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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.

What are the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Changes?

As one of the most popular vehicles that Mitsubishi has to offer, many people are curious about what they can expect to see from the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. While the 2016 was a great vehicle in its own right, the new model took it to the next level. Here’s how.

The first 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport change people will notice is the redesigned exterior. Mitsubishi gave the Outlander Sport a makeover and as a result, this year’s model looks very sleek and modern. As part of this makeover, the Outlander Sport received a new grille, a new bumper, and new 18-inch wheels.

On the inside, drivers will find that there is a new steering wheel and that Mitsubishi has added an automatic climate control system. Tech lovers will enjoy the new 6.1-inch color display system on the console. Mitsubishi also changed the materials that they used on the interior to improve the look and feel of the finish.

The new 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is in a crowded market with a lot of competition, but the new touches that it added to this year’s model prepare it well to compete with every other vehicle in its class.

A Turbo-Charged Mitsubishi Future?

Mitsubishi was the premiere automaker when it came to turbocharged engines but the brand has dropped the powertrain over the past decade or two. Now, the Japanese automaker wants to bring back the turbocharged engine that put them on the map. Even better, the first new engine will roll out in a new vehicle as well.

The first off the lot is a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that will power Mitsubishi’s newest midsized crossover. Expected to hit dealerships in 2018, it’s sure to set the pace for the next generation of engines.

That crossover is likely to fit between the Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport. There’s more good news for turbocharged fans.

Word has it Mitsubishi is considering putting a 1.1-liter turbocharged engine under the hood of the latest Mirage. Not only that but there very well could be a larger turbocharged engine powering the next-gen Outlander.

If plans come to fruition, the turbo-charged Mitsubishi future should be complete by 2019.

As a whole, the Mitsubishi brand sells around 100,000 vehicles annually but that could change very soon. Mitsubishi is putting an emphasis on marketing and showed support for dealerships following suit.

With the combination of increased marketing and the return of turbocharged engines, Mitsubishi’s future is looking bright!

Here at Bell Mitsubishi, we can’t wait to see the latest turbocharged engines!

Mitsubishi’s April Sales Up 25.6 Percent – Best in Seven Years

Last month, Mitsubishi reported its first annual North American profits in seven years following a 19 percent increase in sales between January and March. The automaker predicted that the rest of 2015 would be even more promising, and it seems it was right.

Mitsubishi’s April sales totaled 8,216 units, marking the brand’s 14th consecutive month of year-over-year increases in North America as well as a whopping 25.6 percent improvement over April 2014 and the best automaker’s best April in seven years.

As always, the Outlander Sport set the sales pace for the rest of the lineup. 2,674 customers drove away with one last month, though perhaps even more impressive was that the Mirage nearly matched that figure. With 2,407 models sold, the Mirage is up a huge 65.4 percent for the first four months of the year. Just give it a test drive at Bell Mitsubishi and you’ll understand why in no time!

“Our cars are not only priced right, but they are also economical to own, exceptionally reliable and are backed by an industry-leading warranty,” said Don Swearingen, MMNA Executive Vice President. “It is these important qualities that are attracting new car buyers to the Mitsubishi brand.”

Mitsubishi’s April sales

Mitsubishi February Sales Best Since 2008

Mitsubishi Motors North America just saw its best February since 2008. Sales were up 26% compared to February 2014. Year-to-date sales are up 29.3% compared to last year as well. The Outlander Sport crossover led the gains closely followed by the Lancer sports sedan.

Totals came out to 7,533 vehicles sold in February 2015, up from 5,977 in February 2014. The Outlander Sport compact crossover had its best-ever February, marking 2,394 units sold. Mitsubishi Lancer sales were up 64% compared to February 2014. The compact sports sedan sold just under 2,100 units. The fuel efficient Mirage five-door sold 1,863 units, the best since it joined the lineup in 2013.

“Mitsubishi Motors continues to demonstrate outstanding momentum going forward in 2015,” said Don Swearingen, Executive Vice President. “Our dealers are seeing increased traffic, posting strong sales with our core models. We are looking forward to a good sales year that will be bolstered by launching new and significantly redesigned versions of key models throughout the year starting next month at the New York International Auto Show.”

Year-to-date totals come out to 14,026 vehicles sold compared to less than 11,000 in 2014. Things are looking good for Mitsubishi.

Mitsubishi February Sales

New Outlander Sport Engine Option for Sport Crossover

Mitsubishi announced last week that the 2015 Outlander Sport, one of its most popular crossovers, will have a new engine option: that of a 2.4-liter in-line four-cylinder engine that produces up to 168 horsepower.

This engine is the same model that’s currently available in Mitsubishi’s Lancer sedan, so although the automaker hasn’t released the official specs on the engine for the Outlander, we can assume that it will likely work the same way.

