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Your not Seeing things, That Mirage is a Sedan!

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Mitsubishi scored a huge win with its latest generation of the Mirage.  With its smaller engine, spacious interior, and clean styling, the Mirage teaches you that being small can be a good thing. The Mirage is pound for pound a one of the best cars on the market.  It has a reputation for being a money saver with one of the best miles per gallon for a vehicle that is not a hybrid.  The Mitsubishi Mirage’s sales success led to the additional expansion of a sedan based model.  We here at Jim Shorkey are happy to announce we have the 2017 Mitsubishi G4 Sedan. The G4 Sedan is unique from the Hatchback model but keeps the traits that makes the Mirage loved.

The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is a four-door sedan version of the pre-existing Mirage hatchback.  All 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage models will get a revamp no matter hatchback or sedan.  The sedan obviously gains a trunk, the G4 sports all of the upgrades made to the Mirage sedan for 2017, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.  Switching to a four-door sedan body changes the styling, and at the other end there’s a designed a sedan-specific front fascia.  The G4 sedan is already sold in a bunch of other markets as either the Mirage G4 or the Attrage, and Mitsubishi decided this was the year to bring the sedan to North America for some time.

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The Mitsubishi G4 Mirage offers the same 1.2-liter, three-cylinder engine as the Mirage hatchback. While driving you should expect it to produce the same 78 horsepower and 74 pound-feet torque, and for the same five-speed manual and CVT automatic transmission options to be on tap. What the Mirage lacks in power it makes up for in fuel economy: the last hatchback model to be EPA certified got 40 mpg combined, making it the most efficient non-hybrid car sold in the U.S. The Sedan will get 37 mpg

The interior should be pretty similar to the Mirage hatchback, which gets a new steering wheel and seat materials as part of its 2017 refresh. Like the hatchback, the Mirage G4 gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 300-watt Rockford Fosgate audio system from the five-door may be offered on the sedan as well.

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You’re not going turbo on us? With Mitsubishi you better bet!

Earlier this month at a Mitsubishi make conference with its dealerships the automotive companies announced that the next generation of vehicles with have a little more pep in their step.  The models will have completely updated turbocharged engines.  Leading the way is 1.5 liter turbocharged engines for the 2018 midsize crossover segment.  This should make the die hard Mitsubishi fans excited.  The brand was notorious for being an early adopter of turbocharging in the 1980’s and 1990’s and boosting sales during that time.

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Dealers who attended the meeting said Mitsubishi showed images of the crossover that is slotted between the next generation Outlander Sport and Outlander.  Mitsubishi also told dealers that it may only sell 100,000 vehicles per year in the U.S. ,but it is the biggest and most profitable market for Mitsubishi.  Making the US ideal for investment.  Mitsubishi higer ups are considering a turbocharged 1.1 liter engine for the next generation of the Mirage and supcompact cars.  In addition to the 1.1 liter engine a larger turbocharged engine is being developed for the next generation of the Outlander three row crossover.

“They know we’re their best chance,” said Ryan Gremore, chairman of Mitsubishi’s dealer council and general manager of O’Brien Mitsubishi in Normal, Ill. “You put your resources where you get your best results.”

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Don Swearingen, executive vice president of Mitsubishi Motors North America, told dealers that he and CEO Ryujiro Kobashi are traveling to Japan this month to advocate for the turbocharged engine in the Outlander. In an interview, Swearingen said Mitsubishi needs the boosted engine to move the Outlander upscale as fuel economy standards grow more stringent.

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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.

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About 165,000 cars are produced every day.

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

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

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

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

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The average car has 30,000 parts.

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

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The first car accident occurred in 1891, in Ohio.

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

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

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Up to 80% of an average car is recyclable.

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The inventor of the cruise control was blind.

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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.

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Will the Mitsubishi Evo Return as a Plug-In Hybrid SUV?

Ecomento.com recently posed this question on their website, so it got us at Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi thinking—could the beloved Evo return as a plug-in hybrid SUV? Our answer? Quite possibly. Check out what ecomento.com has to say below. Let us know what you think? Would you drive a reimagined Evo as an SUV?

Mitsubishi has hinted at the possibility of using the Evolution badge on a plug-in hybrid SUV before, and now one of the executives is offering a few more details.

Mitsubishi is interested in launching a version of the Outlander Sport (known as the ASX outside the U.S.) with “Evo characteristics,” boss Tetsuro Aikawa said in a recent interview with Autocar.

Aikawa noted that an electrified Evo sets up a bit of wordplay in Japanese. In that language “Oh” pronounced the way it is in “Evo” means king. Then there are the letters “EV,” the acknowledged shorthand for “electric vehicle.” Put the two together and you get… the king of electric vehicles?

The plug-in hybrid Evo would be based on the next-generation Outlander Sport, which was previewed by the Concept XR-PHEV II Mitsubishi unveiled at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The concept’s powertrain consists of a gasoline engine of indeterminate size and a 120-kilowatt electric motor fed by a lithium-ion battery pack. Unlike the outgoing Evo and the majority of crossovers and traditional SUVs, it’s front-wheel drive.

Clearly, Mitsubishi will have to do some work to make its next plug-in hybrid worthy of the Evo name, but it appears to have plenty of time.

While the new Outlander Sport could debut as early as next year, the Evolution model won’t appear until “far into the future,” if it gets built at all.

Mitsubishi will sell a non-ego plug-in hybrid version of the Outlander Sport for buyers looking solely for efficiency, but it’s probably a bit too early to put down a deposit for that performance version.

Still, the idea of a crossover that’s both efficient and sporty is intriguing. If plug-in hybrids are ever going to become truly mainstream, they’ll have to take on more than safe and sensible roles.

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