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2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Coming to Chapman Mitsubishi in Phoenix in the spring of 2014, The Mitsubishi i-MiEV is a subcompact electric car that offers a low price and an efficient drivetrain.

Though the i-MiEV is a very small vehicle, even the base model packs a respectable amount of standard features, including an energy-efficient electric air conditioning with micron filter, speed-sensitive electric power steering, a heated driver’s seat and LED rear tail lamps.

Stepping up to the mid-level SE model nets a bevy of upgrades including a 360-watt, eight-speaker sound system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, silver accents on the seats, a unique two-tone trim on the dashboard and the door panels, 15-inch alloy wheels and fog lamps with daytime running lights.

If you are looking for luxury, you will likely opt for the SE Premium package, which adds such niceties as a high-definition navigation system, a rear-view camera, a USB port and steering wheel-mounted controls. The quick charging port is also included in the package.

The i-MiEV is powered by an electric motor mounted under the trunk that sends 66 horsepower and 145 lb-ft. of instant torque to the rear wheels. Power is provided by a 16-kWh lithium-ion battery located under the chassis.

According to Edmunds, in ideal driving conditions the i-MiEV can go 62 miles on a single charge. It also offers three ways it can be charged: A standard 120V household outlet in22 hours, an optional 240V home charger in 7 hours, and  an optional quick charging level three system, similar to those you can find at some public charging stations will top off 80 percent of the battery in half an hour.

As for safety, standard features on every i-MiEV model include dual-stage supplemental front air bags, driver and front passenger seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags, roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags for front and rear-seat outboard passengers, Active Stability Control with Traction Control Logic, 4-wheel ABS with Electronic Brake force Distribution, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System and a high voltage cut-off system.

For the latest on the 2014 i-MiEV or other new Mitsubishis for Sale, visit Chapman Mitsubishi in Phoenix.

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Buying a new car isn’t always in the cards. Instead, many people choose to buy used vehicles to save money. However, finding the right used vehicle under a good deal is often a challenge. Your best bet is to go to a dealership like Chapman Mitsubishi.

Mitsubishi has an excellent Certified Pre-Owned program that can get you more for your money. There’s a difference between a used car and a certified pre-owned vehicle. Certified vehicles have gone through a process that ensures they are in top condition. A dealership mechanic will check the entire vehicle and parts to see if there are any issues. Not all used cars go through this process, which is why it’s better to buy a certified vehicle. You know you’re getting quality.

Your Mitsubishi dealership will have a wide range of certified pre-owned vehicles, from the Lancer to the Eclipse, allowing you to find whatever vehicle you want or need.

Each Mitsubishi Certified Pre-Owned vehicle comes with a 10-year/100,000 miles warranty that covers the replacement and repair of powertrain components.

Another great benefit of the program is that Mitsubishi will only accept vehicles that are less than 5 years old with no more than 60,000 miles. All vehicles undergo an inspection with no part of the car unseen.

There are multiple benefits to owning a certified vehicle. You get a lengthy warranty, a car that isn’t very old and a vehicle with few miles.

To look at and test drive a Mitsubishi Certified Pre-Owned vehicle, visit your local dealership!

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Mitsubishi’s future looks bright. The Japanese automaker recently announced new plans for three new SUVs that are expected to be unveiled later this month at the Tokyo Motor Show. To see current available Mitsubishi vehicles, visit your Mitsubishi dealer in Phoenix.

The Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV (middle grey vehicle above) is a full-size SUV that features permanent all-wheel drive and is a plug-in hybrid, according to Torque News. The V6 3.0L supercharged MIVEC engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The next vehicle to be unveiled is a compact SUV called the Concept XR-PHEV (cherry-red vehicle on the right, above). It has a smaller 1.1L direct-injection turbocharged MIVEC engine, which is lightweight and compact. It may not see much off-road usage, but should be a fun car to zip around town in.

The third is the Mitsubishi Concept AR ( lime-green colored vehicle on the left, above), which is a multi-purpose vehicle. The concept uses a lightweight mild hybrid system with the same 1.1L MIVEC engine as the XR-PHEV, and combines the off-road capability of an SUV with the interior space of a larger vehicle.

All three vehicles include the latest “e-Assist” active safety technologies and advanced connected car tech with information and entertainment features.

The Tokyo Motor Show starts Nov. 22. These concepts will surely undergo some transformation before being rolled out as consumer models within the next few years. The addition of hybrid vehicles to the Mitsubishi lineup is a refreshing change and one the car-maker hopes revives interest in the brand.

To test drive or see current Mitsubishi models visit Chapman Mitsubishi.