Mitsubishi is a brand known for small cars and affordable prices. And more recently, for the popularity and convenience of its sporty, adventurous SUV and crossover options. In the United States, we currently only have the Outlander and its twin the Outlander Sport. But we are excited about the possibility of more options rolling into the lineup in upcoming years.
As mentioned above, the Outlander is a great option for families. It has plenty of space for parents, kids, and everybody’s cargo. The Outlander Sport offers tons of great features and equipment. perfect for off-roading or a family road trip car.
Of course, in other countries like Australia, there are also vehicles like the ASX and Pajero Sport. While the ASX is built for urban living and practicality. It also offers a great, sleek style. Additionally, the Pajero Sport is more rugged, offering some of the best traction and a tough four-wheel drive system for off-road adventurers.
Want to know about Mitsubishi SUVs? First thing to know is that Mitsubishi is dedicated to bringing a new level of chic style. As well as performance capability to the segment in an affordable package for families and solo riders alike. Now check out what Heritage Mitsubishi has to offer.
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Auction
After nearly 15 years of production, Mitsubishi announced earlier this year that Lancer Evolution would be saying goodbye. And how better to sell the final Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution than for charity, perhaps via an online auction?
Mitsubishi did just that, selling the last US Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X Final Edition on eBay, through the auction system. The money raised from the sale will go to both Second Harvest Food Bank and Feeding America.
The eBay Mitsubishi Lancer Evo auction is a fitting way for the model to go out. The very last proceeds of the model going to some of those who need them most. Leave it to Mitsubishi to come up with such a practical, thoughtful way to celebrate a much-loved model and also give back to the community.
And of course, whoever wins the auction is sure to be thrilled. Not only is this specific unit one of the best Lancer Evo editions yet, it is also the very last one. Adding quite a bit to its collectability.
Are you sad to see the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution go? For more information on how you can get a used Lancer Evolution or to check out our selection of other Mitsubishi models, feel free to contact us or simply visit Heritage Mitsubishi.
Mitsubishi was one of the first adopters of turbocharging on commercial vehicles in the 1980s and 1990s. Although the brand hasn’t used turbocharging in a few years, it has decided that now is the time to consider going back to this innovative technology.
According to Automotive News, Mitsubishi turbocharged engines have become rare, largely because turbochargers tend to slow acceleration. However, the brand has developed some innovative solutions and is planning on releasing a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine for a new crossover starting in 2018.
“They know we’re their best chance,” said Ryan Gremore, chairman of Mitsubishi’s dealer council. “You put your resources where you get your best results. Everybody in the industry is going to be going even further in this direction”
Mitsubishi executives also suggested adding a 1.1-liter turbocharged engine on Mirage and G4 subcompact models, giving these cars added power and fuel economy. Turbocharging works by recycling exhaust to add power to the engine. This increases fuel economy and tends to up horsepower. Although typically found on performance models, more and more commercial models are appearing with this technology.
Mitsubishi doesn’t only give us great cars. Mitsubishi’s electric division has the same innovation and quality as its vehicles. Mitsubishi Electric is opening up a new event space in Tokyo that will show off everything they can do.
Based on the theme, “Always something new. With Mitsubishi Electric,” the Mitsubishi Electric: Touch of Advancement (METoA) event space will provide visitors with opportunities to experience these innovative products and services first-hand.
Hands-on events will be on the second and third floors, one of the main attractions being VISION, a multi-display system with 64 large screens. It will be a main feature of events held in collaboration with celebrities, artists, and creators.
The opening even will be open to the public and free of charge. From March 31st to June 28th, the “Flowers for Ginza” event will feature creations from three teams of flower artists and video creators.
The third floor of the event space will feature a 16 foot by 9 foot interactive display system composed of 16 screens that operate interactively when people pass by.
Congrats, Mitsubishi Electric, for showing just how much innovation there is left to do! Keep an eye out for tech innovations in all Mitsubishi vehicles.
Annual Mitsubishi sales were up 22.8% over last year after a strong December performance. The automaker sold 7,887 in the last month of the year and a total of 95,342 vehicles over the course of 2015, marking the 22nd consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases—a streak that promises to go on in light of the continued success of Mitsubishi’s CUV lineup.
As always, the Outlander and Outlander Sport led the charge for Mitsubishi both at Heritage Mitsubishi and across the nation. The Outlander was up 76.6% over December 2014 and 45.8% over the year 2014, while the Outlander was up 21.8% and 19%, respectively, with annual sales nearly reaching a whopping 37,000 units.
That’s not to say the automaker’s other vehicles didn’t do well: the Lancer was up 7.3% for the year and the Mirage up 28.8% on sales of 21,515 units, making it the most successful model in the lineup after the Outlander Sport—a true testament to its exceptional value.
“2015 was a monumental year for Mitsubishi Motors in many ways: we reported sales increases every month over the prior year, our dealer network has strengthened and we successfully launched the new 2016 Outlander. Most importantly, we’re poised to repeat our success in 2016,” said Don Swearingen, executive vice president, MMNA.
