Friday, December 28, 2012

Mitsubishi Motors to Launch Clean Diesel Minivan Next Month

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Mitsubishi Motors to Launch Clean Diesel Minivan Next Month
Dec. 27, 2012

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Wednesday it will start sales in Japan of the Delica D:5 minivan with a clean diesel engine on Jan. 11, 2013.

The new minivan has a powerful performance and features a newly developed exhaust gas cleanup technology, according to the major Japanese automaker. It will be priced at between 3,419,000 yen and 3,934,000 yen.

The company targets monthly sales of 700 units for the current business year ending in March.

Aiming to expand its lineup of environmentally friendly vehicles, Mitsubishi Motors also said it will launch on Jan. 24 a plug-in hybrid model of the Outlander sport-utility vehicle that can be charged from a household power source.

The Outlander PHEV will come with a 100-volt electricity supply system for use as an emergency power source. Prices will range from 3,324,000 yen to 4,297,000 yen.

Also, Mitsubishi Motors will launch a new electric commercial minivehicle on Jan. 17. The Minicab-MiEV Truck will sell for 1,858,000 yen to 1,910,500 yen.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The New Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid EV) to go on Sale in Japan

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The New Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid EV) to go on Sale in Japan

TOKYO, December 26, 2012 - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced today that the new Outlander PHEV will go on sale at dealerships throughout Japan from January 24, 2013. Powered by the Plug-in Hybrid EV System powertrain derived from MMC's lineup of electric vehicles (EVs), the Outlander PHEV will have a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of ¥3,324,000 - ¥4,297,000 (including consumption tax). The Outlander PHEV qualifies for Japan's "eco-car" tax incentives*1 and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's "Subsidies for measures designed to promote introduction of clean energy vehicles" (maximum ¥430,000)*2, making the actual cost to the customer as low as ¥2,894,000.
*1: Japanese automobile acquisition tax and motor vehicle tonnage tax exemptions.
*2: For fiscal 2012, intending owners are eligible to receive a maximum subsidy of ¥430,000 on approval of an application submitted to the Next Generation Vehicle Promotion Center. However, this maximum can increase to ¥460,000 for Outlander PHEVs fitted with a quick-charging function (factory option).

World's first is a combination state-of-the-art technologies The world's first plug-in hybrid SUV, the Outlander PHEV represents a fusion of the EV technologies developed by MMC for models such as the i-MiEV, 4WD technologies honed in the Lancer Evolution, and SUV know-how gained from the Pajero (Montero or Shogun in some countries). The result is a groundbreaking new model that brings together the superior environmental performance and quietness of an EV, the stability and handling of a 4WD, and the practicality of an SUV, so that the driver can enjoy the benefits of:
>Environmentally-friendly all-electric operation for everyday use and mainly motor-powered hybrid operation for longer journey
>Outstanding motive performance from its Twin Motor 4WD System
>Unique functionality made possible by the high-capacity battery, including 100V AC power supply capable of delivering up to 1,500W of electricity*3 as an external power source and Battery Charge Mode which allows the battery to be charged by the engine either when stationary or on the move

*3. 100V AC power supply (1,500 W) is available as a factory option.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation Commences Shipment of Russian-produced All-new Outlander SUV

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Tokyo, December 04, 2012

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation Commences Shipment of
Russian-produced All-new Outlander SUV

Tokyo, December 4, 2012 - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that it has commenced shipment of the all-new Outlander SUV assembled at PCMA Rus*1 from December 3.

The all-new Outlander was first released to the Russian market in July of this year, being exported from Japan. The model has already been a great hit in Russia, and it is expected that the local production that will be available at PCMA Rus will enable MMC to more efficiently bring new Outlanders to a rapidly growing customer base.

The PCMA Rus plant was opened in April 2010 and had been producing the Peugeot and Citroën brand C-segment models and SUVs, as well as the previous generation Outlander. In July of this year, full-scale production commenced first with the Peugeot 408, a Peugeot brand C-segment model. This was followed by full-scale assembly of MMC's all-new Outlander which began in November. In 2013, a Citroën brand model will be brought to full-scale production, followed by production of MMC's Pajero Sport.

*1: An assembly plant owned by both PSA Peugeot Citroën (70%) and MMC (30%) located in the Kaluga region, 180km southwest of Moscow.