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Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Mitsubishi i-MiEV
One of the Japanese car manufacturer Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (MMC) continue campaigning for the use of electric cars around the world. With its flagship product i-MiEV, after a successful collaboration with PSA Peugeot-Citroen, Mitsubishi is now visited Australia with two prime units are environmentally friendly cars.

Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) intentionally bringing these two products to explore the market. Starting next month, they will be tested in daily activities by government officials, private companies, and local media.

“Mitsubishi i-MiEV has the ability to introduce a new era in environmentally friendly products to Australia.

In the automotive world, Mitsubishi became one of the producers who sell electric vehicles in bulk. Manufacturing steps have been commenced in July 2009 in Japan and received a positive response. at the end of this year, i-MiEV will go on sale in Europe. Each mobile unit is approximately U.S. $ 40,000 (around Rp376 million) per unit.

Lancer Sportback ACTiV Limited

Lancer Sportback ACTiV Limited
Japanese automakers, Mitsubishi, make new breakthroughs in Aussie or Australian. Brand bearing the three diamonds Activ Lancer launched in limited numbers and cost 21,990 Australian dollars, or USD 183.3 million per unit.

It was developed from Sportback Lancer ES platform. “The Lancer ES is very famous and popular (in Aussy). Additions made to improve the features and value standards of the new variants Activ,” said Paul Unerkov, Deputy Managing Director of Marketing Aussy Mitsubishi.

Varian Activ offers exterior with 16-inch alloy wheels, rear spoiler, chrome exhaust, privacy glass, side airdams, and of course signage Activ. Into the cabin, no bluetooth features and leather steering wheel with audio controls.

Mitsubishi 2.0-liter engine relies, 4-cylinder, DOHC MIVEC which produces a force capable of 150 PS@6.000 rpm and maximum torque of 198 rpm Nm@4.250. In addition, there are two transmission options, manual and CVT.

For safety, the car is equipped with active stability control with traction control (ASTC), ABS, electronic brake distribution (EBD), brake assist (BA), (SRS) airbags, anti-intrusion system pedals, seat belt pre-tensioner, and the body which was strengthened.

Mitsubishi RVR as Concept cX

Mitsubishi RVR as Concept cX
Principal parties, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC), finally gives a name RVR for crossover vehicles. This is not a new name, but a continuation of the model of multi-purpose vehicle (MPV), produced in 1991 and 2002.

At that time, for the European market, Mitsubishi Space Runner name, while for the American market called Expo LRV and to Asia and Oceania still wear RVR. Chrysler when it also sells products under the name Colt Vista Playmouth.

Many changes in this concept car since 2 years ago introduced the name Concept CX. Striking changes appear on the grille and the air cavity designs that do not boxes, and large, but it was divided into two. So also with the fender, which is now reduced.

The back also got a touch. Appearance is no longer the box, but slightly curved like the Honda CR-V or Chevrolet Captiva.

In the engine room, this crossover using a capacity of 1.8L MIVEC engine gasoline. This vehicle has a length of 4.3 meters with a high aerodynamic.

In Japan itself, RVR will be introduced in the spring, while the introduction of globally implemented in North America, Europe, and Asia region, including China. There is also a test plan to be implemented in the near future.

Mitsubishi Crossover

Mitsubishi Motors. Co. (MMC), one of the largest automobile manufacturer in Japan’s new bullet ready to be a compact crossover. Multi-purpose vehicle combination vehicle (MPV) and sport utility vehicle (SUV) will be released to the market in February 2010 for domestic consumption. Are the global market, followed after Japan.

Crossover is the development of the Concept-CX which debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2007, as one bearing the brand of global projects three red rhombus with the platform mid-size sedan.

From the model, this crossover under Pajero Outlander or (outside U.S.). Leaks of information, carrying machine with 1800 cc diesel engine maximum power with 134 dk 280 Nm of torque. Transmission pack Twin Clutch SST, as has been applied to the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X. Wheel motion system all-wheel drive

MMC will exhibit a compact crossover at the Geneva motor show held in March 2010.

Sinister Car Faces : Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

Taking their cue from an article about how people like “mature, dominant, masculine, arrogant, angry-looking cars,” in the 2008 edition of the Springer Journal Human Nature, the editors at Kelley Blue Book came up with 10 car faces that are the most sinister-looking. They’ve also explained what makes these cars look so angry.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
Piercing eyes and a Darth Vader-like mouth give Mitsubishi’s world-beating overachiever a visual bark commensurate with its road-shredding bite.


2009 Mitsubishi Outlander

2009 Mitsubishi Outlander

The Mitsubishi Outlander crossover has a clamshell tailgate similar to the Land Rover Range Rover Sport’s, but at a third the starting price. Sliding second-row seats let you trade rear-passenger leg room for more cargo area, while an impressive Rockford-Fosgate sound system lets you broadcast the pre-game show for all to hear.


SUV from Mitsubishi, Pajero Sport 7 seater

SUV from Mitsubishi, Pajero Sport 7 seater

Pajero Sport 2.5 liter diesel plant that is one of the variants of the 7 seater Pajero Sport.

