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New Outlander PHEV Finally Comes to U.S.

It’s been years since Mitsubishi debuted its best-selling Outlander nameplate, which became in other countries, one of the most innovative models in the SUV’s lineup. And, finally the automaker is bringing this innovation stateside. The new Outlander PHEV for 2018 will provide the American auto market with a unique plug-in hybrid option for consumers looking for an affordable, family-friendly SUV.

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The industry, admittedly, now has a few plug-in hybrids among the SUV segment, but the Outlander beat all of them to the punch in other countries—and, of course, none of them are as affordable as the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. In fact, most of them are in the luxury class, like Mercedes-Benz or BMW. It’s also the only PHEV with a DC fast charger, which can replenish fully in about four hours. It also features six different power regeneration modes you can select behind the wheel, and while the EPA hasn’t tested the Outlander yet, European numbers say you can get up to 33 mpg on the road.*


The new Outlander PHEV also provides plenty of flexibility and cargo space despite the placement of its battery pack, and there’s also plenty of driver assist safety systems packed into the 2018 model. Come see it for yourself when it launches at Coronet Mitsubishi.


*EU testing.

Mitsubishi Outlander Keiko Special Edition Arrives in UK

The Mitsubishi Outlander has taken the affordable crossover segment by storm in the United States, but it’s doing well in the United Kingdom as well. In fact, the Outlander is doing so well that the automaker decided to launch a special edition model across the pond. Meet the new Mitsubishi Outlander Keiko.

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The new model offers advanced refinement and includes luxury features such as leather seats and Smartphone integration software. Drivers will also enjoy a 6.5-inch touchscreen, dual-zone air conditioning, seating for up to seven passengers, and Brake Auto Hold.

The Outlander Keiko features a standard 2.2-liter diesel engine mated to either an automatic or manual transmission. That engine earns up to an EPA-estimated 53 MPG Combined*. The Outlander Keiko boasts standard four-wheel drive for increasing handling and capability.

With plenty of standard technologies, the Outlander Keiko offers an electronic parking brake, rear parking sensors, keyless operation with stop/start capability, and more. When it comes to traveling, the special edition model comes well-equipped with satellite navigation and the Mitsubishi Global Navigation Unit.

At Coronet Mitsubishi, we are excited to see these fantastic features make their way to the United States!


What Your Car Color Says About You

There are all kinds of cars in all kinds of colors out there on the road. But what does your car color say about you?

White – White suggests that you have taste and elegance. And since it’s so hard to clean, it’s perfect for perfectionists.

Black – Black is the number one luxury color. So if you’re driving a black car, you probably like sophistication and power.

Gray – A gray car suggests that you’d rather blend in then stand out. Gray is more nondescript than other colors.

Red – Red is for go-getters. It represents confidence and action. If you have a red car, you probably enjoy showing off once in a while.

Blue – A blue car is practical and happy. It suggests that the blue car driver wants stability, truthfulness, and serenity.

Brown/Beige – The brown car driver wants value and a long life and doesn’t care so much about trends or fads.

Yellow/Gold – You’re probably very optimistic if you drive a yellow car. Yellow exudes joy and a positive attitude.

Green – You might be an environment lover. Or you might not care about following up on fashion trends.

Orange – Orange declares you’re comfortable with value and saving money.  

Tips on How to Prolong the Life of Your Engine

You scrub it, detail it, wax it, and buff it every weekend, all in the spirit of love and appreciation. And yet you drive it all the time like you are being pursued by the bad guys.

You need to take care of your vehicle both inside and out. And that includes the way that you drive. Read on to learn how to prolong the life if your engine.

# 1 – HowStuffWorks recommends that you take it easy on your vehicle during its break-in period. Keep the RPMs in the lower range but make sure you are still hitting every gear. Try not to hit speeds of over 75 mph or RPMs of over 3500 for the first 500 miles.

# 2 – Try not to speed often. Speeding “forces your engine work harder by pumping and using more fuel, and forces the pistons and other moving parts to work at a higher speed than is optimal.” It also saves you fuel! Ideal speed is usually around 55 mph.

# 3 – Let your vehicle warm up on those cold days. Your battery has less charge on these kind of days and oil is thick. You don’t have to wait all day though. A good 30 seconds of idling and then easy driving for a few miles should do the trick.

Follow these tips and your pride and joy should live a long and healthy life!

