 months complimentary subscription. Lancer DE and SE models feature a 140 watt AM/FM/CD/MP3 head unit with four speakers, digital signal processor, speed-compensated volume and equalization. All Lancer models feature a power central locking system, power windows with driver’s side auto down/up and remote fuel lid release.
Optional Extra Cost Packages – Lancer SE, Sun & Spoiler Package; Lancer Sportback SE, Sunroof Package.
Lancer Ralliart and Lancer Sportback Ralliart – attainable high performance
The 2011 Lancer Ralliart four door sedan and Sportback Ralliart five door hatchback are high performance, all wheel drive compact cars featuring cutting edge technology and outstanding performance. They are perfectly positioned between the sporty Lancer GT/Lancer Sportback GT models and the ultra high performance Lancer Evolution – of World Rally Championship heritage.
Powertrain & Suspension – The aluminum engine in Lancer Ralliart and Sportback Ralliart is a 2.0 litre, 16 valve, DOHC, MIVEC, intercooled and turbocharged design that develops 237 hp @ 6000 rpm and 253 lb-ft of torque @ 2500-4750 rpm, and is mated to Mitsubishi’s 6-speed Twin Clutch Sportronic® Shift Transmission. TC-SST is an automated manual transmission that allows the driver to execute lightning quick, silky smooth, upshifts and downshifts using magnesium alloy steering wheel paddle shifters or a console mounted shifter. The TC-SST offers two drive modes, Normal or Sport. Full time All-Wheel Control (AWC) is also standard and features Mitsubishi’s Active Center Differential (ACD). The ACD unit employs an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch center differential, vectoring drive torque to the front and rear according to different driving conditions to realize the best balance between steering response and traction characteristics on tarmac, gravel, or snow surfaces. Ralliart models are also equipped with a front helical and rear mechanical limited slip differentials. The front suspension uses MacPherson struts, including a strut tower bar, while the rear suspension is a multi-link design that features separate coil springs and shocks. Stabilizer bars are used front and rear. Standard wheels are an 18 inch, 10-spoke alloy design with 215/45R18 all season tires. Anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist System (BAS) as well as Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control Logic (TCL) are standard features.
Unexpected luxury – Standard features include automatic climate control; steering wheel mounted cruise control; power locks and windows; leather wrapped sport-type steering wheel, sport bucket driver and front passenger seats; a 140 watt AM/FM/CD/MP3 head unit with six speakers, digital signal processor, speed compensated volume and equalization and a Bluetooth 2.0 hands-free cellular phone interface with streaming audio and USB input with voice control.
The available Premium Package includes a 710-Watt (max) Rockford-Fosgate Punch® premium sound system with 9 speakers including 10-inch trunk mounted subwoofer, digital signal processor, speed compensated volume and equalization, 6CD/MP3 in-dash head unit and SIRIUS satellite radio with 6 months complimentary subscription. The package also includes a power glass sunroof with sunshade; leather/sueded fabric RECARO® front seats; FAST-Key entry system; aluminum pedals; auto rain-sensing wipers and auto on/off Xenon HID headlamps.
The 2011 Lancer Evolution
As of this writing, information on the 2011 Lancer Evolution is not available for publication, but will be available early in the 2011 calendar year.
Mitsubishi Endeavor – A midsize SUV
The Mitsubishi Endeavor is a contemporary, midsize four door, five-passenger, all wheel drive (AWD) SUV built on a modern unibody chassis. Distinctively styled, Endeavor features the driving and handling characteristics of a car while still being capable of light off-road duties. Well equipped and very functional with plenty of interior room, Endeavor for 2011 is available in one trim level, the Endeavor SE AWD, which is powered by a fuel efficient 3.8 litre, 225 hp V6 engine.
Powertrain, Suspension and Brakes
Endeavor SE is powered by a responsive 3.8 litre, SOHC, 24 valve, V6 engine that produces 225 hp at 5000 rpm, peak torque of 255 lb ft at 3750 rpm, and is mated to a 4 speed Sportronic® automatic transmission. The all wheel drive (AWD) utilizes a transfer case that combines a bevel gear centre differential with a viscous coupling to achieve a 50/50 torque split between the front and rear wheels.
Precise handling is the result of a well engineered suspension system. The front design uses MacPherson struts with the addition of a large rigid cross-member to help control torsional flexing. The rear design utilizes an advanced multi-link configuration with trailing arms and coil springs. Hydroformed cross members help to reduce flex and road noise and stabilizer bars are used front and rear. Large front brakes are ventilated discs and rear brakes are solid discs. Towing capacity is 1588 kg or 3500 lbs.
