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Spice Up Thanksgiving with this Thai Soup Recipe

It’s that time of year! The holidays are happening and there’s plenty of cheer to go around. Whether going back home for Thanksgiving or holding a “Friendsgiving” with good friends, there’s always a chance to bring a little something homemade, especially when there’s a potluck. With so many recipes out there, it can be hard to choose, but we’ve picked a couple we know will blow people away. We’re going to get a little Asian cuisine going this year. Although Mitsubishi Motors originates from Japan, here’s a Thai-flavored appetizer that can pair well with the turkey or substitute it altogether.

Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

Have some picky eaters that aren’t crazy about turkey? Well, who doesn’t like chicken with a little spice? Just be sure to make plenty of this soup, because people will always ask for more. Some recipes prefer extra ingredients to make this dish a little more authentic, but we decided to make it a little easier for anyone in a bit of a rush. Most of these ingredients are easy to find at the local grocery store.

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2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Wins 2023 Family Green Car of the Year

As the auto market makes its shift to more green vehicles, there will soon be a tipping point where electric vehicles (EVs) and battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) will be the more popular option. That day might still be a while away, with many drivers still in favor of gasoline options, but the industry shows no signs of keeping those on the table for very long. With alternative fuel the new trend for automobiles, consumers will want to know what is the best vehicle on the market, and if going by green standards, the source to turn to is the Green Car Journal. Hosting the 2023 Green Car Awards, Green Car Journal awarded the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV as the “2023 Family Green Car of the Year™.

“What a great way to kick off the launch of the 2023 Outlander PHEV…This vehicle is the flagship of Mitsubishi Motors – clean and quiet electric motoring for up to 38 miles, the ease of refueling and convenience of a gasoline engine, a style that sets it apart from other vehicles on the road, and room for the whole family across three rows of seats. With the engineering of the hybrid system designed to maximize ‘EV-ness,’ it’s clear how Outlander PHEV plays a pivotal role as part of our Environmental Targets 2030, as we target a 40 percent reduction in global CO2 emissions.” – Mark Chaffin, MMNA President and CEO

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Mitsubishi Challenges the PHEV Competition with the New Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Motors has been going through some changes ever since it joined the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, but those changes have been slow to bear new fruits. We’ve seen the automaker release new generation models of most vehicles in its lineup, and several models are getting a Ralliart Special Edition, starting with the Mitsubishi Mirage Ralliart model. The Mitsubishi XFC Concept shown at the Vietnam Motor Show 2022 looks promising, but we have no clue if it will be produced, let alone come to America. We’re still wondering why the Mitsubishi Triton pickup truck isn’t here yet. So, we have the current lineup as an example of what Mitsubishi Motors can do, and the Outlander PHEV is the latest model to tout some upgrades that give it an edge over the competition.

Power

The recent 2022 model of the Outlander PHEV was already pretty strong, sporting an AC synchronous permanent magnetic motor with a 60kW motor in the front and a 70kW motor in the rear, plus a 2.4 liter inline-four-cylinder engine able to generate 126 horsepower. Together, it could generate about 300 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. The PHEV has an all-electric range (AER) of 24 miles before needing to switch to gasoline. In 2023, the fuel tank got 0.2 more gallons to spare, and although it may not seem very grand, the electric powertrain comes with a larger battery pack, pushing the (AER) up to 38 miles, with 420 miles of overall range. Oddly enough, the output has dropped to a combined 248-horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque with a twin-motor system, possibly making the electric part of the powertrain more powerful for that extended range whilst dropping some power in the gasoline engine.

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Mitsubishi Reveals 2023 Outlander PHEV Upgrades

Mitsubishi Motors has been squeezing all it can out of its current lineup before moving onto more electrified models. With a next generation model for most vehicles in the lineup in 2022, 2023 brings a few more upgrades and starts off the Ralliart special edition models, starting with the Mitsubishi Mirage Ralliart. Some say it could be the full return of Ralliart sports cars, but for now, it’s just for appearances. The most recent model to get a little extra love is the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. With the 2023 model recently announced, some new tech has been added, plus a range-topping 40th Anniversary Edition.

