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Hispanic Consumers Vote 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV of the Year

Tuesday, January 25th, 2022
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2021 shook up the auto industry with the semiconductor chip shortage, but some vehicles managed to prevail regardless of what lack of resources they may be enduring. One of these automakers was Mitsubishi Motors, having spent its time and resources on the all-new and improved 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV. Kicking things off on Amazon Live, Mitsubishi Motors launched its new “Thunderstruck” campaign, featuring music from AC/DC and highlighting features of the new SUV in a flash way. Winning awards all throughout the year, the 2022 Outlander was just named “SUV of the Year” by another publication, Puros Autos, during their “Latin Flavor Cars of the Year 2021” awards.

With all the awards Mitsubishi Motors earned, especially for the new Outlander, it comes as no surprise that more publications would be naming the SUV in their “Best of the Year” lists. The name Puros Autos may not be well-known, but it’s a largely trusted source on the web and the go-to site for the Hispanic demographic of the auto market. According to Puros Autos, one-out-of-every-four-cars purchased in the U.S. is by a Hispanic consumer, slowly making its way to a three-to-one ratio of the consumer base. With that in mind, the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander also has the highest percentage of Hispanic buyers in the industry today.

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Is the Mitsubishi Outlander Setting the Stage For a Transition to EVs

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020
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The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, has been very successful overseas, and has had some success stateside as well. Recently entered into the 2020 Rebelle Rally, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will be making history with the first year the Rally set up a round for hybrid and electric vehicles to recognize and honor the highest-finishing battery-powered electric vehicle (BEV) and hybrid or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle in each car segment. Some automotive publications call PHEVs the perfect transition vehicle for going electric, and with such success behind the Outlander PHEV, many wonder if Mitsubishi will return to all-electric vehicles one day.

According to a recent survey conducted by Kadence International in the United Kingdom (UK), 1,035 Mitsubishi drivers agree that a plug-in hybrid has changed their mind about vehicles that need to occasionally recharge, and are a great midway point to purchasing an all-electric vehicle. The total group was made up of three categories, with 48-percent of Outlander PHEV drivers who considered the PHEV to be an electric vehicle (EV), 9-percent of ICE drivers considering making the switch to an all-electric vehicle. 23-percent of drivers considered a PHEV, but the main concern isn’t actually needing to recharge – it’s driving range.

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The Safe and Luxurious Mitsubishi Outlander

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
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With the ever-growing race of the auto market, automakers are consistently trying to find ways to give consumers a little bit of everything. The industry went from sedans to SUVs and then gave birth to crossovers. Alternative fuel entered with the hybrid, and then Tesla came along with an all-electric car, eventually giving birth to the middle-ground plug-in hybrid industry. Automakers are also looking for ways to make practical and functional cars that can also offer a sense of class. The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander is one SUV that manages to make it work.

Looking for a Little Luxury?

The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander offers class inside-and-out, especially when we’re dealing with the top-tier trim, the Outlander GT. Riding on a Super All-Wheel Control drivetrain, designed by Mitsubishi Motors to handle all types of terrain and driving conditions, drivers behind the wheel will always have a sense of control with this SUV. Automatic on/off headlights with LED high and low beams also always light the way, and Mitsubishi Motors signature Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) auto body construction helps to offer a sense of security at all times of the day.

When it comes to that upscale feeling, the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander GT offers leather upholstery, soft-touch surfaces around the center console, and a leather and heated steering wheel. Heated front seats also help with cold nights, whilst a dual-zone automatic climate control system can help to keep the driver and front-passenger happy throughout any road trip. If curious about the level of entertainment, Mitsubishi also has that covered.

Although still working on their own brand of infotainment, Mitsubishi Motors may soon be fully-packed with the Google Android Operating System through a deal between Google and the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. For the 2019 model, consumers can find an array of technology to make every drive easy and entertaining along the way. A seven-inch touchscreen is standard for all trims, but the GT trim also comes with a smartphone link display system that offers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Consumers can listen to their own tunes through the available Premium Rockford Fosgate premium audio system, outfitted with nine speakers and a 10-inch dual voice coil subwoofer.

