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Mitsubishi teases the MI-Tech electric SUV concept

Mitsubishi says the MI-Tech is an electric SUV but here is where it gets slightly confusing, it is powered by a gas-turbine engine-generator with plug-in capability, which also makes it a plug-in hybrid. Drive is sent to all corners through 4 electric motors that Mitsubishi calls Quad Motor electric 4WD system. Advanced features include an AR windshield that displays information and the MI-Pilot driver assistance system urges the driver to take care when necessary and supports their operation of


Oct 9, 2019

Scoop: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution to return in 2021 as an electric crossover?

Think of Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) and you’re most likely thinking about its past when it conquered rallies and the silver screen with cars like the legendary Lancer Evolution and Eclipse. Now though, Mitsubishi Motors is on another trajectory, and in doing so, it wants you to forget those glory days. Yes, fellow petrolheads, if you’ve managed to read past the headline and actually read the article, MMC has plans in reviving the Evolution name but as an electric crossover. This is according to a s

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Jan 4, 2021

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV plugs in for Thailand launch – Malaysia when?

Looks like Thailand will finally be getting the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV pretty soon. Launched in 2012, it was the world’s first plug-in hybrid SUV in the market and a best-seller for Mitsubishi in many markets. According to our friends at Autofun Thailand, the Thai-spec Outlander PHEV will be assembled in Thailand and would be launched at the 37th Thailand International Motor Expo on 1-December 2020. The team was given a preview of the upcoming electric rival to the recently launched MG H

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Nov 2, 2020

More Mitsubishi hybrids planned for ASEAN, Xpander Hybrid by 2023

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is sees hybrid models in Southeast Asia as a key component of their electrification strategy to stay competitive in the region, Chief Executive Takao Kato told Reuters recently in an interview. While some Southeast Asian countries are promoting adoption of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) as a way to cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, Kato said that conventional petrol-electric and plug-in hybrid systems are "probably a more realistic choice for the region for now"


Dec 22, 2020

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia launches its official app called MITSUBISHI CONNECT

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) introduces its first-ever MITSUBISHI CONNECT mobile application for Mitsubishi car owners in Malaysia. The mobile app is available for download via Google Play Store and Apple App Store for free. The MITSUBISHI CONNECT mobile application offers a range of vehicle-related digital services, allowing Mitsubishi owners the convenience of scheduling a service appointment with their preferred MMM service centres, keep track of vehicle maintenance history and get remind


Jun 25, 2020

Electric cars are here, but is Malaysia ready for them?

At this point in time, the world is way past its first steps of vehicle electrification. Norway has the highest number of plug-in electric car ownership per capita followed by California, Netherlands, Sweden, and China. The cars we normally see in Malaysia already have their electric variants in other countries. The Honda HR-V is available as an electric Honda Everus VE-1 and the Volkswagen Golf is available as an electric Volkswagen E-Golf. China has seen the emergence of a lot of electric cars


Jun 12, 2020

Mitsubishi Triton serba baru sah hadir untuk tahun 2020. Mitsubishi sasar pasaran Malaysia?

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) telah mengumumkan bahawa ia akan memperkenalkan sekurang-kurangnya 9 lagi model baru mulai tahun kewangan 2022, termasuk Mitsubishi Triton serba baru dan Mitsubishi Xpander Hybrid baru. Semasa pembentangan perniagaan syarikat untuk tahun kewangan 2020 - 2022 syarikat semalam, MMC mengulangi penekanannya untuk memberi tumpuan kepada blok ASEAN kerana unjuran pertumbuhan yang bagus. Asia Tenggara adalah pasaran terbesar MMC, dengan blok perdagangan ASEAN menyumb


Jul 29, 2020

Mitsubishi Xpander Hybrid planned for 2023, 1 of 5 new xEVs announced

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) is accelerating its push into electrified vehicles with 5 models planned in the future. One of those models planned is the hybrid version of the Mitsubishi Xpander. The hybrid version of the eccentric-looking SUV is planned for launch in 2023 as part of Mitsubishi’s plan to have electrified vehicles account for half of its global sale by 2030. But before that, Mitsubishi is expected to launch the Eclipse Cross PHEV in Japan in December 2020. This is followed b

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Nov 3, 2020

Spyshot: Hyundai Kona Electric facelift di Indonesia, Malaysia bernasib malang?

