Mitsubishi Galant GTS (2006)


Mitsubishi Galant GTS

Who says car buyers in the popular midsize sedan market can't have style, safety and performance, as well as functionality and practicality in their next vehicle? The 2006 Mitsubishi Galant combines all of these attributes and more to appeal to a consumer's pragmatic senses while fueling one's innate passion for driving.

Mitsubishi designers focused much of their attention on further enriching the Galant's interior for the new model year. Discerning midsize sedan buyers will notice the many subtle, meticulously selected enhancements that clearly distinguish the appearance and atmosphere of the vehicle's cabin from others in its class. The vehicle stays true to its roots, however, built to attract family sedan consumers with family-sized needs.

"We listened to the market and added a variety of new and improved features to the 2006 Galant to make it a more competitive midsize model," said Rich Gilligan, president and chief executive officer of Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA). "We've that utility and style can be combined with performance and thrills per mile to provide consumers with a refined, yet powerful and exciting, family sedan."

Built on a Solid Foundation

A vehicle's fundamental quality comes from its chassis, and the 2006 Galant is carved from a solid foundation. From the floorpan to the roof, the Galant has a stronger and more rigid platform than any previous generation. Every opening in the body, including doors, trunk and engine compartment, is reinforced to help resist the bending and twisting forces that are exerted on a moving automobile. The body employs higher tensile strength steel panels to reduce body weight and increase body rigidity. The Galant's robust structure is key to its crash safety ratings, ride quality, handling feel and overall refinement.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX SE (2006)


Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX SE

When the Lancer Evolution debuted in North America in 2003, it did something extraordinary: it lived up to the hype. "The Evolution proved that Mitsubishi not only could compete with the best performance cars in the world, but that we could offer something most performance cars could not," said Rich Gilligan, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA). "Thrilling performance and outstanding value, combined."

Not content to rest on past achievements or awards, Mitsubishi continues to refine one of Japan's most revered - and one of the world's best-handling - competition-derived production cars. Finding room for improvement was no small task, so Mitsubishi turned to one of the world's most powerful automotive microscopes: Nurburgring.

The Nurburgring Nordschleife is notorious for its bumpy and undulating surfaces, twisting corners and changes in surface friction. It was there that engineers discovered one potential area of improvement for the Lancer Evolution. "Better driving quality" became an engineering mantra. The Nurburgring test results brought home the need to deliver every bit of power to the road surface through all four tires; it also showed the need for accurate feedback that gives the driver the highest level of control over where those tires are placed. As result of such testing, in 2005, Mitsubishi introduced the next level in handling performance: the Lancer Evolution MR. The development lessons from the MR program and the knowledge gained on the WRC circuit have now trickled down to help usher in the 2006 Lancer Evolution: the best performing member of the species yet.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR (2006)


Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR

When the Lancer Evolution debuted in North America in 2003, it did something extraordinary: it lived up to the hype. "The Evolution proved that Mitsubishi not only could compete with the best performance cars in the world, but that we could offer something most performance cars could not," said Rich Gilligan, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA). "Thrilling performance and outstanding value, combined."

Not content to rest on past achievements or awards, Mitsubishi continues to refine one of Japan's most revered - and one of the world's best-handling - competition-derived production cars. Finding room for improvement was no small task, so Mitsubishi turned to one of the world's most powerful automotive microscopes: Nurburgring.

The Nurburgring Nordschleife is notorious for its bumpy and undulating surfaces, twisting corners and changes in surface friction. It was there that engineers discovered one potential area of improvement for the Lancer Evolution. "Better driving quality" became an engineering mantra. The Nurburgring test results brought home the need to deliver every bit of power to the road surface through all four tires; it also showed the need for accurate feedback that gives the driver the highest level of control over where those tires are placed. As result of such testing, in 2005, Mitsubishi introduced the next level in handling performance: the Lancer Evolution MR. The development lessons from the MR program and the knowledge gained on the WRC circuit have now trickled down to help usher in the 2006 Lancer Evolution: the best performing member of the species yet.

Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart (2006)


Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart

Success can be fleeting in the compact sedan market, but Mitsubishi knows the formula to continually stir the passion of drivers by delivering the unexpected.

The 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer hits the mark by featuring a distinctive, bold front fascia update, advanced safety upgrades and subtle interior enhancements to complement a spirited, solid and nimble ride - at a very competitive price.

Two new front grille options define the dual personality of the Lancer. The ES model receives a distinguished chrome grille design, while the OZ(R) Rally and Ralliart models now are equipped with a sporty, black mesh grille. A refined front bumper complements both grilles.

