3 Most Promising Mitsubishi Marques for Australian Motorists

Mitsubishi Australia is a branch of the international Mitsubishi Motors which is entirely owned by Mitsubishi. The carmaker is renowned for manufacturing a wide range of cars including SUVs, passenger cars as well as light commercials across the world. Here are some of the most promising models by Mitsubishi for Australian motorists.

1. iMiev

There’s a good reason behind the resemblance of iMiev with a Smart: when Chrysler was owned by Daimler Benz, they made use of the American organization’s partnership with Mitsubishi to design a substitute for the ForFour. After Chrysler and Daimler split, Mitsubishi was free to sell the car on their own as the “i”. iMiev became the very first contemporary mass-produced electric car in Australia, back in 2010. Out of these electric Mitsubishis, 110 were used for the government and fleets; but in 2012, they became available to common man.

iMiev gives out 49kW and 180Nm of torque, sending out power to the rear wheels by means of a single speed transmission. The battery has a range of 155km and you can recharge it in 7 hours with a 15-amp household plug. Charging stations are being set up in major cities that can recharge 80% of the battery in half an hour.

Traction control, stability control and both curtain and side airbags have been included as current safety features. Ignition system is traditional key-based as earlier owners would forget that the whisper-quiet motor used to be on the older keyless entry system.

2. Colt

The present Colt has rarely been noticed by most Australians with just a bit more than 1,000 models sold in its first year and none sold in Victoria, because of the absence of stability control. Mitsubishi brought new Colt in 2012, seen first at the Geneva Motor Show, with the purpose of changing the scenario.

Though not a hybrid, the new Colt includes regenerative braking and idle stop to reduce CO2 emissions to 95g/km, only 6 gm more than Toyota Prius. They introduced 1.0 and 1.2l 3-cylinder engines at launch and Australian models got a 1.5l motor to give a tough fight to the performance of business rivals like Ford Fiesta.

3. ASX

ASX is an upgrade of the small SUV with changes in options offered; however, the big bang for your buck is the rear backup camera added to on four-wheel drive models and as an option to 2-wheel drive trims.

Warragul Mitsubishi is among the leading Mitsubishi Dealers in Melbourne that provides you with high performance Mitsubishi vehicles meant to enthrall and inspire you. Take a tour of their website to get excited with their collection of vehicles.

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