Kini, sudah hampir 3 bulan sejak Hyundai Indonesia melancarkan Hyundai Kona Electric sekali dengan Ioniq Electric. Walau apapun, penemuan baru-baru ini menjelaskan beberapa intipan Hyundai Kona Electric facelift di negara tersebut. Menurut Instagram Indra Fathan, intipan ini diambil di markas Hyundai di Indonesia. Berdasarkan maklumat yang sahih, model facelift akan hadir dengan ciri yang lebih lengkap. Selain perubahan eksterior, Kona Electric facelift dijangka hadir dengan pilihan warna hitam


Jan 26, 2021

Mitsubishi Outlander – 2.0L vs 2.4L, which one to pick?

The Mitsubishi Outlander first made its Malaysian debut back in 2016 in one form - 2.4-litre, CBU from Japan. Local assembly of the Mitsubishi Outlander started in 2017 with the 2.0-litre model, followed by the 2.4-litre model a few months later. The Outlander 2.0 is priced from RM 137,888, while the Outlander 2.4 is priced from RM 152,888. Which one should you pick? Both variants of the Mitsubishi Outlander are generously equipped, as even the base model gets 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry


Jan 2, 2020

New Japan-Malaysia Mitsubishi JV for a higher quality CKD 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) have taken the covers off the 7-seater 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander. Prices have yet to be announced (like many other companies, MMM has to deal with a very fluid situation in this Covid-19 period) but the company expects to release the price lists to dealers within November. Competing against the Perodua Aruz and Honda BR-V, the 1.5-litre naturally aspirated Xpander is locally-assembled (CKD) at its local partner’s DRB-Hicom’s facility in Pekan. This is a different a


Oct 22, 2020

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV begins Thai production with RM 400 mil investment

With Mitsubishi Motors planning to strngthen its electrification strategy in ASEAN, the groundwork has been laid out with the production of the newly-launched Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV in Thailand. The Outlander PHEV was unveiled to the public at the 37th Thailand International Motor Expo (TIME) earlier this month and came in two trim levels, the GT and the GT Premium. The Thai production of the Outlander PHEV signifies the Japanese company’s support for Thailand’s electrification efforts. Mitsu

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Dec 22, 2020

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV launched in Thailand - to help spur Thai's EV growth

Mitsubishi has taken the covers off the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV at the currently-ongoing 37th Thailand International Motor Expo (TIME). With prices starting at THB 1,640,000 (~RM 221k) for the base GT variant and topping out at THB 1,749,000 (~RM 236k) for the GT Premium variant, the Outlander PHEV is Mitsubishi's first entry into the Thai PHEV and hybrid vehicle market. That also makes it the sole Outlander variant on sale there - phasing out the petrol version. It's about time really, s


Dec 3, 2020

The RM 218K Electric MINI Cooper SE is sold out in Malaysia!

Following its success in Australia (100 units sold out), the 25 units of the MINI Cooper SE have been sold out in Malaysia. Launched in Malaysia less than a month ago, the electric MINI was only available in the three-door option. The MINI Cooper SE’s price tag of RM 218,380 is lower than what we expected it to be. The attractive price could be the reason for its success in Malaysia. The BMW i3s is priced much higher than that. Being an electric car, the road tax of MINI is charged by the amount


Sep 18, 2020

Naturally-aspirated Mitsubishi Outlander discontinued in Japan, stronger focus on PHEV

The regular petrol-powered variants Mitsubishi Outlander has been discontinued in Japan, according to Mitsubishi Motors' Japanese website. Only the Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) remains on sale there. While it may seem like a surprise to some, this is in line with the carmaker's 'Small but Beautiful' three-year mid-term business plan (from 2020 to 2022) that focuses on strengthening the brand's eco-friendly model lineup of PHEVs and EVs, among others. Also, this means that an


Oct 30, 2020

EV tak cukup bagus, Mitsubishi mahu fokus hybrid sebagai kenderaan mesra alam

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation bukanlah suatu nama asing dalam pembangunan kenderaan mesra alam. Malah, syarikat Jepun ini juga mempunyai perancangan besar dalam memacu pembangunan kenderaan hijau. Wawancara oleh CEO Mitsubishi Motors Corp, Takao Kato bersama Reuters telah mendedahkan posisi Mitsubishi terhadap perancangan tersebut. Takao Kato berpendapat bahawa kenderaan hybrid adalah pemangkin kepada kenderaan mesra alam di ASEAN. Walaupun terdapat beberapa kerajaan di rantau ini yang bertungku


Dec 22, 2020

Spied: Hyundai Kona Electric facelift spotted in Indonesia, is it skipping Malaysia?

