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Back in March 2022, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance shared their plans for 2030, and so did just about every other large automotive group. This is why competition in an industry is such a crazy thing – everyone does the same thing, but tries to do it better. Building on business plans announced in May 2020, all eyes are on Mitsubishi Motors for the next new model to launch, and electric vehicles (EVs) and battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) seem to be the next move for the Alliance. Some new information on the road to an EV lineup has been released since then, expanding a bit more on the new EV platforms and batteries under development by the Alliance.
The Roadmap to 2030
The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance boasted their experience in EV Research and Development (R&D), engineering, and mass production for over ten years. With a total sum of $1,056,770,000 already invested, the Alliance has poured many of its EV resources into 15 manufacturing plants already in operation, building parts, motors, and batteries for 10 upcoming EV models. Working to develop the next generation of EV technologies and car connectivity, the Alliance intends to invest $24,305,710,000 more into its production for a total of 35 new EV models by 2030. Some of this has already begun with an investment into a new EV facility for the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance.(more…)
The 2023 Mitsubishi Mirage has a lot more going for it than consumers may realize. Sure, the model is getting little changes when compared to the rest of the lineup, but when it comes to this hatchback, too many changes could ruin what it’s known for – superb fuel efficiency. Plus, the Mirage has received many of the upgrades that have made it into the rest of the lineup, increasing its performance on the road and interior comfort.
Every trim on the 2023 Mitsubishi Mirage is powered by a 1.2L MIVEC DOHC engine under the hood. Able to generate 78 horsepower and 74 lb-ft of torque. Optimized with Mitsubishi Motors’ brand of variable valve timing technology (VVT), this adds to the incredible fuel efficiency of the vehicle, but more on that in a moment. Able to come with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), the engineering of the Mirage isn’t just modern.
The performance of the Mirage for this generation has always been excellent, and a part of that is due to its braking power. A firm brake pedal gives the driver more control than some of the competitors to the Mirage, with responsive feedback that lets the driver know how hard to press to come to a full stop with a progressive buildup of stopping power. The standard transmission is a 5-speed manual, found only on the base ES trim, but this trim level can upgrade to the CVT found standard in the rest of the lineup, offering a fuel economy of 36 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway.(more…)
Back in March 2022, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance shared new business plans for the next eight years, Alliance 2030. Two years after their mid-plan strategy announcement in May 2020, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance is fulfilling its promises of connected-car technology system that runs on the Android Operating System, a new E-body core system for electric-electronic architecture, and self-driving technology. According to Alliance 2030, 35 new EV models will be produced by 2030, 24 models will come with intelligent vehicle and driver-assistance technologies for Level 3 and Level 4 autonomy, and a Mitsubishi model may become the first vehicle that’s more software than it is machine. In May 2022, the Alliance announced a new strategy to streamline electric vehicle (EV) development with a new electric vehicle company side project.
According to Nikkei Asia, the Renault automaker CEO, Luca de Meo, confirmed the formation of a new company with alliance partners Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors. Call it a spin off, but like the Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC), where Mitsubishi Electric develops technology for Mitsubishi Motors while supporting its own brand, Renault wants to create an EV unit as an independent company while still a part of the Alliance. To make it work, both alliance partners would also have to invest into the idea and the construction of a new EV facility, for starters.(more…)
Mitsubishi Motors is currently placing all of its focus on reincarnations of every model in its lineup. Although we’re all waiting for something new, it would seem the Japanese automaker wants to release the best version of every model it can before releasing an unknown vehicle. The latest to get a renewal is the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, released for the 2023 model year. Recently released in America in 2017 as a 2018 model, the vehicle has reinforced its credentials as the best-selling PHEV sport-utility vehicle in the world. With the 2023 model scheduled to go on sale in the second half of 2022, the PHEV made its debut at the 2022 Twin Cities Auto Show.