“Since its introduction, Outlander PHEV has provided a unique blend of electric power and gasoline range.  For most customers, a PHEV that allows up to 38 miles of clean and efficient all-electric motoring, combined with the ease of refueling of a gasoline engine, is the perfect transportation solution.  This allows most users to spend the bulk of their daily driving needs using electric power, but still allows up to 420 miles of total range for a weekend full of exploring…We were the first PHEV SUV to market when the car launched globally in 2012, and now we’re adding more power, more range, more inspiring technology, and more convenience, providing an even better value for owners and resetting the standard by which all PHEVs should be measured.” – Mark Chaffin, MMNA CEO

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Mitsubishi Motors North America Sales Continue to Rise in 2022

Mitsubishi Motors has been releasing next-generation models of nearly every model in the lineup, and for those that aren’t getting a renewal, they’re getting the Ralliart treatment instead. We can clearly see this with the next-gen 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, upgraded for the new model year, whereas the Mitsubishi Mirage and Mirage G4 seem to be forgotten. Well, the Mirage G4 has anyway, since the Mitsubishi Mirage will also be coming out with a special Mitsubishi Mirage Ralliart Edition. Overseas, Mitsubishi Motors is getting some help with group partner Renault, of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, with a rebadged Renault Clio hybrid, to regain its footing. Here in the states, however, Mitsubishi has been making a comeback, and the automaker has the sales to prove it.

Every quarter this year (that’s every three months, from Q1 – Q4), Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) seems to be having better sales as opposed to previous years. For the third quarter of 2022, the automaker reported a total of 16,782 vehicles for Q3. That’s a 20.5-percent increase as opposed to 2021. On top of that, in terms of year-to-date sales (as in 2022 from January to September), the automaker has seen a 43.3-percent increase in sales. It’s all thanks to the new generation Mitsubishi Outlander and Eclipse Cross models.

When the new generation of the Mitsubishi Outlander was released in 2022, this SUV made the Japanese automaker profitable again in the states. New styling changes and upgrades, including full-LED headlights and 20-inch wheels, followed by a suite of technology services available to consumers, such as an advanced 10-speaker Bose sound system with digital subwoofers, it really did feel like a new Outlander SUV. The success shows in the total sales, with the Outlander selling 30,481 units this year – that’s the second-best year-to-date performance for the SUV in the nameplate’s entire history, dating back to 2001.

Another fan favorite is the Outlander PHEV, known as the automaker’s most popular plug-in hybrid model. With the last of the 2022 models sold in July, MMNA expects a substantial sales increase with the next-generation of the 2023 model hitting dealership showrooms in November 2022. The early sellout of Outlander plug-in must be why only six sold during Q3 2022, but a total of 1,132 units were sold over the course of the year, only 500 less than 2021. There will be a slight increase for the 2023 Outlander PHEV, now with a starting MSRP of $39,845 (plus destination fee), this might be the last year before the new flagship – the Eclipse Cross PHEV – takes over.

We’re also looking forward to the rest of the Ralliart special edition models and what they could bring to the table. The Mitsubishi Mirage Ralliart Edition is mainly body graphics with some mud flaps and bolder wheel arches. Not much, but word has it that the Ralliart special editions could just be the start of MMNA returning to rally races and producing sports cars. At least, that’s how it sounds according to Mitsubishi Motors President Takao Kato during an interview with automotive media publication Response.

“We will also consider involvement in rallies…We made a big loss in the previous fiscal year, so we want to revive the company first and then give out as many cars as possible that fans are waiting for.” – Kato

What could that mean? If Mitsubishi Motors sales continue to do well, especially in North America, perhaps a sports car will finally be added to the mix. It’s been two years since Mitsubishi Motors announced a new model, and we haven’t seen anything. Here’s hoping it’s more akin to a sports car and not just the rebadged Clio that was under wraps during the Mitsubishi conference about the new generation model lineup. Interested to learn why consumers are going nuts over the Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander PHEV? Find new Mitsubishi models at Miami Lakes Automall.

