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Mitsubishi Reveals Outlander Plug-In Concept


Mitsubishi Motors will unveil a concept version of its popular Outlander Plug-In Hybrid at the upcoming Paris Motor Show in October. The SUV sells briskly in markets where it is available, and it set to come to the U.S. in late 2015. Mitsubishi released a pair of artist sketches of the concept this week, a [...]

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Aces Safety Tests


Mitsubishi officials have announced that the company’s newest plug-in hybrid, the Outlander PHEV, achieved top ratings from Japanese as well as European safety agencies. Both JNCAP and Euro NCAP gave the Outlander PHEV a five-star rank, the sleek new model having aced battery safety, electric shock and other tests that are part of the strict [...]

EV, Hybrid Cash-Back Offers Tops in Industry

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As carmakers pull out all the stops to boost the final month of first quarter sales, cash-back offers on hybrids and electric cars are among the best in the industry. Indeed, three of the top five biggest cash-back deals are on electric cars, and a luxury hybrid ranks in the top ten. Mitsubishi’s 2012 i-MiEV [...]

‘World Green Car’ Finalists Are…


No one will know who the winner is until that fact is revealed at the New York International Auto Show on April 17, but the finalists for World Green Car 2014 were announced this week. The five vehicles are: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (plug-in hybrid-electric vehicle) Honda Accord Hybrid BMW i3 Volkswagen XL1 Audi A3 Sportback [...]

Mitsubishi’s Shocking Announcement for i-MiEV


Mitsubishi has cut the price of its all-electric i-MiEV by 20 percent, or $6,130. After that reduction, and before federal and state rebates, the new price is $23,845. With the price cut comes a host of new features, including aluminum wheels, a quick-charge port, and front heated seats. Because it is a 100 percent electric [...]

Mitsubishi’s Green Lineup for Tokyo Show


Mitsubishi Motors will show three green-themed vehicles at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show later this month. The GC-PHEV is a large, plug-in hybrid concept. The 3.0-liter SUV will feature a supercharged V6 transmission as well as a supplementary electric drive system. Also on tap for Tokyo is another, smaller Mitsubishi plug-in, called XR-PHEV, plus the [...]

Mitsubishi Mirage a 40 MPG Non-Hybrid!


Mitsubishi Motors announced mpg numbers for its new Mirage automobile, and the figures rival any hybrid on the world market. Notching a 40 mpg fuel efficiency rating, the new gasoline-powered entry from the Japanese carmaker shows 37/44 mpg based on manufacturers’ testing. Also in line for release is the plug-in Evo, which is said to [...]

Mitsubishi to Show Green Concepts in Geneva


Mitsubishi will show off two of its newest concept cars at the upcoming Geneva Auto Show in March. The Japanese automaker will bring out a diesel hybrid SUV called GR-HEV, as well as an all-electric concept dubbed CA-MiEV, which can travel 186 miles between charges. Lacking specific powertrain data and marketing schedules, the vehicles appear [...]

Chevy Volt vs. Mitsubishi i-MiEV Lease


Lease rates for Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV electric car are beginning to decrease, in one case to about $170 per month from an Illinois dealer. Within just a few weeks of Nissan announcing a price reduction for its Leaf EV, the lower rates on electric car lease rates have many consumers wondering whether to buy or lease [...]

Mitsubishi Clean Diesel Truck for Japan


Japan’s Mitsubishi Motors will begin offering a clean diesel version of the Delica D:5 minivan on Jan. 11. Hoping to sell more than 8,000 of the powerful Delicas, Mitsubishi will also unveil its Outlander plug-in SUV a scant two weeks after the diesel minivan lands in showrooms. It is a busy month for the company, [...]

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In: Update


Mitsubishi Motors is looking toward a late January launch of its Outlander plug-in hybrid, a four-wheel-drive SUV. With no real competition in the segment from other hybrids, Mitsubishi spokespersons refer to the new model as a game-changer of sorts, being the only crossover that offers the convenience of an EV and the range of a [...]

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid for 2014

Mitsubishi will finally reveal its Outlander plug-in hybrid this month at the Paris Auto Show, which runs from Sept. 27 through Oct. 14. Officially called the Outlander PHEV, Mitsubishi’s literature on the new model boasts that it is the first plug-in hybrid SUV on earth that has, “the cruising range of a conventional internal combustion [...]

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