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Great Summer Accessories for Your Mitsubishi | St. Cloud, MN

We’re halfway through summer already here in Minnesota, but you can still have one last summertime getaway with your family in August before the warm season ends. And what better way to enjoy the Land of 10,000 Lakes than with a fully accessorized Mitsubishi. Here are some Mitsubishi accessories we recommend using during the summer in St. Cloud.

Rollup sunshades

Keep the heat off your passengers and out of their eyes with a roll-up sunshade for your Mitsubishi Outlander. It attaches to the doors to cover the windows without blocking the driver’s view.

Cargo organizer

The trunk of your Mirage or Eclipse Cross can get messy if you spend a lot of time traveling during the summer. A cargo management system can maximize your storage space on your next road trip.

Roadside assistance kit

Don’t let your road trip wind up in disaster. Be prepared for a possible breakdown and have a roadside assistance kit for your Mitsubishi. This includes jumper cables, tools, reflective gear, and a handy storage case.

Roof rack

Bring a kayak or camping equipment along with crossbars atop your Mitsubishi Outlander. This frees up lots of space inside for your passengers to stretch out while their gear is anchored to the roof.

If you want to order accessories for your Mitsubishi car or SUV, contact the Don Robinson Mitsubishi parts department. We can order official OEM parts directly from Mitsubishi.

Summer Trips | St. Cloud, MN

Now that Minnesota has warmed up, it’s time for a summer road trip! You’ll find many great destinations outside the Gopher State, so you can plan some weekend trips from St. Cloud in your new Mitsubishi from Don Robinson Mitsubishi. Here are the most popular locations to visit.

Sioux Falls, SD

A four-hour drive southwest of St. Cloud will take you to Sioux Falls. This gorgeous city in South Dakota is known for natural attractions like the Big Sioux River falls as well as historic sites like Good Earth State Park and the Queen Bee Mill ruins.

Green Bay, WI

Five hours in your Mitsubishi Outlander will bring you to Lake Michigan, where you’ll find Green Bay, Wisconsin. This town is obviously a sports fans’ dream, but in the summer when the football team isn’t playing, you can still have fun at the National Railroad Museum or Neville Public Museum.

Chicago, IL

There’s no shortage of unique things to do over a weekend in the Windy City. During the summer, you can stroll around Navy Pier, take a boat cruise on the lake, and attend a festival at Millennium Park.

Before you drive your Outlander Sport or Eclipse Cross a long distance this summer, make sure you bring it to Don Robinson Mitsubishi for a service checkup. Our mechanics will make sure it’s ready for your next road trip.

2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross | St. Cloud, MN

What could make the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross even better? Getting more for your money! The 2023 Eclipse Cross is receiving an array of exciting changes — including the addition of Super All-Wheel Control as the standard drivetrain on every model.

The highlight of the 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross updates is definitely S-AWC costing no extra money to have. This motorsports-originated all-wheel-drive system has shown that

In addition, the 2023 Eclipse Cross SUV has many other features that are now standard inclusions on the base model. These range from infotainment tools like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ syncing to visibility enhancements like LED headlamps.

 Winters in Minnesota get dark, cold, and dangerous — especially on the icy roads. Having S-AWC and bright headlights are valuable for safely navigating through dark winter snowstorms here. We recommend that all drivers in St. Cloud have a vehicle with AWD for commuting in the snow, and the 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross now fits the bill.

Other exciting updates for this affordable crossover include optional visual enhancements, like revamped wheel designs, sleek decorative upgrades, and the eye-catching Dynamic Shield grille design. Just because you may have a low income or limited budget to spend on your next vehicle doesn’t mean you have to settle for a cheap or bare-bones vehicle. The 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross shows that you can still have many great features without emptying your wallet. You’ll soon find it for sale here at Don Robinson Mitsubishi.

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander  | St. Cloud, MN

The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander has already become a popular model since its recent release — as evidenced by its recent accolade as the “Vehicle of the Year” by Victory & Reseda.

For the past 15 years, the online magazine has recognized the vehicle that it deems to be the year’s best based on qualities like driveline, driving dynamics, design, comfort, technology, safety, efficiency, and value. By scoring every contender on these categories and bestowing a numerical grade, the judges can identify the vehicle that tics the most boxes. Public interest through social media engagement and editorial interest are also factored in.

