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Mitsubishi is the automotive division of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, one of the largest industrial groups in Japan. Credited with offering the country's first production automobile for sale in 1917, Mitsubishi didn't formally create an automotive division until 1970 and has since formed alliances with many automakers. The brand's halo vehicle in the US is the Lancer Evolution, a road-going version of the company's rally car.

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    Review: 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage
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    This could have been something great. Last fall, Mitsubishi slapped its triple-diamond badge on a dainty little hatchback called Mirage, offering plenty of functionality and 44 miles per gallon on the highway, all starting at a super-low $12,995. For budget shoppers, this seemed to be a good thing – not to mention a much-needed breath of fresh air ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV US launch delayed over battery shortage
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    Mitsubishi resumed full-scale battery production in August after a five-month shutdown due to a safety investigation. Supplier Lithium Energy Japan has been delivering 4,000 battery packs each month since September, but that's apparently still not enough to fill the overseas inventory pipeline for the Outlander PHEV and i subcompact EV while launching the ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi wants to bring a plug-in hybrid Montero to the US
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    As Mitsubishi's turnaround takes hold, we can talk less about the company's survival in the US market and more about what kinds of products we might see in the future: there's a hybrid Evo on the way and its joint venture with Renault-Nissan will deliver a C-segment sedan. Furthermore, it might even deliver a dividend to its shareholders next year. In ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi developing new standalone hybrid Evo successor
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    Mention the name Mitsubishi to different people and you'll likely get two startling different images. Environmentalists will focus on the company's strides in developing EVs, while performance enthusiasts will point you toward the Lancer Evolution. The prevailing wisdom was that Mitsubishi would cancel the latter to concentrate on the former, but the ...

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    Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV aces Euro crash tests
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    Mitsubishi may have faced some pesky little battery-fire issues with its Outlander Plug-in Hybrid earlier this year in Japan, but as far as Europeans are concerned, the SUV is pretty darn safe. The Japanese automaker says the Outlander PHEV just received the highest-possible five-star rating by the 2013 Europe New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). Mitsubishi ...

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    Mitsubishi i-MiEV now priced ridiculously low at $22,995, before incentives
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    The Mitsubishi i-MiEV has long be the Spartan contender in the US plug-in vehicle scene. It's basic electric transportation with a low-ish price tag. If you don't want any frills with your zero-emission car, the i was the way to go. The i started its sales life in 2011 with a $27,990 price tag, but that was jacked up by $1,135 a few months later because ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi boss says US operations may break even next year
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    Mitsubishi has lost money in its North America operations every year since 2007, but in an interview at this week's Tokyo Motor Show, company president Osamu Masuko said, "If things keep going well, it might be the case that we break even this year," Automotive News reports. A little context: Last month Mitsubishi predicted that it would lower its ...

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    Tokyo: Mitsubishi Fuso targets female truckers with pink polka dot Canter
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    We take it for granted that women can enter just about any career they want now. But there are still countless occupations where females are underrepresented. You don't see too many women truckers, for example – particularly in a country that's still as deeply traditional as Japan. But Mitsubishi Fuso is showing just how forward thinking – and ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi Evo successor on hold?
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    Just take one look at Mitsubishi's latest vehicles, both concept and production, and it's obvious that fuel economy – not performance – reigns supreme. With this in mind, it shouldn't be too much of a surprise that Caradvice.com.au is suggesting that Mitsubishi is putting development of future performance models (like the 2013 Lancer Evolution ...

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    Tokyo: Mitsubishi AR Concept continues a wacky, wonderful tradition [w/video]
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    Mitsubishi enjoys a long history of thinking outside the literal box when it comes to designing minivans and people movers. Remember the Mitsubishi Van, a.k.a. Delica? How about the Chariot, better known to us as the Colt Vista? The Expo and Expo LRV, the twin models that succeeded it? These were all left-of-center takes on the MPV genre, and while they ...

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    Tokyo: Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV could hint at next-gen Montero [w/video]
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    In desperate need of some competitive new products, Mitsubishi showed up at the Tokyo Motor Show with three concept vehicles. The most important of them might just be this fullsize Concept GC-PHEV (Grand Cruiser). With its full-time four-wheel-drive system and roughly the right package size, we can only hope it hints at a future design for the ...

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    Tokyo: Mitsubishi XR-PHEV Concept is a chronicle of an Outlander Sport foretold [w/video]
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    Mitsubishi's current Outlander Sport has done a yeoman's job since it came on the market for the 2011 model year. The affordable crossover has been one of the few bright spots in the perennially troubled automaker's lineup – it's the brand's best seller in the US and sales are up nearly 40 percent this year. The compact CUV has become an ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #357
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    Episode #357 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth and Jeff Ross are joined by Jeff Glucker of Hooniverse.com. Topics include the SEMA Show, the Cadillac CTS being named the Motor Trend Car of the Year, Mitsubishi's near-term plans and the 2015 Subaru WRX. We start with what's in the garage and finish up with some of your questions, and ...

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    Podcast: Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #357 LIVE!
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    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #357 tonight, joined by Jeff Glucker of the Hooniverse Podcast. You can check out the topics below, drop us your questions and comments via our Q&A module, and don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so. To take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio only) ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi reveals mid-term plans including redesigned pickup, SUV and new PHEVs
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    Struggling automaker Mitsubishi seems adamant that it will soldier on across the globe. Just last week, we told you how the brand would begin selling a pair of rebadged, Korean-built, Renault-Samsung sedans in the US market, and now comes an official statement from Mitsubishi about a mid-term business plan called "New Stage 2016." As part of the plan, a ...

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    Mitsubishi wants 20% of its new cars to be plug-ins by 2020
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    Consider plug-in vehicles the yin to Mitsubishi's SUV yang. The Japanese automaker this week put out its business plan for the three fiscal years ended 2016, and the two major components were SUVs and plug-in vehicles. Specifically, the company aims to have 20 percent of its new vehicles be either all-electric or plug-in hybrids by 2020 as a way to meet ...

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    Renault-Nissan, Mitsubishi JV will make global electric 'kei' car
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    The collaboration agreement announced this week by Renault-Nissan Alliance and Mitsubishi will include the co-development of an electric vehicle based on the tiny "kei car" compact platform. Details are vague, but the companies say the car will eventually be sold worldwide. Renault-Nissan and Mitsubishi founded their NMKV joint venture in June 2011, and ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi and Renault-Nissan expand partnership, US will get new sedan
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    Mitsubishi and Renault-Nissan have just inked an alliance that might, hopefully, reverse the ailing fortunes of the Mitsubishi brand in the US market. The big chunk of news is that Mitsubishi will produce two Renualt-based models for sale in the US market, and that they'll be built at the Renault-Samsung factory in Busan, South Korea. The plans call for ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi readies trio of hybrid utility concepts for Tokyo
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    Mitsubishi has announced a trio of concept cars it will bring to the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, set to kick off later this month. The three concepts all sport new, edgy styling that is quite a departure from the Mitsus we see here in the states. First up, we have the Concept GC-PHEV, which we're guessing is the middle vehicle in the photograph up top, as ...

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    Official: Say Hello to the Kitty edition Mitsubishi Mirage
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    Japan is the country that gave us the GT-R, the LFA and the STI. But it's also the home of Hello Kitty. We try our best to ignore the commonality, but now Mitsubishi is putting it right in our faces with the new Hello Kitty edition Mirage. Decked out in pink, the special Mirage arrives on the occasion of the character's 40th anniversary. It comes decked ...

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