A Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV shown here at a charging station.
After the success of the Outlander earlier this year, Mitsubishi announced plans to reevaluate their lineup, phasing out some of their less popular nameplates and refocusing their efforts on the crossover and SUV segment. It seems one of the first results of that new strategy will be making an appearance at the Paris Motor Show in the form of the new Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept. This plug-in hybrid SUV offers a more aggressive, stylish look than your typical Mitsubishi nameplate, and its capabilities are strides ahead of most current members of the PHEV segment, too.
According to Mitsubishi representatives, the GT-PHEV will combine a traditional gasoline engine powering the front wheels with an electric motor powering the rear wheels. As a result, the SUV will be able to run up to 75 miles on electricity alone without ever tapping into the fuel tank, about double that of most plug-in hybrids currently in mass-market production. The SUV also features a sleeker, futuristic style, designed with thinner elements and a low-sloped windshield that ends in a sharp rear bumper.
We haven’t been given a peek yet at the interior of the Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept, though that’s sure to change when the vehicle makes it appearance in Paris. We hear whisperings of burgundy leather that matches the SUV’s roof color, plus a spacious horizontal dashboard.
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Mitsubishi has plans to show off an all-electric crossover in Tokyo! Ecofriendly is here to stay with Mitsubishi!
At the Tokyo Motor Show at the end of October, Mitsubishi will show case its new Mitsubishi eX concept, an all-electric compact crossover utility vehicle that Mitsubishi is calling a “next-generation EV system.”
Very little has been revealed about the eX concept so far, but it has been confirmed that it will have an electric powertrain, active safety systems, all-wheel drive, and even an automated driving system. The previews of the eX so far suggest that Mitsubishi will reveal the final version of the eX at the Tokyo Motor Show instead of a pre-production prototype.
Mitsubishi says the Tokyo Motor Show will feature a panel display telling the story of Mitsubishi’s fifty years of research in developing electric vehicles. Ecofriendly is the theme for Mitsubishi this year, as their other displays at the Tokyo Motor Show will revolve around new eco technologies, mini cars, and models powered by engines using clean diesel fuel.
Additionally, a driverless test vehicle will be featured at Smart Mobility City to show off Mitsubishi’s automated driving technology. It’s an exciting time for EV fans!
To learn more about Mitsubishi’s current lineup of vehicles, visit Randall Mitsubishi in San Angelo, TX today!
2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV will have better technology at a more affordable price coming this month
Mitsubishi is bringing a more affordable and better-equipped i-MiEV to America this month.
Available for an MSRP of $23,995 minus a federally sponsored tax credit, this electric Mitsubishi can be driven for $15,495, which is the lowest price of any EV on the market. The I-MiEV represents high value with standard features like heated driver and passenger seats, heated mirrors, and remote keyless entry.
However, the 2016 i-MiEV’s technology is what really makes the super-efficient electric vehicle desirable. It is powered by an electric motor capable of 49 kW (66hp) mated to a single-speed transmission that delivers uniform torque throughout the entire rpm range. For safety, an Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBF), Brake Assist (BA), and stability and traction controls help keep the i-MiEV on the road and driving clear of traffic.
Its 16 kWh lithium-ion batteries are mounted low on the vehicle, providing a total range of 62 clean miles. Charging is fast and easy with its DC rapid charger that can amp up to 80% capacity in just 30 minutes.
Make your next stop Randall Mitsubishi to see the arrival of this affordable EV and check out the whole array of Mitsubishi cars and trucks.
Due to dropping gas prices, short-sighted new car buyers might be turning their attention back to the full-size trucks and SUVs they love so much—and guzzle so much gas—but Mitsubishi is offering a more practical, long-lasting alternative. While we can’t predict what will happen to gas prices— we’d guess they don’t stay this low for long—we can tell you about the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, a new Mitsubishi EV that will keep you from ever paying for gas again.
The 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV surprises: Quirky, Roomy, Incredibly Efficient.
New Mitsubishi EV
Plus, the i-MiEV is actually an affordable green car as well. It starts at just $22,995, which is just the sticker price, and it can actually get much lower than that thanks to tax incentives. That basically means you can get the new Mitsubishi EV for less than the price of a similarly sized small car.
The i-MiEV might look small and quirky, but it’s actually roomier than you might expect inside, in the front and back seats alike. The EV gets 112 MPGe combined, can go almost 70 miles on a single charge, can be recharged quickly, and more—all thanks to the 16-kW battery pack and electric motor. To learn more about this vehicle, come see us at Randall Mitsubishi today.
To learn more about this vehicle, come see us at Randall Mitsubishi today.
Environmentally-friendly, the i-MIEV will do well in Laos.
In anticipation of Laos’s budding economy and future predictions of its progression into the automotive industry, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has donated two vehicles to the Laos government… but the neat thing about these cars is that they are both i-MIEV models, a new type of electric vehicle Mitsubishi hopes to see tested in Laos.
The electric vehicles, or EVs, are built to be environmentally-friendly, and Laos’s large rivers serve as a perfect resource for renewable energy for such vehicles. The advancement of EVs, of course, would help to reduce CO2 emissions and lesson the amount of pollution produced by modern day vehicles in a developing economy.
So Mitsubishi wants to see where this car goes as Laos’s economy grows in the coming years, hoping to see it catch on in the market there. Mitsubishi already had their mark on Laos as a place to expand their sales back in December when they signed a contract with KLM Import-Export Sole Co., LTD., who is now their distributor in Laos, to rebuild their market in the country. There are plans to deliver more EVs and other vehicles in Mitsubishi’s line up in the future to the Laos market.
Of course, there are also a ton of great Mitsubishis still here in the states. Stop by Randall Mitsubishi to check one out today!
Mitsubishi’s electric racecar was no match for the competition at Pikes Peak.
Mitsubishi’s new electric racecar, the MiEV Evolution III got a win at the premiere motorsports race at Pikes Peak. Not only did the electric vehicle win in its class, it set the only record at this year’s Pikes Peak event, with the best performance in the electric modified class.
Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is held annually in Colorado and is the premier event in motorsports. This year, Mitsubishi entered with a newly developed electric racecar and pulled out the win and a new world record.
The new car was developed with Exa Japan’s Exa PowerFLOW. This technology created new aerodynamics for the racecar. Engineers tested PowerFLOW in wind tunnels and simulations and confirmed that this was technology with maximized design parameters.
And all of the research paid off when the the MiEV Evolution III won. It achieved superior downforce in its race to help complete the win.
We here at Randall Mitsubishi are very proud of the new car for pulling out the win, and we’re excited to see where the racing technology will take Mitsubishi cars.