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The Future of Mitsubishi: Introducing the e-Evolution Concept

The new Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept vehicle is turning heads after its recent reveal at the Los Angeles Auto Show. This all-electric high-performance model assembles on the crossover platform with a signature all-wheel control system and an electric powertrain. This model gives us a sign of what to expect from Mitsubishi in the near future.

According to Mitsubishi, the e-Evolution Concept has two high-torque motors, as well as a high-capacity battery system. Its 4WD system comes with a Dual Motor Active Yaw Control system, providing an ideal combination of power, capabilities, and fuel economy. With a new artificial intelligence system, the e-Evolution Concept can read road changes to adapt to conditions.

“The e-Evolution is far more than just an auto show concept vehicle. It is the embodiment of what Mitsubishi Motors will become, what we will stand for, and the type of vehicles we will bring to our customers in the very near future,” said Fred Diaz, president and CEO, MMNA. “The e-Evolution Concept has the performance DNA that Mitsubishi is known for, evolved for today’s savvy consumer in the form of an electrified CUV.”

Its striking exterior design includes a black grille and a Dynamic Shield design. This concept also features large air intakes to cool the brakes, unmatched aerodynamic contours, and an athletic look.

While we look forward to what Mitsubishi has in store, check out what we have on the lot here at Bell Mitsubishi.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Reviews Say the SUV is a Winner

The 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross reviews are rolling in. An aggressive stare and upscale interior at an affordable price make it a solid crossover choice for families on a tight budget. Reviewers agree that the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is one model you should not ignore.

The Focus Daily News notes that the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross exceeds expectations. A long list of features — including a convenient rear cargo light and leather upholstery — are hailed as welcome additions to the reasonably priced crossover. A full-color heads-up display provides the driver with vital data about the vehicle. While many might think such upscale features carry a hefty price tag, that is not the case with the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Motor Trend is so impressed with the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross that it was nominated for 2019 Motor Trend SUV of the Year. According to Motor Trend, its spacious second row and upscale materials make it an ideal model for families on a budget.

Sleek style netted the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross a glowing review from Digital Trends for its overall design and continued legacy of the Eclipse sports car. Smooth handling and a responsive engine made the crossover an exciting model to drive.

Now you can drive it, too. Learn why car critics are raving about the new 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross at Bell Mitsubishi.

Winter Wonderland Drives Near Rahway, New Jersey

Winter weather can create some scenic views you will not find any other time of year. Soft snow and a peaceful atmosphere can change any drive from thrilling to relaxing. Winter wonderland drives near Rahway allow you to make the most of the serenity of the season and take in the sights with your family.

State Route 49

State Route 49 is home to several scenic drives, but the Delaware Memorial Bridge and Delaware River steal the show. The bridge’s bright lights illuminate the river once the sun goes down. The light show, combined with the quiet setting of winter, create a wonderful sight to take in after dark. Drivers can also check out the peaceful winter grasslands of Supawna Meadows Wildlife Refuge along 49.

Pulaski Skyway

Stretching more than 3 miles from Newark to Jersey City, the Pulaski Skyway is a beautiful sight in any season, but it’s particularly impressive in the winter. Warehouses, power lines, and train tracks might not seem like the ideal scenery, but it all comes together when you view it from the bridge. At night, the bridge is home to city skylights that few other landmarks can match.

Palisades Interstate Parkway

The Palisades Interstate Parkway opened to the public in 1958. Rockefeller Lookout and Alpine Lookout offer some of the greatest views that New Jersey has to offer. Although the winter weather is far from a desirable time to picnic, drivers can still enjoy the open landscape with snowy scenery.

If you plan on heading out and enjoying the sights this winter, be sure to drive safely. For the added confidence of a vehicle with Super All-Wheel Control, stop in and see us at Bell Mitsubishi!

Best Places for a Christmas Lights Road Trip near Rahway

While Christmas may still be over a month away, we bet you have already seen a few people with Christmas decorations and lights already adorning their houses. To help you get in the holiday spirit, here are some of the best places to go for a Christmas lights road trip near Rahway.

