There’s an app for that – Mitsubishi Announces Mobile Roadside Assistance

Just in time for travel during this Labor Day weekend and the upcoming winter driving season, Mitsubishi has introduced its new roadside assistance app to provide Mitsubishi owners with extended access and accelerated response should they ever encounter a mobile emergency or need trip information.

The new app, available for iPhone-compatible devices and included among the free benefits Mitusbishi dealers provide to new vehicle owners, puts drivers directly in touch with a roadside assistance agent who can quickly dispatch reliable and professional roadside assistance to the caller’s location. Service includes towing (to the nearest Mitsubishi retailer); lockout assistance; battery jump-starting; flat tire change; emergency gasoline delivery; trip routing and mapping, and more. The same app can be used by other family members using the vehicle or driving another Mitsubishi vehicle.

So, next time you lock yourself out of your car, don’t worry – there’s an app for that!

The app also enables users to access an estimated time of arrival for the dispatched tow service or service provider, as well as updates on the progress of the responding tow truck or service vehicle.

The app for iPhone also includes an emergency response button for urgent situations, and app users can also input relevant data about their Mitsubishi for more efficient service. Service through the app accelerates response by providing motorists with quick, one-touch access to emergency dispatchers as well as automatically transmitting data about the vehicle, vehicle location, and owner with the call, relying less on the motorist to communicate  verbal details, often under the duress of an emergency situation.

The app can be downloaded from the App Store on iTunes (http://www.itunes.com/appstore/).

Want to give a Mitsubishi a test drive? Stop by and see us this weekend.

Mitsubishi Motors Delivers First 2012 Mitsubishi i EV Fleet Vehicle Orders to Google and IGO CarSharing

Mitsubishi Motors has delivered the first fleet vehicle orders of the new environmentally-friendly and affordably-priced 100% electric-powered 2012 Mitsubishi i to search engine giant Google and car sharing service IGO CarSharing.

MMNA and Capitol Mitsubishi of San Jose, California, delivered the high-tech yet fun-to-drive 2012 Mitsubishi i electric vehicles to Google’s corporate headquarters on Wednesday, February 29, at the Google Solar Carport. The Mitsubishi i EVs add to GFleet, the company’s employee car-sharing fleet that consists entirely of plug-in vehicles.

Google has installed the largest corporate electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the U.S. at its headquarters in Mountain View, California. The company has a full 147 Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations currently, with more units planned for installation to replenish electric vehicles on its campus, including Mitsubishi i’s advanced lithium-ion main battery packs.

On Wednesday, February 22, MMNA and Max Madsen Mitsubishi delivered the initial batch of 2012 Mitsubishi i EVs to IGO CarSharing for use in this organization’s growing fleet of environmentally-friendly vehicles.

IGO CarSharing is a membership-based non-profit car sharing company based in Chicago, Illinois, that was founded in 2002 by another non-profit organization, the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), to help foster “sustainable development and livable urban communities.”

This convenient and affordably-priced (four different rate plans are available; all pricing plans include gas and insurance) car sharing service allows drivers to select one of more than 250 low-emission vehicles that are available in 30-plus different Chicago-area neighborhoods 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

This delivery of 2012 Mitsubishi i EVs to the Chicago-area IGO CarSharing fleet is the latest development in the Japanese auto manufacturer’s commitment to the state of Illinois: In addition to being the home of Mitsubishi’s state-of-the-art automobile manufacturing plant in the city of Normal, Mitsubishi Motors and the State of Illinois announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) last year that will see the two parties collaborate to help develop critical initiatives supporting electric vehicles like the all-new Mitsubishi i.

Last year, the City of Chicago entered into an agreement to install a total of 280 EV charging stations, 36 of which will be dedicated to IGO CarSharing vehicles, at the Windy City’s bustling airport, shopping malls and at rest stops along the Illinois Tollway – developments that should make the charging of 100% electric-powered vehicles like the 2012 Mitsubishi i a convenient experience for the residents of America’s 3rd most populous city.

For additional information on the 2012 Mitsubishi i, please visit i.mitsubishicars.com and media.mitsubishicars.com. For more on Google’s EV initiative, log on to google.org/recharge. To learn more about IGO CarSharing, please go to igocars.org.

For fleet buyers in the Washington, DC metro region, please visit us in Marlow Heights, MD, we’re happy to help you reduce your carbon footprint as well.

M-Gen Zero to Sixty – Tell Us About Your Mitsubishi in 60 Seconds or Less

Mitsubishi created the walkaround video at http://on.fb.me/m-gen-zero-to-sixty and you can still submit your video there.

But you can also share your M-Gen Zero to Sixty video right here http://on.fb.me/tXLx49 with us on Ourisman Mitsubishi’s own Facebook page. We want to feature you. We want to hear all about your Mitsubishi. So, take video 60 seconds or less and walk around your Mitsubishi and tell us all about it. We can’t wait to see how much you love your vehicle!

 

What does having a powertrain warranty really mean?

So you are car shopping and you choose the car with the perfect look and all the fun features you were looking for – for me it’s heated seats for the winter  – and the salesperson tells you that the warranty is 60,0000 miles or 5 years or whatever comes first and you wonder, “Is this a good deal?”

Well, it’s always good to ask about the warranty when car shopping and while warranties may vary throughout the industry, most, including Mitsubishi offer a 100,000 mile/10 year warranty.

The powertrain typically means it covers the engine, the transmission and the drive train., but you will have to read the fine print (or ask me) what the specifics are. For example, if you drive a manual transmission, does it also mean the warranty covers the clutch? (yes, it does) Mitsubishi makes it easy for our customers and not only builds great cars for the price, they also provide a great warranty which is their commitment to the long-term for their vehicles.

I’d love to help you determine which is the best one for you, so come out and visit me at Ourisman Mitsubishi and let’s test drive a vehicle.

By Joe Farah, Sales Manager at Ourisman Mitsubishi in Marlow Heights.