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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Sales Pave Way for Plug-ins

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When an automaker hits a global milestone, it has something to celebrate. In 2019, Mitsubishi Motors has 200,000 reasons to celebrate, with its plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, achieving a key milestone. Based on the latest sales data from Mitsubishi, there have been 200,000 units of the Outlander PHEV sold worldwide since its launch in 2013. This can only mean great things for the automaker going forward, not only with their involvement with the Renault-Nissan Alliance to increase sales, but also future Mitsubishi concepts, like the Engelberg Tourer.

Taking Plug-in Hybrids by Storm

At the end of 2017, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance discussed the production of a cross-platform electric vehicle to be shared between the three automakers. Much of this decision came from the success of the Nissan Leaf electric car, having sold over 300,000 units since its 2010 release, and continuing to sell over 40,000 each year. In the Autumn of 2018, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance saw a total sales increase of 5.1-percent in the European auto market, putting the alliance at a grand total of 5,538,530 vehicles in the first half of the year. Most of those sales came from crossovers, SUVs, zero-emission EVs, and especially PHEVs.

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Mitsubishi Motors is Ready for the LA Auto Show

Miami Lakes Automall Mitsubishi LA Auto Show

You know, with all of the automakers and concepts that showed up at SEMA 2018 this year, we were kind of surprised that we didn’t see Mitsubishi Motors – at all. With all of the new concepts and buzz surrounding the automaker, we surely thought Mitsubishi would use one of the largest auto shows to show off what’s new. Then again, SEMA is known as a Specialty Equipment Market Association show, and only a limited time (maybe a week) is offered up for the auto show. Perhaps Mitsubishi Motors is aiming for another show coming up soon, such as the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show?

Mitsubishi Coming to the LA Auto Show?

Yeah, that seems to be the plan. According to a flyer for a press conference (seen above), Mitsubishi Motors will be taking the stage during the AutoMobility LA, a day of conferences for the press to sink their teeth into before the convention doors open in the coming days. Set for Wednesday, November 28, 2018, Mitsubishi will be talking about where the automaker is headed, and what’s to come.

Well, Mitsubishi Motors has been discussing hybrid SUVs for a year now, and we’ve also seen numerous concept art renditions for the new Mitsubishi Lancer crossover. Most of all though, the new Mitsubishi Truck, the Triton/L200, is said to debut in November. HINT-HINT.

Plus, there’s the Alliance 2022 plan with Renault-Nissan. We’re supposed to see a lot of good things coming from the alliance soon. In addition, we know Kia Motors is heading to the LA Auto Show, and we know Mitsubishi wouldn’t want to be outdone by a rival. The Outlander PHEV and Niro PHEV do compare pretty well, after all.

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Mitsubishi Electric Finds New Benefits of Clean Energy

Miami Lakes Automall Mitsubishi Electric Solar

Renewable energy. Is it really worth the investment, does it even make a difference? Earlier this year, (2018) Mitsubishi Motors worked with ENGIE and Hitachi Europe, Ltd. on a project to create renewable energy. By creating a system for renewable energy, the objective seemed to be complete and the project was successful. Following this, the opportunities that were now open to businesses, maybe even homeowners, began to flow. To find how well the renewable energy system worked and the benefits of implementing such a new project, Mitsubishi Electric did some coding and crunched some numbers.

Without going too much into the renewable energy system developed by Mitsubishi Motors, ENGIE, and Hitachi Europe, the design is pretty simple. To accomplish renewable energy, one needs a power source and a place to store excess power for later use. ENGIE is a Building Energy Management System (BEMS) outfitted with solar panels that collect and store energy in the building’s electric grid for use throughout the day. The sun and ENGIE supply the power source.

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Android-based Infotainment Systems Coming to a Mitsubishi Near you

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance recently announced that they’ve agreed to a multi-year deal with Google to include Android-powered infotainment systems in vehicles they manufacture. This latest deal comes as part of the Alliance’s strategy to equip new vehicles with a broader array of infotainment and tech features. This modern infotainment system will begin its launch in 2021, fully integrating the dashboard displays and the Android operating system (OS).

What Google has accomplished here is no small feat – the tech giant has been attempting to infiltrate the car market with their operating system for over a decade. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, the world’s largest automaker alliance, sold more than 10 million vehicles worldwide in 2017, and over 5.5 million during the first half of the current year (2018), making the Alliance the perfect partner to introduce an Android-based infotainment system to the masses. The more integrated and easy-to-use an infotainment system is, the more appealing it makes a vehicle for a potential buyer.

Drivers and passengers will be enabled to do things like using Google Maps directly from the vehicle, use the voice-controlled audio assistant when answering texts and calls, search for information while managing different functions within the vehicle, and eventually run automotive apps straight from the Google Play store. These features will be combined with the automaker’s Alliance Intelligent Cloud to enable vehicle diagnostics and remote software upgrades. Apple iPhone users do not need to worry; the infotainment system will also be compatible with Apple iOS.

The reason it’s taken Google this long? Automakers are wary of the data-mining that Google will have access to when they install the Android Operating System, leaving car manufacturers without a source to use this particular data to develop features as other revenue streams. Thus, automakers have continuously kept the infotainment systems in-house, until now that is. It’s important to note that Google will not mine any data without the consent of the driver and/or passengers – it is an opt-in data-mining opportunity.

The Alliance also benefits from this deal because they don’t have to continue spending their resources in developing their own software like many car manufacturers have been doing. Up until now, carmakers have been making their own software that supports an infotainment system via mirroring only, as opposed to making the software a truly integrated part of the vehicle. Mitsubishi, as part of the Alliance, will once again continue their tradition of making headway when it comes to cars and tech.

In the meantime, Mitsubishi will continue to feature their own Mitsubishi Connect services in their vehicles. Mitsubishi Connect currently has primary Bluetooth-enabled call and text capabilities complete with music pairing abilities, and two different packages – Safeguard and Remote packages- that are tailored to an individual driver’s needs. The Remote Services app is the closest thing that Mitsubishi currently has to an Android OS infotainment system – including its ability to be paired with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa-enabled devices when possible.

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