Mitsubishi Electric Starts New Building Management System Business

Mitsubishi Electric has been doing some pretty fancy things lately when it comes to technology and the features we might see in future automobiles or even entire buildings. Based on what the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show, Mitsubishi Electric showed us its world vision for digital and mobile living spaces, robotics, and being able to do more than work remotely, but operate physical robotic surrogates to do jobs that require machinery, electric work, or heavy lifting. Mitsubishi Electric also designed SUSTIE, a ZEB building that uses so a small amount of energy, it actually generates it throughout the year. In Feb 2022, Mitsubishi Electric announced the details of its New Building Systems subsidiary. Details are slim, but could this be the integration of SUSTIE into all building systems owned by Mitsubishi Motoes Corp (MMC)?

Mitsubishi Electric Building Solutions Corporation, a new subsidiary to be established in April 2022 is the first building systems management business by the company. With the announcement, Mitsubishi Electric shared that it would be integrating its building systems following a split in October. With Mitsubishi Electric having its hands in many things, from home electronics to city infrastructure, the company needs to start building teams that can focus on one thing and make it great. The summary of the business talks about development, manufacture, sales, installation, maintenance, repair, etc. of building management systems, as well as systems that can be maintained and monitored by such. Sounds a lot like the SUSTIE building.

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The 2022 Outlander Has Made Mitsubishi Motors Profitable Once More

Mitsubishi Motors has seen some crazy ups and downs over the last two years. Just when the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance was gearing up for the mid-term plans of Alliance 2022, the Coronavirus pandemic hit in full force. It messed up a lot of things in the economy, and the semiconductor shortage that followed in 2021 just worsened things. Mitsubishi Motors is supposed to be coming out with a new vehicle, but so far we’ve just seen the revival of the Ralliart as an appearance package during the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon with Ralliart-infused Outlander and Eclipse Cross models. Right now, the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV is carrying the automaker into the land of profits, and sales are going up. The new generation really changed things up, and has become the break Mitsubishi needed.


The power under the hood of the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV may not have changed much, with a 2.5-liter MIVEC DOHC four-cylinder direct-injection engine capable of generating 181 horsepower and 181lb-ft of torque. Keeping things fresh, the standard transmission is a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that helps to improve the control and fuel economy of the vehicle. Speaking of control, a new chassis and suspension have been installed for improved stability and performance, and with Mitsubishi’s new All-Wheel Control technology, this SUV can handle various types of terrain. Six drive modes have also been added to meet the demands of the driver.

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Mitsubishi Mirage Beats the Competition in 2021

Mitsubishi Motors is slowly building out its new lineup for the next few years. With an Eclipse Cross PHEV on the way to become the new flagship icon of the automaker, there is also a new generation of the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport based off of a Renault model coming out. Finally, a mystery car, possibly the C/D – segment vehicle promised back in 2020 during the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance mid-term plans conference. Still, there are two smaller vehicles in the lineup that don’t seem like they’re going away. This is especially so for the Mitsubishi Mirage, having a great sales record for the third-quarter of 2021, and beating the competition. How is this possible for a hatchback that seems a little outdated?

Let’s take a look at the 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage. Very similar if not the same as 2021 model year, many of the features remain the same. This means the only powertrain is still a 1.2L MIVEC DOHC engine, capable of generating 78 horsepower and 74 lb-ft of torque. There will be no winning drag races with this hatchback, and it’s less than expected for an average hatchback, but the Mitsubishi Mirage isn’t trying to be the best high-performance vehicle. What the Mirage is most known for is being the most fuel-efficient gasoline-powered vehicle on the market, with a fuel economy of 33 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway when consumers choose the 5-speed manual over CVT automatic transmission in the ES trim. The rest of the lineup has a fuel economy of 36 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway with continuously variable transmission (CVT) standard.

