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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander’s Technology

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander’s Technology
There is no denying how much we use technology every single day. Odds are, you probably use your smartphone as an alarm, meaning it is the first thing you see every morning. Technology also plays a big role in the automotive industry, with cars getting smarter and more connected each year.

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander has a host of advanced available technology to make your driving easier, pleasanter, and safer. Every Outlander comes standard with Bluetooth® connectivity, a rearview camera, a 6.1-inch touchscreen display, a CD player, and a USB port.

With the available Smartphone Link Display Audio system, you get an upgraded seven-inch touchscreen that includes both Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™. These features let you use certain apps like Google Maps, Apple Music, and Siri via the Outlander’s touchscreen.

Technology that you will really want is the available advanced safety features that function as an extra set of eyes to keep you and your passengers protected. These features include Adaptive Cruise Control, a 360-degree camera system, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Warning, Len Change Assist, Lane Departure Warning, and Forward Collision Mitigation.

Come experience all the available technology perks in the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander by stopping by Bell Mitsubishi today for a test drive.

The 2018 Mirage G4 Design: What’s New?

2018 Mirage G4 design

The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 makes quite a statement. This compact sedan comes with a refined exterior, comfortable interior, and great pricing. Though it’s been on the market for a few years, there are some notable additions to the 2018 Mirage G4 design that drivers and reviewers just can’t stop talking about.

According to Business Wire, one of the most notable upgrades for the 2018 model year is the seven-inch display audio unit that comes with Bluetooth® connectivity, audio streaming, and a rearview camera. Standard on the ES trim, this intelligent infotainment system keeps passengers occupied while also keeping the driver up to date.

Don Swearingen, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Mitsubishi Motors North America, articulates the brand’s pride in this new model: “Coming out of the Mirage G4’s first year on the market, we’re pleased to see the sedan variation resonating well among consumers. Offering impressive fuel economy and the same affordability and practical appeal of the Mirage hatchback in the form of a 4-door sedan, the Mirage G4 has bolstered the Mirage lineup.”

The Mirage G4 also comes with a few other additions, such as a center console USB port, steering wheel audio controls, and 15-inch alloy wheels. Plus, with up to 41 mpg highway, the new Mirage G4 will save you money at the pump.* Visit Bell Mitsubishi today to test drive the latest Mirage G4.

*EPA estimate only. Actual mileage may vary.

Fall Maintenance Tips: Autumn Car Care

Tire Service

Fall brings cool weather and stunning scenery. Regular maintenance can not only improve the resale value of your car, but also extend its life and prevent future breakdowns. Learn the best ways to take care of your car with these fall maintenance tips.

According to The Car Connection, it is crucial to check your tires and breaks. The cooler temperatures can lower the tire pressure in your car, increasing the risk of a blowout. While you’re at it, check for uneven wear and tear, bulging, and cracking in the rubber. These are all signs that you need new tires before winter.

Next, top off fluids; this includes coolant, wiper fluid, transmission fluid, brake fluid, and power steering fluid.  Most drivers realize their vehicle needs an oil change about every three months, but few people realize that they should top off other vehicle fluids this frequently.

Finally, check your lights. Proper visibility is a must in the fall, since there is typically lessdaylight than in the spring and summer. Have a friend help you check your taillights, headlights, blinker, reverse lights, and fog lights.

Stop by Bell Mitsubishi to have a professional technician service and inspect your vehicle to ensure that it’s ready for the fall.

Have Fun on Staten Island This Fall

Staten Island In Autumn

Staten Island is a great place to live and play. We get to enjoy the benefits of the big city, but with a smaller, more community-centered lifestyle. Now that summer is over, the weather will start to cool down and we will get to experience all that autumn has to offer. Here are a few ways to have fun on Staten Island this fall.

  • 1776 Peace Conference Celebration. Right after the Revolutionary War started, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Edward Rutledge met with British Admiral Lord Richard Howe on Staten Island to try to bring an early end to the war. However, the negotiations failed, and the rest is history. Celebrate the 241st anniversary of this event on September 9th at Conference House Park.
  • Von Thun Farms. Every weekend starting on September 23rd, you can visit Von Thun Farms for pumpkin picking, a corn maze, pick-your-own apples, hayrides, and more.
  • Staten Island Oktoberfest. On October 14th, the Staten Island Marine Corps League will host its annual Oktoberfest. There will be games, live music, food and drink for the whole family to enjoy.

