Monthly Archives: March 2015

Who You ‘Gonna Call?! Mitsubishi, Of Course!

With a lineup that includes the Mitsubishi Outlander, Outlander Sport, Mirage, and Lancer, there’s no question why we’re filling our showroom at Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi with people who cannot wait to get their hands on a new set of keys.

But if you’re still not convinced, check this out: Mitsubishi has one of the best emergency roadside assistance plans in the game. Of course we hope you don’t ever need it, but should you ever need assistance, you have access to 24-hour emergency Roadside Assistance for five full years, regardless of mileage. Want to see how this stacks up to other brands? Check it out:

Mitsubishi Roadside Assistance

So what’s included in Mitsubishi’s Roadside Assistance plan? Glad you asked! Check out the following awesome features:

  • Towing to our Route 30 location or the nearest Mitsubishi dealer or other approved service point if your vehicle is not drivable
  • Emergency fuel and fluid delivery
  • Jump starts in the event of a dead battery
  • Exchange of a flat tire with your inflated spare
  • Lockout assistance to gain entry into your vehicle
  • Mechanical “first aid” for minor roadside repairs or adjustments

If you have any questions, give us a call or stop by our showroom in North Huntingdon and talk to a sales associate today!

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Mitsubishi Teased the Redesigned Outlander—What Do You Think?

Being a car dealership, we’re pretty good about reading signs—from stop signs to yield signs to sales event signs. And all signs from Mitsubishi point to a refreshed 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander.

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The diamond-studded company keeps teasing the new and improved Outlander, set to debut at the 2015 New York Auto Show on April 2. Previously, the Japanese brand hinted at the updated CUV’s look on the company’s invitation to the event in the Big Apple. Now, it released a slightly dark but still clearer view of the front and rear.

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Check out the images below? What do you think?! Interested in the Outlander but don’t want to wait? Stop by our showroom on Route 30 in North Huntingdon and take one on a test drive today!

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The New Mitsubishi i-MiEV Is on Its Way to the USA

In a press release from Mitsubishi Motors, Mitsubishi stated that the 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is headed to dealers across the United States in late March. The release said that along side the low MSRP, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV comes equipped with a variety of standard features including heated front seats, remote keyless entry, heated side mirrors, and a comprehensive warranty of 8 years/100,000 miles for the traction battery and 5 years/60,000 miles powertrain.

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Don Swearingen, Mitsubishi Motors North America Executive Vice President stated, “Mitsubishi Motors is committed to developing EV and PHEV technologies. The Mitsubishi i-MiEV is a safe and reliable form of environmentally sustainable transportation and is a great option for those looking for a 100% electric vehicle.”

The 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV also gets tech savvy with a new Navigation Package. The package reportedly includes an MMCS navigation system, seven-inch touchscreen display, real-time traffic info, 3D mapping and Mapcare, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity, integrated USB port, and rearview camera.

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Going Green? So Is Mitsubishi

Everyone in Pittsburgh is thinking “green” this week with St. Patrick’s Day, but we’re thinking green for another reason—fuel economy!

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) named the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage one of the greenest vehicles on the market today. In fact, the Mirage was the only gasoline-powered vehicle that wasn’t a hybrid, EV, PHEV or natural-gas powered vehicle to earn this distinction.

To make the cut, each year Greencars.org, which is part of ACEEE, analyzes the impact or lack thereof that new production vehicles have on the environment. Each vehicle is given a Green Score that is determined based on the vehicle’s lifecycle greenhouse gas, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency’s criteria for pollutant emissions.

Mitsubishi Mirage Jim Shorkey Pittsburgh

Packed with a 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine, the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage is capable of an impressive fuel economy of up to 37 city miles per gallon and 44 highway miles per gallon. The five-door hatchback is not only fuel-efficient but reliable and comes with some of the industry’s most comprehensive protection plans.

Interested in learning more about the fuel-efficient, award-winning 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage or other Mitsubishi vehicles? Check out Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi’s online inventory here. When you see something you like, contact us for a test drive!

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The 311RS Spec Blew 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X

This is the last production year for the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, and although we are left with a rally sized hole in our heart, we couldn’t be happier to see that the 311RS will return with a new 2015 Spec Blew model. Minneapolis-based 311RS, LLC has announced that the new Evo is their most focused model to date. The company states that the Evo will be lighter, faster, and more dynamic than the 311RS.

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Last week, the Spec Blew was revealed to a select few at the Twin Cities Auto Show. 311RS, LLC took the new 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and gave it even more upgrades over the original 311RS. The tuner says Spec Blew will be “a proper sendoff” to Mitsubishi’s Motorsport icon after 23 years of the Evolution’s production run.

The Lancer Evoltion special edition model will be coming from Mitsubishi later this year, but it most likely won’t have anything on the Spec Blew. The “Special Action Model” will be built specifically for the U.S. and will come with “extra horsepower and other performance improvements”

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MPG Is Top When Buying a New Car

Even though we’ve seen a drop in gas prices around Pittsburgh and Western PA over the past couple of months, new car buyers still want fuel-efficient cars, according to J.D. Power and Associates’ 2015 Avoider Study. This study, which monitors the reasons consumers buy or do not buy vehicles, claims MPG is the top factor in new vehicle purchases for the fourth year in a row.

