Miami Lakes Auto Sign n Drive

What Does Sign and Drive Really Mean?

Miami Lakes Auto Sign n Drive

“Sign and Drive” deals are great aren’t they? Like receiving a package, once you sign off on it, it’s yours. Well, take a step back there cowboy. Signing the contract for an automobile is always the end game, buy or lease. Is there really a difference between “Sign and Drive” deals and a regular lease? Maybe not.

A typical lease goes like this – 36 months, 10,000 miles per year, zero down payment. “Sign and Drive” deals are advertised the same way. So far, same thing. However, with a “Sign and Drive” deal, credit and credit history are going to play a role here.

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Miami Lakes Mitsubishi Hybrid SUV

Mitsubishi Motors to Make Hybrid SUVs

Miami Lakes Mitsubishi Hybrid SUV

It’s no secret that the automotive industry is shifting towards greener vehicles as we go further into the 21st Century. Who knew? Many brands have been going green, building hybrids and electric vehicles for many years, and some are just starting to hop on the bandwagon. Regardless, every so often we hear of another brand putting more research into electric and hybrid powertrains, but Mitsubishi Motors has been doing it since the beginning.

Check out the past 100 years of Mitsubishi Motors, and anyone can see Mitsubishi has been researching and even producing alternative fuel automobiles for over 40 years. Not only that, but their Mitsubishi i-Miev was the first highway capable electric vehicle (EV) to ever be produced, and was named the best value EV in America this year. Now, with the automaker putting a larger focus on their SUV and crossover units, such as the Outlander, Outlander Sport, and upcoming Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. The next step for Mitsubishi Motors is hybrids.

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Miami Lakes Auto FUSO eCanter Production

Mitsubishi Fuso Runs Small-Scale Production for eCanter

Miami Lakes Auto FUSO eCanter Production

Mitsubishi is not just the name behind an automotive brand. It’s actually also the name behind a naval industry, electric appliances, and even beer (Kirin Ichiban). One faction not popularly talked about is their commercial vehicle brand, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp. They’re actually doing some pretty interesting stuff, starting with the all-electrified version of their popular truck, the Canter.

It was back in March when we first talked about Mitsubishi Fuso and the electrified Canter, soon to be called the eCatner by Mitsubishi Fuso. Recently, this eCanter finally went into production. To start, Mitsubishi Fuso is starting a small-scale series production of the medium-duty electric truck, where only a handful will be built. Some would say this is a smart strategy – no use in wasting resources by over achieving. Plus, seeing as how Mitsubishi is going to be using Nissan resources for their global expansion plan, they don’t need to make enemies by being wasteful.

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Miami Lakes Solar Eclipse Cross Mitsubishi

The Eclipse Cross and the Great American Eclipse

Miami Lakes Solar Eclipse Cross Mitsubishi

This year, 2017, on August 21st, yourself and many other Americans will be able to experience a once in a lifetime event. Imagine, it’s a sunny day in August, summer is ending, and suddenly a large shadowy figure blots out the Sun. It’s the Great American Eclipse, and for the first time in America since 1918, we can stand in the literal shadow of the Moon! And that’s not the only eclipse to look towards – there’s also the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross to look forward to.

There hasn’t been a solar eclipse, total or partial, that was visible to the entire US since … wow 72 years. Once in a lifetime is right. For those of you who aren’t crazy about science and astronomy like those of us already geeking out, a total solar eclipse is when the Moon crosses paths with the Sun while orbiting around the Earth. This puts the Moon in between the Sun and the Earth, blotting out the sky for a few minutes before its orbit causes it to pass.

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Miami Lakes Mitsubishi MPV

Mitsubishi Motors Soon to Debut New Minivan

Miami Lakes Mitsubishi MPVMitsubishi Motors may be holding out on the U.S. market. Even with all the releases of the new limited edition trims and the upcoming release of the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, it looks like there’s even more news. It seems, Mitsubishi may soon unveil an all new multi-purpose vehicle, or as we call it in the states, a minivan, named the Mitsubishi Expander.

It’s a little ironic. “Expander”, as in one who expands, could possibly be in this case, the auto market, or more appropriately, Mitsubishi’s global outreach. As far as we know, this new MPV, or minivan as we call it in the states, will be debuting at the Indonesia Auto Show this year. Oddly enough, the original concept, the XM, was a preview for the new MPV and also shared aesthetics with Mitsubishi’s eX concept. However, we do see a hint of the Mitsubishi Hyaku concept in there with the lack of a front grille, so the Mitsubishi Expander may be a hint of what’s to come, design-wise.

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