Month: October 2015

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!

Halloween trick or treat

Let’s face it—Halloween is all about the kids. Kids are the ones who get dressed up, get cute pumpkin-shaped baskets, go door-to-door yelling “Trick or Treat!” and get to fill up on candy. But some parents rightly have a few reservations about letting their little ones take candy from strangers – which is when trunk-or-treating becomes a viable option.

Trunk-or-treating, put simply, is an event in which some people from a community parks their cars in a parking lot somewhere and has the costumed kids go trunk-to-trunk for candy instead of door-to-door. Typically, these are small events held in church parking lots, but the practice is starting to catch on in other venues as well!

The benefits of trunk-or-treating include keeping your children confined to a community of people that know one another and are trustworthy. Also, the whole process of trick-or-treating becomes a lot easier and more streamlined. There’s no walking around with your kids, and no getting to the edge of the neighborhood and realizing you have to turn around and walk all the way back. Additionally, decorating your car for the event can be a fun family experience for both you and the children.

Trunk-or-treating might not be for everybody. Trick-or-treating certainly provides more options and gives kids a more traditional experience, and that’s just fine for some people. But sometimes it’s also just nice to know there are other options for parents who worry about their little ones on Halloween.  Tell us what you think of this new emerging Halloween tradition here at Don Robinson Mitsubishi.