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 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.
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.
Recently, the Automotive Science Group named Mitsubishi Motors the “Best All-Around Performance Brand” and “Best Economic Performance Brand” for 2019. Mitsubishi is deservingly receiving these honors for the second consecutive year.
ASG conducted the 2019 Automotive Performance Index Study to determine
the real market value of 1,640 vehicles for the 2019 model year. In particular,
ASG examined environmental, life-cycle and social and economic performance
indicators for each vehicle.
When looking at operating and purchase costs over the first 6.5 years
that drivers own the vehicles, the Mitsubishi lineup was found to provide the
best value, beating the industry average by an astounding 27%. The brand’s fuel
efficiency and light-weight design were some of the key features that helped
Mitsubishi outrank other brands.
ASG also recognized individual Mitsubishi models in the API study. Specifically,
the 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage had the best performance of any other 2019 vehicle in
the Study. Accordingly, the Mirage earned the 2019 “Best Economic Performance
Award” and “Best All-Around Performance Award.”
Both the 2019 Outlander PHEV and Outlander Sport were considered to be part
of the Crossover segment’s “Best 5 All-Around Performance” vehicles. Plus, the
2019 Outlander won the “Best All-Around Performance SUV” award.
We at Hampton Mitsubishi are proud to offer Mitsubishi models on our lot. Take a test drive in the 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage or one of the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander models at our dealership.
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
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 Motors goes above and beyond to provide drivers with true value and quality vehicles. This year’s J. D. Power Customer Satisfaction Index Study proves just how dedicated the Japanese automaker really is. Mitsubishi ranked third among the best mass market brands in the automotive industry.
The study’s results show that Mitsubishi Motors is the
fastest-growing Asian brand in the United States for the second year in a row.
Mitsubishi saw a jump from 21st to 12th place in the overall automotive
industry rankings. The Japanese manufacturer improved by 27 points.
When high-end luxury brands were removed from the running,
Mitsubishi soared from 10th place in 2018 to third place in 2019. Notably, Mitsubishi
surpassed larger brands to take home the top non-premium Asian brand title.
“Customer satisfaction is a core value at Mitsubishi
Motors, and our performance in the JD Power CSI Study over the last two years
is testament to our focus on it. We do this for one reason only: to give our
customers the very best experience we can at every touch point with our company,”
said Mark Chaffin, COO for MMNA.
The latest jump in rankings marks Mitsubishi’s continued
dedication to the average customer. Since 2016, Mitsubishi has jumped by 61
points, effectively leading non-premium brands during that time.
Check out the incredible lineup of Mitsubishi models at Hampton Mitsubishi.
Working with Lee Asher and The Asher House, Mitsubishi recently took action to help dogs in shelters find homes by donating a Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. Asher, who quit his job to devote his life to finding shelter dogs a good home, has facilitated the adoption of more than 145 dogs in the past year and a half.
The donation was part of Mitsubishi’s “Drive your Ambition” campaign, which is designed to provide for individuals and organizations who work hard to make a difference in the communities in which they live. According to Mitsubishi, the Eclipse Cross was an ideal donation because of its roomy and easy-to-clean cargo space, which is perfect for driving dogs to and from adoption events and homes.
“Our consumers have wide-ranging ambitions in life and Mitsubishi Motors is here to help drive those ambitions,” said Mark Chaffin, chief operating officer, MMNA. “Lee started with a passion when he created The Asher House and it has become a movement to help raise awareness for rescue animals and shelters across the country; Asher’s bold decision to take action on his ambition is admirable and we’re privileged to be able to help support his mission.”
The Eclipse Cross has seating for five people (or dogs!), as well as convenient features like MITSUBISHI CONNECT so you can easily get emergency assistance or remote climate control through an easy-to-use smartphone app. Even with the wear and tear sometimes caused by driving with your pets, the Eclipse Cross is backed by a 10-year/100,000-mile limited warranty to provide added peace of mind. To learn more about this vehicle, or any other Mitsubishi model, and how it can haul your pets from place to place, contact us at Hampton Mitsubishi.