Miami Lakes Mitsubishi Autonomous Vehicle Tech

Mitsubishi Has Autonomous Vehicle Tech After All

Miami Lakes Mitsubishi Autonomous Vehicle Tech

Mitsubishi is entering the autonomous car game, and it’s about time. It’s a surprise this motor company was about to go down last year with all the new vehicles they have coming out. Maybe they were going for dramatic effect, or just needed a helping hand. Either way, after 100 years, Mitsubishi Motors continues to go on strong.

Yeah, it’s been 100 years since Mitsubishi Motors formed in Japan. We wondered what would come of them going forward, and wouldn’t you know it’s one surprise after another. First it was the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross debut at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. Then it was the teased Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Limited Edition trim, now hitting dealerships. So what’s next?

Autonomous cars vehicles is what’s next. A lot of crazes are hitting the automotive industry – crossovers and SUVS, hybrids, electric vehicles and trucks, and autonomous cars a.k.a. vehicles that can drive themselves. We were starting to think Mitsubishi Motors was far from entering this race, but they were just warming up. Surprisingly, the autonomous tech they’re discussing came from one of the other Mitsubishi brands, Mitsubishi Electric Corp.

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Mitsubishi Fuso’s Plans for a Fully Electric Commercial Truck

Miami Lakes Mitsubishi 2017 Fuso Electric Trucks

Mitsubishi has a lot more going on these days now that they have started working with the Nissan family. Interestingly enough, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross that recently debuted didn’t have a single third-party hand in its design – it’s all Mitsubishi. So while Mitsubishi Motors may have a few tricks left in their passenger vehicle division, its other brands are also making some changes. Soon to come to the U.S. are Mitsubishi’s all-electric commercial trucks.

We discussed the many different brands and technologies developed by Mitsubishi last year, and one of those brands, Fuso, makes commercial trucks. Recently, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. announced an upcoming, limited-production line of fully electric trucks that will be made available in the U.S., Japan, and Europe by 2018. Known as the eCanter, it will be the first fully electric plug-in truck produced by a major truck manufacturer.

This isn’t the first time Mitsubishi is introducing an entirely new electric design. In fact, they’ve been researching electric technology since the ‘70s, so it’s nice to see them applying all of that research into a tangible product.

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Miami Lakes 2017 Geneva Motor Show 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

New Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Debuts at Geneva International Motor Show

Miami Lakes 2017 Geneva Motor Show 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

The 2017 Geneva International Motor Show started this week, and all kinds of new cars and car concepts are being shown off. One vehicle in particular got our attention a little ways back, and now that’s it’s here, we can’t wait to check it out. It’s time to find out all the buzz going on about the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

You may remember we talked about the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross a few weeks ago when there really wasn’t a lot of information about it. What we, and the rest of the world knew, was Mitsubishi was resurrecting an old compact sports car that died off back in 2012. It didn’t sound like a good idea, but with Mitsubishi Motors shifting its focus to SUVs and crossovers, it quickly became apparent they weren’t just reviving the Eclipse, they were turning it into a crossover!

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Miami Lakes Mitsubishi Rise Body Construction

Mitsubishi’s RISE and Nissan’s Zone Body Construction

Miami Lakes Mitsubishi Rise Body Construction

Safety is an important part of auto construction, and manufacturers are looking for more and more ways to make their vehicles safer. It’s just another rat race in the grand scheme of sales, and with advanced technology on the rise, automobiles are getting more gadgets and tech as a standard. Even so, with automatic safety features, some automakers start safety from the ground up, or more so from the skeleton out. Ever heard of Mitsubishi’s Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution?

Mitsubishi has been doing pretty well in terms of safety. If you haven’t read our highlights of Mitsubishi safety features, be sure to get the lowdown. We’ll be discussing one of them in particular today. We’d also like to point out the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander earned a Top Safety Pick from the IIHS recently.

Now, have you ever heard of automobile configurations and designs that automakers develop? “MIVEC” is one of them, a variable valve timing (VVT) design by Mitsubishi Motors. In fact, several processes that increase the performance and safety of an automobile have been developed by Mitsubishi Motors. One of those goes by the acronym “RISE”, the auto body construction developed by Mitsubishi for improved safety. Their new partner/competitor Nissan also has one of their own, “Zone Body Construction.”

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Miami Lakes Mitsubishi i-MiEV Award Vincentric

Vincentric Names 2017 Mitsubishi i-Miev Best Value EV In America

Miami Lakes Mitsubishi i-MiEV Award Vincentric

The 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV has been quite the surprising electric vehicle (EV) since it was released. This EV was the first of its class to handle driving on the highway, and recently it was awarded for its value in the American auto market. What’s most surprising is the Mitsubishi i-MiEV won an award among its EVs and plug-in hybrids (PHEV) competitors. How did the i-MiEV achieve such value?

Vincentric LLC is a company that collects and provides data, knowledge, and insight into the automotive industry and identifies what constitutes as value. Being that value can have bias or “sentimental value”, having an organization that goes by the facts and data holds more authority when measuring the value of an automobile. Recently, Vincentric announced the “Best Value in America” awards for the 2017 model year.

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