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Highlights of the 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Friday, April 15th, 2022
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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.

Power

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.

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2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Receives New Blacked-Out Trim

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022
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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.

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Mitsubishi Outlander Wins Crossover Utility of the Year by HMPA 2022

Thursday, March 17th, 2022
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The all-new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander sure has been quite the big news for Mitsubishi Motors. Then “Thunderstruck” campaign still captures attention when the ad plays, and the automaker is gearing up to launch a new lineup. Before it does that, the current lineup is getting next generation models (except for the Mirage and Mirage G4 – what, no love for the sedans and hatchbacks?). The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance shared its plans for the future with Alliance 2030, and it seems like something big is about to happen. Even if those plans are for way in the future, the Mitsubishi Motors lineup today is prime for automotive publications “Best of” lists and awards. In fact, although clearly an SUV, the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander has been named Crossover Utility of the Year by the Hispanic Motor Press, during their annual Hispanic Motor Press Awards.

“The features that make the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander an award winner from the Hispanic Motor Press are the same features that every customer seeks in a new vehicle: value, bold styling, engaging driving dynamics and an industry-leading warranty…Since its launch in 2021, the all-new Outlander has broken sales records, exceeded customers’ expectations and taken its place as the flagship of Mitsubishi Motors’ all-new or extensively revised showroom lineup. We could not be prouder to add this prestigious award to the vehicle’s growing trophy cabinet, and we thank all the jurors for the honor.” – MMNA Chief Operating Officer Mark Chaffin

This isn’t the first time the Mitsubishi Outlander has been highlighted by the Hispanic community. Back in January, 2022, Hispanic consumers voted for the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander as the SUV of the Year by another publication, Puros Autos, during their “Latin Flavor Cars of the Year 2021” awards. According to Puros Autos, the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander also has the highest percentage of Hispanic buyers in the industry. According to Ricardo Rodriguez-Long, founder and president of the Hispanic Motor Press and editor-in-chief at Garage Latino, Hispanic consumers make up 30-percent of the growth in new-vehicle sales.

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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance 2030 Announces Big News

Friday, March 11th, 2022
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Miami Lakes Automall Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi Five Investments

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.

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Mitsubishi Motors Current Business Strategy

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022
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Mitsubishi_logo - Mitsubishi in Miami

Okay, seriously, what is Mitsubishi Motors up to? A lot has happened to the automaker since it joined the Renault-Nissan Alliance, and even more so since the now Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance discussed mid-term plans for its five-year business strategy. What was supposed to be a “follow the leader” strategy where Mitsubishi Motors was supposed to be the first automaker of the three to release a brand new model, since then, Mitsubishi pulled out of the race in the European market before Renault agreed to build vehicles for Mitsubishi, and with the next-generation of the Mitsubishi Outlander being the main focus, whatever happened to the new car? The latest reports have been about an Eclipse Cross PHEV taking the spotlight, a Ralliart concept, and a next-generation Outlander Sport.

This may sound like a bad thing, the company and the Alliance doesn’t seem to be making good on its new business plan, but at the same time, Mitsubishi Motors definitely reignited its presence in the auto market with the release of the new generation of the Outlander and the fourth-generation of the Outlander PHEV last year (2021). Shaking up the competition, the new Outlander PHEV could sway consumers from Honda and Toyota when it came to the full-sized, plug-in electric SUV segment. It wasn’t so much a change in style that got attention, although there were just enough changes to the appearance, but the performance.

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Mitsubishi Electric Starts New Building Management System Business

Friday, February 25th, 2022
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Mitsubishi Electric has been doing some pretty fancy things lately when it comes to technology and the features we might see in future automobiles or even entire buildings. Based on what the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show, Mitsubishi Electric showed us its world vision for digital and mobile living spaces, robotics, and being able to do more than work remotely, but operate physical robotic surrogates to do jobs that require machinery, electric work, or heavy lifting. Mitsubishi Electric also designed SUSTIE, a ZEB building that uses so a small amount of energy, it actually generates it throughout the year. In Feb 2022, Mitsubishi Electric announced the details of its New Building Systems subsidiary. Details are slim, but could this be the integration of SUSTIE into all building systems owned by Mitsubishi Motoes Corp (MMC)?