Cranbury Christmas Lights

The Shaw family’s home in Cranbury is illuminated with 120,000 lights all synchronized to Christmas music. It is free to watch the light show; however, the Shaws do encourage a donation to the local food bank. You can also secure a VIP spot to watch the lights from when you make a donation of $100. The lights usually run 6-9 p.m. every night between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The address for the house is 128 North Main St.

T&A Sprinklers Light Show

With over 200,000 lights, the T&A Sprinklers Light Show in Old Bridge is a joy to watch. The lights are set to music and are free to watch. The lights start after Thanksgiving and run through New Year’s. You can see the lights at 18 Central Ave.

Edison Light Show

Head to Edison and eat at Charlie Brown’s restaurant. Right across the street, a beautiful home at 225 Plainfield Ave. goes all out with thousands of lights that sync with the music.

If you’re in need of a new family-hauler to travel to and from these festive events, stop by Bell Mitsubishi! We’ll match you with the right vehicle to suit your preferences and lifestyle.

Four Great Things about the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

For a long time, hybrid technology has been relegated to small hatchbacks and sedans. However, the industry is starting to adapt and add these features to larger, more attractive models, for example the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. If you don’t know much about it, here are a few great things about the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

New Option for Buyers

Before the Outlander PHEV, if you wanted a hybrid crossover, you would need to spend a small fortune and buy a luxury brand.

Driving Range

The Outlander PHEV is more than just a hybrid. It is a plug-in hybrid and can drive using electric power alone. When fully charged with a full tank of gas, it offers an estimated electric range of 22 miles and a total range of 310 miles.

B-Mode Driving

The Outlander PHEV is equipped with paddle shifters that work with a battery regeneration system. The driver can select the resistance level between 0 and 5, with 5 being the strongest. With the highest resistance, the paddle shifters alone can almost bring the vehicle to a complete stop.

Cargo Space

If you need more cargo space than what a hatchback can offer, the Outlander PHEV comes with 30.4 cubic feet behind the second row. Fold down the rear seats to take advantage of 62.8 cubic feet of volume.

 

Experience the 2018 Outlander PHEV for yourself when you stop by Bell Mitsubishi for a test drive.

Fall Driving Hazards: Kids, Water, and Glares

Though we typically think of winter when it comes to dangerous driving conditions, there are some important fall driving hazards you should know. There are environmental and social factors that make driving more dangerous this time of year. For instance, there’s less daylight, and schools are in session. Keep an eye out for these particularly dangerous autumn driving hazards.

Children

According to AARP, it’s especially important to watch out for children. When driving near schools, slow down and keep your eyes on the road. If there is a school bus, you must stop when it extends the “stop” arm to let children cross. If it’s trick-or-treat night, you should drive especially slowly.

Damp Roads

Watch out for damp roads. While sleet and ice are certainly dangerous, it is actually the small pools of water and moist roads that can be the slipperiest. Water mixes with oil on the road, creating a road slick that might not wash away if there isn’t enough rain.

Sun Glare

Be aware of sun glares affecting visibility. The sun sets earlier as autumn arrives, lingering closer to the horizon than it does in summer months. Get a pair of sunglasses and clean your windshield regularly—dirt streaks only make glares worse.

We at Bell Mitsubishi wish you and your family a safe, fun fall season.

Spooky and Fun Halloween Events near Rahway, NJ

Looking for fun Halloween events near Rahway? There is a lot to do in the area, from scary haunted houses to pumpkin picking. Halloween is a great time to get out of the house, keeping the kids entertained or going on a romantic date — there’s nothing better than crisp autumn air and a few good scares.

According to New Jersey Haunted Houses, there are a wide range of haunted farms, houses, and mazes in the region. For instance, there’s a child-friendly haunted house in East Hanover, adventure rooms in Montclair, and a Halloween party with DJ Camilo in Elizabeth. You might also take a trip to Passaic to visit the famous Brighton Asylum — a truly scary haunted house.

Looking for something closer to home? There’s a Harvest Festival on Staten Island at the Gateway Church from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 31. There’s also a trick-or-treating event with scarecrow contest in New Providence on Nov. 2.

Looking for parades and costume contests? Check out the Fanwood Halloween Parade. Taking place at the Le Grande Park on the evening of Oct. 31, this event lets you participate for the best costume or watch the parade procession. The parade will arrive at La Grande Park around 6:30 p.m., which is also where you can participate in the jack-o-lantern contest.

