European Mitsubishi L200 Ranked Best in Segment

Europeans are jumping on the pickup bandwagon, with a number of appealing choices creating some stiff competition. Now, the addition of Mitsubishi’s new L200 is taking the market by storm. The new European Mitsubishi L200 (also known as the Triton in other markets) marks the first new generation since 2005, bringing with it some much needed advancements in design, technology, and capability.

The sleek pickup boasts best-in-class figures on CO2 emissions, weight, fuel economy, and maneuverability – making it a standout in the European market.

The new L200 is powered by one of two versions of a turbocharged 2.4-liter diesel engine. One version puts out 152 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque, while the other cranks out 178 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque. A Super Select 4WD-II system offers four driving modes, including a basic 2WD option, an off-road capable 4WD, and everything in between.

Enhanced rear leg room, a versatile interior, and long list of features have captured the attention of the popular Carbuyer YouTube channel. Check out their review here.

Here at Heritage Mitsubishi, we hope to see an American version head our way in the future. Until then, stop by to check out our exciting lineup of equally capable vehicles.

Best Road Trip Games to Entertain Children

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Have you ever felt the need to get away from it all and packed your vehicle full of suitcases and kids, only to realize 15 minutes into the trip that if you don’t find some way to entertain these children that you might pull your hair out?

Well, many people have been in that same situation and have found that playing a few simple road trip games can make the trip much more pleasant. Here are three games that could help pass time on that next road trip:

  • Name that tune. This game can be played in a variety of ways. The game’s name kind of takes away from its mystery, but you can either whistle or hum a tune, but choose a theme before you start to narrow the choices, then go around in a circle, taking turns guessing until somebody names the correct song. If you guess right, then you get to choose and perform the next melody.
  • Slug-a-Bug. This game is as simple as it gets. The person that spots the most Volkswagen Beetles in a certain amount of time wins! In the old days, whenever you spotted a Beetle, then you earned the right to punch the person sitting next to you, but we don’t condone violence here at Heritage Mitsubishi. So maybe instead of throwing punches, whoever spots the most Beetles earns the right to choose the next game. Also, since you’re changing the rules already, maybe you could try spotting 2016 Mitsubishi Outlanders instead of Beetles, but that’s only our suggestion.
  • License plate games. The rules of this game vary depending on the age of your occupants, but one way to play is to see who can spot the most out-of-state license plates. Participants have to find their own plates and can’t use plates from vehicles that others have already spotted. Another way to play is to use the letters from the plates to see who can spot every letter of the alphabet first.

If you have any other suggestions for the best road trip games, then we would enjoy hearing about them in the comment’s section below this blog post.

Mitsubishi Offers Apology To WWII Prisoners Of War

While there were many atrocities that happened during WWII, Mitsubishi has become the first private Japanese corporation to apologize for what transpired in the past.

Mitsubishi Materials Corporation’s predecessor Mitsubishi Mining Co. used captured American soldiers as slave laborers and forced them to work alongside other POWs from Britain, China, Korea, and the Philippians. The Mitsubishi Mining Co. supplied the materials needed to produce Mitsubishi’s Zero fighter aircraft that was used by Japan’s Navy.

A representative from Mitsubishi offered the apology in a news conference held at the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles on July 19th. This apology comes only weeks before the 70th anniversary of Japan’s surrender that occurred August 15, 1945, which ended the war.

“In keeping with the spirit of our company’s mission statement, today we apologize remorsefully for the tragic events in our past, and expresses our profound determination to work toward a better future,” said Hikaru Kimura, a senior executive officer of Mitsubishi Materials.

Former prisoner of war James Murphy was in attendance for Mitsubishi’s apology to its WWII POWs and said that it touched his heart because of how sincere it felt to him.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Offers More Options than Ever Before

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport finds itself in the news again recently, as it recently hit the market over in the UK. Across the pond, the Sport is known as the ASX and comes with some different engine options, but it remains one of the most powerful, efficient, and affordable SUVs on the market—no matter which world market that happens to be.

Here in the United States, though, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport boasts tons of great features. In fact, it comes in nine different trim configurations, from the base ES 2.0L Manual all the way up to the GT 4WD. The Outlander Sport comes with either a 2.0L four-cylinder engine or a 2.4L four-cylinder engine, depending on how much power you want or need.

With up to 32 mpg on the highway, a low starting price, seating for up to five people, and awards from all kinds of critics—including Kelley Blue Book—you simply can’t go wrong with the 2016 Outlander Sport. Come see us here at Heritage Mitsubishi today to learn more about this great vehicle!

New Mitsubishi Montero Sport Spotted in Spy Photographs

Mitsubishi’s parade of great new SUV models continues, and most recently, we caught a glimpse of the upcoming Mitsubishi Montero Sport model, thanks to some spy photographs snapped in Thailand. The vehicle is currently going through testing over in Thailand before its debut at the Bangkok International Grand Motor Sale on August 1.

The spy photographs show off the new exterior design of the Montero, a design aesthetic that is currently stretching itself all across the Mitsubishi lineup. The Montero Sport is built on the same platform as the L200 pickup truck and therefore has a body-on-frame makeup. We don’t know yet what engines the Montero Sport will feature, but we’re sure they will be competitive in terms of both power and efficiency.

The Montero Sport, thanks to that exterior redesign and other new features, is obviously very highly thought of by the folks over at Mitsubishi. The brand recently released a teaser image of the Montero Sport as well, showing off the sleek new body design and the prominently displayed front grille as well. Check back with us here at Heritage Mitsubishi often for more updates!

