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Australia’s First Ever Plug in Hybrid SUV- The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Outlander PHEV is here – delivering economy, comfort and performance. With super low emissions, remarkable fuel efficiency and genuine on and off-road performance, the Outlander PHEV is a drive like no other. Powered by an electric motor and a traditional combustion engine, this hybrid offers the convenience of an electric vehicle; without compromising the range of an SUV.
The internal combustion engine (1) provides power and range and the electric motors (2), efficiency. Separately mounted at the front and rear axles, they deliver responsive 4WD performance, while the Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) ensures excellent stability and handling.
Providing power in most driving conditions, the drive battery (3) is located under the floor to maximize interior space and lower the centre of gravity for improved safety and handling. Simply charged at any 15 amp power point, the battery can also be recharged while you drive. The regenerative braking system (4) uses braking energy created by the vehicle to recharge the battery, allowing longer drives on less fuel.

Smartphone remote control
Control and comfort are at your fingertips with PHEV smartphone capabilities. For that touch of comfort, you can pre-heat and pre-cool your PHEV at any time using the app. Leave the air-con running in the baking hot car park and return to a perfectly chilled interior. The cooling function is driven straight off the battery with no emissions or noise. You can also remotely control the charging timer, schedule charge during off peak periods and monitor the remaining charge time with the smartphone app.


Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Enquire now to [email protected] or (07) 3377 3700.

Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited posts record sales in April

May 17, 2011 / Mitsubishi News

Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) posted an all-time April sales record with 5,281 imported vehicles sold, resulting in a 7.1 percent market share last month.

Trition was the standout performer, posting a sales record for April with 1,840 units across 4×4 and 4×2 models. The Triton 4×4 product line proved popular with 1,245 units, an exceptional growth of 80 percent from April 2010, 14 times greater than the segment growth of 5.7 percent.

Challenger recorded outstanding growth despite a 19.5 percent downturn in the medium SUV segment, posting a 59 percent improvement over April 2010.

Lancer recorded a solid month with 1,468 units while the ASX continues to grow with 477 units.

MMAL continued the all-time records with year-to-date figures of 20,592 for imported vehicle sales in the January to April period, a notable six percent increase on 2010. This increase was in contrast to the total market volume which fell 3.2 percent for the same period.

Vice president of sales, Anthony Casey said he was pleased with the positive sales results for April 2011.

“Mitsubishi ended April with solid sales across the board. Our sales are continuing to build on a consistent basis, proving that our product range meets customer’s needs,” said Casey.

Mitsubishi Motors Lineup at the 2011 Geneva International Motor Show

Tokyo, January 18, 2011 – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will unveil the Mitsubishi Concept Global Small (show model) at a global premiere during the 81stGeneva International Motor Show. The Concept Global Small is a concept car based on the ideas “compact”, “affordability”, and “high fuel efficiency.”

MMC will display a total of 12 vehicles (six during press days), including vehicles already on sale in Europe, at the Geneva International Motor Show, March 1st to March 13th at the Geneva Palexpo exhibition and conference complex (opening to the general public on March 3rd). The vehicles on display will be in addition to the 100 per cent electric i-MiEV, of which approximately 2,500units*1 have been shipped to Europe in the three months since start of production and shipment in October 2010.

*1: This number includes Peugeot iOn and Citroën C-ZERO.

The Mitsubishi Concept Global Small is the concept model of the compact passenger vehicle that is planned for production from March 2012 at MMC’s new, third factory in Thailand.

The Mitsubishi Concept Global Smallfeatures qualities inherent in a compact car such as good maneuverability and easy operation. This is accomplished in a highly efficient package that can comfortably seat five adults. In addition, the MitsubishiConcept Global Smallachieves top-of-class fuel efficiency, with CO2emissions in the mid-90g/km range due to:

  • Usage of an idling stop mechanism
  • A 1.0 – 1.2L class compact engine equipped with a regenerative braking system
  • Weight trimming to the most complex parts
  • Reduced running resistance in the engine, new-generation CVT, brakes, and tyres
  • A body shape that greatly reduces aerodynamic resistance

Display Vehicle List

Model Name No. of Vehicles Notes
Press

Days

Public

Days

MITSUBISHI Concept Global Small 1 1 Concept car, show model
i-MiEV 3 3 European-spec model
ASX 2 2 European-spec model,RVR in Japan, Outlander Sport in the United States
Outlander 1
Pajero 1 Monteroor Shogun in some markets
L200 1 Built in Thailand
Lancer Sportback 1 Galant Fortis Sportbackin Japan
Lancer Evolution 1 Lancer Evolution Xin Japan
Colt 1 Built in Europe
Total 6 12

The i-MiEV Goes On Sale in 15 European Countries

Tokyo, January 14, 2011 –Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced today that sale of the European-spec i-MiEV new-generation electric vehicle is to commence in 15European countries*1.

