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Rumors About the Upcoming 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander | Larry Jay Mitsubishi | Charlotte, NC

Pictured: 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander

Recent spy photos have surfaced of a camouflaged 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander prototype, and that inspired some rumors and guesses about what the future model will possess.

Although the SUV’s exterior was camouflaged, it is thought that the 2021 Outlander could be reminiscent of the Engelberg Tourer concept car, with features like the unique grille surround along with a similar headlight and taillight shape.

In comparison to the 2019 Outlander, the 2021 model looks like it could be larger — meaning that it could be moved up to the mid-size-SUV segment, considering the 2019 model is already considered a large compact SUV. A larger exterior would lead to the 2021 Outlander having a more spacious interior. If this shift occurred, it would make the Eclipse Cross the smallest SUV in the Mitsubishi lineup.

So far, Mitsubishi hasn’t announced what powertrain options will be available and standard for the 2021 Outlander. However, it is rumored that one of the engine options could be a turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-four engine for the base model. Other options that could be available include a V6 engine, as well as a plug-in-hybrid powertrain that’s currently offered on the 2019 Outlander.

If you’d like to check out a current model-year Outlander, you can take one for a test drive at Larry Jay Mitsubishi in Charlotte.

2020 Outlander PHEV Safety Features Earn NHTSA Five-Star Overall Rating

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Rear Cross-Traffic Alert | Charlotte, NC

As the ideal eco-friendly family vehicle, the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV comes with extensive space, technologies, and safety features. In particular, the Outlander PHEV safety features received a Five-Star Overall Safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

According to Mitsubishi, the Outlander PHEV has multiple available active safety features, such as Forward Collision Mitigation with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning, Automatic High Beams, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Warning, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. Perhaps best of all, for the 2020 model year, the PHEV will have these safety technologies on every trim level — which is another reason the NHTSA gave the Outlander PHEV such a high safety rating.

“Our highest priority is keeping our customers safe on the road, and our design and engineering efforts have been validated through NHTSA’s rigorous evaluation process,” said Nate Berg, director of product planning for Mitsubishi North America. “Now for 2020, we can proudly say that Outlander PHEV continues to offer our customers the highest levels of safety, quality and capability in one unique package.”

In addition to its stellar safety features, the PHEV has the Mitsubishi-backed 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, which is great for drivers who want added peace of mind. Whether you want to reduce your carbon footprint or you simply want a safe, family vehicle, the Outlander PHEV is the ideal SUV.

If you’d like to see if the Outlander PHEV is right for you, schedule a test drive at Larry Jay Mitsubishi.

Mitsubishi Recognized for Its Empowerment of Women Workers

Workplace diversity can be one of the most valuable strengths that a company possesses. Different perspectives can result in new ideas and strong strategies. That’s why Mitsubishi is so committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.

These efforts were recently recognized, as Mitsubishi earned a position as an MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index constituent.

The MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index, or WIN for short, examines efforts by several Japanese companies to make the workplace a more welcoming and healthy environment for women. Mitsubishi has now been recognized by the organization for two years in a row, demonstrating the automaker’s commitment to making the workplace a better environment for women workers.

Roughly five years ago in July of 2014, Mitsubishi launched the Diversity Promotion Policy. This policy not only worked to make the workplace an improved environment for women but other groups of diverse workers as well. Mitsubishi followed the Act on the Promotion of Female Participation and Career Advancement in the Workplace for its women workforce in particular. This helped facilitate more time off for new and expecting mothers, as well as on-site facilities geared toward the female workers at Mitsubishi.

Mitsubishi plans to introduce new diversity efforts in the next upcoming years, and we here at Larry Jay Mitsubishi are certainly proud of these initiatives.

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Named Best Plug-In Hybrid | Charlotte, NC

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV | Larry Jay Mitsubishi | Charlotte, NC

It’s not every day an electrified vehicle gets to call itself the best plug-in hybrid, but the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV recently took that title for itself. The New England Motor Press Association announced the winner of the “Best in Class Green Vehicle Hybrid or PHEV” at the Winter Vehicle Awards. The association seems to like the Outlander PHEV — they called it the Best Green Winter Vehicle at the same event in 2018.

