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Mitsubishi Wins Seven Automotive Performance Index Awards in 2017

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage

The Mirage topped several categories.

Over the years, Mitsubishi has established itself as one of the premier automakers on the market. With its reliability, innovation, and excellent customer service, the reputation is well-deserved. Although it’s still early in the year, Mitsubishi has already won several prestigious awards.

Every year, the Automotive Science Group combs through hundreds of vehicles to find which ones really separate themselves from the pack. They base their assessment on things like the car’s environmental, economic, and all-around performance.

The environmental section looks at each vehicle’s life-cycle carbon footprint from the beginning of the vehicle to the end. The economic section looks at each vehicle’s cost of ownership while the all-around performance section takes into account everything from environmental and economic impact to the social impact of manufacturing the vehicles.

After careful review, Mitsubishi was the winner in the following categories:

● Best All-Around Performance Brand of 2017
● Best Economic Performance Brand of 2017
● Best Economic Performance Car of 2017: Mitsubishi Mirage
● Best All-Around Performance (Compact Cars): Mitsubishi Mirage
● Best Economic Performance (Compact Cars): Mitsubishi Mirage
● Best 5 All-Around Performance (Compact Crossovers): Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
● Best All-Around Performance (Crossovers): Mitsubishi Outlander

To see what Mitsubishi has to offer, visit us at Randall Mitsubishi today to talk to one of our professionals.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Gets Upgraded Tech Package

As the best-selling plug-in hybrid in the UK, drivers in the United States are starting to get excited about the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Although already best-selling in the UK, Mitsubishi has been constantly working on improving the vehicle before its American launch.

The recent technology updates apply specifically to the top-of-the-line Juro trim. The main addition to this trim is a variety of safety features. Drivers will now have access to a rearview camera that allows them to see everything that’s behind them. Also, there will now be an electronic parking brake with an automatic brake hold. This addition allows drivers to release the pedal in traffic or while stationary on a hill.

In addition, the new Outlander PHEV will now feature a Smartphone Link Display Audio System. This new technology allows drivers to control their infotainment system without ever taking their eyes off of the road. All that you need to do is tell your system what you want to access and the technology takes care of the rest.

If you’re interested in learning more about the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, feel free to contact us here at Randall Mitsubishi. We would love to keep you updated on all the latest news!

Spend Your Tax Refund at Randall Mitsubishi on a New Car

tax refund at Randall Mitsubishi

Most Americans that file their taxes will receive some sort of refund. For some Americans, this refund will be thousands of dollars. If you’re getting a sizable return this year, you can spend your tax refund at Randall Mitsubishi. This is a great, easy way to get a down payment in a lump sum.

Industry experts recommend a down payment for a new car to be at least 10%. If your tax refund is $2,000 or more, you could easily have more than you need. With a larger down payment, you won’t need to finance as much of your car purchase. This means your monthly payments will be lower and you could potentially get a lower interest rate.

If you don’t want to buy a brand new car, you could also use your refund towards a great used car. Here at Randall Mitsubishi, we have a great inventory of affordable, quality pre-owned cars.

A third option for using your refund could be doing some serious maintenance or upgrades on your current car. If you’ve been putting off expensive repairs, use your refund to get your car in tip-top shape. Get a new set of tires, get your car detailed, get a major tune-up, or whatever it is you need to rekindle your love for your car. Schedule a service appointment at Randall Mitsubishi today.

All-new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Unveiled in Geneva

From 1990 through 2012, the Mitsubishi Eclipse was a beloved sports coupe and convertible that helped build-up the Mitsubishi name for performance. That model may be gone, but its name is making a comeback. The 2018 Eclipse Cross, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, is not a sporty coupe, but a compact crossover.

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, unveiled

Size-wise, this new model will fit between the current Outlander and Outlander Sport. It shares the same platform as the other two and will be 173.4 inches long. Mitsubishi says that the next updates for the other two models will make them larger and smaller, respectively.

The Eclipse Cross comes with sophisticated styling inside and out. It will be powered by a new turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Power ratings haven’t been released yet; however, Mitsubishi says it will be more powerful than the current Outlander, which makes 166 horsepower with its 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine.

Inside, passengers will find modern features, including a sophisticated touchscreen system. Available technology includes a head-up display, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.

The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will be coming to Randall Mitsubishi in early 2018. We’re excited to see this all-new addition sitting on our showroom floor and can’t wait to see how it performs on the road.

Upcoming 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Limited Edition Packed with Bonus Features

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Limited Edition

Mitsubishi debuted the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Limited Edition model at the Chicago Auto Show in a surprise twist, to the delight of the crowd.

 

The first thing you will notice about this limited edition model is its aggressive and athletic styling, setting it a notch above the ES base model, powered by the same 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. It’s truly the tech upgrades and subtle style changes that set the Limited Edition model apart.

 

To start, a Limited Edition badge is sure to catch the eye, along with black-painted mirrors, while the interior of the Outlander Sport Limited Edition is covered in dark black fabric with an accent of red stitching.

 

From convenient smartphone integration to a clever backup camera, the Limited Edition model comes with all the tech you need. It’s easy to sync your vehicle with your smart device, thanks to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. This limited edition version of the Outlander Sport also comes with heated seats for extra comfort.

 

If you would like to learn more about the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Limited Edition model, or if you’d like to take any variant of the Outlander Sport on a test drive, give us a call or stop by any time, here at Randall Mitsubishi.

