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!
Christmas is quickly approaching, and there’s still time get into the holiday spirit. We here at Biggers Mitsubishi know of a few Christmas activities in Elgin that you won’t want to miss.
Holiday Wreath Workshop
Creating your very own holiday wreath is the game plan at the Holiday Wreath Workshop at Blumen Gardens. Taking place on Dec. 5 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., the event will also feature a selection of wine to indulge in as you craft the perfect wreath.
“The Spirit of the Horse”
If you’re on the hunt for a story that reflects the Christmas spirit, you’ll be hard-pressed to find one better than “The Spirit of the Horse.” An inspiring holiday tale, the story follows two orphans who wish for a family to love them. Catch a showing on Dec. 8, 9, or 10. All proceeds benefit Horses Without Humans.
Breakfast with Santa
There are plenty of great ways to get into the Christmas spirit, and attending the upcoming Breakfast with Santa is one of them. Taking place at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville, the event will feature brunch on Dec. 9 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. with the big man himself. Families will be treated to crafts, a breakfast buffet, and plenty of photo opportunities with Santa Claus.
Few things in life are as cryptic as the dreaded “check engine light,” the glowing warning sign that pops up on our vehicle’s dashboard and could be any number of terrifying ailments – or just an issue with the car’s computer. Here are a few reasons why your car may be displaying its check engine light.
Your engine will use extra fuel and potentially damage your catalytic converter and spark plugs if you don’t replace a faulty O2 sensor, which measures the oxygen in your vehicle’s exhaust system.
Mass Airflow Sensor
This sensor measures the amount of air entering the engine and determines how much fuel to use. If this needs to be replaced, it could damage the oxygen sensor and catalytic converter.
A malfunctioning catalytic converter can cause the check engine light to come on. Usually caused by neglected maintenance, damage to your catalytic converter results in more carbon monoxide emissions and poor fuel economy.
Your spark plugs may need to be replaced, or there could be an issue with your plug wires. This can cause reduced performance or clog your catalytic converter.
If broken, missing, or loose, the check engine light may come on for a simple gas cap.
These are the top five most common reasons why your check engine light may flip on. Thankfully, most of them are an easy fix. If you need help servicing your vehicle, stop by Biggers Mitsubishi.
As you have probably heard, we will be saying “Bon Voyage” when the last Mitsubishi Lancer rolls off production lines in August, as Mitsubishi will be discontinuing the cult classic car in favor of an SUV strategy. While we at Nissan of Lumberton are sad to see the Lancer go, we’ve recently learned that Mitsubishi will offer a final 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Limited Edition to say goodbye.
According to The News Wheel, the special edition Lancer will slot right above the ES trim (the Lancer’s base model) and will boast a number of unique features, such as black painted exterior finished on the upper front grille garnish, roof, door mirrors, fender garnish, and the 16-inch wheels. The 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Limited Edition will also feature a sunroom and special badging.
Inside, the Lancer Limited Edition model will get unique black fabric and red stitching for the door trim, arm rest, steering wheel, shift knob, and handbrake. Other design elements include the gloss black finishing, black headliner, and aluminum pedals, while tech features include Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility via the 6.5-inch Display Audio System.
“The Lancer has a long-standing tradition of providing consumers unparalleled value at an attractive price, so it was only fitting we pay tribute to the sedan with a Limited Edition trim offering,” remarked Don Swearingen, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Mitsubishi Motors North America. “With the addition of updated styling and advanced technology features, the Limited Edition Lancer is set to appeal to consumers who prioritize aesthetics and enjoy a connected car experience.”
The new 2017 Lancer Limited Edition is available now! Stop by Biggers Mitsubishi for a test drive today.