Mitsubishi Mirage Consumers Stay Loyal

This January Mitsubishi Motors announced that the Mitsubishi Mirage has once again been recognized by IHS Automotive for having the highest Model Loyalty in the Non-Luxury traditional sub compact segment for the 2015 year.  This will be the second consecutive year the Mirage has been recognized for its superior owner loyalty performance.

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The IHS Automotive loyalty performance is determined when a household owns a new vehicle then returns to the market and purchase or lease another new vehicle of the same make and model.

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Mitsubishi Motors North America’s Executive Vice President was quoted as saying “The Mitsubishi Mirage is one of the true hidden gems in the automotive industry and this IHS award validates that claim.  Mirage offers an unmatched package of segment-leading fuel economy, attractive pricing and an industry leading new vehicle and powertrain warranty. Our faithful owners understand and appreciate the Mitsubishi Mirage.”

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The Mirage is coming off a record breaking year where sales increased nearly 30 percent from the previous year.  The 2017 model will have a new design and features, complete with a refreshed exterior design, improved performance and the incorporation of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.  The 2017 Mirage will continue to fill a need in the market for an affordable priced vehicle for consumers to purchase.

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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.

Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi, Parking lot, Pittsburgh

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 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.”

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“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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Jack Frost is Coming, Are you Ready for Him?

If you look outside it might surprise you that today is the first day of Winter.  Usually at this time of year, it is frozen tundra, but this year, we got lucky. But I’m afraid we’ve got some bad news.  Usually when we get milder weather in December it means January and February will be brutal with snow and ice. But, with mild weather, you can start to winterize your car before Jack Frost makes his appearance Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi has some steps that will ease you into the coming Winter weather.

Jack Frost, Jim Shorkey

 

  1. Wash Your Car

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To combat the icy roads we put down salt and soot to help with traction.  Sure, it gets us where we are going but it can do a number on our cars.  Before the first snow hits, you will want to wash your car.  Washing your car before Winter will remove all the dry mud that was caked on.  Mud can hurt the paint if it has been dried on for a long time.  In addition to the wash, add some wax to give your car the needed protection of the harsh Winter.

  1. Add a Battery Charger in Your Car

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Snowy weather puts your engine under more strain, which in turn means the battery is working harder.  Obviously if it is working harder that means more juice is being used.  This means the battery can run flat, quicker than usual.  Therefore, a battery charger is a good idea. These chargers clip onto your battery’s negative and positive terminals to give you an extra boost.

  1. Check Your Cars Liquids

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Nothing sounds more unpleasant than popping your hood on a freezing day.  Be preemptive and check you coolant, oil and anti-freeze.  Or you can come down to the Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi Fast Lane and we can do it for you.  You will want to have a half and half mix of coolant and water in your radiator.  The right mix will allow the water to stay as a liquid well below freezing point.  With engine oil you will want everything running smooth in the engine.

  1. Get New Wiper Blades and Refill Wiper Fluid

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Snow visibility can be rough, the wipers can smear and actually make your window even worse.  With wiper fluid that can level the playing field.  New wipers can reduce smear as well.

  1. Keep Your Gas at Least Half a Tank

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We aren’t worried about running gas while your driving, we are concerned about your car starting.  Low and changing temperatures can cause condensation to occur inside your gas tank which, when mixed with the fuel, could freeze as it makes its merry way along the fuel lines.

  1. Have a Good Ice Scrapper

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This one is pretty obvious.  Having a good ice scrapper can go a long way.  You want to get the ice off your car as fast and possible.

  1. Keep an Emergency Kit in the Car

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You may find you self in a situation where your car wont start. It’s always a good idea to be prepared.  An emergency kit could be a life saver.  An emergency kit consists of items like engine oil, spare wiper blades, tire pump, jumper cables, salt, blankets and other useful items.

  1. Getting Winter Tires

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Buying winter tires is the best way to fight against snowy conditions.  A good set can last for multiple winters and improve your car’s ability to drive on slippery surroundings.  Winter tires are game changers and many experts say that a 4X2 with winter tires are better in snow than 4X4 with regular tires.

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7 Gift ideas for your Gearhead in your life!

It should come as no surprise that Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi has many gearheads working here.  From technicians, sales consultants and receptionist many love working with cars even after they leave work.  And let’s be real, you probably have a Gearhead in your live too!  Here are 7 items that any gearhead would love to get during the holiday season.

 

Metro Vac Handheld Vacuum Cleaner $89.99

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If you are always on the run, eating in your car, things can get messy.  The 500-watt Metro Vac weighs less than 3 pounds but delivers 60″ of water lift (sealed suction measurement) that makes really fast work of cleanups in your car

 

Deluxe Sta-Put Hammock Car Seat Cover for Dogs $46.99

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Have a pet friend you want with you but not the fur in your vehicle.  The hammock shape also acts as a barrier to the front seat, and includes two storage pockets.  Works with all vehicles with headrest.

 

Dual USB Charger $22.99

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With the Dual USB charger, you can now charge or power two devices at the same time. The low-profile dual charger includes both high and low-current USB outputs, perfect for charging your tablet and handheld mobile device simultaneously while you’re on the road.

