Announcing the fifth generation Mitsubishi L200 revealed to the automotive world at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show in early March. Guaranteeing quality upgrades and refinements, the company still assures its “functionality and reliability as a work vehicle.”
The European pickup, which has been a presence in its market for almost a decade, asserts a redesigned front and rear fascia, a more spacious interior, and higher-quality materials. The truck features improved body mounting and a retuned suspension, which partner to reduce noise vibrations of its Super Select 4WD-II drivetrain. The L200 is available with either two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive, and a potential hybrid option could become available to consumers in the near future. The updated mini-truck also includes a Trailer Stability Assist and Lane Departure Warning for added safety features.
While the L200 is unfortunately not yet released to the North American market, it remains a beacon to the company’s ingenuity while its creature comforts cross over to the US market. So be sure to come visit Biggers Mitsubishi to drive the company’s innovative and top rated IIHS vehicles today.
Mitsubishi made quite a stir during the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show. With new models such as the XR-PHEV II and the L200, Mitsubishi dominated the event. Showcasing the latest in fuel-efficient technology and off-road design, both models are sure to be a success.
According to Mitsubishi, the XR-PHEV II has been in the works since 2013, allowing engineers to fine-tune the plug-in hybrid technology. The Mitsubishi XR-PHEV II Concept is a small SUV/Crossover that features a lightweight and compact body and very low emissions. It also features Battery Save, Battery Charge, and All-Electric modes giving drivers a variety of choices.
The L200 is an all-new pickup, initially launched in Thailand. This new sport utility truck has been a smash hit, perfect for functionality and reliability. Unfortunately, the L200 is only being offered in Europe and parts of Asia at the moment, but depending on its success, it may make its way to the US sooner or later.
Both of these models represent the future of Mitsubishi, emphasizing eco-friendly design. The XR-PHEV is an SUV and the L200 is a pickup, two segments associated with bad fuel economy and harmful emissions—something Mitsubishi is looking to change.
The next evolution of the little Mitsubishi i-MiEV, the smallest four-seat electric car sold in North America, will start to go on sale at Biggers Mitsubishi later this month.
The automaker is skipping the 2015 model and going straight to 2016, which will be identical to the 2014 model in many ways, but with several upgrades to take into consideration.
Just like the current i-MiEV, the minicar coming this month will have 66 horsepower, a single-charge range of 62 miles, and an MSRP of $22,995 before a potential $7,500 federal tax break.
The updated Mitsubishi i-MiEV will also include an optional navigation package that comes with a seven-inch touchscreen display, real-time traffic data, and 3D mapping. In addition, the automaker will offer Bluetooth hands-free phone technology, a rearview camera, and a USB port.
For such a small and efficient car, that’s actually quite a lot of technology. Let’s see if it gets more customers interested!
It’s about time. After teasing us about “The Return of a Legend” a few weeks ago, Biggers Mitsubishi could not wait a moment longer to find out what Mitsubishi had come up with.
Under the hood, the Concept GC-PHEV has a supercharged V6 and plug-in hybrid powertrain that makes 335 horsepower, all hooked up to an eight-speed automatic gearbox and a four-wheel-drive system.
More interestingly, the Concept GC-PHEV is the first vehicle to give us a preview of the automaker’s brand-new design language. According to Don Swearingen, Mitsubishi North America Executive VP, “All of our 2016 model year vehicles will be refreshed with our new brand identity, starting with the 2016 Outlander.”
When it comes to design, the Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV is a mix of chunky style and sci-fi influences. It has an augmented reality windshield, collision mitigating braking, and something called the Tactical Table. Though that sounds like something that would let you call in an airstrike against your enemies, what it actually does is let you place a smartphone on top of the table and automatically share information with the vehicle and other passengers—kinda like those computer tables that we thought would be the future before tablets came along. Less dramatic than an airstrike, but arguably more useful!