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Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi Motors is indeed resurrecting a nameplate that has made its mark in four generations from 1989 to 2012. Yes, the Mitsubishi Eclipse moniker is back, but it won’t be a sports car anymore. Instead, Mitsubishi is now using the moniker to identify its latest crossover offering that makes its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
If you think you have already seen the face of Mitsubishi latest crossover, it is highly likely you have. This is because the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross boasts of being closely similar – especially on the front end -- to the carmaker’s previous design studies like the Mitsubishi XR-PHEV (2013 Tokyo Motor Show), Mitsubishi XR-PHEV II (2015 Geneva Motor Show) and the Mitsubishi eX concept (2015 Tokyo Motor Show).
Mitsubishi’s new compact SUV is fitted with a sharp body and a slightly raked roofline, making it appear like a “coupe SUV.” The seemingly slanting body of this new compact SUV features a prominent character line, as accentuated by the vehicle’s pronounced wheel arches. It also features a sharply truncated rear gate as well as short overhang.Read the entire article Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross compact SUV is on display at 2017 Geneva Motor Show
Mitsubishi is all set to unveil the first of its next generation of vehicles at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show next month – a still unnamed compact sports utility vehicle. But even before that important unwrapping, Mitsubishi intends to keep matters fresh by unveiling a limited edition of its Outlander Sport SUV at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show.
The new Outlander Sport Limited Edition builds on the equipment and features found in the ES model, but adds a couple of enhancements both in terms of style and technology. Enhancements implemented on the exterior of the Outlander Sport Limited Edition include HID headlamps and fog lamps, as well as alloy fuel door, black painted door mirrors. Also added on the feature list of the Outlander Sport Limited Edition are 18-inch alloy wheels and a rear view camera as well as a Limited Edition badge. All exterior colors available for the Outlander Sport could be specified for the Limited Edition model.
Inside, the new Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Limited Edition features a custom designed cabin, as marked by black fabric and red stitching on the steering wheel, aluminum pedals and heated front seats. In addition, the carmaker throws in trim-exclusive shift knob and brake lever exclusive for the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Limited Edition. In addition to these interior elements, the new Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Limited Edition is also provided with a display audio system with Smartphone Link for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.Read the entire article Mitsubishi unveils Outlander Sport Limited Edition at 2017 Chicago Auto Show
Mitsubishi Motors is getting all ready to evolve as it will soon unveil the first of its new generation of vehicles in March at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. In fact, Mitsubishi has provided a teaser image of an all-new compact sports utility vehicle that will make its debut in Geneva.
The name of this new compact SUV from the Japanese carmaker remains unknown, although we’re almost sure that it represents the production evolution of the previous SUV concepts that Mitsubishi unveiled in the past few years. The vehicle featured in Mitsubishi’s teaser image features striking similarities with the XR-PHEV (2013 Tokyo Motor Show), XR-PHEV II (2015 Geneva Motor Show) and the Mitsubishi eX concept (2015 Tokyo Motor Show). The latest of these design studies – the Mitsubishi eX concept – could be the closest representation of what we could expect to be the real appearance of the new Mitsubishi compact SUV.
Upon closer look at the teaser image, the new compact SUV from Mitsubishi features a sharp body and a slightly raked roofline – thereby making the vehicle appear like a “coupe SUV.” The front end dons sleek headlights similar to those on the Mitsubishi eX. The seemingly slanting body of this new compact SUV features a prominent character line, as accentuated by the vehicle’s pronounced wheel arches. The rear end, meanwhile, is specified with tail lights with shapes and forms similar to that of the XR-and the XR-PHEV II.Read the entire article Mitsubishi gives teaser of unnamed new compact SUV set to debut at Geneva Motor Show
If you are planning to purchase a new Mitsubishi Lancer in the next few years, be warned that production will end soon so you better act now. This is because Mitsubishi is saying goodbye to its beloved sedan, which has been its staple offering since 1973.
Incredibly, Mitsubishi has been quite silent about its plans for the Lancer compact sedan. It was only early this year that people were informed that the Lancer would follow the tracks of its performance-laden version – the Lancer Evolution – to the scrap yard. Yes, Mitsubishi is finally ending the production of one of the most beloved nameplates in the automotive world in August of this year, as confirmed by Don Swearingen, Mitsubishi Motors North America’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. Worse, the Japanese carmaker doesn’t have any plans to build a replacement – immediate or non-immediate – for the Lancer compact sedan.
