Archive for August 29, 2014

Mitsubishi’s Electric Racecar Wins at Pikes Peak

Mitsubishi's electric racecar was no match for the competition at Pikes Peak.

Mitsubishi’s electric racecar was no match for the competition at Pikes Peak.

Mitsubishi’s new electric racecar, the MiEV Evolution III got a win at the premiere motorsports race at Pikes Peak. Not only did the electric vehicle win in its class, it set the only record at this year’s Pikes Peak event, with the best performance in the electric modified class.

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is held annually in Colorado and is the premier event in motorsports. This year, Mitsubishi entered with a newly developed electric racecar and pulled out the win and a new world record.

The new car was developed with Exa Japan’s Exa PowerFLOW. This technology created new aerodynamics for the racecar. Engineers tested PowerFLOW in wind tunnels and simulations and confirmed that this was technology with maximized design parameters.

And all of the research paid off when the the MiEV Evolution III won. It achieved superior downforce in its race to help complete the win.

We here at Randall Mitsubishi are very proud of the new car for pulling out the win, and we’re excited to see where the racing technology will take Mitsubishi cars.

How to Install a Car Seat Properly

At Randall Mitsubishi, we want to be sure that our customers know hwo to install a car seat properly.

When they’re young, make sure their car seat doesn’t miss a beat.

August is not only the month of sweltering heat, back-to-school shopping, and the return of the Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte—it’s also Baby Safety Month! With seven out of ten car seats not installed properly, we thought it would be a good idea to provide you with some tips on how to install a car seat properly. This will ensure that your child will be safe this month—and every month after.

Make sure the car seat fits your car. Many people don’t realize that some car seats might not actually be made for their car. Before you even begin to install your car seat, make sure that your car seat is right for your car. The base of the seat should fit entirely on the back seat of your car and the LATCH system within your car should be able to anchor your car seat down easily.

Understand the LATCH system. The LATCH system is an important safety system in your car. LATCH stands for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children and allows you to anchor your car seat easily to the seat. Make sure you read your car’s owner’s manual before installing your car so you know what your LATCH system’s weight limit is.

Use the seat’s instruction manual as a guide. Every car seat is installed differently, so it’s important to read your seat’s instruction manual before you begin installation. Remember—just because your friend tells you to install your car seat a specific way, doesn’t necessarily mean that’s the way your car seat is installed!

Take it to an inspection station. Before your child sits in your car seat, make sure you stop in to your local Child Safety Seat Inspection Station in your area and have a professional make sure your seat is installed properly.

If you follow these instructs on how to install a car seat properly, you should be able to celebrate Baby Safety Month in the best way—by ensuring your child is safe in your car.

Mitsubishi Outlander Finds Place on KBB.com’s Best Back-to-School Car List

The Mitsubishi Outlander is the Best Back to School car.

The Mitsubishi Outlander will get you back to school in style.

The Mitsubishi Outlander, the brand’s popular compact crossover, fits into a category exclusive to a very small number of vehicles. It’s the category of cars that are both extremely practical and extremely fun-to-drive. Those factors, among many others, helped the Outlander earn a spot on KBB.com’s “10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2014” list.

Here’s how KBB.com summed up the Outlander’s appeal: “One of the most affordable crossovers you can buy is also among the most stylish. The Outlander Sport is the only SUV to make this year’s list, and balances a fun demeanor with the peace of mind of a 10-year/100,0000-mile powertrain warranty.”

Especially attractive to parents is the low starting price of just $19,595, an amazing base price when one considers everything the Outlander features. It offers FUSE Hands-Free Link System, seven airbags, Active Stability Control, and even Mitsubishi’s exclusive Reinforced Safety Impact Evolution technology. With that much technology and safety equipment, it’s no surprise that the Outlander takes its place as one of the best back-to-school vehicle options. Come in to Randall Mitsubishi to see it for yourself today.

2015 Mitsubishi Mirage Named Most Affordable Car

Cars.com labels the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage affordable.

The Mirage won’t tug at your wallet as much as other cars, and it is worth it.

CNN Money reports that the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage has been named the year’s most affordable car by Cars.com.

Cars.com, the gold standard in online automotive resources, did not simply rank all vehicles by retail price. The website examined cars of all shapes and sizes, requiring that all of them come equipped with power windows and door locks, Bluetooth capability, and USB ports. Additionally, editors factored in the price that customers would pay at the pump the first five years of ownership.

When Cars.com added together its price with options and destination fee ($15,015) and the five year fuel cost ($7,000), the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage DE Automatic was the number one most affordable car, at a total cost of $22,015

“When we considered the most affordable cars, it was important that we looked only at models equipped with basic but important options like an automatic transmission and power windows and locks,” said Joe Wiesenfelder, the Executive Editor of Cars.com. “More often than not, entry-level cars with the lowest sticker prices are equipped only with a manual transmission and little to no additional features. We wanted to help consumers who want an incredibly affordable car to find one that also includes the niceties that almost every shopper has come to expect.”

If you are looking for a car that combines exceptional quality and value, stop by Randall Mitsubishi today to try out the year’s most affordable vehicle.

Finding a Back to School Car

The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage makes for a great back to school car.

The 2015 Mirage is the best bang for your buck when it comes to driving to school.

As August begins, we can no longer ignore the “Back to School” signs already hung in many stores. With that in mind, it’s time to start your back to school shopping and for many parents of new drivers or recent high school graduates, this means a back to school car.

What makes the perfect back to school car? Students need a car that is versatile, budget-friendly, safe, and at least a little bit cool. While many families opt for used cars because of their value, there are many new cars that can fit the bill.

One new car that is truly a standout and fits every requirement for a perfect back to school car is the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage. Cars.com recently named it “the most affordable vehicle shoppers can buy,” with its great fuel efficiency and budget-friendly price. It also features trendy colors like Kiwi Green and Plasma Purple, sure to make it a hit on any campus.

Whether you’re looking for a great new or used car, visit us at Randall Mitsubishi and we’ll help you find the best back to school car for you and your student.