This year was the first time that the Mitsubishi Outlander won the honor of being “Vehicle of the Year,” which says a lot about the quality and extent of the SUV’s 2022 redesign. The publication’s editor-in-chief Randy Stern explained that they recognized the Outlander for its high-quality interior, bold exterior design, and a solid driveline, making it a standout on the market.

As automotive website Victory & Reseda is based in Minnesota near the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, you can trust that the publication knows the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander would be a dependable, fitting SUV for families like yours who live in Minnesota.

See why the 2022 Outlander is receiving buzz like this and catching the attention of industry experts like those at Victory & Reseda. Visit Don Robinson Mitsubishi, where we have the Outlander in stock and waiting for you.

How to Maintain a Car That's Not Driven Often | St. Cloud, MN

Whether you work from your home office frequently or prefer to use public transit here in St. Cloud, you may not be driving your car as often as it should be. Parking your car for long periods can cause it to slowly break down — if you don’t take some extra care to maintain it. Here’s some advice from Don Robinson Mitsubishi on how to maintain a car that’s not driven often.

Protect the tires

Parking your car for an extended time puts a lot of weight on the tires that can cause leaks, bulges, and deterioration. Redistribute the pressure by rolling the wheels every week so the same section of tread doesn’t shoulder all of the weight the entire time. You can also use jack stands to ease the weight off the wheels entirely.

Have the oil changed

The more often you drive your car, the more carbon and other contaminants build up, and thus the more frequently the engine will need oil changes. So if you don’t drive your car often, does that mean it doesn’t need oil changes? Certainly not!

MotorTrend recommends changing your car’s oil at least every six months since it can still become contaminated simply by breaking down chemically over time and coming in contact with the metal inside the motor.

Detach and recharge the battery

If you don’t drive your car at all for a long time, it’s a good idea to disconnect it from the vehicle and attach a trickle charger to keep it from draining. Driving once or twice a week should be enough to keep the battery’s charge up, but any less frequently than that, and you should manually keep it charged.

Whether you drive your car every day or only a few times a month, you still need to bring it to Don Robinson Mitsubishi for recurring maintenance. Schedule service appointments every season here at our dealership.

Redesigned 2022 Outlander Available Now at Don Robinson Mitsubishi | St. Cloud, MN

We’ve been waiting eagerly for months, and the time has finally arrived: The all-new 2022 Outlander SUV is available now at Don Robinson Mitsubishi.

After its public reveal via Amazon Live back in February, the latest Outlander has been in production and waiting to roll out to dealerships across America, including our Mitsubishi dealership here in St. Cloud. Finally, many months later, we can announce that we have the 2022 Outlander in stock now and ready for you to buy or lease.

Sporting an extensive redesign and expanded technology offerings, the next-generation Outlander SUV carries the automaker’s latest driving assistance systems and engineering innovations. This family-oriented SUV provides a plethora of connected tech, from an available 12.3-inch, full-color LCD digital display showing vehicle information to an optional 10.8-inch full-color head-up display.

With a newly developed 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine under the hood and Continuously Variable Transmission paired, the 2022 Outlander is designed to optimize fuel efficiency in low-speed, stop-and-go traffic. Plus, its available Super All-Wheel Control system essentially works like a four-wheel-drive system that routes power to every wheel when needed to retain traction.

These are just a few of the many highlights of the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander. Get the rest of the 2022 Outlander details when you visit Don Robinson Mitsubishi and see this new SUV in person. 

How to Save Money by Parking in the Shade | St. Cloud, MN

Here in Minnesota, it’s always a welcome sight when the sun is shining. But we should all take precautions when going outdoors for extended periods by applying sunscreen. This helps protect our skin from sun damage, but did you know that the sun can also harm your vehicle? Here are some ways the heat can damage your car and how you can save some money by parking in the shade.

 

Effects of the sun on your vehicle

The glass windows in your car can quickly make it feel like a greenhouse. The heat from the sun comes through the windows and keeps bouncing back, increasing the temperature. The high heat and rays from the sun can damage some interior components, like leather seats, the dashboard, or even electronics. Your car’s exterior also takes a beating when sitting in the sun. Over time, the sunlight can cause the paint to fade and crack.

