The Mitsubishi Mi-Tech Concept recently premiered at the Tokyo Auto Show, revealing the future of Mitsubishi innovation. The Mi-Tech Concept evidences the brand’s commitment to sustainable engineering, yet it doesn’t compromise on power or style. In particular, the model’s turbine-powered engine can run on a variety of fuels other than gasoline and alcohol.

Currently, the Mi-Tech Concept features a compact, convertible SUV design that’s well-suited to navigate tight city streets and a variety of off-road terrains. Perhaps the most exciting feature is the compact turbine that replaces a traditional gasoline engine and pairs with a hybrid-electric generator. This model can run on diesel or ethanol.

The Mi-Tech Concept also has an electric 4WD system. This Quad Motor 4WD feature has front and rear Dual-Motor Active Yaw Control, which improves turning and traction performance thanks to high response and accuracy control. The drivetrain allows it to perform 180-degree turns thanks to counter-rotating left and right tires.

We also learned that Mitsubishi is developing a human-machine interface that works through an augmented reality Head-Up Display. Projecting important information onto the windshield and scanning the road ahead, this system will let you stay connected without taking your eyes off the road.

The Mi-Tech Concept reveals what Mitsubishi has in store for its drivers in the future. For the current lineup of high-tech Mitsubishi cars, browse our selection at Don Robinson Mitsubishi.

It has been a while since the Mitsubishi Outlander had a redesign, so the much-anticipated next-generation Outlander will be coming into the spotlight in 2021. Here’s what we know so far.

The current-generation Outlander first debuted in 2014, so a redesign is definitely welcome, and new spy photos have spotted an Outlander prototype testing in the Midwest. Despite its camouflage, the new Outlander already gives us a few hints about its future. It will likely be bigger, sitting on a larger platform. Its blunt nose and headlight design give the impression it will be taking design cues from the Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer concept.

Reporters guess that the next Outlander will house the same 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross uses, generating 153 horsepower, though the Outlander could muster more power.

An exciting possible option is a plug-in hybrid version. Working off the Engelberg Tourer concept, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder twin-motor design would be the engine of choice in the 2021 Outlander, giving the Outlander great fuel economy rates. Mitsubishi has even made claims that the engine could deliver 43 miles on the electric engine alone.

Although not much is known as of yet, the prototype is definitely making for an exciting spring when the automaker is sure to release more details. Keep in touch with Don Robinson Mitsubishi to learn more when the redesigned 2021 Outlander debuts.

Mitsubishi engineers push to develop cutting-edge technology to improve performance, safety, and efficiency. Read about some of Mitsubishi’s milestones of innovation.

  • MiEV Technology: The Mitsubishi innovative Electronic Vehicle technology is the product of 40 years of engineering, creating a system to oversee and distribute power to the vehicle. The result of MiEV is a smooth acceleration experience and a fuel-efficient drive.
  • Active Stability and Traction Control: Active Stability and Traction Control uses sensors and the anti-lock brake system to ensure your safety on road, even in hazardous conditions. This feature is standard in the majority of Mitsubishi vehicles sold today.
  • INVECS Adaptive Shift Control: The INVECS Adaptive Shift Control technology learns how you tend to drive and modifies the behavior of the transmission to customize your commute.
  • MIVEC Engine Technology: MIVEC Engine Technology provides optimized timing of the valve to find a balance between fuel economy and power.
  • All-Wheel Control: By feeling the condition of the road for ice, snow, or other obstructions, the All-Wheel Control system automatically sends power to the wheels that have the most available traction.
  • Super All-Wheel Control: Super All-Wheel Control is a 2014 improvement of the All-Wheel Control system that lets drivers select from four driving modes: Normal, Lock, Snow, and AWC Eco.

Contact the sales associates at Don Robinson Mitsubishi for a test drive to check out some of these incredible technologies for yourself.

If you’re looking for a weekend getaway in your Mitsubishi, consider the many Minnesota National Parks and Forests. You can explore the outdoors by visiting Voyageurs, Whitewater, or Great River Bluffs State Park, which are just three of the many beautiful places that are a short drive from Don Robinson Mitsubishi.

