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Overview of Mitsubishi Safety Technology!!!

The Mitsubishi car range are packed full of Active Safety Systems, which is technology that assists in the prevention of a crash. 

Anti-Lock Braking Systems (ABS)

ABS is an active safety system which can help a driver avoid obstacles and a collision during heavy braking or while braking on slippery road surfaces. It prevents the wheels from locking up under heavy braking or while braking on slippery road surfaces, thereby allowing the driver to maintain steering control and steer around potential obstructions and/or avoid collisions. 

Active Cornering Lights (ACL)

ACL provides support for night driving by additionally illuminating the direction in which the vehicle is moving in accordance with the steering angle. 35W halogen bulbs are used in the cornering lights. 

Active Stability and Traction Control (ASC)

Active Stability and Traction Control helps drivers maintain control in adverse driving conditions and during emergency maneuvers. It constantly monitors available traction and alerts the control unit, which works with the vehicle’s anti-lock braking system to counteract slipping or loss of control by applying the brakes on specific wheels to help keep the vehicle moving in the intended direction. 

e-Assist

e-Assist is a new active safety system that uses millimeter-wavelength radar as well as a camera to further increase driving safety and peace of mind. it comprises of three functions such as:

  • Forward Collision Mitigation System (FCM)

  • Lane Departure Warning System (LDW)

  • Adaptive Cruise Control System (ACC)

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Mitsubishi adds more Innovation to the list

AS&G – Auto Stop and Go

AS&G idling stop automatically stops and starts the engine when the vehicle stops and starts.

As you can see in the above image, AS&G idling stop automatically stops and starts the engine when the vehicle stops and starts.

Idling Stop is a technology that automatically stops the engine when the vehicle stops. and automatically starts the engine when the vehicle starts moving again, for example when stopped and waiting at a traffic light. By turning off the engine when the car is in use but not moving, fuel economy is improved and CO2 is also reduced as exhaust gasses are eliminated when the engine is off. It works automatically and there is no difference between driving a car with AS&G and a car without it.

ACL – Active Cornering Lights

ACL provides support for night driving by additionally illuminating the direction in which the vehicle is moving in accordance with the steering angle.

35W halogen bulbs are used in the cornering lights. The system links with the turn signal light at speeds of 40km/h or less and also links with the angle of the steering wheel to additionally illuminating the direction in which the vehicle is moving. ACL makes driving at dark intersections, curves, etc. safer.

ACD  – Active Center Differential

The corporate philosophy of Mitsubishi Motors includes “Driving Pleasure” and “Toughness & Safety.” Our Integrated Vehicle Dynamics Control System which controls both the driving force and braking force of the four wheels has made new-generation driving possible.

The ACD is a system that electronically controls the differential limit between the front and rear wheels to distribute an appropriate driving force to the four wheels. The system sets the base driving force distribution to 50:50 and controls the differential limit between the front and rear wheels from “Free” to “Locked 4WD.” It makes precise control a reality by using information about the wheel speed, the steering wheel angle, the engine torque, the brake pressure, and the yaw rate sensor, and combines a high level of traction performance and steering response adapted to the driving conditions.

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Future and Concept Cars from Mitsubishi!!!

Mitsubishi Motors worldwide design studios, including facilities in Cypress, California, created some of these far-reaching concepts.Customizing shops that find Mitsubishi designs to be excellent platforms for tuning and specializing also developed some of the concept cars. 

Mitsubishi GT-PHEV Concept

The MITSUBISHI GT-PHEV Concept is a high-end next-generation crossover SUV that easily takes many road surface conditions in stride. It empowers drivers to pilot their car with confidence under a wide range of driving conditions. The design projects the image of a “ground tourer” – a car made for cruising across a vast land – expressing Functional Beauty, Augmented Possibility, Sculptured Dynamism, Japanese Craftsmanship.

Mitsubishi eX Concept

The MITSUBISHI eX Concept is a vision for a compact SUV powered by a next- generation EV system. The front end expresses a new interpretation of MMC’s Dynamic Shield front design concept. The next-generation EV system employs a high-capacity and high-performance battery together with compact high-output electric motors making it lighter and more efficient. 

Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV

The Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV is a next-generation full-size SUV with full-time 4WD. It is based on a front engine, rear-wheel drive layout plug-in hybrid EV (PHEV) system comprising a 3.0-liter V6 supercharged MIVEC engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It features Mitsubishi Motors Corporation’s (MMC) active safety technologies and the advanced “connected car” technology that utilizes next-generation information systems.

Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV

The Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV is a next-generation compact SUV developed to take driving pleasure to new levels. It uses a front engine, front-wheel drive layout PHEV system that is configured with a downsized 1.1-liter direct-injection turbocharged MIVEC engine and a lightweight, compact and high-efficiency motor with a high-capacity battery.

Mitsubishi Concept AR

The Mitsubishi Concept AR is a next-generation compact MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) which combines crossover maneuverability with MPV roominess. It uses a lightweight mild hybrid system which includes a downsized 1.1-liter direct-injection turbocharged MIVEC engine. 

MiEV EVOLUTION II

The MiEV Evolution II features a unique four-motor drivetrain (two front/two rear) based on a modified high-output version of the production Mitsubishi i-MiEV street-legal electric vehicle motor, a tube-frame chassis, a redesigned version of Mitsubishi Motors highly-advanced proprietary Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive technology, new clean-sheet aerodynamically-enhanced carbon-fiber bodywork and state-of-the-art high-capacity lithium-ion batteries. 

Mitsubishi Concept GR-HEV

The Mitsubishi Concept GR-HEV is a Sport Utility Truck (SUT) concept that delivers next-generation environmental and driving performance. It’s sweeping exterior design looks like a handsome, aerodynamically-efficient next-generation crossover/SUV. The appealing design elements include aluminum front air dams, LED headlights and LED rear combination taillights.Safety technologies include Active Cruise Control (ACC), Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW).

Concept PX MiEV

The Concept PX-MiEV features three power systems, one permanent magnet synchronous electric motor in the front, another in back, and the highly efficient MIVEC gasoline engine which can power the front wheels and also serve as a generator. It monitors road conditions and adapts to them. It offers fun-to-drive power with zero tailpipe emissions. 

Mitsubishi Concept CA-MiEV

The Mitsubishi Concept CA-MiEV’s supple yet vigorous exterior design races towards the future, expressing the advanced next-generation EV technologies embedded beneath its eye-catching sheet-metal. Its highly-efficient next-generation EV powertrain includes lightweight components in an integrated electric motor, inverter and charger module that help to reduce power losses. 

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Extended Versions of Mitsubishi’s MIVEC Engines

Previously we discussed the all new MIVEC Engine of Mitsubishi. Today we will be resuming the next versions of MIVEC engines namely

1. MIVEC DOHC 16-valve Engine (4B1)

2. MIVEC DOHC-12valve Engine (3A9, 3B2)

As we know Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control system (MIVEC) is the brand name of a variable valve timing (VVT) engine technology developed by Mitsubishi Motors.

Dual Over Head Cam (DOHC)

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In the above picture, you can see there are two separate cam shafts riding atop the head. For DOHC heads, the cams can be tied together with a short chain, then have a separate chain/belt which drives the cams, or can have just a single chain/belt which runs the whole thing. DOHC engines usually have a configuration of 2-intake and 2-exhaust valves per cylinder uses a five valve per cylinder (3-intake and 2 exhausts). In most cases, the cam directly actuates the valve without the use of a rocker arm. 

MIVEC DOHC 16-valve Engine (4B1)

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All engines developed within this family have aluminum cylinder block and head, four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshaft layouts, and MIVEC continuous variable valve timing. All variations of 4B1 engine share the same short block. The difference in displacement is achieved by variance in bore and stroke.

The 4B1 engine family is the first to have the continuously variable valve timing MIVEC system applied not only to its intake valves but also to its exhaust valves. The intake and exhaust cam timing is continuously independently controlled and provide four optimized engine operating modes.

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The 4B1 MIVEC engine series used in the Outlander, as well as the Japanese-market Delica D:5 and Galant Fortis models, uses the continuously variable intake and exhaust valve timing MIVEC system that continuously and optimally controls the intake and exhaust valve timing according to engine running conditions. This system delivers high performance and fuel efficiency.

Continuously controlling the intake cam and exhaust cams independently, this system provides a combination of maximum power output, high fuel efficiency, and a high level of environmental performance by making possible more precise valve control according to RPM and engine load than intake-only systems.

MIVEC DOHC-12valve Engine (3A9, 3B2)

MIVEC DOHC-12valve Engine 3A9

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The Mitsubishi 3A9 engine is a range of all-alloy three-cylinder engines from Mitsubishi Motors that were jointly developed with 4A9 engine family. They were introduced in the 2003 version of their Mitsubishi Colt supermini, and built by DaimlerChrysler-owned MDC Power in Germany (previously a joint venture). Cool Right..!

