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Mitsubishi GT-PHEV Concept Hints at the Outlander’s Future

Mitsubishi GT-PHEV Concept

Mitsubishi hasn’t exactly kept quiet about the future of the Outlander, one of its most popular vehicles. The fast-selling crossover is bound to have an interesting future, especially with the reveal of the latest concept at the Paris Motor Show. The Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept is the latest design to roll under the spotlights.

Mitsubishi already showed up two previous concepts of what the future of the Outlander could look like. The XR PHEV II at the Geneva Motor Show put an interesting spin on things. The EX concept took the stage at the Toyota Motor Show as well.

Now it’s the Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept’s turn.

The crossover’s shiny grill leads into a sleek, flowing design characterized by chiseled lines that lead the eye along the sides of the vehicle. The GT-PHEV concept reportedly uses three electric motors and a conventional 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine. The manufacturer-supplied battery is capable of reaching 75 miles on electricity alone.

The latest concept boasts a whole host of advanced technologies as well. That technology includes navigational-planning systems as well as all-wheel drive control to optimize performance.

Only time will tell which concept Mitsubishi will choose for the future of the Outlander crossover.

We here at Coronet Mitsubishi can’t wait to see what becomes of the Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Breaks 100,000 Sales

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV hasn’t even hit American pavement yet, but it’s already red hot elsewhere in the world. It’s only the fourth plug-in electric car ever to break 100,000 sales.

Currently available in Europe and Japan, it had a reported 101,900 sales through this past March, and that number continues to climb. It falls only behind the Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, and the Chevrolet Volt in global plug-in sales.

But, what makes Mitsubishi an even higher competitor is that while the others reached their sales with the help of the American market, Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV isn’t even here yet. And until last year, the U.S. was the world’s largest market for plug-ins.

Once the Outlander PHEV gets here, we should see an even greater surge in its numbers. For now, the Outlander has been quite the success overseas, becoming the bestselling plug-in hybrid in Europe. Japan had 33,741 sales of the car, showing their push for environmental improvement.

A benefit of Mitsubishi’s cars is their affordability. While many other automakers plan or are already producing plug-in hybrids, few offer them as inexpensively as Mitsubishi does.

So, when the Outlander PHEV finally arrives, will you be ready to call it yours?

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage

The all-new 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage is here and ready to take on the world. Forget the Mirage of the past, because the new G4 has even more to offer.

With the popularity of the Mirage, Mitsubishi designed to expand the lineup, and with that comes to G4 four-door sedan. It made its U.S. debut earlier this year at the 2016 New York Auto Show. As opposed to its Mirage hatchback sibling, the G4 has a separate trunk for those who prefer a sedan over a hatchback.

Tech updates abound, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, so your smart phone can be connected at all times. Efficiency is top-notch, too. A fuel economy rating of 40 mpg makes the Mirage G4 the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid car in the U.S.

On the inside, updated interior materials make the seats much more comfortable than its hatchback predecessors. A new steering wheel makes for a better grip and handling.

While you won’t go from zero to sixty in two seconds, the lower horsepower is made up for in the affordability and efficiency of this sedan.

So now you have something to look forward to: style, efficiency, and affordability all-in-one!

Mitsubishi Debuts Two All-New Efficient Vehicles

At the 2016 New York International Auto Show, Mitsubishi unveiled two all-new efficient vehicles. Get excited for the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle and the 2017 Mirage G4 subcompact sedan. They’re sure to make history.

“Outlander PHEV offers the best of both worlds providing true SUV capabilities along with electric driving efficiency without the worry of range anxiety,” says Don Swearingen, executive vice president of MMNA. The PHEV boasts a highly efficient 2.0-liter gasoline engine plus two high-performance electric motors. The Super All-Wheel Control system makes the Outlander PHEV the most capable hybrid SUV yet.

The Mirage G4 impresses, too. It is set to be at the top of its class in combined fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions. The Mirage G4’s long wheelbase provides space in the cabin for your passengers and an expansive truck for your cargo. Plus, available smartphone integrations are an impressive offer for the G4’s lower price tag.

The debut of these vehicles will help fuel Mitsubishi’s growth and make the brand a standout in efficiency. If you’re interested in either of these cars, keep an eye out for their release.

Mitsubishi Technology is Changing Reception in Parking Garages

Have you ever been in a parking garage and been unable to use your phone? All that concrete and steel often make garages seem like a black hole as they block out reception. This isn’t a huge problem…unless you need to use the GPS or use a car locator app.

Mitsubishi recognizes how important it is for drivers to be able to access their phones functions such as the GPS. That’s why the automaker has created a new technology method to help drivers get better service in locations where they might not normally have reception.

This technology can pinpoint your location by using sound and Wi-Fi. The time it takes for the sound to reach positioning-capable Wi-Fi access points determines your location.

This will allow your GPS to be able to track you and help plan out your next route. No more waiting until you pull out of the parking garage to figure out directions. You also will no longer need to worry about losing your car, as the technology can be used to detect your car’s position and guide you.

This technology will be available for commercial use by April 2017. We at Coronet Mitsubishi are excited to see how this technology changes the way we view reception in parking garages!