The planning of 7 seater Pajero Sport will go first to the country of Malaysia in May 2009 with price around RM 170,000 or about Rp 530 million.

Engine capacity 2500 cc turbodiesel has been registered to Depprin, this SUV actually have 2 engine options other fruit that is 3200 cc 3500 cc turbodiesel and V6 petrol.

When this SUV will be present to Indonesia automotive market, the price will be increased immediately. For Pajero Sport 5 seater that is currently circulating the price has reached more than Rp 1 billion.

iMiEV run quiet

While in the rear wheel of this car, no different than a conventional car. Control equipment to run the same. Likewise, forms, namely at the wheel, brake pedal and akslerator (gas), hand brake, rod transferring tooth type “gate”, such as the automatic transmission version now, the contact-starter and the instrument panel.

After knowing the position of equipment control car, so the car can run, the next target is the search for the location of “key contacts”. Located in the steering, like a normal car. Enough with the operation of the play.

When the lock-in contact “on-going, the instrument display to show” O “(zero) on the speedometer. Indicators and the transmission and tripmeter also appear in digital impressions. Simple one. In the middle of the dashboard, on the monitor screen showing a map with the letter size description. “The original Japanese!”

Without Vibration
In a conventional car with the engine or motor fuel, when the key contact “on” or want to run, the vibration and sound of the engine is ready to sign the road! Now, in the car, such as electric iMiEV this, there is no vibration and roar. As a result, we are not sure the car is ready to run.

In fact, the iMiEV electric car is not my first try. In 1992, I have been trying to VW in the electricity Mondiale de Gen?ve or Geneva car exhibition. That time I felt that, while trying to run a car, not sure ready to run. Parties, no vibration and engine roar. The same repeated again in the iMiEV!

“This is ready to run,” ask me to Takayuki Yatabe sitting in the front passenger seat and who is responsible for technology in the electric car is Mitsubishi made.

Takayuki is still young, replied, “Yes. Ready to run! However, the electric motor is not working. “This means that the battery is not menggerahkan energy to the electric motor. Meanwhile, the gasoline or diesel engine, be sure that the energy is used to.

I tread brake pedal. Hand brake is revealed. Position rod transmitting all the “P”, movable immediately to the “D”. When transmitting my opeasikan that, Takayuki told me to step on brake pedal.
After akselerator pedal in the press, the car moving. There is no vibration, no roar of the engine. Quiet atmosphere. I try to use the brake, it can operate with the grip. Cars can be invited to glide smoothly.

Effect “Engine Brake”
Is a little different letters listed paa transmission. It turns out slightly different than a car with automatic transmission. In the iMiEV written “P, R, N, D, B and Eco.” This last letter is different. Takayuki explain it, its function as a brake or the additional security that is used when the car is in the transcript. While the “Eco” which is also applied on many cars now, assigned to economical energy or throttle relaxed.

However, that, when the car throttle position “D”, feels big enough labor. Akselerasin also responsive, especially at the start of the silence. For other conditions, because it can not dikebut a maximum, not much is known. Parties, each of journalists were given only 2 minutes to try in the supermini circuits.

Want to get experience as iMiEV up passengers only? Thank fast-Mitsubishi came to stand in the Arena Pekan Raya Jakarta in Indonesia-Japan Expo 2008 which lasted until 9 November this!


Mitsubishi Models

Fuso vehicles (3 C, 1 F)

Mitsubishi racing cars (5 C, 3 F)

Mitsubishi military vehicles (9 C, 2 F)

Mitsubishi commercial vehicles (11 F)

Mitsubishi K-Cars (9 C, 3 F)

Mitsubishi concept vehicles (7 C, 1 F)


Mitsubishi aircraft (1 C, 3 F)


Mitsubishi 380 (7 F)


Mitsubishi Airtrek (4 F)


Mitsubishi Carisma (1 C, 19 F)

Mitsubishi Challenger (3 F)

Mitsubishi Chariot (5 F)

Mitsubishi Colt (2 C, 34 F)

Mitsubishi Cordia (3 F)


Mitsubishi Debonair (2 F)

Mitsubishi Delica (3 C, 5 F)

Mitsubishi Diamante (17 F)

Mitsubishi Dignity (1 F)

Mitsubishi Dingo (5 F)

Mitsubishi Dion (5 F)


Mitsubishi Eclipse (4 C, 44 F)

Mitsubishi Endeavor (18 F)


Mitsubishi Freeca (1 F)

Mitsubishi FTO (2 F)


Mitsubishi Galant (88 F)

Mitsubishi Grandis (13 F)

Mitsubishi GTO (10 F)


Mitsubishi Jeep (7 F)


Mitsubishi L200 (3 C)

Mitsubishi L300 (12 F)

Mitsubishi Lancer (10 C, 15 F)

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (11 C, 2 F)

Mitsubishi Leo (1 F)

Mitsubishi Libero (1 F)


Mitsubishi Magna (9 C)

Mitsubishi Mighty Max (1 F)

Mitsubishi Mirage (20 F)

Mitsubishi Montero (3 C)

Mitsubishi Montero Sport (10 F)