Consumers are “going to own these vehicles for many, many years. They want [mileage] to remain low during their ownership period,” research director Jon Osborn told Automotive News.

To reach these findings, the 12th annual Avoider Study surveyed almost 30,000 new car owners. Among buyers of compact, small, and midsize cars, 14 percent said that gas mileage was the most influential reason for choosing the vehicle they ended up purchasing. Similarly, 16 percent of shoppers rejected a vehicle in favor of a more fuel-efficient model.

And with an outstanding line of fuel-efficient cars, Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi is the place in Western PA to buy a new car. From the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage with an impressive, best-in-class 43 MPG to the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer with a cool 34 MPG, these cars will save you tons at the pump. If you’re looking for a larger vehicle, don’t forget about the Mitsubishi Outlander with an outstanding 31 MPG and the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport with a sweet 30 MPG.

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No matter what you need, we can help you at Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi, just off Route 30 in North Huntingdon!

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Make a Mitsubishi Your Own with Genuine Accessories

If your like us, you appreciate the bold and sleek style Mitsubishi offers. But why not accessorize your vehicle to add a personal touch? That’s why we listed a few of our favorite Mitsubishi accessories below!

Mitsubishi Outlander
We encourage taking the Outlander on the open road and down the beaten path, but only after installing Mitsubishi Outlander mud guards. These mud guards keep all manner of road debris from caking up the side of your vehicle.

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Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Pittsburgh may not have the nickname the “Windy City”, but we’re no stranger to those windy days. The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport side window deflectors help reduce the amount of direct air-flow and wind turbulence.

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Mitsubishi Mirage
If you’re looking to give your Mitsubishi Mirage a face-lift, consider front bumper extensions. Available in 7 different colors!

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Mitsubishi Lancer
If the Lancer wasn’t stylish enough, this rear lip spoiler will take it to a whole other level. This sleek accessory compliments the Lancers already posh exterior.

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Give our parts department a call to find out more about Mitsubishi genuine accessories! (866) 337-6919

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Mitsubishi Outranks Top Luxury Brands

Recently, we received a letter from Mitsubishi Motors Executive Vice President, Don Swearingen. Don wrote to us to inform us that the Mitsubishi brand is making historic news.

Mitsubishi scored seven points above industry average in the 2015 U.S Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS). This is the second time that Mitsubishi has ranked above industry average for VDS, and this milestone was achieved by a 26-point, 10-ranking improvement over last year.

Now in its 26th year, the VDS examines problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners of 2012 -year vehicles. Overall dependability is determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles, with a lower score reflecting higher quality. The study was enhanced in 2015 to better measure the quality of today’s vehicles, particularly related to new technologies and features now being offered. Thirty brands were assessed in this year’s VDS, which was based upon responses from more than 34,000 original owners of 2012 model-year vehicles after three years of ownership. The industry average was 147 problems per 100 vehicles, or approximately 1.5 problems per vehicle.

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Mitsubishi scored an outstanding 140, performing better than their key competitors like Subaru (157) and Volkswagen (165). Not only did Mitsubishi score better than their leading competitors, they also beat out some luxury brands including Infinite (144), BMW (146) and Land Rover (258) as well.

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Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport: Twinning or Not?

While the Mitsubishi Outlander and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport may seem like twins, they’re more like cousins. They share the same bloodline, but they have their own characteristics and traits that make them unique. And while we’re fans of both models here at Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi, we narrowed down the differences to help you find which one better suits your lifestyle.

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Performance Preference

Both the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport are equipped with efficient, powerful standard engines. However, each powertrain offers different levels of performance output.

Mitsubishi Outlander: Equipped with a standard 2.4L I-4 engine that produces 166 horsepower and gets an estimated 31 MPG on the highway. When properly equipped, it can tow up to 1,500 lbs.

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport: Uses a standard 2.0L I-4 engine that puts out 148 horsepower while getting an estimated 32 MPG on the highway. It is not rated for towing.

Interior Space

As families grow, they typically need more space. Think about your family now and five years from now. How does it look?

Mitsubishi Outlander: Is ideal for larger families who need plenty of passenger space. The Outlander can comfortably seat up to 7 passengers, offering a total of 128.2 cubic feet of interior space and 10.3 cubic feet of cargo volume.

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport: Is great for single drivers and small families. It seats up to 5 occupants with 97.5 cubic feet of passenger volume and can accommodate up to 21.7 cubic feet of cargo behind the second row.

Accessories

Both the Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport are fully equipped with a variety of standard features that provide both comfort and convenience. Each of these models comes with Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity, a USB port for audio playback, and steering wheel-mounted controls. Optional features, like a navigation system and front fog lights, are available for both models as well.

So which Mitsubishi is right for you? Bring the whole family and test one out at Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi on Route 30 in North Huntingdon today!

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