Although LED headlights can only be found on high-end trims like the Mitsubishi Mirage SE, the starting MSRP for a bare-bones 2022 Mirage is $14,645 (plus destination fee). The Mirage SE starts at just $17,895 (plus destination fee), and also comes with automatic high beams, leather upholstery, heated front seats, and push-button start for some convenience. Inside the cabin, every vehicle gets a 6-way adjustable driver seat, 4-way adjustable passenger seat, a split-rear bench seat, and automatic climate control for added comfort. A 7-inch smartphone-link display audio system may not be as fancy as some infotainment systems, but this is where Mitsubishi won over on the competition.

Back in 2020 when the Coronavirus outbreak first started, many automakers shut down manufacturing facilities. When they started back up, nearly every automaker joined the cause to produce face masks and hospital supplies due to the extremely low inventory and supplies rapidly depleting. This meant, while automakers with new vehicles on the way took a back seat, whereas Mitsubishi Mirage was in plenty supply. Then again, the 2021 semiconductor chip shortage hurt a lot more new arrivals and updated technology. The 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage may still come with age-old tech, but this meant it didn’t need as much of those semiconductors as its competitors. Between the two years, the Mitsubishi Mirage became a hot commodity, with some consumers offering more than $2500 above sticker price to reserve there vehicle on the lot. Trusted by many consumers around the nation, the Mitsubishi Mirage is here to stay. Find your fuel-efficient and reliable Mitsubishi Mirage at Miami Lakes Automall.

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Mitsubishi Teases Next-Gen Outlander Sport

Mitsubishi Motors has been a little rowdy lately. While still no news on the mysterious C-D segment car Mitsubishi was supposedly due to debut as the first new vehicle from the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, it’s starting to feel like the automaker sort of gave up on that. If anything, the automaker can’t shut up about its next-gen Mitsubishi Outlander SUV, as tired as it is. Mitsubishi even announced an upcoming Eclipse Cross PHEV as the new flagship vehicle of the brand, and not too long ago, was due to leave the European market. Mitsubishi Motors is instead getting a hand from Renault two refresh and rebadge two of their models to give Mitsubishi a stake hold in the market. The latest conference held by the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi debuted the first rebadge, a new generation Outlander Sport.

Face, meet palm.

It’s not a new model, and although the new Ralliart Concept vehicle that debuted during the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon seemed promising, concepts almost never make it to a prototype. Mitsubishi Motors brought Ralliart back to breathe some life back into the lineup, and for a while, a lot of people were excited about the possible return of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. After all, Ralliart is the reason the Evolution nameplate ever happened, but the automaker eventually silenced all hope when it announced electric vehicles (EVs) are the major focus. Ralliart will instead be more of an aftermarket accessories store for Mitsubishi owners to purchase performance enhancements and the like, as well as appearance packages. We saw what this could look like, with two examples outfitted with all-terrain tires, bumper protectors, mud guards, a roof carrier, and a trailer hitch.

Set to hit the markets in 2023, the first rebadged model from the French automaker baring a diamond logo is set to replace the Outlander Sport, known as the ASX and RVR overseas. Having had its last generation debut in 2010, with three facelifts since then, it’s time to replace it or overhaul everything. A new platform can help, but we wonder if Mitsubishi will do any changes to the chassis. After all, Mitsubishi Motors’ Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) safety body construction is just as much of a staple of the automaker as is their four-wheel drive all-terrain drivetrains, the All-Wheel Control (AWC) and Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC). Based on the conference, it seems the new Outlander Sport will be more than just a rebadge, although still heavily based on a Renault vehicle.

The slight teaser (above) definitely has a “sportier” look. Every automaker goes with the “swept-back” roof these days to increase how sporty a model looks, and aside from the thin and slanted LED headlights, we can’t see much just yet. During the conference, there was a second undisclosed model. Could it be the fabled C-D segment car? Can you really call it a new model if it’s a rebadge and rehash of a model already in the market under another name? This model under the sheets is said to also be a Mitsubishi design based on a Renault model with an electric or plug-in hybrid powertrain. Aside from that, it could be anything. Time will tell what Mitsubishi Motors is working on, with both models set for 2023 release. Follow along with us on Miami Lakes Mitsubishi social media for more information.

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