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Mitsubishi GT-PHEV Concept Debuts in Paris

Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept

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.

Trailblazing 2016 i-MiEV Technology Arrives in March

2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

 

2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

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.

Mitsubishi GC-PHEV Concept: Introducing the Future of SUVs

Mitsubishi GC-PHEV Concept

 

Mitsubishi GC-PHEV Concept

The Mitsubishi GC-PHEV Concept revealed earlier this week. This could be the future of the SUV.

It’s hard to believe the new Mitsubishi GC-PHEV Concept isn’t from a Sci-Fi movie. With futuristic styling, a hybrid-electric drivetrain, and an array of crossover technology, the new GC-PHEV could just be the future of SUVs.

According to Car and Driver, the acronym stands for Grand Cruiser Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle – say that five times fast. The Mitsubishi GC-PHEV Concept features a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 and 94 hp electric motor. Combined it has more than 400 hp, capable of leaving most gas-powered crossovers in its dust.

“As Mitsubishi brings to North America the GC-PHEV, a hybrid-electric crossover designed, apparently, by the Rebel Alliance…this spacey vehicle is expected to herald the styling of future SUVs,” said Car and Driver editor, Aaron Robinson.

Aside from its space-ship like design, the GC also comes with a Super All-Wheel Control system (think souped-up AWD) and an energy recovery system. In theory, the new model could power the average house for 13 days – that’s just how advanced the electric system is. With all of this and more, the whole family at Randall Mitsubishi can’t wait to see the GC go into production.

New Mitsubishi EV Makes Green Technology Affordable Finally

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.

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.

Mitsubishi Donates EVs to the Laos Government

Mitsubishi donated two i-MIEV models to the Laos government.

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!