The Future of Mitsubishi Is the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

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.

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross’s Features Set the Bar High

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross featuresHere 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 Eclipse Cross Outlander PHEV SUVs Coming to the US

 

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Outlander PHEV

 

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 Activities in Elgin, Illinois

 

Christmas In IL

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.

5 Reasons Why Your Check Engine Light is On

Biggers Mitsubishi Check Engine Light

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.

Oxygen Sensor

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.

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.

Spark Plugs

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.

Gas Cap

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.

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Limited Edition Is the Perfect Send-Off

2017 Lancer Limited Edition

 

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.

KBB.com Most Affordable Awards Go to Two Mitsubishi Vehicles

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander

Each year, Kelley Blue Book offers a series of awards, all of which are considered extremely prestigious in the auto industry. One of the award series the website offers is the KBB.com Most Affordable Cars in different categories. This year, Mitsubishi won several spots in the 10 Most Affordable New Cars category and the 10 Most Affordable 3-Row Vehicles.

The Mitsubishi Outlander didn’t just make the 10 Most Affordable 3-Row Vehicles list, it topped it, making it the most affordable three-row vehicle you can buy. Seven-passenger SUVs typically require a much higher cost than smaller cars, which can put a strain on families who need extra space—but the Outlander is priced around the same as full-size sedans and small SUVs, making it much more accessible for the average American family.

The Mitsubishi Mirage made the 10 Most Affordable New Cars list in 7th place, after being named the most affordable car to lease based on a study by Growella and winning multiple most affordable awards since it was first released in 2014 for the 2015 model year. The Mirage is one of the lowest-priced vehicles on the market and is the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid vehicle in America. It also offers lots of features and technologies, which make it an even better value.

Find out more about these super affordable vehicles today and give us a call at Biggers Mitsubishi!

Mitsubishi’s “Kids Talk Safety” Campaign Makes WOMMY Award Finals

Mitsubishi Kids Talk Safety campaign
At the end of 2016, Mitsubishi rolled out a fun new ad campaign featuring children talking about the safety features in the Mitsubishi Outlander. The “Kids Talk Safety” campaign was intended to highlight all of the family-friendly capabilities standard in the 2017 Outlander in order to appeal to modern-day moms and dads looking for something that will keep their kids safe. Mitsubishi is being recognized for the campaign as a finalist for the 2017 WOMMY Awards

What are the WOMMY Awards? Every year, WOMMA – or “Word of Mouth Marketing Association” – honors brands and agencies behind the best social media and word of mouth marketing campaigns. Mitsubishi had already won the 2017 Driving Engagement Award when it drew the attention of the people behind WOMMA for the brand’s honest commitment towards safety and family values.

While the “Kids Talk Safety” campaign did make the finals, it did not end up taking home the gold. Goodroom won the top award for its Break-Up Insurance campaign, while the silver went to Singapore Tourism Board for its Lyft of a Lifetime ad. However, Mitsubishi is the Bronze Winner, cementing its place among the top three. If you’re interested in the safety features the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander offers to families, come check it out at Biggers Mitsubishi.

Should You Get Summer Tires or All-Season Tires?

Summer Tires or All-Season Tires?
If you’ve never put much thought into your tires, you probably have all-season tires. But you may have heard people talk about swapping their tires out for different seasons. The reason for this is because winter road conditions are different and often more hazardous than road conditions the rest of the year. You may not have heard the term “summer tires,” but the name “three-season tires” is likely more accurate, as you’re supposed to have summer tires the rest of the year that you’re not using winter tires. But should you have summer tires or all-season tires? What’s the difference?

All-season tires rose to prominence in the 70s as a marketing ploy to attract buyers who didn’t want to spend extra time and money getting their tires swapped twice a year. However, how all-season tires are made can be concerning; manufacturers reduce the tire’s ability to grip wet roads in order to improve its traction in snow. As a result, you get a tire that’s kind of good at handling in all road conditions, but may slip up in extreme weather.

Overall, swapping your all-season tires out for summer and winter tires is the safer option. However, all-season tires can save you some cash if you live in a milder area without extreme weather. If you have more questions about whether you should choose summer tires or all-season tires, don’t hesitate to call our service department here at Biggers Mitsubishi.

All About the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Sometimes less is more, and such is proving to be the case as Mitsubishi narrows their focus onto their Outlander lineup. These sophisticated SUVs have quite a bold presence in their class, and are proving to be worth the time and attention that the Mitsubishi name is putting towards them.

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport in particular is proving to be a best-selling choice for small families and those looking for a versatile performance. As the smaller version of the Outlander, the 2017 Outlander Sport is more compact and thus easier to maneuver in crowded city driving or tight parking spaces, and is also exceptionally efficient at 30 mpg highway*. Even so, the Outlander Sport still gives a powerful performance.

Mitsubishi’s 2017 Outlander lineup gets updates across the board, with improvements in handling, design, and technologies. The Outlander Sport now features elegant details like LED taillights, a standard leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and 18-inch alloy wheels, all of which help this vehicle to both stand apart from its competitors and its earlier iterations.

If you’re ready to take a closer look at one of the best compact SUVs on the market, and a favorite among Mitsubishi fans everywhere, stop by Biggers Mitsubishi today to set up a test drive in the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

*EPA mileage estimate. Actual mileage may vary.