Mitsubishi’s decision to end production wasn’t because of qualms. Likewise, don’t even blame Nissan – yes, Mitsubishi’s new owner – for the pending demise of the Lancer. After all, Mitsubishi has decided to axe the Lancer even before the deal to become part of the Nissan group was signed and finalized. If you have something to blame, it should the dropping demand for the Lancer.Read the entire article Mitsubishi to end production of the Lancer compact sedan in August
Mitsubishi is now officially part of the Renault-Nissan alliance after Nissan took over the Japanese car company recently. We know a lot has been happening in the car industry, but there’s nothing more momentous than this. At least for the whole 2016. From what we can recall, the last time we heard something like this has occurred, was in 2014. That was after Chrysler was bought out by Fiat Automobiles. But that’s a different story.
Mitsubishi, as we know, has had a very difficult year following reports of the cheating scandal. Oh wait, you haven’t heard about that yet? Well, Mitsubishi got itself screwed up after it was revealed that most of its vehicles (marketed for Japan) cheated on emissions test ratings. Sadly, they had been lying about their cars’ fuel efficiency, and that went on for twenty-five long years.
Now it seems as if Nissan felt really bad for Mitsubishi, but that may not be the case. It has been five months since the buy off was initiated and only became official recently. Technically speaking, Nissan now owns thirty four percent of Mitsubishi. That only means that Nissan also gets the upper hand over Mitsubishi Motors. You’d think 34% is too little, but according to Japanese corporate law, that percentage is enough to make things go their way. Besides, it costs 237 billion Yen (or equivalent to $184 billion).Read the entire article Mitsubishi is now officially part of the Renault-Nissan alliance
Most Japanese car manufacturers have been focusing on expanding their current lineups for the past few years. However, there is one particular Japanese automaker that is taking the opposite route and is making only a handful of models. Yes, Mitsubishi has been following this principle and it looks like it will be making quite a stir at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.
The Japanese automaker has currently been focusing on creating new concept cars with its newest creation, the Mitsubishi GT-PHEV. The concept is expected to be a “high-end next-generation SUV” that can easily maneuver through any road surface conditions; thus its GT name which stands for “ground tourer.” The concept car will feature Mitsubishi’s newest plug-in hybrid EV system which we have to watch out for at the Paris Motor Show. It is said that it will be using three electric motors.
Design-wise, the GT-PHEV sports the brand’s latest design language but looks oddly similar to Mitsubishi’s previous concept cars. It has a Dynamic Shield front design concept which features a huge grille, sleek and stylish headlights and big DRL clusters. It also has a floating roof design for that futuristic vibe coupled by big wheels and a set of cameras instead of the standard side mirrors.Read the entire article Mitsubishi introduces new GT-PHEV concept car at 2016 Paris Motor Show
The importance of having your car checked every once in a while is to prevent problems in the future. Regular car check-up and tuning is as important as a person who undergoes annual physical examination to test for minor glitches and to prevent further injuries.
As the saying goes, “prevention is better than cure”. And just like humans, there are also some cars that were already born with defects. Some companies have recalled their products while others wait until someone notices these anomalies.
It was not until the year 2000 when authorities found out that there were some Mitsubishi models that had several defects. Several investigations were made until authorities found out that the Japanese automaker was covering up their mistakes.Read the entire article Mitsubishi’s back is once again up against the wall due to new controversies
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, the sixth largest carmaker in Japan, has revealed that it has been lying about its fuel economy statistics on more than 620,000 vehicles for three years now. The company’s stock price declined 15% as soon as the news broke out, the biggest fall it has experienced in the Japanese market in more than a decade.
Currently, it is believed that the affected cars include the minicars sold in Japan. The carmaker confessed that air and tire resistance had been reduced during fuel efficiency tests, generating figures that were 5% to 10% greater than what they are supposed to be. Moreover, Mitsubishi Motors admitted that the testing procedures used are not in compliance with the required standards in Japan.
This will cause Mitsubishi Motors to take a big hit. Government officials claimed that the company can be held responsible and will be compelled to reimburse customers. Transport Minister Keiichi Ishii reiterated that the Japanese car industry is widely affected as well, saying that the global market can easily lose its trust in all of the Japanese automakers. Moreover, the Japanese government also wants the company to pay for subsidies granted to its customers if investigations prove that the cars are not in accordance to the required fuel economy standards.Read the entire article Mitsubishi reveals that it has been cheating fuel efficiency tests
The automotive industry has a very unique way of doing business. Generally it comes out with products that it hopes will not only set the trend but will also make the consumers love it enough to buy it. However, there are times when automakers will indulge in the imagination of the people with concept cars.
