Here in Beckley, we’re fortunate to live less than two hours
away from a wide variety of great destinations. Read on to learn more about
three of Mountaineer Mitsubishi’s favorite day trips in the area.
New River Gorge
Less than an hour from Beckley is the New River Gorge National River, one of West Virginia’s most beautiful outdoor destinations. While you’re here, you can hit the New River for some fishing or whitewater rafting, hike or bike on one of the area’s many trails, relax with a scenic drive, or tour the historic railroad town of Thurmond. You’ll also want to stop by the Canyon Rim Visitor Center and admire the New River Gorge Bridge — one of the world’s most spectacular spans.
West Virginia’s capital city is just a short drive away, and it’s packed with cultural activities, local shopping, and outdoor recreation opportunities. Highlights include the West Virginia State Museum, the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, and Haddad Riverfront Park. While you’re here, stop at Capitol Market to buy some local produce from the farmers market or a snack from a food vendor.
Located just over the state line in Virginia, Blacksburg offers a fun mix of indoor and outdoor attractions. Enjoy a performance or art exhibit at Virginia Tech’s Moss Arts Center, shop and dine at dozens of businesses in the downtown historic district, or head outside for a bike ride on the Huckleberry Trail.
If you need a stylish new ride for getting around Beckley and beyond, look no further than Mountaineer Mitsubishi. We’ve got all the best vehicles from Mitsubishi in stock and ready to drive.
For the second consecutive year Mitsubishi has been the fastest-growing Asian vehicle brand in the United States. When you look at the company’s marketing efforts and their exceptional vehicles, the reason for this dominance is clear. The company’s “Small Batch” marketing initiative recently expanded with a Mitsubishi brand experience pilot program called the Small Batch Drive Experience.
Traditional ride-and-drives are usually an expensive hassle. The Small Batch Drive Experience promises to be clever, agile, and flexible, much like Mitsubishi itself. Mitsubishi partnered with BirdDog and together they use advanced social media monitoring, computer intelligence, and localized targeting technology to find potentially interested customers and set up a pop-up ride and drive at various venues from cultural events to coffee shops.
Mitsubishi knows that customers want to interact with brands by their own rules, not the company’s. By taking the Mitsubishi vehicles directly to the consumer and offering an experience behind the wheel and an interaction with the brand, Mitsubishi can showcase its top-of-the-line products to customers in a convenient, engaging manner.
The vehicles available to be test-driven under the Mitsubishi brand experience pilot program are the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, and the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, which is the world’s best-selling plug-in hybrid. Alternatively, you can test drive a Mitsubishi the old fashioned way at Mountaineer Mitsubishi!
The 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is showing that it’s more than just a pretty face. This compact SUV recently received the title of TOP SAFETY PICK from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), highlighting the brand’s dedication to offering safe, yet stylish vehicles.
“We’re focused on engineering safety, quality, and reliability into every vehicle we build, which is reflected in the IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK recognition for the Eclipse Cross,” said Mark Chaffin, chief operating officer for MMNA. “Eclipse Cross continues to impress customers with its distinctive and rugged design, advanced connectivity features, and available active safety equipment that current drivers desire in the popular compact SUV segment.”
In order to be named a 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK, the Eclipse Cross earned the highest possible rating of “Good” in all six crash tests. These tests included the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, head restraint test, and passenger-side small overlap front test. It also earned a “Superior” rating for its front crash prevention system.
The Eclipse Cross comes available with safety technologies that include the following:
Blind Spot Warning with Lane Change Assist
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Forward Collision Mitigation
Lane Departure Warning
Adaptive Cruise Control
Automatic High Beams
To try out the handsome, award-winning 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross for yourself, stop into Mountaineer Mitsubishi.
A few years ago, we sadly said goodbye to the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, often called just Evo. It was a high-performance version of the standard Lancer sedan and was a popular choice for performance enthusiasts for decades. Now, we hear there are rumors that there could be a return of the Lancer Evolution.
