Posts Tagged ‘South Miami Kia’

KBB Names 2020 Kia Telluride on Best Family Cars List

Thursday, March 26th, 2020
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With all the sour news going on, it’s nice to know that there are some beams of light here and there. Although the auto industry is putting a pause on things to help stop the spread of COVID-19, automobile reviewers and publications don’t have to slow down in the digital age. Recently, the well-known name Kelley Blue Book finished putting together some lists, their usual “Best of” for each car segment, and that includes family cars. It doesn’t seem like anyone can get enough of the large SUV from Kia Motors, the 2020 Kia Telluride, recently winning the Automobile All-Stars award, the “Triple Crown” of Automobile Awards, and the 2020 MAMA Family Vehicle of the Year (held by the Midwest Automotive Media Association). Doesn’t take a genius to guess that Kelley Blue Book also put the 2020 Kia Telluride on their list of the “12 Best Family Cars”.

A 3-row SUV with a lot of possibilities, the Kia Telluride is the new vehicle for active families who are always on-the-go and in need of the extra space. Kelley Blue Book was sure to focus on the number one reason the Kia Telluride makes for a great family car – safety. Along with amazing car warranties, Kia Motors is all about keeping passengers safe, and their latest vehicles come with an assortment of safety features and more advanced safety options. Standard in all 2020 Kia Telluride models is the Kia’s Drive Wise package, an assortment of safety systems to help keep rides in the SUV incident-free.

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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Receives High Safety Ratings

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
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Miami Lakes Automall Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Crash Safety Ratings

Mitsubishi Motors has been making use of resources from their alliance with Renault-Nissan over the last year, but when it comes to pure Mitsubishi vehicles, the last of the line is the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. The pinnacle of technology for passenger comfort and entertainment, next to the environmental-friendly Outlander PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle), the Eclipse Cross is the classic sports car turned crossover. Although not engineered to win any drag races, the Eclipse Cross still comes with coupe-like style, Super All-Wheel Control for handling any terrain, and a number of features that keep the driver and passenger safe. Recently, the safety of the 2018 Eclipse Cross was put to the test in the land of the east and received a five-star safety rating.

Safety Features

If looking at the safety features of a car from Mitsubishi Motors, one would find a bit of a gap in advanced safety features over the last several years (pre-2018). Now, available safety features span across multiple models and trims. For instance, the Eclipse Cross comes with blind spot warning with rear cross traffic alert and lane change assist, forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control.

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Mitsubishi Uses Augmented Reality to Help Explain Vehicle Tech

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
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Miami Lakes Automall Mitsubishi Augmented Reality App

With consumer and automotive technology on the up swing, automakers are starting to get more involved in the digital age to connect with their consumer base. In 2016, when the Kia Niro was still on the production line, Kia advertised their hybrid crossover with a Facebook Messenger bot, the Niro Bot, to answer questions about the vehicle. In early 2018, soon after the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL debuted, Jeep also released their “New Jeep Adventure App”, a virtual reality app that allowed consumers to configure, take pictures of, and virtually sit inside their own Jeep Wrangler JL. Now, Mitsubishi Motors is doing something similar to continue to raise sales for the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV by implementing augmented reality in dealerships, starting with Canada.

Canada is part of the North American market, although they may get various versions due to different federal regulations and what not. Why Mitsubishi is taking this technology to our neighbors of the north first is anyone’s guess, but it’s still a neat feature that can travel down to us in the next year or so. The augmented reality Mitsubishi dealerships will be using is actually an app developed for Mitsubishi North York, Ont.-based St. Joseph Communications.

The app is used to help sales people explain to customers the technology of the 2018 Outlander plug-in hybrid electric utility vehicle. All a salesperson needs to do is point the tablet towards a part of the plug-in that’s visible, say, the front tire. Once the app registers and locks into place, the app then allows the viewer to do a virtual walk around to see the vehicle from different positions via hyper-accurate tracking and registration coding techniques with tracking markers.

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Is Mitsubishi Motors Considering a Minivan?

