Mitsubishi is breaking all sorts of records, including the Five Million Vehicle Sales Milestone. First introduced in 1982, Mitsubishi has been steadily becoming one of the most recognizable brands in the industry. Beginning with the iconic Tredia, Cordia, and Starion, Mitsubishi now has a range of high-performance, off-road, and luxury models to offer.
According to Mitsubishi, the brand reached the five million mark in the US on December 26. This represented the 21st consecutive month of sales increases, making it up over 43 percent by the time 2015 ended. With over 100 improvements on models like the Outlander and the introduction of the fuel-efficient Outlander Sport CUV, it’s no wonder sales were through the roof.
“This is a great milestone for Mitsubishi Motors because it means that five million customers have entrusted the brand over the past 30-plus years, and we hope many more will give us that same opportunity in the future,” said Don Swearingen, executive vice president, MMNA. “Our current sales momentum combined with a technologically innovative product pipeline primes Mitsubishi for great success in the U.S. for many years to come.”
The most popular models of all time include the 3000GT, Eclipse, Montero, Galant, and the recently retired Lancer Evolution. Currently, the model lineup includes the i-MIEV, Mirage, Lancer, Outlander, and Outlander Sport. We can’t wait to see Mitsubishi reach the 10 million mark in the future.
When it comes to safety, Mitsubishi knows what it’s doing. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently named three Mitsubishi vehicles—the 2015 Outlander, Oulander Sport, and Lancer—Top Safety Pick award winners, showing that these Japanese vehicles are safer than ever before.
“Thanks to our advanced high-tech engineering and safety features, the Mitsubishi Lancer, Outlander, and Outlander Sport have consistently achieved high IIHS safety ratings,” said Don Swearingen, Executive Vice President of Mitsubishi Motors North America. “The Mitsubishi RISE safety body construction system is the perfect example of this kind of technology. In the event of an accident, energy is absorbed and deflected away from the occupant cell, which enhances passenger protection.”
Other standard safety features for the Mitsubishi Lancer, Outlander, and Outlander Sport include seven air bags, Active Stability Control, Traction Control Logic, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, and Anti-lock braking system with Electronic brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist.
To learn more about these three IIHS Top Safety Pick award winners, stop in to Pantili Mitsubishi today!
Larger vehicles are almost always more expensive than their smaller counterparts. But you don’t have to spend a fortune to get the size of vehicle you need. Kelley Blue Book has named the Mitsubishi Outlander to its list of the 10 Most Affordable 3-Row Vehicles.
“The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander is an outstanding value proposition and comes with a long list of standard safety features and amenities,” states Don Swearingen, Executive Vice President, MMNA, in a statement. “And for 2016, the Outlander will feature bold new styling and over 100 key engineering and interior refinements, adding even more value to an already feature-laden vehicle.”
KBB.com described the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander as “loaded with value.” The editors were impressed with its standard three rows of seats, micron air filtration, hill-start assist, traction and stability control, seven air bags, and Mitsubishi’s impressive 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
In addition to these great value-oriented standard features, the Outlander is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ with the available Forward Collision Mitigation system. Other safety features include anti-lock brakes and Electronic Brake-force Distribution. The Outlander is even built with Mitsubishi’s Impact Safety Evolution chassis.
Each year, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) evaluates the latest model releases for their safety, issuing ratings (much like the American NHTSA) to vehicles in the Australian and New Zealand markets.
And just recently, they announced that the new Mitsubishi Triton has scored an overall five-star rating, the highest rating possible. This puts the Triton on a short list of models that have hit the threshold, and recognized as one of the safest models available.
While other vehicles frequently get five-star ratings for some variants on their line, it’s rare for all different forms of one car to come together for an average of five stars. This is no small achievement for Mitsubishi, and you can bet they will be happy to flaunt it.
Safety is no doubt one of the largest factors in choosing a vehicle. We’re proud to see Mitsubishi continuing its long-term, consistent trend of equipping its lineup with the latest and most effective safety technology.
What do you think about these Mitsubishi Triton safety ratings? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
When Mitsubishi introduced three of the most exciting concepts at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, we could tell there was a new wave of energy emanating from the car company. Most recently, the 2016 Outlander Sport took center-stage at the New York Auto Show, modeling the same distinctive design language of the concept cars.
While the new 2016 Outlander will be available later this year, Mitsubishi already has in the works another SUV for the US market that it promises will be “the return of a legend,” which is slated to reappear as a 2017 model. Early spy photos indicate sweeping lines and curves instead of the boxy-shaped older version of the car, and if the GC-PHEV concept car is any indication, the 2017 Montero may offer the same unique styling, plug-in-hybrid powertrain consisting of a supercharged V6 engine, and electric motor good for a combined 335hp.
