Mitsubishi's future has been unclear for years, especially in the U.S. where its lineup continues to shrink. Now the automaker's fate has gotten even worse, following its latest emissions scandal, which involved cheating on fuel economy tests. But there's hope, since it's being reported that Nissan is in talks with Mitsubishi to buy a 34 percent controlling stake in automaker.
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Mitsubishi recently announced that it's refocusing its limited resources on its SUV lineup, but although we now know how Mitsubishi plans to stay alive in the competitive industry, we will have to wait a few years to see these new models. For now Mitsubishi offers the Outlander Sport and Outlander models. While the larger Outlander just received a through redo with a long list of updates, the smaller Outlander has remain largely unchanged the last few years (note a refreshed Outlander Sport is coming for 2016). While I haven't had a chance to drive the updated Outlander Sport, Mitsubishi did give me a week with the 2015 model. How did it do? Let's just say that I walked away feeling a bit sad about Mitsubishi's small SUV.
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Mitsubishi is still trying to revamp its U.S. lineup and according to CEO Osamu Masuko, Mitsubishi will channel its limited resources into a more compact lineup that will largely consist of crossovers.
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Mitsubishi has unveiled the updated 2016 Outlander Sport and 2017 Mirage at the LA Auto Show. Both models get updated faces and some interior upgrades.
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Mitsubishi has revealed its eX electric compact crossover concept ahead its debut later this month at the Tokyo Motor Show. On the outside, the concept exhibits Mitsubishi's new Dynamic Shield design language and under the skin, it's powered by two electric motors and a lithium-ion battery that give the SUV a 250 mile driving range.
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Mitsubishi is ready to say goodbye to the iconic Lancer Evolution with the limited-production 2015 Lancer Evolution Final Edition. After ten generations - three of which were sold in the U.S., Mitsubishi is sending the Lancer Evolution off with 1,600 numbered Final Edition models.
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The Mitsubishi Lancer is definitely showing its age, but Mitsubishi hopes that a small facelift will help liven it up a bit. The 2016 Lancer gets a refreshed exterior and even more standard features.
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Mitsubishi is giving the 2016 Outlander a long list of improvements, including updated styling that now aligns with the automaker's new design language. In total the 2016 Outlander has received over 100 engineering and design improvements, but the best part is that the new Outlander is now cheaper with a starting price that is $200 lower at $22,995.
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Mitsubishi is trying to regain its footing and its now figured out what its new design language will be. The first model to showcase the brand's new design language is the updated 2016 Outlander. In addition to its updated exterior styling, the 2016 Outlander gets over 100 engineering and design improvements.
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Mitsubishi has released two teaser photos of the updated 2016 Outlander SUV, which is going to debut next month at the New York Auto Show. The two teaser photos reveal updates to the both the front and the rear of the 2016 Outlander, which has received a total 100 engineering and design improvements.
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Mitsubishi has released a teaser photo of the restyled 2016 Outlander, which is going to debut next month at the New York Auto Show. The teaser doesn't reveal a lot, but we can see that the 2016 Outlander will benefit from a new grille and more angular headlights.
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Mitsubishi's i-MiEV electric vehicle is returning for the 2016 model year with some much needed upgrades that will make it a bit more livable. If you were to walk into a Mitsubishi showroom today to buy the i-MiEV you'd notice that it doesn't come with simple tech gadgets like Bluetooth or even a navigation system. Thankfully those will be part of the options list when the 2016 i-MiEV arrives this spring.
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Mitsubishi is giving the small 2015 Outlander Sport more power thanks to the addition of a new 168-hp 2.4L four-cylinder that packs 20 more horsepower than the current 2.0L engine.
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Mitsubishi has released two teaser photos of a new crossover concept that it is going to reveal at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March. Mitsubishi says that the concept is a 'declaration of intent' for its future directions -a powerful embodiment of its next generation 2WD plug-in hybrid electric technology as well as its bold design renaissance.
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Mitsubishi has released this teaser of a model that it is going to reveal at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show next month. It's hard to make out what it is, but it looks like it is some sort of crossover, which has been strategically placed on a sand dune. Either way, Mitsubishi think its debut will be exciting, since it is labeling the event as the "Return of a Legend."
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Mitsubishi has revealed the Lancer Evolution X Final Concept, which is going to debut next month at the Tokyo Auto Salon. The Lancer Evolution X Final Concept is likely a preview of a special edition model that will celebrate the end of the Lancer Evolution.
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During the 1990s and early 2000s Mitsubishi's lineup was filled with exciting models like the Lancer Evo, Eclipse and 3000GT. Even its SUV lineup brought a bit of excitement to the table with the Montero and Montero Sport models. Fast forward to 2014 and Mitsubishi barely even registers a blip on the radar. Today the last exciting model, the Lancer Evolution is basically dead. So what's left? Well Mitsubishi has decided to ditch its sporty past for greener, more efficient models like the funky i-MiEV electric car and the small Mirage hatchback. It's SUV lineup is still there, but now "Montero" has been replaced by "Outlander" and buyers can choose from either the seven-passenger Outlander or the smaller Outlander Sport. But now that Mitsubishi has completely ditched its past is it even worth checking out?
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Mitsubishi has unveiled the Outlander PHEV Concept-S that is going to debut at the Paris Motor Show. The Outlander PHEV Concept-S is based on the Outlander plug-in hybrid, but with sportier styling.
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Mitsubishi has released teaser photos of its new Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Concept-S, which is going to debut next month at the Paris Motor Show.
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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution fans won't be able to get their hands on a new Lancer Evolution for much longer, since 2015 will be its last year.With the Lancer Evolution's days numbered, it's being reported that a limited Special Action Model will be released to give it a big send off.
