Thursday, April 28, 2011

Strong sales for Mitsubishi Motors in all major markets

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation 28/04/2011:

Mitsubishi Motors sold more vehicles worldwide

15 percent growth last year
130 million euro profit after tax
All major markets, with a strong positive


Rüsselsheim / Tokyo, 28 April 2011. - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has sold in the fiscal year 2010 (April 2010-March 2011) 1.105 million vehicles worldwide. Compared to the fiscal year 2009, this represents an increase of 15 percent (145,000 units). At the same time the profit after tax rose by 228 percent to 15.6 billion yen (about 130 million euros).

In Europe, the company could sell 218 000 vehicles, representing an increase of 29 percent. Reasons for this include the high demand for the compact crossover Mitsubishi ASX, which started production of the Mitsubishi Outlander in Europe and the resurgent market in Russia.

The largest market for Mitsubishi Motors is Asia. In China, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, demand was particularly high. The best results of 629 000 units also contributed to the results from South America, especially in Brazil.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Xtra [DE]

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27/04/2011:
Mitsubishi Outlander "Xtra": The impressive all-rounder
Up to 2500 € in price advantage special model
Now, three drive options available

Rüsselsheim, 27 April 2011 - Awarded as "value 2011" by Auto Bild and Eurotax Schwacke, ie as a value retentive car in its segment, is the appearance of the Mitsubishi Outlander already sovereign. A convincing all-rounder in the class of SUVs. But convincing the additional values ​​of the Mitsubishi Outlander "Xtra" even more, especially since the customer benefit is up to 2,500 €.

The "Xtra" now Bi-Xenon headlights with cornering lights, automatic headlight range adjustment and headlamp cleaning system are included. Sporty accents 18 "alloy wheels and for the safe parking there is an additional back-up alarm with an audible warning signal. Extra also heated front seats and complete connectivity for advanced consumer electronics, including Bluetooth ® Handsfree with steering wheel control buttons, and Bluetooth ® - and USB audio interface.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mitsubishi Selects The State Of Hawaii For The Initial Launch Of The New Mitsubishi i Electric Vehicle For North America [US]

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Mitsubishi Selects The State Of Hawaii For The Initial Launch Of The New Mitsubishi i Electric Vehicle For North America

Eco-friendly production vehicle to lead the way into the automobile's next century

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) has selected Hawaii to be the first state to receive the North American version of the company's groundbreaking 100% electric-powered Mitsubishi i production vehicle beginning in November of this year.

With a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $27,990 for the base ES model, Hawaiian citizens can take advantage of their tropical state's clean energy rebate of $4,500 toward the purchase of the Mitsubishi i along with a federal tax credit of $7,500 (subject to availability of funding), reducing the EV's out-of-pocket cost to under $16,000 after rebates and credits. Beginning April 22, Hawaiian consumers will be able to reserve their own Mitsubishi i with a fully-refundable deposit of only $299.00 at the website i.MitsubishiCars.com. What's more, Mitsubishi will waive the $99.99 home electrical inspection* fee for the first 2,000 people who place a reservation and purchase this new electric vehicle.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV avialble for pre-order in the US

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Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., (MMNA) has announced the pricing for the company's advanced 100% electric Mitsubishi i, powered by Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle (MiEV) technology, that will be available for pre-order beginning on Earth Day, April 22, 2011.

The all-new 2012 Mitsubishi i (ES trim level) will have a starting net MSRP* after federal tax credit of only $20,490 – a substantial savings of several thousand when compared to its mass-produced production EV competition! What's more, the SE trim level of this forward-thinking electric vehicle includes a dynamic 360-watt, 8 speaker deluxe sound system, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, seating material with silver interior accents, unique two-tone interior I/P and door panels, 15-in. alloy wheels, and fog lamps with DRL function at a net MSRP of only $22,490*. An available factory SE premium package is also available for an additional $2,790 MSRP and includes a DC quick charging port for ultra-fast Level 3 battery recharging (80% full in only 30 minutes!), HDD navigation system with rearview camera, FUSE Hands-free Link™ with USB port and steering wheel-mounted audio controls

Despite its attractive sticker price, the base model Mitsubishi i ES packs a full complement of welcome standard equipment and amenities. These include speed-sensitive electric power steering (EPS), LED rear tail lamps, driver seat heater, electric air conditioning with micron filter, remote keyless entry, 3-spoke sport steering wheel, an on-board recharging system with 120V portable 8 amp charging cable, and a 4 speaker, 100-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with MP3/WMA playback.

An available Cold Zone package will be offered on both the ES and SE trim levels for only $150 MSRP that includes a Li-Ion Battery Warming System and heated outside mirrors.

Mitsubishi Motors Celebrates Eclipse Model Legacy with the 2012 Special Edition Coupe and Spyder [US]

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Mitsubishi Motors Celebrates Eclipse Model Legacy with the 2012 Special Edition Coupe and Spyder
2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Coupe SE

From its early days as a sleekly-styled, turbocharged-4-cylinder boy racer model, right up through to its current design as a sophisticated yet distinctive-looking two-door with available V-6 power, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Coupe and Eclipse Spyder have long been tailor-made for the true driving enthusiast.

But after a long and successful run as the Japanese auto manufacturer's signature luxury performance sports coupe in North America, the always fun-to-drive Mitsubishi Eclipse will cease production after the upcoming 2012 model year.

To mark the occasion, the outgoing 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Coupe and Eclipse Spyder will be available in a unique SE Special Edition that will feature eye-catching exterior features including special "SE" side decaling, black side mirrors and handsome 18-in. dark finish alloy wheels, along with the extensive list of high-end standard features that can be found on the Eclipse GS-Sport versions of both the hardtop and convertible models.