As a reminder, MMC began production of the i-MiEVs for Europe from October of last year. Three months after starting shipment, about 2,500 units*2 were shipped.

Currently, the i-MiEV is attracting high attention in Mitsubishi Motors Europe’sterritory. In addition to the first 15 countries the car is to be sold in, there have been requests to introduce the i-MiEV from Finland, Serbia, Turkey, and Slovenia. In response to these requests, MMC plans to ship units to these countries in the near future, making the European countries the i-MiEV will be sold in to 19. Later on, the i-MiEV shall be sequentially introduced further within Mitsubishi Motors Europe’s territory.

*1: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

*2: This number includes Peugeot iOn and Citroën C-ZERO.

Wallaby Will Genia reviews the all new Mitsubishi Triton GLX-R

June 1, 2010 / New Mitsubishi Brisbane

With skill’s and toughness to boot who better to review 4WD of the year the Mitsubishi Triton then Brisbane based Wallaby Will Genia.

At only 22 Will Genia has helped drive the Queensland Red’s to their best performance in 7 years and cement himself in the Wallabies as a superstar. Don’t take these words from me, often hailed as Australia’s greatest halfback George Gregan has passed on some compliments that should have Brisbane and Australian Rugby fans excited.

‘He’s got a lot more skills than me,’ Gregan said of Genia. ‘He’s bigger, stronger and he can kick a lot further. I’m a dinosaur compared to him. He’s got a good head on his shoulders. I like the way he plays. He has time and space to do things, which is a sign of a real quality player.’

With these abilities in mind I couldn’t wait to hear what Will had to say about the all new Mitsubishi Triton GLX-R 2010.

After a tough game out on the footy field comfort is important, no doubt bruised and battered Will found the Triton “was very spacious and had a comforatable interior, it was also very free and easy to drive”

As the 4wd of the year Mitsubishi have obviously designed something quite special for the 4WD enthusiasts in mind, however as Will said it was “simple and luxurious at the same time both on inside and outside whilst also being sporty stylish 4 wheel drive that drives better and looks better than any other 4wd”

So take it from Brisbane Wallaby Will Genia, “the Mitsubishi Triton drives better and looks better then any other 4wd”

More information on the new Mitsubishi Triton

Mitsubishi Outlander 2010 Review

May 27, 2010 / Used car reviews

Driving in and around Brisbane,  is where we regularly drive the V6-powered Outlander, and it’s little brother the fuel efficient 4 cylinder.  We’re in the entry-level machine, the five-speed manual LS, which dwells in the bottom half of the $30,000 compact SUV range.

Mitsubishi Outlander

Appearance

There’s no missing this new or used vehicle from the front, as it bears the aggressive snout of the Lancer.  It works better on the little passenger car from some angles, however the overall Outlander look is unique and certainly leaves other SUV’s in the dust in terms of design.

The interior hasn’t changed a heap, Mitsubishi folk say there are new materials and new instruments, but there’s no wholesale changes in this Outlander. That’s probably for a reason as I believe they’ve got the design right, a comfortable mix of contemporary Mitsubishi design that doesn’t hurt the eyes

The cabin trim is better, although the cloth trim is a different material to the norm – it’s not an unpleasant place to be, with reasonable amount of storage.

Driving

The Outlander 4 cylinder engine is fuel efficient and has the power required, however its not in need of a leash and a kennel either – there’s some level of flexibility in its lower-end and stirred along with the serviceable five-speed manual the LS can hustle along sealed roads with confidence. If you’re looking for more power, the 6 cylinder is the way to go.

Having not driven the Mitsubishi’s CVT before I was pleasantly surprised after getting used to it how responsive and smooth it can be as the Outlander engine keeps humming at it’s optimum output level.  It’s quiet and the ride quality is pretty good, with decent cabin space and a solid feel to the body.

The Outlander LS is competitive in it’s features putting it at the pointy end of the SUV market,

with a standard features list that includes

  • manual air-conditioning
  • remote central locking
  • power windows
  • Hill Start Assist
  • New instrumentation
  • RCA input for MP3’s
  • Side and passenger airbafs
  • The option of 7 seats

It’s list price doesn’t make it the cheapest in the segment (for good reason)  and the Mitsubishi Outlander squeaks into the top 5 for sales.