“Since its launch in March 2022, the gasoline version of all-new Outlander has been a homerun, setting sales records monthly even in the face of global supply challenges…When sales begin in the U.S., the 2023 Outlander PHEV will take its place as the flagship of the Mitsubishi fleet. It is the most advanced and best equipped vehicle we have ever sold, and it is the perfect blend of quiet and clean electric motoring, with the range and ease of refueling of a gasoline-powered vehicle.” Mark Chaffin, MMNA president and CEO
Running May 14-22, 2022, the 2022 Twin Cities Auto Show got its first glimpse at the new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), this SUV is high up there on the lineup when it comes to sales and success, right next to the original Mitsubishi Outlander. Outfitted with the automaker’s Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive system, this SUV will always be able to handle a variety of terrains and driving conditions. Plus, S-AWC offers seven drive modes that the consumer can choose from, depending on their driving style and road conditions. This gives consumers a sense of security, confidence, and comfortable driving.(more…)
Back in 2020, the world changed, possibly forever with the Covid-19 pandemic. Affecting people and businesses world-wide, many industries were hit hard, the auto industry included. It affected sales and resources, with the semi-conductor chip shortage that followed in 2021. People’s lives were affected as well, whether it was their health or the health of loved ones, but it also changed the daily grind for a lot of people. With the Coronavirus spreading, facilities were temporarily shutting down, many businesses went bankrupt, and companies that were still afloat sent their workers home. Remote work is quickly becoming the norm with the virus still making rounds across the globe, and honestly, most people can do their job from home these days. Mitsubishi Motors clearly knows this, and Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) recently announced a new work-from-home policy for its corporate workers.
“Our new work from home policy comes down to one thing: tremendous trust in our employee team…Over the last two years, our employees have risen to the challenges of a global pandemic and historic supply chain disruptions, and they’ve propelled the brand to record-breaking sales success. They’ve demonstrated they can do it all, while working from their home and company offices. That commitment should be rewarded with confidence and flexibility, and today, that’s what we’re doing.” – MMNA CEO Mark Chaffin
Anyone working on a computer right now knows this is the way to go. Why spend eight hours in a stuffy office that feels more like a fishbowl when you can spend a fraction of the time working at home? Not only that, many people have voiced how much their production and well-being has been affected by working from home. Many businesses are pressuring employees to return for the office to improve “morale” – more like a micromanaging power move – and it was the spark that lit the match on “The Great Resignation”. People are quitting their jobs after realizing how much the daily grind affects their lives, their health, and how the pay rate simply isn’t enough to make one’s well-being a second-priority. It never should be.(more…)
Mitsubishi Motors has been changing things up as of late, and we’re all looking forward to what Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has planned. The Alliance shared a new business plan Alliance 2030 to shine some light on the next few years of electric vehicle (EV) technology and connected mobility, whereas Mitsubishi Motors’ current business strategy seems to be releasing new generations of models already in the lineup before it reveals something new. The last vehicle getting a next-generation model was the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, but it seems the Eclipse Cross will beat it to the punch. Check out the highlights for the 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.
Across the entire lineup of this model, a 1.5-liter direct-injection turbo engine makes up the power. Able to generate up to 152 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, this crossover may not win any drag races, but it does share some equipment with vehicles that race in the World Rally Championship and in the desert dunes of Dakar. The new 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is equipped with Mitsubishi’s Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive system, a combination of Adaptive Stability Control (ASC), Anti-lock Brakes (ABS), and Active Yaw Control (AYC) to distribute driving torque to the rear wheels and provide driver control in various types of terrain.(more…)
The Mitsubishi i-Miev has a hard life in the North American market. Although named the “Best Value Electric Vehicle Passenger Car in America” by Vincentric in 2017, Mitsubishi Motors pulled the electric vehicle (EV) from the U.S. The i-Miev was a big deal, however, known as the first highway-capable EV to ever be released. Of course, it is no longer the only EV capable of high speeds and leaving city roads behind. Overseas, Mitsubishi Motors hasn’t given up, and if anything, has improved the i-Miev over the years, going from a super small vehicle akin to the now discontinued Smart Cars to a compact van. Surprisingly, this mini-mini van is turning heads, and it’s not just because this EV isn’t available in America.
Our story today comes from Chris and Sarah Jensen, owners of a seven-year-old Mitsubishi Minicab MiEV. While driving down Coronation Drive in Brisbane, Chris received a lot of questions from tradespeople in passing, many of which were interested in the vehicle’s capabilities. A new Mitsubishi Minicab MiEV can offer about 100 miles of emissions-free travel on a single charge, but the minicab in question is a bit old, offering about 75 miles of electric range. That’s still a lot of breathing room, and much more than the average daily commute – assuming your company has adopted the “back to work” culture. Like many EVs and battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), the Mitsubishi Minicab MiEV can also charge overnight.(more…)
In recent years, Mitsubishi Motors has been showing off their racing stripes and reigniting its old school years of rally cars. One of the most notable events would be the annual Rebelle Rally, an all-women’s off-road navigational rally raid in the U.S, the Rebelle Rally spans from the slopes of Lake Tahoe, California to the Imperial Dunes of Glamis, east of San Diego – the first of its kind. Mitsubishi competed in the 2019 Rebelle Rally with the Eclipse Cross, the 2020 Rebelle Rally with the Outlander PHEV, and the 2021 Rebelle Rally with the new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander. Each time, Mitsubishi Motors showed off another one of its models and its capabilities, landing in the winner’s circle. Overseas, a cross country rally is taking place this summer, and Mitsubishi Motors is entering as technical support for Team Mitsubishi Ralliart.