 

The Winter Vehicle Awards are unique. They involve a vehicle-testing competition in New England, a region of the U.S. known for its harsh winters. With frigid temperatures and several inches of snow on the ground, New England makes for the perfect place to put vehicles to the test. According to the tests conducted this past winter, the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV scored top marks, proving itself a capable and efficient plug-in hybrid.

 

So what makes the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV the best plug-in hybrid? Especially when it comes to the winter months, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV helps out drivers by providing them more confidence through the Super All-Wheel Control system. Plus, since it’s affordable and spacious, this PHEV SUV is a perfect pick for families.

 

Want to learn more? You can schedule a test drive at Larry Jay Mitsubishi.

Reports Suggest Mitsubishi Plans to Resize SUV Lineup

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Crossovers and SUVs are quickly becoming some of the most popular and in-demand vehicles on the road today. As such, SUVs are a crucial part of any automaker’s lineup. In recent years, Mitsubishi heavily prioritized crossovers and SUVs, turning out favorites like the Outlander, the Outlander PHEV, and the Eclipse Cross. Now Mitsubishi wants to offer even more variety in its SUV lineup. To do so, it has announced plans to resize its entire lineup of crossovers and SUVs.

 

While SUVs like the Mitsubishi Outlander, Outlander Sport, and Eclipse Cross all offer distinct features that appeal to different lifestyles, they are all relatively similar in size. In order to further differentiate between these SUVs and make it easier for you to discover which is right for you, reports suggest that Mitsubishi plans to redesign the size differences between their SUVs.

 

Rumors claim that the Outlander is slated to increase in size while the Outlander Sport will become smaller. The Eclipse Cross, on the other, seems like it will stay the same.

 

Additional rumors suggest even more exciting changes to come to the Mitsubishi SUV lineup. For example, the Eclipse Cross is reportedly poised to see the addition of a Hybrid variant.

 

Ready to check out the latest innovations from Mitsubishi? Come visit us at Larry Jay Mitsubishi.

Mitsubishi Announces New Advertising Campaign for the Eclipse Cross

Mitsubishi Announces New Advertising Campaign for the Eclipse Cross - Larry Jay Mitsubishi - Charlotte, NC

When a new car is born, a new advertising campaign is born as well. It’s one of the best and most efficient ways to spread the news about a fresh addition to the lineup. Mitsubishi recently shared some information about its upcoming ad campaign for the all-new Eclipse Cross.

 

The campaign is called “A Classic Reborn,” an apt title considering the circumstances surrounding the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, a crossover that slots between the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Outlander Sport models. While its design may be new, its name is not. The original Mitsubishi Eclipse was a beloved sports sedan that was discontinued a few years back.

 

But the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross was designed to meet more current needs. It’s still sporty in performance and appearance, but can accommodate lifestyles that require additional benefits of a crossover. That’s what Mitsubishi intends to share in its “A Classic Reborn” ad campaign, which will appear on its YouTube Channel and major television networks. Violin and piano play “I Wanna Rock” by Twisted Sister over shots of the Eclipse Cross driving in the night. The mysterious ad will engage the attention of viewers, letting them know that there’s a new Mitsubishi in town.

Contact us at Larry Jay Mitsubishi for the latest news about the Eclipse Cross reboot. You can also stop by to test drive your favorite 2018 Mitsubishi model.

5 NC Cities Chosen as Some of the 2018 Best Places To Live

2018 best places to live - Larry Jay Mitsubishi - Charlotte, NC

If you want a happy life with a nice home, good jobs and schools, beautiful scenery, and a high quality of life, you might be inclined to look at the “2018 Best Places to Live” list put together by U.S. News & World Report. If you do take a look, you’ll see that this year’s list includes five North Carolina cities. We couldn’t be prouder!

 

The highest ranked North Carolina city was Raleigh-Durham, which earned a spot at 13. Charlotte was close behind as number 22, with Asheville on its tail at number 24. Winston-Salem came in at number 43 and Greensboro at number 60.

