Mitsubishi 2017 Warranty Details

Miami Lakes Mitsubishi Warranty Details 2017

Mitsubishi has been leading the auto industry with their warranty coverage for quite some time. Having a warranty on one’s vehicle is important, it helps to save some cash when a repair or replacement part is needed. However, warranties always feel like they’re designed to last up until a component’s breaking point. With Mitsubishi Motors, warranties last a lot longer and cover a whole lot of car parts.

2017 Model-Year Mitsubishi Warranties

Mitsubishi has several warranties that cover all of its vehicles. Each one begins the date an owner officially owns a vehicle (buy or lease).

New Vehicle Limited Warranty

Most basic limited warranties offered by manufacturers cover a car for three years or 36,000 miles, but Mitsubishi extends their basic limited warranty for five years or 60,000 miles.  

The basic warranty covers vehicle parts supplied by Mitsubishi Motors North America, excluding the batteries and the restraint system. If the battery needs to be replaced within two years of ownership, it can be replaced for free. If the battery needs to be replaced between two and three years of ownership, Mitsubishi will replace the battery at half price.

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New Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Limited Edition Added to Lineup

Miami Lakes Mitsubishi Outlander Limited Edition

Make way ladies and gentlemen, for the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Limited Edition (LE). If the Outlander Sport wasn’t already a winner for Mitsubishi, then the new Outlander Sport LE trim will definitely get the attention of consumers. Already affordable with lots of features shared across trims, how does Mitsubishi plan to make the Outlander Sport better? That’s what we’re here to talk about.

Available in four trims, the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport shares many, many features across trims. Aside from the very high-luxury options or an outstanding 9-speaker Rockford-Fosgate sound system, every Outlander Sport trim comes with a lot of extras. Even the engine mechanics are pretty uniform, with the majority of the lineup powered by a 2.4-liter MIVEC DOHC I4 engine, paired with INVEC CVT Sportronic transmission.

Let’s back up a bit, because we just threw a lot of fancy words out there. “MIVEC” is the brand name for Mitsubishi’s own variable valve timing system, a process that controls the air and gas intake/exhaust valves on an engine’s cylinders. This system, no matter the design, always attempts to optimize a vehicle’s performance and fuel efficiency.

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Mitsubishi Motors Over the Last 100 Years

Miami Lakes 2017 Mitsubishi 100 Year Anniversary

This year, Mitsubishi Motors is celebrating their 100-year Anniversary. It’s quite the milestone for any company, and it makes one think back on how it all started. Even moreso, where is the motor company heading now? Before thinking about the future, we need to take a step back to where it all began.

1917

Mitsubishi Motors was born in the early 1900s, and their very first automobile was the Mitsubishi Model-A. Not a fancy name, but the vehicle was designed for luxury and important people. Sort of like horse-drawn carriages, one would expect someone important is traveling, so it makes sense. We don’t expect many of our readers to remember the world 100 years ago, but if you do, you might remember World War I was being fought.

1962

In 1961 Mitsubishi found their passion … racing. They entered and set a track record at an international motorsports event with their new vehicle, the Mitsubishi 500 Super Deluxe. However, even with international acknowledgement, Mitsubishi was still mostly in Japan in the 60’s, and it would be a little while until they came to America. Here in the states, you may remember Martin Luther King Jr, the top Soul Brother that changed a country.

1971

Here’s when Mitsubishi started to really make a name for themselves, research electric vehicle technology, and shortly after becoming the first automaker to massively market an electric vehicle. This is also the year they came to America, but to break the ice, their vehicle was bought and sold by Dodge under the veil of the Dodge Colt for more than 20 years. The 1970s were largely a time of change with many people of color and gender fighting for their rights, and protests against the ongoing Vietnam War.

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How the Mitsubishi Outlander Might Surprise You

Miami Lakes Mitsubishi 2017 Outlander Cargo Space

Mitsubishi Motors has had its ups and downs and recently they partnered up with Nissan. However, the two companies have clearly stated they’re still in competition with one another, so it’s clear that Mitsubishi is going to stay strong.  Currently, Mitsubishi is celebrating their 100-year anniversary and their strongest vehicle is the official face of Mitsubishi – the Mitsubishi Outlander.

Yep, it’s been 100 years. The first Mitsubishi Model-A was put into mass-production in Japan in 1917. When the company launched the Outlander in 2001, Mitsubishi didn’t just want the Outlander to blend in with their other models, so they made it the face of Mitsubishi  Motors. If you go to mitsubishicars.com, the first slide you’ll see is the announcement of their anniversary with the Model-A and the Outlander side-by-side. Not only that, but with the recent shut down of the Lancer, Mitsubishi has decided to focus on its SUVs and crossovers, like the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander and 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

So aside from being the new face of Mitsubishi, what are some other things the Outlander has going for it? How about its ability to live up to its name “Sports Utility Vehicle”? One would think it has a lot of cargo space, right?