Luxury, Comfort and Convenience – everything is standard equipment
Endeavor SE includes many amenities such as: Bluetooth® hands-free phone system with voice recognition • manual air conditioning • one touch power glass sunroof • 360W Rockford Acoustic Design® 6 CD audio system with 9 speakers and steering wheel mounted audio controls • Sirius® Satellite Radio with six month complimentary subscription • 8 way power adjustable driver’s seat • premium leather seating surfaces • heated front seats • power windows, doors, locks and side mirrors • keyless entry • fog lights • rear tinted privacy glass • intermittent rear window wiper/washer • 60:40 rear seat, dual vanity mirrors • rear heater ducts • 12-volt accessory outlet • black/grey gauges with chrome rings and Ice blue LED illumination • and 17 inch, seven spoke brushed alloy wheels with P235/65R17 M+S rated tires.
Thoughtful utility – It makes a lot of sense
Large doors and ideal ride height facilitate easy entry and exit. A large and flat cargo floor facilitates loading. The easy to operate tailgate swings high enough to clear tall heads and the cargo area can accommodate a four foot wide sheet of plywood. And roof rails are standard equipment.
Mitsubishi Eclipse Coupe and Eclipse Spyder – Luxury Sports Cars
Designed specifically for the North American market, Eclipse Coupe and Eclipse Spyder are two door, four passenger, luxury sports cars. Both models are available in two distinct trim levels, the fully featured GS Coupe and GS Spyder and the seriously powerful and luxurious GT-P Coupe and GT-P Spyder versions. Eclipse GS Coupe is also available with an optional Sun & Sound Package.
Powertrain – The Eclipse GS is powered by Mitsubishi’s 2.4 litre, 16 valve, SOHC four cylinder MIVEC engine producing 162 hp @ 6000 rpm and 162 lb-ft of torque @ 4000 rpm. The GT-P models come with a 3.8-litre, 24 valve, SOHC MIVEC V6, producing 265 hp @ 5750 rpm and 262 lb-ft of torque @ 4500 rpm. Transmissions are a 5 speed manual or optional 4 speed Sportronic® automatic for the GS, and a 6 speed manual or optional 5 speed Sportronic® automatic for the GT-P.
Suspension & Braking – Fully independent suspension provides superior stability, excellent ride quality and precise, predictable handling. The front end uses MacPherson struts with a rigid cross-member to help control torsional flexing. The rear utilizes a multi-link configuration with trailing arms and coil springs. Anti-sway bars are employed at both front and rear. Disc brakes are standard. Large front ventilated discs measure 294mm in diameter. Rear brakes are 262mm solid discs on the GS, and 284mm ventilated discs on GT-P models. Also standard on all models is an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Active Stability Control (ASC) and Traction Control Logic (TCL).
Comfort, Convenience, Luxury –Customers may choose from two instrument panel and dash colour schemes. Front bucket seats have open headrests for enhanced rear visibility. Featured in the GS Coupe equipped with the optional Sun & Sound Package and standard on the GT-P Coupe and on both Spyder models is a Rockford Fosgate® premium audio system with 6-disc, in-dash, CD/MP3 player, 9 speakers including an 10” subwoofer (8” in the Spyder), PUNCH® Audio Dynamics, with steering wheel mounted controls. GT-P models include automatic climate control, leather front seating surfaces, adjustable 6 way power driver’s seat and aluminum pedals. A Bluetooth® hands-free phone system and rear view camera system are standard on both Spyder models and the GT P Coupe as well as the GS Coupe equipped with the Sun & Sound Package. All Eclipse models include an auxiliary audio input jack and 18” Lipless ten-spoke alloy wheels.
The Eclipse Spyder Top – Once activated the automatic power top folds completely out of sight, underneath a flush fitting powered tonneau cover. The entire operation, from start to totally hidden, takes about 19 seconds. Viewed from the side there is no unsightly “baby buggy bump”, just a graceful profile. Spyder’s top is made of woven cloth and its advanced multilayer construction includes a full headliner which provides a cozy, snug, quiet feeling when raised. It is engineered to resist ballooning at speed and to provide a quiet environment. It also features a glass rear window with a defroster.
Note: See the individual 2011 press releases and highlights documents for complete details of individual models.
Mitsubishi “10-5-5” Warranty – Best Backed Cars in the World
Mitsubishi cars and sport utility vehicles are backed by a comprehensive “10-5-5” warranty. The powertrain is covered by a 10 year or 160,000 km limited warranty. The new vehicle limited warranty is covered for 5 years or 100,000 km. Lancer Evolution, Lancer Ralliart and Lancer Sportback Ralliart are backed by a comprehensive "5-3-5" warranty. The powertrain is covered by a 5 year or 100,000 km limited warranty. The new vehicle limited warranty is covered for 3 years or 60,000 km. The program also includes, on all Mitsubishi cars and sport utility vehicles, 24/7 emergency roadside assistance with free towing to the nearest authorized Mitsubishi retailer for warranty related repairs, for 5 years and unlimited km and an anti-corrosion/perforation limited warranty for any body sheet metal panel found to have developed perforation (metal rust-through) due to corrosion in normal use for 5 years and unlimited km.