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Nissan Promises An Improved CVT
Nissan Promises An Improved CVT

If you want to get an automatic transmission—as most car shoppers prefer—on a Nissan, you'll most likely end up with a CVT. That's, to put it as simply as possible, a belt-and-pulley system rather than gears and hydraulics. Nissan has just announced that the CVT it uses across most of its...Read More»

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Mitsubishi and Subaru Electric Cars Go On Sale in Japan Next Month

Friday is World Environment Day, and Mitsubishi used the occasion to unveil the final production version of its i-MiEV electric car, which goes on sale in Japan in about six weeks. The company expects to distribute about 1,400 Mitsubishi i-MiEV models to companies and municipal bodies through March...Read More»

2006 Mitsubishi Colt VRX
Link Love From The Car Connection: Mitsubishi Marketing Mayhem, Ford Worships Idol, And Hello, Ferrari Heaven

The hunt is on -- It may be time to have an intervention with Mitsubishi. To hype its new Colt (not to be confused with the Dodge Colt, which was, in fact, a worked-over Mitsubishi), Mitsubishi has hidden Colt "parts" on the internet, which fans can then collect, scavenger-hunt style. Weirder...Read More»

2010 Mazda3
16 Cars for $16,000---Or Less

If you’re looking for a new set of wheels despite the recession, you’re in for a surprise. New cars can be far more expensive than you recall from your last trip to the showroom. According to figures from Comerica Bank, which compiles an annual study on affordability, the average new car sold...Read More»

Mitsubishi i-MiEV
Mitsubishi i-MiEV: Coming To An Electrical Outlet Near You...Eventually

The electric vehicles are coming, y'all. In addition to the many "sure things" we've already mentioned--like the Chevy Volt, the Tesla Model S, and the Nissan EV we discussed the other day--Mitsubishi has announced that it's bringing the all-electric i-MiEV to America in the not-too-distant future...Read More»

2010 Mitsubishi Outlander
Mitsubishi Intros 2010 Outlander GT Prototype In NYC

Desiring a stronger weapon in the small SUV competition, today Mitsubishi introduced its mildly-tweaked 2010 Outlander GT Prototype. Big news is an interior made less drab with leather inserts and stitching on the dash, more power for the 3.0-liter V-6 (up to 230), "idle-neutral logic" for the auto...Read More»

Charlie Chaplin, The Gold Rush (1925)
9 Cars for Artfully Dodging the Recession

Mega-bonuses have dried up, McMansions are going empty, and three-car garages and credit cards can no longer be obtained on request. Jeez, this recession sure doesn't feel as much fun as Fox, CNN and the New York Times make it out to be. Like us, you may have always dreamed of owning a new BMW, or...Read More»

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Picked For Top 10 World Performance Cars

Yesterday the 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo was picked as one of the top 10 contenders for the World Performance Car of the Year honors. As such, it joins with some pretty impressive company the likes of: Audi RS 6 Avant BMW 135i Coupe / Cabriolet Corvette ZR1 Lamborghini LP560-4 Gallardo...Read More»

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback
Mitsubishi Announces Summer Launch for 2010 Lancer Sportback

Today Mitsubishi Motors North America announced a summer arrival for the five-door version of the Lancer sedan, to be named the 2010 Lancer Sportback. They say it will "meld high performance and progressive design with an extra dose of utility." MSRP will be announced closer to the vehicle's...Read More»

2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS
VW, BMW, Mitsubishi Cut Production And Hours At Factories

Joining the growing list of automakers forced to scale back in response to a dismal market, Volkswagen AG, BMW AG, and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. are taking measures to reduce the cost of their operations. Volkswagen is responding by trimming hours for five days at the close of February. Roughly 2/3s...Read More»

2007 Mitsubishi Raider 2WD Double Cab V6 Auto LS Open Doors
Mitsubishi Raider Gets The Axe

Few will be crying when the last Mitsubishi Raider pickup rolls of the line sometime in 2010. A half-hearted beast from the very start, slow sales of she snout-nosed, restyled Dodge Dakota "mid-size" pickup first killed its only decent engine, an optional Chrysler V-8, in 2008. Next to go was...Read More»

Prince Albert of Monaco and Mitsubishi iMiEV
Prince of Monaco Serene and Green with iMiEV

Since 2006, Mitsubishi has been hard at work on its new "i MiEV" concept car. (The acronym stands for "Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle"; still no word on what either "i" stands for or why they're lowercase.) Now the company has begun taking the curiously named car on the road--most recently...Read More»

2009 Nissan 370Z
Nissan, Infiniti, and Mitsubishi Back at Cobo Hall

Rejoice, fans of the Nissan 370Z, Infiniti FX50, and Mitsubishi Evo--Nissan/Infiniti dealers and Mitsubishi dealers are footing the bill for their cars to make a showing at Detroit's North American International Auto Show in January. And to be certain--it's just their cars that will be making a...Read More»

Japanese worker
U.S. Auto Slump Felt in Japan

A historically weak auto market in the U.S. is causing strong ripple effects for Japanese automakers. Toyota is making the most dramatic layoffs, ridding itself of 6,000 contract workers in all. More than 6,000 additional jobs will be cut by Nissan, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Suzuki, and Honda, all...Read More»

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Mitsubishi Becomes Fifth Automaker to Pull Out of NAIAS

Automakers are pulling out of U.S. auto shows en masse given the current world financial crisis and auto sales decline, and Mitsubishi is the fifth to bail on Detroit's North American International Auto Show. The Japanese automaker joins ranks with Rolls-Royce, Land Rover, Ferrari, and Suzuki in...Read More»

2008 Mitsubishi Colt
Mitsubishi Introduces New Colt: For Europe Only

Mitsubishi Motors uses the Paris Auto Show to formally announce its next-generation Colt, a Europe-only sub-compact model that it last redesigned in 2004. Eschewing the "MPV-like high stance of its predecessor," Mitsubishi says that the Colt's aggressive new nose and a more athletic stance now make...Read More»

Mitsubishi MMR25 Rally Racer
Mitsubishi MMR25 Concept Reinvents the Wheel

At first sight, Mitsubishi's MMR25 Rally Racer seems to have re-invented the wheel. The stunning concept, Mitsubishi's entry in this year's Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge, replaces traditional wheels and tires with circular arrays of canted, rubberized rollers resembling something between...Read More»

2008 Mitsubishi iMiev Concept
Mitsubishi Sets Electric-Car Test in Calif.

Mitsubishi will begin testing its iMiev electric car in California later this year. The carmaker says it's signed a letter of agreement with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and Southern California Edison (SCE) to test the four-seat iMiev beginning in the fourth quarter of this year. The...Read More»

2009 Ford Focus
TheCarConnection.com's Eight Best Cars for College

With the fall term about to start at schools across the country, you may be looking for the perfect car for your parents to “subsidize”—or for your child to take off to college along with your furniture, your computer, and your life savings. It doesn’t take an economics major to find a...Read More»

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