Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Mitsubishi Outlander: Named One of the Most Affordable Third-Row Vehicles

While the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport demands attention (and rightfully so), it’s not the only passenger-toting Mitsubishi vehicle that deserves a second glance. It’s cousin, the Mitsubishi Outlander, offers a smooth and sophisticated ride that is also fun to drive. Named one of the most affordable third-row vehicles by Kelley Blue Book, the Outlander won’t break your piggy bank either.

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We could go on for a while as to why we love this car, but admittedly, we are a little bias. Don’t just take our word for it though. Check out what other people are saying about this standout crossover SUV.

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“Starting at right around $22,000, the Mitsubishi Outlander is a sporty SUV that offers plenty of room for all your friends and family.”

“The Outlander is aptly named, loaded with features that make it a great choice for drivers that like to get off the beaten path. Standard features include hill-start assist, traction control and stability control, all to keep you safe and secure no matter where the path takes you.”

“If you’re looking to get the whole crew off the road for the day, the Outlander should be a prime candidate.”

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“If you’re just looking for a family wagon that sits SUV-upright and can haul five people, two little kids and some groceries in comfort, the Outlander ES or SE variants might be of interest.”

“The vehicle handles predictably, rides easily, cruises in reasonable quiet, and puts no undue burdens on anyone in the first two rows of seats.”

“Slide a high-torque gas-electric powertrain underneath an alloy Outlander body that’s been to the gym, dress up the interior with cool shapes, materials and toys, and roll it out the door at an everyday price, and watch our pulse rates climb. It could happen. Elsewhere in the world, Mitsubishi has just begun offering a plug-in hybrid Outlander that’s alleged to be the most efficient SUV on the planet.”

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Pittsburgh: Why the Mitsubishi Mirage Belongs on Your Shopping List

When other cars and SUVS are gulping gas, the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage is merely sipping it. With the best gasoline-mileage rating in the US, this car is priced less than an average used car.

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The Mirage is rated by the federal government at 40 miles-per-gallon in combined city/highway travel. Specifically, the five-seat Mirage with good-sized cargo room of 17.2 cubic feet behind the seats earned a city rating of 37 mpg, while the highway rating is 44 mpg. These numbers are higher than the mileage ratings for many smaller-size cars that have just two seats, such as the Smart fortwo and the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

And the Mirage’s starting price won’t make a dent in your wallet either. It’s the third lowest-priced new car in the US market, with the lowest starting retail price in the $14,000s. In comparison with the Mirage retail prices, the average retail price of a used vehicle in the United States this year is more than $17,000.

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So shoppers looking at used cars for inexpensive transportation might want to add a new Mirage with electronic stability control, antilock brakes, electronic brakeforce distribution, frontal and side air bags, and a driver’s knee airbag to the shopping list.

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The Mitsubishi Mirage: Inspiring Creativity with Every Turn

The new Mitsubishi R5 rally car is based on none other than the Mitsubishi Mirage road car! Ralliart has developed the R5—the same high-performance division they used to build and oversee the running of Mitsubishi’s all-conquering Evo World Rally Cars—which means it has plenty of pedigree.

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This Mirage knockoff has been designed for competition in what’s called the WRC2 championship. The WRC2 is open to production-based cars, including vehicles built to the R5 class rules, hence the Mitsubishi name.

Chief engineer Tomas Weng of Mpart AB (the official name for Ralliart Sweden) has worked his magic creating the R5. It’s powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol motor limited by an air restrictor to 276bhp (280PS) and 354lb ft of torque. This is sent to all four-wheels via a five-speed Sadev sequential gearbox.

“A great deal of thought has gone into the design and development of this car. We have kept it as simple and efficient as possible and have used as many Mitsubishi parts as we can,” said Weng.

“We are confident this will make the car straightforward to maintain and has enabled us to offer it at a competitive price. So far customer enquiries have exceeded our expectations and confirmed sales have already reached double figures.”

If this new car is a success for Mitsubishi, then we might just see a return to top level rallying. Move over, Subaru…

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The Outlander Sport Led a Strong Mitsubishi Lineup for September

Mitsubishi Motors kept its outstanding sales pace through the month of September with sales totaling 5,558 vehicles—a remarkable 38.9 percent increase over the sales total from September 2013.

At Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi, we are beyond excited to be a major player in these efforts. Without both our new and returning customers of North Huntingdon, Pittsburgh, and all of Western PA, we could never contribute to this goal. THANK YOU!

And maintaining its position as the best-selling vehicle in the Mitsubishi Motors varied product lineup, the American-made Outlander Sport sales totaled 2,351 vehicles – the best all-time September sales month for the stylish 5-passenger compact crossover/SUV. Outlander Sport sales are up 28.3 percent over the sales total from September 2013.

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Holding strong in second place is the highly fuel-efficient Mirage 5-door sub-compact with sales of 1,340 units. In its first year of sales, the Mirage has been the second best-selling Mitsubishi model every month for the last seven months (March through September).

“Thanks to our all-new Mitsubishi Mirage, the redesigned Outlander and the updated Outlander Sport, Mitsubishi Motors is continuing its positive sales momentum throughout 2014,” said MMNA Executive Vice President of Sales, Don Swearingen. “Our customers are responding very positively to these vehicles thanks to their excellent fuel efficiency, plentiful features and outstanding affordability.”

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Fully Loaded, 4WD 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport: Under $20,000 at Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi

As you drove to and from work yesterday, you started to zone out while stopped at a traffic light. Suddenly, a boisterous voice on the radio snapped you back to reality. What did he just say?! You think you heard him mention a 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport for under $20,000. No, you couldn’t have heard that…

But you did.

For the month of October, Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi is offering the all-new, fully loaded Mitsubishi Outlander Sport with 4WD, keyless entry, and alloy wheels for only $19,997. And the best part? EVERYONE QUALIFIES. No hassles, no games. Just the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport for $19,997.

Interested? Take a look at the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport photo gallery below, stop by the Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi showroom on Route 30 in North Huntingdon, or give us a call at 724-863-0600 and schedule a test drive today!

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