 

Global Power Converter $37.99

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The Global Power Converter not only converts voltage, but includes 4 built-in adapter plugs for the regions of Europe, the U.K., Australia and China–over 150 countries in all. So there are no individual plugs to misplace–just one compact unit that fits easily in the smallest bag. You can use it with small travel appliances up to 1875 watts, including most hair dryers, curling irons and shavers.

 

Heavy Duty Clean Park Garage Floor Mat $232.95

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The Clean Park also keeps your garage and home safe by keeping all of your walk areas dry.  The heavy duty vinyl, in conjunction with the raised plastic edges, holds gallons of liquid from spreading onto the garage floor.

 

Non-shed Imitation Sheepskin Auto Seat Covers $64.99

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These Auto Seat Covers are machine washable. Fits high or low back bucket seats. The imitation sheepskin seat covers won’t leave fibers on your clothes like other custom simulated sheepskin seat covers. Sold as a pair.

 

Swift Hitch Portable Back-Up Camera $239.99

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Make one person trailer hookup easy with a portable backup camera. Simply magnetically affix the camera to your tailgate and view the action from the driver’s seat on the handheld 2.5-inch color screen. It even has night vision.

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The Mitsubishi Is Getting a Nose Job.

Last year Mitsubishi showed us the brand new Outlander.  There were many changes in the upgrade, but the most pronounced was the nose of the vehicle.  Many thought the nose had a distinct futuristic designed and loved that it grew away from previous designs. Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi saw interest and sales going up for the redesign Outlander.  So when we saw the new Outlander Sport being revealed In California yesterday, we couldn’t control our excitement.  Like Kia in the Mid 2000’s, Mitsubishi is using its nose to define its brand image.  Check out Mitsubishi’s press release below!

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-2016 Outlander Sport adds bold, sleek exterior design elements with Mitsubishi’s “Dynamic Shield” front design concept

– Interior enhancements add stylish accents to further Outlander Sport’s value

CYPRESS, Calif. Nov. 18, 2015 – Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) today unveiled the updated 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport featuring a newly redesigned, bold exterior front fascia/grille. The brand’s best-selling CUV is now equipped with Mitsubishi’s “Dynamic Shield” front design concept adding a sleek, audacious element to a vehicle that already makes a statement of its own.

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“The Outlander Sport is a brand leader for Mitsubishi Motors, and we are excited to unveil this eye-catching 2016 model-year,” said MMNA executive vice president, Don Swearingen. “The Outlander Sport has always been a fun vehicle that delivers on its promise of reliability and value, and the 2016 model year continues to do so with a great new family look that unifies the Mitsubishi CUV lineup.”

 

In addition to the new exterior design, the 2016 Outlander Sport is equipped with new power folding side mirrors with LED turn indicators, wheel lip moldings, auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink® and a new 18-inch alloy wheel design. Also new to the vehicle this year are three new exterior colors: Cool Silver, Diamond White Pearl and Quartz Brown.

 

The Outlander Sport further develops its interior with a redesigned steering wheel, new 6.1″ Display Audio, high quality seat fabrics and a new light gray interior option. Staying true to its value-driven roots, the 2016 model-year has a starting MSRP of $19,595 and is supported by Mitsubishi’s phenomenal warranties: fully transferable 5-year/60,000 mile new vehicle limited warranty; 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty; 7-year/100,000 mile anti-corrosion perforation limited warranty and a 5-year/unlimited mile roadside assistance.

 

The Outlander Sport has a multitude of safety features including an advanced seven air bag SRS system and Mitsubishi Motors’ patented Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) safety cell body construction.

 

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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!

ice cream

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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And The Award Goes To…

Recently, Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) announced that the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport was named to Kelly Blue Books “10 Most Affordable SUVs” list for 2015. That means the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport was able to hold this title for 2 consecutive years!

One of the biggest selling points that is keeping this car in the running? You got it! It’s the 10- year/ 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. Add Jim Shorkey’s exclusive Warranty Forever, and you’ve hit the jackpot!

Jim Shorkey Warranty Forever

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport also earned a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). With features that include seven air bags, hill start assist, anti-lock braking system and brake assist, and Active Stability Control, there is no questioning this Top Safety Pick.

Don Swearingen, Executive Vice President for MMNA stated, “The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, which is the brand’s best-selling vehicle, offers distinctive styling like no other vehicle in its class.”

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

If you are looking to have your cake and eat it too, the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport will be the choice for you! How can you pass up such a long list of features with an incredibly low asking price? Stop out at Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi, located right on Route 30 in North Huntingdon, and check out our specials on the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport! See you soon!

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Rumor Has It

There is a rumor going around that we want to see come to life! There is talk that Mitsubishi is closer to developing an EVO crossover! We know! We were just as excited! Mitsubishi has hinted in the past that the EVO name will continue on, just in the form of a high performance crossover.

Despite switching to a high-ride platform, the EVOs successor is promising to keep it “light and fast”. Tetsuro Aikawa, “Mitsubishi boss” has suggested it also may be an electric vehicle or possibly even a plug in hybrid, likely an all-wheel drive system that borrows the S-AWC technology found in the electric MiEV Evolution racer.

Mitsubishi Evo Crossover

Ultimately, it does boil down to finances and whether or not Mitsubishi has the resources to do it. The fact that Mitsubishi has had record sales in the year 2014 makes it easier to do these sort of things. Although for now the future of the Mitsubishi EVO Crossover is still in the building block phase, you never know what the future may hold!

 

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