Concept cars have two main objectives. The first is that it is a way for automotive companies to test out the new ideas being proposed by their development teams. The second is that it gives consumers a preview of what future models may look like.
If anything though, car companies hope that it will be amazing enough to attract the attention of people around the world. Over the course of the year, we have been treated to different concept cars through car shows from Paris to as far as Shanghai. From hybrid sports cars to electric SUVs to self-driving cars, here are the 10 best concept cars of the year.Read the entire article Top 10 concept cars that made the most impact in 2015
Fans of the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport should definitely look forward to the vehicle’s 2016 model year. According to details revealed by Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA), the vehicle will have upgraded features and design that build up on the previous models’ already successful designs.
These include a redesign in the front fascia/grille areas of the vehicle. The redesign now implements Mitsubishi’s Dynamic Shield design concept for the front portions of the Outlander Sport.
According to MMNA’s executive vice president Don Swearingen, the 2016 Outlander Sport will continue to build on its reputation of being a reliable crossover SUV (CUV) that delivers good value that its predecessors have made.Read the entire article 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport unveiled at LA Auto Show
Fans of the Mitsubishi Mirage will be pleased to find out that the 2017 model year will continue to retain the attributes that they love from the hatchback while also debuting new features like a revamped exterior design, better overall performance and redesigned interiors.
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. had recently made such details available for the fuel-efficient hatchback, whose new version will start appearing in dealers by spring of next year. According to the MMNA’s executive vice president, Don Swearingen, the 2017 Mirage will build on the popularity that its predecessor has achieved.
The new features will simply be an expansion of that appeal, without sacrificing the traits that made the hatchback popular – affordability, fuel efficiency and practicality. Here are the new features that fans can expect from the new Mirage.Read the entire article 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage – a blend of pre-loved features and new innovative attributes
A fuel-efficient, non-hybrid, gasoline powered vehicle made by Mitsubishi Motors is now available. The Rockford Fosgate Edition, a new trim for the 2015 Mirage, boasts a combined fuel economy of 40 mpg.
It has an MSRP of $14,945, and incorporates a custom-engineered superior audio system and other features which provide consumers with a high-end model in a sub-compact car.
It features the Mirage DE as well as a 300-Watt, Rockford Fosgate ecoPUNCH sound system, together with steering audio control, Bluetooth hands-free phone system and audio, special badging, cruise control, alloy wheels, and a leather-covered steering wheel.Read the entire article Rockford Fosgate Edition of 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage priced at $14,945
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) revealed that it will be offering 1,600 numbered units of the 2015 Lancer Evolution Final Edition. There are currently 10 generations of the Lancer Evolution, which has long been considered as the one that started the four-door sports car segment.
MMNA also revealed details of the limited edition Lancer Evolution including that it will have a $37,995 MSRP and it will only be released in the U.S. Market.
Based on Mitsubishi’s current GSR model, the Final Edition has both its interior and exterior enhanced with features that have not been part of the previous GSR models’ offerings. It has for example an intercooled and turbocharged DOHC 4-cylinder 16-valve 2.0L engine that has been paired with a 5-speed transmission.Read the entire article Mitsubishi to release 1,600 units of 2015 Lancer Evolution Final Edition at $37,995 each
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation plans to unveil during the 2015 44th Tokyo Motor Show its newest concept car. The MITSUBISHI eX is a compact SUV that displays the automaker’s latest technology in electric vehicles.
This system has a new design concept for its Dynamic Shield and includes a wide range of additional technologies that offer exceptional driving pleasure from a compact crossover package. The brand’s booth for the show will not only feature the concept car but will also exhibit its main theme which is Driving Beyond – Another Step Forward With SUVs and Electric Power.
The main idea for this concept car is to have a compact SUV that is completely powered with electricity. It is targeted to be a successful model that will permit the brand to enter this fast-growing market. Its many technologies include the all-wheel control and innovative electric-powered technologies.Read the entire article Mitsubishi eX compact SUV concept to be seen at 2015 Tokyo Motor Show
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. has revealed the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer. In addition to being fun to drive, this model not only has a new design but it also has a list of standard features that are more impressive than ever.
The standard features that the 2016 Lancer boasts include an automatic air condition climate control and ES trim level like the FUSE Hands-free Link System. Enhancing even further the value of this compact sedan are the alloy wheels, new LED daytime running lights, and fog lights.
