Monthly Archives: January 2016

Cool Car Facts From Cool Car People!

Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi is a place for car people.  We have cars for sell like the Outlander Sport, accessories for cars like the Mitsubishi and fix any car that gives you troubles.  With cars on the mind you hear some interesting facts about cars.  Here are some cool facts we have uncovered.

There are 1 billion cars currently in use on earth.

Jim Shorkey, Traffic, billion cars

About 165,000 cars are produced every day.

Jim Shorkey, Mitsubishi, assembly room.

The vehicle with the highest mileage covered a total of 2,850,000 miles.

Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi, Odomerter, Fun Facts, North Huntingdon

It would take less than 6 months to get to the Moon by car at 60 mph.

Driving to the moon, Mitsubishi, Jim Shorkey

95% of a car’s lifetime is spent parked.

Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi, Parking lot, Pittsburgh

In 1900, 40% of American cars were powered by steam, 38% by electricity, and 22% by gasoline.

Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi, North Huntingdon,

The average car has 30,000 parts.

Parts, Fun Facts, Jim Shorkey, Mitsubishi

The average American spends about 38 hours a year stuck in traffic.

In traffic, Jim Shorkey,

The first car accident occurred in 1891, in Ohio.

First Car Accident, Jim Shorkey, North Huntingdon

When the car radio was introduced, some states wanted to ban it arguing that it could distract drivers and cause accidents.

Jim Shorkey, Mitsubishi, North Huntingdon, Irwin

It is a criminal offence to drive around in a dirty car in Russia.

Jim Shorkey Kia, Mitsubishi, North Huntingdon, Pittsburgh

Up to 80% of an average car is recyclable.

Recycle Car, Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi, North Huntingdon

The inventor of the cruise control was blind.

Jim Shorkey, Mitsubishi, New Design, North Huntingdon

In the early years of the 20th century, horses were causing so much pollution with their poop that cars were seen as the “green” alternative.

Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi, North Huntingdon,

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Mitsubishi Big: Not Only in Japan

In a press release yesterday from Cypress, California, Mitsubishi Motors North America released their end of year sales report.  In total, Mitsubshi Motors North America sold 95,342 vehicles, up 22.8 percent over the previous year of 2014.  This is the best yearly sales since 2008.  Mitsubishi even ended the year strong with a month that continued their historic streak of 22 consecutive months of year over year sales increase.

Jim Shorkey, Mitsubishi, assembly room.

Mitsubishi Outlander Sports travel on the assembly line at the Mitsubishi Motors North America manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. Photographer: Daniel Acker

In a press release Don Swearingen, MMNA Executive Vice President said:

“2015 was a monumental year for Mitsubishi Motors in many ways: we reported sales increases every month over the prior year, our dealer network has strengthened and we successfully launched the new 2016 Outlander. Most importantly, we’re poised to repeat our success in 2016.” “Mitsubishi’s strategy for the U.S. is all about crossover SUVs and the launch of the 2017 Mirage G4. In 2015 both Outlander and Outlander Sport showed strong demand at dealerships and posted total sales of 5,292, up 37.4 percent over the previous year.”

Jim Shorkey, Mitsubishi Outlander, Sales are up

“The support of our dealers, along with a very strong showroom of revamped product offerings will propel us into the new year; Mitsubishi’s sales momentum will continue strong through 2016 and beyond,” said Swearingen.

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, Jim Shorkey, Mitsubishi, Sales

The volume leader of the Mitsubishi brand is the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Outlander Sport.  The newly designed Outlander was up 76.6 percent from December 2014 with 1,936 units sold in 2015.  The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport also had a 21.8 percent increase year over year.  With the new design of the Mitsubishi Outlander selling so well, Mitsubishi expects that the newly design Lancer and Outlander Sport hitting the lots in the first quarter will also increase sales year over year for 2016.  With all this great news from Mitsubishi, we at Jim Shorkey can’t wait for the new 2016 Mitsubishi Lancers and Outlander Sports to hit our lots.

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