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Mitsubishi Motors Accolades in 2021

Thursday, December 23rd, 2021

In 2021, Mitsubishi Motors was a little quiet. With a lot of the marketing surrounding the next generation of the Mitsubishi Outlander, such as the Mitsubishi Thunderstruck campaign. With a lot of mystery still surrounding the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) entry into the C/D segment coming from the automaker after the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance discussed the group’s midterm plans in 2020, the focus may be on the Outlander SUV, but this next generation model is a true winner.

In 2022, Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) will officially be celebrating 40 years of sales in the U.S. market, having first started selling on American shores in 1982. As the automaker places more focus and resources on electric vehicle (EV) development, the Mitsubishi Outlander remains the flagship of the automaker and will be receiving a special edition to commemorate the 40 year anniversary. In the coming years, a new flagship vehicle, the Eclipse Cross PHEV will be the new icon of Mitsubishi Motors. As a matter of fact, the Eclipse Cross was one of the first Mitsubishi vehicles to win an award this year, a 2021 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Award. The Mitsubishi Eclipse won this due to owner satisfaction measured across 36 individual vehicle attributes.


Vincentric Names Mitsubishi Mirage G4 for Best CPO Value in America

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

When it comes to buying a new car, consumers want to get all the facts, and they should. What’s the reputation of so-and-so automaker? What do big names in the industry have to say about them? Sure, this vehicle may come with a great price, but what’s the cost to own that vehicle? That last question may not come to the minds of many automakers, thanks to automotive warranties. However, these warranties don’t cover everything, and most last about five years. Mitsubishi Motors would be the exclusion, with all Mitsubishi vehicles covered by a basic limited warranty for 5 years/60,000 miles, a powertrain limited warranty for 10 years/100,000 miles, 7 years or 100,000 miles of anti-corrosion coverage, and roadside assistance. Even with all that coverage, even big names like Vincentric say Mitsubishi Motors has one of the best vehicles with a cost-to-own lifetime. It’s the most fuel-efficient gas-powered, non-hybrid vehicle available in the U.S., the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 sedan.

“The Mirage G4 sedan has an important place in our North American lineup and offers customers a stylish, value-oriented, fuel-efficient package, backed by one of the industry’s leading warranties…Recognized as a leader in the segment in 2020, we are thrilled that industry data and analysis leader Vincentric has once again named Mirage G4 at the top of its class.” – MMNA COO Mark Chaffin


2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Wins Vehicle of the Year Award

Thursday, December 2nd, 2021

The all-new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander has been winning since its release earlier this year, back in the first quarter. Crazy, right? Where does the time go…anyways, it’s all good. This Mitsubishi SUV has been rocking all it has to offer. In September, the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander with its highest honor, a Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+). Recently, the 2022 Outlander landed on the WardsAuto 10 Best Interiors List. To keep the commotion going, Mitsubishi Motors also launched a new marketing campaign using the popular AC/DC song – Thunderstruck. November brings us another accolade for the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander – named “Vehicle of the Year” by the online publication Victory & Reseda.

“Since its launch in March of this year, the all-new 2022 Outlander has exceeded expectations, broken sales records and introduced Mitsubishi Motors to a new customer…Each award and each title the vehicle wins reinforces that now is the time to shop your local Mitsubishi Motors dealer, and take a look at our award-winning lineup. Special thanks to the editorial team at Victory & Reseda for this fantastic award, and to everyone who voted for the Outlander.” – Mark Chaffin, Mitsubishi Motors North America Chief Operating Officer


One App and One Dessert Recipe for Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 24th, 2021

Ohhhh, who doesn’t love the holidays? Even with a rough year and the aftermath of 2020, we can all find some solace when spending time with family and friends. Is your mother a Kitchen Goddess and taking on all the cooking? Help her out with an appetizer or a dessert. We found a recipe for each we’d love to share.


Twice-Baked Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Serving Size: 4


1.      2 large sweet potatoes (or enough that weighs a 1/2 pound in total)

2.      1 drained can (8 ounces) of crushed pineapple

3.      1 tablespoon vegetable oil

4.      1 tablespoon butter

5.      1 tablespoon light- or dark-brown sugar

6.      2 teaspoons of cinnamon

7.      1 teaspoon grated orange zest

8.      1/2 teaspoon salt

9.      2 tablespoons chopped pecans


1.      Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

2.      To let some heat escape, poke a hole or two with a knife into the potatoes before putting them in the oven.

3.      Cook for about 50 minutes for everything to get soft and warm, but cool to the touch.

4.      A double bake, reduce heat to 325 degrees.

5.      Cut potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out its insides. Place the potato guts in a medium bowl, with the pineapple, oil, butter, sugar, zest, cinnamon, and salt to the mix.

6.      Whip it up until it’s nice and fluffy

7.      Now add the new mix into the potato skins. Try to make them nice and round so they spread out as they cook.

8.      Place skins into a shallow oven safe dish and cover.

9.      Bake for 15 minutes.

10.   Sprinkle with pecans and bake for 5 more minutes.


Pecan Puffs

This is a two-parter – the shell and the mix of goodness.