Mitsubishi Outlander LS


Price:
from $33,240.
Engine: 2.4-litre MIVEC DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder.
Transmission: five-speed manual or optional CVT automatic, on-demand all-wheel drive.
Power: 125kW @ 6000rpm.
Torque:
226Nm @ 4100rpm.
Fuel consumption: 9.5 litres/100km, tank 60 litres.
Emissions: 227g/km.
Suspension: MacPherson strut coil spring with stabiliser bar (front); Multi-link coil spring with stabiliser bar (rear).
four wheel discs, front ventilated.
Dimensions: length 4665mm, width 1800mm, height 1720mm, wheelbase 2670mm, track fr/rr 1540mm, cargo volume 589/1691litres, weight 1545kg.
Wheels: 16in alloys.

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Mitsubishi’s electric car the i-MiEV to go on sale in Hong Kong

May 24, 2010 / Mitsubishi News

Universal Cars Ltd. (UCL), Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC)’s importer and distributor for Hong Kong, announced today it will begin sales of the i-MiEV the new-generation electric vehicle to individuals.

Mitsubishi I-miev

Mass-production i-MiEVs have already been delivered to the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (HKSAR) and some companies; however this announcement marks the first time sales to individuals will be commenced in Hong Kong, and also marks the first time that the i-MiEV will be sold to individuals outside of Japan. UCL will begin sales of the i-MiEV to individuals from May 21 at a price of HK$395,000, with a target to sell 50 units by the end of this year. MMC and UCL signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the HKSAR government regarding cooperation on the popularization of electric vehicles (EV) on February 26, 2009. From May of 2009, the HKSAR government conducted practicality tests with a pre-production test model i-MiEV as well as worked together with electric power companies regarding EV charging infrastructure. UCL has delivered about 30 i-MiEVs to the HKSAR government and other corporations since December 2009. In Japan, MMC first sold the i-MiEV mainly to corporations and municipalities in fiscal year 2009, with sales of about 1,400 units. In April of 2010, MMC expanded its sales to include sales to individuals. In addition to high environmental performance and handling inherent to a car with a compact body, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV has been lauded for its motive power, stability, quietness and its comfortable ride.  MMC has been conducting fleet testing in countries and other areas all over the globe, and plans to launch left-hand drive i-MiEVs in Europe from the end of this year.

Mitsubishi confirms ASX crossover vehicle for Australia

May 20, 2010 / New Mitsubishi Brisbane
We’re very excited here at Mitsubishi Brisbane Toowong becuase Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited has confirmed its new sub-compact all-wheel drive vehicle will be known as the ASX when it arrives in Australia in August.
According to MMAL’s president and CEO, Masahiko Takahashi, the ASX nameplate is based on the
concept of an “Active Smart Crossover.”
“The ASX is primarily a city car – very stylish and manoeuvrable around town – and the adoption of the
European brand name reflects this.
“But ASX is more than just a pretty face. It also has the added benefit of being very smart, especially
in terms of the technology that drives its engineering, design and all-wheel drive ability,” Takahashi
said.
The ASX is closely based on the Concept-cX show car, first unveiled at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor
Show. The vehicle is available in Europe and Japan with a variety of power plants, and the choice of
either two or four-wheel drive configurations.
While MMAL has not yet revealed full specifications for the ASX range, the company has confirmed
that the Australian line-up will include both diesel and a petrol engines and will be available for sale in
Australia in August.

Mitsubishi confirms ASX crossover vehicle for Australia Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited has confirmed its new sub-compact all-wheel drive vehicle will be known as the ASX when it arrives in Australia in August.According to MMAL’s president and CEO, Masahiko Takahashi, the ASX nameplate is based on theconcept of an “Active Smart Crossover.”“

The ASX is primarily a city car – very stylish and manoeuvrable around town – and the adoption of the European brand name reflects this.“But ASX is more than just a pretty face. It also has the added benefit of being very smart, especiallyin terms of the technology that drives its engineering, design and all-wheel drive ability,” Takahashi said.The ASX is closely based on the Concept-cX show car, first unveiled at the 2007 Frankfurt MotorShow. The vehicle is available in Europe and Japan with a variety of power plants, and the choice ofeither two or four-wheel drive configurations.

While MMAL has not yet revealed full specifications for the ASX range, the company has confirmedthat the Australian line-up will include both diesel and a petrol engines and will be available for sale in Australia in August.

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