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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Sales Pave Way for Plug-ins

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
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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 Improves Outlander Sport with Automatic Safety Features

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
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Mitsubishi Motors is quickly becoming a hot automaker to watch as they constantly release new exciting technology, like the autonomous features at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, and the Dendo Drive House at 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. During the Geneva Motor Show, the new plug-in hybrid Engelberg Tourer by Mitsubishi also debuted, the newest vehicle that may soon be added to the lineup. With Mitsubishi Motors needing to make room for new vehicles, the automaker is also making sure that its icon cars are still in the race, such as adding new safety tech to the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

New Safety in the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

That’s right, the sporty sibling of the Mitsubishi Outlander is finally getting its dues with some upgraded tech. Currently, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport comes with an assortment of standard safety features, including an anti-lock braking system (ABS), traction and stability control systems, a total of seven airbags around the cabin (including the driver’s knee airbag and advanced dual-stage STS front airbags), three-point seatbelts and head restraints, a LATCH child seat anchor system, an anti-theft alarm system, and engine immobilizer. Also constructed along the Mitsubishi Motors Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) design, their vehicles are made to protect all passengers in an auto incident.

Some advanced safety features have turned up in recent years, such as forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning, and automatic high beam headlights. Going forward, Mitsubishi Motors has also added Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Lane Change Assist as available advanced safety option to the Outlander Sport lineup. Together, all of these work to give the driver a sense of all directions, even without the available multi-view camera, standard on the GT trim.

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Plenty of Good News for Mitsubishi Motors in First Half of 2018

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

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Mitsubishi has been celebrating success for the last few months. Not only has Mitsubishi released new models in the U.S. market, but their models are earning awards and the company has been enjoying excellent sales in a couple different months since the start of 2018.

Awards

So far in 2018, Mitsubishi Motors has earned awards from Forbes, The Automotive Science Group and the New England Motor Press Association.

While the awards earned from the New England Motor Press Association and The Automotive Science Group are focused on Mitsubishi products, the recognition from Forbes was more personal. Mitsubishi Motors made Forbes’ list of the top 500 best large employers in the U.S. due to Mitsubishi’s high marks in employee culture and growth opportunities.

Mitsubishi Motors earned four different awards from The Automotive Science Group. The group recognized Mitsubishi Motors as Best All-Around Performance Brand and Best Economic Performance Brand, and it named the Mitsubishi Mirage the Best Economic Performance Car and Best 5 All-Around Performance. Those are excellent titles for the company to achieve, and we hope that it’ll convince Mitsubishi to keep the Mitsubishi Mirage around for many more years.

Previous to the awards from The Automotive Science Group, the New England Motor Press Association named the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV the Best Green Winter Vehicle. 2018 was the first year the Outlander PHEV was made available in the U.S.

Sales

In addition to awards, Mitsubishi has also had a successful first half of 2018 due to their impressive sales in January, March, April and May.

  • Mitsubishi Motors reports January 2018 sales up over 30 percent
    • Best January sales since 2007
  • Mitsubishi Motors reports February 2018 sales increased 18.8 percent
    • The Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport had the best sales month ever
  • Mitsubishi Motors reports March 2018 sales up 21.7 percent
    • Best March sales since 2005
  • Mitsubishi Motors reports May 2018 sales up 31.7 in comparison to May 2017
    • Best May sales month in 11 years

It looks like Mitsubishi isn’t going to slow down anytime soon. If you are interested in any of the latest Mitsubishi models, come by Miami Lakes Mitsubishi. We have a huge selection of inventory and we have excellent deals and a great team of people to help you get the car to best suit your needs.

 

Almost Half-Way Through 2018 and Mitsubishi Has Accomplished A Lot

Friday, May 25th, 2018

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At one point, people may have been skeptical about the future of Mitsubishi Motors in the U.S., but that’s not so much the case in 2018. It’s only about half-way through the year and Mitsubishi has accomplished a lot. The company has released a couple new significant models to the U.S. market, its earned a couple awards, and experienced record-breaking sales.

Exciting New Models

Mitsubishi has been boasting about their plans to have a strong SUV and CUV lineup and 2018 was the year the company decided to pull the trigger. For the 2018 model year, Mitsubishi finally brought the anticipated Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to the American market and the company also released the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, which is a new model for all global markets. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV was a great move for the company to bring to the U.S. because it is one of the only few PHEV all-wheel-drive SUVs that’s available in this market and it was one of the best-selling PHEVs in Europe for several years.

Recognition for Being a Great Employer in the U.S.

In 2018, Mitsubishi Motors was named to Forbes’ list of top 500 employers in the U.S. To rank the companies, Forbes partners up with an independent company named Statista, which polls more than 30,000 individuals from large U.S. companies.

“Mitsubishi prides itself on the passionate and dedicated employees who are the driving force behind our brand’s momentum,” said Fred Diaz, president and chief executive officer, MMNA. “Being recognized by Forbes is a great honor and validation to our commitment to provide a working environment that is supportive, diverse and dynamic.”

Awards from Automotive Science Group

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Outlander earned the “Best 5 All-Around Performance” award from the Automotive Science Group. The Automotive Science Group is a data-driven research group that evaluates vehicles on their environmental, economic and social performance.

Record-Breaking Sales

In March 2018, Mitsubishi Motors reported a 21.7 percent increase, which was the biggest increase since March 2005. Vehicles that specially contributed to the excellent sales included the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and Mitsubishi Outlander. The positive sales report reinforced Mitsubishi’s aims of being a top CUV producer.

“Our CUV lineup is as strong as ever. We’re confident in the competitiveness of our products and consumers are starting to realize one of the best kept secrets in the industry,” said Ken Konieczka, vice president, sales operations, MMNA. “As supplies of our all-new Outlander PHEV and Eclipse Cross continue to grow, the sales momentum will only get stronger as we head into spring.”

Want to see just how strong the Mitsubishi lineup is? Come by Miami Lakes Mitsubishi to test drive any of the Mitsubishi models that you are interested in.