2014 Mitsubishi Mirage Makes Its Mark as Among ACEEE’s Greenest

by Mitsubishi in the News on January 30, 2014

2014 Mirage on ACEEE's "Greenest Vehicles" ListAfter a careful analysis that took into account both fuel economy and tailpipe emissions, the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has rated the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage as the greenest gas-powered, non-hybrid car in the country. The Mirage earned an ACEEE Green Score of 54 points in the Council’s evaluation, which compares to an industry average of just 37 points and a high-water mark, set by the tiny Smart electric vehicle, of 59 points. Needless to say, except for Smart’s gas-only two-seater, Mitsubishi’s four-door subcompact also was the only traditionally powered vehicle to earn a spot on the ACEEE’s Greenest Vehicles of 2014 list.

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2014 Mitsubishi Outlander, Outlander Sport Earn Advanced Safety Ratings

by Mitsubishi in the News on December 19, 2013

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The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport have once again upset the competition in safety testing from the IIHS. With the organization now deploying additional, more rigorous criteria for the new model year, the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander was one of just three Small SUVs to earn Top Safety Pick+ status, while the Outlander Sport was the only entry from the segment to be named a standard Top Safety Pick.

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More for Your Money: Mitsubishi Mirage Priced from $12,995

by Mitsubishi in the News on August 19, 2013

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The most fuel-efficient non-hybrid car in America will also be one of the most affordable cars in America, as the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage will enter the marketplace with an MSRP of $12,995. It’s a small price to pay for a car that comes up so big in the EPA ratings.

The starter model, with a five-speed manual transmission, is expected to post fuel-economy grades of 34 mpg city/42 mpg highway/37 mpg combined. For $13,995, drivers of the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage can enjoy a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and fuel-efficiency marks that reach 37 mpg city/33 mpg highway/40 mpg combined.

Helping achieve that kind of stellar performance is the car’s peppy 1.2-liter four-cylinder engine, which relies on Mitsubishi’s latest electronic valve-timing setup, and a new Electric Power Steering (EPS) feature that eliminates parasitic power losses from engine-driven units. It’s also worth noting that the same exterior design that makes the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage so striking on the road also helps make it slice through the air with a coefficient of drag of just 0.28. That’s the same mark achieved by the Chevy Volt EV.

Of course, there’s more to the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage than its high-efficiency package. Owners also will enjoy standard features that include a climate-control system with rear-seat heat ducts, keyless entry, auto-off halogen headlamps, seven airbags and more.

Then, at the top of the line for the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage, ES models open at $14,195 and can be configured with such upscale amenities as navigation, Bluetooth technology, the automaker’s One-Touch Start/Stop system, fog lamps, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with integrated cruise and audio controls.

The 2014 Mitusbishi Mirage is scheduled to appear in dealerships later this year.

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Written by Charles Krome.

Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi.

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Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Welcomes Major Tech Upgrade

by Mitsubishi in the News on July 25, 2013

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How does an upgraded 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback sound? Excellent, thanks to the fresh audio systems that make their debut in the Sportback for the new model year.

Right out of the box, the entry-level Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback ES benefits from a new 140-watt setup with AM/FM/CD/MP3 playback and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls. That’s on top of standard features like air-conditioning with a micron filter, a six-way adjustable driver’s seat, remote keyless entry, auto-off halogen headlights, and the versatility of its fifth-door hatchback. It’s the Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback’s “secret weapon” and delivers nearly 53 cu. ft. of storage space for owners.

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Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Named Top Safety Pick+

by Mitsubishi in the News on May 16, 2013

 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Awarded IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Outperforming a wide range of mainstream rivals in a rigorous new safety test from the IIHS, the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander has been named a Top Safety Pick+ by the organization. That’s an achievement unmatched by the likes of the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, which also required the Outlander Sport to claim top grades in IIHS crash testing for moderate-overlap, side- and rear-impact, and rollover scenarios.

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Mitsubishi Lancer Listed as USAA ‘Best Value’

by Mitsubishi in the News on April 18, 2013

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The 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer is off to a strong start this year. The fun-to-drive compact enjoyed a 50.5 percent jump in sales during the first quarter, and followed that up with recognition as a 2013 Best Value Vehicle from USAA, a premier financial services company dedicated to serving the needs of U.S. service members and their families. The Lancer took top honors in the “Small Sedan” segment of the recently released Best Value rankings.

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: Why It’s Three Cars in One

by Joel Arellano on April 10, 2013

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV At the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, Mitsubishi rolled out the Px-MiEV, a plug-in electric vehicle (PHEV) concept. The automaker again showed it at the 2010 Los Angeles International Auto Show. Both the press and public, in response, took a “wait and see” approach, finding the concept’s advanced powertrain system too good to be true.

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All-new 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander: More of Everything Except Price

by Mitsubishi in the News on April 1, 2013

It’s official: The completely redesigned 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander will arrive in dealerships in June, showcasing significant upgrades in fuel economy, style and value. Customers who expected a higher starting price will be happily surprised.

Now, it’s true that the price of admission to the all-new Outlander family does rise a modest $300, to $22,995, but the most popular models—the Outlander SE and GT—will boast MSRPs that are hundreds less than last year.

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Mitsubishi Mirage Ready to Reappear in U.S.

by Mitsubishi in the News on March 29, 2013

Mitsubishi MirageThe Mitsubishi Mirage is coming back: One of the first waves of ultra-efficient small cars in the 1970s, the Mirage has been reinvented for modern-day drivers—but while retaining its superior fuel-economy performance. In fact, when the nimble five-door hatchback arrives in Mitsubishi dealerships this fall, it’s expected to have the highest EPA ratings of any gas-powered non-hybrid vehicle in America: 37 mpg city/44 mpg highway/40 mpg combined.

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Limited-edition Evo Rocks +350 Horsepower Right out of the Gates

by Mitsubishi in the News on March 12, 2013

Ryan Gates was a championship racer with a simple dream: Create the world’s fastest street-legal Mitsubishi Evolution X, a car already renowned for its athleticism. And while the bad news is that it took Gates and his partners some three years to bring their dream to life, the good news is that they did—and they’re willing to share.

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