According to Autocar, Mitsubishi has plans to return to its performance roots with an 11th-generation model of the Evo. They spoke with a Japanese source who said the new model would be available as either a four-door sedan or a five-door hatchback.
The details they found suggest the new model would share
components with the Renault Megane RS. This could include a turbocharged
2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a dual-clutch transmission and
Mitsubishi Super All-Wheel Control.
One thing that would have to happen before the Evo could
make a comeback is Mitsubishi introducing a new generation for the Lancer sedan
as well. A return to its racing heritage is something Mitsubishi CEO, Osamu
Masuko, wants to see, so this could work out nicely for Evo fans.
The Lancer Evolution Final Edition was an impressive vehicle
with an output of 303 horsepower. If Mitsubishi brings back the Evo, we expect
it would even more powerful.
If you’re in the market for a reliable, affordable, and exciting new vehicle, look no further than our selection at Mountaineer Mitsubishi.
At the Geneva International Motor Show held earlier this year, Mitsubishi showed off a bold, new concept that gives us hints at some possible future designs and uses of electric technology. The Engelberg Tourer concept combines advanced electrification with all-wheel control for an adventure vehicle like no other.
The concept was named after a rugged ski resort in
Switzerland known for its challenging runs. Like slicing down a slope, the
Engelberg Tourer wants to challenge drivers with freedom and confidence. Its
plug-in hybrid system delivers an estimated electric cruising range over 40
miles and total driving range of around 430 miles. Its full-time 4WD control
helps you conquer whatever the road brings you.
Powering the Engelberg Tourer is a 2.4-liter gasoline
engine, two high-efficiency motors, and a large capacity drive battery. The
battery is placed beneath the floor in the middle of the vehicle, so it does
not hinder passenger or cargo space. In fact, the concept comes with three
spacious rows of seating.
Inside, the Engelberg Tourer uses an advanced navigation
system. When the driver enters a destination, the Connected Car System will use
traffic, weather, temperature, and topography information to select the ideal
driving motor for the best and most efficient use of electricity and gasoline.
We’re eager to see how the Engleberg Tourer concept influences the next wave of great new vehicles offered at Mountaineer Mitsubishi.
As advanced technology and fuel efficiency become increasingly important to drivers, hybrid and electric vehicles have seen increasing demand. One of the most popular and versatile of this new high-tech breed of vehicles is the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Boasting an innovative plug-in hybrid electric powertrain system that offers exceptional all-electric driving range and quick charging times, it’s no wonder the Outlander PHEV has been a hit. In fact, the Outlander PHEV recently celebrated a huge milestone as global sales hit the 200,000 mark.
Considering that the Outlander PHEV is Mitsubishi’s
high-tech flagship, the rising sales numbers come as no surprise, and the new
2019 Outlander PHEV takes things even further. Boasting an EPA-estimated 74
MPGe fuel efficiency rating, the 2019 Outlander PHEV saves you a ton of time
and money at the gas pump, and it’s better for the environment, too.*
Add to this a stylish exterior, a spacious interior with
plenty of flexibility for passengers and cargo, and next-generation
connectivity features like Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, and it should come
as no surprise that the 2019 Outlander PHEV already has a “2019 Best Plug-in
Vehicle Award” under its belt, along with a “2019 Green SUV of the Year from Green
You’ll find the efficient and incredibly popular 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV right here at Mountaineer Mitsubishi. Call or stop in to set up your test drive.
Mitsubishi takes pride in offering efficient, affordable vehicles. No matter which model you have, no matter what year, you can almost always find ways to increase fuel efficiency even more with some basic changes to your driving and commuting habits.
and Brake Slowly
Sure, it can be fun to step on the gas when
given the opportunity. But is it efficient? Not so much. Accelerating swiftly
is a sure way to use up gas faster than needed, and the same goes for braking
suddenly. If you can become more gradual in the way that you stop and go,
you’ll find yourself headed to the pump less often.
The more weight your car is carrying, the more
it has to work to accelerate, which means the more fuel it is using per mile.
