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Mitsubishi’s Advanced Safety Features

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With every passing year few brands have added and expanded their safety features as much as Mitsubishi Motors. From the latest technology that has been added to their entire lineup of vehicles, there’s been a substantial improvement with higher safety ratings as of late.

Recent Safety News for Mitsubishi Motors

Most recently, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander being named to the IIHS’s Top Safety Pick list for Small SUVs. The IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), even with stiffened requirements for their 2018 ratings, bestowed the Top Safety Pick rating to Mitsubishi for their dedication towards providing improved safety.

Let’s take a look at some of the features that you’ll find not only in the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander, which received a 9.3 safety rating from U.S. News, but in nearly every 2018 Mitsubishi vehicle that help protect drivers every day.

Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE)

All Mitsubishi vehicles today are built with the signature Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) construction design. In the event of an accident, this design enhances passenger protection with energy-absorption technology built into the front, rear, and sides. The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander side collision rating by U.S. News is a 5, the highest for that category. Mitsubishi drivers can feel safer knowing their passengers and cargo are better protected.

Front Pedestrian Impact Crumple Zones

Similarly, the body construction of 2018 Mitsubishi vehicles are also designed to protect pedestrians. Crumple zones have been implemented into the bumper and lip of cars to reduce injury to any pedestrian that might end up being struck by a vehicle.

Active Stability Control

This system is designed to monitor the traction and grip of each individual tire. If wheel slip is detected, an anti-lock braking system is quickly engaged and will apply the brakes to the wheels with traction to avoid a spinout. This is a huge upgrade to ensure safety, even at high speeds.

Traction Control Logic

Another feature for driver control, like all cars that have stability and traction control systems, traction control logic keeps wheel spin among all tires equal by applying brakes to a freely spinning wheel and applying torque to it, the opposite of active stability control to bring an equilibrium between all of the tires, thus allowing the vehicle to continue moving safely ahead.

Advanced Safety Features

While distracted drivers are the culprit of some accidents, there are plenty of accidents that don’t involve distracted drivers. To help keep the driver and passengers safe, Mitsubishi has a couple advanced safety features that help drivers by alerting them of potentially hazardous situations or even taking control of the vehicle when necessary.

Forward Collision Mitigation

One of the best systems for any modern vehicle is that will warn the driver if approaching another vehicle too quickly and will apply the brakes if the driver does not react in an attempt to avoid an accident or decrease the intensity of impact.

Lane Departure Warning

When a driver begins to depart their lane or gets too close to the lines separating different lanes, a buzzing sound will notify the driver. This is a simple, yet effect measure to help reduce accidents from happening.

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive cruise control provides drivers with an extra cushion of protection as it automatically adjust a vehicle’s speed to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.

The Place to Drive a New Safe Vehicle Home

Find out what these features can do for you with a live, test drive when you visit Miami Lakes Automall. We’ll be happy to assist you with your automotive needs from buying, leasing or selling and we take trade in offers as well. We look forward to helping you drive away with one of the safer vehicles we sell with our 2018 Mitsubishi lineup.

 

Mitsubishi Models Available Overseas

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Mitsubishi Motors has long been established around the world with fantastic vehicles that might not end make it over to North America. With the recent addition of the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to the Mitsubishi lineup in the United States, we’ll take a look at this exclusive vehicle that provides remarkable fuel economy and performance, as well as other Mitsubishi models that should follow suit.  

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – Now Available in the U.S.

Mitsubishi Motors has enjoyed amazing sales with the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV in Europe for four years. While the rollout has been slow, 2018 is finally be the year that Mitsubishi has this incredible vehicle ready for drivers over here.

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has four-wheel drive (4WD), can travel over 500 miles on a full tank of gas and a fully charged battery, and it can travel more than 30 miles when powered solely by its battery. Complete with a hybrid system of a 12-kWh battery and a 2.0-liter four cylinder engine, this is a remarkable vehicle. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has fans all over the world and should be rolling on the ground over in the states soon enough.

2018 Mitsubishi eK

Have you wanted to travel without worrying about fuel economy? With a unique cube box look, the 2018 Mitsubishi eK is far from typical. A four-door vehicle that looks like a Smart Car, the intrigue this vehicle provides is in the value it gives drivers with 90 city and 120 highway MPGe.