Mitsubishi Electric Building Solutions Corporation, a new subsidiary to be established in April 2022 is the first building systems management business by the company. With the announcement, Mitsubishi Electric shared that it would be integrating its building systems following a split in October. With Mitsubishi Electric having its hands in many things, from home electronics to city infrastructure, the company needs to start building teams that can focus on one thing and make it great. The summary of the business talks about development, manufacture, sales, installation, maintenance, repair, etc. of building management systems, as well as systems that can be maintained and monitored by such. Sounds a lot like the SUSTIE building.

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The 2022 Outlander Has Made Mitsubishi Motors Profitable Once More

Thursday, February 17th, 2022
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Mitsubishi Motors has seen some crazy ups and downs over the last two years. Just when the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance was gearing up for the mid-term plans of Alliance 2022, the Coronavirus pandemic hit in full force. It messed up a lot of things in the economy, and the semiconductor shortage that followed in 2021 just worsened things. Mitsubishi Motors is supposed to be coming out with a new vehicle, but so far we’ve just seen the revival of the Ralliart as an appearance package during the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon with Ralliart-infused Outlander and Eclipse Cross models. Right now, the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV is carrying the automaker into the land of profits, and sales are going up. The new generation really changed things up, and has become the break Mitsubishi needed.

Engineering

The power under the hood of the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV may not have changed much, with a 2.5-liter MIVEC DOHC four-cylinder direct-injection engine capable of generating 181 horsepower and 181lb-ft of torque. Keeping things fresh, the standard transmission is a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that helps to improve the control and fuel economy of the vehicle. Speaking of control, a new chassis and suspension have been installed for improved stability and performance, and with Mitsubishi’s new All-Wheel Control technology, this SUV can handle various types of terrain. Six drive modes have also been added to meet the demands of the driver.

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Mitsubishi Mirage Beats the Competition in 2021

Thursday, February 10th, 2022
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Mitsubishi Motors is slowly building out its new lineup for the next few years. With an Eclipse Cross PHEV on the way to become the new flagship icon of the automaker, there is also a new generation of the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport based off of a Renault model coming out. Finally, a mystery car, possibly the C/D – segment vehicle promised back in 2020 during the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance mid-term plans conference. Still, there are two smaller vehicles in the lineup that don’t seem like they’re going away. This is especially so for the Mitsubishi Mirage, having a great sales record for the third-quarter of 2021, and beating the competition. How is this possible for a hatchback that seems a little outdated?

Let’s take a look at the 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage. Very similar if not the same as 2021 model year, many of the features remain the same. This means the only powertrain is still a 1.2L MIVEC DOHC engine, capable of generating 78 horsepower and 74 lb-ft of torque. There will be no winning drag races with this hatchback, and it’s less than expected for an average hatchback, but the Mitsubishi Mirage isn’t trying to be the best high-performance vehicle. What the Mirage is most known for is being the most fuel-efficient gasoline-powered vehicle on the market, with a fuel economy of 33 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway when consumers choose the 5-speed manual over CVT automatic transmission in the ES trim. The rest of the lineup has a fuel economy of 36 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway with continuously variable transmission (CVT) standard.

Although LED headlights can only be found on high-end trims like the Mitsubishi Mirage SE, the starting MSRP for a bare-bones 2022 Mirage is $14,645 (plus destination fee). The Mirage SE starts at just $17,895 (plus destination fee), and also comes with automatic high beams, leather upholstery, heated front seats, and push-button start for some convenience. Inside the cabin, every vehicle gets a 6-way adjustable driver seat, 4-way adjustable passenger seat, a split-rear bench seat, and automatic climate control for added comfort. A 7-inch smartphone-link display audio system may not be as fancy as some infotainment systems, but this is where Mitsubishi won over on the competition.

