Wednesday, June 22, 2011

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander ACTiV [AU]

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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander ACTiV [AU]

Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) is pleased to welcome back a very popular special edition of its Outlander SUV, the Outlander ACTiV, which offers the superior quality, safety, space, versatility and comfort the Outlander is renowned for, and adds numerous interior and exterior upgrades.

With a limited release of 1,750 units, the Outlander ACTiV is based on the entry-level Outlander LS and is packed with additional features, at no extra cost. Exterior enhancements include 18-inch alloy wheels, a chrome accented radiator grille with a stylish black centre, black roof rails with sporty cross bars, fog lamps, a chrome exhaust tip and a special edition ‘ACTiV’ badge.

The interior of the Outlander ACTiV doesn’t miss out either, and now sports an interior style package which includes chrome handles and silver accents throughout the vehicle, enhanced safety with the addition of reversing sensors, and hands-free Bluetooth with microphone. Additionally, the two-wheel variant also receives automatic air-conditioning and side and curtain airbags, features the four-wheel drive already carries as standard.

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines tops May auto industry sales [PH]

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MANILA, Philippines - Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) recorded outstanding sales of 3,117 units sold making it the number 1 automotive manufacturer last month, attaining 28.6% market share. MMPC’s May 2011 sales accounts for a double digit growth of 15.3% compared to the same month last year, while year to date figures registered an increase of 9.1% with 14,062 units sold compared to 12,891 units sold same period last year.

Combined reports from the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA) showed that MMPC was also able to dominate the Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) segment registering a 39% market share.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Mitsubishi announces the return of the Limited Edition Pajero RX [AU]

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Mitsubishi announces the return of the Limited Edition Pajero RX

Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) has re-introduced the value-packed Limited Edition Pajero RX with additional new features. The RX, based on the already highly-specified Pajero GLX sees customers receive enhancements normally reserved for upper-end models.

Vice President of Marketing and Brand Management, Paul Unerkov, said he is delighted to be able to bring back the Limited Edition Pajero RX for customers looking for a value-packed vehicle with unique styling.

“The Limited Edition Pajero RX has always been a popular inclusion in our Pajero line-up. The limited release of 1,200 units will feature all the technology, power and four-wheel drive capabilities Pajero is famous for, while giving our customers a little something extra.” said Mr Unerkov

NMKV Co., Ltd is the new joint venture of Nissan and Mitsubishi [JP]

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Establishment of new Minicar Joint Venture
- Company to be named NMKV Co., Ltd -

YOKOHAMA/TOKYO (June 20, 2011) - NMKV Co., Ltd, a new joint venture formed by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation to develop minicars for the Japanese market, today announced an overview of its future business plans.

The new joint venture was established and commenced operations on June 1, 2011, with 35 employees. NMKV Co., Ltd is based in Takanawa, Minato Ward, Tokyo.

The new company will integrate the product planning and engineering of future minicars for Nissan and Mitsubishi in the Japanese market by harnessing the product planning know-how possessed by each company. It was formed to unite the strengths of Nissan and Mitsubishi in the areas of vehicle engineering, development and parts sourcing, as part of an overall strategy to bring new minicar products to market.

More than a third of new car sales in the Japanese market come from the minicar segment as the demand for smaller cars and eco-cars remains strong. This new joint venture for minicar development will enable Nissan to continue development of products that reflect Nissan's DNA at the design and product planning phases. The JV will benefit Mitsubishi by supplying highly-competitive products to its product line-up and by offering increased economies of scale advantages through Nissan's purchasing capacity.

The establishment of the NMKV Co., Ltd is part of the project to expand the scope of business collaboration that the two companies agreed to in December 2010.

Corporate Outline of NMKV Co., Ltd
Date of establishment: June 1, 2011
Capital: 10 million yen
Capital structure:
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.: 50%
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation: 50%
Company Address: 3-23-17 Takanawa, Minato Ward, Tokyo
Employee: About 35 employees
Business description: Product planning and engineering of minicars for the Japanese market
Main board members:
CEO (Chief Executive Officer): Junichi Endo
COO (Chief Operating Officer): Shinichi Kurihara

Monday, June 13, 2011

Energy provider Mainova AG advertises Mitsubishi i-MiEV for Hessentag 2011 [DE]

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Mainova advertises Mitsubishi i-MiEV for Hessentag 2011

Energy provider Mainova AG uses electric fleet
Announcing the big event at 15 locations
Hessentag of 10 to 19 June attracts a lot of information and culture

Rüsselsheim, 9 June 2011 - The Mitsubishi i-MiEV move in the Rhine-Main region: Mainova AG uses the electric scooter with a total of 15 public events, recruit for this year's Hessentag in Oberursel and on the possibilities and practicality to point the electric mobility .

Sites for the Mitsubishi i-MiEV fleet were Mainova next weekly markets numerous clubs and traditional festivals in the Rhine-Main area. As a first conclusion on the success of the electric touring show those in charge more than satisfied. Nearly every application there was very good audience response - good for Hessentag and the popularity of electric vehicles.

The Hessentag is in this year's theme of "sustainability". To match this supply Mainova AG and Stadtwerke Oberursel (Taunus) Hessentag the 2011 green power. Hundreds of thousands of visitors are from 10 to 19 June at Germany's biggest state festival expected to gather information about the performance of Hessian enterprises and to sample local delicacies. Highlights are surely the many concerts by international stars such as Bryan Adams, Scorpions, Linkin Park and I + I.

The Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the world's first production electric car in mass production. The 1,100 kilograms, the Mitsubishi is equipped with a permanently magnetized synchronous motor, which provides 49 kW / 67 hp. The maximum speed of four-seater with full luggage compartment is 130 km / h, a charge the lithium-ion batteries makes a range of up to 150 miles *. can be charged on each of the Mitsubishi backed commercial outlet or at a public charging station as that of the Mainova with electricity from renewable energy sources.

* Readings NEDC ECE R101), depending on driving style, terrain, season (depending on the use of heating and air conditioning) and payload.

Friday, June 10, 2011


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Mitsubishi Motors has again come out on top for performance, versatility and value by being chosen ahead of its rivals for a contract for four L200 Double Cabs with South Tipperary Fire & Rescue Service.

With their strong off-road driving credentials and carrying capacity, the L200’s will allow South Tipperary Fire Services to move rescuers and their equipment quickly and easily to scene of any incident. The four vehicles, which were delivered by Colville Hunt, Main Mitsubishi Dealer in Clonmel, will go straight into frontline service.

Commenting on the contract award, Robert Guy of Mitsubishi Motors said: "There is a lot of competition in the 4x4 market yet Mitsubishi vehicles are regularly being chosen for specialist fleets such as this. We are very proud to be working with South Tipperary Fire Services.”

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Mitsubishi [Canada] announces pricing for new Zero-Emission Electric Car

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Mitsubishi announces pricing for new Zero-Emission Electric Car
Mitsubishi i-MiEV will arrive in Canadian Mitsubishi dealerships in 2011

Toronto, ON. (June 7, 2011) – Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada Inc. (MMSCAN) today announced competitive pricing for their all new zero-emission electric car, the 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV (Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle). The Mitsubishi i-MiEV is a five-door, 4-passenger, subcompact hatchback that has been designed and packaged to be efficient, ecological and fun to drive. It will be the most affordable, mass-produced, all-electric vehicle in the Canadian marketplace, and with a targeted range of 135 kilometers, and a top speed of 130 km/h, i-MiEV will make an excellent commuter vehicle for many Canadians living in urban areas.

The fully equipped i-MiEV will be available in two trim levels. The standard i-MiEV will have a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $32,998.00 and the top of the line i-MiEV with the Premium Package will have a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $35,998.00.

The provinces of Ontario and Quebec have already announced subsidies towards the purchase of electric vehicles (a credit of $8,230.00 in Ontario and $7,769.00 in Quebec). Therefore, the net MSRP of the i-MiEV in these two provinces will be $24,768.00 in Ontario and $25,229.00 in Quebec. Furthermore, Quebec will also offer a 50 percent subsidy on the purchase and installation of a home charger, up to a maximum of $1,000.

All of these MSRP prices are exclusive of taxes, freight and PDI.

Mitsubishi Motors and the State of Hawaii Demonstrate Their Commitment to the Electric Vehicle With New Cooperative Effort

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Mitsubishi Motors and the State of Hawaii Demonstrate Their Commitment to the Electric Vehicle With New Cooperative Effort

Jun 7, 2011

CYPRESS, Calif., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., (MMNA) and the State of Hawaii have entered into an agreement that will seek to vastly improve the infrastructure and deployment for the new Mitsubishi i and other advanced 100% electric-powered vehicles (EVs) for residents of America's tropical island paradise. "Mitsubishi's agreement and its choice of Hawaii as one of its launch states are important and welcome steps toward the State's clean energy goal of 70 percent by 2030," said Estrella Seese, Acting Energy Program Administrator, Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, in Hawaii's State Energy Office. "Car buyers interested in electric vehicles can reduce the cost of owning these cars with purchase rebates and incentives for installing chargers in their homes being offered by DBEDT with support from federal stimulus funds. We encourage people to take advantage of these great offers because more EVs on the road means Hawaii reduces its dependence on imported oil."

Under terms of the cooperative agreement, Mitsubishi Motors and State of Hawaii will foster a host of EV-related advancements throughout the state in areas including:

Monday, June 6, 2011

Mitsubishi Motors and Hydro-Quebec conducts largest EV trial in Canada to date

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Largest electric vehicle trial in Canada

Montréal, June 6, 2011 – Hydro-Québec is pleased to announce that 15 Mitsubishi i MiEVs were delivered this morning to the Boucherville businesses selected for the second phase of the largest electric vehicle trial in Canada.

“We are delighted with the response we’ve received from Boucherville businesses. This second phase brings us to the very heart of the project, focusing on the needs of businesses and their employees who work in Boucherville,” noted Thierry Vandal, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro-Québec.

Coordinated by Hydro-Québec, the road trials are designed to study users' charging habits, driving experience and overall satisfaction as well as vehicle behavior when interfaced with the electric grid.
“I hope that drivers working for the businesses selected in the second phase will be as delighted as I am to be driving an i MIEV! The project has not only caught the attention of Boucherville businesses, but also sparked considerable interest among citizens," declared Jean Martel, Mayor of Boucherville and spokesperson for the project’s institutional users.

"Our partnership with Hydro-Québec and our joint pilot project have met with much success over the last four months," said Koji Soga, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada. The data collected and monthly reports have demonstrated that the i-MiEV technology is well suited to the Canadian market. "The second phase of our program will help us better understand all-electric vehicles and will give them more visibility, allowing Québecers to become more familiar with this technology."