Additionally the SE trim features have the all-wheel control, display audio with HD radio, heated front seats, and rearview camera. The SEL trim level meanwhile adds to the leather seats, auto-dimming mirror, and rain sensing wipers with the auto on/off headlights, to name a few.Read the entire article 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer comes with high-value features, new design
If a buyer is not found for Mitsubishi’s plant in North America by November, it will be shut down and tooling will be shipped back to Japan. A source said that there are no solid leads but it does have several candidates, which include at least one automaker from Detroit.
This facility in Normal, Ill., offers a superb quick fix for automakers that are looking for a low-cost incremental capacity increase quickly. He said that this factory has a small capacity and is “very cheap.” Mitsubishi released a statement last Friday for its dealers and employees, saying that beginning in November, it will wind down its under-used plant if it doesn’t get a buyer.
The automaker said that it prefers a buyer in the auto industry but it will consider every bid it receives. The factory has been struggling for a long time but it got worse because of the Russian recession, according to the company.Read the entire article Mitsubishi to end production in the United States this November
Before this month ends, it’s expected that the supply contract between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Mitsubishi Motors will already be finalized. The two companies are currently finalizing the details of their deal in which the Japanese company will provide Fiat with a version of its new Thai-built L200 midsize pickup, according to a Mitsubishi executive.
Fiat is planning to offer this pickup in markets where there’s rising demand. These include Europe and Latin America. When interviewed by Automotive News Europe, Mitsubishi global pickup chief Koichi Namiki said that Fiat benefits as Mitsubishi is able to supplement its lineup while production is done in Thailand.
He explained that from the mechanical aspect, this pickup truck will be “100% Mitsubishi” but it will be differentiated when it comes to design and other visible features. Last year, the Japanese automaker began to produce its redesigned L200 (which also carries the name Triton) in Laem Chabang. It seeks to boost worldwide sales of the new-generation L200 to 200,000 units annually.Read the entire article Fiat and Mitsubishi will finalize supply contract by end of June
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. has sold its auto lending business in the U.S. to Ally Financial Inc. – a move that many of its dealerships welcomed. The price and further details of the deal were not disclosed. Mitsubishi, one of the smallest car companies with a captive finance arm in the U.S., is selling to Ally (which used to be General Motors’ lending division).
Since Ally was spun off during GM’s bankruptcy, it had since become one of the biggest auto lenders in the U.S. In a statement, Don Swearingen, executive vice president of Mitsubishi’s U.S. sales division, said that the company is “pleased” to have Ally as a financial partner that is able to give its dealerships the products and services they need.
Under the deal, Ally will replace Mitsubishi Motors Credit of America Inc. (which was established in 1991) and will be Mitsubishi’s preferred retail and wholesale lender. Ally will be responsible for supplying the automaker’s more than 380 dealerships in the nation with floorplan loans to purchase cars for showroom inventory and with capital loans to acquire land for an expansion or for the remodelling of a store.Read the entire article Mitsubishi sells US auto lending business to Ally Financial
The new 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander seven-passenger crossover made its official unveiling recently at the 2015 New York International Auto Show. Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. uses new design language on the 2016 Outlander – the first Mitsubishi production vehicle to do so. The changes on the 2016 Outlander go beyond aesthetics.
Overall driving experience is enhanced with a staggering amount of major engineering and design improvements. The 2016 Outlander is expected to appeal to buyers who are looking for quality, value, and safety.
"Dynamic Shield" -- Mitsubishi's new front design concept – is seen on the 2016 Outlander. For generations, the Montero has had bumper side protection – a feature that protects the car and the people. This will be making its way to the Outlander.Read the entire article 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander receives its new design
A supposed United States-bound Mitsubishi midsize sedan won’t make it to its destination, no thanks to a sudden appreciation of the South Korean won against the US dollar and the Japanese yen. The sedan was planned to be sourced from Renault-Nissan Alliance’s Busan assembly plant in South Korea, and dealers have been excited about it since it was announced in November 2013.
Mitsubishi, however, terminated the feasibility study after failing to reach a “win-win” outcome for the project. One executive told __ that a very strong Korean won proved the project as simply too expensive. A spokesman for Mitsubishi said the carmaker is looking into other options for launching a new sedan in US, as its sales were hurt by an aging Lancer compact sedan and the dropping of the Galant.
The project could have been a win-win situation for both Mitsubishi and Renault-Nissan. It would fill what seems a missing link in Mitsubishi’s US lineup while helping Renault-Nissan securing work for its underused site in South Korean. While Mitsubishi could have source a new sedan from Nissan from a plant in North America, the latter’s sites in the region are already working at full capacity.Read the entire article Strong South Korean won sealed off Nissan-made Mitsubishi sedan
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