Although it is still sold overseas, the Mitsubishi Montero return will mark the first time the vehicle has been offered in the US since 2006. Be sure to check in with Pantili Mitsubishi for the latest on these models.
The results are in and Mitsubishi February sales proved to be the best in seven years! After starting the year strong in January, Mitsubishi continued its record pace throughout February. In total, 7,533 units were sold which was a 26 percent increase compared to February of last year.
When counting the number of sales from January through February, Mitsubishi sales have increased 29.3 percent from 2014 to 2015.
The Mitsubishi Lancer posted the biggest increase in February. With 2,099 units sold, Lancer sales results increased 64.1 percent compared to the year prior. The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport also posted a record month with 2,394 units sold, its best February ever.
Don Swearingen, executive vice president of MMNA, said, “We are looking forward to a good sales year that will be bolstered by launching new and significantly redesigned versions of key models throughout the year starting next month at the New York International Auto Show.”
We here at Pantili Mitsubishi are excited to see what Mitsubishi has to offer within the upcoming year and hope you are too. To see the new 2015 Mitsubishi lineup visit us today!
There’s a new and improved sport utility truck on the way and its coming from Mitsubishi. The last time we saw this thing back in November 2014, it was called the Triton. Now, the Mitsubishi L200 debut is set for the Geneva Motor Show in March.
The L200 is heading into its fifth generation. According to Mitsubishi, it offers “new heights of reliability, toughness, interior comfort, and maneuverability.” The interior cabin is more spacious and quieter than previous models. The club-cab version now includes rear doors, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rear view camera, and steering wheel adjustments for comfort.
Under the hood is a 2.4-liter MIVEC turbo diesel engine that comes in two models. The base model enters the ring at 152 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. The power model reaches 178 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque. The engine is wrapped in a pretty bow with a six speed manual transmission that drops carbon dioxide emissions by 17%.
Safety is standard as usual with Mitsubishi. Active Stability & Traction Control now comes with Trailer Stability Assist, Hill start Assist, and Lane Departure Warning. LED daytime running lights also come standard.
There you have it; the all-new Mitsubishi L200 sport utility truck. Sporty, environmentally green, and everything in between.
Recently, Mitsubishi dropped a somewhat cryptic hint about a vehicle set to make its debut at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show. Mitsubishi released an image showing a tall SUV sitting on the top of a hill with the words, “The Return of a Legend” printed on the page.
Based on the shadowy image of the SUV and what we know about Mitsubishi, it would seem the Montero is making a comeback. The Montero was sold here in the United States from 1983 through 2005. It is still sold in other markets around the world as the Pajero, so resurrecting it here wouldn’t be too big of an issue.
The Montero was loved by off-road enthusiasts and would surely be welcomed back with open arms. It may not keep the traditional body-on-frame design of most large SUVs, but we would expect it would still maintain its off-road nature.
Montero or not, Mitsubishi will take this SUV out of the shadows on February 12. Would you like the Mitsubishi Montero to come back to the lineup?
Mitsubishi has released a teaser poster that flaunts “The Return of a Legend” ahead of the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.
The poster displays an indistinguishable crossover sitting on top of a sand dune, which doesn’t give us a lot to work with as far as figuring out which of their past legends might make a comeback.
Though now that we mention it, we do remember the Mitsubishi GC-PHEV Concept that made its debut at the Tokyo Auto Show back in 2013, which seemed to hint at a future Pajero or Montero design, and the latter would certainly fit the bill as a potential “legend” to return.
Back when it was first sold in the U.S. in 1982, the Montero was an instant classic thanks to its body-on-frame construction and rugged four-wheel-drive capabilities. At just the right size and with lots of new tech, the Mitsubishi GC-PHEV Concept is just right vehicle to renew its legacy with a modern touch.
If the concept is indeed the “legend” the automaker has been hinting at, we look forward to seeing what it can do at Pantili Mitsubishi!
Mitsubishi is reporting yet another outstanding sales month with November sales of 6,534 units, a 27.4 percent improvement over November 2013 that marked the ninth consecutive month of increasing sales and the brand’s best November in the last seven years.
The highlight of the month’s performance was the Outlander Sport crossover, whose unparalleled ability to take on the unknown while making it look easy helped it cinch its best November ever, with sales of 2,679 units.
The month was also kind to the exceptionally fuel-efficient Mirage, which sold upward of 1,300 units for the ninth month in a row. At Pantili Mitsubishi, the Mirage’s ability to get 44 mpg on the highway without resorting to hybrid technology has made it a favorite among customers.
The Lancer compact sports sedan wasn’t far behind. It helped bump up Mitsubishi’s November sales by almost reaching the 1,300 mark as well, marking an 8.9 percent increaser and its best November in the last seven years.