Unlike many competitors in its class, the Lancer now features advanced air bags with passenger occupant sensors on all models. A security package featuring anti-lock brakes and seat-mounted, side-impact air bags also is available for the first time on ES and OZ(R) Rally models. Daytime running lamps are now standard.

"Mitsubishi's formula for success in the compact sedan segment has been quite simple - combine aggressive handling, good power, unexpected amenities and value into one package," said Rich Gilligan, president and chief executive officer of Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA). "The 2006 Lancer features these plus other strategic enhancements, from the new front fascia treatment to give it a bolder look, to improved safety features to make it stand out further."

Mitsubishi Outlander Concept (2006)

Mitsubishi Outlander Concept (2006)
Mitsubishi Outlander SE (2006)


Mitsubishi Outlander SE

Consumers looking for a capable, eye-catching, fun-to-drive compact SUV with "Japanese cool" flair need not look any further than the 2006 Mitsubishi Outlander. This year, the Outlander features more standard safety equipment, new visually exciting styling enhancements, and greater value with the addition of a new "Special Edition" (SE) trim line. That, combined with the peppy Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing and lift Electronic Control (MIVEC) engine, makes the 2006 Outlander the epitome of Mitsubishi's commitment of "Driven to Thrill" in the sport utility vehicle market.

"The improvements we've made to the Outlander for 2006 separate it further from the pack with a distinct attitude that Mitsubishi drivers expect," said Rich Gilligan, president and chief executive officer of Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA). "This engaging SUV stays true to our promise of thrilling the senses with a more stimulating driving experience, while also offering an intelligent design and packaging that provides convenience and value."

For improved safety, front seat-mounted, side-impact air bags and anti-lock brakes are standard features across the entire Outlander lineup for 2006. Other additions include a new value-driven SE trim line that offers numerous desirable appearance and convenience features, while the Limited further establishes its upscale position with the addition of automatic climate control.

Fun in Functionality

The Outlander is a fun-to-drive crossover SUV ideally suited for the daily commute while waiting for the weekend to put the "sport" into sport utility and the "fun" into functionality. The Outlander's ideal ride height facilitates hassle-free entry and exit while maintaining the empowering, elevated driving position that SUV owners prefer. The Outlander's four doors open wide to reveal a spacious passenger environment with generous legroom. A roomy cargo bay is ready to tackle any stowage challenge whether it's gear for a weekend trip to the beach, the monthly run to the big box stores or simply getting the kids to school. For individuals in pursuit of an adventure less urban, available tubular roof racks easily can be adapted to carry bikes, surfboards, skis or just about any equipment that adventure requires. The Outlander, available in two- and all-wheel drive configurations, is ready for use in any climate.

Mitsubishi Raider DuroCross V8 (2006)

Mitsubishi Raider DuroCross V8 (2006)
Mitsubishi Raider XLS (2006)


Mitsubishi Raider XLS

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) introduces a bold new face to the mid-size truck market, with a name to match. The 2006 Mitsubishi Raider's styling underscores the truck's active, muscular appeal, undeniable attitude and purposeful stance. The design incorporates signature cues from the Mitsubishi family of vehicles - including the Endeavor SUV and the all-new Eclipse coupe.

But the Raider is much more than just a pretty face. Powered by a V-6 or optional V-8 engine, the Raider is available in two different cab configurations, as well as unique interior and exterior styling distinctive to Mitsubishi. The Raider, based on the Dodge Dakota mid-size truck, will be built at DaimlerChrysler's Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Warren, Mich.

"Whether at work or play, our target buyers are passionate about what they do, and the Raider captures this passion and sense of purpose in the truck they drive," said Rich Gilligan, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors North America. "The Raider gets the job done, in style."

The Raider is yet another example of Mitsubishi's ability to develop a distinctive product for a unique consumer group. It is designed for active truck buyers; people who need the cargo-carrying capacity of a truck, but who do also want the aesthetic appeal that has become synonymous with Mitsubishi. Many will view this truck as an SUV alternative.

But despite its stylish look, power and toughness have not been compromised in Mitsubishi's mid-size truck. True to its heritage, the Raider is the only mid-size import nameplate pickup truck to offer a 4.7-liter V-8 engine. Available in a combination of extended and double cab body styles, two- and four-wheel drive models and potent V-6 and V-8 engine options, the Raider offers a configuration for nearly every conceivable need.

Mitsubishi Raider XLS V8 (2006)

Mitsubishi Raider XLS V8 (2006)
Mitsubishi Colt CZC Turbo (2007)

Mitsubishi Colt CZC Turbo (2007)