Fall is one of our favorite times of year here at Biggers Mitsubishi. It’s full of fun festivals, pumpkin picking, tasty treats, and family-friendly activities. Read on to learn about a few fall festivals that we recommend around Elgin.
Visit St. Charles on the weekend of Oct. 5-7 for the 33rd Annual Scarecrow Fest. This festival is bursting with family-friendly activities. You can make your own scarecrow, vote on your favorite scarecrow of the festival, and marvel at the over 100 handmade and mechanical scarecrows on display. You can also browse the arts and crafts show, enjoy live musical entertainment, and take a spin on some carnival rides. Admission is free, so you won’t want to miss out!
The Naperville Oktoberfest attracts tons of visitors year after year for its unique Oktoberfest experience and celebration of the community’s heritage and history. The festival will run Oct. 5-6 and feature live music (including classic German oompah music), German beer, and German cuisine.
The very same weekend — Oct. 5-7 — the Batavia Oktoberfest will take place. Located on North River Street within the beautiful river community of Batavia, Batavia Oktoberfest will feature authentic German food, beer, music, and entertainment. Oct. 7 is Oktoberfest Family Day, so head to the festival then for a full day of family fun!
The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has had a fantastic reception in the United States, and the fanfare isn’t showing any sign of slowing down. The fuel-efficient SUV was recently named the “Best Green Winter Vehicle” by the New England Motor Press Association.
It isn’t easy to make a vehicle that can handle the coldest winters nature has to offer. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, however, aces every test with ease, all while being one of the most efficient SUVs in the industry.
The Outlander PHEV features Super All-Wheel Control that improves traction and provides drivers with more control. Several built-in safety features that aid in maintaining traction include Traction Control Logic and Active Stability Control.
A model built for the harshest winters, the Outlander PHEV includes plenty of standard features designed to combat ice, slush, and snow. De-icers on the front and rear windshields keep the driver’s vision clear, even in the strongest storms. Heated side mirrors ensure that seeing to the side of the vehicle is no problem at all. Heated front seats offer premium comfort that makes hitting the road on cold winter days much more manageable.
Driver-assist safety systems keep an eye on things around the vehicle. Blind Spot Warning and Lane Change Assist are just a few of the active safety technologies designed to help protect drivers from unexpected dangers.
Stop in at Biggers Mitsubishi to test-drive the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV while it’s still summer. Once another cold Midwest winter arrives, you’ll be glad to have an Outlander PHEV to rely on!
If there is one thing you can always count on in New England, it is the likelihood of a long, cold winter. This means New Englanders know what kind of vehicles are the best for cutting through the snow. Recently, the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA) named the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV as the “Best Green Winter Vehicle” in its eighth annual winter vehicle competition.
While it’s not New England, Illinois gets its fair share of harsh winters, too. If you are searching for a vehicle that will help you make it through the season, while still helping you save money on fuel, stop in at Biggers Mitsubishi and see what the Outlander PHEV has to offer.
The Outlander PHEV comes standard with Super All-wheel Control (S-AWC) along with DC Fast Charging capabilities. When fully charged, it offers about 22 miles of pure electric driving.
NEMPA members tested numerous vehicles for their winter abilities. They were impressed with the Outlander PHEV’s impressive hybrid performance along with its smooth, enjoyable ride. It combines the efficiency of an electric vehicle, the superior handling of its S-AWC system, and the versatility of a crossover. This makes it an ideal choice for any time of year no matter where you live.
An automotive alliance could have a major impact on an upcoming model of the Mitsubishi Outlander.
Automotive giants Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi have had an alliance since 1999, and now Renault and Nissan — which controls Mitsubishi — are talking about a merger. The companies, however, aren’t waiting for a merger to make a big move.
As part of the alliance’s attempt to make further inroads in the American crossover market, the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander will reportedly be based on the wider, longer frame of the Nissan Rogue. That would make the Outlander noticeably different in size from Mitsubishi’s other crossover vehicles, the Outlander Sport and the Eclipse Cross. The 2021 Outlander may also have a plug-in, hybrid model.
While the Outlander and Rogue will share the same base, they’ll be different enough to have their own design and marketing strategies.
The Outlander will be the first Mitsubishi to benefit from sharing a Nissan platform, but others could follow. The Outlander Sport will reportedly be built on the same frame used by the Nissan Versa, Kicks, and Juke. There are also rumors that Mitsubishi might build a mid-sized truck on an alliance platform. That’s a move that would make customers hungry for such a vehicle very happy. Until then, come to Biggers Mitsubishi and take a test drive of a new 2018 Outlander!
Whether you live in the area or are just passing through for a visit, one thing is certain: there’s no shortage of fun things to do in or around Elgin this spring. Read on to discover some of the Elgin area’s most exciting upcoming events.
Cinco de Mayo in Elgin
Come to downtown Elgin on May 4 to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. This festive event will feature authentic Mexican cuisine, traditional Mexican music and plenty of local food trucks and eclectic vendors. Admission is free, so we hope to see you there!
On May 5, you can experience the sixth annual Elgin International Festival (iFest). This event will feature tons of music, entertainment, cuisine, and art displays from cultures all over the world. Admission is free and there will be plenty of sights and activities for people of all ages to discover and enjoy.