Back in 2020 when the Coronavirus outbreak first started, many automakers shut down manufacturing facilities. When they started back up, nearly every automaker joined the cause to produce face masks and hospital supplies due to the extremely low inventory and supplies rapidly depleting. This meant, while automakers with new vehicles on the way took a back seat, whereas Mitsubishi Mirage was in plenty supply. Then again, the 2021 semiconductor chip shortage hurt a lot more new arrivals and updated technology. The 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage may still come with age-old tech, but this meant it didn’t need as much of those semiconductors as its competitors. Between the two years, the Mitsubishi Mirage became a hot commodity, with some consumers offering more than $2500 above sticker price to reserve there vehicle on the lot. Trusted by many consumers around the nation, the Mitsubishi Mirage is here to stay. Find your fuel-efficient and reliable Mitsubishi Mirage at Miami Lakes Automall.

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Mitsubishi Teases Next-Gen Outlander Sport

Friday, February 4th, 2022
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miami-lakes-mitsubishi-2023-lancer

Mitsubishi Motors has been a little rowdy lately. While still no news on the mysterious C-D segment car Mitsubishi was supposedly due to debut as the first new vehicle from the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, it’s starting to feel like the automaker sort of gave up on that. If anything, the automaker can’t shut up about its next-gen Mitsubishi Outlander SUV, as tired as it is. Mitsubishi even announced an upcoming Eclipse Cross PHEV as the new flagship vehicle of the brand, and not too long ago, was due to leave the European market. Mitsubishi Motors is instead getting a hand from Renault two refresh and rebadge two of their models to give Mitsubishi a stake hold in the market. The latest conference held by the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi debuted the first rebadge, a new generation Outlander Sport.

Face, meet palm.

It’s not a new model, and although the new Ralliart Concept vehicle that debuted during the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon seemed promising, concepts almost never make it to a prototype. Mitsubishi Motors brought Ralliart back to breathe some life back into the lineup, and for a while, a lot of people were excited about the possible return of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. After all, Ralliart is the reason the Evolution nameplate ever happened, but the automaker eventually silenced all hope when it announced electric vehicles (EVs) are the major focus. Ralliart will instead be more of an aftermarket accessories store for Mitsubishi owners to purchase performance enhancements and the like, as well as appearance packages. We saw what this could look like, with two examples outfitted with all-terrain tires, bumper protectors, mud guards, a roof carrier, and a trailer hitch.

Set to hit the markets in 2023, the first rebadged model from the French automaker baring a diamond logo is set to replace the Outlander Sport, known as the ASX and RVR overseas. Having had its last generation debut in 2010, with three facelifts since then, it’s time to replace it or overhaul everything. A new platform can help, but we wonder if Mitsubishi will do any changes to the chassis. After all, Mitsubishi Motors’ Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) safety body construction is just as much of a staple of the automaker as is their four-wheel drive all-terrain drivetrains, the All-Wheel Control (AWC) and Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC). Based on the conference, it seems the new Outlander Sport will be more than just a rebadge, although still heavily based on a Renault vehicle.

The slight teaser (above) definitely has a “sportier” look. Every automaker goes with the “swept-back” roof these days to increase how sporty a model looks, and aside from the thin and slanted LED headlights, we can’t see much just yet. During the conference, there was a second undisclosed model. Could it be the fabled C-D segment car? Can you really call it a new model if it’s a rebadge and rehash of a model already in the market under another name? This model under the sheets is said to also be a Mitsubishi design based on a Renault model with an electric or plug-in hybrid powertrain. Aside from that, it could be anything. Time will tell what Mitsubishi Motors is working on, with both models set for 2023 release. Follow along with us on Miami Lakes Mitsubishi social media for more information.

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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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