The ride is not very spacious, but four people can fit in this tiny vehicle. With the speed of this powertrain slow, up to 14 seconds to go from 0-60, what it does have is remarkable fuel economy. Including a unique 3G83 SOHC 12-valve straight-3, the 2018 Mitsubishi eK has a quite advanced engine consisting of multi-valve cylinder heads, and Dual Overhead Camshaft and turbocharged variations. Perfect for long distance travels on the right lane.

2018 Mitsubishi L200 Triton

Not many reasons come to mind as to why this Mitsubishi truck isn’t available in the U.S. With class-leading space and leg-space, the L200 Triton Double Cab is luxurious and provides a quiet ride. The truck is available with a 4-wheel drive and two turbocharged engines. When the L200 Triton is equipped with  a 2.4-liter MIVEC turbocharged DOHC engine, this truck offers about 178-horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque.

Streamlined dimensions add to a driver’s control on the road when driving through narrow paths and providing superior handling. The 2018 Mitsubishi L200 Triton has a drive mode selector that can easily be changed between two-wheel drive high for normal conditions. Those range from 4WD high for rough roads, 4WD lock for off-road and rugged terrains, and 4WD low for steep hills, or any terrain surface containing sand, and even snow or icy conditions.

2018 Mitsubishi Pajero

Maybe it’s something with the name, but for some reason the Mitsubishi Pajero has not been shipped to the United States. The Mitsubishi Pajero is a large rugged, luxurious diesel fueled SUV sold in Australia. Popular since its inception 35 years ago in 1983, with a powerful 3.2-liter intercooled DOHC turbo diesel engine, the Mitsubishi Pajero is a threat to the other SUVs on the market with a comfortable cabin and strong engine performance.

Three trims are available and they range from the base model GLX, to the GLS and Exceed models. The 2018 Mitsubishi Pajero higher tier trims offer heated and power front seats. The Exceed, the luxury trim, provides a chrome radiator grill, 18-inch alloy wheels, side steps, a bold bumper comes with fog lamps and LED Daytime Running Lamps, and a 12 speaker Rockford acoustic premium audio system.

Where You Can Find the Latest Mitsubishi Models

While these models are certainly appealing, the newest collection of 2018 Mitsubishi Outlanders, 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, 2018 Mitsubishi and more new and late model Mitsubishi vehicles can be found at Miami Lakes Automall. There’s no better feeling than driving a brand new vehicle off the lot. Come experience with a test drive these outstanding vehicles that are luckily here state-side. You can find them all at one place at Miami Lakes Automall.

Let our professional staff handle your buying, selling or trade-in needs and our servicing department can work with you for any future servicing or repair needs. Just a simple appointment and we’ll do what we can to get your vehicle survived in a timely fashion.

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What Future Hybrids Could Mean for Mitsubishi

University Mitsubishi Future Hybrids

Now that Mitsubishi Motors is moving forward with their partnership with the Nissan-Renault Alliance, much of their future lineup seems to be slated into alternative fuel and self-driving autonomous vehicles. With hybrid SUVs and possibly electric vehicles, one wonders what will come from the Japanese automaker next.

Mitsubishi i-Miev

The Mitsubishi i-Miev is one of a kind for Mitsubishi Motors. Their first all-electric vehicle that was also the world’s first highway capable electric vehicle, the Mitsubishi i-Miev has been doing well overseas. It came to the North American branch for several years, but due to sales was discontinued in 2017.

Being an all-electric vehicle, the Mitsubishi i-Miev is powered by an electric motor and a 16 kWh lithium-ion battery. The electric motor generates a max output of 49 kW and a max torque of 144 lb-ft of torque, and has a max speed of 80 mph. The Mitsubishi i-Miev also has a total driving range of about 100 miles. Able to be charged in four ways, the i-Miev is possibly the most convenient electric vehicle on the market. Using one of three electrical outlets, consumers can charge the i-Miev between 6 – 10 hours. Quick charging only takes 30 minutes.

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Mitsubishi Motors Past and Future Technology

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Mitsubishi Motors has come a long way since it joined the Nissan-Renault Alliance. Having started a new venture with a $1 billion campaign, the alliance is currently looking into Robotaxi partnerships to build up their line of autonomous and artificial intelligent vehicles. While Mitsubishi becomes a larger part of the alliance, before it blends in completely (although still being a competitor for the two connected brands), let us not forget how far Mitsubishi has come on their own. Take a look at technology used in Mitsubishi vehicles today and what we have to look forward to in future concepts.

