Wednesday, December 7, 2011

2011 DAKAR RALLY CHAMPION, NASSER AL-ATTIYAH, WILL DEFEND TITLE IN 2012 IN A ROBBY GORDON HUMMER

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2011 DAKAR RALLY CHAMPION, NASSER AL-ATTIYAH, WILL DEFEND TITLE IN 2012 IN A ROBBY GORDON HUMMER

Charlotte, N.C. (December 6, 2011)– Winner of the 2011 Dakar Rally, Nasser Al-Attiyah confirmed that he will join Robby Gordon and his off-road team in the 2012 edition of the Dakar Rally. Driving one of the highly-modified HUMMERs sponsored by his native country of Qatar, Al-Attiyah will compete for his second consecutive overall Dakar Rally victory.  Should he conquer the South American desert once again, he will be only the second driver to triumph in two different manufactures; Ari Vatanen did so in 1990-1991.

Al-Attiyah has an impressive racing resume and is an accomplished cross-country and classic rally racer. He has won seven FIA Middle East Rally Championships titles since 2003 and collected 13 stage wins in the infamous Dakar Rally from 2009 to 2011.

"I am very excited for the opportunity to defend my title with the big support from my country Qatar and have a new challenge in driving a 2-wheel drive car with Robby Gordon and his team," Al-Attiyah said.

Lucas Cruz, who won as a co-driver in 2010 with Carlos Sainz, will sit along side of Al-Attiyah for the 2012 Rally.

“To have Nasser as a teammate in this year’s Dakar Rally is a huge boost for our team. He brings the excitement and experience of a champion to our team. I personally take it as an honor that he chose our team to defend his 2011 overall win. Between my SPEED Energy HUMMER and his Qatar HUMMER, we have a strong team, cars, and drivers capable of winning the Rally,” commented Robby Gordon.

Mitsubishi Ireland Launches 5 year Warranty Program

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MITSUBISHI MOTORS LAUNCHES 5 YEAR WARRANTY OPTION FOR IRISH MOTORISTS

5th December 2011-While it already offers a comprehensive 3-year / 100,000km product warranty as standard, Mitsubishi Motors Ireland has announced that it will now offer customers the option of an additional two-year warranty for as little as €245.

The 5-year warranty option will be available across its entire passenger car, four-wheel drive and commercial vehicle range.

Kim Kilduff, Mitsubishi Motors Ireland Aftersales Manager commented: "The Mitsubishi range has always enjoyed a strong reputation for reliability and value for money which is supported by our existing comprehensive 3-year / 100,000km warranty package. The offer of an additional 2-years warranty will strengthen this reputation and provide customers with additional peace of mind.”

Mitsubishi Motors also provides a 12-year anti-perforation warranty as well as 3-years home and roadside assistance as standard on all models.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Mitsubishi Motors Delivers Norway's 1,000th i-MiEV

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Mitsubishi Motors Delivers Norway's 1,000th i-MiEV

Tokyo, December 6, 2011 - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced the delivery of Norway's 1,000th i-MiEV new-generation electric vehicle. The ceremony to celebrate the delivery of the 1,000th i-MiEV was held in Oslo on December 5 (local time) with participation of Mr. Erik Solheim, Norway's Minister of Environment and Development.
Left: Mr. Erik Solheim, Minister of Environment and Development
Center: Mr. Torkel Aamodt Thorsen, purchaser of the 1,000th i-MiEV
Right: Mr. Ryuichi Hasuo, Corporate General Manager, MMC

In Norway, electric car purchasers can receive substantial incentives while installation of charging infrastructure is spreading fast. Since its launch in Norway in January 2011, the i-MiEV has maintained the top spot in total sales volume of compact (A-segment) vehicles, including gasoline vehicles, proof that the i-MiEV is a very much a practical vehicle that can serve the demands of Norwegian consumers.