2014 SUVs Take Center Stage at LA Auto Show

Although various small and midsize cars made a splash at last week’s 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, several SUVs were also unveiled to the world. A completely redesigned 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander debuted last week, and it abandons a similar front fascia as the Lancer’s in favor of what Kicking Tires calls a “more rounded front end.” For the 2014 model year, Mitsubishi says in a statement the Outlander loses 200 pounds and will have an Eco mode that ... continue reading»

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Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Headed for U.S.

Mitsubishi will debut a plug-in hybrid version of its Outlander SUV at the Paris Motor Show later this month. Mitsubishi says in a statement that the new Outlander PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) is “the world's first plug-in hybrid SUV.” The Outlander PHEV will hit Japanese markets early in 2013 and go on sale later in Europe, North America and additional markets. “The Outlander PHEV uses MMC's [Mitsubishi’s] own Plug-in Hybrid EV System powertrain derived from 100 ... continue reading»

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Redesigned 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander to Debut in Geneva

Mitsubishi announced yesterday that it will reveal its next-generation 2013 Outlander at the Geneva Auto Show next month. Although the model making its Geneva debut is the European version of the SUV, most analysts expect it to be close to what we’ll see in the U.S. next year. First, Mitsubishi has updated the Outlander’s looks. “The overall look is friendlier and less aggressive than the Mitsubishi's current Outlander,” writes Automotive News. “Think goldfish instead of a ... continue reading»

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