Buy a New Mitsubishi Mirage for Less Than $10,000

Miami-Lakes-Mitsubishi-MirageMiami Lakes Mitsubishi is currently hosting the Year End Countdown Event, and we have new Mitsubishi Mirage models available for less than $10,000! The Mitsubishi Mirage is a great vehicle for someone who needs an affordable, reliable car that has a great fuel economy.

Here are three of the many reasons to get a Mitsubishi Mirage:

  • A brand new car for less than $10,000 and it’s backed by a 100,000-mile or 10-year limited powertrain warranty and a 5-year or 60,000-mile limited basic warranty.
  • In addition to being an affordable vehicle, the Mirage is also affordable to drive because it is very fuel efficient. The Mirage averages 37 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway, and according to fueleconomy.gov, after five years of driving the Mitsubishi Mirage, the average driver will save $2,250 in fuel costs in comparison to the average vehicle.
  • The Mitsubishi Mirage is a compact car, so it is super helpful when looking for parallel parking spaces or any other tight spots, because the Mirage can fit where other cars can’t.

Want to come see what it feels like to drive a Mitsubishi Mirage? Come to Miami Lakes Mitsubishi to check out all of our inventory today. We’ll be selling Mirage models at discounted prices until 01/02/2018, but inventory won’t last, so hurry in.

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The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Made it to America

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The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV made it to the U.S.! This is not a drill and not a hoax. Mitsubishi Motors America added the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to their lineup, and the news about the Outlander PHEV coming to America is true. How exciting, we’ve been waiting for years and we’re finally going to get our hands on the first outstanding, popular, and successful hybrid by Mitsubishi Motors. You can bet we’ll have a full specs page on it, but for now, take a look at some of the highlights to expect on the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Powertrain

Being a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), the Outlander PHEV is powered by a hybrid system made up of a 2.0-liter DOHC MIVEC engine and two electric motors powered by a rechargeable 12 kWh lithium-ion battery. The internal combustion engine, like most found in Mitsubishi vehicles today, has been optimized with Mitsubishi’s MIVEC system, their version of variable valve timing (VVT) technology. As some may know, VVT is a process that alters the lift events in an engine’s cylinders during the intake of gas and air and the exhaust of fumes. The better this process is optimized, the better an engine can perform.

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Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi Alliance Hits Hard with Electric Vehicle Market

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It’s been some time since we heard much about the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi alliance. Mitsubishi Motors has been doing pretty well for themselves as of late, and we’re getting curious about the new eleven models Mitsubishi has planned. Almost a year ago, the first vehicle discussed that was to be built within this new alliance was a cross-brand electric vehicle (EV). Now, they’re finally gearing up to make it happen.

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Car Warranties are the Gifts that Keep on Giving

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When looking for a new car, consumers look at everything. All the tech features, the comfort of the interior, how the vehicle looks, how safe it is. What many tend to overlook is the car warranty. After all, every car warranty is the same, right? Wrong, bucko. Mitsubishi and Kia Motors, two brands available at Miami Lakes Automall, go above and beyond with their automobile warranties, giving drivers peace of mind for years to come.

Basic Warranty

The limited basic warranty that comes with many new vehicles covers the most basic car components, mostly aesthetics such as door handles, exterior mirrors, etc. Most auto brands have a limited basic warranty that lasts for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever one comes first. Mitsubishi Motors and Kia Motors up those numbers to 5-years/60,000 miles.

Powertrain Warranty

Get ready to see a pattern, because the powertrain warranty offered by most auto brands lasts for 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever one happens first. However, Mitsubishi and Kia go a little further, extending the powertrain warranty to 10 years and 100,000 miles, respectively. The powertrain warranty protects, as it states, the powertrain, or everything having to do with the engine, the transmission, and many other parts that keep an automobile running for a long time.

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Mitsubishi Advancements in Technology

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Mitsubishi has been changing the game for some time now. Back when we covered Mitsubishi’s Centennial Anniversary, we learned that Mitsubishi Motors started research on electric vehicles (EVs) back in 1971. They were also the first to design a system that adapted to one’s driving behavior, the INVEC system, in 1990. Last time we looked at some of the nifty things Mitsubishi does with their automobiles, we covered the powertrain advancements Mitsubishi Motors made. This time, let’s look at some of the cool new tech popping up in concepts and production vehicles.

Outlander PHEV

Yes, this is another powertrain advancement, but it’s also one of technology. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has actually been doing well overseas. We have yet to get our hands on it in the states, and it’s unclear if we ever will. However, Mitsubishi Motors recently said the Outlander PHEV would come to America. So a quick refresher on this.

