Introducing the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

You may have known the Mitsubishi Eclipse as a peppy sports car—and so have we. But that admirable vehicle has been out of production in the states since 2012. However, Mitsubishi is bringing the Eclipse name back, now in the form of a crossover utility vehicle. The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will carry over the same standard of peppy driving dynamics and intelligent technology that were set in the original Eclipse.

 

The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross starts at a very affordable price, especially considering all that this crossover has to offer. Its sporty styling is reminiscent of a coupe, accented with things like LED brake lights and stunning color options. The cabin is crafted with premium materials and filled with smart technology. A 7-inch touchscreen audio display can sync to a passenger’s smartphone with the help of Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross updates also include a color head-up display which projects performance-relevant information behind the steering wheel where it’s easy to see.

 

This new crossover version of the Eclipse is just as peppy, if not more so, thanks to the standard 152-horsepower turbocharged 1.5-liter engine. It’s also equipped with Mitsubishi’s unique Super All-Wheel Control system, which provides exceptional handling in any situation.

 

We expect to see the new 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross on the lot at Pantilli Mitsubishi in March 2018. Be sure to stop by for one of the first test drives in this exciting new crossover!

Tips for Avoiding Deer on the Road During Peak Season in West Virginia

Deer

Fall is the perfect time to take a scenic drive. The colors are stunning and wildlife is abundant. But, according to the Division of Natural Recourses, October and November also present the highest risk to West Virginia drivers of colliding with deer.  So, you can safely enjoy all the beautiful fall drives West Virginia has to offer, here are some tips from Pantili Mitsubishi for avoiding deer on the road this fall.

Be Aware of your surroundings

 Scan your peripherals for deer. If you see a deer, immediately reduce your speed and sound your horn several times in short blasts.

Use your headlights

 Keep your headlights on even during the day. This will often help you spot deer because their eyes are reflective. At night, use your high beams when possible to increase your field of view.

Brake, don’t swerve

 If you encounter one or more deer on the road, don’t swerve out of your lane to avoid it. Instead, apply your brakes and wait until the deer clear out of the way before proceeding.

One deer usually means more deer

 If you see one deer, proceed with extreme caution and keep an eye out for more, as deer typically travel in groups.

This fall, make a habit of driving defensively. Colliding with a deer is very dangerous and can do massive damage to your vehicle. Keep your eyes peeled and drive safely!

Easy and Fun Thanksgiving Crafts for the Whole Family

Thanksgiving Day Crafts

Easy and Fun Thanksgiving Crafts for the Whole Family

While there’s nothing wrong with eating a little too much and spending the day on the couch watching football, there are plenty of other exciting activities to fill up your Thanksgiving. Do something new this year by trying out one of these fun Thanksgiving crafts from Pantili Mitsubishi.

 Pinecone Turkey 

This craft is perfect for kids and is a great excuse for them to get out of the house while you finish up the cooking. Send them out to look for the perfect pinecone before they get started on this easy craft that only requires some basic supplies you probably already have lying around. These cute turkeys also make great centerpieces when they’re done!

 Thanksgiving Tree

 Bring everyone together and have them trace their hand on construction paper to make “leaves” for your Thanksgiving tree. Once they’re cut out, have everyone write something they’re thankful for before hanging it up. This craft is easy for everyone and reminds us all what Thanksgiving is really about.

 Pin the Tail on the Turkey

 With some common crafting supplies, you can quickly make a tailless turkey so the kids can play Pin the Tail on the Turkey while you’re busy in the kitchen. It’s super simple, lots of fun for the kids, and will give you some time to get things done before the relatives show up.

Thanksgiving is about coming together with friends and family, and what better way to do so than by making something together. Try out one or all of these Thanksgiving crafts and have the best holiday ever!

Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween Costume Ideas

 There are plenty of creative ways to unleash your wild side this Halloween. Here are a few Halloween costumes ideas that will have everyone looking great while heading door-to-door for candy or checking out local parties.

 Racecar driver

Dressing up as a race car driver is the perfect opportunity to unleash your creative side. No matter the costume wearer’s age, a race car driver costume generally consists of various bright colors and patterns. As an added bonus, a pit stop crew member makes for the perfect partner if you plan on hitting Halloween parties as a pair. “If you’re not first, you’re last!”

 Queen/King

There’s nothing quite like dressing like royalty, and Halloween presents the perfect opportunity to do so. Dressing as a Queen or King can cost as much as you want, whether you go for the full outfit—luxurious cloak, golden crown, and a jewel-encrusted scepter—or just a simple plastic crown from the party store.

