Miami Lakes Automall Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi Five Investments

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Reignites

Miami Lakes Automall Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi Five Investments

We’ve all been wondering how the auto industry is going to come back from the global pandemic that was the coronavirus. With the economy struggling to get back up and many auto manufacturers skittish about what the future holds, there are several automakers hitting the ground running. Three of these automakers belong to the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, and after a recent news conference, we’re now learning about the new plans the Alliance has to bounce back. It all comes down to a new strategy, a type of “Follow the Leader” agenda.

Initially, when Renault-Nissan added Mitsubishi Motors to the Alliance, the plan was to stay the course. The new Alliance would consist of three automotive brands, but each automaker continued to act as a competitor. At the same time, platforms and technologies were to be developed that could be shared across the three automakers, and some vehicles would even be rebadged. After the effects of the Coronavirus thrashing the automotive industry, many automakers are searching for ways to pick up themselves, but Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi Motors are leaning into their counterparts for support.

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Can a Crossover Really Replace the Lancer Evolution?

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With Mitsubishi Motors continuing to move towards crossovers and SUVs, especially plug-in hybrid SUVs, some may wonder if plans to bring back favorites like the Lancer have truly bitten the dust. Once known for their rally cars, Mitsubishi made a name for itself with the Galant Vr-4 when it won the WRC1000 and RAC Rallies in 1989, a sports car that was soon followed by the Lancer EVO. A fan-favorite for modifying, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X was popular on the track for amateur racers. The EVO-8 has even been known to match up with the likes of the Lamborghini Murciélago. Still, if Mitsubishi has duped the Lancer Crossover plans, how can we get revive the Lancer today?

Oh, we didn’t mention the new Lancer is a crossover. Yeah, that’s a thing. Mitsubishi is turning the Lancer into a crossover, and the image above is what the automaker says it’s going for. Doing what looks like drifting, this SUV will be what Mitsubishi Motors is calling a “performance-oriented” SUV. Why would Mitsubishi turn the racecar Lancer into something like this? Would you believe us if we told you this is supposed to be the rebirth of the Lancer Evolution?

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Tips for Going on a Road Trip After Quarantine

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April 2020 was pretty hectic for South Florida with the entire state on lockdown for about a month. Now that stay at home orders are over, people are starting to go back outside. Some people want to go for a drive, or even on a trip, although vacations are currently not in the best of interests. So how about a road trip? It’s never about the destination, it’s about the experience, and with a couple of friends in a large vehicle like an SUV, you can practice a little social distancing and stay safe while still having fun. Just be sure your vehicle can go the distance, and that’s why we recommend a plug-in hybrid SUV like the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. With plenty of space for cargo and different seating arrangements, a small group with supplies can last a few days to a week out on the road.

Financial Planning

Yes, we said a week. A cooler full of ice may keep water fresh for a few days, but deli sandwiches won’t handle being in a cooler, especially in a car, for more than a day or two – less if they’re not dry (that means no mayonnaise or other condiments). That means there will be pit stops for the occasional snack, and maybe even diners or restaurants if places are open for a sit down. Otherwise, it’s drive-thrus and pickup orders along the way, and that alone will start to rack up prices. Add on fuel, money for a place to stay for the night if not driving through the night, and activities along the way, and it gets expensive. Plus, everyone should always have some backup emergency funds.

Have an Agenda

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The Next Mitsubishi Outlander Gets a Nissan Engine

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The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance is alive and well. Sure, for a moment there, it seemed like the Alliance and the shared funding campaign, Alliance Ventures, may have to disassemble under the pressure of the Coronavirus pandemic continuing to keep the auto industry and the auto market in disarray. However, in February 2020, the Alliance announced the discussion of Medium-term plans for Alliance 2022, the roadmap for each of the three brands in the coming years. Since the Alliance formed, we’ve been waiting for the first rebadged vehicle to appear, and it turns out the next plug-in hybrid from Mitsubishi Motors will be based on the first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) by Nissan, the Rogue Sport. But wait, wasn’t Mitsubishi in charge of plug-in hybrid technology?

Yes, Mitsubishi Motors is supposed to be at the cornerstone of the plug-in hybrid triangle, with Nissan in charge of electric vehicles (EV) and Renault focused on self-driving technology and connected services. At least, that’s how things have gone up until now. Perhaps the medium-term plans originally set for this month will shine some light on that. Until then, Mitsubishi is getting some technology from Nissan, but it wasn’t the shared EV platform by Nissan we’ve been reading about. Instead, Nissan will be supplementing Mitsubishi with a plug-in hybrid powertrain for the next generation of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Progress of Renault-Nissan-Alliance Four Major Focus Areas

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The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance started off well and quickly went into a joint-venture together called “Alliance Ventures”, a $1 billion funding campaign for investing in and supporting open innovation, start-ups, and entrepreneurs in technology developing autonomous systems, electric vehicles (EVs), connectivity, and artificial intelligence. With many investments made so far, there are plenty of contracts floating around between the Alliance and other companies abroad and in the U.S. Although 2020 is a little shaky, the Alliance announced that it would reveal and discuss mid-term plans this May. Earlier, we reviewed all the advancements that Mitsubishi Motors has made that could keep the Alliance moving forward, but there is more to the Alliance than autonomous technology and mobility services.

Made Up of Four Pillars

When the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance first started up, the group set out four areas of focus to work on: autonomous drive, electrification, connected vehicles, and mobility services. For the upcoming discussion about mid-term plans, the Alliance noted that each automaker would have major control over two areas, essentially creating a triangle formation, with Mitsubishi working plug-in-hybrid-electric vehicle technology due to their constant development of PHEV concepts. The most recent from Mitsubishi Motors would have to be the Mi-TECH Electric Buggy concept that was revealed at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.

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