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The Perks of Going All-Electric with the 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

We’re inching in on an all-electric era. Gas is becoming the way of the past, and there’s never been a better time than now to make the big EV leap. There are quite a few perks of going all-electric with any EV, but the perks of going all-electric with the 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV are seemingly endless.

The 2016 i-MiEV is one of America’s favorite electric cars, a title it earned by providing drivers across the country with simply reliable, highly efficient EVs. The i-MiEV gets an estimated 112 MPGe, which blows even the most fuel-efficient hybrid out of the water. If you really care about ultimate efficiency and reducing your emissions, there’s really no choice but the 2016 i-MiEV.

Some people are turned off from EVs because of charging procedure, but the i-MiEV keeps things simple with its Level 3 DC Quick-Charge Port. This lets you connect to the common CHAdeMO Level 3 public charger and charge your motor 80% in just 30 minutes.

Now’s the time to be electric!

perks of going all-electric

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Named an IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Crossovers and compact SUVs make up a drastically increasing part of today’s auto industry; so, when you see a stand-out in this crowded field, you know that vehicle’s doing something special. One of the day’s biggest and brightest stand-outs is none other than the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander thanks to its impeccable safety standards and impressive list of standard tech and drive features.

Recently, the Outlander earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ title, meaning that it scored a “Good” or better in all five crashworthiness categories (Small Overlap Front, Moderate Overlap Front, Side, Roof Strength, and Head Restraints & Seats) plus an “Advanced” or higher score in Front Crash Prevention. 2016 marks the third year in a row that the Outlander has scored the coveted badge of IIHS Top Safety Pick+.

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander also sports a variety of innovative features that further set it apart from its small SUV competitors. With its convenient folding 3-row seating, a standard Fuse Hands-Free Link system, and a totally customizable design, the Outlander is prepared to be the ideal vehicle for any driver.

IIHS Top Safety Pick+

1st Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition Raises $46,200 for MS Society

The first Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition produced for the United States was won in a 10-day long auction in Brooklyn, New York, with a bid of $46,200.

All proceeds will go toward the Pacific South Coast Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. “Through their sponsorship and unprecedented donation we will be able to contribute to MS research that is committed to stopping MS, restoring lost function and ending MS, while we ensure that people affected by multiple sclerosis are surrounded with the resources and support they need to move forward,” said Richard Israel, president of the organization.

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition that was won at the auction was the first of 1,600 that will be produced for the United States market, the final goodbye of a legendary sports sedan with a decade of history behind it.

The Final Edition is doing the Evo justice. Each model will feature a unique numbered plaque, lightweight two-piece Brembo brake rotors, Bilstein shocks, Mitsu’s patented Super All-Wheel Control system, and the regular turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0-liter engine, tuned up to produce extra horsepower. It’ll be sorely missed at Bell Mitsubishi.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+

The redesigned 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander seven-passenger crossover has been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ when equipped with Forward Collision Mitigation.

This is the third consecutive time the Outlander has received the award. It packs numerous standard safety features, including seven airbags, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Active Stability Control with Traction Control Logic, and Anti-lock braking system with Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist.

It also offers advanced safety features like Forward Collision Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control, which keep occupants safe by preventing accidents from occurring in the first place. This had made it very popular among families at Bell Mitsubishi.

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander earned the Top Safety Pick+ award by receiving the highest-possible safety ratings in all five of the IIHS’s major crashworthiness tests and receiving an “Advanced” score for front crash prevention.

“With over 100 improvements from the previous model year, the 2016 Outlander truly serves as an ambassador for the brand’s dedication to superior safety and reliability,” said Don Swearingen, executive VP.

IIHS Top Safety Pick+

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage’s Updates Aim to Please

Dormant since 2003, the Mitsubishi Mirage was all but dead – until the automaker revived the nameplate for 2014. Making its stake in the no-frills, simple, yet reliable subcompact segment, the Mirage is an affordable option for budget-conscious shoppers. Now, Mitsubishi has revealed that the Mirage will see some seriously worthwhile updates for 2017.

According to CheatSheet.com, the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage’s updates include an exterior facelift that ditches the “jellybean” shape of the outgoing model; adds a redesigned instrument panel, dash, and steering wheel; new seats; and an optional upgraded 300-watt Rockford Fosgate stereo system. The 2017 Mirage will also be the first Mitsubishi to come standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Under the hood, we can expect to see Mirage’s 1.2 liter inline-three, which will get a power boost (up to 78 horsepower). Additionally, Mitsubishi has revealed that the Mirage will benefit from bigger brakes and a re-tuned suspension, making it more fun to drive than ever before.

Stay tuned, and check back in with the Bell Mitsubishi Blog often for more updates as they become available!

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage’s Updates

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In U.S. Launch Date Scheduled for Next Year

We’ve all been patiently (or not-so patiently) awaiting the arrival of the much-anticipated Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In. Now, after earning impressive sales in the UK and Europe, it might finally be our turn to get our hands on the incredibly efficient and capable Outlander Plug-In. Better late than never, right?

According to reports, the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In U.S. launch date is scheduled for mid-year, possibly as early as May of 2016.

