New Mitsubishi Mirage Design Is Among Most Affordable on Market

Mitsubishi Mirage design

The Mitsubishi Mirage was recently named one of the most affordable vehicles to lease. This model comes with a practical, sporty design that’s ideal for virtually any driver, and it also happens to be one of the most affordable vehicles on the market. If you’re looking for the best bang for your buck, check out the new Mirage.

The Mitsubishi Mirage design is one of the major reasons it’s so affordable, as it’s built with lightweight yet durable materials. According to Mitsubishi, the new Mirage comes with a range of great features like a 3.0-liter engine, Rockford-Fosgate speakers, and more. The new Mirage also has smartphone connectivity to improve infotainment like never before.

“Growella listed the top 100 vehicles according to the affordability of lease it offers consumers. The Mitsubishi Mirage ranked number one,” said Mitsubishi in a release. “The Mirage was recognized for its low depreciation, insurance rate, and was rated at $79 for average monthly cost of gas. All together, Growella estimated the monthly Mirage lease cost of $219, the lowest of the 100 vehicles in the study.”

In addition to its affordable design, the new Mirage also comes with one of the best warranties in the industry, offering up to 10 years/100,000 miles of coverage. Stop by Pantili Mitsubishi to learn more about the latest Mirage.

Warm Weather, Sunny Skies: Spring Driving Tips

spring driving tips

Spring weather is warmer, sunnier, and wetter—reasons you may need to change your driving habits. Here is a list of spring driving tips to keep in mind as you hit the road in the coming months, as spring showers can lead to dangerous roadways. From driving habits to maintenance, there are some helpful ideas to remember.

According to AARP, you should be extra careful after it rains. Roads are often covered with a thin layer of oil, and, when combined with rain water, can be incredibly slick. Try to go 10 mph slower while it rains and immediately after to prevent unnecessary accidents. Also, be sure to get new wipers if yours are in poor shape.

Next, you’ll have to share the road with bikes and motorcycles. Warm weather brings more people outdoors, increasing the risk of a collision in many areas. One important tip to remember is that motorcycles and bikes alter your spatial perception because they are smaller than cars; therefore, you’re driving closer than you might think. Be sure to give motorcycles and bikes extra space to ensure safety.

Finally, talk to your doctor before taking allergy medications and driving. Many may cause drowsiness and slow reaction time, making them dangerous to take while behind the wheel. If your allergies are severe enough, it may be a bad idea to drive at all.

These are some of many spring driving tips. Want to get your car in working order for the spring? Stop by Pantili Mitsubishi to let our experts have a look.

New Mitsubishi SUV to Debut in Geneva

Geneva Motor Show

The Geneva Motor Show will take place March 7th through the 19th in Geneva, Switzerland. At this year’s show, a new Mitsubishi SUV will be revealed. It will join the Outlander Sport, Outlander, and Outlander PHEV midsize SUVs.

We don’t know much about this new Mitsubishi SUV. However, Mitsubishi has released a teaser image that shows a profile of the new crossover. In the image, we see a stylish design, which Mitsubishi describes as an “active looking coupe SUV shape.” It has heavily flared fenders, a steeply raked rear window, dramatic character line running along the side, and a wedge-shaped belt line.

According to Autoblog, there are rumors that the new crossover will use the Mitsubishi Eclipse name, which was last used on a sporty, compact coupe through the 2012 model year.

Besides describing the new SUV as “compact,” Mitsubishi didn’t say where in the lineup it would sit. Many in the industry suspect it will be smaller than the Outlander Sport, meaning it would compete with other subcompact crossovers like the Chevrolet Trax and Honda HR-V.

Here at Pantili Mitsubishi, we can’t wait to see what this new Mitsubishi SUV will be and are looking forward to seeing it on our showroom floor.

How to Keep Your Car Organized and Clean

Car with messy trunk

Does your trunk look like these? These tips might help! Photo courtesy of State Farm.

