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Mitsubishi November Sales Demonstrate Company Success

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Mitsubishi was looking fierce in November!

Mitsubishi November sales numbers have been released to the public, and the company continues to enjoy one of its best years yet due to the continued success of the Mitsubishi Outlander and the SUV’s variants. So far in 2015 Mitsubishi Motors has sold over 87,000 units year-to-date, a stark contrast to 2014’s numbers of just over 71,000 within the same time period. That’s a 23 percent increase!

In just November alone, Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. has sold 6,722 products – up 3.6 percent from November 2014’s sales numbers. The Outlander shows the biggest leap in sales from the previous year, with an increase of 69.3 percent, or sales of 1,717 units. The Outlander Sport sold even more units in November; the popular SUV saw 2,955 units sold last month.

Mitsubishi’s continued success with their SUVs has caused the company to turn its attention to the SUV segment. Over the next five years, Mitsubishi plans to introduce three new SUVs to the US lineup. Mitsubishi November sales certainly back up this decision, as the company continues to find great success.

See why more people choose Mitsubishi by scheduling a test drive at Larry Jay Mitsubishi today!

Say Hello – and Goodbye – to the Lancer Evolution Final Edition in America

Lancer Evolution Final Edition

The Final Edition is going fast, so get yours today!

The Lancer Evo’s story in the US is a generations-long saga of engineering triumph and stylistic innovations, but it has reached its final chapter.

 

Mitsubishi has recently announced the Lancer Evolution Final Edition in America, a vehicle that gives a proud goodbye to an automotive legend.

 

The Lancer Evolution Final Edition in America will feature 303 horsepower (an increase of 12 horsepower from the last model) and 305 lbs of torque. Our favorite modification for the Final Edition is probably the new Bilstein shocks wrapped with all-around Eibach springs and two-piece Brembo front-axle calipers – talk about a smooth ride.

 

The Final Edition will retain that classic Lancer look, with the exaggerated spoiler and athletic posture. It will feature dark-chrome Enkei wheels to match the dark-chrome grille setting and black aluminum roof. You can get the last Evo in four colors: Pearl White, Rally Red, Mercury Greay, or Octane Blue.

 

Only 1,600 Lancer Evo Final Editions will be sold at a starting cost of $37,995, so hurry on down to Larry Jay Mitsubishi and get yours before they’re gone!

Mitsubishi Offers the Best Warranty in the Industry

Mitsubishi Outlander Grill Badge

Larry Jay is proud to offer the best warranty in the industry with Mitsubishi.

At Larry Jay, we love Mitsubishi—that’s why we sell them. We’re proud to do so, too, and not just because of their outstanding engineering and reliable quality. We’re proud to provide our customers with Mitsubishi vehicles because Mitsubishi offers them the best warranty in the industry.

 

With Mitsubishi, you receive Mitsubishi Confidence, a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty as well as a full 5-year roadside assistance program that isn’t restricted by mileage in any way, shape, or form – a rarity from today’s carmakers. Keep in mind, the roadside assistance does not apply to the i-MiEV, the Lancer Evolution, or the Lancer Ralliart, which provide their own assistance programs.

 

Mitsubishi’s 10-year/100,000-mile warranty is a full five years and 40,000 miles better than our next competitor. That’s why Larry Jay Mitsubishi can confidently say that we can give you the absolute best warranty in the industry today – and, more than likely, tomorrow, too!

Mitsubishi EVO Successor to be “King of Electric Vehicles”

Rumor has it that Mitsubishi has plans to create a brand new high performance hybrid CUV that will draw heavily from the XR-PHEV II Concept revealed at the Geneva Motor Show – and will be the “king of electric vehicles,” according to Tetsuro Aikawa, Mitsubishi president.

“In the future, we would like to launch such a vehicle with Evo characteristics. In Japanese, when you pronounce ‘Oh’ [in Evo], it means ‘king,’” explained the Mitsubishi president. “So we would like to launch this type of car, featuring EV and PHEV technology, which is the ultimate of its kind. ‘EV’ for electric vehicle, ‘O’ for king – Evo.”

The Mitsubishi EVO successor will allegedly contain a performance oriented gasoline-electric plug-in hybrid four-wheel-drive powertrain mounted to a lighter and faster CUV body based on the next-generation ASX crossover and imbued with technology from the Mitsubishi Pikes Peak racing program.

Be sure to stay tuned to Larry Jay Mitsubishi for more information on the Mitsubishi EVO and come in to visit to see the newest Mitsubishi models available to you, today!

Mitsubishi March Sales Continue Positive Trend

Mitsubishi March sales mark the 13th consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases! In fact, last month was Mitsubishi’s best March sales since 2007! Mitsubishi totaled 9,764 units sold, accounting for an 8.5 percent increase compared to March of last year.

Leading the way was none-other than the Outlander Sport with total sales of 3,226 units. In addition, the Mirage had its best sales month ever with 2,488 units sold. Mitsubishi hopes to maintain the positive trend moving into the second quarter.

In a recent press release, Executive Vice President MMNA Don Swearingen said, “Demand remains strong for our core models, and Mirage sales show that desire for affordable, economical and reliable transportation are still major purchasing motivators.”