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2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Goes on Sale November 2022

Mitsubishi Motors has been placing a lot of focus on revamping its current lineup before releasing anything new, although it’s been two years since the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance announced a new vehicle will be released by the Japanese automaker. There’s a little bit of hope that the automaker will return to its rally race roots, starting with Ralliart special limited editions, like the Mitsubishi Mirage Ralliart Edition and the possibility that this could be the jumping off point for Mitsubishi sports cars. Still, the automaker is focused on what is already has, and the next generation of the world’s best-selling plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, is making its way to the U.S.

For 2022 and 2023, Mitsubishi revamped some of its models for the next generation. The seven-passenger 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is one such model, making its way to the states in 2017-2018. An award-winning plug-in hybrid SUV, the Outlander PHEV has been known as the flagship for Mitsubishi Motors for years. Word is, Mitsubishi Motors will soon be introducing a new flagship model for the brand and its movement into electric vehicles (EVs) and more electrified options, starting with the rebadged Renault Clip hybrid. The new flagship is said to be an Eclipse Cross PHEV or an entirely new model altogether, but information on this has been limited thus far. Currently, the Outlander PHEV is at the helm, improving a little bit every year.

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Mitsubishi Motors Continues to Rise in Consumer Satisfaction

Mitsubishi Motors has had some interesting developments in recent years since joining the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. With details about the new 2023 Mitsubishi Motors lineup being released, there is still no plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) or electric vehicle (EV). There are rumors that an upcoming electrified vehicle for Mitsubishi will be released in Europe under the guise of a rebadged, hybrid Renault Clio, but we’ll wait for the release. Despite its jagged history, Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. was ranked as the second highest automaker among mass-market automotive brands in customer experience.

“Mitsubishi Motors is in the midst of a brand-wide moment, proven by exciting new vehicles, welcoming new and updated dealerships, and an absolute commitment to customer satisfaction. To see that work validated in the 2022 Reputation Auto Report rankings is exciting, to say the least, and is proof of the value of this hard work…I am proud of the efforts from everyone in the MMNA family who had a hand in achieving this ranking; our ongoing partnership with Reputation has given us the tools to place Mitsubishi Motors at the forefront of the industry.” – Mark Chaffin, MMNA president and CEO

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2023 Mitsubishi Ralliart Updates Looks and Capability

Mitsubishi Motors is going through a bit of an identity crisis with the rebadged Renault Clio being released in the European market, but having a rebadge is nothing new in the auto industry. Heck, the Dodge Colt was a Mitsubishi Motors Mirage in disguise. On the other side of the spectrum, there are some good things going on for Mitsubishi, specifically with its Ralliart group. The same high-performance known for introducing the Evolution nameplate to several models in the automaker’s history, Ralliart is returning as an aftermarkets group. To show what the group can do, Mitsubishi will be releasing special limited edition Ralliart models of several models. Details about the 2023 Mitsubishi Mirage Ralliart Edition have surfaced.

This will be a true limited edition, with a limited run for each Ralliart Edition model. That means each Ralliart Edition will instantly become a collector’s item, and we know how those can skyrocket in value years down the road. With unique body effects, graphics, and rally-inspired features added to Mitsubishi Ralliart Edition models, every model will also come with a White Diamond paint job and a contrasting black roof, as teased during the press release of the 2023 Mitsubishi Motors lineup. According to sources, changes for the Mitsubishi Mirage Ralliart Edition begin with the mechanics.

Engineered for More

Made to meet the needs of a variety of consumers, the Mitsubishi Mirage Ralliart Edition will be more capable of taking on dirt trails or grave paths that could damage a regular vehicle. Bright red mud flaps are now installed behind each wheel, large enough to keep small stones and pebbles from flicking into the undercarriage, leading to damage and rust. While this change opens the model up to another demographic, Mitsubishi has decided to change the baseline 5-speed manual transmission and replace it with continuously variable transmission (CVT), found on most models, to subtract the need to think about what gear to switch in when trekking the trail.