Shell Ingredients

1.      2 cups of all-purpose flour

2.      One 8 ounce package of cream cheese

3.      1/2 cups of softened butter

Shell Instructions

1.      Super easy. Just mix all of the ingredients together until it looks like a pie that got crumbled up.

2.      Two or three miniature muffin pans should be on hand, because you’re going to need to roll the mixture into little balls and press them into the mini muffin pans

3.      Make sure the shell looks like the bottom half of a muffin. Use your thumbs if you have to!

Filling Ingredients

1.      2 eggs, blended

2.      2 cups of light brown sugar

3.      A little bit of salt

4.      1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

5.      1 1/2 cups of chopped pecan nuts

Filling Instructions

1.      Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2.      Again, mix all the ingredients together.

3.      Once mixed, pour the filling into the shells by the spoonful. Fill enough to the brim of the shell, but you don’t want it overflowing.

4.      Bake for 15 minutes.

5.      Lower the temperature to 250 degrees and bake for 10 more minutes.Honestly, that’s the best dessert out there when needing something in a pinch. If you choose to make either of these recipes, we’d love to see how they turned out. You can always share with us on Miami Lakes Mitsubishi social media.

Photo Source/Copyright: Sarah Pflug

WardsAuto Names 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander on 10 Best Interiors List

Wednesday, October 27th, 2021

As the year gets closer to the end, automakers get to round up all the awards and accolades they receive for models of the current and new model year. Many automotive journalists and organizations also start to finalize the results from their reviews, analysis, and data collection to talk about the best vehicles out there. Oftentimes, that comes in the form of a list – “The Best” something or other. This time, the list is coming from a well-known name in the industry, WardsAuto, and the list is their “10 Best Interiors” list. Why are we talking about it? Because this year, the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander has landed on such a list.

Now that’s some great news. The Mitsubishi Outlander has gone under a number of changes for 2022, and the design concept the interior was based on turned the cabin into an intuitive setting for passengers. The concept was called Omotenashi, or next-level Japanese hospitality, where an environment is designed to anticipate the needs of its guests. In a vehicle setting, an interior cabin would be designed with features and amenities to “anticipate” passenger needs. One example of this is Smartphone pockets built into the second row for passengers’ convenience.

Alongside such features, the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander stands out for its allure of luxury at such a great price. With genuine leather seating surfaces available, the SUV has slowly added more upscale and high-end features to recent models. The new Outlander comes with many features to make it a more modern vehicle to compete with the rest of the market. Consumers can find a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster on the left and 9-inch center screens with embedded navigation and wireless smartphone charging capability for Google Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® available in the new 2022 Outlander.

Although the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander has a starting MSRP of $26,095 (plus destination fee), WardsAuto must have had a maxxed out SEL Touring trim. Starting at $34,646 (plus destination fee), this trim already comes with LED front fog lights, a hands free power remote liftgate, power panoramic sunroof, synthetic leather seating surfaces, heated front and rear seats with triple-zone automatic climate control, leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel and leather-wrapped shift knob to start the luxury aspects. Then the tech comes in with a great sound system to start – Bose™ premium audio with 10 speakers, a multi-view camera system, a 9-inch Smartphone-link Display Audio with Navigation – SiriusXM™ with 3-month All Access trial, HD Radio, and smartphone wireless charging. The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander on the list is just shy of $40k.

“At $38,590, this interior stands out from the crowd because it looks so premium and luxurious,” – judge Drew Winter of the all-new Outlander

WardsAuto is well-known in the auto industry as an organization that covers the latest news, data, and analysis on the newest vehicles on the market today. For lists like the “10 Best Interiors” list, WardsAuto only includes car models and interiors that are all new or were significantly improved from the previous year to be included on the list. These changes can be something simple like adding color choices, the aesthetics like accents and stitching, styling, and the materials used in the cabin, or unique features with multiple functions, like an in-floor storage bin. The WardsAuto 10 Best Interiors List recognizes models for their outstanding achievement in aesthetics, comfort, ergonomics, materials usage, fit-and-finish, and user-friendliness of displays and controls. The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander made it to the list and you can find the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander at Miami Lakes Automall.

Photo Source/Copyright: Mitsubishi Motors

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Setting a New Standard for SUVs

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV is currently the bread-winner for Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA). That might not be the story for long, while the automaker shifts its focus to electric vehicle (EV) development and is set to make the new flagship of the automaker the Eclipse Cross PHEV. The original Eclipse Cross recently won a spot in the 2021 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards, so it’s already a great step in the right direction for the new flagship car of Mitsubishi Motors. For now, however, the 2022 Outlander is crushing it in sales and even with the current semiconductor chip shortage, the new SUV is attracting a higher-class crowd and big spenders that will keep Mitsubishi Motors going strong.

