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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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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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Make a Mitsubishi Your Own with Genuine Accessories

If your like us, you appreciate the bold and sleek style Mitsubishi offers. But why not accessorize your vehicle to add a personal touch? That’s why we listed a few of our favorite Mitsubishi accessories below!

Mitsubishi Outlander
We encourage taking the Outlander on the open road and down the beaten path, but only after installing Mitsubishi Outlander mud guards. These mud guards keep all manner of road debris from caking up the side of your vehicle.

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Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Pittsburgh may not have the nickname the “Windy City”, but we’re no stranger to those windy days. The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport side window deflectors help reduce the amount of direct air-flow and wind turbulence.

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Mitsubishi Mirage
If you’re looking to give your Mitsubishi Mirage a face-lift, consider front bumper extensions. Available in 7 different colors!

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Mitsubishi Lancer
If the Lancer wasn’t stylish enough, this rear lip spoiler will take it to a whole other level. This sleek accessory compliments the Lancers already posh exterior.

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Give our parts department a call to find out more about Mitsubishi genuine accessories! (866) 337-6919

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The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Will Be Driving onto Showroom Floors This Summer

This cold Pittsburgh weather seems to be dragging, but here’s something to look forward to – Summer! And the all new 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander!

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The new Outlander will be arriving in Mitsubishi dealerships this July, and will debut at the 2015 New York Auto Show. Mitsubishi will have the same engines and transmissions as the current model, but will feature over 130 updates, including more sound-deadening material and improved fuel economy.

The SUV offers two powertrain choices, the 2.4-liter incline four-cylinder engine mated to a continuously variable transmission and a 3.0-liter V6 engine linked to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Don Swearingen, Mitsubishi Motors North America Executive Vice President, stated “The concept showcases aggressive styling and a level of refinement that will be coming to Mitsubishi vehicles. All of our 2016 model year vehicles will be refreshed with our new brand identity, starting with the 2016 Outlander.”

No images of the 2016 Outlander are available, but teaser images will debut after the 2015 Geneva Auto Show. If you cant wait for the 2016 Outlander, we have tons of 2015 Outlanders to choose from. Take a look at our inventory here!

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Ways to Save: Mitsubishi’s VIP Purchase Program

Most companies offer their employees a competitive benefits package, including insurance, vacation time, 401K savings, and more. Some companies may even offer discounts and perks at outside businesses, including gym memberships and percentages off your mobile phone plan. But what about up to $2,500 off a new car?

VIP pricing

With the new Mitsubishi VIP Purchase Program, this too-good-to-be-true scenario can be a reality. Administered by Mitsubishi in an effort to express its gratitude for the automaker’s corporate partners, the VIP Purchase Program extends significant discounts on a wide range of Mitsubishi models, including the Outlander Sport, Outlander, Mirage, and Lancer, to full-time employees and retirees of business all throughout the Western PA area.

With employees of more than 700 companies currently eligible for VIP Purchase, simply click the link here to review the list of companies that qualify. You can always speak with your current employer’s HR rep or give us a call at Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi at (866) 465-2969.

 

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Coming Soon to Dealership Near You: The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Ask anyone close to the Mitsubishi Motors brand, and they’ll tell you the ever-changing car giant is hard at work developing new, innovative products for the future. Even more, Mitsubishi has been quick to say their future lies with hybrid and electric vehicles. Case in point, in 2009, the company dipped its toe in the alternative energy pool, bringing to market the all-electric i-MiEV city car. Finding the water warm, last year Mitsubishi decided it was time to tuck up its legs and cannonball into the deep-end, releasing the more mainstream Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV).

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Still no debut in the states, the Outlander PHEV has been on a slow worldwide rollout since its debut in Japan in 2013. Based on the current third-generation Outlander, Mitsubishi has already delivered over 33,000 of these hybrid crossovers around the globe. And impressively, for 2014 the Outlander PHEV is the highest selling plug-in hybrid currently on sale in the U.K.

So where’s our version? Be patient, it is coming. Expect the North American version to arrive in late 2015 or early 2016.

AutoGuide recently drove the worldwide phenomenon, and this is what they had to say:

The drivetrain for the PHEV starts with a 2.0-liter gasoline engine derived from the Lancer compact sedan. To bolster refinement, balancing shafts have been added to the engine, which makes 120 hp and 145 lb-ft in this application. Joining it between the front wheels is an electric motor with 40 hp and 100 lb-ft of torque. In the rear there’s another electric motor that also generates 40 hp, but since it’s the sole powertrain for the back tires, torque has been boosted up to 144 lb-ft.

It’s What’s Inside that Counts:

The PHEV can run in three different drive modes: EV, Series or Parallel. In EV mode, the Outlander runs on pure electric power up to speeds of 75 MPH, utilizing the front and rear motors. In Series mode, the gas engine acts as an energy producing generator for the electric motors, similar to the Chevrolet Volt. When maximum power is called for, Parallel mode kicks in that uses the gas engine and electric motors to drive the vehicle. If a charge is completely depleted, the vehicle becomes front-wheel drive only since the gasoline engine is only coupled to the front wheels. But, a charge can be recaptured through regenerative braking, coasting, etc., that can store a little power in the batteries for use at the rear wheels when needed.

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But How Does it Drive:

Power delivery is smooth and feels more robust than figures suggest. A fair amount of throttle application can be applied in pure electric mode before the gasoline engine will engage. Once it does, the transition from all electric to hybrid mode is smooth.

