Mitsubishi News

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    A Mitsubishi Mirage sedan is expected to appear at the 2014 Montreal Auto Show.

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    Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid SUV Now Delayed Til 2015 In U.S.

    The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid has generated a fair bit of attention, as the only plug-in hybrid sport utility vehicle thus far that will be offered for sale in the U.S. But potential buyers will have to wait a little longer, it turns out, due to high demand in other parts of the world and...

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    How Did A Small Illinois Town End Up With 300 Plug-In Cars?

    :Normal, Illinois has become a leader in incentivizing electric cars.

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    2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV: $6,130 Price Cut, More Standard Features

    Just a dozen examples of Mitsubishi's i-MiEV electric car rolled off dealer lots in November, and little more than a thousand have found homes since the start of the year. That number may climb when the 2014 model goes on sale though--as Mitsubishi has just announced a massive $6,130 price drop for...

  • Mitsubishi XR-PHEV, GC-PHEV and AR concepts, 2013 Tokyo Motor Show
    Mitsubishi To Offer 20 Percent Plug-In Cars By 2020?

    Mitsubishi's relatively low U.S. sales reflect the theory that its best models aren't to be found in its volume range; this is a company offering its best in more niche-market products. That means sporty Evolution models to appease performance fans, gas-sipping models like the Mirage and the firm's...

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    Will Next Mitsubishi i-MiEV Be Shared By Nissan Too?

    Six degrees of separation: The theory that every person on the planet is connected to every other person in six steps or fewer--Elon Musk perhaps, or his polar opposite, Jeremy Clarkson. The automotive world is similar. A new technology partnership between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Mitsubishi...

  • 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage, Quebec City, Sep 2013

    Do you miss your old three-cylinder Geo Metro? If so, Mitsubishi has a new car just for you. The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage five-door hatchback minicar has the highest fuel-economy rating of any non-hybrid on the market. The EPA rates it at 40 mpg combined (37 mpg city, 44 mpg highway) when fitted with the continuously variable transmission (CVT) option. The five-speed manual gearbox, which is standard equipment, is $1,000 cheaper--but it knocks the ratings down to 37 mpg combined (34 mpg city, 42 mpg highway). We recently spent a day in Quebec City driving two different 2014 Mirages in a variety...

  • Trio of Mitsubishi concepts headed to the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show
    Mitsubishi Doubles Down On Plug-In Hybrids: 2 Tokyo Motor Show Concepts

    Mitsubishi will debut large and small plug-in hybrid SUV concepts at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.

  • Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid, 2012 Paris Motor Show
    Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid: U.S. Sales In Fall 2014, Maybe

    The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid promises to fill an empty niche in the new-car market: a mid-size crossover utility vehicle with up to 30 miles of all-electric running, plus a plug-in hybrid powertrain for unlimited range. But a U.S. Mitsubishi executive says that high demand in other...

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    2014 Mitsubishi Mirage: $12,995 For 40 MPG Minicar

    The specification list and gas mileage for the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage read more like a car from the 1980s--but it's coming to market with a distinctly 2013 price tag. A five-door, light weight and aerodynamically efficient hatchback, the Mirage straddles the minicar and subcompact markets, but its...

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    Mitsubishi Lines Up Plug-In Hybrid, 500 HP Evolution Model

    Electrically-powered vehicles that match regular combustion cars for performance are no longer a surprise, many of those barriers eroded thanks to companies like Tesla Motors. Now it's the turn of the performance plug-in hybrid, with Mitsubishi's next Evolution model expected to deliver a...

  • Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid, 2012 Paris Motor Show
    Mitsubishi Issues Second Recall For Outlander Plug-In Hybrid In Japan

    Mitsubishi has recalled 4,313 of its Outlander Plug-In Hybrids in Japan to fix a potential defect that it identified last month. The company resumed production of the plug-in hybrid Outlander after discovering the cause of a fire in one lithium-ion battery pack at a dealership in Japan. The first...

  • 2013 Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution II electric race car

    Mitsubishi caused a stir at last year's Pikes Peak hill climb with its electric i-MiEV Evolution race car, and the team is returning this year to challenge for overall honors. While last year's racer was loosely based on the i-MiEV or 'i' electric road car, the new MiEV Evolution II makes no such concessions--it's an out-and-out sports prototype racer. Mitsubishi managed to take second place in the electric category last year, after an accident in practice put the team on the back foot for the event itself. It did provide Mitsubishi with plenty of data though, and this year's vehicle will use...