Included amenities on the amply-equipped Eclipse GS-Sport models are a 4-speed automatic transmission, leather seating with heated front seats and a power driver's seat, rearview camera, Bluetooth® hands-free phone access, HID headlights with fog lamps, heated side mirrors and an exquisite sounding 9 speaker, 650-watt Rockford Fosgate® premium audio system with SIRIUS® satellite radio. The coupe version of the Eclipse GS-Sport includes a sunroof as well.

Monday, April 18, 2011

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Xtra [DE]

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18/04/2011:
Mitsubishi Lancer "Xtra": Extras galore

Special model with top equipment
ClearTec modern engine technology
Diesel and petrol versions on offer


Rüsselsheim, 18 April 2011. - May it be a bit more equipment? Up to 1500 € price advantage, the Mitsubishi Lancer Special Edition "Xtra" in the sport sedans as well as in the Sportback version. Comprehensive already in the standard equipment shine, the Lancer edition models of extras that are usually ascribed to the luxury car class: bi-xenon headlights with automatic leveling and cornering lights, reversing alarm, USB / audio interface in the glove compartment and seat heating for driver and front passenger are under other things. In the front bumper, the headlight cleaning system is integrated.

Equipped with the Mitsubishi Lancer are the ClearTec technology. The new fuel-efficient engines, which have 1.6 liter gasoline engine and the 1.8 liter diesel power plant of MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control), guaranteeing extremely environmentally friendly and economical driving. Of course, the engines meet the Euro 5 standard. An additional benefit: The automatic start-stop system and switchgear. The system turns off the engine when the vehicle stops, such as at a red traffic light out. Once the clutch is depressed, the unit jumps again. This reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The shift in the display also points to the optimal shifting.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Mitsubishi Motors starts taking orders for Minicab-MiEV commercial mini EV [JP]

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Mitsubishi Motors starts taking orders for Minicab-MiEV commercial mini EV

Tokyo– Mitsubishi Motors Corporation today began taking orders at MMC’s dealerships throughout Japan for the Minicab-MiEV commercial mini EV that is planned to go on sale toward the end of the year.

Derived from the Minicab Van commercial mini vehicle, Minicab-MiEV is being developed to make maximum use of the technologies and knowhow gained from the development of i-MiEV in delivering the practical utility and driving performance demanded of a commercial vehicle. Reliability, durability and cost performance are also priority areas. The vehicle started a fleet testing program with Yamato Transport Co., Ltd. in October 2010 designed to verify its practical utility.

Minicab-MiEV is planned to be offered with a choice of two battery sizes*1 to meet different customer needs.

With government incentives, trial calculations indicate that Minicab-MiEV will come with a customer’s net price from around 1,700,000 yen and from around 2,050,000 yen for the 10.5 kWh and the 16.0 kWh battery versions respectively. The calculations are premised on Japanese government’s eco-car incentive program continuing in the 2011 fiscal year and unchanged in detail from fiscal 2010. As with the i-MiEV, Minicab-MiEV will be sold on both a maintenance lease*2 and a cash basis.


*1: 10.5 kWh (giving a range of around 100 kilometres/charge under JC08 mode conditions) and 16.0 kWh (range of around 150 kilometres).


*2: A lease in which the monthly payments include some of the taxes, insurance and maintenance costs.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

2011 Mitsubishi Colt Xtra [DE]

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07/04/2011: Mitsubishi Colt Sondermoldell Xtra: Stylish design and lots of extras
* Price advantage of up to 4,700 €
* ClearTec technology for many variants
* As of 9990 € including TomTom Navigation System

Hattersheim, 7 April 2011 - time for spring comes the action model Mitsubishi Colt Xtra with trendy design details and a price advantage of up to 4,700 € compared to the standard model on the market.

The Colt Xtra standard for all special models with manual transmission, ClearTec technology including automatic start-stop system (AS & G) and low-resistance tires. For example, up to 1,000 kilometers without refueling possible *.

Also at the security was the new special model is not saved. Electronic Stability Control (MASC), Traction Control (MATC), head airbags for front and rear seats include it (optional for Colt 3-door 1.1).

In five trendy colors drives up the Colt Xtra. White, black, red, silver, or the special color-brown granite emphasize the individual mobility. As a three-or five-door version of the Mitsubishi is available. Standard equipment includes: remote central locking, air conditioning with automatic temperature control (incl. coolable glovebox), front power windows, ABS with electronic brake force distribution (EBD), electrically adjustable and heated mirrors.

During the promotional period to 30 June Xtra Colt models also get a free, portable navigation system "Via TomTom 120 LIVE Europe" with integrated Bluetooth hands-free and donated TomTom carrying bag.

Mitsubishi Motors display the Mitsubishi Concept Global Small at Auto Shanghai 2011 [CN]

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Mitsubishi Motors display the Mitsubishi Concept Global Small at Auto Shanghai 2011

Tokyo, April 7, 2011 – Mitsubishi Motors will display the Mitsubishi Concept Global Small compact car for China debut at the Auto Shanghai to be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Center for April 19 through April 28 (Press days for April 19-20, General exhibition dates for April 20-28). Mitsubishi Compact Global Small (show model), a concept car based on the features of "compact," "affordability" and "high fuel efficiency" for worldwide markets. Other show models include the Mitsubishi Concept PX-MiEV new-generation crossover concept, which is equipped new-developped Mitsubishi Plug-in Hybrid System, and the Pajero Sport, mid-size SUV that has been based on a "high-speed off-roader" concept. The lineup of 11 models at the Auto Shanghai includes Mitsubishi-brand models currently on sale in China.

The Mitsubishi Motors press briefing will be held from 11:30 am on Tuesday April 19 at the Mitsubishi Motors stand in Hall E4.