The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and Mirage GT feature new designs which bring a unified look to the marque’s curent lineup. In the U.S., the Outlander is the marque’s sales leader and is expected to continue sales uptrend. Meanwhile, the Mirage GT is a compact vehicle that has already gained popularity with its affordable and practical appeal. Now, the sub-compact has received much improved looks and performance, which would further appeal to its target demographics.
The 2016 Outlander Sport boasts a number of improvements including a redesigned steering wheel, new 6.1-inch Display Audio, high quality seat fabrics, new power folding side mirrors with LED turn indicators and a new 18-inch alloy wheel design. The bold Mitsubishi “Dynamic Shield” front design concept ties the Outlander Sport to its bigger sibling, the seven passenger Outlander, bringing a cohesive design language to the marque.
Alongside the Outlander Sport, Mitsubishi broke out the re-designed 2017 Mirage featuring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, the first Mitsubishi vehicle to get this popular infotainment system in the U.S. The Mirage’s handling has been improved by optimizing the spring rate and damping force of the shock absorbers while adding stiffness to the front end to achieve stability improvements. In addition, bigger diameter brake discs are used in the front and the rear brake drums have increased as well. Interior enhancements include new seat fabrics, gauge cluster, steering wheel and an available 300-watt Rockford Fosgate audio system.
Also shown at the 2015 LA Auto show was the 2016 Lancer, rounding out the brand’s debuts of new front-end designs. The 2016 Lancer offers a standard feature list more impressive than ever before, further establishing itself as a value leader in the compact sedan segment.
Mitsubishi Motors U.S, also announced that sales for the month of October has increased, and the company is expecting a continued push until the end of the year; especially with the new variants introduced at the LA Auto show.