Powertrain Technology

When it comes to powertrains found in Mitsubishi vehicles, there are two systems of technology that optimize an engine’s performance and the vehicle’s overall fuel economy. The first of these is Mitsubishi’s “MIVEC” system. Standing for “Mitsubishi Innovate Valve Timing Electronic Control System”, the MIVEC system is Mitsubishi’s brand of variable valve timing (VVT) technology, a process that controls the frequency of air intake in an engine and the flow of exhaust. MIVEC systems have also been known to increase power and torque output in select engines, especially those with a turbocharger.

The second piece of technology is a continuously variable transmission (CVT) developed by Mitsubishi Motors that is also commonly known as the INVECS-III. A CVT is a type of automatic transmission that can change seamlessly through various gears for an infinite number of speeds by using a pulley system versus the standard mechanical build for automatic transmissions that can only work for certain speed thresholds, i.e. 3-speed automatic transmission. This allows Mitsubishi cars to keep a steady and smooth drive versus other vehicles that may experience a chugging forward feeling when the next speed threshold is met. Read the rest of this entry >>

Miami Lakes Automall 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage and Mirage G4

Highlights of the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage and 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4

Miami Lakes Automall 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage and Mirage G4

The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage and 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 sound like two trims of the same model. In actuality, they’re two different, separate models. The two share many similarities, such as their powertrain, and both have some of the best fuel economy ratings in their vehicle class. However, the Mitsubishi Mirage is a hatchback/5-door sedan, whereas the Mitsubishi Mirage is a regular, standard sedan. Aside from that though, one can find many similarities between the two, and the real deciding factor may just come down to personal preference and cargo space.

Personalization

When it comes to personalizing either the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage or Mitsubishi Mirage G4, most of it comes down to color choices for the exterior. Options like the wheel size or design are set, aside from the ability to upgrade from 14-inch steel wheels to 15-inch dark chrome alloy wheels on the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 ES, as well as opt-in for a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Each model only has one color scheme for the interior – black on black.

Between the two models, there are seven color choices for the Mirage 4 and eight color choices for the Mirage. The color choices for the Mirage 4 are as follows – Infrared Metallic, Mercury Gray Metallic, Mystic Black Metallic, Pearl White, Sapphire Blue Metallic, Starlight Silver Metallic, and Wine Red Metallic. The Mitsubishi Mirage has the same color choices, plus its iconic Sunrise Orange Metallic.

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Miami Lakes Automall Mitsubishi Electric Autonomous Platform

Mitsubishi Electric Builds an Interconnected Smart Platform

Miami Lakes Automall Mitsubishi Electric Autonomous Platform

Mitsubishi Motors is really turning heads these days. Joining Nissan-Renault in the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi Alliance was probably the step up they needed, because ever since something new is coming from Mitsubishi that will surely make a statement. The first surprise was the all in-house 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, the return of their Eclipse nameplate on a crossover. Over the last year, they’ve been working with the alliance to match the objectives of other automakers. Alternative fuel, self-driving cars, interconnected lifestyles – Mitsubishi Motors is getting in all of it. Next up, a platform that allows smart appliances to talk to each other!

The Venture and Technology

In mid-January 2018, the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi Alliance announced a new funding campaign called “Alliance Ventures”. Set to invest $1 billion in order to support open innovation, start-ups, and entrepreneurs in technology, their focus is on autonomous systems, electric vehicles (EVs), connectivity, and artificial intelligence. $200 billion was allocated for the first year’s budget, and we can see some of that money going into partnerships they’re seeking to build a fleet of Robotaxis.

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Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi Alliance Seeks Partnership for Robotaxis

Miami Lakes Automall Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi Robotaxis

The Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi Alliance recently unveiled plans to seek out and talk “partnership” with Robotaxi companies in the coming months. If unfamiliar with the term “Robotaxi,” think of it like an autonomous, self-driving taxi or Uber, that may also have some artificial intelligence integrated into the console for human-to-robot interaction. Maybe interacting with these “Robotaxis” will be as simple as telling the vehicle where to go, or maybe as advanced and new age as the virtual assistant in the Mitsubishi Connect concept movie (seen below).