 

Some of the biggest factors that go into creating the “Best Places to Live” list include affordability and quality of life. People value finding cities where nice homes are available in a reasonable price range, but they also want areas that are filled with social events, entertainment, delicious restaurants, and lively bars. Each of these North Carolina cities has its own share of qualities that many people look for in a home community. We’re curious about what next year’s list will bring, but we feel confident that Charlotte will continue to be a cherished metropolitan area.

 

If you’re new to the area, stop by Larry Jay Mitsubishi to say hi and to browse our exciting 2018 lineup.

Mitsubishi Evo Is Coming Back in a New Form

Mitsubishi Evo is coming back - Larry Jay Mitsubishi Charlotte, NC

2015 Lancer Evolution Shown

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution was one of the most beloved Mitsubishi models. This sports sedan had a big following, but it wasn’t enough to keep it in production. The last Evo rolled off the line in 2016. However, we have learned that there is a chance the Mitsubishi Evo is coming back, but in a new form.

Recently, in an interview with Motor1, Mitsubishi’s UK managing director, Lance Bradley, indicated that the Evo nameplate could make a comeback. If it did make a return, he claimed that it would be different than the previous Evo models.

“Our focus is on SUVs and electrified drivetrains, but it’s possible that there could be an option for a more performance-orientated version of one of the models,” Bradley elaborated. “The hybrid market is still developing, but an electric drivetrain is usually quicker than an internal combustion powertrain, so you can have some very exciting electrified drivetrains.”

Bradley went on to say that Evo fans are very attached to the model’s name. If Mitsubishi did resurrect the Evo moniker, it would need to be very careful with its choice. We would expect to see something spectacular that would be true to this ride’s heritage.

For more details about the possible Evo revival and to test drive our range of other models, stop by Larry Jay Mitsubishi.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Is an Affordable Plug-in Hybrid

Outlander PHEV - Affordable plug-in hybrid - Larry Jay Mitsubishi, Charlotte, NC

While most of us want to drive fuel-efficient cars, they often come with a big price premium, especially fuel-efficient crossovers. That isn’t the case with the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

The Outlander PHEV is an affordable plug-in hybrid that costs a lot less than its luxury hybrid counterparts, even before any tax incentives are considered. Even with its low cost, the Outlander PHEV comes well-equipped with features including leather seating, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, Bluetooth® connectivity, and heated front seats.

It is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a pair of 60-kilowatt electric motors. Combined, the hybrid powertrain has an output of 197 horsepower. When fully charged, Mitsubishi says the Outlander PHEV has an electric driving range of 22 miles. Recharging can be done in a variety of ways, but when using DC fast-charging, you can get up to an 80% charge in less than half an hour.

The Outlander PHEV also comes standard with Super All-Wheel Control for superior handling in all road conditions. Inside, the cabin offers seating for five passengers with plenty of room for cargo in the rear.

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is available now at Larry Jay Mitsubishi. Stop in to test drive this incredible, fuel-efficient crossover.

Where to Spend St. Patrick’s Day in Charlotte, North Carolina

St. Patrick’s Day in Charlotte - Larry Jay Mitsubishi Charlotte, NC

On March 17, we all get to be a little bit Irish and join in the fun of St. Patrick’s Day! If you are looking for some places to have some fun, here are the best places to go for St. Patrick’s Day in Charlotte. Just remember, if your plans include drinking, make sure you have a designated driver or call yourself an Uber.

  • Patrick’s Day Parade. On Saturday, March 17, Charlotte will host its 22nd annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. It steps off at 11 a.m. at N. Tyron St. and 9th Street in Charlotte. After the parade, there is a grand festival with live music, delicious food, and local vendors.
  • Pub Crawl. Get your friends together and join in the 18th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl. This unique event on March 17, lets you experience a lot of uptown Charlotte. Wear your green t-shirt (your ticket to the pubs), and spend the day eating, drinking, and having fun.
  • Kids Craft. For a more family-friendly event, visit Summerfield Farms on St. Patrick’s Day from 2 to 3 p.m., and your kids can make a shamrock necklace and leprechaun mask.
  • Luck of the Irish 5K. If you want to get a run in before your party, sign up for this virtual 5K. You get to choose your route and when you run the race. You will get a medal and bib in the mail.

We at Larry Jay Mitsubishi hope you have a wonderful and safe St. Patrick’s Day.

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