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2018 Mitsubishi Changes


2018 Model Year Mitsubishi Changes

As Mitsubishi Motors settles into its new ownership by Renault and its relationship with Nissan, Mitsubishi's product is temprarily winding down. The Lancer and all-electric i-MiEV are discontinued. The tiny and lackluster Mirage remains their only car. The promised 2017 plug-in Hybrid Outlander has so far been vaporware (now promised for 2018). The years have seen many Mitsus pass into obsolesense and then die long after they were worth having: Eclipse, Galant, Montero...

Now we await the EclipseCross, a crossover borrowing a storied sports car name from Mitsubishi past. Fitting: the Eclipse used to offer an all-wheel drive variant at the height of its performance roster.


With the company that sells the most electric cars on the planet (no, not that one) buying a controlling stake in Mitsubishi, it's not surprising that their small, poorly selling i-MiEV electric car is discontinued. How long will it be before Mitsubishi dealers sell a rebadged next-generation Nissan Leaf or perhaps the original?




2018 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback

A backup camera and Bluetooth are now standard. A new 7-inch audio display controls the audio. SE and GT get a driver's seat armrest and a center console.


2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert now standard on SEL, previously optional.

A new Smartphone Link Display Audio is standard for SE, SEL and GT models and includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) version is supposed to come out in December.

Outlander PHEV

 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Due out in December, now, as a 2018 model, this plug-in hybrid EV is not yet rated for all-electric range. It comes in SEL and GT trims, with roughly the same equipment as those two gas models. It's 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine couple with two electric motors, front and rear, net a system horsepower of 197, less than the V6 but more than the 4-cylinder gasoline only Outlander.

It trades two passenger seats for all of those batteries, but actually gains maximum cargo space: 78 cubic feet with its rear seats folded.

Outlander Sport

 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

A refresh adds new bumpers front and back, new daytime running light LEDs, a new shifter design and floor console. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be standard, included with a new 7-inch audio touch screen with smartphone integration.

A new Touring Package will offer safety features such as forward collision warning, Forward Collision Mitigation (automatic braking), Lane Departure Warning and Automatic High Beam headlights.

A rear camera is standard and noise, vibration and harshness have been diminished.

Top-line GT is discontinued, its content bestowed on SEL.


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