Archive for March 30, 2015

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!

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Teaser Images Released Before Debut

Auto shows are the perfect platform for carmakers to present new and improved model ideas. Because of this, it comes as no surprise that Mitsubishi is using the New York International Auto Show as the new stage to present the brand-new 2016 Outlander. To increase interest in the brand-new crossover’s debut, which is set for the show on April 2, Mitsubishi has released 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander teaser images.

The teaser images highlight a variety of changes for the popular crossover SUV. These changes include a more modern design for the front fascia, increasing the Outlander’s sophisticated appeal. It also looks as if the 2016 Outlander will feature a brand-new rear end, reflecting the design of the Outlander PHEV Concept-S, which debuted last year at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

Experts believe that this refreshed Outlander design will debut hand-in-hand with the U.S. debut of the plug-in hybrid Outlander. For more information on these two terrific models, be sure to check back to Larry Jay Mitsubishi today!

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

fuel-efficient cars under $25,000

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.