Tag: Mitsubishi

Hologram

Mitsubishi recently developed a new display system capable of projecting a 56-inch image that they can actually pass through. You heard right. This holographic technology introduces a completely unique display system that may have interesting implications in the auto industry should the brand choose to implement the technology.

According to Japan Today, the Mitsubishi Electric Corporation developed the Mitsubishi Floating Display that can be used for things like digital signage, amusements, and guide signs. Although some companies have developed holograph-like technologies, this system lets you actually pass through it and penetrate it.

“There have already been displays that can show an image above a table-like device,” said technology writer Naoki Tanaka. “And, in demonstrations, images displayed by those displays were touched and penetrated through by a hand. However, because of the table-like device right below the image, it was not possible for a human to walk through the image.”

The key to this system is its complex optical system. Images are displayed in front of a half mirror (beam splitter) in midair. That means that individuals can approach images, and possibly interact with videos and virtual reality systems. Although Mitsubishi Electric is a distinct entity from Mitsubishi Motors, the brand may explore innovative technologies sometime in the future. This projector technology is set to be available commercially by 2020.

Tell us at Don Robinson Mitsubishi how you would want to see this technology implemented into your favorite Mitsubishi model!

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!

2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

2015 Mitsubishi Mirage Pictured

As smartphones become increasingly important to our daily lives, choosing a vehicle sometimes means having to switch from your preferred platform. Other times it means passing on a vehicle that you really love. With the new 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage changes, you won’t have to do either!

As if the car wasn’t already versatile enough, it was just announced that the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage will feature both Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto.  These features and much more will make the affordable small sedan more luxurious than ever before!

Both Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto offer fantastic capability. Android Auto features a well-organized interface that allows for intuitive interaction. Apple CarPlay gives iPhone users that same super easy-to-use display they are used to.

The changes on the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage go way beyond the addition of Apple CarPlay. In particular, the Mirage is better looking than ever with the introduction of a new hood, grille and lighting system. There’s also an option for a Rockford-Fosgate audio system and no matter whether you’re an Apple or an Android person, the music coming through those speakers is going to sound amazing!

As we wait for the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage, stop by Don Robinson Mitsubishi today to see some of our other 2016 Mitsubishi models!

2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

After a decade in Mitsubishi’s lineup, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is leaving for good. The automaker is looking to make a difference with finale of the popular model. That’s why the very first Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition is heading to auction to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The Lancer Evo auction began on November 11th on eBay, 10 days before the MS Dinner Auction in California officially closes the bidding.

In all, only 1,600 Lancer Evo Final Editions will head to the United States, each carrying a numbered plaque. Under the hood is a turbocharged 2-liter four-cylinder engine that rockets off with 330 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. Other features include a black painted aluminum roof, Bilstein shock absorbers, and Brembo 2-piece front rotors.

“With the support of Mitsubishi Motors we are able to fund cutting-edge research, drive change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, collaborate with MS organizations around the world, and provide programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward,” said Richard Israel, President of the National MS Society.

Mitsubishi has been supporting the National MS Society for more than 16 years. The last time we checked, the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition was going for $38,900. Be sure to let us know what you think of the last edition of the Lancer Evolution 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!