Mitsubishi announced that it will be delivering the redesigned Eclipse Cross by the second quarter of 2021, so that means you’ll be able to own the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUV early next year.

The overhauled Eclipse Cross blends utility with modern aesthetics to create a stylish yet functional SUV for fashionable families in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. The new look flaunted by the updated Eclipse Cross has more dynamic angles and eye-catching lines. To summarize this SUV in one word, it would be … hot!

In particular, the new Eclipse Cross is a must-buy if you live in Saint Cloud. Its highly efficient fuel economy is valuable for saving money if you commute frequently to Minneapolis or run errands around town every day while your kids are in school.

So far, Mitsubishi has only released teasers of the new Eclipse Cross, so we’re hoping for more details to come by the end of the year. We do know that the SUV’s new design draws inspiration from the e-EVOLUTION Concept, but we don’t know how that will translate to its inner workings.

On the heels of the 2022 Eclipse Cross will be the rest of the 2022 Mitsubishi lineup, which has other changes in store. These include exterior updates on the Mirage and Mirage G4, plus an all-new generation of the Outlander and improved all-electric driving range on the Outlander PHEV. Going forward, every Mitsubishi will have Forward Collision Mitigation with Pedestrian Detection as standard.

If you want to know when any of the 2022 Mitsubishi models are available at Don Robinson Mitsubishi, contact us so we can put you on our mailing list. That way, you’ll be the first in town to know!

It’s vital to keep your used car in good shape to counteract the mileage and wear that the previous owner put on the vehicle — and that you’ll be putting on it now!

If you’re wondering how to prolong the life of your used car, take it into Don Robinson Mitsubishi’s service center for regular maintenance. And, follow these tips that will help your used car last longer.

Change fluids regularly

The fluids in your car need to be flushed and replaced regularly to keep your car running in good health. This includes changing the engine oil, coolants, windshield fluid, and even transmission fluid at the proper intervals.

Drive gently

It might seem obvious, but one of the best ways to extend the life of your used car is to avoid pushing your car too hard. Avoid gunning the acceleration or slamming the brakes as much as possible. Go gently on it! If you drive your car within its means and avoid unnecessary strain, you’ll damage the engine less.

Check the battery

Saint Cloud winters can quickly drain your car’s battery due to the frigid temperatures. Our expert technicians at Don Robinson Mitsubishi can measure the battery charge to make sure it’s ready for the winter and in good shape for the long term.

If your used car needs a fluid flush or maintenance inspection, we’d be glad to diagnose and fix it. Contact the Don Robinson Mitsubishi service center to schedule a checkup.

A fresh lineup of Mitsubishi vehicles is coming soon to Don Robinson Mitsubishi — with newly standard Forward Collision Mitigation with Pedestrian Detection to offer drivers like you. Here’s a look at the upcoming wave of Mitsubishi cars and crossovers.

Outlanders for new frontiers

Leading off the latest Mitsubishi changes is this fall’s 2021 Outlander Sport. The 2021 model takes the excellent 2020 version of the Outlander Sport and gives it a significant boost to its standard equipment.

Eco-conscious drivers in Saint Cloud, MN, will love the 2021 Outlander PHEV, which arrives this winter. Updates at every trim level ensure you get the more for your money — and that’s on top of an all-new powertrain with increased displacement and greater horsepower, plus the enhanced electric drive system that offers higher maximum speeds and farther all-electric travel distances.

On the horizon is the all-new 2022 Outlander, due to arrive in Q2 2022. This new-generation update includes a bold, fresh appearance along the lines of Mitsubishi’s current design language, plus cabin upgrades for quieter rides, interior refinements, and the latest technological improvements.

 

Stylish Mirage and Eclipse Cross updates

Early in 2021, Mitsubishi’s fuel-efficient 2021 Mirage and Mirage G4 will receive substantial exterior design overhauls, modernizing their style while maintaining their dependable underpinnings.

Arriving around the same time, the 2022 Eclipse Cross will feature front and rear exterior overhauls in line with Mitsubishi’s contemporary design language, as well as a revised interior and an exciting new infotainment system.

We’re excited to have these new models in stock soon at Don Robinson Mitsubishi. Contact us to be notified of their arrival or browse our website for the current models we have in stock at affordable prices for families.

