Introducing the New 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

If you’ve been on the hunt for something capable, stylish, smart, and affordable, we have good news. The new 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has received a number of updates this year. As the smaller, compact version of the Mitsubishi Outlander, the Outlander Sport offers a lot of bang for the buck.

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is powered by one of two smart engines. The standard 2.0-liter option delivers 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque, while a 168-horsepower 2.4-liter engine is also available. The Outlander Sport is an efficient option, boasting 24 mpg city and 30 mpg highway*, and with the available all-wheel drive it’s ready to pave the way off-road.

With new standard features, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is better equipped than ever to keep passengers connected and safe on the road. A 7-inch touchscreen audio display is now standard in every trim, and features a rear-view camera. The second trim, the Outlander Sport SE 2.4, now comes with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ plus two USB ports. The highest trim, the Outlander Sport SEL 2.4, adds leather seating surfaces and available safety features like Forward Collision Mitigation and Lane Departure Warning.

No matter which trim you choose, we’re sure that you’ll be impressed by the many amenities and the friendly price tag. Learn more about what’s new in the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport by stopping by Pantilli Mitsubishi.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

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!

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.

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.

Mitsubishi’s June Sales Show Promising Growth

June was a good month for Mitsubishi. In fact, Mitsubishi’s June sales show some great growth for some of the brand’s best-selling models and set a strong pace for the rest of the year. While total sales for the month were down, when compared to 2016, both the Outlander and Mirage had double-digit gains.

The Outlander Sport was the best-selling Mitsubishi model in June with total sales of 2,705 units. In addition, the larger Outlander saw sales of 2,313 units, which is an increase of 16.2% over last June.

Mitsubishi Outlander
The future looks bright for Mitsubishi!

The compact, fuel-efficient Mirage also had some great success. Total June sales came in at 1,739 units, a gain of 12.8% over June 2016. These sales include both the hatchback and new Mirage G4 sedan model.

And, total year-to-date Mitsubishi sales are very promising. So far this year, Mitsubishi has sold 54,576 units, a gain of 5.1% when compared to the same six months in 2016.

We at Pantili Mitsubishi are excited by these sales gains and want to invite you to come see what the Mitsubishi brand can offer you and your family. We think you will be impressed with Mitsubishi’s lengthy warranty coverage, long list of standard features, fuel-efficient lineup, affordable pricing, and sporty styling.

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.

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.