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has several driving modes so that consumers can choose what energy/fuel to use and when. The plug-in hybrid also has three charging modes for convenience and environmental sustainability, i.e. able to charge up to 80 percent in as little as 30 minutes. The Outlander PHEV shows large advancements for its hybrid system; not only can the vehicle travel 32 miles on electricity alone with zero tailpipe emissions, but with a fully charged battery and a full tank, it has a driving range at well over 500 miles.

Infotainment

Mitsubishi Motors is finally getting an infotainment of sorts with the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. Still without more than a highlights page on MitsubishiCars.com, we’re still waiting on all the specs for the Eclipse Cross. We do have a little exposé on the new technology in the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, though. The main focus is on the infotainment system Mitsubishi has placed in the Eclipse Cross – we can’t say what name is powering the system, like how the FCA has Uconnect, but there are some details.

The screen is 8 inches, almost as large as the high-tier Uconnect 8.4 touchscreen. However, instead of a touchscreen, the infotainment has a touchpad near the gearshift for interacting with apps and what’s on screen. This infotainment system can do everything other systems do, such as make phone calls, stream music, and navigate. A second nifty piece of technology in the Eclipse Cross would be the heads-up display that raises from the center console, just behind the dashboard, to relay important information to the driver without having to take their eyes off the road.

Mitsubishi Connect and Artificial Intelligence

When word about Mitsubishi putting artificial intelligence into their e-Evolution concept,  the automotive section of the internet was talking all about it. Just a concept, and probably not looking at production until 2020, a car with an artificial intelligent (AI) system integrated into it was basically unheard of as a practical, everyday happenstance. Even today, Mitsubishi only has a 3D animation to illustrate how this can work with their Mitsubishi Connect demo:

When reading about Mitsubishi Connect however, this AI system does seem kind of neat. Not only this, but the AI system is designed to go beyond the Mitsubishi INVEC system, not just adapting to one’s driving behavior, but actually measuring one’s ability to drive in certain situations. If the driver isn’t so skilled in the rain, being a semi-autonomous vehicle, the Mitsubishi e-Evolution can take over and drive for the rest of the way.

We saw more about the e-Evolution concept at the Tokyo Motor Show, where we learned Mitsubishi has even more advancements planned for its infotainment system. The interior of the vehicle itself looks futuristic, but Mitsubishi Motors aims to design their next infotainment system to go beyond entertainment. The next stop will also be safety by replacing the exterior mirrors with video screens that project the surroundings of the car to the driver at all times.

What do you think of all of these advancements? Some are concepts, yes, but we may see them in vehicles very soon. Let us know what you think on our Miami Lakes Automall Facebook page.

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Black Friday Lease Special on a 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

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This month come to Miami Lakes Mitsubishi and you can leave with a lease on a new 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport with no money down. From Nov. 1-30 Miami Lakes Automall has a 24-month Black Friday lease on the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport for $199 per month.

The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a versatile crossover that is both fuel efficient and modern. It is available with a 148-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine or a 168-horsepower 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. When the Outlander Sport is equipped with the 2.0-liter engine it has an average fuel economy of 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, and the 2.4-liter engine averages 23 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.

Slightly smaller than the Mitsubishi Outlander, the Outlander Sport has a spacious interior cabin that comfortably seats five adults. The seats in the Outlander Sport can be easily configured to make room for oversized cargo and it has all of the latest tech features like a 7-inch touchscreen display, a rearview camera and a digital HD radio.

$199 per month to lease a crossover SUV as nice as the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a great deal. Come by Miami Lakes Automall to test drive any of our available 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport models so you can get affordable lease today.

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The 2017 Tokyo Motor Show and Mitsubishi

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News about Mitsubishi Motors and Mitsubishi Electric have surfaced in recent weeks about two new concepts popping up at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show in October. After a little digging, we’ve found some old concepts that have a striking similarity to the ones we’re seeing now, one of which actually made it to production. We’ll get to that a bit later, but for now, take a look at the Tokyo Motor Show and other possibilities set forth by Mitsubishi Motors.

The Tokyo Motor Show

Yes, the Tokyo Motor Show is the next big auto show happening in the world, and being a biennial auto show, not to be confused with biannual, the show takes place every other year. The auto show is held between late October to early November and is hosted by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA). Being a platform for many more concepts than an introduction for vehicles going into production, this year’s Tokyo Motor Show is brimming with possibilities. Alongside the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, the (Frankfurt) International Motor Show in Germany, and the Paris Motor Show, the Tokyo Motor Show is one of the big five the auto press look forward to.

