We're starting to think that Mitsubishi might just have a shot at making it in the States yet. Not necessarily based on product, although that's looking better all the time, but because half of their team seems to hang out at our favorite weekend car meet in Southern California. We love the fact that they bring their best and brightest right to us instead of making us chase them down. A little while ago, they gave us a sneak peek at the new 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Touring, and today they brought out the pre-production version of the 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT.
That's the jacked up Outlander with the pumped up V6, S-AWC, aluminum racing pedals, multi-color 3.5-inch LCD between the gauges, upgraded navi, Rockford Fosgate stereo, leather, sunroof and trick new FUSE handsfree media gateway. We saw the prototype in New York, sporting an aluminum roof and Brembos, neither of which made it through to production. What did make it through was the new corporate schnoz, which apparently has been focus grouping well. It definitely makes it next to impossible to mistake it for anything other than a Mitsu. Love it or hate it, this is an Outlander Evo in all but name.
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