Archive for February 23, 2015

Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV Turns Heads in Chicago

Mitsubishi made waves at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show with the North American introduction of its Concept GC-PHEV. Combining innovative themes and advanced technology into one concept, the vehicle sports signs of what we can expect to see in the future of Mitsubishi.

Despite its full size, the SUV features a forward-thinking muscular design and agile stance we previously associated only with smaller vehicles. In addition, Mitsubishi’s engineers continue to develop new ways to increase efficiency, providing the concept with a supercharged MIVEC V6 engine and electric motor combination to offer 335 horsepower.

The concept also seems futuristic through the use of the Tactical Table. By simply placing a smartphone on the device, the table becomes the source of connectivity between the phone and the vehicle, enabling the collection, creation, sharing, and exchange of information.

“We brought the Concept GC-PHEV to Chicago because it showcases into our future technology and design themes,” said Don Swearingen, executive vice president of Mitsubishi Motors North America.

“The Concept showcases aggressive styling and a level of refinement that will be coming to Mitsubishi vehicles. All of our 2016 model year vehicles will be refreshed with our new brand identity, starting with the 2016 Outlander.”

There is so much to look forward to this year as the Mitsubishi brand continues to make its presence a more dominant force in the U.S, auto market. We at Larry Jay Mitsubishi can’t wait for the refreshed models to go on sale… and to possibly learn of plans to bring the Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV to production?

Happy Responsible Pet Owner’s Month

Responsible Pet Owner’s Month

Responsible Pet Owner’s Month

For many of us, our pets are more than just animals; they are part of the family. So in honor of Responsible Pet Owners’ Month, here are a few tips and reminders to ensure your furry friends lead a happy and healthy life.

  1. In the famous words of Bob Barker, “Remember to have your pet spayed or neutered.” The ASPCA estimates that five to seven million animals enter shelters nationwide each year with many facing euthanasia due to overcrowding – you don’t want to add to the problem.
  1. Keep up friendly relations with your vet! Be sure to schedule regular veterinary appointments for your pets. This ensures that problems can be caught before they become an issue. If you notice concerning behaviors in your pet, such as significant weight gain, weight loss, or loss of appetite, be sure to take your pet to the vet right away as this could be the sign of a serious problem.
  1. Feed your pet right, and be sure they get enough exercise! Remember, food does not always equal love! “Feeding an unbalanced diet or feeding to excess can be bad for your pet’s health,” according to Dr. Teresa Rieser, DACVECC. You also want to avoid feeding your pet human foods such as: grapes, raisins, chocolate, onions, garlic, macadamia nuts, and foods with caffeine such as coffee or tea; as this can be poisonous to your K9 or feline companion.

We here at Larry Jay Mitsubishi wish all of our readers and their furry friends a happy Responsible Pet Owners’ Month!

Mitsubishi Outlander Safety Features Protect Pizza Drivers During Super Bowl

Mitsubishi Outlander safety features

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander

If you caught the latest Mitsubishi Super Bowl ad, you might’ve been wondering: are they really going to live tweet a pizza delivery driver? Believe it or not, Mitsubishi actually did, just to prove that it has one of America’s safest CUVs.

According to Mitsubishi, the Mitsubishi Outlander safety features are some of the best on the market, one of the reasons it was an IIHS Top Safety Pick +. Equipped with Forward Collision Mitigation and other advanced technologies, avoiding accidents is easier than ever.

Because of the terrible conditions in Boston, Mitsubishi was concerned about the hard-working pizza drivers, especially during the big game. “During the biggest sporting event of the year, nobody has more to lose than one man – not the players, not the coaches, not even the advertisers spending millions and millions of dollars,” read Mitsubishi’s ad. “We’re talking about the pizza guy.”

It might seem odd at first, but Mitsubishi makes a good point. Not only will people want their pizzas as quick as possible, but people rarely stop to think about the real expense of ordering food in bad weather conditions. By giving one lucky driver the new Mitsubishi Outlander, he was as safe as possible during the big game.

Test drive a 2015 Outlander here at Larry Jay Mitsubishi to check out the safety features first hand.

Outlander PHEV is TMR’s Top of the Best Buys 2015

Best Buy 2015

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander

After “countless hours” of deliberation and evaluation of the cars on its list of the Top Ten Best Buys 2015, The Motor Report has decided the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV was the best of them all.

Electric cars are normally small (think Prius and Spark) and targeted at students and single adults who make short commuting trips every day. The Outlander PHEV is the world’s first plug-in SUV, and as such brings EV technology in all its glory within reach of family buyers—some of which arguably need the gas savings even more. Kids are not cheap!

The Outlander PHEV is all about versatility. Are you traveling 50 miles or less? You can cover the distance purely on electric power and save tons. More than 50 miles? The 2.0-liter gas engine will kick in when the batteries dry up—or whenever you need it for extra grunt.

And of course, it’s a great family vehicle. Roomy, refined, and quiet as only electrified cars can be. It packs plenty of power to get the whole gang where they need to go, and has the comfort, convenience, and technology to accommodate them on the way.

It’s one of our favorite vehicles at Larry Jay Mitsubishi, and we’re glad The Motor Report agrees!