New Mitsubishi Montero Ready to Return as a 2017 Model

For two years now, we’ve been waiting for an official announcement that the GC-PHEV Concept vehicle, which first showed up at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, prefigured a return of the Mitsubishi Montero. Technically, that official confirmation has still not happened, but when the GC-PHEV showed up again at the Chicago Auto Show recently, it was hyped as “the return of a legend.” Reading between the lines, we’re pretty sure that “legend” is the Montero.

The new Mitsubishi Montero would be back on the market for the first time since 2006. This new version, while still wearing heavy camouflage in the recent spy photos captured, keeps the crazy cool look of the concept version. It also comes with an ultra-special powertrain: a 3.0-liter V6 and electric motor paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and also powered by a lithium-ion battery pack.

All of those pieces should combine for up to 335 horsepower. The car should also be able to go 25 miles on just its electric power, making it perfect for saving money and gas on short trips from home. While we don’t officially know if this is the new Montero, we do know we can expect this legend to return as a 2017 model, so keep up with us on the blog for more updates. Come see us at Coronet of Peru to learn more today!

Mitsubishi Outlander Design Language to Change in 2016

Mitsubishi is scheduled to reveal its new 2016 Outlander model at the New York International Auto Show this week, and it will be the first vehicle to show off the auto company’s latest “design language.”

Concerning that language, a Mitsubishi spokesperson said that the design changes will be reflected in not only “the face of the vehicle, but also a philosophical change” will have occurred.

No specific details were given about the design change, but Mitsubishi did say in a statement that the 2016 Outlander would have more than 100 engineering and design upgrades, in addition to the cosmetic improvements.

Once the 2016 Outlander gets its debut, there will surely be many photos of the full vehicle online, but until then, Mitsubishi has released two official teaser photos of the model to hold us over. You can check them out here.

Are you looking forward to the Mitsubishi Outlander design language change? Let us know in the comments.

Mitsubishi UK Joins Go Ultra Low Campaign

In the UK, Go Ultra Low is a campaign to raise awareness about ultra-low emission vehicles, otherwise known as ULEVs. As they say on their website, ULEVs are cars that produce “75g or less of CO2 per kilometre from the tailpipe.” Operating as a partial-subsidy, the Go Ultra Low campaign cuts the equivalent of $7300 dollars off the price of automobiles in the program (and also saves London commuters the $17 daily congestion charge).

The program features 20 different electric and hybrid vehicles from various automakers. They range from subcompact to SUVs. By the end of this year, “every major car company will be selling vehicles with electric power.”

It’s just been announced that Mitsubishi UK has thrown in with the campaign, joining six other major automakers. Now one of the models offered in the campaign is the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, which CarScoops describes as “the world’s first 4×4 plug-in hybrid SUV.” Good to see Mitsubishi joining such a powerful campaign.

Take a Look at a Possible Next-Generation Mitsubishi Lancer

Late last year, we learned that Mitsubishi would be sourcing a replacement for the current Lancer from the Renault-Nissan alliance, most likely based on either the Renault Fluence or Nissan Sentra. With that information in hand, and based on the dramatic styling of the Mitsubishi Evo X Final Concept, digital expert Theophilus Chin has created what he sees as the next-generation Mitsubishi Lancer.

His design borrows styling cues from the Outlander PHEV Concept S. You can see the obvious influence on the front end with the almost X-shaped cutout in the nose. Imagine having something like this sitting in your garage.

We love this design and think it would be a great addition to the Mitsubishi lineup. An all-new Lancer could debut as early as next year and then go on sale in 2016 as a 2017 model.

What do you think of this proposed design for a future Mitsubishi Lancer? Do you think this dramatic design language will help reinvigorate the brand?

Mitsubishi Mirage and Attrage Will Launch in India by 2016

Mitsubishi has big plans in the future for India, where the auto company will be launching two new model lines for consumers. The Mitsubishi Mirage and Attrage will launch in India by 2016, making Mitsubishi a force to be reckoned with in India’s small car market.

Multiple Mitsubishi SUV models new to the region will allegedly make their way to India as well, though those vehicles have yet to be named explicitly by the company, which is keeping its secret reveals well-timed.

This news comes after a terrific year for Mitsubishi, which saw a more than a seven percent sales increase in November alone, its ninth consecutive year-over-year sales growth. Quite an impressive feat—hopefully, sales will continue to grow in India as well, on the heels of this good news.

Luckily for American consumers, there are many Mitsubishi models available across the country, and specifically, here at Coronet of Peru. Come visit us today to see what we have in store.

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