MIVEC DOHC-12valve Engine 3B2

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The Mitsubishi 3B2 engine is a family of all-alloy three cylinder engines developed by Mitsubishi Motors. The preliminary version of the 659 cc engine was first seen in the “i” Concept test car introduced in 2003 and used Mitsubishi’s Smart Idling system which turns off the engine automatically when the vehicle is stationary and can restart it within 0.2 seconds. So equipped, Mitsubishi claimed the prototype was capable of fulfilling the “three liter initiative” for gasoline engines, meaning fuel consumption of no more than 3.0 liters per 100 kilometers (94.2 mpg, 78.4 U.S. mpg). Can You Imagine..!!

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The MIVEC engine used in “Mirage” model uses the continuously variable intake valve timing MIVEC system that continuously and optimally controls the intake valve timing according to engine running conditions. This system delivers high performance and low fuel consumption.

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Mitsubishi to launch new MIVEC engine

Mitsubishi to launch new MIVEC engine (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control System – MIVEC), which is the general name for all engines equipped with the variable valve timing mechanism developed by Mitsubishi Motors.

Mitsubishi Motors has been focusing for a long time on technologies to control valve timing and amount of lift with the aim of achieving high power output, low fuel consumption, and low exhaust emissions. The MIVEC engine was first used in 1992 in the Mirage, and since then Mitsubishi Motors has been adding a number of enhancements to produce an even better performance. In the Outlander launched in 2005, the Delica D:5 and the Galant Fortis launched in 2007, Mitsubishi Motors adopted a mechanism that continuously and optimally controls the intake and exhaust valve timing.
Now, the all-new MIVEC engine controls both intake valve timing and amount of valve lift at the same time, all the time.
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The all-new MIVEC engine with a simple SOHC structure is used for the Japanese-market GALANT FORTIS and GALANT FORTIS SPORTBACK from 2011, OUTLANDER from 2012.

ALL-NEW MIVEC SOHC 16 VALVE (4J1 model)

It reduces pumping losses by adjusting the intake air volume by variating intake smart-mivec_im_01valve lift stroke as well as throttle valves, improving fuel efficiency. This improves fuel consumption including improvement of combustion stability through optimization of the combustion chamber structure and reduction of friction through optimization of the piston structure.

With simple SOHC structure, engine performance is equal to the previous MIVEC engine In addition the AS&G (Automatic Stop And Go) idling-stop system achieves a smooth stop-and-start with minimal vibration along with reduced fuel consumption at restart due to the reduction of air intake volume by the all-new MIVEC system

Features of the All-new MIVEC System – 1

Minimizing pumping loss contributes to very high fuel efficiency!

With a conventional gasoline engine, the intake air volume is controlled by a throttle valve, increasing the air intake resistance when a piston descends. MIVEC engine restrains this air intake resistance by controlling the intake valve lift as well as the valve opening/closing timing simultaneously and continuously. Thus it improves fuel consumption by reducing pumping loss during intake.

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Features of the All-new MIVEC system – 2

The all-new MIVEC engine’s SOHC achieves continuous variable valve timing and lift!

The all-new continuously-variable valve system make valve lift stroke, the length of valve-opening time and valve opening timing continuously and simultaneously variable through a control shaft (see figure below).

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With this mechanical interlock structure, cooperative control of hydraulic variable valve timing phase system becomes unnecessary. Accordingly the new MIVEC system can be adopted to the simple SOHC structure.
Consequently the new MIVEC realizes light weight and compact new engine. The all-new variable-valve structure simply adds an oscillating cam, a support shaft, and a center rocker arm to the conventional SOHC’s rotating cam, rocker arm and rocker shaft. The range of motion of the oscillating cam is made continuously variable by moving the fulcrum position of the center rocker arm through rotation of the control shaft (intake rocker shaft) by an electric motor.

Brief explanation on Mechanism of MIVEC

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2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Review!!!

The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage remains one of the lowest-priced new cars on the North American market. One version of the Mirage hatchback is the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid gasoline-powered vehicle available in North America.

Interior

Mitsubishi has upgraded seat materials for 2017 and swapped in a new steering wheel and some upgraded trims and switchgear. The most important part of the interior is the infotainment system, which now includes an optional 300-watt Rockford-Fosgate stereo system.

