Mitsubishi Releases Details About A Sleek New SUV

Mitusbishi Concept Car - Mitsubishi Ground Tourer Concept SUV

Mitsubishi is set to release a new hybrid, plug-in SUV concept car – the Ground Tourer Concept in Paris Motorshow 2016, somewhen around the month of September.
With some of the Japanese car manufacturer’s best recent releases being SUVs, including the Outlander and Outlander Sport, there is good reason to expect the new design model to impress.

Word is that the concept will borrow from the existing XR PHEV line and other concepts car showed off over the past year and is the latest step in Mitsubishi’s move to push for better hybrid technology and efficiency.

What is a plug-in hybrid?

Plug-in Hybrid Car - Electric Car

A plug-in hybrid car is an electric vehicle designed to be extra energy efficient and environmentally friendly, without giving up too much in the way of power and general performance. Generally, these cars use rechargeable batteries that are plugged in before use and have an electric motor and a combustion engine, meaning they run on both petrol and electricity. It is estimated that the average electricity cost of charging the batteries works out to around 25% of what you’d pay if you used unleaded petrol.

There are already Mitsubishi’s plug-in hybrids available in Australia, including the Outlander PHEV, which packs impressive 4WD power and performance, with a fuel economy rating of 1.9L/100kms. These kinds of cars have only over the past few years become commercially available to the public and the technology used continues to improve.

Coupe-style

Mitsubishi Teases Ground Tourer Concept SUV

The new look SUV is set to have a sharper appearance, with early images showing off a flat, sleek red roof with sharp edges over a shiny silver body. While we’re just going off a single photo, there are whispers that the SUV will be a high-end model and take the design of Mitsubishi’s existing SUVs in another direction.

Coupe SUVs in the market are largely considered luxury cars – indeed, if eventually released in Australia, this model will be seen as a viable competitor for some big players including Mercedes.

We shall be keeping a close eye on how this develops – we’re very excited to see the Ground Tourer Concept later in the year!

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Buying Your First Car From a Dealership

Mitsubishi Car, Mitsubishi Dealership, Mitsubishi Melbourne,

Buying a new Mitsubishi car can make for both an exciting and emotional experience. To ensure that everything goes swimmingly with your new vehicle there are a few things you need to think about. One of the most important is where you choose to buy your new car. Buying from a certified Mitsubishi dealership can offer you many benefits over purchasing elsewhere and you can make your purchase with greater peace of mind.

Don’t be too alarmed by the sales patter, Mitsubishi dealers are good people just wanting to help you out! Just make sure that you have a general idea of the car you wish to look at and see the sales advisor as the person to get you the right deal if you make a decision. Take someone along who knows a lot about cars if you feel you are less knowledgeable than average, and remember that you do not need to make a final decision today.

Don’t be Afraid to Ask Too Many Questions

If you have already made your decision on which Mitsubishi car you want, ask the sales advisor about the different options available to you in regards to upgrades, in-car entertainment options, and alloys. You may find that some dealers can offer you special deals, so don’t forget to ask.

Buying your first car from a dealership

You will be advised on the car you are purchasing and how the different functions and features of the car can be of benefit to you. Take time to look around the car and get a good feel of it inside and out. Understand the engine and pose as many questions as you can to the Mitsubishi dealer about the benefits of the fuel economy and safety features the vehicle has to offer.

Ensure that you take the car for a test drive, as well as the other cars you like to narrow down your choice better. Remember that the car in the showroom may be an older model or a more reduced model depending on the upgrades, so make sure that the car you may have to order is in mind.

Take a Little Time Before You Buy

Feeling excited is a normal emotion to feel when purchasing your first new car from a Mitsubishi dealership, but don’t let it overwhelm you. You may find that you love the first car you tried, but allow a little time to settle in before you make the big purchase. Dealerships understand that purchasing a car is a big investment, so ask to take a little time to think about it.

Buying your first car from a dealership

Going into a dealership on a weekend is a great idea for you to walk around, take a test drive and have a day or 2 to think about your purchase before you sign the agreements. It also allows you to visit other dealerships and make them offers based on the quote you received from the previous dealership. It is always a good thing to shop around.

Be Confident About Warranties and Guarantees

If you have any questions about warranties and guarantees or other financial papers you will have to sign to finalise the purchase of your car, don’t hesitate to ask as many questions as possible. Making sure that you know the rules and regulations concerning anything that may go wrong with your new car purchase are the way to go.

Buying your first car from a dealership

Keep in touch with your local Mitsubishi car dealership to ensure that any problems you may have in the future can be resolved in a friendly and timely manner. Your local Mitsubishi dealer will be able to help regarding any technical issue you may encounter, so do not hesitate to stay in contact and allow you to be confident in your new purchase.