It has been a little over 3 months since Hyundai Indonesia launched the pre-facelift Hyundai Kona Electric alongside the Ioniq Electric in the archipelago. However, we have found some spyshots that suggest the facelift might be heading there soon. Indra Fathan shared these photos via his Instagram, and the photos were allegedly taken at a Hyundai facility in Indonesia. Based on the info provided by the Indonesian sleuth, the Kona Electric facelift in Indonesia will be better equipped than the ou

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Jan 26, 2021

Is the road tax actually cheaper for electric cars in Malaysia?

We’ve seen the launch of the Porsche Taycan and the MINI Cooper SE in Malaysia this year. They were surprisingly priced lower than our expectations. The MINI Cooper SE has a price tag of RM 218,380 and the Taycan 4S starts at RM 725,000. We did expect the MINI to be priced lower than the BMW i3s, but the Taycan is cheaper in Malaysia than it is in Thailand. The “low” price of these cars could be a result of the 10% excise tax on all electric cars as opposed to 60% to 105% for ICE cars. When we t


Sep 20, 2020

Mitsubishi ASX discontinued in Malaysia; Eclipse Cross not coming

The long-serving Mitsubishi ASX is no more in Malaysia. The Mitsubishi ASX was Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia’s oldest model on sale and it has no immediate successor. A quick check on MMM’s site shows that the ASX has been removed from the local line-up, leaving the Mitsubishi Outlander as the sole SUV in MMM’s line-up. Also Read: Mitsubishi ASX – Old but is it still worth your attention? The Mitsubishi ASX made its Malaysian debut way back in 2010 as an imported (CBU) model from Japan. Local assem


Apr 12, 2021

What does the local-assembly Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4L bring us?

After Mitsubishi Outlander 2.0L CKD, the fully-imported Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4 4WD, also introduced the local-assembly edition. The price is RM 155K (OTR without insurance). The power comes from the 2.4-litre naturally-aspirated MIVEC four-cylinder as before, which brings 166 hp and 222 Nm of torque. The transmission is still INVECS-III CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). In addition, most equipment unchanged, including the 2.4 gettings LED headlights, an electric parking brake, a sunroo


Jul 20, 2019

Mitsubishi Xpander Hybrid pada tahun 2023? Ada 5 model baru untuk elektrifikasi

Mitsubishi yang telah sekian lama menerajui elektrifikasi kenderaan sedang merancang untuk mengeluarkan lebih banyak model hibrid dan EV dalam pelan perniagaan suku pertengahan tiga tahun mereka. Sebahagian daripada pelan ini melibatkan Mitsubishi Xpander hibrid yang dijangka akan diperkenalkan pada tahun 2023. Di bawah pelan yang digelar “Small but Beautiful” ini, pembuat kereta dari Jepun itu akan mengutamakan pelancaran model mesra alam dan akan menarik fokus mereka kepada pasaran ASEAN diman


Nov 3, 2020

What break-up? Nissan keeps its 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors

The automotive industry was rocked by a report from Bloomberg that Nissan is ‘exploring’ to sell its 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors. However, Nissan quickly denied the break-up plans in a press release. It has only been a few years since Mitsubishi was announced as the third partner in the trifecta alliance that includes Renault and Nissan. Mitsubishi saw a slight boost thanks to this partnership but things weren’t really the same at Nissan in the midst of its ex-boss, Carlos Ghosn’s great escap

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Nov 17, 2020

Mitsubishi Malaysia kicks off year-end sales campaign

Although it is only October, Mitsubishi Malaysia has already kicked off their annual year-end sales campaign with low interest rates of 0.88%. The special low interest offer is available on the Triton VGT Adventure X, Triton VGT AT Premium, and Triton VGT MT Premium. This offer is exclusive to customers purchasing their Tritons via Maybank or Public Bank. If you’re not purchasing your car from either of the banks mentioned, fret not as Mitsubishi also has cash rebates of up to RM 10,000 up for o


Oct 17, 2019

New electric Mini Cooper SE to launch in Malaysia on 26 August!

