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Have you ever wondered how cars get their unique names? Here is an explanation of the names of Mitsubishi models you’ll find at Don Robinson Mitsubishi in Saint Cloud, MN.

Mitsubishi Outlander

The Outlander was first known as the Airtrek when it debuted in Japan. Mitsubishi wanted to give buyers the feeling that they were “free as a bird” in this full-size SUV. The focus eventually shifted instead on the model’s adventurous nature and the name changed to one embodying the wild Australian lands. The Outback is Mitsubishi’s best-selling model in the U.S. and is also available in a Sport version or as an electric vehicle.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

The first Mitsubishi vehicle to bear the name of Eclipse was a sporty compact. According to Mitsubishi Motors, the Eclipse was named after a victorious English racehorse that had dominated in two dozen races. When the automaker decided to retire the Eclipse and expand its crossover offerings, Mitsubishi kept the name and added “Cross” to it.

Mitsubishi Mirage

The name Mirage comes from the Latin word “mirai” and that translates to “to wonder at or look at” in English. The original Mirage model is one of Mitsubishi’s oldest offerings, but it left the market in 2003. However, it was so popular that Mitsubishi brought it back in 2012 and buyers continue to look at it today.

The Mitsubishi Outlander, Eclipse Cross and Mirage have unique names that reflect their personalities, and these models are available at Don Robinson Mitsubishi today.

It has been a while since the Mitsubishi Outlander had a redesign, so the much-anticipated next-generation Outlander will be coming into the spotlight in 2021. Here’s what we know so far.

The current-generation Outlander first debuted in 2014, so a redesign is definitely welcome, and new spy photos have spotted an Outlander prototype testing in the Midwest. Despite its camouflage, the new Outlander already gives us a few hints about its future. It will likely be bigger, sitting on a larger platform. Its blunt nose and headlight design give the impression it will be taking design cues from the Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer concept.

Reporters guess that the next Outlander will house the same 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross uses, generating 153 horsepower, though the Outlander could muster more power.

An exciting possible option is a plug-in hybrid version. Working off the Engelberg Tourer concept, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder twin-motor design would be the engine of choice in the 2021 Outlander, giving the Outlander great fuel economy rates. Mitsubishi has even made claims that the engine could deliver 43 miles on the electric engine alone.

Although not much is known as of yet, the prototype is definitely making for an exciting spring when the automaker is sure to release more details. Keep in touch with Don Robinson Mitsubishi to learn more when the redesigned 2021 Outlander debuts.

Mitsubishi's New Crossover

Mitsubishi’s new crossover has been in the works for quite some time, and now it looks like we’ll be getting an official debut. The 2017 Geneva Motor Show takes place in March, and, following the teaser photo the automaker released not too long ago, that’s where we’ll see it live. Best of all, the new model won’t premiere as a concept vehicle, but rather as a production vehicle!

Look

The new compact crossover is both sporty and coupe-like. The teaser photo reveals the profile which matches the description pretty well. The C-pillar and beltline offer a look that’s nearly spot-on. The front end looks similar to the Outlander’s, due largely in part to the similar headlights. The utility vehicle will be slotted between the Outlander Sport and standard Outlander models.

Availability

The Outlander Sport is expected to shrink and the standard Outlander will grow slightly between 2019 and 2020. The new model will likely arrive in the United States in early 2018.

Keep an eye out for Mitsubishi’s new crossover at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show on March 7th. There’s no pricing available just yet, but knowing Mitsubishi, the compact crossover will be a true value.

We here at Don Robinson Mitsubishi can’t wait for the official unveiling of the new Mitsubishi crossover.