What is your favorite way to celebrate fall on Staten Island? Here at Bell Mitsubishi, we love serving all of our friends and neighbors here on Staten Island during this season.

Affordable In-Car Technology in the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage

Modern drivers want modern features in their cars. However, if you are on a tight budget, you might discover that the technology you want is out of reach. This won’t happen if you choose the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage. It comes with cost-efficient in-car technology thanks to its low pricing and long list of standard features.

The base model comes equipped with a big seven-inch touchscreen system, Bluetooth connectivity, and a rearview camera. Higher trims add features like Apple CarPlayTM, Android AutoTM, navigation, and even a Rockford Fosgate® sound system.

Driving the Mirage is an efficient 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine. This engine is so efficient, that when paired with the continuously variable transmission (CVT), it delivers an EPA-estimated 37 mpg city and 43 mpg highway.* This makes it the most fuel-efficient, non-hybrid vehicle in the United States. Just image what you could do with all the money you save from buying a Mirage.

Another thing that makes the Mirage so much fun is its wide range of color options. Choose from hues such as Wine Red, Sunrise, Infrared, and Saphire Blue.

Want to see if the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage is the right car for you? Come try it out today at Bell Mitsubishi.

Our Favorite Features of the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

We’re sure you remember the Mitsubishi Eclipse, one of the world’s favorite vehicles for over 20 years, from its introduction in 1989 to its last release in 2012. This classic model has been rethought, reconstructed, and reinstated once again as a premium economical vehicle, only this time the Eclipse will take to the streets as a small SUV rather than a sports performance car.

There’s a lot to love about this vehicle, so let us walk you through some of our favorite features of the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Complete Redesign

You know how all SUVs and crossovers seem to look the same nowadays? Well, not any more. The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has a totally one-of-a-kind aesthetic, from its powerful, aggressive pose to a head-turning rear design. In a market drenched by the bland, the new Eclipse Cross is a delicious shock to the visual palate.

Attainable Performance

The brand-new Eclipse Cross might be leagues beyond the Eclipses of years gone by, but it carries on the grand tradition of its high-performing ancestors with a direct-injection 1.5-liter turbocharged I4 engine and standard continuously variable automatic transmission, all for the low price of $21,000*.

Hello to High-Tech

Some of the finest features of the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse can be found right inside the cabin with its cleanly-designed cockpit. A heads-up display, available Android AutoTM and Apple CarPlayTM, seven-inch touchscreen, 360-degree camera, and more make driving the new Eclipse Cross an absolute dream.

The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will be available to American drivers in early 2018. When it is released, come down to Bell Mitsubishi to test drive the new standard in small SUVs!

 

*No MSRP available. This is an estimated base MSRP for a 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Staten Island Museums — the Perfect Places for One More Summer Memory

Historic Richmond Town
Summer might be on its way out, but there is still plenty of time to load the kids into your trusty Mitsubishi and pay a visit to one of the many exceptional Staten Island museums. The many curiosity-inducing, family-friendly museums and historical centers are the perfect places to have some fun and get your kids back in the mood for learning before they head back to school.

Here are a few of our all-time favorite Staten Island attractions:

Fort Wadsworth

Located right in Tompkinsville, Fort Wadsworth is one of the oldest military forts in the United States. This daunting stronghold used to be impossible to enter (especially if you happened to be British in the 18th-century), but nowadays it’s easy to access: Fort Wadsworth has free admission and is open dawn to dusk.

Historic Richmond Town

This collection of 28 landmarked buildings lets kids and adults alike live like they’re back in the late 1600s, using 17th-century tools and exploring the oldest schoolhouse in America. Richmond Town is open from 1:00 to 5:00 pm, Wednesday to Sunday, with daily guided tours at 2:00 and 3:30 pm.