With the 2016 Outlander coming soon, we expect to see the favorite crossover gain even more popularity! If you’re interested in any of the wonderful Mitsubishi models, visit us at Larry Jay Mitsubishi today!

Mitsubishi Stops Production amid Russian Economic Collapse

Many automakers are pulling out or have already pulled out of the failing Russian auto market and now Mitsubishi is joining their ranks. A joint venture by PSA Peugeot Citroen and Mitsubishi Motors has decided to suspend production temporarily at its Russian factory. The suspension comes after a plunge in sales.

Closing the factory will result in the loss of 100 jobs. PSA Peugeot Citroen will halt production of the Citroen C4 and Peugeot 408 models from the end of April to July 10th. Mitsubishi will stop production of its Outlander and Pajero Sport. The Russian government has agreed to subsidize loans and financing for state bodies in an attempt to support the market.

“Despite the efforts we make, the continuing worsening of the market situation prompts us to make painful decisions,” said PSA Peugeot Citroën.

The Russian economic collapse comes as a result of a weakened ruble. United States and other country’s sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine have hurt the economy. After years of growth reaching over 10% per year, the market dropped in 2014 and it could fall as much as 35% this year. PSA holds 70% of the joint venture while Mitsubishi holds the other 30%.

New Outlander Design Revealed at New York Auto Show

The refreshed 2016 model of the Mitsubishi Outlander could not be debuting at a more perfect time. Mitsubishi just recently announced that they will stop producing sedans and focus solely on SUVs for the foreseeable future. It helps, therefore, that the new Outlander is an outstanding SUV.

The excellence starts on the outside, too, with an all-new design that takes many cues from the Outlander PHEV Concept-S that debuted back at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. The front grille is all-new, with an X-shaped grille and a glossy black panel for visual contrast. We saw an unofficial teaser image of the Outlander online, but the new Outlander is on display at the New York Auto Show from April 2nd onward.

The new Outlander design doesn’t just share the PHEV Concept’s skin, though. In an effort to give customers more fuel-efficiency—and more options overall—the Outlander will come as a plug-in hybrid model as well here in the States for the first time. To learn more about the Outlander, you can either trek up to New York or simply visit us here at Larry Jay Mitsubishi!

Mitsubishi Mirage Included in List of “10 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars Under $25,000”

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2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

If fuel-efficiency on a budget is your top priority when considering a new car, then the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage may be the car for you. It was recently included on Kelley Blue Book’s list of the “10 Most Fuel-efficient Cars Under $25,000.”

Being included on this list is a natural fit for the Mirage. For one, it is the least expensive car on the list with a starting price of only $12,995. And, it is the only non-EV/non-hybrid car on the list and has an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 40 mpg, making it the most fuel-efficient, gasoline-powered, non-hybrid car available in the United States.

“The Mirage continues to be an important vehicle for the Mitsubishi brand,” said Don Swearingen, Executive Vice President, MMNA, in a statement. “With its affordable price, incredible fuel economy and surprising list of available features, the Mirage is a great value that people recognize – February 2015 was the vehicle’s best-ever sales month since its launch in 2013.”

And, drivers seem to love the Mirage. On KBB.com, the Mirage currently has a rating of 9.3 out of 10, based on consumer reviews. But, don’t take their word for it. Stop by Larry Jay Mitsubishi today and take the Mirage out for a drive.

Mitsubishi XR-PHEV II Concept Revealed at Geneva Auto Show

Mitsubishi revealed another early concept for their upcoming Outlander Sport model – called the XR-PHEV II – at the Geneva Auto Show. This concept is the updated version of the XR-PHEV that debuted at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.

The XR-PHEV II concept looks pretty much the same as its predecessor cosmetically, with the exception of some modern grille styling. It’s safe to assume that whenever the new Outlander Sport gets it debut, it’s going to follow the current aesthetic trends with a bit of an edge.

Under the hood, the XR-PHEV II has both an electric motor and a gas engine, getting most of its fuel from the electric motor, according to Mitsubishi. However, the auto company didn’t release the specs on XR-PHEV II’s powertrain.

Details on the future of the Outlander Sport are sparse, but Mitsubishi UK managing director Lance Bradley has said that the company wants a catalog made of about 20 percent electric models by 2020.

The Mitsubishi XR-PHEV II concept is definitely a step in that direction. We are very excited for this at Larry Jay Mitsubishi.

More Options for the New 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

new 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

The Mitsubishi i-MiEV is a niche car, like any car. It’s for people who like to be able to negotiate an urban environment without hauling along unneeded bulk. This super compact car can get into some really tight spaces! Don’t ever worry about not finding a parking space.

This EV from Mitsubishi is also for people with a shorter commute. Its 16 kWh battery will get you 62 miles of range. In other words, the i-MiEV is perfect for your work commute. Since 2014, the battery has had a “DC fast charging capability,” according to Gas2.

The new 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV sees the addition of some exciting new options. There’s a navigational package that includes a seven-inch touch screen displaying real-time traffic data and 3D mapping. A rear-view camera option makes a nice safety touch. You’ll also be able to pick up the i-MiEV with optional Bluetooth hands-free phone system and USB port.

The i-MiEV is also for people who want to reduce their footprint and do their part to unclutter America’s increasingly overcrowded urban roads. We here at Larry Jay Mitsubishi are very excited for this vehicle.

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