Jeremy Foley Crash - Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2012
Jeremy Foley and his co-driver go off at Devils Playground at exactly the same spot Bobby Regester did last year. They weren’t quite as lucky. Both were taken to the hospital but all I heard was that one of them had serious but not life-threatening injuries. I certainly hope it wasn’t too serious.
The 2013 model year version of the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has arrived in the States with prices starting from $19,170, excluding a destination and handling fee of $825 (Alaska/Hawaii $950), an increase of $375 over the outgoing model.
The biggest news about the 2013 Outlander Sport is that production has shifted to the U.S. and Mitsubishi’s manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois.
The exterior revisions to the updated Outlander Sport are modest and include the revamped front bumper and grille, the black side sills and the new 18-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, Mitsubishi has gifted its bestselling vehicle with a fresh assortment of seat colors, new chrome accents and a redesigned All Wheel Control (AWC) push button switch.
Under the sheetmetal, the Outlander keeps its 148hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine linked to a tweaked Continuously-Variable Transmission (CVT), while Mitsubishi engineers have revised the rear multi-link suspension.
The Proudia and the more luxurious, long wheelbase Dignity are the products of an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) deal with the Nissan Group and are based on the Infiniti M and the China-market Infiniti M35hL LWB (sold as the new Nissan Cima in Japan) respectively.
Mitsubishi tells us that the Proudia moniker is coined from the English words “Proud” and “Diamond” (referring to the company’s logo), while the Dignity took its name from “the English word that describes the peerless grandeur and majestic stateliness of the model”.
Mitsubishi’s contributions to the Proudia and Dignity are limited to the waterfall front grille, the re-sculptured front bumper and the addition of badges.
The Proudia is offered with a choice of two engines, a 3.7-liter V6 delivering 328hp (333PS) in RWD or AWD versions and a 2.5-liter V6 with 222hp (225PS) exclusively with RWD.
The longer wheelbase (+ 5.9-inches or 150mm) and more luxuriously equipped Dignity features the same gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain found on the Infiniti M35h, which links a 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine to an electric motor for a total system output of 359hp (364PS).
Both models are available for order in Japan with prices ranging from 4,022,000 Yen (US$50,400 or €40,700) for the Proudia 250 to 8,400,000 Yen (US$105,200 or €85,000) for the single-trim level Dignity VIP.
The Mitsubishi L200 Trojan Double Cab pickup truck is once again available in Britain with prices starting at £17,999 (CVLP) for the base model and from £19,324 when fitted with leather seats.
The Trojan comes equipped with Mitsubishi’s improved and now Euro-5 compliant 2.5-liter turbo diesel that delivers 30 percent more power from 136bhp to 175bhp and 27 percent more torque from 314Nm (232 lb-ft) to 400Nm (295 lb-ft).
Standard features include 16-inch alloys, a rear differential lock, Mitsubishi’s ‘Super Select 4WD’ system, CD Player with MP3, climate control, electric windows, chrome electric door mirrors with heater / folding function, privacy glass and an alarm system.
2012 Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian Black Special Edition (UK Market)
The new special edition is based on the double-cab model and sports an array of styling features painted in satin black including the roof, grille, resin guard, wing mirrors and door handles, plus the fuel filler cap, light bezels, fog lamp housings, rear bar and side steps.
The new black 17-inch alloy wheels and the ‘Barbarian Black’ side decals round out the exterior upgrades.
As for the interior, the new trim level of the L200 gains all new carbon effect leather seats embossed with a ‘Barbarian Black’ logo and a standard Kenwood multimedia unit with a 7-inch display and reversing camera.
A 2.5-litre turbocharged and intercooled diesel engine powers the L200 Barbarian Black with the manual gearbox model priced at £23,899, and the 5-speed automatic variant at £25,299.
Volkswagen Golf R vs Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR - [Head 2 Head Episode 5]
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Automobile Magazine’s Jason Cammisa hits the road and the track with the 2012 Volkswagen Golf R and the 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR. Find out which four-wheel drive four-banger reigns supreme!