Mitsubishi Unveils Highly Fuel-Efficient All-New 2014 Mirage, Details Upcoming Outlander PHEV at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Mitsubishi Unveils Highly Fuel-Efficient All-New 2014 Mirage, Details Upcoming
                Outlander PHEV at the 2013 New York Auto Show

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, March 28, 2013

NEW YORK, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
(MMNA) has unveiled a remarkably fuel-efficient all-new 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage
5-door subcompact at the 2013 New York International Auto Show that is
expected to arrive at Mitsubishi Motors dealers later this fall. Mitsubishi
Motors also announced pricing information on the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander
compact CUV (arriving in dealerships this June) at the show, along with
demonstrating a detailed full-scale cutaway model of the upcoming eco-friendly
Outlander PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle).

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The all-new 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage model is expected to achieve a lofty
manufacturer estimated fuel economy of 40 mpg combined/37 mpg city/44 mpg
highway (CVT-equipped model; pending EPA fuel mileage rating), making this
stylish new vehicle the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid gasoline vehicle
available in America.

In addition to its exceptional fuel economy, the all-new 2014 Mitsubishi
Mirage will be offered exclusively in a convenient 5-door configuration with
room for five passengers.

The affordable 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage boasts a number of welcome standard and
available features including:

  oEstimated 40 mpg combined fuel economy (37 mpg city/44 mpg highway;
    pending EPA fuel mileage rating)
  o7 air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
  o4 speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 sound system with USB/iPod® input
  o60/40 split folding rear seat
  oActive Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control Logic (TCL)
  oBrake Assist and Hill Start Assist (HSA) (CVT-equipped models)
  o4-wheel Anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution
    (EBD)
  oPower windows with driver's side auto-up/down
  oRISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) safety cell body/chassis
    technology
  oRear Spoiler
  oAutomatic Climate Control
  oElectric Power Steering (EPS)
  oAvailable options include Navigation with Rearview Camera, Parking Assist
    and LED Interior Illumination Packages

New 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Pricing 

Expected to be one of the most fuel-efficient CUVs with standard 7-passenger
seating in the North American marketplace with a manufacturer-estimated 31 mpg
highway (ES and SE FWD models; pending EPA fuel mileage rating), the
well-equipped entry-level 2014 Outlander ES has a starting net MSRP* of only
$22,995.

The mid-grade 2014 Outlander SE will have a starting net MSRP* of only $23,795
– priced $200 less than the outgoing previous-generation comparable model.
Along with the expansive standard equipment package of the Outlander ES, the
SE trim level adds welcome features including stylish 18-in. alloy wheels,
6.1-in. touch panel display CD/MP3 with HD Radio audio® system, heated front
seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, Mitsubishi's FUSE Handsfree Link
System™ with USB port, FAST Key passive entry system with push-button engine
ignition on/off switch, plus much more.

The top-flight Outlander GT model has a starting net MSRP* of only $27,795 – a
remarkable $800 less than last year's comparable Outlander GT model. Powered
by a potent yet fuel efficient V-6 engine, the Outlander GT builds upon the SE
trim level features with welcome amenities like Super All-Wheel Control
(S-AWC), SiriusXM™ satellite radio, sporty steering wheel-mounted paddle
shifters, super wide-beam high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps, and a wood
grain appearance trim to name but a few of the upscale additions.

Along with its fresh design, vastly upgraded interior and exceptional fuel
efficiency, the new 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander is now available with an
electric power tailgate (available as part of the Premium Package on SE and GT
models), and highly advanced safety technologies including radar-based
Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Mitigation systems and a
camera-based Lane Departure Warning system (available as part of the Touring
Package on SE and GT models).

*Before delivery charge of $825 for 48 U.S. states, $950 for Alaska and
Hawaii.

Upcoming High-Tech Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 

Additionally, Mitsubishi Motors showcased the company's upcoming
energy-efficient and eco-friendly new Outlander PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric
vehicle) at the 2013 New York International Auto Show with a unique full-scale
cutaway model of this highly advanced and sustainable new vehicle.


Expected to land in Mitsubishi Motors showrooms in 2014, the new Outlander
PHEV is powered by a unique hybrid drivetrain that combines the innovative
100% electric-powered componentry including a pair of reliable 60 kW (80-bhp)
electric motors that have been reconfigured for the Outlander application as
well as a proven lithium-ion drive battery pack along with a highly
fuel-efficient gasoline-powered engine.

All 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV models come equipped as standard with a
truly innovative and advanced new form of the auto manufacturer's venerable
Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive system that takes advantage of
the vehicle's primary motive force through the use of the front and rear
electric motors, making the system a 100% electric-powered, EV-based full-time
all-wheel drive. These electric-powered motors produce instantaneous,
virtually lag-free power that ensures more precise control of the 4WD as this
configuration requires no propeller shaft, clutch plate or hydraulic system to
connect the front and rear axles in a conventional internal combustion
engine/hydraulic-powered 4WD system.

What's more, the twin electric motor/Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) system
provides outstanding instantaneous off-the-line acceleration, thanks to the
inherent torque characteristics of electric motors.

For more information on the new 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage 5-door and the advanced
Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, please visit
media.mitsubishicars.com. 

About Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., (MMNA) is responsible for all
manufacturing, sales, marketing, research and development operations for
Mitsubishi Motors in the United States. MMNA sells coupes, sedans and sport
utility vehicles through a network of approximately 400 dealers. In November
of 2011, MMNA launched the battery-powered electric vehicle Mitsubishi i-MiEV
as part of a corporate mission to offer consumers more environmentally
responsible modes of transportation. This battery-powered electric vehicle
technology addresses the need for vehicles that produce zero tailpipe
emissions and support a growing agenda for sustainability. For more
information, contact the Mitsubishi Motors News Bureau at (888) 560-6672 or
visit media.mitsubishicars.com.

SOURCE Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

Contact: Roger Yasukawa, Manager, Product Communications Mitsubishi Motors,
+1-714-372-6217, ryasukawa@mmsa.com