Safety First 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Features Keep You in Control

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Features

There is simply no other SUV on the road like the powerful, fuel-efficient, and spacious new Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. A rearview camera, Active Stability Control System, and one of the industry’s best warranties are just a few of the many features on the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport that elevate it above its competitors.

 

Rearview Camera

Once you drive with a rearview camera, you will wonder how you ever survived without it. This camera activates as soon as you shift into reverse, making it safe and easy to back down driveways, pull out of a parking spot, and much more.

 

Active Stability Control

The Active Stability Control system utilizes sensors to decrease your likelihood of slipping or losing contact with the road in any way; it monitors the grip of each tire and if one of your wheels begins to slip, the system enacts the Anti-lock Braking System.

 

Excellent Warranty

Finally, in the unlikely event that something goes wrong and the vehicle fails in almost anyway, you will be covered by a top-notch warranty that has your back for either 10 years or 10,000 miles, whichever comes first.

 

If you would like to learn more about any of these features, or perhaps even check out the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport in person, stop by and visit us any time, at Randall Mitsubishi.

New Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Limited Edition Debut Takes Place Online Before Auto Show

Outlander Sport Limited Edition Debut

Although it was scheduled to get its big reveal at the Chicago Auto Show, Mitsubishi decided to sneak out the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Limited Edition debut ahead of time to the delight of fans and followers.

 

The new Limited Edition model of the popular vehicle comes with a long list of new features, as well as updated styling, setting it apart from other Outlander Sport trim levels, including black wheels and mirror caps, for just $21,995.

 

Inside the vehicle, the Limited Edition model will have unique interior accents including red stitching, as well as an infotainment system that comes with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility – so you can sync your smart phone right to your car.

 

If you’re interested in the new Limited Edition trim level, you won’t have to wait very long to get behind the wheel, as the model goes on sale this month. It’s hard to say how many units there will be of the Outlander Sport Limited Edition, so be sure to act fast.

 

Until then, or to check out another model, contact us or stop by any time at Randall Mitsubishi to see what we have in store. We would love to set you up on a test drive!

Valentine’s Day Driving Tips to Remember on Every Date

Valentine’s Day Driving Tips

This Valentine’s Day and on all date nights to come – though driving safety may be the last thing on your mind – we urge you to think otherwise. The influence of your favorite music, alcohol, and even an intoxicating date can quickly make a casual drive dangerous.

 

Not sure where to begin? Check out these Valentine’s Day driving tips, which are relevant year-round.

 

  • Let your date, or whoever is in the passenger’s seat, choose the music that’s playing, so you can keep your hands on the wheel.
  • Though you may be tempted to wear your most fancy shoes for a big date, be sure to have something comfortable to wear behind the wheel.
  • Don’t pick up your cell phone. Not only is it dangerous, but also, your date may appreciate it if you avoid your phone for most of the evening.
  • Perhaps stick with safe foods if you are going out to eat. You don’t want to find yourself in desperate need of the bathroom while you’re driving your date around.
  • And lastly – never, ever drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Your vehicle, your life, and potentially the lives of others, are never worth it.

 

For more driving safety tips, or to pick out a brand new car to whisk away your date, visit us any time at Randall Mitsubishi.

2nd Annual Dia De Los Muertos: Art After Dark Festival on October 27th

Last year marked the first-ever Dia De Los Muertos: Art After Dark festival in San Angelo, Texas, where the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts and Angelo State University worked together to bring a free public celebration of the legendary Day of the Dead to the area. Held at the museum itself and beginning at 6 PM, the 2nd annual event invites everyone in the San Angelo area to experience this slice of Mexican culture and art while bringing together a sense of community.

Tons of events and activities will be offered, such as performances by the Ballet Folklorico and the Ballet Azteca, as well as live music from a Selena cover band, a traditional dress-up contest with cash prizes, a parade with a mariachi band, and much, much more. Food and art vendors will be available onsite if you’d like to bring a little bit of the celebration home with you, too, and the ASU Cultural Center will be providing a Community Altar for event goers to partake in the act of remembering those who have passed away.

The Dia De Los Muertos: Art After Dark event will be held on October 27th and feature the artwork, photography, music, and dance of the Mexican-American community in San Angelo, Texas – but, of course, the festival is for everyone to participate and enjoy.

Art After Dark

Mitsubishi GT-PHEV Concept Debuts in Paris

Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept

A Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV shown here at a charging station.

After the success of the Outlander earlier this year, Mitsubishi announced plans to reevaluate their lineup, phasing out some of their less popular nameplates and refocusing their efforts on the crossover and SUV segment. It seems one of the first results of that new strategy will be making an appearance at the Paris Motor Show in the form of the new Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept. This plug-in hybrid SUV offers a more aggressive, stylish look than your typical Mitsubishi nameplate, and its capabilities are strides ahead of most current members of the PHEV segment, too.

According to Mitsubishi representatives, the GT-PHEV will combine a traditional gasoline engine powering the front wheels with an electric motor powering the rear wheels. As a result, the SUV will be able to run up to 75 miles on electricity alone without ever tapping into the fuel tank, about double that of most plug-in hybrids currently in mass-market production. The SUV also features a sleeker, futuristic style, designed with thinner elements and a low-sloped windshield that ends in a sharp rear bumper.

We haven’t been given a peek yet at the interior of the Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept, though that’s sure to change when the vehicle makes it appearance in Paris. We hear whisperings of burgundy leather that matches the SUV’s roof color, plus a spacious horizontal dashboard.