 A bat

Bats are a major part of Halloween. The spooky creatures tend to frolic in the night and you can too if you’re willing to dress like one. A bat costume requires some black fabric, elastic, and a pointed ear headband. It’s simple to make and you can reuse the fabric at a later time.

Happy Halloween from all of us here at Pantilli Mitsubishi!

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage

The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage stands as one of the most affordable cars in the industry. Its low price point and a plethora of features make it a value-oriented model with few true competitors. On top of that, the Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback is a functional car that’s perfect for heading to college or going on spring break.

Capable of seating up to five passengers comfortably, the Mitsubishi Mirage boasts a surprising amount of interior space for such a small car; folding the rear seats down opens up a vast 47 cubic feet of cargo space. Despite its low pricing, the latest model features a standard rearview camera and LED taillights that prove it’s worth every penny.

A three-cylinder engine produces over 70 horsepower in the Mitsubishi Mirage. That peppy engine returns hybrid-like fuel economy, up to an EPA-estimated 37/43 MPG City/Highway.* Thanks to its small size, the Mirage is capable of navigating tight city streets and fitting into small parking spaces with ease.

To top it all off, the Mitsubishi Mirage comes backed by a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty coupled with a five-year/60,000-mile transferable new vehicle warranty. Owners will also enjoy five years of roadside assistance coverage.

Visit our team at Pantilli Mitsubishi to take the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage for a test drive.

 *Use for comparison only. EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary.

Fall Service Tips to Protect Your Vehicle

Fall Vehicle Service

Taking care of your car isn’t only important for the sake of your vehicle—it’s important for your safety, too. These fall service tips will help you maintain your vehicle’s performance so that you can have safe driving moving into the fall season.

Tires

Keeping your tires properly inflated is a critical part of driving in autumn rain showers. Driving on wet roads is also much safer when your tires are in good shape, showing no signs of visible damage and maintaining a deep, healthy tread.

Battery

If the car battery is old, it may perform fine in the summer and then surprise you by dying in the autumn. This is because cold weather is tough on batteries. Avoid getting stranded by bringing your car into Pantilli Mitsubishi to have your battery tested and replaced if needed before the low temperatures hit.

Brakes

It’s obviously important to have healthy brakes when you’re preparing to drive on rain, show, or ice. If you feel a pumping or pulsing when you brake, if you hear a squeaking, or if it’s been awhile since the brakes were checked, have them looked at by our team at Pantilli Mitsubishi. We’ll make sure your vehicle is set for safe driving on slick roads.

For more tips to protect your vehicle, contact us at Pantilli Mitsubishi.

Fall Vehicle Service

Reasons Why Mitsubishi’s Warranty Is the Best

Mitsubishi’s Warranty Is the BestIf you’re shopping for a new car, you’ve no doubt heard about the benefits of warranties. This is one of many reasons why people choose to buy new or CPO over used. The peace of mind that comes with warranty coverage is often worth the extra money. But, the fact is that no two warranties are created equal, and the Mitsubishi warranty happens to offer benefits that outweigh those of other manufacturer warranties.

Powertrain Limited Warranty

The powertrain limited warranty serves to protect buyers from potential damage or malfunctions in the engine and transmission. It will cover the cost of repairs or replacements to this area. In brands like Honda, Toyota, Mazda, and Nissan, you’ll find that the powertrain limited warranty lasts around 5 years/60,000 miles. With Mitsubishi, however, buyers get a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty.

New Vehicle Limited Warranty

This warranty will pay for replacements or repairs to most parts of the entire new vehicle, excluding parts that need regular replacements like tires and light bulbs. For other brands, the new vehicle limited warranty usually lasts 3 years/36,000 miles, but for Mitsubishi, you’re covered in this area for 5 years/60,000 miles.

Mitsubishi warranties also come with additional advantages, like a five-year roadside assistance plan. Mitsubishi’s Warranty is the best because the brand is absolutely confident in its vehicles, and you should be too.

Learn more about why Mitsubishi has the best warranty and the best deals by calling Pantili Mitsubishi.

100 Years of Mitsubishi Motors: A Century of Excellence

MitsubishiIn 1917, Mitsubishi, still functioning under the title “Mitsubishi Shipbuilding CO. Ltd.,” manufactured its first automobile: the Mitsubishi Model-A, designed to be a luxury vehicle for government officials across Japan. The Model-A, Japan’s first mass-produced automobile, would commence 100 years of Mitsubishi Motors, a bar-raising century of excellence in engineering and manufacturing.

