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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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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.

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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.

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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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The Mitsubishi Family Gets a Makeover

Mitsubishi Motors North America executive vice president, Don Swearingen, has let us in on a secret – The front-end design of the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander will be imitated on a range of the brand’s other models over the next 12 months. Which means Mitsubishi is getting a makeover!

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“This new brand identity that you see on this car will carry over. In the US, after this vehicle we’re going to first go with the Outlander Sport (ASX).So, later this year – production begins in October, it’ll be in the stores in November/December – and you will see a similar front design change. Then for us in the States, in the February/March timeframe, it will come to the Mirage. So you will see it. We don’t offer the [Mirage] sedan model here, but we will be offering that starting next year. And you’ll see the new styling elements carry over to those models,” stated Swearingen.

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“We have a Lancer, which is of course different to the Mirage,” Swearingen said. “We still plan to have the Lancer here in the US – we are going to make modifications and changes to it. We’re making some front-end changes this year on that – not as drastic as this, but we are making modifications..

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“I know we’re working on it. As many people have discussed, we were in a partnership discussion with another OEM. Those talks broke down. We’re still looking for a strategic partner to work with on that. But it’s a big part of our sales in the US, and we’re committed to keeping the car here. We understand it’s long in the tooth, but clearly it’s a great seller for us, and continues to be”

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Cant wait 12 months for the new Mitsubishi’s? Don’t worry, we’ve got tons to choose from NOW! Check out our inventory here.

 

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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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The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution: Leaving a Legend

With the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution days numbered, we decided to take ride down memory lane. Check out how the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution has evolved over the years.

First Mitsubishi Lancer

1973 Mitsubishi 1600 GSR: The Mitsubishi Lancer made its debut in 1973, offering three sub 100 hp engines and three body styles, all designed to compete with similar economy cars. Mitsubishi also built the rear drive, 1.6L twin-mikuni GSR coupe, which in rally specification made 169 lively horses. In an extraneous Southern Cross Rally, held in New South Wales, Australia, Andrew Cowan steered the Lancer to five straight victories.

1983 Mitsubishi Lancer 2000EX Turbo: By the mid ’70s and early ’80s, the Lancer started to make its way into North America under the Chrysler umbrella. This was the first Lancer to receive the legendary 4G63T, its 2.0L turbocharged power plant made a healthy 170hp delivered directly to the rear-wheels.

1993 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution I GSR: Through the late 80’s into the 90’s, Mitsubishi’s rallying flag was carried by the Mirage and the Galant. But by 1993, the Lancer got back on top. The Lancer EVO also had a lightweight version, the RS. The RS lost power amenities to shave weight down to 2575 lbs, and came rolling on steelies, ready to be turned up for the competition.

1995 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III: In 1995 the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution really did evolve. Mitsubishi enhanced the mean machine with nips and tucks including better aerodynamics and power levels up to 270 hp.

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1996 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV: The Mitsubishi EVO IV can easily be spotted by its iconic front fog lamps. Twin-scroll turbo technology reduced lag and beefed up the low-end torque, but the real development was found in the new active yaw control.

2001 Mitsubishi Lancer VI GSR: For the Mitsubishi Lancer VI GSR, Mitsubishi added a clutch-type center differential to the active yaw control and dubbed the system ALL Wheel Control. Drivers could choose from three separate settings depending on road conditions, changing the was onboard systems doled out the power.

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2005 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VII FQ-400: This EVO cranks out 202 hp per liter, the British-tuned FQ stands as one of the highest output per liter production cars ever made. At a price point of over $86,000, it is also one of the most expensive lancers ever made.

2013 Misubishi Lancer Evolution X MR (USDM): Equipped with a six-speed dual clutch, weighing more, and marking the retirement of the legendary 4G63, this EVO was welcomed with open arms to the Mitsubishi family. It was also equipped with full package yaw control, active center differential and Super All Wheel Control, the tenth EVO was less raw, but still handled like a beast.

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Mitsubishi: Making North Huntingdon Roads Safer One Car at a Time

Whether driving in snow gives you heart palpitations or you get nervous behind the wheel when the rain is beating down, then chances are only the safest vehicles on the road make your “Potential New Car” List.

Well it’s time to toss that list in the trash, and simply drive to Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi on Route 30 in North Huntingdon because we have you covered.