Remove large items from the trunk or the back seat to decrease weight and
increase fuel efficiency. You’ll want to leave important stuff like tools and
spare tires, but otherwise you’ll do well to cut as much unnecessary weight as
Engine oil lubricates the engine and its parts, so that they can work smoothly and efficiently. Older and dirtier oil means that your engine is working harder to operate and thus less efficient. Stop into Mountaineer Mitsubishi for your regularly scheduled service and do your part to boost your fuel economy. If you’re in the market for a vehicle that gets great gas mileage at a low price, look no further than the selection of efficient vehicles right here at Mountaineer Mitsubishi.
The start of spring presents an opportunity to tidy up your surroundings, from your yard to your closet. It’s also a great time to clean up your car, and with these tips, spring cleaning for your car will net some positive results.
Remove Refuse. Take a garbage can out to the driveway with you and clear out every nook and cranny of your vehicle. Leave no gum wrapper or dried-out leaf behind.
Vacuum, Vacuum, Vacuum. Get rid of dust, debris, and allergens with a deep-cleansing vacuum session. Don’t stop at the surface: Make sure you’re removing the floor mats and vacuuming underneath them.
De-Junk Your Trunk. Driving around with excess cargo isn’t just stressful when you’re trying to find space for all your groceries — it can be a drain on your fuel efficiency as well. Now’s the time to take out all that extra gear you left in the trunk or storage area over the wintertime.
Wax On and On and On. Waxing has short- and long-term benefits. In the short-term, you’re turning heads with a shiny, sleek vehicle. In the long-term, you’re protecting your vehicle’s paint job, which is the first thing a potential buyer will notice.
Replace Wipers. Wiper blades earn their retirement during the long winter spent combating snow, sleet, ice, and everything else West Virginia’s weather wants to throw at them. Get new ones and increase your visibility during the next downpour.
For all your spring maintenance needs, stop into Mountaineer Mitsubishi and we’ll make sure you’re all squared away.
When you live in a place like West Virginia, you can bet you’ll be driving through plenty of snow and road salt in the wintertime. It might seem silly to wash your car in winter, but it’s actually one of the most important steps to protect your car from road salt and the rust that it can cause.
In order to remove road salt from your car as
efficiently as possible, you should wash your car after every major snow or ice
storm. Be sure to spray the undercarriage, where snow, ice, and road salt can
build up and cause corrosion. Try to wash your car during the day, or whenever
it’s over 40 degrees, so that it can dry before temperatures drop below
freezing. After you have washed your car, open and close all doors in order to
prevent locks and latches from freezing shut.
Your Car Twice a Year
You can take an extra step towards protecting
your car from road salt by applying wax twice a year. Wax offers a protective
layer that keeps debris and road salt from chipping the paint, which is part of
what can cause corrosive damage to a vehicle.
To keep your vehicle in tip-top shape year round, count on Mountaineer Mitsubishi for all your maintenance and service needs.
Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, and that means you’ll need to start making plans! If you or your partner are car-lovers, we have some perfect ideas for how to spend Valentine’s Day.
Car-themed gaming night or movie marathon
If your significant other loves the thrill of racing, get
them the latest racing title available for their console or PC and a steering
wheel controller setup. Then, spend your Valentine’s Day together racing one
another or trying to grab the top lap time. You can even incentivize by having
the loser pay for your nice dinner out.
If you want something a bit more chill, line up an evening’s
worth of your favorite car-themed movies. From classics like Bullitt and The French Connection to today’s Fast and Furious franchise, there’ll be plenty of action to go
Take a daytrip
If there’s no place you’d rather be than in your car, then use Valentine’s Day as an excuse for a daytrip. There are tons of attractions within a couple hours of Beckley that would be perfect date ideas, from the Lost World Caverns to the Appalachian Distillery.
Find your perfect (automobile) match
If you’re looking for a new car, why not look on Valentine’s Day? Come down to Mountaineer Mitsubishi to take a test drive and find your perfect fit. We’ve got everything from the affordable and stylish Mirage to the fun-to-drive Eclipse Cross.