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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.

Have a Happy Fourth of July in Rahway

Fourth of July

Can you hear hot dogs sizzling on a coal-burning grill? Firecrackers popping from the front yard? The horns of classic cars honking in the early morning parade? You must have drifted off to one of those fond memories of a happy Fourth of July in Rahway, New Jersey.

The hometown of Bell Mitsubishi really comes to life on Independence Day every year, with community events, sunny weather, and an out-of-this-world fireworks display to round things off. This Fourth of July in Rahway, be sure to knock these delightful events and activities off your to-do list:

  • Pick up some farm-fresh strawberries, blueberries, and cream from Rahway Farm market to make a delicious American flag fruit parfait.
  • Drop your jaw at a spectacular fireworks display, featured in the New Jersey Leisure Guide’s list of best fireworks shows in the state. You can enjoy the bangs and whistles from City Hall on Tuesday, July 3rd. The show starts promptly at dusk, so get there early with your folding chairs and blankets to snag a great spot. In case of rain, a make-up fireworks show will occur on July 5th.
  • Pack up your towels, swimsuits, and plenty of sunscreen and head to Rahway River Park for some good old fashioned fun in the sun. Rahway River Park features an indoor and outdoor pool, baseball diamonds, a pitch for soccer and football, picnic facilities, and a playground — all you need for the perfect July 4th!

From all of us here at Bell Mitsubishi, we hope you have a happy Fourth of July!

Forbes Names Mitsubishi One of the Best Employers of 2018

Mitsubishi Motors logo

At Bell Mitsubishi, we know that a great business requires more than just exceptional products. After all, every new Mitsubishi innovation — such as the 2018 Outlander PHEV or the award-winning 2018 Eclipse Cross — is the result of a vast, passionate team of real people. Given Mitsubishi’s recent success, it comes as no surprise that Forbes recently named Mitsubishi one of the best employers of 2018 on their prestigious Best Employers List.

 

In generating their yearly list, Forbes collaborates with online research firm Statista and samples feedback from more than 30,000 U.S. employees working in the United States. In this way, Forbes’ List is based on information provided by the actual employees, rather than abstract statistics and dollar amounts.

 

Responding to being awarded a top spot on the list, Fred Diaz, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors North America, said, “Being recognized by Forbes is a great honor and validation to our commitment to provide a working environment that is supportive, diverse, and dynamic.”

 

The Forbes’ list comes at an especially exciting time for Mitsubishi, as it is also the fastest growing non-luxury auto brand in the U.S. as of 2017. There’s no doubt that this momentum has a lot to do with the launch of the popular 2018 Eclipse Cross and 2018 Outlander PHEV, as well as the dedicated teams behind these vehicles.

 

To look at the Mitsubishi lineup, come into Bell Mitsubishi today and support the top employer in the automotive industry.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Outlander Win “Best 5 All-Around Performance” Award

Outlander PHEV

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Outlander prove once and for all that incredible SUV capability and ground-breaking fuel efficiency really can go hand-in-hand. We’re not the only ones who have noticed this, either. Recently, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Outlander received the “Best 5 All-around Performance” award from the Automotive Science Group in their 2018 Automotive Performance Index™ study.

 

The 2018 Outlander PHEV and Outlander were up against 372 competing models in the diverse SUV segment. However, due to its exceptional combination of performance, efficiency, and value, the Outlander platform easily won a top spot on the prestigious list. In fact, the Automotive Science Group concluded that the Outlander platform outperformed the average SUV by a staggering 22%.

 

The 2018 Outlander PHEV is capable of a 22-mile all-electric driving range and offers an EPA-estimated 74 mpg-e, while still delivering the versatility and capability of a crossover. The larger 2018 Outlander manages an EPA-estimated 30 mpg highway, an exceptional rating for a gasoline SUV.*

 

The Automotive Science Group is a data-oriented automotive research group interested in the intersection of automotive performance and eco-friendly technologies. The “Best 5 All-Around Performance” award is given yearly to the top five vehicles in each class, with a focus on environmental and economic performance.

 

Come into Bell Mitsubishi to see for yourself exactly why the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Outlander earned such a prestigious award.

 

*EPA mileage estimate. Actual mileage will vary.

May and June Events in Rahway, NJ

Rahway, NJ

Rahway is a great place to live or visit. A mere 40-minute drive to New York City, Rahway offers plenty of events to attend year-round. Check out some of these May and June events in Rahway that are worth putting on your calendar.

NYC Vegetarian Food Festival 2018

This year’s NYC Vegetarian Food Festival 2018 is hosted by US Veg Corp and takes place at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York. The eighth annual event includes cooking demonstrations by chefs, kids’ activities, and vegetarian products. With more than 100 vendors and 40 speakers, the convention offers plenty to see and explore, even if you aren’t a vegetarian. Admission runs between $30 and $75 per person. The event takes place on May 19th and 20th.

Ready Set Glow 5k Race

This year’s Ready Set Glow 5k Race takes place on May 24th at Rahway City Hall. More than 1,000 runners coming from eight different states are expected to participate in the race. Participants are encouraged to get creative and wear light-up costumes. Those who choose flex their legs and run this race will receive a shirt and medal.

Relay For Life of Rahway

Relay for Life of Rahway takes place on June 2nd this year. Everyone is invited to this free event to walk in honor of cancer survivors, those who lost their battle, and the caregivers who sacrifice their time to care for those in need. This free event takes place at Rahway River Park Stadium from 11am to 11pm.

If you’re in the Rahway neighborhood for any of these upcoming events, pay a visit to Bell Mitsubishi to see the latest models and take a test drive.

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