Starting in 1992, Mitsubishi produced a dynamic sports sedan
called the Lancer Evolution, but the popular model was discontinued in 2017
when the automaker decided to focus their business on SUVs, hybrids, and
electric vehicles rather than sports. But plans may be changing.
Information from Japan-based sources has revealed that
Mitsubishi may be resurrecting the Lancer Evolution in the near future. The most
recent iteration of the sedan was called the Lancer Evolution X, so for the
time being, the rumored comeback car is known by the name Lancer Evolution XI.
If the Lancer does return to production, its design will
likely build on Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi’s MF-C/D F4 platform. The sport
sedan’s previous renditions featured 2.0L turbo engines capable of producing up
to 303 horsepower, so it stands to reason that the Evolution XI will have
similar power, especially since the comparable Renault Megane RS houses similar
hardware. The new model will also offer both manual and automatic transmissions
as well as standard All-Wheel Drive.
Despite having been discontinued, the Lancer remains a popular choice for drivers in China. Its continued presence in Asian markets may be a contributing factor in Mitsubishi’s planned resurrection of the sport sedan.
Speculation names Osamu Masuko, chairman and former CEO of
Mitsubishi, as a supporter of the vehicle’s return. Currently there’s little to
go on other than speculation, but experts seem confident that reviving the
performance-focused segment of the Mitsubishi lineup would be a smart move for
the automaker. For the time being, all we can do is wait and see.
In the meantime, get up to speed with all of the currently available Mitsubishi vehicles at Bell Mitsubishi.
Looking for fun ways to finish off the summer?
Check out a few of these one-of-a-kind August events around our hometown of
Rahway, New Jersey. And, if you need a way to get there, check us out at Bell
Mitsubishi first, and we’ll help you get behind the wheel of a brand-new
Outlander, Eclipse Cross, or Mirage.
Bop up to Newark for some boppin’ to live
Caribbean music on Saturday, Aug. 17. One Love features all the best sounds
from the Islands, like Reggae, Soca, and Calypso, plus R&B and hip-hop
variations. One Love is a family-friendly event, with bounce-houses, snow
cones, rides, and more for the kiddos.
Every Wednesday and Thursday night is Family
Night at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. The zoo stays open until 8 p.m. to
accommodate the schedules of working parents. Bring your kids for a relaxing
evening at the zoo. Wednesday nights are also “Zoo-vies” night; August Zoo-Vies
include Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse
on Aug. 7, Beethoven on Aug. 14, Dumbo on Aug. 21, and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle on Aug.
28. Zoo-vies are free and start at 8 p.m.
Love comic books and nerd-culture? Be sure to
check out RAH-CON on Aug. 10. You’ll be able to buy, sell, and trade new and
old comic books, cards, toys, posters, movies, and more. There will also be
guest artists and writers, plus a variety of food vendors for your snacking
Got any other recommendations on August events
near Rahway? Share them in the comments!
With its star on the rise across the United
States, Mitsubishi has steadily been introducing new models to the market with
no plans to slow down. The automaker could come up with entirely new titles for
these new cars, but there is also the chance it could reach back into the
record book to reinstate some well-loved defunct nameplates.
So, what will the names of upcoming Mitsubishi models be? Here are a few possibilities:
Originally released in 1973, the Mitsubishi
Lancer was retired in 2017. The Lancer was responsible for many fond
on-the-road memories for countless American drivers, so there’s a good chance
we see that name gracing a Mitsubishi model in the future.
The Mistubishi Starion was a sporty tourer
sold in the ’80s and early ’90s. It’s possible Mitsubishi will play on people’s
nostalgia and love of the Neon Decade by reintroducing the Starion nameplate.
With whispers of a new Mitsubishi pickup
making their way through the industry rumor mill, there’s a high probability
that any new truck Mitsubishi puts out will again bear the strong name of
“Raider,” which was a pickup model sold by Mitsubishi in the U.S. from 2005 to
Want to learn more about Mitsubishi’s current lineup? Stop by Bell Mitsubishi to test drive the Outlander, Eclipse Cross, or Mirage.
The Mitsubishi brand is always looking to the future. The
compact Mitsubishi Outlander Sport will be one of the first models to wear the
brand’s new design language. The design for the 2020 Outlander Sport features a
bold new grille, a flatter hood, and new headlights.
Updates continue inside with improvements in the materials
throughout the cabin. These include better seat upholstery, new climate control
knobs that are easier to grip, a black headliner, and a new 8-inch touchscreen
Nate Berg, director of product planning for Mitsubishi Motors North America, said to CNET, “Design will be a key strategic thing moving forward for Mitsubishi Motors. We will continue to focus on refining our design.”
Many of the new design features we see in the Outlander
Sport debuted in the Engelberg Tourer concept we saw at earlier car shows. This
design language gives the Mitsubishi brand a more rugged persona.
Under the hood, the Outlander Sport remains the same with a
standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of
torque. Buyers will also be able to choose from a variety of available active
safety features, including automatic high beams, blind-spot monitoring, and
automatic emergency braking.
While we anticipate its release, test-drive the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport in Rahway, NJ, at Bell Mitsubishi.
Now that the kids are out of school, it is time for some family fun. A great way to beat the boredom and the heat is by planning fun activities. Here are some great festivals near Rahway coming up in July.
Little Falls’ Fourth
of July Street Fair
Head north to the beautiful town of Little Falls on July 4
for a giant block party. Main Street & Stevens will be closed off to
traffic for great food, local vendors, kiddie rides, and live entertainment.
The fun lasts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 4.
Our Lady of Mt.