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Say “Sayonara” to the Mitsubishi Lancer as Mitsubishi Motors Prepares for New Models

Miami Lakes Sayonara Mitsubishi Lancer

Hello darkness, my old friend…oh it’s a sad shame, it is. With so many possibilities afoot when Mitsubishi joined up with Nissan-Renault, talk of the Lancer was one of the first changes to pop up. Now, Mitsubishi Motors says that 2017 will be the last model year that the Lancer will be produced. What will happen now?

The merge between Nissan and Mitsubishi in late 2016 was and will still be a mutually beneficial relationship between the two companies. There was talk about the Lancer being placed on Nissan’s CMF platform to easily share components between Nissan, Renault, and Mitsubishi. Whether or not that concept will return under a new name is unknown, so for now, the Lancer is being laid to rest.

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Mods to Add Horsepower and Torque to Your Mitsubishi Lancer

Miami Lakes 2017 Lancer Horsepower Mods

Although the new 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer has many great features, good fuel economy and modern technology, some drivers are looking for ways to bump up the engine’s horsepower and torque. Well, thankfully there are plenty of components and mods out there to increase an engine’s power without getting a new car. Here’s a list of some modifications you can do to increase your Lancer’s horsepower and torque.

Cold Air Intake

One of the easiest ways to increase the horsepower of an engine is to increase the airflow to the engine. There are various types of air intakes, but in the end many drivers lean towards a cold air intake. Cold air intakes are designed with an increased surface area to pull air through and then they make that air cold. Cold air intakes can be up to three times larger than factory air intakes. Cold air is denser than warm air, and denser air has more oxygen, which is key to creating bigger explosions in the combustion chamber. It’s basic science, the more air and oxygen in the combustion chamber, the bigger the explosions of fuel, and bigger explosions create more engine power.

CatBack Exhaust

After the engine burns up the air and fuel, it expels the leftover fumes through the exhaust. Stock mufflers don’t do justice when it comes to horsepower. The CatBack exhaust will remove the restrictions of the muffler and allow fumes to escape quickly in a straight shot.

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New Cross-Brand EV Platform from Nissan-Mitsubishi

Miami Lakes Cross Brand EV Nissan Mitsubishi

Not too long ago Nissan bought a large share of Mitsubishi to stop the versatile motor company from going under. It was back in 2016, and although one would think the news would settle like the dust of many company changes (Apple), it doesn’t seem like Nissan or Mitsubishi planned to be quiet for long and they keep presenting us with new concepts, like the new Mitsubishi-Nissan EV.

So the Nissan-Mitsubishi merge is quickly becoming a mutually beneficial partnership. With Nissan having a strong hand in electric vehicle (EV) tech and Mitsubishi knowing how to make a great PHEV, those are some of the first changes we’ll see. Along with a newly designed Lancer, it’s about time, the next vehicle to get a new look may be a brand new i-Miev or something else altogether.

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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Miami Lakes Mitsubishi Outlander Safety IIHS

Safety features continue to become more advanced in today’s average automobile. There was once a time where everything was manual. Today, we have smart technology, and not just in our phones. We have things like adaptive cruise control, autonomous braking, and even autonomous vehicles. You can find technology like this in the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander, an IIHS Top Safety Pick + recipient.

For the fourth year in a row, the Mitsubishi Outlander received a TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TPS+) from the Insurance Institute for High Safety (IIHS). The IIHS is a trusted organization for rating vehicle safety by putting it through several impact-crash simulations. Before it hits the streets, a car is smashed up and tested for safety in head-on collisions, side-impact, roof strength, head restraints, and crash avoidance and mitigation. To get a TPS+, a vehicle must get high ratings across the scorecard.

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Mitsubishi + Nissan Partnership is Likely To Be Mutually Beneficial

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In October, Nissan Motors purchased a controlling interest in Mitsubishi Motors for $2.3 billion and it looks like the partnership will be is mutually beneficial.

For example, Mitsubishi as a brand has a strong presence in markets that Nissan has not been able to penetrate. Nissan doesn’t do as well as Mitsubishi in Asian markets, so Mitsubishi could help increase Nissan’s presence and reputation in the Asian car market arena.

There are a couple types of products Mitsubishi has been able to excel in both production and sales. The first market is the PHEV market and the second would be small crossover vehicles. Nissan is not as well versed in these markets and they could definitely use a helping hand from Mitsubishi’s engineers and marketing team. [click to continue…]

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Mitsubishi is More Than Just Motors

Miami Lakes Mitsubishi Heavy Inc. Satellite Rocket

It’s always a smart move to be diverse and not put all your eggs in one basket. Everyone does it one way or another, and for a business to be successful, this is a smart practice. Mitsubishi knows this, and they’re actually doing a lot more than just manufacturing cars. Some of the companies Mitsubishi is involved with might surprise you.

Technology

Technology evolves fast; less than 30 years ago the internet wasn’t even a thing! Now we have smartphones and internet access almost anywhere, even in space (seriously, Google it). Did you know Mitsubishi has their hands in some popular tech pockets?

Nikon, the camera company, is a member of the Mitsubishi group of companies. Surprising right? No one could guess by the name alone, but it’s part of the Mitsubishi business group, including its camera equipment and glass.

Space – the Final Frontier. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is involved in more than just SUVs. These guys send satellites into space and even work with ISS support to provide technical feedback and aid.

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