Relaxing in the summer sun is one way to spend the warm summer days. Catching up on reading is another way to enjoy the warmest months of the year. Whether you’re an avid reader or just looking for a good book, there’s plenty out there for you to enjoy. We at Mountaineer Mitsubishi have a few great summer reads to suggest that you certainly shouldn’t pass up this summer.
Written by Jill Eisenstadt, From Rockaway follows the story of a group of friends who recently graduated high school. The main character, Alex, travels away from her home town of “Rotaway” thanks to a college scholarship. Her friends and ex, on the other hand, enter the workforce and drink the nights away. Sooner or later, they have to reunite.
Everyone Brave is Forgiven
This novel by Chris Cleave tells the tale of an 18-year old working to do her part to support the WWII war effort at home. She soon finds herself caught in the center of a love triangle. In the end, she must face love and war head-on.
Antonia Hayes’ book follows 12-year-old Ethan, a boy with a knack for physics. He soon finds himself hospitalized. Soon enough, his mother and father reunite to take on the events that separated the family in the first place.
The crossover segment is booming, and drivers are itching for sporty, efficient models that look good while remaining functional. The all-new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is one crossover that enthusiasts and drivers alike are eagerly anticipating. From the sleek design to streamlined technology, the new Eclipse Cross is bound to redefine the crossover segment in one fell swoop.
Based on the XR-PHEV and XR-PHEV II concepts from a few years back, the crossover brings a coupe-like profile with aggressive curves and an athletic stance. The grille and headlight look similar to other Mitsubishi models. Unique C-shaped lights are split in the rear window by a body-colored bar. The upcoming crossover bears some stylish similarity to the original Mitsubishi Eclipse sports car.
The crossover comes with a standard touchpad controller, head-up display, a center-touchscreen, smartphone integration software, and much more. Under the hood lies a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Drivers can upgrade to an available 2.2-liter turbodiesel engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will also come with standard all-wheel drive.
In terms of size, the upcoming Eclipse Cross is similar to the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.
Check back frequently for updates as more information about the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is revealed. We at Mountaineer Mitsubishi can’t wait!
The Automotive Science Group, also referred to as ASG, is an organization dedicated to analyzing data received from the environmental policy consultancy Eco-innovations, LLC. Based on the data received, ASG has concluded that the winner of two 2017 awards—the titles of “Best All-Around Performance” and “Best Economic Performance Car of 2017”—is Mitsubishi Motors. The company also honored models in Mitsubishi’s lineup with awards of their own.
The title of “Best All-Around Performance” is given to the automotive brand whose lineup demonstrates the best performance in terms of environmental, social, and economic standards. Out of all conventionally-powered vehicles made in 2017, Mitsubishi’s lineup was the most environmentally-friendly. Additionally, both the Outlander and Outlander Sport won ASG’s “Best All-Around Performance” awards for individual vehicles, as well as being top performers in their respective classes.
When it comes to ensuring these vehicles deliver the kinds of comfort, performance, and practicality modern drivers expect without compromising efficiency and what’s good for the environments, Mitsubishi Motors conducts ground-breaking research that’s implemented in its lineup. The Automotive Science Group recognized this and chose to award Mitsubishi with a number of honors for its efforts.
If you’d like to see Mitsubishi’s award-winning lineup up close, come to our dealership here at Mountaineer Mitsubishi.
When you’ve been around for a century, you learn a few things. Like that success doesn’t always come easily, and life is full of high and low points. But with a little hard work and perseverance, you can always turn things around.
Wisdom like that serves as inspiration as Mitsubishi plans for the future. The automaker, who turns 100 this year, has had its struggles over the last decade. It went through a low point in 2009 where sales were down to 53,986 units. But what’s a single decade compared to a whole century? Since then, Mitsubishi has been making a comeback, now with four consecutive years of increased sales.
The company’s recent alliance with Nissan will influence its future, no doubt. But it’s Mitsubishi’s CUVs that are really going to lead the manufacturer away from hard times. The Mitsubishi Outlander and the smaller Outlander Sport have retained excellent standing in the automotive market. And come 2018, they’re getting a fresh redesign.
The new models will boast new, edgy design plus excellent AWD systems and loads of features for the money. These new principles are what Mitsubishi expects will continue to increase their sales. That, plus the new middle-sized CUV that will come out in 2018 as well. The new CUV is to feature a turbocharged engine and the latest in technology and safety, also for an irresistible price. For Mitsubishi, the best is yet to come.
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Mitsubishi has electrified the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show in a big way. The Japanese carmaker has showcased the Mitsubishi eX Concept, a compact SUV that utilizes the brand’s next-generation electric vehicle system. This concept car offers a look into the Mitsubishi brand future, thanks to its innovative technologies and new style.
“We have a very exciting plan to take Mitsubishi Motors to the next level, and that plan is through crossovers and electrified vehicles,” said Don Swearingen, chief operating officer for Mitsubishi Motors North America. “The eX Concept redefines the future of the compact SUV and is representative of the company’s design direction, both inside and out. With nearly 50 years’ experience of automotive electrification technology, we have the expertise and know-how to pioneer a new future with next-generation electric vehicles.”
