Mitsubishi Outlander Sport MIVEC Engine

What makes the Mitsubishi MIVEC engine different?

Despite the shift toward hybrid and electric technology, we still rely heavily on combustion engines. While automakers like Mitsubishi are producing best-selling vehicles like the Outlander PHEV, the demand for gas or diesel-fueled vehicles is present. That’s where the MIVEC engine comes into the picture. It’s Mitsubishi engineering at its finest: a way to produce combustion engines with reduced emissions and fuel usage as the world moves toward electrification. Learn more about the MIVEC engine and its performance from the experts at Hayward Mitsubishi.

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What is the MIVEC Engine?

The MIVEC engine is a testament to Mitsubishi’s dedication to engineering. But what is it? MIVEC stands for “Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control. It’s a Variable Valve Timing mechanism that exists in an engine with the purpose of boosting fuel efficiency and minimizing its consumption. What that means is that a MIVEC engine is created with the purpose of maximizing fuel economy in its engines by reducing friction in the engine itself. By designing an engine with less engine friction, Mitsubishi vehicles use less fuel. Utilizing Variable Valve Timing allows Mitsubishi engines to adapt to different conditions like speed. As the name suggests, its variable timing is constantly changing in order to make the most of fuel usage.

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Mitsubishi Outlander MIVEC Engine

With a MIVEC engine, vehicles like the Eclipse Cross get turbocharged power while achieving a combined fuel economy of 26 MPG. It provides more benefits than fuel economy, too; the MIVEC engine increases torque and output at a larger range of speeds. Other vehicles, like the Mirage G4, have a smaller 1.2L MIVEC engine that’s even more fuel efficient – up to a combined 37 MPG.

Find the MIVEC Engine at Hayward Mitsubishi

Experience the MIVEC engine for yourself at Hayward Mitsubishi. View our inventory online, get pre-approved for financing, and then visit us for a test drive. Contact us to learn more about our lineup of new Mitsubishi cars and SUVs today!