“For many years, Mitsubishi Motors competed in the World Rally Championship and the Dakar Rally, winning championships in both of them and improving the driving performance of Mitsubishi cars that can be enjoyed with peace of mind in any weather or road conditions…Mitsubishi Motors’ participation in the AXCR in the form of technical support will strengthen our product uniqueness, especially for ASEAN strategic models including 1-ton pickup truck and SUVs. Team Mitsubishi Ralliart will make preparations to meet the expectations of our fans, so please stay tuned.” – Hiroshi Masuoka, team director of Team Mitsubishi Ralliart
Always the sponsor, and not the driver, Mitsubishi Motors is showing its support for Team Mitsubishi Ralliart, a private team owned by TANT SPORTS in Thailand, led by Hiroshi Masuoka as team director. Masuoka is a two-time Dakar Rally champion driver back in 2002 and 2003. Their vehicle of choice is the automaker’s global strategic model, the Mitsubishi Triton 1-ton pickup truck, an overseas vehicle we’ve been waiting to come stateside. With the pickup truck market showing growth for midsize trucks, it would be a good time to expand the lineup from SUVs. Competing in the Asia Cross Country Rally (AXCR) 2022, this will be a great time to see what the truck can do.(more…)
The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV sure has been a hit for the automaker. A key part of the business strategy for Mitsubishi Motors, the Outlander has brought the brand back into the land of profitability, and is setting up Mitsubishi for the next phase in its production. A part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, a recent conference was held by the Alliance to announce Alliance 2030, a new six year business strategy to revolutionize electric vehicles (EVs) and create a world of connected mobility. Currently, Mitsubishi is releasing next-generation variants of models in its current lineup, like the new generation of the Outlander for 2022, the Outlander PHEV, and the next-generation of the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. It’s all adding up to a mystery vehicle, and we don’t think it’s one of the Renault vehicles Mitsubishi is tinkering with for Europe. Making as much dough as possible before the new release, in case it’s a flop, Mitsubishi just released a Bolder Black Edition Package for the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander…except it’s not all black.
Now just an appearance package, this is actually an all-new trim being added to the Mitsubishi Outlander lineup. It makes sense that the automaker would add a new trim in its second year as the best-selling Outlander model for years. The new trim is already being made available at dealerships nationwide, and comes with a few changes, mainly to the appearance. This treatment for the Outlander is what many automakers call a “blacked-out” package. The most notable enhancements to the SUV are black front and rear bumper garnish, black door handle trim, black side mirrors, and black headliner and pillars, riding on 20-inch black alloy wheels. Built on the SE-trim level, these appearance changes don’t affect the list of great features already made available to the 2022 Outlander SE. It does add dual-zone climate control and a power panoramic sunroof, however, so that’s a nice touch.(more…)
Wow, we were just talking about what the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance is up to and the little news that’s come from the Alliance since 2020. Flying under the radar, the Alliance actually shared some big news in February 2022! It seems every major automotive group has one number on its mind – 2030. That’s the new golden year for automakers, the end goal for big plans dealing with electric vehicles (EVs), connected vehicles, and even autonomous vehicles. Alliance 2030 has all that and more, starting with Mitsubishi Motors still playing the leader.
Following the Leader, the Leader, the Leader…
Mitsubishi Motors is still in line to be the first automaker of the Alliance to release a new model in a specific region. Previously leaving the European market, Mitsubishi Motors will attempt to regain its foothold overseas by sharing resources with Renault. Mitsubishi is all set to release two new models based on Renault’s best-selling models, repurposed and redesigned for the Mitsubishi Motors lineup. It’s not just a rebadge, and the next-generation of the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is among them. As the three automakers continue to become more integrated, sharing resources across common platforms and technologies is said to increase to 80-percent by 2026. They should just merge already.(more…)