Thursday, July 5th, 2018
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Miami Lakes Automall Mitsubishi Minivan

While perusing the latest additions to the Mitsubishi Motors lineup, we noticed the automaker is sticking to large vehicles, but they’re completely avoiding the cousin of SUVs and crossovers – the minivan class segment. Isn’t it just as good as any other? The auto market is pressing for variety in SUVs and crossovers, but the likes of the Dodge Grand Caravan and Kia Sedona are all minivans that still crunch numbers throughout the year. We did a little digging, and it turns out Mitsubishi did have a pretty amazing minivan at one time – North America just never got a chance to drive it.

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Back in 1992, Mitsubishi Motors had a minivan known as the Mitsubishi Expo LRV, and was known as the perfect wagon for families. Smaller than the Chrysler Pacifica, the minivan resembled early crossovers and was the perfect combination of passenger space (seven seating capacity), low power (113 horsepower engine), handling (four-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drivetrain), and convenience (portable compact disc player compatible cassette deck). For the 90’s, this was one sick minivan. Shame we never got it on American shores.

Mitsubishi may not have any interest in minivans, but they do tend to make crossovers that lean towards family and passenger vehicles. Just look at the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. Being a crossover, the Eclipse Cross only sits up to five passengers, but is powered by a turbocharged 152hp 1.5-liter engine paired to an eight-speed continuously variable transmission (CVT) with a Sport Mode, and has all trims but the base riding on Mitsubishi Motors’ Super-All Wheel Control drivetrain system. For convenience, all trims come with a 7-inch touchscreen with Digital HD Radio, Bluetooth wireless technology, and steering wheel mounted controls as the standard. The only thing missing is a smartphone compatible system – standard on all trims past the base trim (ES). Sounds like a family passenger vehicle to us.

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Mitsubishi Motors is Turning the Lancer Into a Crossover

Friday, May 11th, 2018
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Miami Lakes Automall Mitsubishi Lancer Crossover

Mitsubishi Motors is doing it again. We’re not surprised, and unlike some of the pessimists of the internet, we’re not disheartened either. We all know Mitsubishi Motors has turned their attention towards crossovers for their future lineup. This was first evident when they teased the debut of their new crossover, a throwback to the Mitsubishi Eclipse, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. The new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross debuted at Geneva during the auto show, and there was plenty to like. Not only did this crossover have some of the aesthetic appeal of a sports car, but the technology in the Eclipse Cross was a new frontier for Mitsubishi. The next Mitsubishi vehicle to be transformed is the Mitsubishi Lancer, now a crossover.

Oh, we can hear the cries already. “No, not the record breaking Mitsubishi Lancer!” Oh, boo-hoo. The Mitsubishi Lancer was discontinued, get over it. If you liked it so much, you had your chance to get a Mitsubishi Lancer Limited Edition in 2017. Mitsubishi is making way for new vehicles and giving old vehicles a new purpose, like the Mitsubihsi e-Evolution wearing the “Evo” nameplate. And that vehicle concept looks pretty amazing so far. Take a look at the picture above and below. That’s the style the new Mitsubishi Lancer crossover may take a few cues from.

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Future Technologies in the Auto Industry

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
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Miami Lakes Automall Future Technology Auto Industry

Time to do a little review and look towards the future. With the way things are going in the auto industry, we’re steadily taking steps towards bigger and better vehicles. New technology springs up from Mitsubishi every now and then, their Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is heading towards dealerships, and with the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi Alliance, there are plenty of high hopes of what’s to come with their Alliance Venture concerning Robotaxis and future hybrids. With all that in mind, what other technologies are going to shape the auto industry in the coming years? Let’s see.

Autonomous Self-Driving Vehicles

This one is obvious. It’s the first step towards showing the world autonomous self-driving vehicles can work if done right. We can’t say much for self-driving vehicles like those run by Uber, but the Chevrolet Bolt EV has had a wonderful track record when it comes to its autonomous fleet, and many other brands are trying their own take on self-driving vehicles, Mitsubishi Motors included. If you didn’t see their two concepts at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, take a look.

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