The new engine will be available for two 2015 Outlander Spot models, the ES and GT, which are being priced at $22,145 and $24,445 respectively. Not a bad price at all for these top-of-the-line crossovers, a staple in Mitsubishi’s catalog.

Plus, various luxury packages are available for the new models, including the GT Premium Package and the GT Touring Package, in addition to the new Outlander engine option.

Looking forward to the latest and greatest Mitsubishi Outlander models? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

new outlander sport engine option

2015 Outlander Sport: What’s New for Mitsu’s Best-Selling Model

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is Mitsu’s best-selling model for good reason. For 2015, the compact utility vehicle builds on the popularity of the 2014 model.

The biggest change for this year is the new and improved continuously-variable transmission. With its upgrades in engineering, the Outlander Sport now provides drivers with 28 mpg combined for the two-wheel drive model and 27 mpg combined for four-wheel drive.

Along with the more efficient transmission, Mitsubishi engineers also improved upon the design of the 2015 Outlander Sport’s 2.0-liter engine and added the benefit of electric power steering.

As for more visible changes, new Carbon and piano black with silver-accented audio trimming are available to provide a touch of sophistication to the crossover’s interior. LED running lights are also an option for the model’s SE trim.

As the Outlander Sport continues to grow in popularity, we are excited to see what plans Mitsubishi has for the model in the future. If you haven’t discovered the quality driving experience this compact crossover has to offer, you are missing out. Stop by Bell Mitsubishi today or schedule a test drive.

Mitsu’s best-selling model

Get Ready for the Open Road with Mitsubishi’s Versatile Outlander Sport Crossover

The new and improved, family-friendly Outlander Sport is ready for the open road!

Mitsubishi’s top-selling model, the versatile Outlander Sport crossover, offers a 2-liter four-cylinder engine that can reach 148 ponies, top-notch fuel economy for its class, and a 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty.

Consumer options include a 5-speed manual or Continuously Variable Transmission with front-wheel or all-wheel-drive. Other features include electric-assisted power steering, a rearview camera, and rear parking sensors.

The upgraded Touring package includes a navigation system, a 7-inch touchscreen, leather seats, a 710 W Rockford Fosgate premium audio system (with nine speakers and a subwoofer), and a larger-than-life sunroof.

With room for five people, this family-friendly and multipurpose, utilitarian vehicle contains plenty of space for family, friends, and hauling. Perfect for family road trips, car-pooling, grocery shopping, and more.

An IIHS top safety pick with a friendly price tag, this crossover sport will fit the bill for any family. Stop by Bell Mitsubishi today!

versatile Outlander Sport crossover

Mitsubishi October Sales Led By Outlander Sport

For the eighth consecutive month, Mitsubishi has posted year-over-year sales increases. In fact, last month’s Mitsubishi October sales were up 30.5% compared to October of last year. The automaker had its best October since 2008, and those incredible sales figures were largely driven by the Outlander Sport.

 

The Outlander Sport 5-passenger compact crossover moved 2,468 units last month, making it the brand’s best-selling vehicle. The Outlander Sport has experienced a 24.8% sales increase year-to-date, and has seen a 22.8% increase from last October. In addition to that, Mitsubishi’s success last month was also fueled by sales of the hyper-efficient Mirage (1,374 units) and the sporty Lancer (1,364 units), which both saw their October sales more than double compared to last year.

 

“The Outlander Sport has been leading the way for the brand in 2014 and Outlander has steadily increased compared to last year,” said Mitsubishi Motors North America Executive Vice President, Don Swearingen. “But our sedans are also doing well with consistently strong Mirage sales and Lancer with a strong showing in October.”

 

With a total of 6,199 Mitsubishi October sales, the brand has never been stronger. Stop by Bell Mitsubishi today to see what all the fuss is about – over 6.000 Mitsubishi fans can’t be wrong!

Mitsubishi October sales

 

Consumer Reports names Outlander Sport Most Reliable

Every year Consumer Reports conducts reliability surveys to vehicle owners to find out with new SUVs, cars, and trucks are most likely to be troublesome and which are most reliable. These surveys get information on over one million vehicles to point out certain problem areas with carmakers and models.

The 2014 Report shows that the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ranks as the best SUV and particularly the best Small SUV. Based on customer reports, the Outlander Sport is reliable and won’t have you running back and forth from the service department getting it repaired constantly.

At Bell Mitsubishi, we love the Outlander Sport and would love to help you get behind the wheel of the most reliable SUV on the road. Not only reliable but also safe, the Outlander Sport is the 2014 IIHS Top Safety Pick, won the ASG Best All Around Performance Award, and was named one of Kelley Blue Book’s Most Affordable SUVs! What more could you want from your vehicle?

Consumer Reports names Outlander Sport Most Reliable

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