If your car always seems to be filled with junk or collects piles of trash, you might need some help getting organized. Today, we’ll share some tips with you on how to keep your car organized and clean, so you don’t have to be embarrassed the next time someone asks for a ride.

The first thing you’ll need to do is clean your car. This will likely taking longer than you realize, so plan it for a weekend day when you have plenty of time. Consider driving to a local car wash that has a vacuum. Take everything out of your car. Throw away all the trash, and separate everything else into two categories—things to put back in your car and things you need to put somewhere else.

Once you’ve taken everything out of your car, including the floor mats, it’s time to vacuum. Start at the top of your car and work your way down. For your floor mats, if they’re rubber, hose them down. If they’re carpet, vacuum them as well as you can. Or you can always hose these down, too, and leave them outside until they’re completely dry.

Now that you’ve cleaned, take control of your clutter with the proper tools. Have a dedicated container or bag for trash that you empty regularly, like when you fill up your gas tank.

Finally, utilize the storage compartments already in your car to keep your necessities organized. Get additional storage containers if you need more room.

Brand New Mitsubishi Crossover Model to Debut at Geneva Motor Show

New Mitsubishi Crossover

Mitsubishi has big plans for the upcoming Geneva Auto Show this March, including the release of a brand new Mitsubishi crossover model. The vehicle is set to get its debut in Geneva and then go on sale in the United States in early 2018.

We don’t know too much about the new vehicle yet, but rumor has it that it will fit in between the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport in the vehicle lineup, as a small-ish crossover.

Of course, the compact crossover segment is a crowded one, but with the Outlander and Outlander Sport, Mitsubishi has been crushing the competition. We think the new Mitsubishi crossover will do just as well.

The new vehicle is said to be powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and come with Mitsubishi’s “diamond shield” grille design. Also, given its size, we can assume that the vehicle will be quite fuel-efficient and likely accommodate a good number of passengers.

For now, that’s about all we know. Keep your eyes peeled until March, when the Geneva Auto Show gets to host the new Mitsubishi vehicle, and in the meantime, we’ll let keep you apprised of updates.

To learn more about what Mitsubishi has planned – or to check out our enormous selection of current Mitsubishi vehicles – contact us or visit us anytime at Pantili Mitsubishi.

New Year’s Driving Resolutions

 New Year’s Driving ResolutionsIf you still haven’t chosen a New Year’s resolution, then we have the perfect idea for you: Become a better driver. This goal doesn’t involve any significant amount of skill, time, or money. All you have to do is observe your surroundings and follow a few basic rules, making you a safer and more responsible driver.

Here are a few New Year’s driving resolutions to get you started:

  • Familiarize yourself with your vehicle; have you actually read your owner’s manual?
  • Make a seatbelt rule in your car, not only enforcing it upon yourself but also upon your passengers, no matter what.
  • Slow down this year! Not only is it much safer to drive more slowly, but also, it increases your fuel economy.
  • Stop driving on empty. As your gasoline level reaches its lowest, your engine has to work harder, with dirtier gasoline, causing damage with time.
  • Put together a hand-written maintenance log and keep it in your glove box, keeping track of your oil changes, tire checks, etc.
  • Finally, put a stop to drunk driving – and never ever drive while under the influence again.

For more safe driving tips – or to start the year out behind the wheel of a brand new vehicle – contact us or visit us anytime at Pantili Mitsubishi.

Mitsubishi’s New Kids Talk Safety Campaign Teach Consumers About New Tech

Kids Talk Safety Campaign

Sometimes, safety technology can be complicated to understand. Because of this, Mitsubishi has started a new Kids Talk Safety campaign that simplifies even the most complicated safety tech. This new campaign, which started on the Mitsubishi Motors North America YouTube channel, helps educate buyers before they purchase the new 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander.

 

“Safety technology in cars has become increasingly sophisticated and complex and an important part of decision making when buying a car. But we wondered how many people really understood what these systems do,” said Francine Harsini, senior director for Mitsubishi marketing. “So we created our Kids Talk Safety social media campaign and used children with their active imaginations to help explain what each system does in simple easy-to-understand language, even though they might have difficulty pronouncing the name of the system.”