While providing all of these great features, the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander GT is also a safe and reliable vehicle. GT owners with the Multi-View Camera System get multiple camera views that provide help with driving and parking, and automatic safety features help drivers get around safely. These include adaptive cruise control that uses radar technology to help maintain a safe driving distance from other vehicles, rear cross traffic alert detects any vehicle heading towards the Outlander from either side, and blind spot warning and lane change assist that work to help keep a driver safe when changing lanes intentionally or unintentionally.

To top it off, Mitsubishi Motors is leading the auto industry in terms of car warranties. Mitsubishi Motors offers an amazing as the 10-year/100,000 powertrain limited warranty with road assistance for a full five years. The automaker also provides a 5 years/60,000 miles vehicle Limited Warranty and 7 years/100,000 miles Anti-Corrosion Perforation Limited Warranty.

Check out this luxurious and safe SUV when you stop by Miami Lakes Automall for the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander.

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Mitsubishi Outlander – Then and Now

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

When Mitsubishi entered the US SUV market in 2003 with the Outlander, they couldn’t have possibly predicted the boom in sales the market would experience in the next decade. The Outlander, introduced to replace the outgoing Montero, aimed to provide more luxury and comfort than off-roading capabilities – a trade-off for the brand. The introductory model came equipped with Mitsubishi’s classic 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and plenty of customizable options. Continuing the Mitsubishi tradition of improvement, in 2004 they upgraded the Outlander’s original engine to boost its horsepower up to 160 horsepower, and in 2005, an extensive addition of safety features. Features such as an optional manual transmission, newly advanced airbags, enhanced disc brakes, and anti-lock braking system were standard on the Outlander by 2006.

The Mitsubishi spirit of constant improvement remained strong, and by 2007 the Outlander experienced its first redesign – only four years after its introduction. This redesign included a 220 horsepower V6 engine – making power a priority for Mitsubishi – and increasing the size of the SUV that allowed for the addition of third-row seating. By 2010 another major redesign arrived, and the Outlander now had new front and rear fascias, a new grille, a redesigned hood, an improved LCD display and GPS system.

Mitsubishi secured their status as a pioneer in green tech when in 2013 they introduced the Outlander PHEV- the world’s first plug-in hybrid SUV. The Outlander PHEV allows drivers three driving modes – battery save mode, battery charge mode, and ECO mode. What is referred to as battery save mode is the driver-activated mode that is intended to conserve the energy within the battery pack once it drops below 90 percent – this is the hybrid mode. The battery charge mode will charge the battery by generating electricity (whether the vehicle is in motion or at a standstill) – and feeding said electricity back into the battery pack. In about 40 minutes consumers can enjoy 80% charge. Lastly, the ECO mode can be activated with just the touch of a button to reduce both fuel and electricity usage. The Outlander PHEV has a combined range of 310 miles, 22 of which are in all-electric mode – free of emissions!

The last time the Outlander experienced any significant changes was in 2012. Now in its third generation, the Outlander is more market-competitive with improved fuel economy – a not-so-small feat accomplished by reducing the overall weight from its predecessor by 200 pounds. Additionally, the interior received upgrades as well, including redesigned seats, sound insulation to lessen noise disturbance, and soft-touch material inserts for the armrests. Safety features available on the Outlander are up-to-date with a blind spot warning system, forward collision mitigation, a multi-view camera, rear cross traffic alert, lane change assist, and lane departure warning.

Are you ready to get behind the wheel of a Mitsubishi Outlander? Come visit us at Miami Lakes Mitsubishi and test drive the new 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander or the Outlander PHEV – your choice!

If you’re one step ahead and already own a Mitsubishi vehicle, our service department is open seven days a week for your convenience. Schedule a service appointment today, regardless of where you bought your vehicle!

