Mitsubishi working with Nissan-Renault on Joint Vehicles

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Mitsubishi and Nissan announced Tuesday they are joining forces on two future vehicles, including a new mid-sized that will hit the American market.

The yet-unnamed vehicle will be released under the Mitsubishi brand name as a Renault based vehicle. A second electric vehicle development will be developed by this new joint venture.

Osamu Masuko, President of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation commented: “As a result of the development of collaborative projects with Nissan Motor up to now, Mitsubishi Motors is pleased to work again with Nissan and now Renault towards achieving further collaborations. The new opportunities could be described as evidence that the ongoing collaborative projects between Mitsubishi Motors and Nissan have brought positive results, and Mitsubishi Motors hopes that any new collaborative projects with the Renault-Nissan Alliance would bring us further merits”

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First Details on 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage

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The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage is coming in a number of different colors and will be the most fuel efficient non-hybrid.

The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage is coming to the Massillon showroom very soon. With 40 MPG and very low price the Mirage is starting to garner national attention, and we cannot wait to see it ourselves.

Mitsubishi has announced the base price of the 2014 Mirage starts at only $13,970. EPA fuel economy estimates at up t0  44 MPG and 40 MPG combined. If these estimates are accurate, the Mirage would be the most fuel efficient gas powered non-hybrid vehicle in America.

Space is going to a plus with the all new Mirage. It has space for 5 people, while the competing Chevy Spark will only seat four people. While we here, the Mirage’s 96.5 inch wheelbase is longer than the 2014 Chevy Spark. The Mirage is also longer and more fuel efficient than the Chevy competition.

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2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Earns Top Safety Pick Plus

The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander is a 2014 Top Safety Pick Plus, making it the best of the best for car safety.

The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander is a 2014 Top Safety Pick Plus, making it the best of the best for car safety.

The all-new 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander has been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick, making it the best of the best for car safety.

The Outlander, introduced early this year, accomplished the top score of good in all four IIHS tests.

In moderate overlap front tests, the Outlander scored the top pick of “good”

In small overlap front tests, the Outlander scores the top pick of “good”

In side impact tests, the Outlander scores the top pick of “good”

In roof strength, the Outlander scores the top pick of “good.:

Watch the IIHS Outlander video:

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2013 Toyota RAV4 Fails Safety Test: Now What?

The redesigned 2013 Toyota RAV4 has received a rating of “poor’ in the IIHS small overlap test.

According to Automotive News, this test simulates what happens when a driver crashes the left front quarter of a vehicle into an object such as a tree, telephone pole or another car. Small overlap test examines how well a vehicle handles 40-mph frontal collisions.

According to IIHS and Automotive News, the RAV4’s driver’s space was “seriously compromised by intruding structure, and the dummy’s left foot was trapped by crushed and buckled sheet metal in the footwell.”

The institute also said the seat belt allowed “excessive forward movement of the dummy’s head and torso, contributing to the head hitting the instrument panel.”

Watch the video: 2013 Toyota RAV4 fails small overlap crash test:

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Review: 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander

The much-hyped 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander has made its way to Waikem Mitsubishi. We were excited to see this all-new redesign in person, and our first spin was everything we hoped it would be.

The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander is more fuel efficient and lighter than past models. Add in a redesigned, upscale interior, and the Outlander is primed to be a top choice in the Crossover segment.

So what’s new? Everything really. Let’s start with the body. Outside the Mitsubishi Outlander comes with a lighter, more sleek body. In fact, Mitsubishi says the new Outlander is 220 pounds lighter than previous body. Through wind tunnel testing, the Outlander is 7% less wind resistant. Up front you’ll notice a new fascia and all new super-wide HID headlights. It will come in 6 different exterior color option.

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2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Named Top Safety Pick Plus

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The 2013 Mitsubishi Sport was named IIHS Top Safety Pick.

The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick, making among one of the best of the best for car safety.

Top Safety Pick Plus is a new IIHS designation for 2013. Cars awarded with this new Top Safety Pick Plus designation achieve the best protection in crash, and meet the even tougher crash standards established by IIHS for 2013.

Anyone who has drive one knows that the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is one of the safest vehicles on the road today. It achieves a top score of “good” in IIHS moderate overlap front test results, side impact test results, and roof strength test results.

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Review: 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

The 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is designed for the sports car enthusiast who also wants to save money. Powered by a turbocharged engine, designed with the World rally Championship in Mind, and coming at a competitive price in the performance category, there’s a reason why the Lancer Evolution has always been a fan favorite.

Mitsubishi didn’t make a lot of changes from 2012 to 2013, but that isn’t a bad thing with a car like this one.

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Review: 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer

The 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer has always been known for sportiness, but with a great warranty and a reputation for safety, you’ll feel comfortable while driving in style.

There was one change in 2013, a new Premium Package is now offered on the SE, including upgrades such as a power sunroof, satellite radio and a 6-disc CD changer, along with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

All 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer models come with a 10-year, 100,000 mile powertrain warranty.

When you talk about the Lancer, Mitsubishi starts with safety. It comes with available All Weather Control. The All Wheel Control system engages an onboard computer that monitors your Lancer’s throttle, vehicle speed and the road conditions.

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Waikem Offers Discounts to Recent College Graduates

The Waikem Auto Family congratulates all the area college students who will be graduating this month.

Along with the degree and the new job, one of the benefits of graduating college is the great special rebates you are now eligible for on  a new car.

Recent College Graduates receive a special discount at all 7 Waikem Franchises. Scroll down to find out what your favorite franchise offers to a recent college graduate.

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Review: 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is all about safety

The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is one of the safest vehicles on the road today, and with it’s great warranty and array of optional features, we think the Outlander Sport is an overlooked crossover SUV.

The Outlander Sport has a huge emphasis on safety. It has been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick and carries a 4-star crash test rating. There are a number of great safety features built in to the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport that help it achieve this status.

First off, let’s talk about All Wheel Control. The All Wheel Control system engages an onboard computer that monitors your Outlander Sport’s throttle, vehicle speed and the road conditions. The Outlander Sport can then intelligently help you determine which drive train you should be using — two wheel drive or four wheel drive. You can easily override this with a switch that easy helps you change from two or four wheel drive yourself.

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