According to the National Park Service, Voyagers National Park is over 40 percent water in terms of coverage, with a massive network of waterways. Many adventurers like to bring their own watercraft or take a park ranger boat tour, though there are also campsites and hiking trails to visit as well.

Whitewater State Park is one of the top places to visit in southeast Minnesota bringing in many outdoors explorers for day trips. Attractions include advanced hiking trails, scenic bluffs, trout fishing (in summer and winter), and a visitor center. In the spring, be sure to visit for the wildflowers.

Another top park in southeast Minnesota is Great River Bluffs, which lives up to its name. This location lets you see the Mississippi River Valley, and there are also camping and hiking opportunities. Bird watching is a popular activity, and there are also prairies with rare plants and flowers.

If you want an adventurous SUV to take on a Minnesota road trip to the beautiful parks, check out the Outlander or Outlander Sport at Don Robinson Mitsubishi.

The out-of-production Mitsubishi Lancer EVO was famous in the 1990s and 2000s as an iconic rally legend—until it retired from production. Now, performance enthusiasts have reason to get excited, as a new report indicates that the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is set to make a comeback.

The Lancer EVO first took the rally world by storm when it launched in 1992. Featuring a bold exterior, a light body, and plenty of spirit under the hood, the Lancer EVO was an instant classic that still holds a special place in the hearts of drivers worldwide.

The decision to focus more on efficient and versatile SUVs led Mitsubishi to end production of the Lancer EVO in 2016. And while the choice was sound from a business standpoint, it disappointed everyone, nonetheless.

Now, the Mitsubishi Lancer EVO seems to be poised for a triumphant return, according to a new report. Made possible by the alliance between Mitsubishi, Nissan, and Renault, the all-new Mitsubishi Lancer EVO would be a welcome return to the Mitsubishi lineup. Reports indicate that the all-new Lancer would share the same platform as the next-generation Renault Megane RS and would feature a potent 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

While we don’t have a clear idea of when the Mitsubishi Lancer EVO return would be, it gives us plenty to get excited about in the meantime. Check out our selection of other New Mitsubishi models here at Don Robinson Mitsubishi in the meantime.

Travelling with a pet can be lots of fun. But you want to make sure that when you bring along a four-legged friend, you keep their safety in mind. Here are a few easy restraint systems to increase your pet’s in-car safety.

Backseat Barrier

Dogs get excited when they get to go “bye-bye,” but their zeal can sometimes get them into trouble, especially when it leads them to jump back and forth between the front and back seats. Prevent their row-hopping with a backseat barrier, like this one.

Pet Restraints

Your beloved pet should sit and stay for the duration of the car ride. Ensure this with a pet restraint. These easy-to-use contraptions secure your pet by connecting their collar or harness to the rear seatbelts. There are a variety of restraint types available to fit your pet’s size and shape.

Pet Zipline & Leash

If you have a particularly antsy pet, you might want to consider a zipline/leash combo restraint. This system lets them roam from window to window in the rear seating area, but prevents them from leaping to the front seat.

Carrier/Car Seat

This system is great for small pets. It works like a car seat when strapped in, but can be easily removed to double as pet carrier once you arrive at your destination.

We at Don Robinson Mitsubishi love pets and care about their safety when riding in the car. Mitsubishi vehicles make great options for travelling with animals.

If you’re anything like us here at Don Robinson Mitsubishi, you look forward to summer fun all year long. Now that the wait is finally over, we thought we’d share some of the exciting summer events going on around the Saint Cloud, MN area that you should be sure to check out.

Art Trolley Adventure Tour

This summer, we suggest you check out the Minneapolis Art Trolley Adventure Tour. This great tour of our city features four or five unique stops that let you discover some of the most interesting things in the entire city. The locally-sourced food and wine on the journey are also a major bonus.

Tractor Parade

Mark your calendars now for Friday, August 30th and take a trip down to Luverne, MN to check out a one-of-a-kind tractor parade that the entire family will love. This unique farm equipment caravan is the perfect opportunity to do some sight-seeing around Rock County and enjoy plenty of small-town fun.

