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Mitsubishi Infotainment System Gets Some Upgrades

Thursday, June 18th, 2020


When it comes to infotainment systems, no vehicle today is complete without them. Able to help the driver navigate, and usually set up with a sweet sound system, most infotainment systems come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to allow consumers to play music from their phones while keeping them off of their phone. Some infotainment systems are even mirroring smartphones, basically projecting the home screen onto the infotainment touchscreen once plugged in. It didn’t take long for the auto industry to adopt this technology, but Mitsubishi Motors is one automaker that dragged its feet until it saddled up with the Renault-Nissan Alliance and started getting access to all sorts of car tech.

What’s in an Infotainment System?

Good question. It usually comes with a touchscreen, a sound system, and depending on what’s offered, some navigation features. Yeah, Mitsubishi Motors offered all of that on its SUVs for several years, but each of those was a standalone part. Before Mitsubishi got an infotainment system, vehicles like the Mitsubishi Outlander came with an available 9-speaker Rockford Fosgate premium sound system, outfitted with a 10-inch dual-voice coil subwoofer, Digital Signal Processing, DTS Neural Surround™, PremiDIA-WIDE Surround, and Dolby® Volume. To handle voice-commands and voice-calling, a FUSE hands-free link system with Bluetooth did the heavy lifting, and a 7-inch touchscreen display with available 3D-mapping navigation picked up the rest of the slack. Not bad for throwing something together.


What’s Unique About the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV?

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
Miami Lakes Automall 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Unique

Miami Lakes Automall 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Unique

Now that the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been added to the North American lineup and is already on its way to dealership showrooms, it’s time to talk a little more about what makes this plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) so darn special! What makes it “unique” aside from the fact that it’s a plug-in hybrid? What makes it tick? Is there anything new? Well, let’s take a look at a couple of the features that make the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV “unique”.


Let’s get the most obvious bit out of the way. The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is powered by a plug-in hybrid setup. What this means is, like any other hybrid or PHEV model, the Outlander PHEV is powered by both, an internal combustion engine powered by gasoline and an electric motor powered by a battery. But unlike hybrid vehicles, PHEVs have a battery and electric motor that are powerful enough to run the vehicle itself without the internal combustion engine. The current setup in the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a 2.0-liter MIVEC DOHC 4-cylinder engine that can generate 117 horsepower and 137 lb-ft of torque and two electric motors.

That would be the first unique difference about the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Most plug-in hybrids split the power between the internal combustion engine and one electric motor. The Outlander PHEV has two electric motors. Both can generate 60 kW of power; the front motor can generate 101 lb-ft of torque (represented as 137 Newton Meters (Nm) on the Mitsubishi website due to European metrics), and the rear motor can generate 143 lb-ft of torque (195 Nm). The battery that powers these motors is a 12.0 kWh lithium-ion battery – definitely larger than one would find in a normal hybrid vehicle.


Mitsubishi Outlander GT-S AWC Highlights

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
Miami Lakes Automall Mitsubishi Outlander GT

Miami Lakes Mitsubishi Outlander GT S-AWCWith 2016 coming to an end, 2017 models are hitting showrooms. This means savings and sales on 2016 models to make some room. When it comes to the SUV market, these sporty vehicles aren’t going anywhere, but before the 2016 models disappear, it would be good to jump on an already good deal. The Mitsubishi Outlander GT S-AWC is one of the most well-equipped and affordable 2016 SUV models available.


Powered by a 3.0-liter MIVEC SOHC 24-valve V6, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander GT S-AWC has Mitsubishi’s personal MIVEC or “Variable Valve Timing” system. This is a process that basically improves the vehicle’s performance while optimizing its fuel economy. With a six-speed automatic transmission switching the gears, the Outlander GT produces 224-horsepower and 215 lb-ft of torque, and gets 20 MPG in the city, 27 MPG on the highway.

The abbreviation, S-AWC stands for “Super All-Wheel Control,” a system developed for the discontinued Lancer EVO. This would entail that the Outlander can switch between two-wheel drive (2WD) and four-wheel drive (4WD).