Month: March 2015

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!

2015 Mitsubishi MirageBuying a new car can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. You can always buy a car with a small price tag.  Add fantastic fuel efficiency on top of it and it will make the overall purchase even better. If these two criteria are your top priority, then the Mitsubishi Mirage is the car for you.

KBB.com recently included the Mirage in its list of the “10 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars Under $25,000.” Not only is the Mirage the only non-EV/non-hybrid on the list, but it is the least expensive one, too, with a starting price of only $12,995.

As for fuel-efficiency, the Mirage has an EPA-estimated combined rating of 40 mpg.

“The Mirage continues to be an important vehicle for the Mitsubishi brand,” said Don Swearingen, Executive Vice President, MMNA, in a statement. He continues to say that, “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.”

Making the Mirage even better is the fact that buyers love it. It currently has a rating 9.3 out of 10 on KBB.com’s consumer ratings. Not many new cars can get a rating higher than that.

Stop by Don Robinson Mitsubishi today to see if the affordable, fuel-efficient Mirage is the car for you.

Forget about mechanized brakes, backup sensors, and even self-driving cars; Mitsubishi is stepping it up a notch with an actual robot employee at a couple of its Tokyo bank locations. Before completely automatic cars, will we get automatic people?

The humanoid robot is named Nao, and Nao speaks 19 languages. Thanks to camera eyes and microphone ears, Nao can both see and hear people, not only recognizing the meaning of the words but also analyzing their facial expressions.

Nao can even understand the subtle differences in tone of voice. So I wouldn’t take “that tone” with Nao, if I were you.

The first few of the Nao models are designed to test how effective the humanoid can be at branches, with Mitsubishi convinced that Nao can even handle tricky customers. If all goes well, the company will increase the Nao presence to most of their branches.

What do you think? Ready to argue with a Mitsubishi robot banker? Let us know at Don Robinson Mitsubishi your thoughts in the comments.

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2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

In a recent speech at the Chicago Auto Show, Mitsubishi Motors North America CEO Don Swearingen told the audience that Mitsubishi was “here to stay.” He was talking about the Japanese automaker’s presence in the States. To prove it, Mitsubishi is bringing back the 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV, after a one-year absence here.

The 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is a super-compact car that seats four and runs strictly on electricity. As Green Car Reports tells us, “The Mitsubishi i-MiEV was the first modern electric small car to go on the market, entering limited sales in Japan in 2008.”

The car runs on a 16 kWh battery which gives the i-MiEV a 62 mile range, sufficient for any work-a-day commute. For the incoming 2016 model, this will not change. However, Mitsubishi did mention that it was going to liven up the options for the new model.

Mitsubishi has been very vocal about its commitment to create viable alternative powertrain’s. The incoming 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV provides a fantastic counterpart to the larger Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Hybrid. While the latter provides everything that a midsize sporty SUV should, the i-MiEV can go where few cars can go, in that impossibly tight parking spot for example.  And don’t forget, it cost the environment zero emissions to get you to that parking space. We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the i-MiEV here at Don Robinson Mitsubishi!