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How to set up your bluetooth to your Mitsubishi Mirage

  1. Power on the phone and ensure Bluetooth is ON. Please refer to your phone’s user guide for steps to turn on Bluetooth.
  1. Press and release the PHONE button on the steering wheel and wait for the “beep” before you speak.
  1. Say “Pair (a) device”, or “Pair (a) Phone”.
  1. System will respond with “Start pairing procedure on the device. See the device manual for instructions. The Pairing Code is ‘XXXX’”.
  1. Remember the PIN code the Fuse System speaks.
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Dear John, Love Mitsi: A Story about a 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and its’ Salesman.

In life, we make hard choices.  This story is about one of those time.  So please enjoy this short film about a great premium vehicle that is on sale at $19,997.  I you have any questions give us a call at (844) 316-6060 or visit us at http://www.jimshorkey.com/

 

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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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The New Mirage and Yes You Are Seeing Things

When the Mitsubishi Mirage was first released many had stereotypes that the Mirage was small and underwhelming.  Overtime customers changed that perception to now being one of the most loyal vehicles in the US.  The new Mitsubishi just hit the ground and they have done even more improvements for the consumer.  When driving the new Mirage and noticed things changed for the better.

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The first thing that I noticed when I got into the Mirage was the new cloth that the Mirage gained.  It is much softer and less synthetic than the previous models.  The size of the cabin kept its amazing space that only Japanese manufactures have seem to conquer.  It’s so roomie.  The front dash has changed to a cleaner heating and cooling unit and gives you a feeling of sitting back more than previous models.  The suspension, tires and breaks are the same ,but the engine is the difference to the vehicle.  The newly redesigned engine gives you 4 more horse power.  It might not sound like much but with the new speed it improves acceleration.  Older models felt sluggish on acceleration when you pushed the gas pedal, with the engine improved the car is one of the most well balanced vehicles we have seen.  It keeps its impressive MPG with it averaging about 40 miles per gallon.  It inherits Mitsubishi’s industry’s best 100,000 mile warranty.  The 2017 is an upgrade that anyone would love.

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2016 Mitsubishi Lancer is Here

Take a look at the brand new 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer!  Since hitting the Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi lot the new Lancer has turned a lot of heads.  Here is JB Lynn one of our Sales Consultants showing you the new sweet ride.

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Fall Is Coming, What Now?

Sunny days, and chilly nights can only mean on thing. Fall is almost here, so we want to all make sure we are sqeezing in the last of the outdoor activites. The Pittsburgh area offers great, fun things to do with the family. Here is just a few things we highly suggest!

Idlewild and Soak Zone:

Pack up the Mitsubishi Outlander or Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and hit the road to enjoy the day at Idlewild. Hallaboo is every weekend in October and allows the kids to Trick or Treat while walking through Story Book Forest. You can also enjoy some rides and attrations!

Kennywood Phantom Fright Nights:

Kids a little older? No problem! Kennywoods Phantom Fright Nights is suggested for kids 13 years and older. With rides, and haunted houses, no matter what age you are, you will be sure to get spooked!

Schramms Fall Festival:

Enjoy a relaxing day at the farm! From picking pumpkins, hayrides, ponyrides, to a giant maze, the whole family will enjoy a gorgeous, fall, day here. Moms while you are here, be sure to check out the fall decor, including a great selection of beatiful, fall, mums.

 

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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for…

Some of you may know, July is National Ice Cream month. Hey, well take any excuse to eat ice cream. The Mitsubishi Mirage comes in so many fun colors we thought it would be fun to match up their colors to ice cream flavors! So with out further a do, here we go!

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Infrared– White House Cherry, beacuse man does that red stand out!

Sapphire Blue- Dinosaur Crunch ( and if you dont know what that is, you better make a trip to Kerbers Dairy)

Kiwi Green- Mint Chocolate Chip, because thats the only way green ice cream can be good!

Plasma Purple– Very berry, because well, just check out that color!

Cloud White– Vanilla ( by default)

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And there you have it. Short, and sweet. Have some of your own of what flavors these colors would be? Feel free to share! And don’t forget to celebrate National Ice Cream month!

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Another One for the Books

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 yet again making historic news.

Mitsubishi Outlander, Mitsubishi Outlander North HuntingdonMitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) announced that the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander has been named by Kelly Blue Book’s KBB.com as one of its “10 Most Affordable 3-Row Vehicles.” While in review, KBB.com noted that the Outlander is “loaded with value”. Not only does the Outlander come standard with three rows of seating, it also “comes standard with micron air filtration, hill-start assist, traction and stability control, seven air bags and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, one of the industry’s best.”mitsusbishi outlander sport, mitsubishi outlander sport north huntingdon

This is the second year that KBB.com has recognized the Outlander. The crossover received this same award in 2014 and was also recognized in 2014 with the website’s “5-Year Cost to Own Award: Best Mid-Sized SUV/Crossover” award. And thanks to the availability of Forward Collision Mitigation, the Mitsubishi Outlander is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IHHS) “Top Safety Pick+”.

For shoppers that are looking for an CUV packed with features, value and safety, the Mitsubishi Outlander seems to be the clear decision. Browse our inventory here, and find your Mitsubishi Outlander today!

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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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Mitsubishi Motors: The Masters of 4WD Innovation

Did you know that Mitsubishi engineers designed and built the very first production four wheel drive (4WD) vehicles in Japan 80 years ago? It’s no wonder Mitsubishi is widely known for their innovative engineering.

AWC is the brand name of a four-wheel drive system developed by Mitsubishi Motors. The system was first implemented in the 2001 Lancer Evolution VII. The 4WD drive technology is the glue that holds Mitsubishi together and has been aided in Mitsubishi’s longstanding motor sports activities and long history in rally racing spanning almost half a century. As a motorsports racing team, Mitsubishi Motors has won the grueling and unforgiving Dakar Rally which, as of the 2015 event, has been run 36 times – and Mitsubishi has been victorious in their category 12 times to date.
2012-Mitsubishi-Lancer-SE-awc-badgeAccording to Mitsubishi: “…AWC is a four-wheel dynamic control philosophy for maximally exploiting the capability of all four tires of a vehicle in a balanced manner to realize predictable handling and high marginal performance.”

Although the AWC was initially developed for the high performance Lancer Evolution full-time four-wheel drive models, the system is now incorporated in Mitsubishi’s other 4WD vehicles, each having its own distinct configuration.

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