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Mitsubishi RVR Officially Rolled Out

Mitsubishi RVR (2)

Earlier I posted about pictures of a Mitsubishi crossover. This was supposedly called the Mitsubishi RVR. Well, Mitsubishi has now officially unveiled the car, and there are higher quality pictures now, albeit the same pictures.

Mitsubishi RVR (3)

It is indeed called the RVR. It will be launched in Japan next spring, and in Europe next summer. Autocar mentions nothing about North America.

It’s 4300mm long, and is based on the same platform as the Lancer. The car will use a 1.8L four-cylinder engine, and there will likely be a diesel option for Europe.

The car is part of Mitsubishi’s effort to move away from its image of big SUVs and establish itself as a maker of smaller, more efficient vehicles.

Source: Autocar

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Mitsubishi Recalls 30,000 Lancers

Well the reason is that apparently, Mitsubishi has found a problem with the front impact sensors. For those of you who don’t know, the impact sensors are there to detect the force of a collision and therefore decide if the airbags should be deployed or not. The 29.353 Lancers and EVO’s they are recalling were sold in “salt belt regions”* and actually I have absolutely no idea what that means. I mean it obviously has something to do with salt. Anyway, they say that melted snow and road salt can stick to the front impact sensors and corrode them so they could fail to deploy the airbags in the case of a serious crash. Apparently these salty regions are the following: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. So, if you own an Lancer built between 2008-’09 and you live somewhere in the above states, call your Mitsu driver and get those sensors replaced.

Source: Inside Line

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