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August 17, 2012

PIMS 2012: Mitsubishi Previews Outlander, Mirage

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines is showcasing a total of 8 cars at the 4th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS), with two of them upcoming models intended for sale soon. At their stand, Mitsubishi is showing off:
  1. Mirage
  2. Outlander
  3. 1987-1989 Galant VR4 Rally Car
  4. Lancer EX 1.6
  5. ASX
  6. Pajero
  7. Montero Sport
  8. Strada
Of course, the biggest news is the sneak peek of the Mirage and the Outlander. It's understood that the former is expected to be released this November, while the latter will be "really soon".


Mirage is a new type of global compact model which has been developed to MMC’s innovative “Global Small Concept” under which a single product caters to the requirements for an affordable entry-level model in fast-growing emerging nations as well as to eco-car requirements in advanced nation.  Mitsubishi New Mirage embodies a new way of thinking in building automobile in order to deliver a combination of road performance and a sense of comfort to bring driving pleasure.

All-new Outlander

The all-new Outlander features outstanding environmental performance, returning fuel efficiency and CO2 emission levels which among the best in its class.  Other features distinguishing the all-new Outlander include outstanding safety performance, stemming from the adoption of advanced safety technology, and high quality and user friendly interior.  Furthermore the all-new Outlander will be equipped with an “eco-friendly driving system” that notifies the driver when he or she is driving at maximum efficiency.  With this system the driver can choose to drive at maximum efficiency to enhance actual efficiency of the vehicle.

Photo by Ulysses Ang
 Galant VR4 (Rally Car of Kenjiro Shinozuka)

The Galant VR4 made its World Rally Championship debut in 1988 and won two rounds the following year, quickly becoming the most competitive car in the WRC.  On its debut the car was quickest on 30 of the 48 stages – a sensational debut.  The Galant VR-4 went on to win championships around the globe and was indeed a success as a rally car.

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