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First photos of U.S.-spec Mitsubishi i-MiEV revealed ahead of LA debut

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We first saw sketches of what Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV might look like when it arrives in the United States, and now we have the first official images a week before the car’s public debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Sure, the production-ready i-MiEV you see here loses many of the aggressive-looking elements of the preview sketch, but Mitsubishi has indeed followed through on its promise to offer more robust dimensions and an upgraded interior.

The U.S.-spec i-MiEV is 11.2 inches longer, 4.3 inches wider and 0.2 inches taller than the JDM version. We’re glad that Mitsubishi has added a lot of length and width while only minimally increasing height, since that should beef up the rather narrow i-MiEV’s stance here on American roads. Inside, the interior looks substantially more comfortable, with a two-tone color scheme and a redesigned center stack, encompassing updated audio and HVAC controls.
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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport starts at $19,275, tops out near $38K!

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Shortly after finding ourselves strapped in the driver’s seat of the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, we called it “a right-sized CUV that takes the core components of its bigger brother (the regular Outlander) and distills them into a smaller, lighter package.”

Smaller and lighter doesn’t necessarily mean cheaper, though. While the Outlander Sport’s starting price of $19,275 (*after destination charges) undercuts the Outlander’s by about $3,500, it’s not terribly difficult to option up a Sport beyond the $30,000 mark.

In fact, ticking off very available Outlander Sport option on Mitsubishi’s Build & Price page will darn near double its base MSRP (none of those options is an engine upgrade, either – all Sports use the same 148-horsepower four-cylinder). Granted, a more realistic set of options still keeps the Outlander Sport well under $30k, but even that pricing seems remarkably close to the bigger, more powerful Outlander V6.

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Mitsubishi recalls 2006-2008 Endeavor models over HVAC snafu

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced the recall of 19,410 2006-2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor models equipped with manual air conditioning due to a faulty heater controller signal. The controller will, in some cases, cause the air to change its direction of flow through the vents, and can even cycle the air between hot and cold. NHTSA tells us that this issue could affect defroster performance, which could lead to poor visibility and an accident.

If your vehicle is affected by this issue make sure to head to the nearest Mitsubishi dealer after December 1 for a no-cost repair. A technician will inspect your vehicle for damage and, if necessary, repair the mode door shaft. Hit the jump to read over the NHTSA press release.

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Mitsubishi EVO gains sportier sounding exhaust, new equipment for 2011

01 evo 630 450x300 Mitsubishi EVO gains sportier sounding exhaust, new equipment for 2011

Mitsubishi has modestly warmed over its already hot Lancer Evolution for 2011. For the new model year, buyers can look forward to a host of styling and tech treats. As in the past, the rally heathen will be available in both GSR and MR trims, but the Japanese automaker is throwing in the company’s new FUSE system for handling calls via Bluetooth and integrating music players. Even better, those gadgets should be controllable by voice command. In addition, the Lancer Evolution will now ship with a real-time traffic system when equipped with navigation. But let’s be honest, no one is buying the Evolution for the infotainment.

Fortunately, Mitsubishi has also thrown in a few other changes for 2011, including a re-tuned exhaust system. The company isn’t saying whether or not the new pipes add any horsepower to the equation, but the press release does indicate that the car now has a more throaty bark.

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2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor hangs on for another year with bundled features

web630 11endeavorse 450x295 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor hangs on for another year with bundled features

Initially introduced back in 2004, the Mitsubishi Endeavor is growing a little long-in-the-tooth. And despite facelifts carried out for the 2006 and 2010 model years, the mid-size crossover never really managed to meetMitsubishi’s sales targets, and it wasn’t even produced in 2009 while the Japanese automaker tried to sell off remaining stock. Yet the Endeavor is set to soldier on for at least one more model year, carrying a few updates to help it along.

For the 2011 model year, the Endeavor SE gains satellite navigation, a sunroof and a backup camera, previously offered as optional equipment but now included as standard on the uplevel model. Pricing jumps up by about two grand with the inclusion of the equipment and buyers can still choose between two- or four-wheel drive. Full details to be found in the press release after the jump, along with a fresh gallery of high-res images below.

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