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Mitsubishi 2017 Sales: More Than 100,000 Vehicles Delivered, Five Straight Years of Growth

Mitsubishi 2017 SalesThe fastest-growing non-luxury automotive brand in the United States last year was Mitsubishi, earning the title with a 7.7% increase in sales from 2016 and a grand total of 103,686 vehicles delivered. Mitsubishi 2017 sales also marked five consecutive years that sales have grown year-on-year.

“2017 was a remarkable year for Mitsubishi as we continued our rebuilding effort and posted another year of sales growth. In just five years, Mitsubishi sales have increased nearly 80%, and we’re doing that with fleet sales that are lower than industry average,” said Don Swearingen, executive vice president and chief operating officer, MMNA.

The most key component of Mitsubishi’s success was the Outlander, which benefitted from strong sales momentum throughout the year to finish the year up 32.9% at 35,310 delivered. Helping to polish off the year with a record December was the Outlander Sport, which finished the year up from 2016 at 33,160 delivered.

“Mitsubishi’s CUV lineup posted banner sales, up 15% over 2016. Customer demand for these vehicles is as high as it has ever been due to a combination of style, technology, performance, and value,” Swearingen added.

December also marked the launch of the long-awaited Outlander PHEV, which—combined with the arrival of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross crossover later this year—should help Mitsubishi net its 6th straight year of growth in America and maintain its title as the fastest-growing non-luxury brand in the United States.

“While we’re excited for the success the brand achieved in 2017, we’re hitting the ground running in 2018 with the launch of two new CUVs,” said Swearingen. “The highly anticipated Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) just began shipping to our dealers, and the all-new Eclipse Cross will arrive in showrooms in March. These two new vehicles, combined with the Outlander and Outlander Sport will give Mitsubishi a family of CUVs that is unmatched in the industry.”

If Mitsubishi 2017 sales—and sales from the four years prior—are any indication, 2018 should be a banner year for the brand. You can be a part of it by stopping into Bell Mitsubishi to see what makes the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander, Outlander Sport, and Mirage some of the most fun and functional vehicles on the road today.

New 2018 Outlander PHEV Design Has Fast-Charging System

2018 Outlander PHEV Design

The 2018 Outlander PHEV design is sporty, efficient, and—above all—it’s high tech. The latest version now comes with the CHAdeMO fast-charging port.

The 2018 Outlander PHEV design is sporty, efficient, and—above all—it’s high tech. The latest version of Mitsubishi’s iconic plug-in hybrid vehicle now comes with the CHAdeMO fast-charging port. One of the major setbacks of owning a plug-in vehicle (whether hybrid or all-electric) is the charge time. However, the latest Outlander PHEV lets you recharge in approximately 20 minutes.

The Outlander PHEV charges the 12kWh battery in an incredibly quick time, though you can still charge with an old-fashioned 110V outlet if you prefer. The CHAdeMO fast-charging port technology is typically seen on hybrid-electric models that cost over $75,000, which makes the Outlander PHEV considerably more competitive thanks to its affordable pricing.

Most drivers who have shorter commutes—less than 40 miles roundtrip—can use the Outlander PHEV for a gasoline-free drive to and from work. Overall electric usage could account for the majority of the car’s energy consumption.”

For drivers looking for a practical way to go green, the new Outlander PHEV may be the right option. Thanks to the CHAdeMO charging system you don’t need to wait around all day for energy; however, there’s always reliable gasoline power when you need it. Visit Bell Mitsubishi to learn more about the Outlander PHEV.

The Enchantingly Affordable 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

2018 Outlander Sport
When Mitsubishi launched the current generation of the Outlander Sport, it quickly become one of the best-selling vehicles in the brand’s lineup. Why? Families were attracted to its low price and many practical, convenient, and fun features. In short, it made a perfect affordable family ride for everyday errand-running and long road trips. The new model year elaborates on this successful make. Whether you’re looking for safety, technology, or just a reliable car, the new 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has you covered.

 

The Outlander Sport is equipped to accommodate five passengers. Its concise, lightweight build affords it a more athletic appearance and agile handling that aims to please both on- and off-road. It achieves up to 30 mpg on the highway, and offers advanced safetyperks including Forward Collision Mitigation and Lane Departure Warning.*

 

In addition, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport features a standard seven-inch touchscreen that comes with options like Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and Bluetooth®.

 

This affordable family ride makes an all-around excellent family hauler thanks to its array of advanced features. The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is available now at Bell Mitsubishi. Come check it out for yourself; we’ll be more than happy to set you up with a test drive.

 

*EPA mileage estimate. Actual mileage may vary.

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.

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.

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.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Named Most Affordable Three-Row Vehicle

Three-row SUVs tend to cost a pretty penny, but the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander serves as an exception to the rule. The 2017 Outlander has proven itself both on- and off-road, making it perfect for a family vacation and hitting the trails on the weekend. Capable of seating up to seven passengers, there’s room for the whole family.

The latest model is more than just a spacious three-row SUV, though. It was also declared the “Most Affordable Three-Row Vehicle” on Kelley Blue Book’s top 10 list.

Kelley Blue Book compares the top 10 seven- and eight-passenger SUVs under $29,000. Using the Fair Purchase Price as of March 2017, the Mitsubishi Outlander takes first place with a price of just $22,614.

“A 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander is about as far from everyday as a 7-passenger SUV can get. With proven off-road credentials, a feature-rich cabin and a great warranty, there’s really very little to argue with,” said the editors at KBB.com.

It seems as though consumers agree. The Mitsubishi Outlander three-row SUV performed just as well this April as the last. The smaller Outlander Sport saw a 2.8% increase in sales compared to April 2016.

We here at Bell Mitsubishi are happy to see the Outlander continuing to perform exceptionally well!

 

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV First Drive Reviews

Mitsubishi Motors logo

Mitsubishi first announced that the plug-in hybrid version of its popular mid-size crossover would be coming to the US in January of last year, and though it hasn’t debuted in the US just yet, first-drive reviews of the 2017 model are rolling in. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is set to go on sale in the States sometime this summer.

The Outlander PHEV has been a smash hit in Europe and Australia, ranking as the best-selling electric car in Europe since its release in 2013. Recently released in Australia, the new Outlander PHEV has received a big styling refresh as well as engineering updates for better fuel economy and performance.

First drive reviews report that the Outlander PHEV comes with plenty of standard features on its base LS trim, including a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, keyless entry and start, and more. The luxurious Exceed trim offers features like heated seats and a power liftgate.

The 2017 Outlander PHEV adds fast-charging as well as an EV mode, whereas previously it was only available in a hybrid drive mode. The all-electric mode is nearly silent, according to reviewers, and it brings in gasoline power when needed for big bursts of speed or as the battery power gets low.

For more information about the upcoming Outlander PHEV, give us a call at Bell Mitsubishi!

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