CYPRESS, Calif., Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA), today announced the end of a national auction of the very last Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition produced in North America with the winning bid of $76,400. The proceeds from the auction will benefit Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino and Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, both of which fall under the Feeding America umbrella.
This is the second Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition to be auctioned for charity. Last December, Mitsubishi auctioned the very first Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition, 1 of 1,600 produced, to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The winning bid for that vehicle was $46,200. Together, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Editions US0001 and US1600 have raised a total of $122,600 for charity.
"We're thrilled to see the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition US1600 car generate so much interest and command a top price," said Don Swearingen, executive vice president and chief operating officer, MMNA. "It's a fitting and deserving finality to the Evolution nameplate to go out with so much excitement and make an impact that is sure to last a very long time to drive out hunger."
The auction corresponds with National Hunger Action Month, when Feeding America and member food banks ask everyone in America to take action and fight hunger in their community, all September long.
"Mitsubishi Motors' generous contribution will provide nearly 230,000 meals for those who look to us for help every day," said Nicole Suydam, Second Harvest Food Bank CEO. "We are so grateful for this partnership in helping to end hunger in our community."
"Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino is absolutely thrilled with the success of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition US1600 eBay Car Auction," said Bill Carnegie, Chief Executive Officer of Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino. "Thousands of hungry men, women and children will benefit from Mitsubishi's commitment to the people in our community and the funds will help drive out hunger in our local communities this holiday season."
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is revered by 'gear heads' around the world and is arguably the originator of the four-door sports car genre. The Final Edition model features a 5-speed transmission paired with a turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder 2.0L engine, making the Final Edition the most powerful mass-produced Evolution ever built with 303 horsepower. The Final Edition is based off the current GSR model and features lightweight two-piece Brembo® brake rotors up front, accompanied by Bilstein shock absorbers and Eibach springs at all four corners and Mitsubishi's innovative and unmatched Super All-Wheel Control system. The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition includes a black painted aluminum roof, rear spoiler, red seat stitching and Final Edition Badging.
About Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., (MMNA) is responsible for all research and development, marketing, and sales for Mitsubishi Motors in the United States. MMNA sells sedans and crossovers/SUVs through a network of approximately 360 dealers. MMNA is leading the way in the development of highly-efficient, affordably-priced new gasoline-powered automobiles while using its industry-leading knowledge in battery electric vehicles to develop future EV and PHEV models. For more information, visit media.mitsubishicars.com.
About Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino
Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino Counties began in 1980 as Survive Food Bank in response to the increasing concern about the dual problems of hunger and food waste in the Inland Empire. Today, Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino is the primary source of food for over 500 nonprofit organizations, distributing over 2.5 million pounds of food monthly to emergency food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, high-need elementary schools, halfway houses, senior centers, residential treatment centers, shelters for the abused, after school programs and group homes. More than 425,000 men, women, & children each month rely on the food bank's distribution center to make ends meet.
About Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County is the largest nonprofit hunger relief organization in Orange County leading the fight to end hunger in our community. Second Harvest distributes donated, purchased and prepared foods through a network of 180 partner agencies in locations throughout the county. Last year, Second Harvest provided enough food for more than 20.1 million meals, feeding more than 200,000 people each month. Every dollar donated to Second Harvest provides enough food for three meals for the hungry. Second Harvest is a member of Feeding America, a national hunger relief organization. For more information about our work and how you can help visit FeedOC.org.
About Hunger Action Month™
September is Hunger Action Month, when Feeding America and member food banks ask everyone in America to take action to fight hunger in their community, all month long. Hunger Action Month is an opportunity to join a movement that has a real and lasting impact on Feeding America's effort to feed more Americans than ever before. Whether it's by advocating and raising awareness, making donations, or volunteering, supporters can find the way that's right for them to make a difference during Hunger Action Month and solve hunger together.
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