Archive for April 27, 2015

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Final Edition Debuts

Lancer Evo Final Edition

Mitsubishi is coming out with its final edition of the Lancer Evo, only a limited amount will be produced in the US!

It’s been a long race for the iconic Lancer Evo, but now it’s coming to an end. Mitsubishi Motors is taking orders in the Japanese market for the Lancer Evo Final Edition as of Friday, April 9th. The Final Edition, obviously from the name, is the last special edition of the turbocharged, all-wheel-drive sedan before production stops altogether.

Ten generations have come and gone. Mitsubishi revealed a 480 hp powerhouse at the Tokyo Auto Salon earlier this year but, unfortunately, the Final Edition isn’t it and it looks as though a Lancer Evo with that power will forever remain a concept.

Different from your everyday Lancer Evolution, the Final Edition will feature a black chrome grille, glossy black trim on the lower front bumper, and air vent bezels. “Final Edition” will also be mounted on the trunk lid. Inside, a metal plaque will be engraved with the vehicle’s serial number.

Under the hood, the Final Edition carries the usual 2-liter turbocharged four cylinder capable of 291 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. Different from the usual model is an upgrade to sodium-filled exhaust valves for better performance at high engine speeds.

Only 1,000 of the Final Edition models will make it to roadways in Japan. The United States will see an exclusive Final Edition in summer 2016. Stop by Randall Mitsubishi to learn more about the new model!

New Mitsubishi Outlander Pushes Brand Forward in SUV Segment

 

Mitsubishi Outlander

The new Mitsubishi Outlander is ready to hit the streets after its debut in New York.

The new Mitsubishi Outlander, which will reach the market as a 2016 model, is a great new offering in the SUV segment. The Japanese automaker’s popular crossover is looking hipper and more modern than ever now, thanks to some smart moves by Mitsubishi.

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander has been completely redesigned for the new model year. The Outlander’s new exterior features a curvier body, an attractive yet larger and more aggressive twin-bar grille, a healthy amount of chrome, and angular LED-accented headlights atop a bold black bumper. The 2016 Outlander was first showcased at this year’s 2015 New York International Auto Show, where its hot new looks wowed automotive journalists and visitors alike.

But the Outlander is more than just a pretty face. It also features an upscale interior full of beautiful materials and advanced technologies. It’s incredibly fun to drive—and just as fun to ride in, thanks to over 100 engineering and design improvements, which have led to better handling, body rigidity, and steering systems. Come see us at Randall Mitsubishi to learn more about the new Mitsubishi Outlander today.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Debut Offers New Look in New York

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Debut
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Debut

The newly designed 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander is guaranteed to make a statement anywhere you go.

The Mitsubishi Outlander has been a leader in the compact crossover segment since its introduction. Now, it looks like Mitsubishi wants to continue being a segment leader with the newly redesigned 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander. With a combination of engineering and design improvements, the 2016 Outlander is better than its predecessors, giving its competition a run for their money.

“The 2016 Outlander has an eye-catching new design aesthetic inside and out, and with its long list of engineering upgrades, the new Outlander literally looks, drives, and feels like an entirely new vehicle, making it an even more compelling value than before,” said Don Swearingen, Mitsubishi Motors North America’s Executive Vice President. “Mitsubishi’s outstanding sales momentum is carrying into the new-year and with the arrival of the 2016 Outlander crossover we are well positioned to sustain our growth.”

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander debut highlighted the crossover’s brand-new front-end design, which is based on the Japanese carmaker’s new design language. Known as the “Dynamic Shield,” this front end hints at the future of Mitsubishi’s styling, presenting a more aggressive silhouette than previous models. Mitsubishi has also introduced other changes to the Outlander, such as a noise-isolating windshield and rear door glass, improved chassis, and new front-end suspension.

For more information on the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander, contact Randall Mitsubishi today!

Epic U.S. Road Trip Covers 13,699 Miles

U.S. Road Trip

Hop in your car and hit the open road this summer following this map and have an adventure of a lifetime!

If you’re planning a road trip this summer, you might as well go all out. Two researchers have mapped out an epic U.S. road trip that will be the only U.S. road trip you’ll ever need to take. In fact, this route covers 50 major national landmarks, historic sites, national monuments, and national parks.

Mapped out by Randy Olson, a fourth-year graduate research assistant at Michigan State University with help from Tracy Staedter, the route includes 13,699 miles of driving, and makes its way through every single one of the 48 contiguous states. Olsen points out that without stopping, the trip would take about 9.33 days (224 hours) to complete, but in reality it would likely take two to three months. What’s the point of a road trip without stopping to take in the scenery, anyway?

Olsen used a genetic algorithm to find the best possible route with as little backtracking as possible. The result is pretty impressive. See it here.

“It’s grand by design,” Olson told the Daily News. “It has a combination of major sites that Americans want to see at some point in their lives.”

A road trip like this requires a dependable car. Stop by Randall Mitsubishi today to get behind the wheel of a new, fuel efficient vehicle capable of getting the job done!

Dog-Proofing Tips to Keep Your Car Clean in Honor of National Puppy Day

Dog-Proofing Tips

April is Car Care Month so follow these tips for dog-proofing your car!

Considering the nearly unanimous love for dogs and all-things-puppy in the United States, it’s no surprise that we observed a “National Puppy Day” on March 23. But for those of us who love our cars just as much as our pups, their pesky fur presents a problem.

National Puppy Day has passed, but keep your car clean and fur-free all year with these car dog-proofing tips:

  • Prevent dog mess ahead of time by laying down a blanket over the seats, and consider putting plastic wrap over your window if you have a particularly slobbery pooch.
  • For a quick upholstery touch-up, a lint roller will quickly pick up dog hair, but if you’ve let the hair accumulate, a vacuum hose might be in order.
  • Consider placing hefty, plastic mats at the feet of the back row seats, which are not only easy to clean but also may contain some potential dog … spills.
  • Keep an enormous supply of car fresheners handy, just in case.

Do you have any other tips to keep your car clean despite canine passengers? Let us know in the comments.

If car maintenance is your problem visit Randall Mitsubishi for your next Tune-Up!