On the exterior, the eX hints at a sportier Mitsubishi brand future. It has elegance and style thanks to the newest interpretation of the Japanese carmaker’s Dynamic Shield front design. This sporty look hints at the concept car’s athletic powertrain, which is capable of achieving 248.5 miles of range.
The eX combines Mitsubishi’s innovative electric-powered technologies with an all-wheel-drive system to create a practical, fuel-efficient mode of transportation. It also offers automated driving, connected car interfacing, and a multitude of active safety technologies that make this crossover one of the most advanced yet.
If you like the styling of the eX Concept, make sure you stop in to Mountaineer Mitsubishi to see what other design cues the brand has to offer.
Thanksgiving is the most traffic-heavy holiday of the entire year, partly because it isn’t a big vacation holiday like Christmas so everyone is out on the day of. Thanksgiving driving means major road congestion in addition to potentially slick roads, a car full of precariously packed food, and the usual holiday stress, so follow these tips for a safer drive.
Distraction is the enemy of safe driving, especially on busy roads. If you need directions to where you’re going, have a passenger navigate or put your GPS in clear view so you don’t have to look away from the road to check the directions. And seriously, do not text.
Don’t let holiday frustration get the best of you. Easier said than done, sure, but heavy traffic is not where you want to get impatient and make a stupid mistake. Getting somewhere on time is never as important as getting there alive.
Unfortunately, when you’re driving on a holiday, other drivers will be just as frustrated and distracted and impatient, so you have to account for their actions even more than you usually do. Be extra vigilant at intersections and exits where you could get cut off.
Otherwise, drive slowly, be cautious, and brake and accelerate gradually, and you’ll have a much safer trip!
Mitsubishi recently showcased the new Mitsubishi GT PHEV Concept at the Paris Motor Show. This advanced model is designed reshape the industry with its intelligent alternative-energy powertrain and modern styling. In essence, the new GT PHEV Concept is setting new standards for green technologies.
The Mitsubishi GT PHEV has a futuristic and modern exterior design. A “dynamic shield” grille makes a bold statement, covering a large portion of the front end. Thin headlights are aggressive and sharp, accentuating the sloping contours of this aerodynamic model. The interior is wrapped in subdued red leather, according to Green Car Reports, adding sophistication without overwhelming drivers and passengers.
Under the hood of the new GT PHEV is a 2.5-liter gasoline engine that is paired with three separate electric motors. One motor pairs with the engine to power the front wheels, while the other two motors are used for the rear wheels. This gives the PHEV a truly one-of-a-kind all-wheel drive design. The 25 kWh battery pack gives you enough storage for up to 75 miles of all-electric range. There is no word yet on total range or MPGe.
Mitsubishi has been working on multiple PHEV SUV designs over the years, which means the new GT Concept has some great new features and refined systems. There is no word yet as to when, or if, the new model will hit the market. Nevertheless, this green SUV shows what the company would like to do it the near future.
Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly popular not only in America but also around the world, due to their incredible ability to skip gasoline altogether, saving drivers money and lowering their environmental impact.
So it comes as no surprise that Mitsubishi – environmentally conscious as they are – may be working on a new EV, which would reportedly be an all-electric compact crossover, potentially capable of a 250-mile range.
This means that the Mitsubishi crossover EV could travel for a full 250 miles on one, full electric charge, without ever having to stop for gasoline. And with today’s charging technology, we have to guess that it won’t take long at all for the vehicle to charge.
Mitsubishi CEO Osamu Masuko brought up the car in a recent interview, where he said that it would hit the road within the next four years. We’re hoping to see it soon rather than later!
There’s no telling what the model would be like, outside of its electric capabilities, but many are guessing that it could be based on the Mitsubishi eX concept that was revealed last year.
For more information about what Mitsubishi is working on or to check out a current Mitsubishi model, contact us or visit us anytime at Mountaineer Mitsubishi.
Is your car ready for the cold weather this year?
It may seem like summer has only just ended, but cold, potentially hazardous weather will be upon us soon, creating dangerous driving conditions. Luckily, there are simple steps you can take to make sure that your car is ready:
- Make sure that your current tires are in excellent condition, and consider replacing them with snow tires, if appropriate.
- Replace any emergency supplies in your car that were used, and add both a blanket and some warm weather gear to your trunk.
- Check to make sure that you have enough antifreeze, and test that your heater is working ahead of time, before it gets too cold.
- Consider getting some windshield wiper fluid that is designed for winter weather, or at least make sure you have enough regular fluid.
- Grab a quality ice scraper, some thick gloves, and small shovel and put them in you car, so you will be ready the very first time snow strikes.
- Lastly, make sure your oil is at the right level and clean, and perhaps even switch to winter-grade engine oil.
For more information on how to prepare your car for winter, or to start the season behind the wheel of something totally new, contact us or visit us anytime at Mountaineer Mitsubishi.