According to Automotive News, Mitsubishi CEO Osamu Masuko has made it clear that the automaker will focus its resources on a “more compact” lineup following the closing of its only U.S. assembly plant. Mitsubishi will focus on the U.S. availability of the Outlander Plug-In in 2016, along with several new models, including a new small coupe-styled crossover (late 2017), a redesigned Outlander (after 2017), and a next-generation Outlander Sport (possibly for 2019).

“We are strong in SUVs and four-wheel drives. And that is what we would like to focus on as core models in the U.S. market. We have changed direction,” Masuko said to autonews.com. “We are going to allocate more resources to the areas where we are strong in the U.S.”

Look for the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In to be available at Bell Mitsubishi and dealerships nationwide next year!

Congratulations! The 2016 Outlander Scores Two Major Awards

Outlander owners have always known that the crossover is an amazing vehicle, but thanks to the two major awards recently earned by the 2016 Outlander, the rest of the driving world is getting to know the facts, too.

First, none other than Kelley Blue Book itself stated that the 2016 Outlander is a finalist for the 2016 Best Buy Award. The Outlander made it into the top 49 of over 300 eligible models. In order to be considered for this award, the Outlander was analyzed based on a strict set of criteria ranging from KBB staff evaluations to 5-year cost-to-own data.

Next up, the 2016 Outlander was named the “Best Value on the Road” during the 12th annual Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year Awards. The Outlander spent two days being tested, challenged, and scrutinized by automotive journalists and experts as well as outdoor enthusiasts, and came out on top.

These two major awards solidify the 2016 Outlander as not just a highly-capable adventure vehicle, but an amazing value.

two major awards

Make Way for the Premium New 2016 Mirage Rockford Fosgate Edition

Making a grand entrance into the world of compact cars comes the premium new 2016 Mirage Rockford Fosgate Edition. As one of the most stylish hatchbacks on the road, it’s also one of the best values, starting at just $15,755.

The Rockford Fosgate Edition is a big deal, and not just because of its astounding value. This Mirage comes with an awesome 300-watt Rockford Fosgate ecoPunch sound system and Bluetooth connectivity, the dream for a music lover on a budget.

The Mirage is already well-known as one of the most fuel-efficient, non-hybrid vehicles available in the United States, and with the premium new 2016 Mirage Rockford Fosgate Edition added to the mix, it’s promising to make quite a splash in a car-buying market that’s growing ever-more eco- and fuel-conscious.

Usually, you don’t see superior sound systems like this outside the luxury market. It’s about time quality media made it to the budgeters!

premium new 2016 Mirage Rockford Fosgate Edition

The new premium 2016 Mirage Rockford Fosgate Edition upgrades the standard Mirage to a rockin’ new edition!

What’s New on the 2016 Outlander

Have you wondered what’s new with the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander? Well we are here to lay it out for you and give you highlights of the new and improved features of the 2016 model. Let’s take a closer look.

There were over 100 improvements made on the 2016 Outlander ranging from cosmetic updates to engine improvements and inside technology. Some of the major difference makers for the updated Outlander are the Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Auto Climate Control, Forward Collision Mitigation, ECO Mode Switch, and the FAST-key Passive Entry System. The ’16 Outlander also received a new CVT8 transmission for the ES, SE, and SEL trims. All models received a leather wrapped tilt and telescopic steering wheel, 18″ alloy wheels, 3rd row seating, and a 3.0L V6 engine with up to 3,500 lb towing capacity. The SE, SEL, and GT trims received a 6.1″ display audio system, rear view camera system, and fog lights.

There are many more awesome features available on the new 2016 Outlander that you’ll have to stop in and check out for yourself!

The Outlander is also no stranger to awards! The 2016 Outlander is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, the highest safety achievement designated by the non-profit vehicle research and crash test ratings agency. It also received a #1 ranking on the Cars.com list of most affordable 3-row crossovers.

Head in to Bell Mitsubishi today and take a look at our selection of the award winning 2016 Outlander! We know you’ll love it!

2016 Outlander

Have a Blast at These New Jersey Halloween Events

Halloween is feeling closer and closer as the trees start to turn from green to gold. Questions like whether or not it’s a good weekend for a beach getaway, or how many pairs of sandals are too many pairs of sandals are things of the past. What you need to know now is where you and the family are going to go to make those timeless, spooky, Halloween memories.

Good thing there are plenty of New Jersey Halloween events to keep you happy this season!

Heaven Hill Farm

The Great Pumpkin Festival at Heaven Hill Farm is one of the biggest fall fests in New Jersey. With activities like a hay ride and hay maze, pumpkin-picking, the kid-friendly Boo Barn, and weekend carnival rides, it’s hard to not to feel the fall spirit at Heaven Hill Farm.

The Haunted Express

For something unique and spectacularly spooky, check out The Haunted Express in Allaire State Park. The train departs at night and takes you on a creepy trip through the haunted forest of Allaire State Park. The Haunted Express has been terrifying fans for decades. Do you dare to give it a go this fall?

Something Wicked This Way Comes

For the artist in us all who likes a little bit of terror, there’s the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s annual event Something Wicked This Way Comes. Here, you’ll get to witness dramatic readings of timeless horror stories performed by actors from the theatre. This, paired with creepy live music, makes for a sensational and unforgettable Halloween activity.

Whichever New Jersey Halloween event you decide to take part it, you’re sure to have a good time. Whether you’re looking for something family-friendly or catch-your-breath horrifying, there’s something in NJ for you!

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