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The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – Not Your Typical Plug-in Hybrid

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
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Miami Lakes 2018 Outlander PHEV

When consumers think about hybrid cars, plug-ins, or electric vehicles, there are usually a lot of misconceptions or worries that creep up. Some think hybrid vehicles are all about the added fuel economy, and yes, some vehicles don’t change much, like the Kia Optima Hybrid, but that vehicle is a winner in all of its incarnations. When it comes to plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, that’s when people really start to get the heebie jeebies. “What if I run out of electricity, am I stranded?” Well, probably yeah, if it’s an all-electric vehicle – that’s why we’ve compiled a list of electric vehicle charging stations around the Miami, Florida area. In terms of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), it’s just like a regular car with an extra power source – gas up or charge up, the choice is yours.

But is that all? The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV says otherwise.

Yes, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has a nice setup with a 2.0-liter MIVEC DOHC engine and two electric motors for a great combination of gasoline and electric power. And yes, drivers can drive 22 miles with zero tailpipe emissions for chunk change, or 310 miles with a full tank of gas and a fully charged 12.0 kWh lithium-ion battery. That’s the usual changes in a plug-in hybrid, but the Mitsubishi Outlander has many unique features, and it’s not all about fuel economy or savings – not that anyone would mind.

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Going Green Award Winners Available at Miami Lakes Automall

Friday, May 18th, 2018
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Miami Lakes Automall Automotive Science Group Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Ever since the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV was added to the North American lineup, there’s been good things to talk about. This plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) is as stylish as the Mitsubishi Outlander sports utility vehicle, but has a lot more going for it in terms of fuel economy, savings, and a little federal tax credit incentive. The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is such a unique plug-in hybrid, that during the Automotive Science Group’s (ASG) 2018 Automotive Performance Index™ (API) study, they delivered a prestigious award to the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Automotive Science Group

Founded by Eco-innovations, LLC, an environmental policy consulting group established in 2007, the Automotive Science Group was created to support Eco-innovations’ mission of addressing environmental challenges with market-based solutions that prompt informed consumer action. The Automotive Science Group does this by enhancing product and technology comparison capabilities to better serve the environment through informed consumer choice. With the research that the Automotive Science Group performs, consumers can make informed decisions that are not only in their best economic interest, but also in the best interest of our environment.

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Features That Make the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Awesome

Friday, April 20th, 2018

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One of the most popular PHEVs vehicles in Europe is the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and it was recently made available in the United States. With unmatched PHEV SUV fuel economy and off-road capabilities, it’s easy to see how this vehicle gained fanfare the world over. We’ll examine the details that have propelled this vehicle to international acclaim.

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the best selling PHEV crossover vehicle and its a fuel efficient plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) SUV that boasts five-passenger seating, all-wheel-drive and has a remarkably low price. Given all the accolades, it’s no wonder why this vehicle has the sales it does.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Overview

So what exactly is the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV? There are two Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV trims, the Outlander PHEV SEL S-AWC and the Outlander PHEV GT S-AWC. Both trims have seating for five passengers and have the same internal combustion engine paired to a battery-powered motor. When powered by only by its battery, the Outlander PHEV has an all-electric range of 22 miles, but when the battery and engine work together, the 2018 Outlander PHEV has a combined city/highway fuel economy 74 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent). How is it able to get that kind of remarkable gas mileage?

Does the Battery Require Charging?

The Outlander PHEV is a plug-in hybrid so, it does require charging. But. don’t worry about that because the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV charges remarkably quickly. How quick? Less than 30 minutes to reach about 80 percent battery life is not only fast, but streamlined and efficient. Gaining the ability to do most of your daily routine without having to use any fuel is a huge factor for this vehicle being popular and successful. The requirement to charge a battery is hardly a concern with those kind of automotive perks!

Is the Outlander PHEV Wildly Expensive?

