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    • By William Maley
      Last week, Ford unveiled the Raptor Ranger. The bad news as we reported was the model wasn't going to come here, but a tweet from Ford's North America Product Communications manager gave some hope that possibly, a smaller Raptor could come.
      More fuel has been added to this fire via some comments made by the chief engineer for Ford Performance, Jamal Hameedi. Speaking with Australian outlet Drive, Hameedi said the truck "would do really well in the states."
      “I think it’s certainly like it’s a baby Raptor, it depends what you’re looking for. There are a lot of people that just want that size in a pickup truck and they don’t want anything larger,” said Hameedi. 
      Hameedi went on to say that the diesel engine found in the Ranger Raptor would likely be swapped for a gas engine.
      “I think most American off-roaders would actually prefer a petrol gas engine, but a diesel is the absolute way to go for the rest of the world.”
      We think a version of Ford's 2.3 EcoBoost could be the engine of choice for a U.S. variant. 
      But it will likely be a while before a final decision is made on the Ranger Raptor coming to the U.S.
      “We haven’t said anything about availability in the US, our first priority is to get a Raptor available to everyone on the planet earth. So Americans already have an F-150 Raptor, we’ve got to spread Raptors to the rest of the planet,” said Hameedi.
      Source: Drive

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    • By William Maley
      Last week, Ford unveiled the Raptor Ranger. The bad news as we reported was the model wasn't going to come here, but a tweet from Ford's North America Product Communications manager gave some hope that possibly, a smaller Raptor could come.
      More fuel has been added to this fire via some comments made by the chief engineer for Ford Performance, Jamal Hameedi. Speaking with Australian outlet Drive, Hameedi said the truck "would do really well in the states."
      “I think it’s certainly like it’s a baby Raptor, it depends what you’re looking for. There are a lot of people that just want that size in a pickup truck and they don’t want anything larger,” said Hameedi. 
      Hameedi went on to say that the diesel engine found in the Ranger Raptor would likely be swapped for a gas engine.
      “I think most American off-roaders would actually prefer a petrol gas engine, but a diesel is the absolute way to go for the rest of the world.”
      We think a version of Ford's 2.3 EcoBoost could be the engine of choice for a U.S. variant. 
      But it will likely be a while before a final decision is made on the Ranger Raptor coming to the U.S.
      “We haven’t said anything about availability in the US, our first priority is to get a Raptor available to everyone on the planet earth. So Americans already have an F-150 Raptor, we’ve got to spread Raptors to the rest of the planet,” said Hameedi.
      Source: Drive
    • By William Maley
      Subaru will be launching their first plug-in hybrid for the U.S. later this year and plans on offering a full electric vehicle in 2021. But to pull both of these off, Subaru is enlisting various automakers to help.
      Takeshi Tachimori, Subaru's chief technical officer said they are drawing heavily on partnerships with Daihatsu, Hino, Mazda, Suzuki, and Toyota to help with the upcoming plug-in hybrid and EV. The reason for using the expertise of other automakers is Subaru's r&d budget doesn't stretch to include in-house development of these models.
      "We can't engage in a large-scale development," he told Automotive News.
      As more stringent emission regulations come into effect around the world, Subaru is counting on this plan to meet them.
      Tachimori also talked about the upcoming plug-in hybrid. While he wouldn't reveal what model it will be based on, he did say the model would use the powertrain from the Toyota Prius Prime with a twist: the gas engine will be one of Subaru's boxer engines.
      "For our plug-in hybrid to be introduced this year, we have used Toyota's technologies as much as possible," said Tachimori.
      The plug-in hybrid will be sold initially in states that have adopted California's zero-emission vehicle regulations.
      Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)

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    • By William Maley
      Subaru will be launching their first plug-in hybrid for the U.S. later this year and plans on offering a full electric vehicle in 2021. But to pull both of these off, Subaru is enlisting various automakers to help.
      Takeshi Tachimori, Subaru's chief technical officer said they are drawing heavily on partnerships with Daihatsu, Hino, Mazda, Suzuki, and Toyota to help with the upcoming plug-in hybrid and EV. The reason for using the expertise of other automakers is Subaru's r&d budget doesn't stretch to include in-house development of these models.
      "We can't engage in a large-scale development," he told Automotive News.
      As more stringent emission regulations come into effect around the world, Subaru is counting on this plan to meet them.
      Tachimori also talked about the upcoming plug-in hybrid. While he wouldn't reveal what model it will be based on, he did say the model would use the powertrain from the Toyota Prius Prime with a twist: the gas engine will be one of Subaru's boxer engines.
      "For our plug-in hybrid to be introduced this year, we have used Toyota's technologies as much as possible," said Tachimori.
      The plug-in hybrid will be sold initially in states that have adopted California's zero-emission vehicle regulations.
      Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)
    • By William Maley
      MITSUBISHI MOTORS REPORTS JANUARY 2018 SALES UP OVER 30 PERCENT
      February 01, 2018
      Best January sales since 2007 Outlander up 78.9 percent; Outlander Sport up 69.8 percent Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) arrives in showrooms CYPRESS, Calif. – Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) reported January 2018 sales of 8,480 units sold, up 31.3 percent over January 2017. Coming off a strong sales year in 2017 where Mitsubishi Motors was the fastest growing non-luxury brand in the U.S.*, it posted its best January sales since 2007.
      Mitsubishi’s sales surge in January was led by its family of CUVs, which posted sales gains of 82.1 percent. Outlander sales were up a significant 78.9 percent with 3,020 units sold. Outlander Sport recorded sales of 3,379, up 69.8 percent over last January. The environmentally friendly all-new 2018 Outlander PHEV, a halo to the brand, began shipping in December and is making its way to dealerships across the country.
      “The brand had a tremendous year in 2017 and led the industry (non-luxury brands) in growth, but our goals are set much higher, and we are not resting on our recent success. As January shows, we are poised for a very strong 2018 and have the right products to achieve our targets,” said Don Swearingen, executive vice president and chief operating officer, MMNA. “The Mitsubishi CUV family of Outlander Sport, Outlander and Outlander PHEV offer consumers in every walk of life a vehicle to meet their needs.”
       
      January
      YTD
       
      2018
      2017
      2018
      2017
      Mirage
      1103
      1311
      1103
      1311
      Lancer
      678
      1468
      678
      1468
      Outlander Sport
      3379
      1990
      3379
      1990
      Outlander
      3020
      1688
      3020
      1688
      Outlander PHEV
      300
      0
      300
      0
      Total
      8480
      6457
      8480
      6457
       
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