Carmel’s 28th Annual Feast
Head to Lyndhurst any day July 10-13 to have some great family
fun. Enjoy rides, games, and tons of food. Stay late and experience the “Music
Under the Stars” free concert series. Don’t forget to get your tickets for the
Come to the county fair to learn more about what New
Jersey’s young farmers have been up to. Many local 4H members prepare all year
to show their animals and other projects at the fair. This year’s fair will run
from July 16-20 with lots of delicious food, too.
Stop by Bell Mitsubishi in Rahway, New Jersey, for a closer look at our new and used cars.
Warm weather is the perfect segue way to getting outdoors.
The abundant amount of hiking trails near Rahway provide you with the means to enjoy
an outdoor adventure. Check out these four paths.
On the South Branch of the Rahway River lies Merrill Park, which stretches over 182 acres. It offers just about everything you could wish for, from playing fields and picnic groves to playgrounds. It even has a variety of farm animals on display within fenced-in areas so your children can learn all about pigs, goats, horses, peacocks, and more.
Hawk Rise Sanctuary
Discover the fauna New Jersey has to offer at Hawk Rise Sanctuary. This ecological preserve spans 95 acres and offers about 1.5 miles of flat trails, which are perfect for beginners and young families. While you’re walking, keep an eye out for a range of native animals.
If you want to go on a hike next to a gorgeous like, then Bicentennial Park is the place to go. This 34-acre park isn’t enormous, but it still offers plenty of natural beauty. Better yet, it’s only 30 minutes away from Rahway.
Mills Reservation resides in Cedar Grove and Montclair. This park consists of over 157 acres with a number of trails to choose from, including four major ones. You can even catch a glimpse of the New York City skyline at the top of one of these trails.
Learn more about the surrounding counties and communities we serve here at Bell Mitsubishi.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV made big waves upon its first introduction as the world’s first plug-in hybrid SUV. Now, this eco-friendly SUV has done it again after reaching a key milestone of over 200,000 global sales since its introduction in 2013.
Since its beginning in Japan, the Outlander PHEV has launched
in over 50 countries around the world and received recognition as the world’s
best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle. It made a name for itself in Europe as the
continent’s best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle from 2015 to 2018.
These Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV global sales demonstrate the
consumer demand for electrified vehicles around the world. This plug-in hybrid
SUV utilizes a front and rear electric motor and no gearbox, providing a smooth
driving experience. It offers a total system output of 190 horsepower, while
still offering an impressive 74 MPGe efficiency rating.
In addition to its eco-friendliness, the Outlander PHEV seats
up to five passengers while also offering a maximum cargo capacity of 62.8
cubic feet. This allows you to easily bring whomever and whatever you need with
on the go, making it an ideal family vehicle.
Check out the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV in Rahway, NJ, at Bell Mitsubishi.
Every aspect of engineering and production at Mitsubishi Motors gears toward customer satisfaction. This commitment to excellence is its own reward, but additional accolades also go a long way. Recently, Mitsubishi ranked third highest in the mass-market vehicle category of J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Index. This year’s ranking sees Mitsubishi rise seven places from last year’s 10th place finish.
J.D. Power is the largest global marketing
information services company. Each year they do thousands of tests across the
spectrum of vehicles to determine their rankings. This year’s determinations
for Customer Satisfaction are from service customers, who own one- to five-year-old
vehicles. The categories evaluated were service initiation, vehicle pick-up,
service facility, service quality and service advisor.
Given the results of this prestigious evaluation, it is no surprise why Mitsubishi sales have been on the rise in the United States the past few years. For award-winning customer satisfaction, visit Bell Mitsubishi for your next car purchase.
The ins and outs of what goes into calculating your car insurance payment can be like rocket science. However, you can lower your car insurance payments in a few key ways, but not a lot of people can comb through an insurance policy and pick out all the miniscule ways in choosing the perfect policy. If you just follow these tips you will be on your way to reducing your current rate.
in a garage
Utilizing a garage or a covered parking
structure is an easy way to reduce your payment on a lot of plans.
Insurance companies keep a close eye on
vehicle safety ratings and know which safety features make a difference. Buying
a car with modern safety features like rear cameras, lane keeping systems, and
pedestrian alerts provide you a return in a lower bill.
Always drive a legally covered vehicle, but
if you fully own your car, then you may consider dropping or reducing your collision
coverage. Many plans include rental car insurance or roadside assistance
packages, which are often optional.
Stop by Bell Mitsubishi, and ask
our experts about other tips and tricks around your
Start thinking of fun ways to entertain the kids for spring
break this year. We have put together a list of spring break road trip ideas
near Rahway to help make your planning easier.
Long Beach Island, NJ
If you want a relatively short road trip, then head over to Long Beach Island. This beachside locale is just over one hour away from Rahway, and you don’t just have to hang out at the beach only. Check out local attractions like the Museum of NJ Maritime History, the Surflight Theatre, or the gorgeous views at Barnegat Light, the local light house.
Test your luck in Atlantic City, the Vegas of New Jersey. Head out for a night filled with fun or go for a stroll along the boardwalk. There is always something fun to do in this city, which is only an hour and 40 minutes away from Rahway.
With a slightly longer road trip, you can head to Hershey, Pennsylvania to enjoy the world of chocolate. Learn and watch as the famous Hershey’s chocolate is made, and enjoy Hershey’s-inspired drinks and food. This is the perfect getaway for those who love chocolate and want a fun weekend away from home.
Before you go on that spring break road trip — near or far — stop by Bell Mitsubishi for a service appointment to ready your vehicle for the adventure ahead.