Mitsubishi Innovative Milestones Over The Years

Mitsubishi has built a reputation for delivering cutting-edge technology, and it’s the result of years of Mitsubishi innovation in engineering. At Hampton Mitsubishi, we’re proud of the groundbreaking work Mitsubishi has done over the years. Here are some of the brand’s most innovative developments.

All-Wheel Control

All-Wheel Control continuously reads road conditions to automatically transfer power where it is needed most. The result is enhanced traction and handling even when driving in tough conditions, like snow or ice.

Super All-Wheel Control

In 2014, Mitsubishi updated its advanced drivetrain technology, calling it Super All-Wheel Control. S-AWC features four distinct driving modes: Normal, Snow, Lock (for off-road conditions), and Eco.

MIVEC Engine Technology

While the fundamentals of gasoline engines have remained the same for years, Mitsubishi proved that there is plenty of room for improvement with the development of MIVEC engine technology. This advanced valve timing electronic control system ensures optimal valve timing at all speeds for an exceptional balance of power and fuel efficiency.

INVECS Adaptive Shift Control Technology

Unlike traditional shifting systems, Mitsubishi INVECS Adaptive Shift Control learns your driving habits and responds accordingly by altering shifting points for optimal performance.

Active Stability and Traction Control

ASC technology employs a system of sensors to constantly monitor road conditions to optimize stability and traction by automatically applying braking power to specific wheels.

MIEV Technology

After four decades of research and development, Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle technology automatically monitors energy flow through the vehicle to create smooth acceleration and ensures optimal performance of all electrical systems. 

These innovative systems are featured in the Mitsubishi vehicles available at Hampton Mitsubishi.

Sales Milestone for the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is one of the most innovative and versatile crossovers available today. It gives you the functionality of a spacious, all-wheel-drive crossover and the added efficiency of a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

Recently, Mitsubishi celebrated a big sales milestone for the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Since its launch in 2013, Mitsubishi has sold over 200,000 Outlander PHEV models. In fact, it has been Europe’s best-selling plug-in hybrid model for four years in a row and became the world’s best-selling plug-in hybrid in December 2018.1

Since 2013, the Outlander PHEV has won a continual stream of awards and recognition. Some of these include the 2019 Green SUV of the Year award from Green Car Journal in the United States, 2019 Best Plug-in Vehicle from Company Car and Van Magazine in the UK, and Best 5 All-Around Performance award from the Automotive Science Group.

Here in the U.S., the Outlander PHEV boats an all-electric driving range of 22 miles. This is enough to cover at least part of many drivers’ commutes and daily errand schedules. Imagine being able to spend less time and money putting gas into your car. The 2019 Outlander PHEV also features updated exterior styling and improved driving dynamics.

Test-drive the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV at Hampton Mitsubishi.

*1…Source: JATO Dynamics Limited

Mitsubishi and Google Partner to Make Alliance Intelligent Cloud

Mitsubishi recently announced it would be partnering with Google to develop innovative infotainment technologies by 2021. Some of the major goals of this partnership include equipping more models with cloud-based services as well as turn-by-turn navigation and Google Assistant. In short, you’ll be better connected than ever before when you choose a Mitsubishi.

According to the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, the Alliance Intelligent Cloud is perhaps one of the biggest additions to the current lineup of infotainment technologies. There’s easy-to-integrate data management, infotainment, remote diagnostics, and more through the Alliance Intelligent Cloud.  Thanks to this new partnership between the auto conglomerate and Google, Mitsubishi cars of the future will likely have some of the most advanced infotainment on the market.

“Our partnership with Google will offer owners of our vehicles rich user experiences that are currently available only outside the vehicle or, to a limited extent, by connecting an Android device to supported vehicles,” said Hadi Zablit, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi.

In addition to high-tech cloud and infotainment services, Mitsubishi is also working with Google to develop a series of zero-emissions electric vehicles as well as autonomous-driving technologies. These are just some of the ways the Mitsubishi brand is revolutionizing the industry.

While this advanced technology is still a few years away, contact us at Hampton Mitsubishi for more information on current infotainment systems.

Best Driving Apps to Transform Your Daily Commute

Smartphone apps have become a big part of many aspects of our lives, including our time behind the wheel. From apps that save your money to apps that help you chill out, read on to learn about the best driving apps that every driver should download.

 

GasBuddy

 

GasBuddy is an incredible, easy-to-use app that helps you find the lowest gas prices possible no matter where you are in the country. This app is updated in real-time and can be a huge help when you’re far from home and not quite sure where to find the best prices on gas.

 

MileIQ

 

If driving is an important part of your daily work routine, MileIQ should definitely be on your smartphone. This app automatically records driving info such as total miles driven and start/ stop time, making keeping track of all your work-related diving easier than ever before.

 

Headspace

 

Headspace isn’t necessarily a driving app, but it makes our list because it is a wonderful way to transform your daily commute into some much-need quiet time. The free app features a huge variety of relaxation and meditation exercises that are fun and easy. Especially if you find yourself struggling with road rage, this might be just the app for you.

 

If you’re in the market to truly upgrade your daily commute, visit Hampton Mitsubishi and peruse our extensive inventory of incredible vehicles.