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Highlights of the 2018 Mitsubishi Models

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Excited for the 2018 model year? Auto brands around the world are releasing and producing their new automotive lineups, and Mitsubishi Motors has already put the goods for their 2018 models online. Let’s recap what Mitsubishi Motors has going on while we wait for more information about the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

Icon of the Mitsubishi Motors brand, the Outlander doesn’t need to change much to remain as one of the top dogs in the lineup. This year, all four trims get a bit of a name change, with the digits “2.4” added at the end of the trim name, except for the GT, now known as “GT 3.0”. There are still two engine options, with the ES 2.4, SE 2.4, and SEL 2.4 powered by the standard 2.4-liter MIVEC SOHC I4 engine that generates 166 horsepower, and the GT 3.0 powered by the 3.0-liter MIVEC SOHC V6 with an output of 244 horsepower. In terms of aesthetic and convenient features, all trims have heated exterior mirrors, rear privacy glass, and automatic dual-zone climate control. For a little more comfort, heated front seats and a leather wrapped steering wheel can be found on select trims as an option or included. For entertainment purposes and safety, all trims will have a 7-inch display screen with a rearview camera for the 2018 model year, and high-end trims finally have Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto capability.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Another icon of the brand, the Outlander Sport sometimes outdoes its sibling. We’re sad to see the Outlander Sport Limited Edition leave the 2018 lineup, but it was a “limited” production trim. Now reduced to three trims, the Outlander Sport base trim has some extra features, and who can argue about getting more features for less? The same standards and options on the Outlander trims are also on the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. All Mitsubishi Outlander trims have a 7-inch display screen with a rearview camera, and Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto are standard on the Outlander Sport SE 2.4 and Outlander Sport SEL 2.4. This year, more advanced features, like automatic high beam headlights, forward collision mitigation, and lane departure warning are available on various trims.

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage

Mitsubishi’s fuel efficient hatchback, the Mitsubishi Mirage, is still as popular as ever. The engine powering all three Mirage trims is still a 1.2-liter I3 engine with MIVEC technology, paired to a 5-speed manual transmission or a CVT automatic transmission. Mitsubishi spruced things up for the 2018 model year and made some changes to the interior. Rear floor heater ducts are now a lineup standard, and there are heated front seats on the Mirage GT. To beef up the base trim, the Mirage ES, there is a standard 7-inch touchscreen, which is a great modern amenity. For added capability, the Mirage SE and GT trims have a 6.5-inch smartphone link display system with Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto. Other tech features, such as Bluetooth wireless technology and steering wheel mounted audio and voice/phone controls are standard for the 2018 model year.

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4

Lastly, the Mirage G4, the sedan version of the Mirage, is still kicking it with two trims, which are both powered by the same powertrain in the Mirage. The Mirage G4 SE comes standard with a leather wrapped steering wheel and heated seats. The base, Mirage G4 ES, has the same 7-inch touchscreen, but can upgrade to have the same Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capabilities of the SE (set up with a 6.5-inch smartphone link display). Again, Bluetooth wireless technology is a lineup standard, along with a rearview camera system. Steering wheel mounted audio and voice/phone controls are standard for the SE trim, but consumers can opt-in for voice controls for the ES.

That wraps up the new changes for the Mitsubishi 2018 model year lineup. How do these sound to you? Let us know what you think of the new 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage or 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport on social media. You can also find new 2018 Mitsubishi models in our inventory.

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Coming to America – The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

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Well, it’s been quite the wait and endless teasing, but once and for all the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is coming to America. Having been on the other side of the world this whole time, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been very successful in other markets, and we hope to see it do just as well in the U.S. Not to be greedy, but with any luck, we may also see the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GT concept that starred at the Paris Motor Show last year. For now, let’s check out what’s in store for us here in the states.

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Mitsubishi Gives OId Vehicles New Purpose

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Mitsubishi really is surprising us lately. Really, they keep coming out with new concepts, automotive technology, and are continuing to expand with their Nissan-Renault partnership/competitor. Back when the last Lancer Evo was auctioned off and the Lancer was discontinued, we thought that was the last we’ve seen of the old Mitsubishi vehicles. Soon after they announced their centennial anniversary, that news quickly subsided.

A New Evo

Evo, short for “evolution”, was the nameplate given to the Lancer Evolution before it was discontinued. Recently, Mitsubishi has been adamant about moving their brand into the future with hybrid SUVs and electric vehicles. Their Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter project, currently taking place in New York City, is proof of that. Now, we may be in for a surprise, because the “Evo” nameplate is coming back, and Mitsubishi will be slapping it on an upcoming electric vehicle (EV) concept.

It took some digging around, but there is one Mitsubishi concept that has yet to see the light since its first debut several years ago – the Mitsubishi eX. With the new technology in the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and a multi-year contract with a company that develops human-to-computer interaction software, many signs are pointing to the Mitsubishi eX. Why? Well here’s what we know about the concept.

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