The change to a CVT will definitely affect fuel economy as well, allowing for consumers to really go the distance. Already heralded as the most fuel-efficient gasoline-powered hatchback on the market, the 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage with CVT offered a fuel economy of 36 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. Cost-efficient, the starting MSRP was $14,645 (plus destination fee). There is no word on the pricing for the Ralliart Edition, but we’ll be keeping an eye on things in the coming months.

Rally-Inspired

Ralliart may not be coming up with any Evolution models any time soon, but that doesn’t mean 2023 models can’t look like they’re made for the track. A classic look for Mitsubishi, the White Diamond and black roof are met with black and red graphics. With a Ralliart nameplate in the rear fascia, the mud flaps stand out, and side graphics what look like flames or wings with a gradient of red, grey, and black. The rear fascia also has a more cunning appearance on the Ralliart edition, adding to its edgy tone.

Speaking of edgy, the model is made to look like a rally car with new black wheel arch trims and additional material around the wheel arches. Going for a more cost-effective option, the arch trims are made of fake carbon fiber and the cladding around the arches are plastic, but this just means they’ll be prone to rust. With all the dirt and rubble that can get picked up by the wheels, that’s a huge plus. Want to stay informed on when the 2023 Mitsubishi Mirage Ralliart Edition becomes available? It is a limited run, after all. Follow along with us on Miami Lakes Automall social media for more information. And be sure to look for the 2023 Mitsubishi Mirage at Miami Lakes Automall.

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Highlights for 2023 Mitsubishi Motors Lineup

We’re still in 2022, but automakers are known to start releasing 2023 models, or 2023 model info around this time and way in advance. Mitsubishi Motors is a prime example of this. Only August 2022, and information about the 2023 lineup has been released, highlighting new features and performance options after the revival of Ralliart. Check out what’s new for the 2023 Mitsubishi lineup.

2023 Outlander

After being released as a new generation model in 2022, the 2023 Outlander achieved the best four consecutive retail sales quarters since its initial release 20 years ago. Winning awards and changing the way consumers look at Mitsubishi models, the model will be expanding with a 40th Anniversary special edition later this year, plus a new Ralliart edition in early 2023. Also in 2023, the popular Black Edition will be made available on both the SE and SEL trim. For the first-time ever, Mitsubishi Motors will offer a black-roof factory option. Lastly, rear-door pull-up sunshades are now standard on the SEL trim, previously only available with the Touring package, and SE models also come with electric folding mirrors for MY23.

2023 Outlander Sport

Following a pattern, most Mitsubishi models, mainly the SUVs and Crossover(s), were released as a new generation model. The Outlander Sport has been one of Mitsubishi Motors best-selling models for many years, and this year calls for more adventure. Equipped standard with Mitsubishi’s All-Wheel Control (AWC), the Outlander Sport can handle various types of terrain and offer all-wheel drive. Like the Outlander, a Ralliart limited-edition will be released in 2023.

2023 Outlander PHEV

The Outlander PHEV has been a success overseas for over a decade, and came to America several years ago. Proving the high-performance and electric motors go together, the Outlander PHEV comes with Mitsubishi Super All-Wheel Control. Released as a next generation model, a new generation of Mitsubishi Motors’ twin-motor 4WD PHEV system will be powering this plug-in hybrid SUV with more powerful front and rear motors and a larger drive battery. With seven driver-selectable drive modes, consumers can find a style that matches their preference(s). Standard is Mitsubishi Connect with a two-year trial, the new Mitsubishi infotainment found in Outlander and Outlander PHEV models starting MY2023. This comes with the convenient option of remote start for cooling down or heating up the vehicle before entering.

2023 Eclipse Cross

With a mid-model refresh, the 2023 Eclipse Cross gets a revised interior, updated infotainment system, and rides on an all-new 18-inch wheel design. 2023 adds head- and fog-lights as standard equipment across the lineup for every model. Other standard equipment added includes Mitsubishi Motors’ signature S-AWC all-wheel drive system. Like other trims, a Ralliart-branded special edition will be made available in early 2023.