It shouldn’t come as any surprise. Since Mitsubishi and Nissan-Renault signed off on their partnership, Mitsubishi has looked into Nissan-Renault resources for global expansion. Not only that, but the Nissan-Renault Mitsubishi Alliance as a whole has plans to hit the hybrid and electric vehicle market hard with a total of 500,000 plug-in electric hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) in the making. In addition to this, the alliance plans to develop fifteen models with autonomous features by 2022, including a fully autonomous self-driving vehicle.

This brings up a question. Will these self-driving vehicles be able to deliver all of the exciting prospects Mitsubishi debuted at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show with their Mitsubishi e-Evolution or the Mitsubishi Electric Emirai 4? Will these autonomous vehicles be as advanced as to support artificial intelligence by Mitsubishi or other automakers in the industry? Several companies are already working on self-driving vehicles, such as Google, Uber, Apple, Chevrolet, and others. Chevrolet/GM even has claims to already be the first automaker to produce a driverless car with all the success of the self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EV.

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Mitsubishi Truck Top Gear Desert

Top Gear Mods L200 as Mitsubishi Hints U.S. Truck Revival

Mitsubishi Truck Top Gear Desert

Did you hear the news? Mitsubishi Motors is thinking of bringing trucks back to their lineup. Yeah, they’re pretty focused on their SUVs and crossovers at the moment, but seems they’re looking to expand a bit. There hasn’t been a truck released in the states since 2009 – the Mitsubishi Raider died off after only a few years in the market. However, that doesn’t mean people forgot about Mitsubishi trucks. In fact, the Mitsubishi Triton, also known as the L200, lasted until 1996, and was recently picked up by the guys at Top Gear to turn it into a desert warrior. This is the kind of hype Mitsubishi needs for the reintroduction of trucks to the US market.

Say Hello to Project Swarm

Tom Ford from Top Gear took a new Mitsubishi L200 as the base model (it’s still being built to this day in foreign markets), and is turning it into a bit of a beast. He calls it a Euro spec-runner, or more so a fully specced and thoroughly upgraded production vehicle used to ‘pre-run’ stages of hardcore off-road desert races. These are the vehicles used to check for all the bits in a desert race route that could spell doom, and not just for the vehicle. We’re talking cliffs, boulders, and instant-death detours. So pre-run vehicles need suspension and be able to handle a tough ride.

First, you may ask, “What’s so special about the Mitsubishi L200, and why use that as the base?” Well, aside from one of the longest running trucks, it’s got some good things going for it for off-road runs. Under the hood is a 2.4-liter I4 turbodiesel engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. It’s horsepower isn’t very fancy, coming in at 180 horsepower, but it has 317 lb-ft of torque, which is a good start for going off-road. The suspension and “Super Select 4WD II” selectable drive control for AWD make it a great vehicle for rear-wheel drive high range (high fuel efficiency), four wheel-drive high (great for slippery terrain), high range with a locked center differential (good for snow and mud), and a low range locked differential (rock crawling). So, it’s pretty solid in all.

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Mitsubishi and Kia Warranties

Importance of Warranty: Mitsu and Kia, One of Industry’s Best

Mitsubishi and Kia WarrantiesThe difference a warranty can make when it comes to the cost of repairs is huge. Unfortunately, not enough people know about warranties to know what’s protected and end up footing the bill at times. Do you know which manufacturers protect their vehicles with the best warranties? We have both brands at Miami Lakes Automall.

Warranty? What is this “Warranty” you speak of?

A car is a big investment, so buyers want some form of protection in case an unexpected repair comes up. The practical definition of a warranty is like saying it’s backed by the car manufacturer. They hold their product up to a documented standard, and if the car doesn’t meet such requirements, then the manufacturer will pay for the repair costs , parts and or labor covered by a warranty.

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Chrysler 200 Mitsubishi Lancer Specs Miami Lakes

Chrysler 200 v. Mitsubishi Lancer Comparison

Chrysler 200 Mitsubishi Lancer Specs Miami LakesComparing two different cars it’s always easy. Car shopping is all about comparisons and personal appeal, but when you’re putting two similar cars together, it can be really hard to make a decision. Which car “calls” to you? Which can you see yourself driving? It depends on why you want the car and how you will use the car.

Let’s take sedans for example. Great family or carpool cars. If it’s a sports sedan, it has that little flair for a night on the town. So how about a Chrysler 200 or a Mitsubishi Lancer? Those are two good choices to start with. To make it fair, let’s look at the most high-end trims for each.

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