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Mitsubishi Motors Reveals New Lineup

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There is a lot going on for Mitsubishi Motors after the new strategy for the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance was announced. Sounds like Mitsubishi already has a new vehicle set to come out for the C/D segment, of which could mean we could be getting anything from a subcompact to a large car. A lot is still up for guessing, but there is one thing we won’t have to guess – when the new lineup from Mitsubishi Motors will arrive on dealership lots. Starting in the fall of 2020, the revised, refreshed, and new-generation models from the Mitsubishi lineup will make their way to U.S. soil.

Recently, Mitsubishi Motors ranked high in the 2020 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS), with its famous 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport coming in third place for the Small SUV car segment. Upgraded with new standard levels of equipment, the Outlander Sport continues to improve. The J.D. Power IQS ranks vehicles based on how well they keep their initial quality over 90 days of ownership. Data is collected by surveys sent out to owners of these vehicles, ultimately ranking each on a Problems-Per-100 units scale, or how many problems one would find in 100 vehicles by that automaker. With a score of 148 PP100, Mitsubishi Motors became the top-rated Japanese brand for 2020.

If you didn’t know it, the world’s best-selling plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) is the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, and the 2021 Outlander PHEV model will be making its way to dealerships in winter 2020. With a new powertrain, an updated internal combustion engine is coupled with a larger and more refined electric drive system. Together, the Outlander PHEV generates more horsepower and offers an increase when driving on electricity alone with a longer all-electric range.

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Watch the NEOWISE Comet through a Mitsubishi Sunroof

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Astronomy is such a wonderful thing. In that vast darkness of space, there are stars, planets, galaxies, the occasional blackhole, and some of the most fascinating events like comets and eclipses. These events can be far and few in-between, with lunar eclipses happening every few years, but comets taking as long as hundreds of years. That is the case in particular with the NEOWISE comet, currently blazing across the stars past the Earth. If you don’t get a chance to see it, the comet won’t be within visible distance again for 6800 years, so it’s now or never. With South Florida and Miami light pollution, getting a clear view of the night sky can be tough, but it would be a whole lot better if you got an SUV with a sunroof.

Named after the Near-Earth Object Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) space telescope that first spotted the comet in early July, NEOWISE is currently a melting ball of ice. If unaware, that’s what all comets are – frozen chunks of ice hurtling through space. When they get too close to the sun, that ice begins to melt, causing a tail of ice behind the comet. Like the planets, the sun shines off of the comet, making it appear like a bright star with a tail. However, if you’re lucky, you could get an amazing look at the comet like the image above.

One would think catching a comet in the night sky would be easy, just look for the moving star, right? Wrong. Satellites appear to be moving stars, although they stay close to Earth, trapped in orbit. Planets like Jupiter and Saturn may be lined up in the sky right now, and they’ll stay there for a while, but a comet zipping by? That’s a little more difficult, especially because of its location – under the Big Dipper.

The comet is about 64 million miles away from our planet, but stargazers can see it best on July 22-23, although it should be visible until the 26th of July. If looking northwest, or using a map for finding constellations, a stargazer should be able to spot the Big Dipper and flying under it will be the NEOWISE comet. As we all know, the Earth continues to spin, and these patches of sky will eventually move. Astronomers say the best time to catch the NEOWISE comet under the Big Dipper is after sunset, when the stars just start to come out and the constellation is still fairly high in the sky. NEOWISE should continue to climb, but once the Dipper is close to the horizon, the chances of seeing the comet are pretty much impossible.

So we know where to look for the comet, but how can we get somewhere with minimal light pollution? A small road trip to the beach or everglades never hurt anyone, and it will be the best way to catch the celestial sight of a comet from Earth with the naked eye. While driving to your spot, whether wanting to stay cool or not wanting to miss an unmistakable sight, driving in a vehicle with a sunroof is the best option. Luckily, many Mitsubishi Motors vehicles offer a sunroof option. The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, and 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross are all Mitsubishi SUVs that can come with a sunroof, the perfect way to lay back and star gaze in the summer.

You can still snag a Mitsubishi Outlander here at Miami Lakes Automall. If you get any pictures of the NEOWISE comet, share them with us on Miami Lakes Mitsubishi social media.

Photo Source/Copyright: earthsky.org
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Have Any Tips for Protecting Your Car This Summer

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Summer in Florida is hot, hot, hot! Although COVID-19 is still at large, people are getting out there and trying to live a normal life again. We can’t speak about what you should and shouldn’t do, although wearing a mask is still a good idea with how much the virus has mutated since the beginning of the year. We’ve all heard about the many ways to keep yourself protected and safe, but what about your car? How do we keep our wheels safe in the summer? Let us help you out with that.

Protection from the Elements

Inside and out, the sun is always going to be a factor in keeping your car well maintained. For most consumers, giving their Mitsubishi a good wash every now and then is enough, but to protect against the sun and keep the paint job crack-free, applying a layer or two of wax to any vehicle after a wash is the smart choice. Some people even buy products made specifically for protecting cars, usually a clear film that protects against dirt, debris, etc that can cause tiny scratches.

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Mitsubishi Motors Receives 2020 Future Digital Awards for Road Assist+

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Last year, Mitsubishi Motors released a smartphone app called Road Assist+, an app meant to work in tandem with the Telematics system made available for the first time on the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. A feature that offered consumers remote services to their vehicle, Road Assist+ increased the features the system offered with a new app that went above and beyond simple remote services. First winning the “Telematics OEM of the Year” award at TU-Automotive Detroit shortly after the release of Road Assist+, now nearly a year later, and the innovative smartphone app wins another award, delivered by Juniper Research.

Juniper Research, established in 2008, has been recognized companies for their creative tech products that really shake things up in the industry or provide the consumer with features that truly can benefit them and not just add-on to the quality of the vehicle. During the 2020 Future Digital Awards, the Technology & Innovation category recognized excellence in innovation across smart devices, smart cities, connected homes, Automotive & Telematics, and the Internet of Things. Mitsubishi Road Assist+, built with LexisNexis Risk Solutions, is the first hardware-free, smartphone-based application of its kind.

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Compare the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV with the 2020 Lexus NX Hybrid 300H

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Last week, we were celebrating the high ranking for the Japanese automotive brand, Mitsubishi Motors, during the 2020 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. Measured on a vehicle’s quality during the first 90 days of ownership, a vehicle receives a rating of PP100, or how many issues it has every 100 vehicles. With only a score of 148 PP100, this put Mitsubishi Motors ahead of one of its stronger competitors, Lexus. With the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV in the 2020 model year, its rival is the 2020 Lexus NX Hybrid 300H, but the outcome is going to be a quicker turnaround than you think.

I Got the Power!

Let’s not hide the numbers here. The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has a 2.0-liter MIVEC DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine under the hood. Able to generate a shy 117 horsepower and 137 lb-ft of torque, this SUV may not win any races but the Outlander PHEV can drive on electric-power only for 22 miles, has a combined fuel economy of 25 mpg, a combined 74 MPGe, and a total driving range of 310 miles. The Lexus NX Hybrid 300H with all-wheel drive is powered by a turbo in-line four-cylinder engine, able to generate 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Lexus hasn’t listed the MPGe but has listed 24 mpg as the combined fuel economy. Some sources say the Lexus NX Hybrid 300H can travel as much as 450 miles.

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