A great feature to have on your vehicle in Minnesota is all-wheel drive. This drivetrain gives the car greater stability on slick winter roads and dirt paths. If you are considering a new Mitsubishi from Don Robinson, like the Outlander SUV, you need to check out S-AWC.

Mitsubishi’s Super All-Wheel Control system has an advanced function that continually manages driving and braking forces of all four wheels. The Outlander is the most popular Mitsubishi model equipped with S-AWC. In its setup, the Outlander uses Active Yaw Control (AYC) to regulate torque between the left and right wheels.

The Outlander S-AWC system comes with four driving modes. AWC ECO sends torque mainly to the front wheels to enhance fuel economy but will automatically switch to 4WD if you encounter slippery roads. NORMAL mode sends torque to any wheel as needed. When driving in wintery conditions, the SNOW mode can help optimize traction. The fourth mode, LOCK, keeps the system operating in 4WD for better all-terrain performance at all times.

If you choose the Outlander PHEV, it comes standard with S-AWC; however, its system is different than the standard Outlander. It is equipped with a Twin Motor 4WD system along with AYC. It comes with two driving modes: NORMAL and 4WD LOCK.

Find capable, affordable SUVs in Saint Cloud like the Mitsubishi Outlander here at Don Robinson Mitsubishi.

St. Cloud parks offer great opportunities for you and your family to get out into nature. Local parks provide hiking trails to traverse on a sunny Minnesota day, and these are the nature spots nearby that we recommend.

Munsinger Gardens

Munsinger Gardens sits along the banks of the Mississippi River across from St. Cloud State University. Miles of winding paths give you a chance to get out into the fresh air and sunshine without traveling very far. They’re open daily during the spring, summer, and fall.

Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge

There is plenty of nature to see at the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge. It is a wildlife sanctuary through August 31, and offers hiking trails, fishing spots, and a canoe route. Some areas are open to hunting after September 1, so check the park website for information before you go. The refuge is open from sunrise to sunset every day in season.

Quarry Park and Nature Preserve

Spanning 684 acres, Quarry Park and Nature Preserve is the largest park in Stearns County. The land consists of woodlands, prairies, wetlands, and rock formations, with many species of native plants here.  The Park is open from 8:00 AM to sunset year-round, and parking permits are required.

For an eco-friendly vehicle to explore Minnesota in with your family and take on a scenic road trip, check out the Mitsubishi Outlander or Outlander PHEV at Don Robinson Mitsubishi.

Have you ever wondered how cars get their unique names? Here is an explanation of the names of Mitsubishi models you’ll find at Don Robinson Mitsubishi in Saint Cloud, MN.

Mitsubishi Outlander

The Outlander was first known as the Airtrek when it debuted in Japan. Mitsubishi wanted to give buyers the feeling that they were “free as a bird” in this full-size SUV. The focus eventually shifted instead on the model’s adventurous nature and the name changed to one embodying the wild Australian lands. The Outback is Mitsubishi’s best-selling model in the U.S. and is also available in a Sport version or as an electric vehicle.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

The first Mitsubishi vehicle to bear the name of Eclipse was a sporty compact. According to Mitsubishi Motors, the Eclipse was named after a victorious English racehorse that had dominated in two dozen races. When the automaker decided to retire the Eclipse and expand its crossover offerings, Mitsubishi kept the name and added “Cross” to it.

Mitsubishi Mirage

The name Mirage comes from the Latin word “mirai” and that translates to “to wonder at or look at” in English. The original Mirage model is one of Mitsubishi’s oldest offerings, but it left the market in 2003. However, it was so popular that Mitsubishi brought it back in 2012 and buyers continue to look at it today.

The Mitsubishi Outlander, Eclipse Cross and Mirage have unique names that reflect their personalities, and these models are available at Don Robinson Mitsubishi today.

Mitsubishi has make impressive strides year after year, as seen in the scores from the J.D. Power 2020 Customer Service Index (CSI) Study. The American branch of Mitsubishi has seen a 61-point growth on the CSI study since 2016. This year’s increases include high marks on performance and improved customer satisfaction for Mitsubishi drivers.

In the last 18 months, Mitsubishi of America has committed to better corporate and retail operations to aid you on the shopping, purchase, and service of your vehicle.