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No matter the weather, the Mitsubishi-exclusive feature called S-AWC (Super All Wheel Control) keeps your vehicle balanced, stable, and grounded at all times for increased safety. When you have a Mitsubishi vehicle with S-AWC, like an Outlander, Outlander Sport, or Lancer Evo, your vehicle provides enhanced traction rain or shine, sleet or snow; it doesn’t quit!

In addition to Mitsubishi’s S-AWC, when you drive an Outlander, you will be behind the wheel of one of the only vehicles in its segment with Active Front Differential, which is a new performance technology that splits the torque to enhance your vehicle’s effectiveness and efficiency even more. In fact, did you know that Mitsubishi’s Outlander and Outlander Sport line of SUVs was the “Most Awarded Family of AWD Vehicles to date?”

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So give us a call, and schedule your test drive today!

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You’ll Be Seeing Different Mitsubishi Vehicles Driving Around Pittsburgh in the Coming Years

Even great vehicles need a facelift every now and then. Enter Mitsubishi Motors with a plan improve its U.S. lineup with some fresh design touches next year. The biggest change will occur in the 2016 model vehicles, which all will get new grilles and fascias to create a more modern and unified look across the Mitsubishi board. Additionally, a new Mirage sedan is on the table for the 2017 model year (as we previously wrote about on this blog!).

All that aside though, Automotive News recently took a look at what Mitsubishi has coming your way in the next couple of years. Don’t forget your sunglasses because the future is bright! Here’s what they had to say:

Mirage: After some minor updates for the 2015 model year, the Mirage will be reengineered for the 2016 model year with new sheet metal from the small car’s A-pillar forward and some minor design tweaks to its rear. The update will include the brand’s new grille and fascia, plus a new hood design, headlights, and other updates. Production for the 2016 Mirage is slated to begin in late 2015, and the first vehicles could arrive stateside before the end of the year or slip into early 2016.

Mirage sedan: The sedan variant of the Mirage should arrive in the first half of 2016 for the 2017 model year, though timing has not been set in stone.

Lancer: Like the Mirage, the Lancer gets a major design update for the 2016 model year. The compact car will get new sheet metal from the A-pillar forward and the new grille and fascia. The Lancer’s interior also will be freshened for the 2016 model year, which goes into production in the fourth quarter of 2015 and should go on sale before the end of the year.

Mitsubishi eventually may replace the Lancer in the U.S. with a rebadged Renault vehicle.

Lancer Evolution: Fans of the high-performance Lancer Evolution should head to dealerships soon because the car will be phased out. Production of the Evolution MR trim will end in December; Evolution GSR production will wind down over the course of 2015; and Mitsubishi will drop the Evolution’s Recaro racing seats. The 2015 model year will be the Evolution’s last.

Before it’s gone, the Evo will get a send-off in the form of a so-called Special Action Model. The car, built specifically for the U.S., will get extra horsepower and other performance improvements. About 2,000 to 2,500 will be built during the Evo’s final 6 months of production next year.

Midsize sedan: Mitsubishi and Renault executives have been in talks since November about Renault supplying a midsize sedan to fill the hole in Mitsubishi’s lineup left by the cancellation of the Galant. Talks are continuing and are likely to produce a deal, but timing remains unclear.

Outlander: A freshened Outlander went on sale in July for the 2015 model year. The 2016 Outlander will get the new grille and fascia included in Mitsubishi’s new brand identity, part of 12 new pieces of sheet metal from the A-pillar forward and rear of the C-pillar included in the midsize crossover’s update.

Outlander plug-in hybrid: Another delay has pushed back the U.S. launch of the Outlander plug-in hybrid until late 2015. After unexpectedly high demand from Europe and Japan pushed back the Outlander PHEV’s U.S. introduction, this latest delay stems from a request from California regulators to equip the vehicle with a battery-life monitor that will warn drivers of possible degradation in the crossover’s lithium ion battery pack, Mitsubishi has said.

Outlander Sport: Mitsubishi put a new continuously variable transmission in its compact crossover for its 2015 model year re-engineering, and a new 2.4-liter engine will be added in February as a midyear addition to the lineup.