Staten Island Children’s Museum

Staten Island Children’s Museum is the ideal spot to let your kids run wild to explore and learn. With ultra-fun exhibits and activities, like a real fire truck, insect house, and a functioning foghorn to toot in the Sea of Boats, there’s zero chance of boredom here!

If you think you may need a new transporter to get your brood to-and-fro this school year, stop by Bell Mitsubishi today to see our wide selection of family-first vehicles!

Lancer Evolution Could Return as New Mitsubishi Crossover

Lancer evolution

It’s no surprise to the auto world that Mitsubishi has a few new SUVs and crossovers in the works; the company announced themselves that the brand would be taking a new, crossover-focused direction following the success of the Outlander. This announcement was swiftly followed by the discontinuation of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, a performance-focused variant of the Lancer nameplate. Now, however, rumors are flying that a new Mitsubishi crossover could revive the Evolution name.

The rumors sprung into existence following an interview with Mitsubishi’s chief operating officer Trevor Mann, who stated the company is currently considering the possibility of bringing a more performance-oriented vehicle back into the lineup. The kicker in his statement, however, was that the new performance flagship “doesn’t necessarily have to be a sedan.”

Interestingly, this vague announcement comes on the heels of the unveiling of Mitsubishi’s upcoming Eclipse Cross. The new crossover, which fills a segment between the Outlander and Outlander Sport, takes the “Eclipse” name from the sports coupe in Mitsubishi’s lineup in the 90s.

So, will we be getting a new Mitsubishi crossover that will carry on the “Evolution” name? That remains to be seen. But Mann has given us a few pieces of the puzzle, and, paired with Mitsubishi’s track record of resurrecting dead badging, we at Bell Mitsubishi have a theory or two of our own.

Outdoor Activities for Families on Staten Island

Staten Island

After you’ve gotten a month or so into summer, it can be hard to cook up ideas for outdoor activities for families. That’s why we at Bell Mitsubishi have a few suggestions for what to do around Staten Island.

Historical Homes and Architecture

The 267-acre Conference House Park is not only beautiful, but contains four historic buildings. Other attractions like Fort Wadsworth, the Alice Austen House, and the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum are sure to interest history buffs. New York City’s only historical village – Historic Richmond Town – is sure to delight you and your family with period costumes and an authentic cultural experience.

Staten Island Zoo

Who doesn’t love animals? Come see all sorts of critters at the local zoo, ranging from the cute and friendly to the unusual and dangerous. Plus, it can be educational for the little ones.

Biking and Hiking

Staten Island offers visitors and residents alike a variety of scenic, green spaces, preserved for your enjoyment. Many of the parks in the area have well-maintained trails on which you can hike or bike. Just remember to bring snacks!

Kayaking

A more unusual and unique way to explore the beautiful sights of Staten Island, kayaking can be fun for the whole family. Slather on some sunscreen, rent a kayak or two from a local rental shop, and head out for a peaceful day on the water.

Whether you’re exploring the local town or headed out into the wild, Staten Island provides plenty of outdoor activities for families.

Routine Summer Car Maintenance

The summer heat is rolling in which means you’re running out of time to take care of some crucial routine car maintenance! Ensuring your vehicle is properly maintained is important to enjoying summer, especially if you plan on taking any long road trips. Here are a few routine summer car maintenance items to take care of from us here at Bell Mitsubishi!

Oil

Oil lubricates, cools, and protects the engine, and effectively works to prevent a major breakdown and costly repair later in the vehicle’s lifespan. The extreme summer heat can result in thinning of your old oil, and that won’t end well, especially if you’re in the middle of a family road trip. Save yourself both time and money by getting an oil change before summer arrives!

Tires

Keeping your tires properly maintained will result in better fuel economy, a smoother ride, and a pretty penny in savings. Start by checking to see if you have enough tread on your tires for optimal traction on wet roads. Next, check the tire pressure and inflate (or deflate) to the manufacturer-suggested level. Finally, look for any abnormalities, like bulges. Don’t forget to rotate your tires!

Wipers

Heavy spring rains after winter’s ice likely did a number on your windshield wipers. Fortunately, a new set is cheap and easy to install. Simply check your owner’s manual for instructions. It only takes a few minutes!

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