It may be surprising to think of an SUV as a luxury vehicle, but these large vehicles have become more than just machines that can handle various driving conditions. We’ve come a long way from the gas guzzlers SUVs once were, and these days, every automaker wants at least one SUV or model they can use to compete in the luxury vehicle class, and not just the mass market. Having sold 6,954 units so far, double the sales of 2020 to date, the new Outlander is forging the path for new and future Mitsubishi models.


NHTSA Gives 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Five Stars

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

Mitsubishi Motors has been trying to find itself as of late. If any automaker ever went soul-searching this year, it’s definitely the automaker from the land of the red sun. Over the past few years, Mitsubishi joined Renault and Nissan to form the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, has released two plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) concepts in 2019 that never went anywhere, and the latest news is talks about two models being produced by Renault, for Mitsubishi Motors, to help the automaker secure certain regions of the European market. In the midst of it all, an Eclipse Cross PHEV is on the horizon – but before we get to that, the newly redesigned 2022 Eclipse Cross is making noise in the department of safety.

“We work every day to design, engineer and build safe and reliable vehicles, as proven by this 5-Star safety rating recognition by NHTSA for the 2022 Eclipse Cross…The 2022 Eclipse Cross offers consumers fresh styling, updated technology and connectivity and stirring performance, as well as top-level quality and safety scores.” – Cason Grover, director, product planning, MMNA


Check Out This Modified 706HP Lancer EVO

Monday, June 21st, 2021


It would seem that rally and race car fans have absolutely gone haywire in their efforts to show Mitsubishi Motors just how much their discontinued retail rally cars are missed and how much we want them back. It all started when the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance announced the Japanese automaker as the first of the three to launch a new vehicle, somewhere in the C- or D-car segment. This got people asking about the once beloved Lancer Evolution, but what really lit the match was the recent auctioning of the last Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Tommi Makinen Edition in Europe and the release of never-before-seen concept art of the Mitsubishi Starion 4WD. This was a vehicle made by the one and only Ralliart, the high-performance team of Mitsubishi Motors recently taken out of retirement. People have been modifying the Mitsubishi Lancer and Lancer Evolution for more power in drag races, and a modified Lancer EVO IX in Europe is currently turning heads with its 706 horsepower.

Anything past 700 horsepower is a pretty crazy number for a standard vehicle, but the Lancer EVO IX is no passenger car, although it comes with four doors. This is a sports car, and it means business. We’ve talked about the Lancer EVO before, its high-performance and response that gives drivers a lot of control over a lot of power. Even at the sharpest of turns, the Lancer EVO could handle it no problem. Our last discussion was focused on the Lancer EVO VIII (eight-generation), with a video of TopGear with the Mitsubishi EVO racing a Lamborghini.


Cancelled Mitsubishi Starion 4WD is Revealed

Thursday, June 10th, 2021


At one time, Mitsubishi Motors was known for its rally cars. The first vehicle by the Japanese automaker entered into an international motorsports event set a track record – it was the Mitsubishi 500 Super Deluxe. The automaker would go on to soon be known as a legend, when a favorite model of consumers everywhere, won the World Rally Championship (WRC) for four years running. It was the Lancer Evolution Tommi Makinen Edition, and the last of which was recently auctioned off in Europe. Now, never before seen pictures of the last sports car coupe to come from Mitsubishi Motors are seeing light – the Starion 4WD.

As mentioned, the Starion 4WD never saw the light of day. Part of a collective called “Group B rally”, rally cars in this group were some of the fastest, most powerful, and most sophisticated rally cars manufactured. Some would go so far as to call it the golden era of rallying. However, due to some fatal events, including the death of late Champion Henri Toivonen and co-pilot Sergio Cresto during the Tour de Corse rally in 1986, Group B cars were banned from racing.


2023 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Render

Friday, June 4th, 2021


There has been a lot of guessing at what Mitsubishi Motors is up to next. After the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance held a virtual press conference in May 2020 to share business strategies for the Alliance going forward, one of the highlights is that the first new model to come from the automotive group will be coming from none other than Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors. A mini electric vehicle designed by Nissan and Mitsubishi was previously launched in Japan, Mitsubishi previewed the AIRTEK at the Shanghai Auto Show, and eventually, Mitsubishi will adopt and rebadge a Renault vehicle to gain a foothold in the European market, already leaving the UK after auctioning off the last Lancer EVO VI Tommi Makinen Edition. Hold that thought, because none of the above is the C-D segment vehicle Mitsubishi has promised us –could it be the new Mitsubishi Lancer?

C-segment vehicles are the 3rd category used for passenger cars, typically described as “medium cars”, but can range between “small family car” and even “compact car” in the states. D-segment vehicles are the 4th category, and although known as “large family cars”, present day D-segment vehicles are known as mid-size and muscle cars. You can feel it, can’t you? Mitsubishi Motors might be breaking away from SUVs – finally – and bringing back what we all want.