As Mitsubishi is one of the most innovative automakers on the market, it should come as no surprise that the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage is so unique. From its highly efficient performance to its impressive standard features, it’s a car that you need to have. Here is everything that you need to know about the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage.
If you’re someone that lives in the city or doesn’t need a huge car, the Mirage is your dream car. With its uniquely small size, the Mirage is one of the most versatile options on the market due to its flexibility. While it’s a small car, it still features 47.0 cubic feet of cargo area so that you can still transport your luggage, gear, or friends.
In addition to its size, the Mirage is one of the most efficient non-hybrid cars on the market. Getting up to 43 MPG on the highway, there’s no question that the Mirage goes easy on driver’s pockets and the environment. Drivers also have the option to select a 5-speed manual transmission to have more control over their driving experience.
For a car that is versatile, flexible, and highly-efficient, look no further than the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage.
Europeans are jumping on the pickup bandwagon, with a number of appealing choices creating some stiff competition. Now, the addition of Mitsubishi’s new L200 is taking the market by storm. The new European Mitsubishi L200 (also known as the Triton in other markets) marks the first new generation since 2005, bringing with it some much needed advancements in design, technology, and capability.
The sleek pickup boasts best-in-class figures on CO2 emissions, weight, fuel economy, and maneuverability – making it a standout in the European market.
The new L200 is powered by one of two versions of a turbocharged 2.4-liter diesel engine. One version puts out 152 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque, while the other cranks out 178 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque. A Super Select 4WD-II system offers four driving modes, including a basic 2WD option, an off-road capable 4WD, and everything in between.
Enhanced rear leg room, a versatile interior, and long list of features have captured the attention of the popular Carbuyer YouTube channel. Check out their review here.
Here at Heritage Mitsubishi, we hope to see an American version head our way in the future. Until then, stop by to check out our exciting lineup of equally capable vehicles.
While there were many atrocities that happened during WWII, Mitsubishi has become the first private Japanese corporation to apologize for what transpired in the past.
Mitsubishi Materials Corporation’s predecessor Mitsubishi Mining Co. used captured American soldiers as slave laborers and forced them to work alongside other POWs from Britain, China, Korea, and the Philippians. The Mitsubishi Mining Co. supplied the materials needed to produce Mitsubishi’s Zero fighter aircraft that was used by Japan’s Navy.
A representative from Mitsubishi offered the apology in a news conference held at the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles on July 19th. This apology comes only weeks before the 70th anniversary of Japan’s surrender that occurred August 15, 1945, which ended the war.
“In keeping with the spirit of our company’s mission statement, today we apologize remorsefully for the tragic events in our past, and expresses our profound determination to work toward a better future,” said Hikaru Kimura, a senior executive officer of Mitsubishi Materials.
Former prisoner of war James Murphy was in attendance for Mitsubishi’s apology to its WWII POWs and said that it touched his heart because of how sincere it felt to him.
The Mitsubishi Montero nameplate is coming back! Well, at least it is in America. The new Montero will hit the North American market sometime in 2017. It will hit the UK market as the Shogun at the same time. Of course, there’s more to be excited about here than just the name, though—the Montero will be a great, affordable option on the crowded SUV landscape.
The Mitsubishi brand conceived the new Montero as a rival to the Land Rover Discovery, in fact. A concept version of the new Montero was previewed both in Tokyo and Chicago. The GC-PHEV concept, however, is both heavier and bulkier than the production version of the Montero will be. The production version will be lighter and stripped-down to provide both greater efficiency and a cheaper starting price to customers.
The new Montero will also be a hybrid plug-in vehicle, giving it extra versatility and capability over many of its competitors. “A lot of rivals are more beautiful or more refined but the Shogun needs to be an authentic off-roader: not fancy, not a school-run car but for people who tow horse boxes or actually go off road,” said Lance Bradley, Mitsubishi’s UK chief. Come see us at Heritage Mitsubishi to learn more about the new Montero today.
Mitsubishi recently announced that it will be producing SUVs exclusively for the foreseeable future. While we’re excited about the great SUVs that will be coming down the pike, there is some natural sadness about seeing nameplates like the Lancer disappear. However, for all you Mitsubishi Evo fans, we’ve got good news: there’s a strong possibility that a Mitsubishi Evo crossover model could become a reality sooner or later.
The Evo SUV would likely be a next-model Outlander Sport, or, as it’s known in Europe, the ASX. Evo, of course, stands for Evolution, and always implies a high level of performance and capability from the vehicle to which it is applied. While it’s certainly a different thing to wrap your head around—especially historically, since “Evo” has only ever been applied to sedans—there’s a lot to be excited about when it comes to an Evo Outlander.
The next-generation Outlander Sport will already be available with either four-wheel drive or two-wheel drive on the plug-in hybrid version of the model. The Evo tag will just push the performance that one step higher. “Ultimately it all comes down to the financial case for it and whether the company has the resources to do it,” said Mitsubishi UK Chief Lance Bradley. Come see us at Heritage Mitsubishi to help us make our own case for this really cool idea.