Starting price for the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is just $34,595 MSRP (plus destination fee) and includes a wide, roomy  passenger experience with modern tech in the interior. Additionally, the Outlander PHEV is even more affordable because it qualifies for a federal tax credit. It even has off-roading and has strong towing capabilities! There are two other factors that make the Outlander PHEV stand out from other PHEVs on the market. The Outlander PHEV is the only plug-in hybrid available with DC Quick Charging, so it can be recharged really fast, and the Outlander PHEV is extremely affordable! Keep reading if you want to learn more about the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

And What Kind of Warranty Does the Mitsubishi Outlander Have?

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is backed by multiple warranties. The vehicle is backed by a five-year or 60,000-mile limited basic warranty, 10-year or 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, and a 10-year or 100,000-mile limited PHEV parts warranty. The main drive battery is backed by its own 10-year or 100,000-mile warranty. Consider yourself covered!

Sign Me UP! – Where Can I Test Drive This Vehicle?

So, now you want the all-new 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, right? Miami Lakes Automall is exactly the place to find out when you can take one home! We’ll be ready to assist you with any trade-in, buying or selling when you visit us.

If you need assistance with your current vehicle, even if you didn’t buy with us, our servicing department can help. With a simple appointment, we only use quality licensed parts to providing the proper attention to you for any of your needs, we will make your visit a wonderful experience. Miami Lakes Automall is located at 16600 NW 57th Ave., Miami Lakes, FL 33014.

 

 

Myths About Plug-in Hybrids

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
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Miami Lakes Automall 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a great model made by Mitsubishi Motors. Finally available in North America, this plug-in hybrid can do wonders. We wonder if it came a little too late though, because now that alternative fuel vehicles are becoming more practical, a lot of myths and misconceptions are springing up as popularity grows. Let’s debunk some myths about owning a plug-in hybrid vehicle.

Buying a Plug-in Hybrid Doesn’t Really Make a Difference

Unless you have a phobia of electronics or getting electrocuted, then more than likely, you can plug a car into a charging station. That’s one of the benefits of a plug-in hybrid – the battery is large enough to power the vehicle itself. That means consumers can drive on electricity alone (more on that later) or in tandem with the gasoline engine. The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is powered by a 2.0-liter MIVEC DOHC 4-cylinder engine and two electric motors. Together, they provide a fuel economy of 74 MPGe and have a driving range of 310 miles.

There’s also the environment to consider. On FuelEconomy.gov, we compared the Outlander PHEV to the original Outlander for a better idea of how it all looks. In terms of annual petroleum use, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV only uses 6.8 barrels a year, nearly half of what the Outlander consumes every year (12.2). There’s also tailpipe emissions and our atmosphere to worry about. Although plug-ins still emit carbon dioxide, again, the Outlander PHEV (174g per mile) is nearly half of its predecessor (326g per mile).

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Mitsubishi’s Advanced Safety Features

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

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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.

 

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Made it to America

Thursday, December 14th, 2017
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Miami Lakes Auto Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Here

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV made it to the U.S.! This is not a drill and not a hoax. Mitsubishi Motors America added the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to their lineup, and the news about the Outlander PHEV coming to America is true. How exciting, we’ve been waiting for years and we’re finally going to get our hands on the first outstanding, popular, and successful hybrid by Mitsubishi Motors. You can bet we’ll have a full specs page on it, but for now, take a look at some of the highlights to expect on the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Powertrain

Being a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), the Outlander PHEV is powered by a hybrid system made up of a 2.0-liter DOHC MIVEC engine and two electric motors powered by a rechargeable 12 kWh lithium-ion battery. The internal combustion engine, like most found in Mitsubishi vehicles today, has been optimized with Mitsubishi’s MIVEC system, their version of variable valve timing (VVT) technology. As some may know, VVT is a process that alters the lift events in an engine’s cylinders during the intake of gas and air and the exhaust of fumes. The better this process is optimized, the better an engine can perform.

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