Benefits of parking in the shade

When you park your car in the shade, your car is protected from the damaging sun. The shade will help keep the interior slightly cooler, meaning your air conditioning will not have to work as hard to cool you down. Another benefit is you can save money on gas by not driving around the parking lot looking for the closest spot. Shady spots are usually further from the door.

If you’re worried about the state of your vehicle after parking in direct sunlight, feel free to stop by Don Robinson Mitsubishi and we’ll get your car back in tip-top shape for maximum summer fun.

 

Mitsubishi recently released the Engelberg Tourer and an innovative Dendo Drive House system at Europe’s Geneva International Motor Show this spring. Highlighting the next-generation of crossover design as well as state-of-the-art eco-friendly automotive technology, Mitsubishi wowed crowds with their latest designs.

According to Mitsubishi, the Dendo Drive House (DDH) system allows drivers to use energy generated from stopping and other driving activities to power their homes. As part of the latest wave of V2H technology (vehicle-to-home), DDH uses high-tech battery storage technology and electric powertrains to help you make the most of your driving.

“DDH is a new energy ecosystem which allows owners of electric vehicles to generate, store and share energy automatically between their car and home, further enhancing the value of electric vehicles,” reads the Mitsubishi press release.

Mitsubishi also showcased the Engelberg Tourer concept vehicle, named for a ski resort in the central region of Switzerland, that uses a Twin Motor 4WD plug-in hybrid EV powertrain system. This new vehicle allows you to drive in all-weather conditions without leaving a large carbon footprint. Plus, this new concept is well-suited for the DDH technology, connecting the Engelberg to your home.

While we don’t have the Engelberg Tourer and Dendo Drive House Technology on sale at Don Robinson Mitsubishi, we do have an impressive lineup of vehicles for you to test drive. Contact us for more information.

The Outlander Sport is Mitsubishi’s best-selling model here in the United States. It was first introduced in 2011 and has been popular ever since. Now, we are going to get an updated Outlander Sport for the 2020 model year.

With this refreshed model, the Outlander Sport picks up new styling on the front and back that will more closely resemble the Dynamic Shield design on the larger Outlander and Eclipse Cross models. The back end will come with a faux rear skid plate to give it more athletic styling along with new LED lighting. Buyers may also get a few new exterior paint colors to choose from.

Inside, the Outlander Sport will come with a larger infotainment screen. It will be 8 inches, compared to the current model with a 7-inch screen. Mitsubishi also says it will boast better smartphone connectivity, but it hasn’t released details on what that will be. Buyers may also notice a few additional details inside like bits of chrome and piano black accents.

Mitsubishi hasn’t officially released pricing information or a release date. However, pricing isn’t expected to vary much from the MSRP on the current 2018 model. The updated Outlander Sport is expected to arrive on dealership showroom floors in September.

Contact us at Don Robinson Mitsubishi for more information, or take a look at the 2019 model year if you need a vehicle sooner rather than later.

Winter driving is typically not a fun experience. This is especially true in areas that are used to dealing with heavy snowfall each year, like Minnesota. Mitsubishi prides itself on the safety features of its vehicles, and there are ways to get top-of-the-line, performance-oriented driving from your Mitsubishi while traveling in the snow. Here are some features to help you pilot your Mitsubishi in winter weather.

  • Mitsubishi’s All-Wheel Control: Mitsubishi’s distinctive All-Wheel Control system can handle any tough weather conditions you throw at it. The AWC system was engineered to the brand’s high standards of handling and performance in terms of traction, cornering, and braking. This smart system actively monitors the road using sensors, and it automatically makes power and torque adjustments to maintain traction. This provides the necessary amount of stability and control on slick roads that can make or break your driving experience.
  • Advanced safety: Mitsubishi vehicles offer a wide range of state-of-the-art safety features that help you feel confident while cruising around in the wintertime. They routinely feature things like anti-lock braking systems and active stability control. Other advanced technologies are offered like Forward Collision Mitigation, Lane Keep Assist, and Auto High Beam Headlights.

These thoughtful features on Mitsubishis will help keep you safe on the winter roads this season. Visit Don Robinson Mitsubishi to learn more about useful vehicle tools to have while driving in hazardous weather.   Mitsubishi in winter weather