 

The kids from this social media campaign hit the booths of the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 16th and 17th. They went around the show to help explain the different systems, including forward collision mitigation, blind spot warning with rear-cross traffic alert, and the multi-view camera system.

 

This new campaign has made it significantly easier for people to understand how the systems work, since they can explain the complicated features in simple, relatable terms. There are a number of videos that highlight this skill at Mitsubishi’s media site, so check them out here.

 

If you’re interested in learning more about Mitsubishi’s new Kids Talk Safety campaign—or merely want to see these safety features for yourself—feel free to stop by Pantili Mitsubishi.

How to Get Your Christmas Tree Home without Damaging Your Vehicle

How to Get Your Christmas Tree Home

For many people, holiday decorating starts with finding the perfect Christmas tree. Millions of people head to their local tree farms to choose the right tree for them, making it necessary to know how to get your Christmas tree home. If you have found the tree of your holiday dreams, make sure you follow these tips to get it home without harming your car or the tree.

Wrap it up. If your tree isn’t already sold in netting, ask your vendor for some or bring some along to ensure you don’t lose any needles or branches in transit. If a net isn’t available, then wrap your tree in a blanket or a tarp to prevent damage to your vehicle and the tree.

Avoid excess wind damage. Nothing can ruin a picture-perfect tree than wind damage. Avoid as much wind damage as possible by pointing your tree in the right direction. The tree trunk should always point towards the front of the car to help your tree arrive home unscathed.

Tie it securely. You don’t want to lose your Christmas tree somewhere on the highway, so tie it securely to your roof. If your vehicle has roof rails, utilize them. If it doesn’t, open the car’s doors and tie the tree down with rope, threading it through the car to get the most security.

Thanksgiving Decoration Ideas

Thanksgiving Decoration IdeasThanksgiving is right around the corner but there’s still plenty of time to create some holiday decorations! Get into the season by letting the kids run wild with a creative design or idea. If you’re drawing a blank, don’t worry; we have you covered! Here are some creative Thanksgiving decoration ideas from us here at Pantili Mitsubishi!

  • Chalk-Painted Pumpkins – Pumpkins are good for more than just carving to celebrate Halloween! Left over pumpkins are great to for the holidays. Chalk paint is rather easy to come by and coloring the pumpkins yourself is a simple task. All you need are some paint brushes, primer, and chalk paint. Make sure to supervise the kids!
  • Fall Kids’ Table – Those who have large families tend to separate the kid and adults during Thanksgiving. While some kids may not be too happy with the separation, making a festive table can help ease their woes. Add gift bags, fall treats, and a small do-it-yourself tree where the leaves are made of what the kids are thankful for written on paper.
  • White Pillar Candles – Nothing is more inviting than a warm home with the flowing smell of delicious food! Looking the part is just as important as serving an incredible meal. Add a selection of scentless white pillar candles to complete the look.

Prepare Your Car For Winter

The cold weather is creeping up on us and it will strike in full force before you know it! Winter can do a number on your car, especially if you haven’t properly prepared for the harsh season. Preparing for winter’s icy fist is actually easier than it may seem. Here are a few ways you can prepare your car for winter as recommended by us here at Pantili Mitsubishi.

  • Oil – As the temperature drops, oil grows thicker. Old oil will grow even thicker than new oil which means your engine won’t run at peak efficiency. Fresh oil will allow your engine to put out optimal power and earn the best fuel economy this winter.
  • Lights – Visibility is a major part of driving, as any good driver knows, which is why its important to keep your lights in proper working order. Take the time to wipe down and clean the lenses. Replace any burnt out bulbs if necessary. Your lights increase your visibility but also make your car more visible to other drivers.
  • Tires – Tire pressure tends to drop as the weather grows colder which means you’ll need to ensure your tires are properly inflated at least once a week. Check the tread level as well to ensure you have enough tread left to provide enough traction on slick roads.

Prepare Your Car For Winter