Mirage Interior

The Mirage will also now offer both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a first for any Mitsubishi. The new details definitely make the Mirage less chintzy, but it’s still reminiscent of 1990s economy-car fundamentals.

Exterior

The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage has received a new front end this year, which improves its appearance from the bland, generic, anonymous front end it previously featured. It is a huge improvement over the current styling, with most of the changes focusing on the front fascia.

Mirage Exterior

Mirage cuts through darkness and fog with the new fog lights and Bi-Xenon HID headlights. There is a new grille, new headlights, a new bumper and a new hood. It has given a new set of much better looking wheels.

Performance

Mitsubishi offers five-speed manual and CVT automatic transmissions. The 2017 Mirage is powered by a 78-horsepower 1.2-liter 3-cylinder engine. The Mitsubishi Mirage is easy to maneuver in dense urban settings. The engine produces 78 horsepower and 74 pound-feet of torque.

Mirage performance

Safety

Standard safety features for the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage include four-wheel antilock brakes (front discs, rear drums), front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, a driver knee airbag and Active stability control. A Rearview camera is standard on the SE and GT, while front and rear parking sensors are optional on all trim levels.

Mirage Safety

Mitsubishi’s Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body utilizes crumple zones that route and absorb energy during high-impact collisions. Strategic reinforcements at key body points complement its side-impact door beams, giving your Mitsubishi a stable, secure base that’s worth its weight in safety.

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Historical – Innovative Companies

When People think of the Possible out of the Im(possible), that’s where we find history in the making. Below are the Companies who are in the limelight for their innovation.

 

The Mazda RX-VISION

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Wow! Mazda stole the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show with a stunning innovative rotary-powered sports car, captured as the “Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year” award at the 31st Festival Automobile International.

 

HYUNDAI N 2025 VISION GRAN TURISMO

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The HYUNDAI N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo was created to inspire the passion of ‘N’, the high performance line-up in celebration of Hyundai’s 50th anniversary which comes in 2017. The innovation is with the body style and the speed is mind-blowing! We can use three key words to describe it Style, Light and Quick or say as fighter jet on wheels

 

Chrysler, Mopar 200S

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Chrysler vehicles are designed to be with you for the long haul. This time around, Mopar brought two cars — a customized 200S and 300S, emphasizing the sporty side of the luxury brand. The Mopar Chrysler 200S has a mild body kit and a suspension setup that brings the sleek sedan a little closer to the ground.

 

Mitsubishi GT PHEV

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“PHEV” the name gives away the car’s powertrain: the brand’s hybrid system, which uses a trio of motors. The GT PHEV concept includes the latest iteration of Mitsubishi’s signature ‘dynamic shield’ face. Mitsubishi claims the car has an electric-only range of 120km (around 75 miles), and a combined range of 10 times this.

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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV!!!

“The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV owes a lot of its success to being a plug-in hybrid SUV, but it has plenty of other talents too.”

Interior

The interior is quiet, with room for seven in three rows of seats. The seats in PHEV are upholstered in leather-look and fabric black color scheme interior giving a sophisticated and premium quality look. The one click power switch in the cockpit starts the Plug-in Hybrid EV System.

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Outlander PHEV is equipped with fully automatic climate control with separate temperature controls for driver and front passenger. Convenient controls for the audio system and Bluetooth hands-free mobile phone system are mounted on the steering wheel for easy-to-reach access.

Exterior

The new Outlander PHEV has the two-louver grille design with the Mitsubishi logo perched in the middle. It also features rain-sensing wipers that automatically detect moisture on the windscreen and activate the wipers at a speed appropriate to the amount of rain falling.

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Lightweight alloy wheels with deep spokes enhance the styling on the lower half of the body. It is equipped with all-wheel drive also swap out the old manual parking brake for a new electric one.

Drivetrain

The Outlander PHEV is powered by a 2.0-liter gasoline engine and two high-performance electric motors. The S-AWC (Super All-Wheel Control) system is based on the system used in the Lancer Evolution, but modified specifically for use in the Outlander PHEV for “maximum performance, efficiency, tractability, and safety.”

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The Battery Charge mode uses the engine to charge the battery and can be used to maintain the battery charge level. The powerful, highly efficient MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control system) engine minimizes CO2 emissions while maintaining incredible responsive 4WD performance.

Safety

  • S-AWC (Super All Wheel Control)
  • 4WD LOCK
  • Hill Start Assist (HSA)
  • Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS)
  • Reversing Sensor System (RSS)
  • Active Stability Control (ASC)

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