It has resulted in a 20-point increase for the last couple years on facility satisfaction, with notable improvements to dealership amenities and waiting areas to expand your family’s experience. Nearly half of customers surveyed gave their facility a “10” rating. That’s better than the non-premium average. The study looks at five areas: service initiation, vehicle pick-up, service facility, service quality, and service adviser.

For the second year in a row, Mitsubishi has placed first in the non-premium segment for its Fixed Right First Time ranking. That’s good news for your family, because when you take your Mitsubishi in to Don Robinson Mitsubishi for service, we take the stress out of maintenance. It’s fixed the right way, the first time.

With its high ratings from a trusted source like J.D. Power, your family can rest easy whenever you need maintenance from Don Robinson Mitsubishi in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Call or schedule an appointment online to service your Mitsubishi.

Tires are essential components of your Mitsubishi and need to be properly cared for so they can handle the road. If you want to help your tires last longer and prevent them from needing replaced, be sure to follow these tire care suggestions.

Inspect the air pressure

It’s a good idea to check your tires’ air pressure monthly to ensure they’re properly inflated. Under-inflated tires have more contact with the road, which can cause more wear and tear. Over-inflated tires can also be an issue since they increase your risk of a blowout. Stick to the recommended tire pressure for your vehicle.

Get an alignment 

Regularly visiting our service department at Don Robinson Mitsubishi to get a tire alignment can help prevent your tires from wearing unevenly. If they haven’t had an alignment in a while and you notice that the tire tread is wearing down more on one side than the other, they are likely due for your next alignment.

Have your tires rotated

Tire rotations are an important part of your vehicle’s maintenance. Moving the tires to different positions allows the tires to wear more evenly, which can help them last longer. Depending on the Mitsubishi model, you may need to have your tires rotated every 6,000-8,000 miles.

These suggestions are simple ways to ensure you get the most out of your tires. When you need routine maintenance or tire replacements, we at Don Robinson Mitsubishi have a fantastic service department that can assist you.

Your family is growing and that little two-door sedan just isn’t cutting it. What you need is a crossover or SUV like the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross or Outlander.

Families have a lot of stuff

The larger your family, the more stuff you need to take with you wherever you go. It starts with car seats and diaper bags, then moves on to sports equipment and camping gear. A crossover offers the cargo space that families need to haul all this stuff for every stage of life.

The Eclipse Cross offers 22.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row, while the Outlander has 34.2 cubic feet of space behind the second row when the third row is folded down. Unlike a truck, a crossover carries cargo in an enclosed and weather-proof space; not to mention being much easier to park.

Bringing friends along

It’s much easier to get in and out of the second row of seating in a crossover or SUV than in a sedan. The Eclipse Cross has two rows of seating and can carry five passengers, while the Outlander has a third row and can carry seven people.

Safety

Crossovers come with many safety features built into the design and construction of the vehicle, as well as technological assists to help drivers stay away, keep to their lane, or avoid collisions. The Outlander also has LED headlights and optional fog lights to let you see what’s coming.

When you’re looking for the perfect ride for your family, look no further than the affordable and classy lineup available at Don Robinson Mitsubishi in St. Cloud.

Snow tires (also known as winter tires) are crucial for any Minnesotan during the winter. The Land of 10,000 Lakes quickly becomes the land of 10 inches of snow during the coldest months, meaning that roads are more dangerous. Since they are specially built to be at their best in frigid, icy conditions, you should use snow tires to make sure you have control of your vehicle through these rough months.

Modern-day snow tires are made from a rubber compound which maintains its flexibility when temperatures dip below 45 degrees, meaning they won’t freeze and stiffen up when the coldest days hit. The tread patterns are far more aggressive, making them optimal for gripping onto the snow and ice which will cover the roads throughout the winter months.

Wider grooves allow snow tires to hug snowy roads and to quickly lose the slush which can accumulate inside thinner channels. Siping patterns in snow tires provide extra biting edges for better traction on ice.

Life in Minnesota demands snow/winter tires. You need tires that can deal with the winter as well as you and your family. All-season tires and summer tires cannot match the performance of winter tires during the season for which they’re named.

Does your car need snow tires? Contact us at Don Robinson Mitsubishi and we’ll be happy to help.

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