There is plenty to do this month in the Rahway area, so we at Bell Mitsubishi suggest you get outside and enjoy the autumn festivities.

Mitsubishi Supports the Asher House to Help Dogs Find Homes

Striving to better the world is something every company should do. It should come as no surprise that Mitsubishi supports The Asher House so it can help more dogs find the homes they deserve. Mitsubishi donated a brand new 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross crossover to help Lee Asher and his team on their mission.

Asher first set out to help dogs find loving homes in 2017. He quit his job and raised enough money to purchase an RV. He travelled throughout the United States to hold adoption events and help shelters however he could. It’s his ambition that inspired Mitsubishi Motors to support his cause with a new Eclipse Cross.

“Lee started with a passion when he created The Asher House and it has become a movement to help raise awareness for rescue animals and shelters across the country; Asher’s bold decision to take action on his ambition is admirable and we’re privileged to be able to help support his mission,” said Mark Chaffin, COO of Mitsubishi Motors North America.

Since beginning his journey, Asher has helped 146 dogs find homes with loving owners. Mitsubishi Motors remains committed to assisting The Asher House by supporting local rescue events and gatherings. Asher plans on using the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross to travel the country with his team and dogs.

We at Bell Mitsubishi are happy to see our brand supporting a worthwhile cause. If you’d like to support The Asher House too, visit the website.

Mitsubishi Mirage Crossover Could Be Coming in 2020

The Mitsubishi Mirage is a fuel-efficient five-door hatchback designed for those with active lifestyles. This affordable car is ideal for college students, budget-conscious buyers, and those who simply want a car that meets their needs. If you’ve been considering the Mirage, take note: the 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage may be getting a little bigger and better.

Sales of the Outlander and Outlander Sport are going strong, and Mitsubishi is changing its lineup to meet customer demands. In doing so, the automaker is decreasing sedan offerings and increasing its crossover lineup. The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is the latest crossover to join the brand, and it’s selling well.

Recent rumors are that the Mitsubishi Mirage might be transitioning from a small hatchback to a subcompact crossover, like the Eclipse did. Response, a Japanese publication, revealed that Mitsubishi is working on introducing a brand-new crossover that could be replacing the existing Mirage. The next-generation crossover could arrive as soon as 2020.

If this is the case, the 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage will grow in size, offering more room for drivers with active lifestyles. The upcoming crossover will likely keep the same name and offer improved performance and capability.

While Mitsubishi hasn’t confirmed the news, it isn’t out of the question that the popular Mirage hatchback could grow in order to appeal to a wider demographic. If this change is coming, we at Bell Mitsubishi would be excited to have the redesigned Mitsubishi Mirage crossover on our lot.

New Mitsubishi Marketing Campaign Features Rapper Harry Mack

One of Mitsubishi’s latest vehicles — the Eclipse Cross — is getting a fun and contemporary marketing campaign. The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross was designed to be sporty, sleek, and appealing to a young demographic, and Mitsubishi extended this feeling to the vehicle’s video ads. Called the “Harry Mack Freestyle Test Drives,” the new marketing campaign features rapper Harry Mack as he delivers information about the Eclipse Cross by freestyling.

When asked about the collaboration, Harry Mack commented, “The idea of applying my freestyle skills to the test-drive concept appealed to me right away,” citing that he felt the campaign challenged him creatively.

In addition to appealing to a younger demographic and taking advantage of the Eclipse Cross’s fun reputation, Mitsubishi believes that Harry Mack’s freestyle rapping will be catchy enough to stick in television viewers’ heads — which will, in turn, keep them thinking about the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

The ad campaign featuring rapper Harry Mack happens to coincide with Mitsubishi’s Summer Season Pass Sales Event, which offers potential customers incentives when they purchase the Mitsubishi vehicle that best suits their lifestyle and needs. The deal includes Mitsubishi’s award-winning crossover lineup, such as the Outlander, Outlander Sport, and the all-new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross featured in the marketing campaign.

Stop by Bell Mitsubishi today to test-drive the 2018 Eclipse Cross and see for yourself what Harry Mack is rapping about.

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