Barrington Art Festival
Just a short drive away from Elgin, the Barrington Art Festival in downtown Barrington will highlight paintings, sculptures, glass, jewelry and other works from more than 130 artists around the world over Memorial Day weekend (May 26-27). There will also be plenty of food, live music, and activities for the whole family. Best of all, admission is free.
2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
The Eclipse Coupe was discontinued in 2011, but the Eclipse is back in a bigger and better way as the all-new 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.
The Eclipse Cross slots in perfectly with the competitive and ever-growing compact crossover segment, adding some boldness and style to the mix. It comes with a standard 1.5-liter direct-injection turbo engine with admirable horsepower and efficiency. It also offers an advanced All-Wheel Control system as standard above the base model, increasing your confidence and control while behind the wheel.
Safety and Technology
Whether you are traveling the daily commute in rain and snow or setting out on an off-road weekend adventure, the Eclipse Cross has you covered. All the while, you can sit back comfortably and enjoy the incredible technology at your fingertips, including a 7-inch infotainment system with smartphone connectivity features. You will also be put at ease by the remarkable standard and available advanced safety features that the Eclipse Cross has to offer.
Not only does the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross boast admirable performance and power, but it also features a daring design and fun technology to further increase its appeal. At Biggers Mitsubishi, we gladly welcome back the Eclipse in the form of this new compact crossover.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV saw a few delays, but now the model is well on its way to North American shores. With the official debut date now past, the automaker has something else to celebrate. With more than 100,000 models sold in Europe, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV takes the title of best-selling plug-in hybrid SUV.
The upcoming Outlander PHEV crossover, available at Biggers Mitsubishi, is the only model in the segment to offer a hybrid powertrain. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is mated to two electric motors for optimized efficiency. In total, the powertrain delivers 197 horsepower.
In addition to its efficient powertrain, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV includes the brand’s Super All-Wheel Control system; DC Fast Charging capability comes standard as well.
“The Outlander PHEV has been a game-changer for the brand since its launch in the European market, and we’re extremely proud of the industry strides it’s made ever since,” said Don Swearingen, executive vice president and chief operating officer, MMNA.
With the introduction of the Outlander PHEV to the United States market, Mitsubishi looks to continue its reign as the fastest growing non-luxury brand in the country. With affordable pricing and all the capability of a crossover, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is bound to continue the brand’s success.
To learn more about this powerfully efficient plug-in-hybrid SUV, visit Biggers Mitsubishi.
Here in the United States, we have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. This all-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid crossover is one of only a few of its kind, and it represents the future of Mitsubishi.
According to Mitsubishi, the Outlander PHEV should begin arriving at dealerships in February or March — just in time for spring driving. This model has already been on sale in Europe for a few years now and is one of the most popular hybrid models there.
When it goes on sale, Mitsubishi has said we should expect to see around a 22-mile all-electric driving range. This should be long enough to cover some drivers’ daily commutes, meaning they won’t have to use the gasoline engine very much. In addition, it will be one of the few hybrids available that come with all-wheel drive.
As the popularity of hybrids and electric cars continue to grow, it is clear that this is what the world, and Americans, want to drive. We want to be able to drive past the gas station and rely more on alternative fuel sources.
If you have been waiting for the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and would like more information about it, give us a call at Biggers Mitsubishi.
Here at Biggers Mitsubishi, we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the all-new 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. This fantastic new crossover delivers stellar styling with coupe lines and athletic features. And thanks to its well-equipped interior, the Eclipse Cross’s features are everything a modern driver wants.
The Eclipse Cross fits into the Mitsubishi lineup between the Outlander and Outlander Sport. You get to choose from among four trim levels. All models will come standard with a responsive 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that can tow up to 1,500 pounds when properly equipped.
Inside, the Eclipse Cross has plenty of technology to offer. A large touchscreen takes center stage and most models will offer Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility. In addition, buyers can opt for the color head-up display that puts pertinent information within an easy glance of the driver. There will also be abundant safety features available including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and blind-spot monitoring.
If you are as excited about the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross as we are, you will be happy to hear that it will arrive at Biggers Mitsubishi in March. Give us a call, and we will let you know as soon as it arrives.
Mitsubishi is one of the smallest automakers in the industry, but it holds the largest potential. Featuring a line of high-value vehicles, the manufacturer is looking toward increasing its offerings over the next few years, and with the launch of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and Outlander PHEV this December, it looks like the Japanese brand is returning to its roots.
“Our core strength is SUVs,” said Osamu Masuko, Mitsubishi CEO. “Mitsubishi offered them long before the term was coined.”
The first step in strengthening the line comes in the form of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. Sleek, upscale styling and a powerful 1.5-liter turbocharged engine live up to the crossover’s namesake.
After its hard-hitting debut at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross made the fast track to the production line. It marks one of the first crossovers to bear the brand’s new design language.
The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will be followed by the launch of the Outlander PHEV in December 2017 and early 2018. The long-awaited model has been available in Japan for several years now, but it looks like it will finally make its way to American roadways.
Here at Biggers Mitsubishi, we’re pumped for the arrival of the newest Mitsubishi SUVs!