Next fall, the Outlander Sport will receive the brand’s new front-end styling updates as well as new sheet metal on the doors, fenders, hood and other areas — the most extensive update the vehicle has received since it first went on sale in 2011. Those changes arrive in the 2016 model year.

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Why the Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Could Be the Most Difficult Car to Get Your Hands On in 2015

Some things come and some things go. And the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart seems to be one of those things that will go. Mitsubishi recently announced the Lancer Ralliart production starts next month and will end in December 2014. That’s a very short window of only 4 months, and production numbers of the performance model will be very limited—forcing interested parties to act quick when the time comes.

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Additionally, the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart comes with seven new standard features both inside and out for the new model year but, as we mentioned before, they won’t be around long. It also comes with new pricing that bumps the cost up $1,100 over the outgoing model. Mitsubishi will keep the cost under the $30,000 mark and prices the 2015 Ralliart at $29,495 without destination/handling.

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Mitsubishi Lancer: Sporty AND Safe

The Lancer is one of Mitsubishi’s most popular vehicles. Traditionally, it’s thought of as a sporty, compact vehicle, but this perception is about to change.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently named this affordably priced and fun-to-drive vehicle an official IIHS “Top Safety Pick” for both the 2014 and 2015 models.

The Lancer joins the ranks of Mitsubishi’s outstanding crossover/SUV offerings in the stylish 5-passenger Outlander Sport and the 7-passenger Outlander as Mitsubishi vehicles rated as a “Top Safety Pick” or higher.

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The exceptionally well-engineered Lancer—thanks in part to Mitsubishi Motor’s patented Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body/chassis safety cell construction system—made the grade by passing a very stringent crash test.

In a press release, Don Swearingen, Executive Vice President of Mitsubishi Motors North America said, “It’s truly gratifying to see our very popular Mitsubishi Lancer once again named a “Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Lancer is a very versatile compact sports sedan that has it all—exceptional safety, excellent fuel economy, sporty performance, and plentiful standard features—and at a price to fit almost any budget.”

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Sneak Preview: The 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

The widely popular Lancer Evolution will undergo some fine-tuning and redesigning for its 2015 offering. In fact, Torque News has gone so far as to declare Mitsubishi fans will “storm the showroom” for this successor. But what makes it so great? Below, we outline why you will, indeed, see a stampede of people outside Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi waiting to take this car on a test drive.

Torque News on the Lancer Evolution’s success to date:

Mitsubishi is getting ready to launch the 2015 Lancer Evolution here in the U.S. and it will sell well. Mitsubishi Motors North America released sales figures of the Lancer Evolution and this was the best January through June sales total since 2008 for the EVO. Lancer Evolution sales totaled 1,569 for June and are up 14.5 percent year-to-date. There is a huge fan base of EVO fans who still want the performance car.

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What’s new with the design:

This new-generation speedster features considerable weight reduction thanks to employing lightweight materials, like aluminum and steel. This upgrade will enable better fuel economy, as well as enhance performance. We also can expect some changes to happen at the front part of this eleventh-generation vehicle concerning the look of its grille and headlights. Generally speaking, the entire body of the car will offer better aerodynamics and curvier lines. For the interior, this upcoming model will be supplied with two rows of seats spacious enough for five people. Furthermore, its dashboard will feature many valuable high tech and safety elements to enable comfortable and employ a safe drive.

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What kind of power will it have:

According to a little online research, this brand-new model will be supplied with two distinct engines. One of the options is likely to be a direct-injected turbocharged 2.0 L inline-4 powertrain that is estimated to be capable of developing 291 horsepower with 300 lb-ft of torque. Moreover, a hybrid variant of the same engine may also be offered, but mated to two electric motors, and therefore, it will have the ability to release 500 hp.

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Torque News on why people will buy it:

When EVO fans see the kind of performance this new-generation Lancer Evolution can produce, they will get on board in a big way. This younger performance-minded generation understands the need for performance cars to be environmentally friendly. The new-generation performance car will offer the best of both worlds. All we have to do is look at these recent race results to see the performance that will be available. There are large numbers of performance fans who will buy this new technology in a performance car.

The 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is the last of its kind, but Mitsubishi isn’t done with Rally racing yet and will use the valuable information the MMC engineers gather from the new Outlander PHEV and the MiEV Evolution III all-electric racecars for the next-generation Lancer Evolution development. Stay tuned.

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