Miami Lakes Automall Mitsubishi L200 Teaser

New Mitsubishi Truck Set to Debut November 2018

Miami Lakes Automall Mitsubishi L200 Teaser

Teasers and spy photos for the new Mitsubishi Motors pickup truck have not been in shortage as of yet, and it seems we won’t have to wait much longer to see the new truck. The new Mitsubishi Triton, or L200, depending on the region the truck is sold in, will be coming back for the 2019 model year, and this time, it’s a whole new ball game. Although the Mitsubishi pickup truck is still in production and released around the world, it fell off the face of America awhile ago. Now, debuting in early November, a new Mitsubishi Motors pickup truck set to go global will soon be on American shores once again.

For now, we’re thrilled. Mitsubishi Motors is bringing their pickup truck back to the U.S.? That’s great! However, we’ve been burned before. How long did it take for the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to make it to America, after empty promises time and time again? Here’s hoping the new Mitsubishi Triton pickup truck will come to North America, especially since its debut is set around November 9, 2018 – right around the time the São Paulo International Motor Show takes place in Latin America.

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Miami Lakes Automall Mitsubishi Electric MMS-G Data

Mitsubishi May Have Advanced Autonomous Technology

Miami Lakes Automall Mitsubishi Electric MMS-G

On the left is the MMS-G, designed for diverse installations. On the right is a3D point-cloud created from data obtained by the MMS.

Remember back in the spring of 2017 when Mitsubishi Motors started talking up its autonomous vehicle technology? It’s okay if not, there actually hasn’t been a whole lot of news on self-driving technology from Mitsubishi Motors, or their subsidiary, Mitsubishi Electric, the department responsible for designing said autonomous technology in the first place. Based around several concepts – city infrastructure, GPS, cameras, and artificial intelligence – the Mobile Mapping System (MMS), as coined by Mitsubishi, is starting to go beyond just automobiles. Apparently, its implementation is much more simple than previously thought.

Mitsubishi Goes Autonomous

Mitsubishi Motors has yet to come out with their own self-driving vehicle as of yet, but their alliance with Renault-Nissan and the Alliance 2022 investment plan has a lot of focus on robotaxis and other transportation services. Mitsubishi Motors and Mitsubishi Electric have however debuted concepts at various auto shows when it comes to self-driving vehicles with artificial intelligence (A.I.).

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Miami Lakes Automall Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Gives Consumers a Choice

Miami Lakes Automall Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

It has been almost a year since the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV made it to American shores. This plug-in hybrid crossover from Mitsubishi Motors has sure made a lot of headway, breaking ground in Canada with augmented reality, and going up against other plugins, when we compared the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and the Kia Niro PHEV. Before the year ends, let’s take a look at all the good about the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV powertrain and how it can change the way people drive.

Will That Be Gasoline or Electric?

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) really can offer the best of both worlds. With the ability to drive in one of three modes, consumers have the option to use the power of the internal combustion engine or the electric motor to get where they want to go. Simply with the press of a button, a consumer can drive purely on electricity for 22 miles by selecting the “EV” mode. This mode is perfect for driving in the city when high speeds aren’t the norm.

If hitting the highway, a consumer may choose the “Charge” mode to give the battery a rest and switch over to the gasoline engine. This mode will also cause the engine to charge the battery as it runs. Of course, if looking to enjoy the best of both, a driver can take the “Parallel Hybrid” route and use both, the engine and electric motor in tandem. While doing this, to increase their driving range, they can click the “Save” driving mode, and choose how much regenerative braking recharges the battery. This could potentially lead to an even greater distance than the total driving range average of 310 miles for the Outlander PHEV. Even so, a fuel economy of 74 MPGe, or the equivalent of mileage when factoring in electric energy consumption, is pretty great!

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Mitsubishi Electric has a new Lighting System

People often think that Mitsubishi is just a car manufacturer, but nothing could be further from the truth. The Mitsubishi Group, as it’s called, is a group made up of many autonomous Japanese multinational companies that span over a variety of industries. A core company of the group is Mitsubishi Electric, solely responsible for manufacturing architectural and electric equipment, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

The newest Mitsubishi Electric innovation is a lighting system that recreates sunrises, sunsets, and blue skies. You’re probably wondering how this can possibly relate to Mitsubishi Motors, but have no fear – we’ve got an answer for you. These types of lighting innovations can easily become a feature of Mitsubishi cars in the future, especially considering the increasing amount of time we spend during our daily commutes. Adding these types of panels to a car isn’t such a far-fetched idea, and they’d be a beneficial tool while commuting for people who combat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Readers will be surprised to learn that light therapy has been deemed as an efficient way to treat SAD, but what is SAD exactly? SAD is a type of depression that occurs when the seasons change, particularly during fall and winter when the sunlight we receive begins to wane and becomes very limited. Common symptoms include irritability, mood swings, and sapped energy – but light boxes that replicate natural outdoor light have been shown to affect brain chemicals that are linked to sleep and mood, making them an effective tool to ease SAD symptoms.

While Mitsubishi Electric did not set out to manufacture these new lighting panels to combat SAD, there’s nothing that indicates they can’t be used to do so. Initially developed to modernize the workplace, Mitsubishi developed the enhanced lighting system to create comfortable and motivational work environments in office buildings that have either no windows at all or covered windows that limit the amount of natural light getting in. Unlike conventional LED lighting systems, Mitsubishi’s new system consists of panels that measure less than 100mm and incorporate an edge-lit method that emits a highly natural light from its sides – thus, producing a highly natural light whose colors are similar to sunrises, sunsets, and blue skies. Thanks to the new lighting system, indoor spaces feel more open because of the added depth and an enlarged sense of space.

The panels mimic the sky’s Rayleigh effect, the very same one that scatters short-wavelength blue light when sunlight strikes atmospheric air molecules during daytime making the sky appear blue to us from below. Automatically controlled throughout the day and arranged like tiles to cover large ceilings or walls, these panels will be making their way towards offices sometime soon. No production date has been announced as of yet, but the official introduction will take place at the CEATEC JAPAN 2018 exhibition later this month.

Like we mentioned earlier, it’s likely that this type of technology will make its way to the inside of cars sometime in the future. Commute times have been on the rise for the last 30-40 years, with the national average now at about 26 minutes – a significant 20% increase since the 1980s. The more time we spend indoors, be it in the car or at the office, limits our exposure to natural light, and thus automakers can easily market these light panels inside of a car as a health feature. Check out how the panels work below:

Interested in more of Mitsubishi’s advanced tech? Come by Miami Lakes Mitsubishi and check out the first SUV to go green with plug-in hybrid tech, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

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