Category: 2016 Mitsubishi

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Next to the highly anticipated release of the newly revamped 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander, you may think the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport will not be as exciting.  Although there haven’t been as many changes to the Outlander Sport as the Outlander, this year’s model has plenty of new things to offer.

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport exterior updates include a new “Dynamic Shield,” new 18” alloy wheels, and power folding side door mirrors with turn signal indicators built right in.  Also, the Outlander Sport has more colors to choose from this year ranging from Labrador Black, Octane Blue, Cool Silver, Rally Red and the standard Diamond White Pearl.

As for the engine, the 2.4L MIVEC engine is standard for the SE, SEL, and GT trims and includes a CVT automatic transmission.  There is also an optional AWC System available for each trim level.

The interior of the new Outlander Sport has all new seats and steering wheel along with some cool features like the auto-dimming rearview mirror and the 6.1” Display Audio System that is new and improved.  These features are added to the long list of already standard features available.

Here at Don Robinson Mitsubishi, we cannot wait to get the new Outlander Sport in to see how the new upgrades perform and to simply see the new cool exterior in person.  Be sure to stop by the dealership soon to see it for you as well!

Mitsubishi Mirage

2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

The IHS Model Loyalty Award for the Non-Luxury Traditional Sub-Compact segment was given to the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage for the second year in a row.

IHS Automotive makes a list each year the vehicles that have the highest model loyalty, which is determined by number of households that purchase or lease a second vehicle of the same model. Once again, the Mitsubishi Mirage has been one vehicle that brings its customers back for more.

The award highlights the affordability and desirable features of the Mirage, which has been called the most affordable car to drive on the market thanks to its combination of low price, high fuel economy, and exceptional powertrain warranty. As Don Swearingen, executive vice president of Mitsubishi Motors North America, said, the Mirage is “one of the true hidden gems in the automotive industry.”  We would have to agree here at Don Robinson Mitsubishi!

The Mirage will be updated in 2017 to include more features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and will remain one of the most affordable cars on the market. The announcement of the new Mirage came soon after reports of a 30% increase in sales from 2014 to 2015.  We look forward to seeing what else the Mirage will bring to the table in future generations!

2016 Mitsubishi Model Lineup

Mitsubishi has been in the U.S. since 1982, and although there have been some rough patches; it appears that Mitsubishi is standing strong in the U.S.  Mitsubishi announced on December 26th, 2015 that the company has sold a total of Five Million Mitsubishi Cars in the U.S.  That’s an average of about 15,000 cars a year!

Since first appearing in the United States, Mitsubishi had brought many great vehicles to us including the Galant, Montero, and one of our personal favorites, the Mitsubishi Eclipse.  Also, we can’t forget the recently retired model the Lancer Evolution.  In addition to these great past models, Mitsubishi has great things to come for the brand including the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, a hybrid model, and other 2016 models currently available, such as the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander, i-MiEV and Lancer.

In addition to selling over 5 Million cars, Mitsubishi has continually increased sales the last few months.  By the last few months, I mean the last 21 months of consecutive increases over the previous year.  It is clear that Mitsubishi is finding a permanent home in the U.S. and that the brand is attracting loyal followers that look forward to see what is next!

Here at Don Robinson Mitsubishi, we couldn’t be more excited to see what the next great thing for Mitsubishi is!  Until then, stop by and see our great stock of 2016 Mitsubishi models!

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

Since its production, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander has been one of the most popular compact SUVs on the market, and the best-selling vehicle in Mitsubishi’s lineup. The incredible success of the Outlander has caused the company to look into expanding the nameplate’s family, offering an Outlander Plug-in Hybrid variant for American consumers.

Currently, most buyers of the 2016 Outlander have opted for the available V6 engine, a feature not offered by any other vehicle in the compact SUV segment. When I say most, I mean most, too – a staggering seventy percent of consumers bought the V6 over the more economical four-cylinder engine.

The Outlander Plug-in Hybrid is being offered as a more fuel efficient alternative to other engines in the lineup. The PHEV will come with a Twin Motor 4-wheel-drive drivetrain, along with a 2.0-liter motor powering the front wheels and an electric motor in the back. That electric motor will be powered by a 12 kWh battery.

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid is getting a May 2016 release date in the United States. The success of the hybrid might help pave the way for future PHEVs in the future.  Tell us at Don Robinson Mitsubishi if you think you might want the 2016 Outlander PHEV model!

Don Robinson Like Campaign Results

Chad Robinson from Don Robinson Mitsubishi and Marit Ortega from the Tri-County Humane Society

Don Robinson pledged to donate $1 for every new page like to our Facebook page to the Tri-County Humane Society in St. Cloud, MN.  From July 15th to August 19th, we ran our campaign to raise money, and with the help of the Humane Society we were able to reach a lot of new fans!  After five weeks, we raised a total of $806 for the Humane Society!

This campaign was created because Don Robinson is a big dog-lover and wanted to give back to those who help take care of animals.  Spurred by this and his desire to help out man’s best friend, he sought out our local Humane Society to find a way to give back.  Thus our Like Campaign was formed as well as a lasting friendship with the people at our local shelter.

Don Robinson at Tri-County Humane Society

Don Robinson spending some time at the Tri-County Humane Society with Marit Ortega and the cutie Lucas.

Don commented on this campaign saying, “I am very fortunate to have found a place here in St. Cloud that makes the difference that the Tri-County Humane Society does.  When I first walked into the humane society, it was very clear to me the difference that these people make and the happiness they bring not only to families, but to the animals they care for as well.”

