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Mitsubishi Motors Praised by Science

Miami Lakes Automall Mitsubishi Motors Automotive Science Group

Although some may find it surprising, Mitsubishi Motors has been receiving a lot of praise recently from select publications and organizations. Most recently, Mitsubishi received some good words from the Automotive Science Group (ASG). Having recently concluded several assessments pertaining to vehicles that excel in three key areas in the automotive industry: environmental, social, and economic performance, we can already guess what some of the good news entails. With the auto market starting to shift towards an industry dominated by SUVs and crossovers, alternative fuel is also making a place for itself. Thus, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Mitsubishi Mirage both received awards for their current standing in the automotive world.

What Is the Automotive Science Group and Why Should I Care?

Established in 2007, the the Automotive Science Group was created to support Eco-innovations’ mission of addressing environmental challenges with market-based solutions that prompt informed consumer action. By informing consumer choice by enhancing product and technology comparison capabilities to better serve the environment, consumers can make informed decisions that are not only in their best economic interest, but also in the best interest of our environment.

With the conclusion of their recent Automotive Performance Index study, the ASG assessed 823 model year 2018 crossovers, SUVs, and minivans in North America, eight of which are made with plug-in hybrid or electric capabilities. The SUV segment was comprised of 372 models (including trim variants). Alternative fuel vehicles were of course considered out of the 823 models for their overall environmental impact as well as consumer benefits.

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Miami Lakes Automall 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Unique

What’s Unique About the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV?

Miami Lakes Automall 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Unique

Now that the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been added to the North American lineup and is already on its way to dealership showrooms, it’s time to talk a little more about what makes this plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) so darn special! What makes it “unique” aside from the fact that it’s a plug-in hybrid? What makes it tick? Is there anything new? Well, let’s take a look at a couple of the features that make the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV “unique”.

Powertrain

Let’s get the most obvious bit out of the way. The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is powered by a plug-in hybrid setup. What this means is, like any other hybrid or PHEV model, the Outlander PHEV is powered by both, an internal combustion engine powered by gasoline and an electric motor powered by a battery. But unlike hybrid vehicles, PHEVs have a battery and electric motor that are powerful enough to run the vehicle itself without the internal combustion engine. The current setup in the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a 2.0-liter MIVEC DOHC 4-cylinder engine that can generate 117 horsepower and 137 lb-ft of torque and two electric motors.

That would be the first unique difference about the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Most plug-in hybrids split the power between the internal combustion engine and one electric motor. The Outlander PHEV has two electric motors. Both can generate 60 kW of power; the front motor can generate 101 lb-ft of torque (represented as 137 Newton Meters (Nm) on the Mitsubishi website due to European metrics), and the rear motor can generate 143 lb-ft of torque (195 Nm). The battery that powers these motors is a 12.0 kWh lithium-ion battery – definitely larger than one would find in a normal hybrid vehicle.

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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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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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Reducing Your Carbon Footprint in 2018

Miami Lakes Automall Reducing Carbon Footprint

Some people’s New Year’s resolution isn’t about losing weight or exercising more, but about reducing their carbon footprint, and when it comes to transportation, there are many ways to make that resolution happen. The idea of reducing one’s carbon footprint has become more popular in the last few years, and with the introduction of alternative fuel vehicles like the Kia Niro PHEV and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV it’s definitely something that can be achieved.

Cars and Emissions

The easiest way for one to reduce their carbon footprint when it comes to driving a vehicle is buying or leasing a vehicle that is more fuel efficient than their previous vehicle. Sure, swapping out a gas guzzler for a vehicle that has a larger average fuel economy will reduce one’s carbon footprint, but to significantly reduce one’s carbon footprint, one should opt for a vehicle that emits less tailpipe emissions. A vehicle powered by alternative fuel, like an EV or PHEV will do the trick.

Take the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV for example. It has an affordable starting MSRP of $34,595 and thanks to its fuel economy, the average driver can expect to save about $480 in savings every year on gas. Also the Outlander PHEV is eligible for up to a $5,836 federal tax credit, and that means taxpayers who owe taxes the year they purchased the vehicle will be credited with $5,836*

Don’t just take our word for it though. Look at websites like FuelEconomy.gov. They don’t have the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV up yet, so we compared two of our vehicles to another brand out there.

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Comparison of the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Kia Niro PHEV

Miami Lakes Auto Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Kia Niro

This year the 2018 Kia Niro, a hybrid crossover, was released and it definitely turned heads. Recently, there was news about the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV coming to America, and it is on its way. Not only that, but Kia is already working on the release of the Kia Niro PHEV. With two plug-in hybrid crossovers coming to the market, and both of them bound to be on the lot at Miami Lakes Automall, we felt it was necessary to show you all the goods of both vehicles.

Unlike our usual articles, we’re going to do a full comparison piece on these two PHEV crossovers with a little side-by-side action. Below, readers and prospective consumers can find specs on the engine, the electric motor, fuel economy, and a little on the amenities offered. Keep in mind, the 2018 Kia Niro PHEV has yet to be released, so some information may be limited until it goes live on the Kia Motors website. On the other hand, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been added to the lineup, and we know all about it.

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