Mitsubishi Motors Wins Two Awards from Automotive Science Group

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

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.

 

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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Awarded Top Safety Pick+

Mitsubishi Outlander's Safety

If you’re looking for a great crossover with plenty of features, a long warranty, and excellent safety, be sure to take the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander out for a test drive. The Mitsubishi Outlander’s safety was recently recognized with a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The requirements for this award were tightened again this year and the Outlander met every criteria, including earning the top good rating in all five crash tests, a superior rating for front crash prevention, and an acceptable rating for its headlights.

What makes the Outlander’s rating so remarkable is its affordability. The base model has a starting price of only $23,495 and includes features like a driver’s knee airbag, Active Stability Control, anti-lock brakes, and more. To get active safety features, such as Forward Collision Mitigation, the SEL model is available for $29,495, one of the least expensive crossovers with this option.

“At Mitsubishi Motors we are committed to safety and providing the best value for our customers,” said Don Swearingen, executive vice president and chief operating officer, MMNA. “Competitively priced, the 2017 Outlander remains a leader in reliability and has expanded upon last year’s model enhancements with new advanced safety technologies.”

Stop by Mountaineer Mitsubishi today to see how the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander stands out.

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Affordable 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Named One of KBB’s 10 Best

Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com has honored the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander as one of their 10 Most Affordable Three-Row Vehicles of 2016, landing impressively at third place on the list, and cementing the vehicle’s spot as one of the best family-friendly models on the road.

 

To be eligible for the list, vehicles must be able to seat either seven or eight passengers, and all of the models are in a price range of $23,000 to $30,000.

 

Concerning the Outlander, Chief Operating Officer of MMNA Don Swearingen said, “Our objective was to provide consumers with a reliable, value-oriented vehicle that offers them the technology, safety and utility today’s families require”

 

And it’s clear that Mitsubishi has achieved just that with the latest Outlander, which has also been praised for its safety features, fuel efficiency, and versatility.

 

To learn more about the affordable 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander or to check one out in person, contact us or visit us anytime at Mountaineer Mitsubishi.

Affordable 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Crossover Arrives at Dealer Lots

Mitsubishi has achieved success this past year largely due to the release of its wildly popular Outlander nameplate. The Mitsubishi Outlander crossover, particularly the Sport variant, brought in a lot of sales growth for the company in 2015 due to the vehicle’s drastic makeover that featured over 100 improvements, making the Outlander more comfortable, powerful, safe, convenient, and durable than ever before. Now the company continues the trend of quality by rolling out the 2016 Outlander at dealerships, including here at Mountaineer Mitsubishi.

 

The new 2016 model is even cheaper than the previous year model, despite offering a larger amount of standard features and new upgrades. At $22,995 for the entry level ES trim in front-wheel drive, not only is the Outlander $200 cheaper than its previous iteration, but it’s also one of the least expensive crossovers in its segment. All-wheel drive and high trim levels are slightly more expensive, with the AWD GT model coming out to $30,995 – still an excellent deal, all things considered.

 

The Mitsubishi Outlander crossover also features Mitsubishi’s new dynamic design language “Dynamic Shield,” giving the new Outlander a fresher look, smoother driving experience, and more advanced safety features. The 2016 Outlander was revealed initially at the 2015 New York International Auto Show, raising anticipation for the new model year.

Mitsubishi Outlander crossover

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Another 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Reveal in Frankfurt Precedes Release

The updated 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV was on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September – though the model had already been revealed elsewhere. Regardless, spectators were able to check out the new vehicle, which has received some serious cosmetic upgrades.  The main exterior difference between the 2016 Outlander and its predecessor is a totally redesigned front fascia, giving the vehicle a bold, aggressive look that counters the rest of its roundness. As for the actual driving, the new Outlander is said to offer significantly better handling, while producing much less noise and fewer vibrations. And of course, the 2016 PHEV model is more fuel-efficient than ever.  The 2016 Outlander PHEV will hit dealerships sometime in the next year, so if you’re interested in getting behind the wheel of one, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at Mountaineer Mitsubishi.  What did you think of the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander reveal? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

The updated 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV was on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September – though the model had already been revealed elsewhere. Regardless, spectators were able to check out the new vehicle, which has received some serious cosmetic upgrades.

 

The main exterior difference between the 2016 Outlander and its predecessor is a totally redesigned front fascia, giving the vehicle a bold, aggressive look that counters the rest of its roundness. As for the actual driving, the new Outlander is said to offer significantly better handling, while producing much less noise and fewer vibrations. And of course, the 2016 PHEV model is more fuel-efficient than ever.

 

The 2016 Outlander PHEV will hit dealerships sometime in the next year, so if you’re interested in getting behind the wheel of one, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at Mountaineer Mitsubishi.

