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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

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The 2016 Outlander Sport comes in a wide variety of models and today we will talk and show you the most premium trim Mitsubishi has to offer, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport GT!  JB Lynn our Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi Sales Consultant will take you on a tour of the GT.  This vehicle offers one of the best warranty’s on the market with its 100,000 mile power train limited warranty with the addition of our personal warranty forever program.  The Outlander Sport GT has a 2.4 liter engine that gives it a lovely boost making your driving experience complete.  The 2016 models have over 100 improvements overall, including a touchscreen console.  It is an IIHS top safety pick and we at the dealership can’t get enough of this well update vehicle.  So here is the vehicle and if you have any questions call us at 844-316-6060 or visit us at www.jimshoreymitsubishi.com.

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How to Connect Your Phone to Your Outlander Sport!

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Connecting bluetooth can be a trying experience if you are unfamiliar with a vehicle or a device.  Here at Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi, we have some helpful hints to connect your phone to your loved Mitsubishi.

Vehicle Setup

  1. Press the speech button on the steering wheel. It displays the image of a head with speech lines coming from the mouth.  Wait for the beep.
  2. After the beep, say “Setup.” The vehicle will list several options through the audio system at this point. Wait until it has completed the list and beeps again.
  3. Say “Pairing options.” Again, the vehicle will list options like list phones, select phone and pair a new phone. Wait for the beep.
  4. Say “Pair.” The Outlander will dictate instructions, and ask you for a four-digit PINcode.
  5. Say ANY four-digit pin code. You will use this PIN code on your phone right away to complete the pairing procedure.

Phone Setup

  1. From the “Settings” menu, select Bluetooth.
  2. Make sure Bluetooth is enabled, or set to “On.”
  3. Start a search on your phone for new devices.
  4. Once detected, “Hands-Free System” or a similar name will display. Select it.
  5.  Enter the four-digit PIN number you selected previously. In some cases, the PIN number will display and you will only need to confirm that is it correct.
  6. Your vehicle will ask you for a name associated with the cellphone.  Say your name after the beep.
  7. The vehicle will confirm by saying “Pairing Complete.”

Or Check out this video with our product specialist, JB Lynn.

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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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Suv bound

Mitsubishi will bring five new Suvs to market in Europe and other regions by 2021.  It is an attempt to reposition itself as a brand specializing in 4X4’s.  With this news many fans are speculating that popular hatchback vehicles like the Mirage will come to the end around this time.

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Each Suv’s will be in their different automotive section segments.  In order of size, smallest to biggest:

A small B-SUV (i.e. Juke/Captur sized), previewed by the yellow eX concept revealed at the 2015 Tokyo motor show and making its European debut at the 2016 Geneva show. Name still to be confirmed

A mid-sized SUV slightly larger than the ASX, and previewed by 2013’s XR-PHEV II concept. We’ll see the production version, rumored to be called the Outlander Sport, in 2017.  Replacement for the current Outlander, due in 2018

The Shogun Sport, a large SUV already on sale in Australian and Asian markets as the Pajero Sport, with a 2.4-liter diesel engine and eight-speed automatic gearbox and built on the same platform as the L200 pickup truck in Thailand. Overseas it’s a five-seater, but UK versions will seat seven.

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The replacement full-size Shogun, likely to be the last of the quintet to reach production. Like the current Shogun, it will be built on an entirely different platform from the rest of Mitsubishi’s models.

If Mitsubishi’s going to become an SUV brand, where does that leave the small Mirage supermini?  Mitsubishi is developing a new mirage next year available as a pure EV.  This will give it an obvious link with Mitsubishi’s other goal of having more electric cars is future areas.

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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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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.

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.

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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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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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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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Mitsubishi Brings You Back to the Future

Last month, the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV made its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It is a two-door compact crossover equipped with a 295 HP (combined) powertrain that can take it 53 miles on electricity alone, or further with the assistance of the 3-cylinder, 134 BHP gas engine.

With its futuristic design, the crossover’s debut made a bold statement that Mitsubishi is here to stay in the US. Check out the photo gallery below and let us know what you think. Would you drive this concept PHEV? Do you like the design aesthetic Mitsubishi has captured?

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Mitsubishi’s Fast Key Entry System: What It Is and How It Works

Mitsubishi Motors designs cars with the drivers of North Huntingdon and Pittsburgh in mind. Case and point: their Fast Key Entry System. Sounds great, but the heck is it? This ultra-convenient system lets you unlock your car, start the engine, and drive away without having to fumble in your pocket or purse for your keys. And when paired with available push-to-start technology, the convenience is unimaginably doubled. But how does it work? Inquiring minds want to know!

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To start, “Fast” as in “Fast Key” actually stands for Free-Hand-Advanced Security Transmitter, which pretty much covers the basics. When a transmitter (your key) comes within a certain distance of a receiver (built into your vehicle), then the locks disengage. Further, when paired with push-to-start technology, a person can simply push the start button without inserting a key into the ignition. But don’t fret if your Mitsubishi isn’t equipped with push-to-start technology. The Mitsubishi Fast Key Entry System will still allow you to press the ignition knob on the steering column to release the lock, and then twist it to start the engine. Much easier than trying to find your key in your purse or pocket; all you have to do is drive!

So the next time you’re admiring the blue skies on your way into work, and then running through the parking lot to your car in a rainstorm after work, just think: You should really get a Mitsubishi.

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