The roots of Mitsubishi Motors reside in the Mitsubishi zaibatsu, a Japanese term for a group of financially- and industrially-linked companies. Founded in 1870 by Yataro Iwasaki, the Mitsubishi zaibatsu lasted until Japan’s occupation during World War II in 1947. Mitsubishi Motors would persist through the Japan’s nationwide struggles during the War and come out the other side in a prime position to become one of the top automakers across the globe.

In 1962, Mitsubishi solidified its global presence by setting a track record at the internationally-acclaimed Macau Grand Prix. The champion vehicle, the Mitsubishi Super Deluxe 500, was also the first car used to test aerodynamics with a wind tunnel in Japan.

Always ahead of the curve, Mitsubishi began researching electric vehicles (EVs) in 1970. It makes sense that Mitsubishi would then become one of the first automakers to mass-produce an affordable electric vehicle.

One year later, Mitsubishi would sell its first car in America: the 1971 Dodge Colt. Mitsubishi Motors would enter the American market on an enormous scale in 1982 with the introduction of the Mitsubishi Motors marquee and the nationwide launch of three Mitsubishi models: the Tredia, Cordia, and Starion.

Mitsubishi would continue to introduce high-performing and class-leading models in the United States, earning the 1989 Motor Trend Import of the Year award for the Galant VR-4, 2003 Automobile of the Year from Automobile Magazine for the Lancer Evolution, and the “Greenest Vehicle of 2012” from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy for the i-MiEV. Those are just a few of its many accolades over the decades.

Looking back at the 100 years of Mitsubishi Motors, we are reminded why we are proud to provide our customers with Mitsubishi vehicles. Visit us at Pantilli Mitsubishi to become a part of the strong Mitsubishi tradition.

Summer’s Not Done Yet: The Best Outdoor Day Trips Near Princeton

Day Trips Near PrincetonSummer is sadly coming to a close, but the weather here in West Virginia is still perfect for a few more relaxing outdoor day trips. Whether you’re in the mood for biking, hiking, fishing, or a little bit of everything, our hometown has access to plenty of lovely natural locations that make for ideal day-long getaways.

Here are a few of our favorites day trips near Princeton.

Pinnacle Rock State Park

Pinnacle Rock is a strangely beautiful and oddly enormous sandstone structure towering at 3,100 feet above sea level. Around the rock, there are miles of easy hiking trails and picnic points, promising a delightful day for “outdoor adventurers” of any level.

Brush Creek Falls

Park your Mitsubishi in the Brush Creek Nature Preserve lot and walk just over a quarter of a mile to the Falls, and you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported into the true wilderness. The Falls are beautiful, and usually not over-crowded this time of year; it’s the perfect place to get your family on their feet.

Glenwood Park

If you’re a Mercer County native, there’s a good chance you’ve been to Glenwood Park before. Glenwood Park is full of hiking trails and is home to a bountiful lake for fishing. If you’re in the mood for a relaxing couple of hours spent in the sunshine, Glenwood Park is the place to go.

If you think you might need a new ride so you can take outdoor day trips like this all year long, stop by Pantilli Mitsubishi today and check out our selection of reliable Mitsubishi vehicles, from sporty crossovers like the Mitsubishi Outlander to gas-sipping compacts like the Mitsubishi Mirage G4.

Signs of Worn-Out Tires

rain tiresKeeping you connected to the road are four very important pieces of rubber. Your tires are a crucial part of your vehicle’s safety, and when they get old and worn out, they could jeopardize your safety. That is why it is very important to know when you have worn-out tires. Here are some of the ways to tell when it is time to replace your tires.

  • Tread depth. With a simple penny, you can test the depth of your tread. Put a penny head down into the grooves on your tire. If you see the top of Lincoln’s head, your tread is too low. Do this test on a few places on each tire since they do not always wear evenly.
  • Other signs of wear. If the tires have any cracks or bulges on the side wall, you need to get them inspected as soon as possible.
  • Age. Regardless of wear, tire manufacturers recommend you replace your tires every 6 to 10 years. Check the recommendation for your specific tires.

If you are concerned about the wear or age of your tires, schedule a service appointment here at Pantili Mitsubishi and we can inspect your tires and let you know if they are in need of replacement.