 

What did you think of the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander reveal? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

 

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Mitsubishi Sales Increase for 16th Month Year-Over Year

Executives must have sat back and smiled at the end of July as they saw yet another Mitsubishi sales increase in North America – the 16th consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases. In June, Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. reported that it had sold 7,963 units, 32.3% more than the year before.

This puts sales for the first half of the year up by 24.9% over the strong performance last year.

“The first half of last year was pretty incredible for Mitsubishi Motors,” said Don Swearingen, executive vice president of MMNA. “And this year our January through June sales are even stronger, up 24.9% for the year. We expect this pace to continue as the new 2016 Outlander starts to roll into dealerships.”

The 2016 Outlander, set to appear later this year, has been completely redesigned, filled with upgrades, and, miraculously, will cost less the current generation Outlander. The new Outlander will also be the first vehicle to feature Mitsubishi’s new design language. Be sure to come by Mountaineer Mitsubishi to check it out.

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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander on Top of Cars.com’s List of Most Affordable Three-Row Crossovers

Just over a month after the pricing of the redesigned Outlander was announced, Mitsubishi has more news on the new model: due to the lowered MSRP and great value, Cars.com placed the 2016 Mitsubishi on top of Cars.com’s list of most affordable three-row crossovers.

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander was redesigned from the 2015 model, adding over one hundred design and engineering improvements to create a more stylish, safer, and quieter SUV, all with an MSRP below the price of the 2015 Outlander.

“We designed the 2016 Outlander to be an unmatched value in its segment, so it’s no surprise to us that it leads the way on the Cars.com list of most affordable 3-row crossovers,” said Don Swearingen, MMNA Executive Vice President. “From its long list of features, to available advanced safety technologies and a new eye-catching design, the seven passenger Outlander is a leader in value and reliability.”

For more information about the Cars.com approved 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander, stop by Mountaineer Mitsubishi today!

Most Affordable Three-Row Crossovers

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Refreshed 2016 Outlander Will Show Its Face in New York

Get ready: Mitsubishi has announced it will unveil the refreshed 2016 Outlander at the upcoming 2015 New York Auto Show!

The reveal is expected to be a big one for multiple reasons. First, the Outlander consistently performs as the brand’s best-selling vehicle, and it’s a favorite here at Mountaineer Mitsubishi, so there’s no doubt a lot of people are anticipating the next one.

Second, the 2016 model comes with a new design that will represent “the new face of Mitsubishi Motors.” Early spy shots have hinted at changes for both the front and rear fascia, possibly in the vein of the Outlander PHEV Concept-S previously shown at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

There are also rumors that the restyled Outlander’s launch will coincide with the US debut of its plug-in hybrid counterpart. We guess we’ll just have to see about that! Remember to tune in to the New York Auto Show on April 2nd at 11:30 am ET!

refreshed 2016 Outlander

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Strong December Performance Leads to Impressive Annual Mitsubishi Sales

Annual Mitsubishi sales for 2014 ended with a strong December performance, as the automaker sold 6,545 vehicles, marking a 1.9% increase over December 2013 and the tenth consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases. That helped total sales for the year reach 77,643 units, a whopping 24.8% improvement over last year.

Highlights included the Outlander, Mirage, and Outlander Sport in particular. The latter experienced its best December ever, with 2,755 units sold and enjoyed a strong 24.5 percent overall sales increase for 2014 compared to last year. The Outlander was up 6.4 percent from 2013 while the Mirage continued its strong sales pace by yet again having over 1,000 units sold last month.

“As we move into 2015 we will start to introduce new versions of the Outlander with more refinement and power in what will be the first of a series of launches that will incorporate the brand’s new design language and vehicle packaging,” said Don Swearingen, executive VP.

We look forward to the New Year at Mountaineer Mitsubishi!

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Three Mitsubishi Models Named 2015 Top Safety Picks

Three 2015 Mitsubishi models have just been named 2015 Top Safety Picks or better by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, including the Outlander, Outlander Sport, and Lancer.

Both the Lancer and the Outlander Sport achieved the highest possible score of “Good” in most of the Institute’s crashworthiness evaluations—including moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint—as well as a score of “Acceptable” in the more difficult small overlap front crash test.

That was enough to get the coveted Top Safety Pick honors, but the Outlander went even one step further. It got a good rating in the small overlap front crash test and an advanced rating in frontal crash prevention thanks to its Forward Collision Mitigation technology, earning it the Top Safety Pick+ award!

“The Mitsubishi RISE safety body construction system is the perfect example of this kind of technology,” said Don Swearingen, executive VP at Mitsubishi. “In the event of an accident, energy is absorbed and deflected away from the occupant cell, which enhances passenger protection.”

At Mountaineer Mitsubishi, we’re proud to be selling some of the safest vehicles on the road!

2015 Top Safety Picks

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