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Are Mitsubishi and Volvo on the Way Out?

2013 Volvo S60 A new report predicts that Mitsubishi and Volvo are among 10 brands that will disappear from the U.S. marketplace before 2014. “Car sales are growing in the United States, but brands with market shares under half a percent cannot compete with companies that either produce high-luxury models like Mercedes-Benz or multiline giants like General Motors,” says 24/7 Wall St. The financial news site surmises that Mitsubishi and Volvo will stop selling vehicles in the U.S., much like ... continue reading»

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Mitsubishi i will be on Sale Nationally by Summer

The Mitsubishi i electric car will go on sale nationwide by this summer. The i, which is currently available for test drives in Washington, Hawaii, Oregon and California, will be available for test drives in the remaining 46 states by March, Mitsubishi says in a statement, and will be available for purchase by the summer. Mitsubishi is pushing up the national launch of its electric car nine months ahead of schedule. Though dealers in only four states are currently accepting ... continue reading»

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Mitsubishi to Build Plug-in Hybrid SUV

The hybrid and electric vehicle race is heating up, as more automakers announce plans to bring a plug-in hybrid or all-electric vehicle to market. Mitsubishi, whose i-MiEV electric car is scheduled to go on sale later this year, has plans to build a plug-in hybrid SUV. Motor Trend’s Truck Trend reports that Mitsubishi will produce a plug-in hybrid SUV “based on the automaker's PX-MiEV concept it debuted at the 2009 Tokyo auto show.” Reportedly, Mitsubishi’s hybrid SUV ... continue reading»

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