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Mitsubishi to Make PHEV Versions of Next ASX and Pajero / Shogun


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The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a definitely a solid proposition in the hybrid sector of the European market, so much so that the manufacturer reportedly wants two more similar models.

According to an AutoNews report, these will be based on next-gen versions of the ASX model (known as the Outlander Sport in the States) and Pajero/Shogun.

Mitsubishi's New Outlander PHEV Concept-S Looking Good in Paris


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There's still hope for Mitsubishi and its Outlander SUV as the Japanese carmaker tugged the covers off a new PHEV Concept-S model with much improved looks.

Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV Concept S Is How the Outlander Should Have Looked in the First Place


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Following the teaser rendering shown earlier this month, Mitsubishi has released the first official photos of its Paris Auto Show study, the Outlander PHEV Concept S.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Gets a Mostly Positive Review


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Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) can run on electric power alone for up to 32.5 miles (52.3 kilometers) and can do that at speeds up to 70 mph (113 km/h).

Mitsubishi Teases Sporty Outlander PHEV Concept-S Ahead of Paris Debut


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Mitsubishi has released two new design sketches featuring the Outlander PHEV Concept-S, a new study which will be revealed at the Paris Auto Show next month.

Spied: Mitsubishi Outlander Goes Under the Knife for it First Facelift


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Mitsubishi is brewing a nip-and-tuck for the Outlander, which will likely coincide with the delayed U.S. launch of the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version in late 2015 or early 2016.

Mitsubishi Releases UK Pricing for New Outlander Plug-in Hybrid, Matches Diesel Model OTRs


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Just ahead of its UK launch in showrooms this May, Mitsubishi has placed a price tag on the new Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) that starts from £28,249 for the base GX3h trim, including a £5,000 government subsidy.

Meet the Cars With a Five-Star Rating in EuroNCAP's Latest Tests [w/Videos]


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We’ve seen the cars that achieved a four-star rating, now it’s time to meet the best performers of EuroNCAP’s latest crash-test session. Six cars were awarded the maximum five-star rating: Ford Tourneo Connect, Infiniti Q50, Maserati Ghibli, Mazda3, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Peugeot 308.

Minor Improvements and a $300 Price Hike for 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport


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About a year after the local launch of the revised and more importantly, now made in the USA, Outlander Sport, Mitsubishi has released pricing and details on the 2014MY version of its compact crossover.

For the new model year, Mitsubishi has made some changes to the Outlander Sport that comes with a $300 increase in price for all four available versions, which now range from $19,470 for the front-wheel drive ES with a 5-speed manual to $23,995 for the AWD SE with a CTV and paddle shifters. The FWD SE model has been discarded.

New Mitsubishi Outlander and Lancer EVO X Assume Safety Car Role at Pikes Peak Hill Climb


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Mitsubishi is showing that it still has a few drops of racing fuel in its tank –or so to speak, as it will supply the official safety vehicles, in addition to participating in this year’s 91st running of the famed Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), which will be held on June 30.

After Solving Battery Issue, Mitsubishi Will Double Outlander PHEV Production


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Mitsubishi had abruptly stopped production of the Outlander plug-in hybrid (PHEV), as the battery packs they were using to power the green SUV had some serious safety concerns associated with them. Now that the problem has been sorted out, Green Car Reports is saying that the Japanese automaker is to double production from September of this year.

Mitsubishi Discovers Cause of Melted Batteries on Outlander PHEV, Issues Recall


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You may remember a story from the end of March regarding several electrified Mitsubishi models that had serious problems with their batteries on an Outlander PHEV and an i-MiEV.

Now, the Japanese automaker has come up with an answer as to why the issue occurred. They are blaming microscopic contaminants that somehow managed got through the materials screening process.

Consumer Reports Not Really Thrilled About New Mitsubishi Outlander


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The Mitsubishi Outlander has never been the kind of car one buys because of burning desire, but it was always competent and one of the better vehicles to drive in its class. Now, the all-new model, which is radically different from its predecessor, takes center stage, as Mitsubishi tries to keep itself relevant in the current context of the automotive industry, both in the US and the rest of the world.

The new 2014 Outlander needs to be very good, but if we are to listen to Consumer Reports (CR), which recently took it for a drive, things aren't looking up.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and i-MiEV's Li-Ion Battery Fires Linked to Grounded Boeing 787s


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Mitsubishi said on Wednesday that a an Outlander plug-in hybrid's batteries melted at a dealership before it was delivered to a customer, while a i-MiEV's batteries caught fire at its Mizushima Plant in Okayama prefecture in Japan during testing. In both cases, the battery pack is made by GS Yuasa Corporation, in Japan.

Now, what makes this story interesting is that, according to reports, GS Yuasa Corp. is the same company that supplies batteries for the latest Boeing 787 Dreamliner, all of which have been grounded since January after battery fires.

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Starts from $22,995 in the U.S.


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Mitsubishi announced U.S. pricing of its brand-new 2014 Outlander seven-seat crossover and previewed the Outlander PHEV hybrid, which is scheduled to go on sale next year.

Mitsubishi Mulling New Mid-Size Sedan and Larger Crossover for the States


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It's been about two years since Mitsubishi took the decision to gradually phase out most of its U.S.-made models by killing the Endeavor crossover, Galant mid-size sedan, Eclipse coupe and Spyder convertible, and the results are what you would expect them to be: the automaker's U.S. sales plunged 27 percent to 57,790 cars last year.

The last time Mitsubishi reached the 100,000 sales mark in the United States was in 2008, when it had 491 franchises, which have now dropped to a little over 380 dealerships.

Mitsubishi Thinks it Can Fix U.S. Sales with New Outlander SUV and Mirage Hatch


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With the U.S. car market growing 15 percent in November and 14 percent from the beginning of the year, you would expect a mainstream company like Mitsubishi to show at least some gains, but that's not the case.

In fact, the Japanese automaker posted sales of just 3,754 cars in November, down 4 percent from the same month last year, while from January through November, Mitsubishi's has seen its sales shrink by 28 percent to 53,677 cars.

To put it in perspective, Mitsubishi's yearly sales from all five models that remain in its range in the States (Lancer, Galant, Outlander, Outlander Sport and i-MiEV) are roughly a fourth of the Prius sales (216,619 units) and about the same as the number of ES sedans sold by Lexus (48,171) in the country.

Euro NCAP Find that Dacia Lodgy Dissapoints while 14 Other New Cars Score Five Stars


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The safety gurus at the European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP), an independent organization that assesses and scores vehicle safety, have released a new round of scores for 15 new models, many of which were presented at the recent Paris Motor Show.

With one exception, the new Dacia Lodgy minivan that Euro NCAP said "budgets on safety" as it was rated with a mediocre three stars out of five, all other cars tested were awarded five stars.

Euro NCAP criticized the Renault Group's decision to not offer the electronic stability control (ESC) as standard equipment on the Lodgy, while also noting that the Dacia model scored poorly for pedestrian and child protection.

Mitsubishi Celebrates 30 Years in the U.S. with 2013 Outlander Sport Limited Edition


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All the talk at Mitsubishi's LA Auto Show stand is the new 2014 Outlander, but the Japanese company had another unveiling in store, that of the 2013 Outlander Sport Limited Edition, designed to commemorate the brands arrival to American shores three decades ago.

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sheds 200 Pounds, Gains Hybrid Variant


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The new Mitsubishi Outlander's world tour continues with its North American premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Designed from the ground up to be offered with an advanced hybrid powerplant, the seven-seater 2014 Outlander also underwent an intensive diet losing around 200 pounds (91 kg) compared to the outgoing model.