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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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    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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    Recalls: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution recalled over clutch woes
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    Mitsubishi will be recalling over 10,000 Lancer Evolutions built between December 12, 2007 and March 5, 2013, covering model years 2008 to 2013. The recall only affects cars with manual transmissions, though, so if you opted for a Lancer Evo with a quick-shifting SST, this recall doesn't apply to you. If you're one of the 10,474 people that has a Lancer ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi mulling Mirage sedan for US [w/videos]
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    Mitsubishi is bringing the Mirage hatchback to the US this fall, carrying a price tag of $12,995, not including the $725 destination charge. Mitsunori Kitao, COO of Mitsubishi Motors Thailand Co., says that the Japanese automaker might consider releasing the sedan version of the Thailand-built compact - called the Attrage in Thailand and the Mirage G4 in ...

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    Teased: Mitsubishi planning three all-new concepts for Tokyo show
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    Even with new models like the 2014 Outlander and Mirage in its stable, Mitsubishi could sure use a little excitement injected into its lineup. Fortunately, it looks like a trio of concepts headed to the Tokyo Motor Show could finally help spark some enthusiasm for the troubled automaker. All we have to go on right now is a pair of teaser images for the ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi Mirage configurator is alive
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    Well, here's the butter knife Mitsubishi is bringing to the subcompact gun fight. It's called the Mirage, and its configurator has just gone live on Mitsubishi's consumer page, allowing those that absolutely must have a brand-new car for not a lot of money (and have never heard of the Nissan Versa, Mazda2, Chevrolet Spark or Ford Fiesta) to build their ...

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    Report: DoJ fines Japanese parts firms $740M in massive automotive price-fixing scandal
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    Nine Japanese suppliers have pleaded guilty in US court over charges of price fixing in the automotive parts industry, resulting in the Department of Justice doling out a total of $740 million of fines, according to a report from Bloomberg. The scandal, which has resulted in General Motors, Ford, Toyota and Chrysler spending up to $5 billion on inflated ...

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    Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV could go on sale in US in fall 2014
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    Thanks to a production stoppage caused by battery issues and high demand from Japan and Europe, the US will just have to wait its turn to get the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. That's the news from Green Car Reports, which spoke to Bryan Arnett, senior manager of product strategy for Mitsubishi Motors North America, and learned that "a year from now" is the ...

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