Mitsubishi Unveils 2017 Mirage, Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Motors North America showed the much-anticipated production model of the all-new 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) and the 2017 Mirage G4 subcompact sedan at the 2016 New York International Auto Show. Both vehicles are new models to the Mitsubishi product lineup and are important to the brand’s growth plans in North America.

“The two new vehicles debuted today in New York will help continue Mitsubishi’s sales momentum and will be instrumental in achieving our sales goals for the year,” said Don Swearingen, executive vice president, MMNA. “Outlander PHEV offers the best of both worlds providing true SUV capabilities along with electric driving efficiency without the worry of range anxiety. Mirage G4 joins the popular Mirage hatchback to form a formidable one-two punch in the subcompact segment.”


Featuring a highly efficient 2.0-liter gasoline engine and two high-performance electric motors that drive Mitsubishi’s superior Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) system, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a very capable PHEV with go anywhere capability. The Outlander PHEV will arrive at Mitsubishi Motors showrooms in fall 2016.

The Outlander PHEV is highlighted by a full-time, twin-electric motor-powered all-wheel control system that provides quick and optimized torque distribution between the front and rear wheels. Mounted separately at the front and rear axles the electric motors deliver precise, responsive 4WD performance with the S-AWC system ensuring excellent driving stability and intuitive, linear handling. The S-AWC system found on the Outlander PHEV is a specialized application of Lancer Evolution-derived Super All-Wheel Control honed on the world rally circuit.

A sibling to the well-established and popular Mirage hatchback, the all-new Mirage G4 brings to consumers a fresh dose of clean style, environmental consciousness, agility, connectivity, affordability, roominess, and value. The Mirage G4 will be at the top of its class in combined fuel efficiency and C02 emissions. Inside, the Mirage G4’s long wheelbase provides for a spacious interior cabin and a cavernous trunk. Adding an element of surprise and delight to the subcompact segment, the Mirage G4 will come equipped with available smartphone integrations, features typically reserved for higher priced vehicles. Support for Apple CarPlay™, the smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car, lets drivers make calls, get directions optimized for traffic conditions, listen to music, and access messages. Android Auto™ extends the Android™ platform into the car in a way that’s purpose-built for driving.

Aaron Turpen
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