New Mitsubishi Montero will Be an Affordable SUV Alternative

The Mitsubishi Montero nameplate is coming back! Well, at least it is in America. The new Montero will hit the North American market sometime in 2017. It will hit the UK market as the Shogun at the same time. Of course, there’s more to be excited about here than just the name, though—the Montero will be a great, affordable option on the crowded SUV landscape.

The Mitsubishi brand conceived the new Montero as a rival to the Land Rover Discovery, in fact. A concept version of the new Montero was previewed both in Tokyo and Chicago. The GC-PHEV concept, however, is both heavier and bulkier than the production version of the Montero will be. The production version will be lighter and stripped-down to provide both greater efficiency and a cheaper starting price to customers.

The new Montero will also be a hybrid plug-in vehicle, giving it extra versatility and capability over many of its competitors. “A lot of rivals are more beautiful or more refined but the Shogun needs to be an authentic off-roader: not fancy, not a school-run car but for people who tow horse boxes or actually go off road,” said Lance Bradley, Mitsubishi’s UK chief. Come see us at Heritage Mitsubishi to learn more about the new Montero today.

A Future Mitsubishi Evo Crossover is a Real Possibility

Mitsubishi recently announced that it will be producing SUVs exclusively for the foreseeable future. While we’re excited about the great SUVs that will be coming down the pike, there is some natural sadness about seeing nameplates like the Lancer disappear. However, for all you Mitsubishi Evo fans, we’ve got good news: there’s a strong possibility that a Mitsubishi Evo crossover model could become a reality sooner or later.

The Evo SUV would likely be a next-model Outlander Sport, or, as it’s known in Europe, the ASX. Evo, of course, stands for Evolution, and always implies a high level of performance and capability from the vehicle to which it is applied. While it’s certainly a different thing to wrap your head around—especially historically, since “Evo” has only ever been applied to sedans—there’s a lot to be excited about when it comes to an Evo Outlander.

The next-generation Outlander Sport will already be available with either four-wheel drive or two-wheel drive on the plug-in hybrid version of the model. The Evo tag will just push the performance that one step higher. “Ultimately it all comes down to the financial case for it and whether the company has the resources to do it,” said Mitsubishi UK Chief Lance Bradley. Come see us at Heritage Mitsubishi to help us make our own case for this really cool idea.

Outlander Named to KBB.com’s 10 Most Affordable 3-Row Vehicles

Most Affordable 3-Row Vehicles

Chalk another one up to the Mitsubishi Outlander! It recently claimed a spot on Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Most Affordable 3-Row Vehicles list for 2015. This is the second year in which the Outlander has been recognized for its affordability.

Don Swearingen, Executive Vice President of MMNA, said, “The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander is an outstanding value proposition and comes with a long list of standard safety features and amenities, and for 2016, the Outlander will feature bold new styling and over 100 key engineering and interior refinements, adding even more value to an already feature-laden vehicle.”

The seven-passenger SUV truly offers everything you want out of a vehicle at a price you won’t believe! Starting at just $23,195, the Outlander is loaded with high-tech, easy-to-use features, and is top notch when it comes to safety. Don’t forget it comes with one of the auto industry’s most comprehensive warranties as well. When the 2016 Outlander makes its way to dealerships, there will be even more to love, too (if that’s possible).

Don’t miss out on your chance to own the Outlander! Visit us at Heritage Mitsubishi and experience for yourself all there is to love about the Outlander.

Mitsubishi Has a New Ally for Financing

Last month, Mitsubishi announced that it would be making a change to its preferred financing source. From now on, Mitsubishi dealers across the United States, including us here at Heritage Mitsubishi, will use Ally for financing.

With this change, it will give customers like you access to Ally’s full suite of financial services and products, such as retail and lease financing, remarketing, insurance, and wholesale financing.

“Ally is committed to the success of our OEM and dealer relationships, and is continually looking for opportunities to strengthen those interactions with premium product offerings, best-in-class service and innovative ideas,” said Tim Russi, president of Auto Finance for Ally, in a statement. “We are pleased that Mitsubishi Motors North America has chosen to place its trust in Ally to support its retail sales growth plans and improved customer experience.”

In addition to financing, Ally also offers education and training programs along with a Dealer Service Center that is available seven days a week.

Here at Heritage Mitsubishi, we think this new financing partner will help us to better serve our valued customers. If you have any questions about this change, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Outdoor Concert Tips to Keep in Mind this Season

It’s finally here: the spring and summer concert season. Now that the weather is warm enough, tons of huge concert events are coming to Atlanta. These kinds of events can be an absolute blast, but you’ll have even more fun if you’re well-prepared.

Here are some basic outdoor concert tips to get you started:

  • Wear sunscreen, bring sunscreen, and re-apply that sunscreen. Even if it’s cloudy and you may not get burnt, you will still be exposed to UV radiation, which travels through clouds, all day long.
  • Do what you can to stay hydrated, as you’ll likely be sweating during the entire concert. Perhaps bring some baby wipes to clean up if you have to use a less-than-fresh venue bathroom.
  • If you’re going to be at a crowded concert, don’t bring a big bag filled with stuff that can get in the way – or worse – get stolen. Stick to the basics: your ticket, ID, car keys, some money, etc.
  • Dress comfortably for the weather and the activity. It may be tempting to look trendy, but you’ll regret it if you’re too hot, too cold, or just plain uncomfortable.
  • Lastly – enjoy yourself! Be prepared, be safe, and have fun.

Do you have any other outdoor concert tips? Let us know your ideas in the comments.