在2020年12月下旬時日本《Mitsubishi三菱》原廠才替在當地相當受到歡迎入手門檻不到40萬元新台幣的《Mitsubishi eK》超人氣輕自動車家族進行了產品更新的動作。在2021年的一開始，美國Mitsubishi Motors USA也替國內消費者感到既陌生又有些熟悉的《Mitsubishi Outlander Sport》進行了2021年式的產品更新動作。
雖然今天的主角名叫《Mitsubishi Outlander Sport》，但卻不是你理所當然想像的《Mitsubishi Outlander》運動版本，它的真實身分是過去曾以《Mitsubishi ASX》名號引進國內的第三代《Mitsubishi RVR》在北美市場的身份。雖然現行世代產品早在2009年便已問世，但目前所販售的《Mitsubishi Outlander Sport》是2019年日內瓦車展才正式首演的最新小改款版本。
由於目前所販售的小改款新車在美國市場推出才不過一年多的時間，因此在2021年1月4日於當地發表的新年式《Mitsubishi Outlander Sport》在外觀、內裝設計並沒有勁型明顯更動，而是將重點放在配被強化以及車系編成的調整上，首先2021年式《Mitsubishi Outlander Sport》將包括AHB自動遠光燈、LDW車道偏離警示以及FCM主動智慧煞車等駕駛輔助科技列為全車系標準配備，帶來了更為完善的行車安全防護。
另一方面，2021年式《Mitsubishi Outlander Sport》也回應市場需求以原有ES等級為基礎增添了全新的Limited Edition等級車型，換尚包括黑色樣式水箱護罩、車外後視鏡、18吋鋁圈與車內紅色縫線等更為個性化的鋪陳，此外過去曾在美國市場販售《Mitsubishi Outlander Sport》陣容的Black Edition也在2021年式重新回歸，以內、外更為完整的黑化風格討好喜愛與眾不同的買家。
除此之外，2021年式《Mitsubishi Outlander Sport》除入門定位的S、ES等級車型外其餘車型都換上了支援Android Auto和Apple CarPlay功能的8吋螢幕多媒體資訊系統帶來更為便利的科技體驗，至於車輛性能方面則沿用原本分別能夠輸出150匹、170匹最大馬力的2.0升與2.4升汽油引擎，目前Mitsubishi Motors USA也已經針對預計2021年2月將正式開賣的2021年式《Mitsubishi Outlander Sport》開出美金20,995約合58.8萬元新台幣起跳的建議售價。
圖片來源：Mitsubishi Motors USA
Poor sales in Europe and weakness in China would have resulted in Stellantis being the world’s 6th largest carmaker in 2020, instead of the 4th largest.
FCA and PSA’s assertion that their combined efforts would result in the inception of the world’s fourth-largest car company was based on vehicle sales from 2019, as per Autonews Europe. This means that the way the car market rebounds this year will be key to Stellantis’ global status.
As for what the global landscape would have looked like if the merger had taken place 12 months ago, well, with combined sales (PSA and FCA) down 33% to 3.89 million units through the first three quarters (compared to the same period in 2019), Stellantis would have trailed all of the following companies: Toyota (6.68 million units), VW Group (6.18 million units), Renault-Nissan (5.54 million units), GM (4.72 million units) and Hyundai-KIA (4.50 million units).
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Ultimately, Stellantis would have dropped from No.4 to No.6 because both FCA and PSA suffered steep sales declines in Europe during government-imposed lockdowns. Since most of its sales are in Europe, PSA’s volume fell more than FCA’s, with the French carmaker not being able to benefit from China’s quick rebound from the lockdowns. FCA on the other hand still had a strong performance in the U.S.
In the end, even though global rankings aren’t key to the success of the business, both FCA and PSA executives have acknowledged that the larger the entity, the better their chances become at competing with powerhouses such as Toyota and VW.
MG will allegedly unveil an electric sports car next year that will serve as a flagship model for the brand.
Long before MG was purchased by Chinese automaker SAIC and started building affordable crossovers and sedans, it was best known for building sports cars. Now, it seems like it might return to its roots with a new sports model.
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According to Autocar, the vehicle will take the shape of a sleek, four-seater coupe and be largely inspired by the E-Motion concept that was unveiled in April 2017. However, some key styling alterations have reportedly been made for the finished item, while the concept‘s butterfly doors won’t make it into production.
It is understood that the vehicle will be underpinned by SAIC’s own modular electric architecture that includes two electric motors and four-wheel drive. When MG first revealed the E-Motion Concept, it envisioned it as being capable of hitting 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than 4 seconds. Range details remain unconfirmed but could sit somewhere between the 163 miles of the MG ZS EV SUV and the 300-mile range promised for the E-Motion concept.
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