2023 Mirage and Mirage G4

Sadly, Mitsuishi Motors doesn’t seem to be releasing new generation models of the Mirage or Mirage G4 for MY23. Known as America’s most fuel-efficient non-hybrid, gasoline-fueled vehicle, the Mirage continues to be reliable for miles and years to come. This is thanks to Mitsubishi Motors warranty package, one of the industry’s best. All Mitsubishi vehicles are 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. In 2023, the hatchback will get its own Ralliart edition added to the lineup.

Ralliart

After Ralliart was revived, there was a lot of talk about a possible EVO nameplate returning, but so far, that’s not happening. Instead, Ralliart was brought back as an aftermarket name for unique body effects, graphics and other rally-inspired touches consumers can purchase and add to their Mitsubishi vehicles. All Ralliart models above will be available in White Diamond paint with a black roof, and only a limited number of units will be produced. Looking for the newest Mitsubishi models on the market. Find a new Mitsubishi at Miami Lakes Automall any day.

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Speedline Industries Gives the Mitsubishi Xpander Racing Style Overseas

We love Mitsubishi rally cars. Back in the old days when Mitsubishi Motors first came to America, they were known for sports cars and racing. These days, consumers won’t find many high performance vehicles from the Japanese automaker, but if lucky, they can find an old Mitsubishi Eclipse that could use a little love. Good luck finding the Mitsubishi Starion 4WD, though. That rally car never saw the light of day. Nevertheless, aftermarket accessory shops like Ralliart can still offer consumers a chance to spruce up their Mitsubishi vehicle, and every so often, another custom shop or business will try their hand. Overseas, a multipurpose vehicle (MPV) known as the Mitsubishi Xpander is pretty popular in Malaysia for its AP4 rally car edition. To offer the look of an Evolution car without the power, Speedloine Industries took the Xpander and slapped on a nifty bodykit for some racing style.

MPVs are actually pretty popular for Mitsubishi Motors. We just don’t see them because all of their vans, trucks, and MPVs are reserved for overseas. The Xpander itself is only sold in Southeast Asia, along with several Latin American, African and Middle Eastern markets, and will most likely stay that way. Still, that won’t stop Speedline Industries from sprucing it up a bit. As mentioned, this is all about appearances without for enthusiasts who like the look of a rally car but don’t want to get behind the wheel of all that power. Understandable, but even the Xpander AP4 only generates 350 horsepower, powered by a modified turbocharged 1.6-liter engine. The original 2017 model getting the Evo treatment only generates 103 horsepower, powered by a naturally aspirated 1.5-liter unit engine.

So, onto the new looks. Up front, the Xpander definitely gets some rally-inspired changes with a roof-mounted scoop, extended side sills, and wider fender flares. The grille also changes with a new front splitter, and the lower headlights get new bezels outlining the lamps. In the rear, a wing and diffuser have been added – what kind of sports car doesn’t come with a spoiler, anyways? For better handling, the suspension has been lowered to keep the Xpander close to the ground while it rides around on 10-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels fitted with performance tires. In the end, the bodykit also adds some upscale looks with a glossy-black treatment to finish it off. Well, not quite – the true finishing touches are the red, gray, and black graphics on a white body, reminding us of Mitsubishi’s rich motorsport heritage.

It turns out that this bodykit is just the beginning. Speedline Industries claims that the bodykit also offers new grille, bumper extensions, extra LEDs, and faux exhaust pipes. Consumers may have a hard time finding this bodykit, even if ordering overseas, so it’s a good thing Ralliart made a comeback, the high-performance branch of Mitsubishi Motors, selling parts aftermarket for consumers looking to modify their own Mitsubishi model. The Xpander may not be available, but there are plenty of options for Mitsubishi. Stop by Miami Lakes Automall and find your new Mitsubishi today.

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