10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance

And of course, how could we forget the seventh annual 10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance? Taking place on July 28, this exceptional gathering of rare and valuable classic cars, watercraft, and motorcycles is a must-see for anyone with any interest in things that go fast and look great!

If you’re ready to head out on the town this summer but your car is not, contact the team at Don Robinson Mitsubishi.

Mitsubishi recently released the Engelberg Tourer and an innovative Dendo Drive House system at Europe’s Geneva International Motor Show this spring. Highlighting the next-generation of crossover design as well as state-of-the-art eco-friendly automotive technology, Mitsubishi wowed crowds with their latest designs.

According to Mitsubishi, the Dendo Drive House (DDH) system allows drivers to use energy generated from stopping and other driving activities to power their homes. As part of the latest wave of V2H technology (vehicle-to-home), DDH uses high-tech battery storage technology and electric powertrains to help you make the most of your driving.

“DDH is a new energy ecosystem which allows owners of electric vehicles to generate, store and share energy automatically between their car and home, further enhancing the value of electric vehicles,” reads the Mitsubishi press release.

Mitsubishi also showcased the Engelberg Tourer concept vehicle, named for a ski resort in the central region of Switzerland, that uses a Twin Motor 4WD plug-in hybrid EV powertrain system. This new vehicle allows you to drive in all-weather conditions without leaving a large carbon footprint. Plus, this new concept is well-suited for the DDH technology, connecting the Engelberg to your home.

While we don’t have the Engelberg Tourer and Dendo Drive House Technology on sale at Don Robinson Mitsubishi, we do have an impressive lineup of vehicles for you to test drive. Contact us for more information.

The Outlander Sport is Mitsubishi’s best-selling model here in the United States. It was first introduced in 2011 and has been popular ever since. Now, we are going to get an updated Outlander Sport for the 2020 model year.

With this refreshed model, the Outlander Sport picks up new styling on the front and back that will more closely resemble the Dynamic Shield design on the larger Outlander and Eclipse Cross models. The back end will come with a faux rear skid plate to give it more athletic styling along with new LED lighting. Buyers may also get a few new exterior paint colors to choose from.

Inside, the Outlander Sport will come with a larger infotainment screen. It will be 8 inches, compared to the current model with a 7-inch screen. Mitsubishi also says it will boast better smartphone connectivity, but it hasn’t released details on what that will be. Buyers may also notice a few additional details inside like bits of chrome and piano black accents.

Mitsubishi hasn’t officially released pricing information or a release date. However, pricing isn’t expected to vary much from the MSRP on the current 2018 model. The updated Outlander Sport is expected to arrive on dealership showroom floors in September.

Contact us at Don Robinson Mitsubishi for more information, or take a look at the 2019 model year if you need a vehicle sooner rather than later.

There are many factors that college student car shoppers have to consider, including budget, credit score, and current incentives for the type of vehicle they’re looking to drive. Although it’s enough to make your head spin, by following these tips, you can save more money and end up with a better vehicle in the long run.

One of the first things to consider is your budget—especially what it will be after you graduate. Keep in mind that it takes many people several months (if not years) to find a steady job after college, so you need to take this into account when coming up with your loan payment schedule. Start with used cars or certified pre-owned cars, as they offer the best bang for your buck.

Odds are, it may be difficult to get a good auto loan if you don’t have a long credit history. While student loans can help to build credit, it may be a good idea to ask a friend or family member to co-sign a loan with you to get the best possible rates.

Be realistic when shopping. Though it’s tempting to shop for new sports cars or luxury SUVs, keep in mind that cars typically depreciate. Therefore, it’s a smart idea to shop for a reliable used model. Luckily, Mitsubishi is known for its durability and its 10-year/100,000-mile limited warranty.

Additionally, shop around for incentives. Many automakers may offer special deals for recent college grads or students, including lower interest rates or cash towards your purchase. Even if you’re not sure, it can’t hurt to look online and ask about any incentives when you’re shopping for a car.

Here at Don Robinson Mitsubishi, we’re happy to help you find the perfect car for your lifestyle. Stop by our finance department and talk with our experts to learn more about your financing options.

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