Thursday, July 22, 2010

Mitsubishi launches the first ever electric vehicle drive across Canada

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Mitsubishi launches the first ever electric vehicle drive across Canada

Mitsubishi-Clean Across Canada Tour


Mississauga, Ontario (Wednesday, July 21 2010) Today, Koji Soga, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada announced that on August 17th, Mitsubishi’s innovative four passenger electric, zero tailpipe emission car, the i-MiEV (Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle), based on the Japanese i-Car platform, will leave Signal Hill, in St John’s Newfoundland on a 28 day coast to coast tour. After covering approximately 7,500 kilometres, the Clean Across Canada tour will arrive in Vancouver British Columbia on September 13, 2010 at the annual EV 2010 Conference and Trade Show.

“The i-MiEV is an exciting break-through for Mitsubishi in zero tailpipe emissions technology, said Koji Soga. Our values of renewable production, clean air technology, alternative fuel and conservation, represented by our tagline “Drive@earth”, guide our Company and the development of the i-MiEV. The Clean Across Canada tour, a first for Canadians will showcase the technology and capability of this no compromise urban vehicle.”

The i-MiEV have arrived in the US, to be loaned to the media

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Mitsubishi Motors North America announces the arrival of i-MiEV to its national press fleet. Japanese Domestic market versions of this battery electric vehicle will be available for loan from seven STI Fleet Services locations (Detroit, New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle).

This loan program seeks to acquaint a select number of media with the electric car experience by allowing them to live with the vehicle for several days. Acceleration, charging, range management, and the variable effect of vehicle climate controls on the car’s operation will all be tested and experienced during this loan.

The Japanese Domestic Market i-MiEV went on sale in Japan in the summer of 2009. The vehicle goes on sale in Europe later this year and then a North American version arrives to market in fall of 2011.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Mitsubishi confirms its All-New Crossover Utility Vehicle will be named RVR when it arrives in Canada this fall

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Mitsubishi confirms its All-New Crossover Utility Vehicle will be named RVR when it arrives in Canada this fall
Expands line-up with dramatically designed, eco-friendly, and smart sized entry

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. (July 7, 2010) – Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada has confirmed today that the company will expand its line-up with the Mitsubishi RVR – an all-new, compact Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV) that features the latest in cutting-edge design, state-of-the-art technology and environmental responsibility.

Mitsubishi designed the RVR from the bottom up with a striking design and rigid, lightweight body. The smart-sized, cross-over combines excellent fuel-efficiency with premium features and greater functionality.

“The RVR opens up an all-new segment for Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada (MMSCAN) and answers the specific needs that many of our customers have underscored,” said Kogi Soga. “At the same time, the Mitsubishi RVR is a unique combination of world-class design and performance while achieving environmental standards second to none.”

With class-leading aerodynamics and an available All-Wheel Control (AWC) system, the new vehicle brings premium value to the entry-level crossover utility (CUV) market.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

MMPC to sponsor Bernabe Concepcion [PH]

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MMPC to sponsor Bernabe Concepcion [PH]

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) is pleased to announce its sponsorship to the upcoming Filipino boxer Bernabe "Abe" Concepcion. This young 22 year old boxer has a record of 32 fights with 28 wins of which 15 were by Knock-out, 3 loses and 1 draw. With this young boxer's skills and determination MMPC sees potential in him to be the next boxing superstar following the footsteps of Manny Pacquiao. MMPC will be providing funds for Abe's training and for his fight expenses. A contract signing was recently held at the MMPC office located in Cainta, Rizal. This was attended by Mitsubishi Executives Mr. Orlando F. Alvarez, Jr. - SVP for Marketing and Treasury (third from left) and Mr. Dante Santos - FVP for Sales and Marketing (first from left). Abe Concepcion expressed his gratitude to institutions like MMPC who nobly believes and supports Filipino athletes.

Abe Concepcion's match for the WBO Featherweight World Championship title versus Puerto Rican Juan Manuel Lopez is scheduled on July 10, 2010 in Puerto Rico.

"In as many ways as possible, we at MMPC, would like to give support to deserving Filipinos to achieve their dreams and give glory to this country. And promoting sports among the youth helps us contribute in this corporate social responsibility." Mr. Alvarez said.