Getting up to speed on the highway with three adults onboard isn’t an issue and the Outlander will cruise comfortably at 74 MPH in pure electric mode without struggling. Being a European spec vehicle, the brakes were a bit grabbier than we are used to in North America, but otherwise worked fine. The paddle shifters from the V6 Outlander are still present, now serving a new purpose. Slap the left paddle and the vehicle’s regenerative braking force increases while clicking the right paddle decreases pressure. In all, regen braking force can be adjusted through six levels, ranging from zero (off) to five (whiplash).

Recharge on Demand:

One of the coolest features in the Outlander PHEV has to be the vehicle’s ability to recharge its battery pack on demand. By selecting the recharge button on the center console, the gasoline engine will not only produce power for the drive motors, but also enough to begin recharging the battery pack. Mitsubishi claims battery can be recharged to 80 percent capacity in just 40 minutes, which is impressive considering a stage three rapid charger needs 30 minutes to accomplish the same feat.

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While on the topic of charging, a standard 110V household outlet can charge the Outlander fully in 6.5 hours which is also impressive. It almost makes a stage two 220V charger’s four-hour refill time seem redundant.

For those who do a lot of highway commuting followed by drives through a city, Mitsubishi has given the Outlander PHEV a “save” feature that allows drivers to manually engage the gasoline engine when wanted to save the electric charge for later. I experimented using both the save feature and the recharge on demand and found neither adversely affected the Outlander’s performance. In fact, when cruising on the highway, I would be interested in finding out how much more gas the Outlander uses during a forty minutes charge period compared to just running the drive motors. Is the extra gas trade off worth the recaptured electric range? Only a proper test with the upcoming North American version can answer that question.

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In the meantime, come out and test drive the Mitsubishi Outlander! By the time the PHEV hits the market, it will just the time for an upgrade!

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Mitsubishi to Build Pickup Truck for Fiat

Mitsubishi does well with the Outlander and Outlander Sport, but does anyone remember the Mitsubishi Raider, the Mitsubishi pickup truck offering that made it’s debut in 2006? Well, as far as we know, the Raider isn’t coming back, but Mitsubishi’s name has been recently tied with other truck news.

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The diamond-studded brand has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Fiat to develop and manufacture a midsize pick-up truck that would be supplied by Mitsubishi and based on the L200.

Production is slated to begin in early 2016 at Mitsubishi’s assembly plant in Thailand. The Japanese automaker is expected to supply Fiat with 150,000-170,000 trucks over a span of six years.

Don’t look for a Fiat truck in North America anytime soon, however. Fiat wants to sell it in the Latin American market, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. But is anyone really sure what the future holds??

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The New Trend to Hit North Huntingdon? The All-New 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander!

The Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi new car lot is surging with 2015 models, ready to find a new home. Leading the way is the all-new 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander! This affordable midsize SUV received some updates for 2015 that will have any driver clamoring for the keys!

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The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 166 horsepower. A 224-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 engine is available. A continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) and front-wheel drive are standard. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard with the 3.0-liter engine and all-wheel drive is optional with either powertrain. With front-wheel drive and the 2.4-liter engine, the 2015 Outlander earns an EPA-estimated 25/31 mpg city/highway.

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Standard features in the seven-seat 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander include a new leather-wrapped steering wheel, a six-speaker audio system, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, Bluetooth, and automatic climate control. Newly standard for 2015 is Mitsubishi’s FUSE Hands-Free Link System, which allows occupants to control audio and smartphone functions using voice commands. Available features include leatherette seats, HD Radio, a 6.1-inch touch-screen display, a nine-speaker audio system, satellite radio, navigation, a rearview camera, heated front seats, and push-button start. Adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and lane departure warning are also optional.

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Pittsburgh Loves Mitsubishi, And Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi Loves Pittsburgh

Mitsubishi brand across the nation has experienced tremendous growth in sales, and Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi in North Huntingdon is helping lead the way! We would like to send a big THANK YOU to everyone in the North Huntingdon and Pittsburgh areas for making us not only one of the top Mitsubishi dealerships in our region but also the country!

Here is a breakdown of how Mitsubishi is doing across the board and how a slew of vehicles contributed to this success.

The American-made Outlander Sport 5-passenger compact crossover/SUV was the brand’s sales leader among its diverse model lineup with sales of 2,869 units in August – the best August sales month and the second best all-time month of sales since its release in 2010.

Like the Outlander Sport, the extremely fuel-efficient Mirage 5-door sub-compact scored its second best all-time month of sales in August with 1,666 units sold.

The recently redesigned Outlander 7-passenger crossover/SUV also demonstrated exceptional sales momentum with sales of 1,134 units for August. Sales for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) “Top Safety Pick+”-rated Outlander are now up 19.9 percent year-to-date and represent the best January through August sales for the model since 2008.

“Outlander Sport and Mirage continue to lead the way with consistently strong sales,” said MMNA Executive Vice President of Sales, Don Swearingen. “And it is equally gratifying to see our redesigned Outlander crossover/SUV have its strongest sales run since 2008. Outlander offers excellent fuel efficiency and highly advanced safety technologies all at a very affordable price.”

Check out these great vehicles and more today! Or better yet, come and see us on Route 30 in North Huntingdon!

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A Look Back at Our Transformation from Suzuki to Mitsubishi

As you probably know, our Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi store used to be Jim Shorkey Suzuki. However, Suzuki stopped selling their cars here in the US, so we improvised and became the dealership that we are today.

We sold our new Suzuki stock months and months ago, and have been replacing all of the signs around the dealership from “Suzuki” to “Mitsubishi” ever since. Take a look at this transition in a few snapshots!

IMG_1154Our old Suzuki sign

IMG_1152Our new Mitsubishi sign ready to be assembled

IMG_1163New Mitsubishi sign

IMG_1164New sign over our Mitsubishi service bay

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