AD #2366 – Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Pros and Cons, FCA Presents Five-Year Plan, GM Cruise Gets Huge Investment

June 1st, 2018 at 11:53am

Runtime: 7:54

0:30 FCA Presents Five-Year Plan
1:48 FCA and Waymo Expand Partnership
2:19 Uber Wants to Use Waymo’s Technology
3:19 GM Cruise Gets Huge Investment
3:45 1st Autonomous Vehicle with Solid-State Lidar
4:21 Kenya Grows Its Automotive Industry
5:21 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Pros and Cons

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12 Comments to “AD #2366 – Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Pros and Cons, FCA Presents Five-Year Plan, GM Cruise Gets Huge Investment”

  1. Frederick Schmidt Says:

    Cars built in East Africa? Maybe they should build houses,clean water plants,reliable power stations,hospitals to treat the sick and stop the horrible diseases etc before cars. Other than Egypt what other East African country would be considered? How about build tractors there to be used on farms in Africa….the world doesn’t need cars built there at this time.

  2. phred Says:

    Thank you for the heads up on the Mitsubishi Outlander rear seat. In a test drive I also was impressed with the rear seat designs.

  3. Brett Cammack Says:

    Thank you for the kind words about the Outlander. We still love our 2016 SEL.

    I think the rear seat cushion is engineered to be no heavier than needed. I appreciate the numbered pull straps that make folding the seats down easy.

    I feel like maybe Mitsubishi is trying to from simply a “value” brand to more of a “premium value” brand with good engineering, decent materials, thoughtful design, and a good price-point.

    Hope you can shake down a new Eclipse-Cross sometime soon and share your thoughts about it.

  4. Danny Turnpaugh Says:

    I just love when people the United States tells people in other countries what’s best for them, maybe building cars at this time is stupid but we do a lot of stupid things in this country also and when others tell us what we should do we don’t like it very well. Maybe we should mind our own business and quit telling others how to live.

  5. Lex Says:

    I agree with you Sean about the Mitsubishi Outlander that it has some very good features.
    I do not like the styling of the front end. Hopefully new Mitsubishi’s will adapt a more corporate look like it’s cousins in the Renault and Nissan brands.

  6. Kit Gerhart Says:

    I liked the first generation Mitsubishi Eclipse, but I don’t understand their using that name on some kind of crossover thing.

    Danny, well put.

  7. Barry T Says:

    1 Wow – pretty strong words! I wonder if more and higher tech local manufacturing could lead to more & better jobs, cheaper vehicles, improved economy that could assist in reaching those other goals you state? Just sayin…

  8. Frederick Schmidt Says:

    7 I wish it was that easy. There have been examples of companies building plants only to find out there isn’t enough electricity to run the plant. Overcoming terror groups(boko haram among others) corruption on a massive scale,lack of educated work force and transportation networks makes it difficult for this idea to succeed. For all the billions of aid dollars sent to Africa what changes have been made. So much of that money just disappears. Until these things change it would be very tough if not impossible. Here is an example of just one failed project… Heavy industry is their way out of their problems but some basic things need to change first. Africa is not Mexico,South America or Asia, it is a unique continent with massive potential but epic problems.

  9. Kit Gerhart Says:

    8. It looks like the fish project was a real learning experience. You shouldn’t do a project like that in a place with no electricity, transportation infrastructure, or workers. I suspect any car plants in Kenya would be in, or near major cities, most likely Nairobi, which have those things.

  10. Bob Wilson Says:

    Was anyone impressed by the Continental presentation?

    Their motor-generator is huge and I understand it does not replace the existing starter. Although the cat pre-heater makes sense, 48V is not an engineering requirement.

  11. Kit Gerhart Says:

    I’ve read that they still need the regular starter for cold starts when it’s really cold, like -10F, but the motor generator can do the starting most of the time.

  12. Ed Says:

    I think we are being trolled on here. One name I read and their post match another gender. It reads like a poser.