Bold Changes for the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer

The Lancer, Mitsubishi’s bold take on the compact car, has been redesigned for the 2016 year. Lots of aesthetic and strategic improvements have been introduced, sure to help the Mitsubishi Lancer remain as viable an option as it’s ever been for those buyers interested in capability, practicality and affordability.

Changes for the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer include updated standard interior features. For the ES trim level, drivers can now enjoy the FUSE Hands-free Link System, providing crisp and reliable smartphone integration, as well as automatic air condition climate control.

The top trim level GT features all the toys to make for an exceptionally sporty and fun drive. There is sport-tuned suspension and larger disc brakes. The exterior gets some enhancements too with the addition of 18 inch two-tone alloy wheels, sunroof, and rear spoiler.

As a press release from Mitsubishi reminds us, the Mitsubishi Lancer has a long history of being one of the safest cars on the road. Including for the 2015 model year, the Lancer has consistently been recognized as an IIHS “Top Safety Pick.” The latest Lancer stands to continue that tradition with the inclusion of standard features like Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) safety body construction system.

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Updates Include Powertrain and Chassis Improvements

Mitsubishi has just announced that the Mirage will not be appearing as a 2016 model. Instead, the automaker will introduce a refreshed 2017 model in spring of 2016.

Mitsubishi wants to spend more time ensuring that the updates are strategic and implemented well. Car and Driver reports that the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage updates will be related to the powertrain and chassis.

At the time that it was released in 2014, the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage was the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid gasoline vehicle. With its 5-door subcompact design and affordable pricing, the Mirage was the perfect example of a car built for the demands of today’s driving.

And the 2015 Mirage certainly gained notice. Cars.com ranked the hatchback #1 in its New Cars for Penny Pinchers list. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy named the Mirage to its prestigious Greenest Vehicles list. It’s this model that will remain available throughout the 2016 model year (2015).

In addition to a refresh for the Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback, Mitsubishi will also be introducing a sedan variant, which we have yet to see here in States but is already sold overseas. For more information, make sure to stop by Coronet Mitsubishi for all of your Mitsubishi needs.

Still in Discussion – The Mitsubishi ASX Evolution Hybrid Crossover

With the stellar 2014 sales year and the success of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV in the UK market, rumor has it that Mitsubishi’s achievements might provide more opportunities to develop a high-performance, hybrid ASX (known as the ‘Outlander Sport’ to those of us in the States) crossover that will don the company’s Evo Badge.

So what might the specs look like? Expect to see a hybrid powertrain with all-wheel-drive, finely tuned to maximize the power-to-weight ratio capable of 300-something horsepower with sleek styling cues from the XR PHEV II concept.

“Ultimately it all comes down to the financial case for it and whether the company has the resources to do it,” said Mitsubishi’s UK boss Lance Bradley. However, he also adds, “We’ve got a lot of senior management talking about it.”

But, of course, this is just conjecture. And even if it does come to fruition, there’s no guarantee of it crossing the pond to the States.

While we wait with baited breath for the Mitsubishi ASX Evolution hybrid crossover, be sure to come visit us at Coronet Mitsubishi to see all of the available hatchbacks, sedans, and crossovers available to you today!

Apple and Android Interface Coming to 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Infotainment Package

Mitsubishi has recently confirmed its plans to implement the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto operating systems on its 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero for European markets. The new formatted infotainment systems would allow users to simply plug in a smartphone and see menu options and formatting in the familiar Apple or Android interfaces. This would achieve a host of improvements including voice recognition, maps, music, and certain popular apps to the Mitsubishi Pajero Infotainment touchscreen’s display.

 

The Pajero is the European version of the Mitsubishi Montero, and although the infotainment systems are not yet listed as options in the US just yet, the rollout across the pond is a good sign that they’ll be forthcoming. Another update that seems inevitable is the next-generation Montero that will incorporate the design language of the Concept GC-PHEV into a production version. Expectations are high for both the updated Montero and the Apple CarPlay/Android Auto systems.

 

Keep in touch with us at Coronet Mitsubishi, and stop by to see the whole lineup of 2015 Mitsubishi cars and SUVs today.

The New Mitsubishi GC-PHEV Concept: Futuristic Design and Technology

Mitsubishi is breaking down barriers with its latest model, the Grand Cruiser Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle—just call it the GC-PHEV for short. This hybrid crossover has some cool new features, besides a name that’ll take the wind out of you. A futuristic design, advanced power system, and the new “tactical table” make this one SUV you won’t forget.

According to Car and Driver, the Mitsubishi GC-PHEV Concept is being considered for production sometime in the near future. With a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 and a 94-hp electric motor, it’s one of the quickest SUVs around. It also features Super All-Wheel Control, which has electronic differentials and energy recovery systems.

The new hybrid electric system is incredibly advanced. It includes a 12 kWh lithium-ion battery which, when mated to the rest of the system, has enough energy to power a household for 13 days. In fact, the GC-PHEV can go 25 miles on pure electricity, meaning short trips are virtually free.

The new model also has a “tactical table,” taken straight from the interior design of the Millennium Falcon. This table is a blue-lit touch-screen in the back that lets passengers hook up to their phones or to Wi-Fi and play around. This is just one of the innovative new features on the GC-PHEV that make it the most advanced SUV around.

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