The long-awaited city electric car by MINI, the MINI Cooper SE is has been confirmed to launch in Malaysia on 26 August 2020. Although sharing technology with the BMW i3S, the MINI Cooper SE is front-wheel-drive. The MINI Cooper SE has been officially listed on MINI Malaysia’s website. Although electric, MINI claims that the Cooper SE will not compromise the identity of the MINI brand. The car aims to be fun to drive. The lithium ion battery pack has a 32.6kWh rating and provides about 217 km of


Aug 7, 2020

Mitsubishi Xpander 2020: Sah hadir ke Malaysia tahun ini!

Mitsubishi Xpander Beberapa minggu lepas, tular beberapa keping gambar yang menunjukkan sebuah Mitsubishi Xpander turun dari trak kereta. MPV 7 tempat duduk ini sememangnya dinanti-nantikan pasaran Malaysia yang kekurangan pilihan kenderaan 7 penumpang. Seperti biasa, Malaysia adalah pasaran kelima yang ditawarkan selepas model ini ditawarkan untuk pasaran Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam dan Filipina. Kehadirannya di Malaysia menyaksikan MPV ini bakal bersaing dengan kenderaan 7 tempat duduk lain s


Jul 28, 2020

2020 Mitsubishi Xpander confirmed for Malaysia launch this year

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) has confirmed that the 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander will be launched in Malaysia this year. Just a few weeks ago, the Mitsubishi Xpander was caught undisguised in Malaysia, suggesting that the model will be introduced here pretty soon. It has already gone on sale in Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, and Vietnam. When it arrives in Malaysia, it will compete against the Toyota Rush/Perodua Aruz and Honda BR-V in the same segment. Like its key rivals, the Mitsubishi Xpan


Jul 28, 2020

2021 BMW iX teased; 500 PS electric SUV coming to Malaysia

BMW Malaysia has teased the 2021 BMW iX, which suggests the introduction of the electric SUV (BMW uses the term SAV) here. The BMW iX is comparable with the BMW X5 in length and width, and is almost the same height as the BMW X6. Despite being an electric car, the BMW iX features the famous (infamous?) vertical kidney grille. Whether beautiful or not, it certainly gives a visual impact. According to BMW, the massive kidney grill is more than just a visual shock. The BMW kidney grille serves as a


Mar 16, 2021

Spied: 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander spotted in Malaysia, launching soon?

The 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander has been spotted in Malaysia, indicating that Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) is gearing up to introduce the new people mover here. From the looks of it, we will be receiving the facelifted model, which features a revised front grille and other small details. Back in 2019, MMM confirmed that the Xpander will be launched in Malaysia in 2020, but got delayed due to slow approvals by the then-government and the Covid-19 pandemic happened. To recap, the Xpander is powere


Jul 15, 2020

Why we shouldn't mourn the death of the Mitsubishi Pajero?

If you’re a fan of Mitsubishi and 4x4s, you are probably saddened by news of Mitsubishi announcing the end of production of the Pajero in 2021. Right now is probably not a good time to be a Mitsubishi fan. The Eclipse name was revived on a crossover and sales of Mitsubishis are dwindling to the point they're exiting European markets while focusing more on ASEAN markets. The Pajero being killed off in favour of Outlanders might be the final nail in the coffin but please bear with me. The Pajero i

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Jul 31, 2020

Volvo XC40 Pure Electric to launch in Thailand in March 2021, skipping Malaysia

The Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is due to launch in Thailand in March 2021. Headlight Magazine reports that the pure electric Volvo XC40 will be imported (CBU) from China. Under the ASEAN-China FTA, the Thai government does not impose any tax on EVs from China. This will give an incredible advantage to the Volvo XC40 Recharge pure electric in Thailand. According to our colleagues in Thailand, the import tax for EVs in Thailand are 20% for EVs from Japan, 40% for EVs from Korea, and 80% for


Feb 23, 2021