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Mitsubishi is giving the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution a few updates for what is probably its last year. The Lancer Evolution has already been discontinued in several markets, but luckily the U.S. gets it for another year.
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Mitsubishi has revealed several updates for the 2015 Outlander Sport, with the biggest update being an improved CVT.
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Contrary to earlier reports that claimed that this would be the last year for the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, Mitsubishi has confirmed that it will be available for the 2015 model year.
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Mitsubishi will reportedly end production of the Lancer Evolution later this year, which signals the end of the end of the Lancer Evolution's current generation and it's not known if a successor is in the works.
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Mitsubishi has released these two teaser photos of its new Mirage G4 sedan, which was previewed last year by the Concept G4. The Mirage G4 is basically a four-door sedan version of the 2014 Mirage hatchback.
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Mitsubishi is going to unveil three new concept cars at the Tokyo Motor Show 2013 on November 20. According to Mitsubishi the three concepts incorporate a new design that symbolizes the functionality and reassuring safety inherent to SUVs.
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Mitsubishi just launched its new Mirage subcompact hatchback in the U.S., which starts under $13k and gets up to 44 mpg. Mitsubishi execs are currently mulling the idea of bringing the sedan version that is sold in other markets to the U.S.
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Mitsubishi has announced plans to unveil three concept cars at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. Mitsubishi says that the concepts incorporate a new design identity that symbolizes the sense of security and functionality of an SUV. The three models also highlight @earth TECHNOLOGY, MMC's next-generation advanced technologies that embody the concepts of environmental responsibility, driving pleasure, and toughness & safety.
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Mitsubishi has announced the pricing for the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage five-door subcompact, which starts at $12,995. Mitsubishi has also released the fuel economy ratings for the Mirage, which is rated at 37 mpg city/44 mpg highway with the CVT, while the 5-speed manual transmission model is rated at 34 mpg city/42 mpg highway.
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Mitsubishi previewed its new small sedan with the G4 sedan concept in March at the Bangkok Motor Show and now Mitsubishi has unveiled the production version, which is called the Attrage. The Mitsubishi Attrage is the brand's new global sedan that will go on sale in Europe, Asia and even the US.
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For those buyers that love the Mitsubishi Evolution, but can't quite afford its $34k price tag, but want more performance than the standard Lancer offers, Mitsubishi offers the Lancer Ralliart. The Lancer Ralliart is powered by a turbocharged 237 horsepower 2.0L four-cylinder engine, which is 54 horsepower less than the Evo, but a nice 89 horsepower more than is offered in the standard Lancer models. Think of the Lancer Ralliart as a direct competitor to the Subaru WRX. On paper the Lancer Ralliart packs more than enough power to satisfy enthusiasts and with its $28k starting price it's a bit more attainable than the Evolution, but is it worth it?
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Mitsubishi has released the first photos of its new Concept G4 sedan that is going to debut this month at the Shanghai Motor Show. Mitsubishi says that the Concept G4 is a preview of a new sedan that it plans to rollout globally.
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Mitsubishi has released this teaser sketch of its new Concept G4 that is going to debut at the Bangkok Motor Show. The Concept G4 is a preview of an upcoming compact sedan from Mitsubishi. According to Mitsubishi, the design of the Concept G4, "uses a high-clarity brilliant-cut diamond motif in the design of the front grill, headlamps and rear combination lamps to create a frontal visage with a commanding presence and a tail end which leaves a sharp impression as it drives off into the distance."
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Mitsubishi has announced that it is going to unveil two new concepts at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, the Concept GR-HEV and the Concept CA-MiEV.
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The all-new 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage made its North American debut today at the Salon International de l'auto de Montreal. Although the Mirage unveiled at the show is identical to the version sold in other markets, Mitsubishi the subcompact was unveiled without a name in Canada. It's not known if the Mirage name will be attached to the small Mitsubishi when it hits our shores this fall.
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This week at the Detroit Auto Show Honda took the wraps off its Urban SUV Concept, which previews a new small Fit-based crossover that will be smaller than the current Honda CR-V. The new small Honda crossover is one entry in a growing segment that also includes models like the Nissan Juke, Buick Encore and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. These new small crossovers are perfect for an urban environment, but does their smaller footprint kill one of the reasons why people love crossovers: versatility? We took the keys to a 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport in Manhattan to find out just how usable a small crossover actually is.
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Mitsubishi is going to bring its new small car, the Mirage to the US by the end of next year. While the new Mirage subcompact doesn't really break any new ground on the outside, what is noteworthy is the fact that it will be powered by a small 1.2L three-cylinder engine. When the Mirage arrives next fall it will be the third model sold in the U.S. with a three-cylinder engine, following the Smart Fortwo and the refreshed 2014 Ford Fiesta.
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Mitsubishi took the covers off the all-new 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander crossover today at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. On the outside the new Outlander gets a fresh design that is more aerodynamic than the outgoing model. With a focus on fuel economy, the new Outlander also gets a new lightweight body that tips the scales approximately 200 pounds less than that of the outgoing Outlander.
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Mitsubishi is committed to staying in the U.S. market and later this month Mitsubishi will unveil two new models at the LA Auto Show. Mitsubishi is going to unveil the 2014 Outlander and 2013 Outlander Sport Limited Edition at the show on November 29th.
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Earlier this week Suzuki announced plans to discontinue sales in the U.S. after three decades, due to slipping sales. Suzuki's departure now puts attention on Mitsubishi, which is now the Japanese automaker with the fewest US sales. In response to Suzuki's announcement, Mitsubishi President Osamu Masuko told the Automotive News that the automaker has no plans to leave the US market.
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