Mitsubishi Nativa (2 F)

Mitsubishi Outlander (2 C)


Mitsubishi Pajero (7 C)

Mitsubishi Pajero iO (11 F)

Mitsubishi Pajero Jr (1 F)

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (3 F)

Mitsubishi Proudia (1 F)


Mitsubishi Raider (2 F)

Mitsubishi RVR (3 F)


Mitsubishi Sapporo (3 F)

Mitsubishi Savrin (2 F)

Mitsubishi Shogun (2 F)

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport (2 F)

Mitsubishi Sigma (1 C, 2 F)

Mitsubishi SilverPigeon scooters (1 F)

Mitsubishi Space Runner (6 F)

Mitsubishi Space Star (10 F)

Mitsubishi Space Wagon (23 F)

Mitsubishi Starion (1 C, 2 F)


Mitsubishi Tredia (1 F)

Mitsubishi Triton (11 F)

Mitsubishi Zinger (1 F)


Mitsubishi History

The first Mitsubishi company was a shipping firm established by Yataro Iwasaki (1834?1885) in 1870. In 1873, its name was changed to Mitsubishi Shokai (????). The name Mitsubishi (??) has two parts: “mitsu” meaning “three” and “hishi” (which becomes “bishi” in the middle of a word) meaning “water caltrop” (also called “water chestnut”), and hence “rhombus”, which is reflected in the famous company’s logo which symbolizes the propeller of a ship. It is also translated as “three diamonds”.

The company bought into coal mining in 1881 by acquiring the Takashima mine and Hashima Island in 1890, using the produce to fuel their extensive steamship fleet. They also diversified into shipbuilding, banking, insurance, warehousing, and trade. Later diversification carried the organization into such sectors as paper, steel, glass, electrical equipment, aircraft, oil, and real estate. As Mitsubishi built a broadly based conglomerate, it played a central role in the modernization of Japanese industry.

The merchant fleet entered into a period of diversification that would eventually result in the creation of three entities:

Mitsubishi Bank (now a part of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group) was founded in 1919. After its mergers with the Bank of Tokyo in 1996, and UFJ Holdings in 2004, this became Japan’s largest bank.
Mitsubishi Corporation, founded in 1950, Japan’s largest general trading company
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which includes these industrial companies.

Mitsubishi Motors, the 6th largest Japanese auto manufacturer.
Mitsubishi Atomic Industry, a nuclear power company.
Mitsubishi Chemical, the largest Japanese chemicals company

World War II

Mitsubishi A6M “Zero” fighter

During the Second World War, Mitsubishi manufactured aircraft, under the direction of Jiro Horikoshi. The Mitsubishi Zero was a primary Japanese naval fighter in World War II. It was used by Imperial Japanese Navy pilots in the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and many other occasions, including in kamikaze attacks in the later stages of the war. Allied pilots were astounded by its maneuverability, and it was very successful in combat until the Allies devised tactics to utilize their advantage in firepower and diving speed.

As well as building prominent fighters, Mitsubishi also built many of Japan’s most famous bombers of the war, such as the G3M, the G4M, the Ki-21, and the Ki-67. During the 1930s, Mitsubishi had also built the single-engined Ki-35.

Slave labour controversy
Like many other large Japanese corporations at that time, Mitsubishi made use of slave labour from Allied POWs and the Japanese captured territories, like Korea and China. With poor working conditions, many people died during this period.

In the post-war period, various lawsuits and demands for compensations were presented against the Mitsubishi Corporation, in particular by former Chinese slave labourers. The counter-arguments presented in statements by the conglomerate’s spokesman and by lawyers representing it in the courts included that:

Mitsubishi regards forced labour as inconsistent with the company’s values;
It was a general Japanese wartime national policy to employ Chinese labourers;
The Mitsubishi of World War II is not the same as the company bearing this name at present.

New era
Mitsubishi participated in Japan’s unprecedented economic growth of the 1950s and 1960s. For example, as Japan modernized its energy and materials industries, the Mitsubishi companies created Mitsubishi Petrochemical, Mitsubishi Atomic Power Industries, Mitsubishi Liquefied Petroleum Gas, and Mitsubishi Petroleum Development.

The traditional Mitsubishi emphasis on technological development was in new ventures in such fields as space development, aviation, ocean development, data communications, computers, and semiconductors. Mitsubishi companies also were active in consumer goods and services.

In 1970, Mitsubishi companies established the Mitsubishi Foundation to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the founding of the first Mitsubishi company. The companies also individually maintain charitable foundations. Mitsubishi pavilions have been highlights of expositions in Japan since the historic EXPO’70 in Osaka in 1970’s to 1980’s

As of 2007, Mitsubishi Corporation, a member of the Mitsubishi Group, is Japan’s largest general trading company (sogo shosha) with over 200 bases of operations in approximately 80 countries worldwide. Together with its over 500 group companies, Mitsubishi employs a multinational workforce of approximately 54,000 people. Mitsubishi has long been engaged in business with customers around the world in many industries, including energy, metals, machinery, chemicals, food and general merchandise.

Mitsubishi Motors reached 1.3 million cars of total production in 2007.