Because of the success of this campaign and the bond formed with the Humane Society, Don Robinson Mitsubishi wants to continue to help by finding great homes for the animals they care for.  Because of this, we will be featuring a “cutie of the week” every Friday on our Facebook page for our existing and new fans!  We hope this will continue to benefit the Humane Society and we are proud to continue to support our local shelter in this fun and rewarding way!  Be sure to stop by our Facebook page every week to see which “Cutie” we will be featuring!

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

When you need to transport a lot of people, you need a big vehicle. And, larger vehicles almost always cost more than their smaller counterparts. But, you don’t have to break the bank to get the right-sized vehicle. The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander was recently ranked number one in Cars.com’s list of the Most Affordable 3-Row Crossovers.

“We designed the 2016 Outlander to be an unmatched value in its segment, so it’s no surprise to us that it leads the way on the Cars.com list of most affordable 3-row crossovers,” said Don Swearingen, MMNA Executive Vice President. Swearingen goes on to say, “from its long list of features, to available advanced safety technologies and a new eye-catching design, the seven-passenger Outlander is a leader in value and reliability.”

The 2016 Outlander has a starting price of only $22,995. And, even if you bump up to the well-equipped SEL trim, it still only starts at $24,995. The new Outlander features over 100 engineering and design improvements over the previous model year, including its new stellar front end design.

When putting together its list of crossovers, Cars.com considered more than just price. It also weighed five years of fuel costs and the car’s residual value after five years. And, to be considered for the list, a vehicle has to come equipped with an automatic transmission, power driver’s seat, rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, and a USB port.

The 2016 Outlander SEL has all of these features and more. And, making it even more of a value is the fact that it is backed by an industry-leading 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty.

If you are looking for a 3-row crossover that will still leave money in your pocket, then come take a look at the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander available today at Don Robinson Mitsubishi.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

In an unusual move, especially for new models, Mitsubishi has made the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander’s MSRP lower than the previous model year’s. Mitsubishi’s most popular crossover, the 2015 Outlander is priced at $23,195, with the 2016 model dropping $200 to $22,995.  We are glad here at Don Robinson Mitsubishi that the price is dropping, but is there a catch?

A $200 drop doesn’t sound like much, but considering the impressive upgrades on the 2016 Outlander, the fact that the price dropped at all instead of rising is amazing. Next year’s Outlander features a sleek new styling with modern LED taillights and a redesigned front grille, as well as over 100 mechanical upgrades. Mitsubishi said they hope the lower price will attract new customers by providing a lot more bang for the buyer’s buck than the 2015 model.

The interior of the 2016 Outlander features had been significantly redesigned as well, and there have been some updates to the safety system. A V6 engine option on top of the V4 is also featured in the 2016 model. The V6 boasts higher horsepower and torque than the V4, and both engines are connected to an updated continuously variable transmission.  Be sure to tell us what you think of the new 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander when they arrive in our store!

2016 Mitsubishi TritonRecently, Mitsubishi announced pricing options for its newly redesigned 2016 Mitsubishi Triton truck for the Australian market. Sporting a redesigned front fascia, diesel drivetrain options, and upgraded technology features, the Triton will be offered in 10 variants with three body styles and three trim levels including the GLX, GLS, and Exceed.

The GLX 4×2 trim mated to a manual or automatic transmission comes equipped with a domineering chrome grille, halogen headlights, 16-inch steel wheels, cruise control, Bluetooth capabilities, USB ports, and an adjustable steering column. Added features to the GLX 4×4 trim include the Easy Select four-wheel-drive system as well as an electronic control transfer shift dial. The GLS and Exceed offer the Super Select four-wheel-drive II system with the Exceed offering an electronic rear differential lock.

Stay-tuned for more Triton truck information as it is unveiled – especially for plans to see if it will cross the pond to enter into the U.S. market. We at Don Robinson Mitsubishi will be sure to share more information we find out about this, and other potential Mitsubishi models!  Until then, be sure to come visit us to see the newest vehicles in the Mitsubishi fleet, today.

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi recently announced that it would be halting all production of sedans and turning its full attention to the SUV market for the time being. Following that announcement, it’s a good thing that the new Mitsubishi Outlander design is so eye-catching and excellent. It already shows the brand’s competence and commitment to the SUV/crossover market.

The new design features an X-shaped grille outlined in chrome with a shiny black panel in the center. This design shows off a lot of the same styling as the Outlander PHEV Concept-S, which debuted back at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. We got to see the new Outlander front end even before it debuted at the New York Auto Show, thanks to a teaser image that showed off the grille.  Now that we have seen the debut at the Auto Show, we are even more excited about what’s to come.

The Mitsubishi Outlander will also share some powertrain similarities with the Concept S, since the brand is offering it as a Plug-In Hybrid version for 2016 as well. Whether you want the gas-only or hybrid-powered version of the Outlander, you’ll soon find a facelifted version of the SUV here at Don Robinson Mitsubishi. Come see us today to learn more!

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander

If you are looking for a new crossover SUV, it’s likely you will want to wait awhile for the release of the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander. Mitsubishi recently announced that the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander crossover will be debuting at the 2015 New York International Auto Show on April 2. This debut will unveil a refreshed version of the popular Outlander, making it likely to be one of the best options on the market and a vehicle that’s worth waiting for.

Along with the announcement of the Outlander’s debut date, the Japanese carmaker also released multiple 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander teaser images, hinting at the future of the crossover SUV. These images preview a brand-new front fascia for the popular vehicle, putting out a more sophisticated air than ever before. They also hint at a rear end that looks similar to one that debuted on the Outlander PHEV Concept-S during the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

For updates on the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander, don’t forget to check back to Don Robinson Mitsubishi in the future!  We will most definitely be anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new 2016 Outlander here!