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    2014 Mitsubishi Mirage: EPA Gas Mileage For Manual Car Revealed

    The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage is due to arrive in U.S. dealers this fall, but until now we've only known the EPA gas mileage of the CVT automatic variant. At 37 mpg city, 44 highway and 40 mpg combined it's one of the most efficient subcompacts on the market, and thanks to Mitsubishi Canada announcing...

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    Mitsubishi Looks Into Separate Japanese Plug-In Battery Fires

    Prepare yourselves everyone--more electric cars have caught fire. This time, Japanese automaker Mitsubishi has reported two battery fire incidents in Japan, related to two of its plug-in products--the Mitsubishi i electric car, and Outlander plug-in hybrid crossover. A press release from Mitsubishi...

  • 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage at 2013 New York Auto Show
    2014 Mitsubishi Mirage Subcompact: NY Auto Show Details

    Mitsubishi has unveiled the new 2014 Mirage subcompact at this week's New York Auto Show. Rival for cars like the Ford Fiesta and Chevrolet Sonic, the new Mirage claims impressively high fuel economy figures and high equipment levels, set to make it a tempting option in the subcompact class...

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    2014 Mitsubishi Mirage: Brief Drive Of NY Auto Show Debut

    Yes, the green paintwork was a deliberate choice. Not that the Mitsubishi Mirage, widely expected to be unveiled at the New York Auto Show next week, isn't available in any other colors. But we couldn't pass down an opportunity to drive one which matches with the site's green focus. The new Mirage...

  • Mitsubishi GR-HEV hybrid pickup concept: Geneva Motor Show live photos
    Mitsubishi GR-HEV Concept: Hybrid Pickup At Geneva

    Mitsubishi doesn't sell a pickup truck in the U.S, but elsewhere around the world its L200 model is a highly popular utility vehicle. Typically powered by a 2.5-liter turbodiesel engine, the L200 mixes a one-ton payload with almost 6,000 lbs of braked towing capacity. It's smaller than many U.S...

  • Mitsubishi CA-MiEV electric car: Geneva Motor Show live photos

    As Mitsubishi rolls out its "global small" platform across the globe, it showed what could be the next generation of small car at the Geneva Motor Show. The Concept CA-MiEV is a full electric car with class-leading aerodynamics and high-density lithium-ion batteries, giving a driving range of up to 186 miles--far greater than we've seen from existing vehicles of the same size. The aim of the new concept is to take electric cars beyond the urban environment. Mitsubishi's current small electric car, the 'i' or i-MiEV, is very much an urban electric car--both in size, and because of its...

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    Mitsubishi To Show Hybrid Pickup, 'Suburban Electric' Concepts At Geneva

    How long do you think Mitsubishi has been working on electric vehicles? Since a few years before the i-MiEV electric car hit Japanese roads, perhaps? Nope--1966. It surprised us too, but illustrates that the company actually has considerable experience in developing electric powertrains, even if a...

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    Mitsubishi i-MiEV Electric Cars Recalled To Fix Braking Problem

    Mitsubishi Motors Corp. is recalling 14,700 Mitsubishi i, or i-MiEV electric cars over a brake fault. The global recall will fix a component of the brake booster system. In normal operation, an electric pump sends air to the brake booster, which applies extra force to that generated by the driver...

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    Mitsubishi i In Cheapest Electric Car Lease Yet: $69 Per Month

    If you're eager to get behind the wheel of an electric car, then there are few cheaper ways of doing it than one lease deal from an Illinois Mitsubishi dealer. O'Brien Mitsubishi in Normal, IL, is offering a new Mitsubishi i electric car for lease from just $69 per month over 24 months--far less...

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    Mitsubishi: "We Can Compete On Price With Electric Cars"

    Mitsubishi's sole electric vehicle, the 'i' city car, isn't a vehicle to suit all tastes. The odd styling, limited range and high price will put off many, but don't discount Mitsubishi just yet--as their electric range is set to grow over the next few years. The company remains committed to the...

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    Dealer Discounts 2012 Mitsubishi 'i' Electric Car To Smart Level

    For a time, the 2012 Mitsubishi i was the cheapest electric car on sale in the U.S. When smart announced its third-generation Electric Drive would retail from $25,750 for the coupe model, it made the $29,975 Mitsubishi look a bit expensive. Even if it does have two extra seats. Now, Town &...

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