So What Exactly is a Mitsubishi Dynamic Shield?

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport offer the latest and greatest in what a Mitsubishi automobile is and can be. It’s a three-row crossover that got a solid refresh for the 2016 model year. It seats seven passengers comfortably, gets good gas mileage and looks good on the road.

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander also is a top safety vehicle earning the Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS. It’s a great family vehicle, and for the price, it’s a great choice when considering the family’s checkbook. And for these reasons and more, we hear at O’Brien Mitsubishi Normal, serving Bloomington and Normal Mitsubishi drivers, aren’t surprised at all why it’s still be being talked about. By more people than just us.

One of the biggest design changes to the 2016 Outlander was the replacement of the large horizontally lined front grille and front fascia. Now the front of the vehicle sports what Mitsubishi automakers call the Dynamic Shield.

Well, that sounds good to us. But, what is the Dynamic Shield exactly? Besides giving both the Outlander and the Outlander Sport a unified, and more aggressive look, the shield is a concept in protecting you in style.

The dynamic face is designed to facilitate powerful performance while reassuring you with a sense of protection and safety. A Mitsubishi vehicle is known to be utilitarian. Form follows function. But with the careful design of this shield, it seems that we can have both.

The Dynamic Shield protects drivers and passengers with a strong front end that includes elements to enhance performance and even visibility. For example, two levels of lights at the top and bottom increase visibility to pedestrians while also preventing blinding other oncoming vehicles. After all, you never want to be that guy that looks like he’s blinding you with his high beams.

Overall, the shield incorporates what’s been successful in the past in both form and function. And combines those elements to create a stylish, yet safe front end and overall driving experience in the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, and Outlander.

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One-Stop Shop at O’Brien Normal Mitsubishi


Here at O’Brien Normal Mitsubishi we’re your dedicated Mitsubishi dealer for drivers in the Normal and Bloomington, IL areas. That means that we not only offer you great deals on a new Mitsubishi, or used Mitsubishi, but we help you maintain your vehicle for the duration of it’s life.

We hope that you’ll continue to come to us for anything from an oil change to new certified parts. Whether you have a new 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, or an older model Mitsubishi Lancer, we’re your one-stop shop for all of your needs.

And getting to us at 1601 Fort Jesse Road is easy, especially if you’re in the Bloomington or Peoria areas. We’re located at the corner of Fort Jesse Rd and Veterans Parkway. You can find our dealership next to the Goodwill and across the road from the Walmart Supercenter.

We also offer plenty of service specials which we frequently update so that you can always get the best deal when it comes time to getting that timing belt replaced, that oil change, or those tires rotated. We make sure to employ a hard working and dedicated service staff as well so that any service done on your vehicle is done correctly the first time.

So with an extensive inventory of new and used Mitsubishi vehicles, expert staff, and specials, we hope that you’ll continue to come to O’Brien Normal Mitsubishi when it comes time to upgrade your current vehicle or just make sure that it’s running properly. We’re open six days a week from 7:30 am – 6:00 pm. So feel free to swing on by.

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New Year Rollout Savings at O’Brien Mitsubishi

It’s a new year and that means that here at O’Brien Mitsubishi, your Normal, IL Mitsubishi dealer we have some fantastic deals on the latest new Mitsubishi vehicles. Whether you’re looking for a safe and stylish crossover utility vehicle like the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, a compact road warrior like the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage, or a crisp and responsive 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer, we’ve got great deals to help you get behind the wheel of the right vehicle for you.

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Get Proper Service from Us at O’Brien Normal Mitsubishi

Here at O’Brien Mitsubishi of Normal and also serving our Bloomington area Mitsubishi drivers we’re committed to offering you great deals on new vehicles like the award winning 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander. But did you know that we also provide a great selection of used Mitsubishi cars for Bloomington drivers as well? And on top of that, we want to make sure that you always get access to proper maintenance on your new or used Mitsubishi vehicle.

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O’Brien Normal Mitsubishi Incentives

We’ve all been there. Your beloved automobile is finally on its last legs. You’ve taken great care of it over the years and it’s done the same for you. But now it’s time for you to get a new car. Or, maybe you’ve just decided to try something new. Luckily, here at O’Brien Normal Mitsubishi we are always updating our Mitsubishi Incentives to give you a great deal on a new Mitsubishi automobile.

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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award

Here at O’Brien Mitsubishi Normal we love the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander for its updated styling, economical nature, and now, for it’s superior safety features. The 2016 Outlander is Mitsubishi’s most popular vehicle stateside, and now it’s clearer than ever just why that is.

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Mitsubishi Outlander to Add Plug-In Hybrid Engine

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport is an attractive looking compact crossover vehicle that accomplishes what it was built to do: deliver a solid and reliable driving experience to value-minded families. With an updated front fascia that includes the new Mitsubishi Dynamic Shield to enhance maneuverability and aerodynamics, the Outlander Sport not only offers drivers with a better view of what’s ahead, but a more impressive looking vehicle overall.

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2017 Mitsubishi Mirage to Get Apple CarPlay

Mitsubishi automobiles are mostly known for two main aspects: they are economical, and they are full of the latest technology. The second fact is reinforced by the recent news Mitsubishi announced that the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage will be the first Mitsubishi car in the United States to feature and support both CarPlay and Android Auto.


The Mitsubishi Mirage was first spotted at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage is an affordable and fuel-efficient hatchback which is aimed at drivers who want a little extra room in their vehicle but aren’t looking to shell out more money for that room.


The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage, however, will have a unique angle on the subcompact hatchback market. Mitsubishi isn’t the only automobile company to be interested in utilizing both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Apple CarPlay is essentially an iPhone in your infotainment screen. Instead of dealing with every automaker’s, often clunky UI and paring functions, you can now basically operate smartphone from your car’s dash. Make calls, get directions, listen to music and do more with the same interface you’ve come to use nearly every minute of the day. CarPlay will also let you take advantage of Siri voice control so you can text, call, and change your music without having to take your hands off of the steering wheel.


Here at O’Brien Mitsubishi we’re extremely excited to utilize both the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technology in our favorite Mitsubishi automobiles as it becomes more available to other Mitsubishi automobiles down the road. And for any of your current vehicle needs, or to check out our new inventory, be sure to stop by our dealership today!

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Celebrate with Black Friday Sales all November

All month long, the dedicated sales team at O’Brien Normal Mitsubishi serving the greater Bloomington and Normal IL areas are proud to be holding our very own Black Friday sale! Except our fantastic sale can be enjoyed all month long.

If you’ve been thinking that it might be time to upgrade your current Mitsubishi car or SUV, now might be the perfect time to come into our dealership conveniently located at 1601 Fort Jesse Road in Normal, and check out all of our amazing offerings.

We have no shortage of great deals on plenty of models that are perfect for any type of driver. Maybe you’re looking for a family sedan that rocks a bit of attitude? Then take a look at the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer. With a low to the ground profile, rear spoiler, and 18-inch alloy wheels, and 2.0-liter, four cylinder engine that produces 148 horsepower with 145 lb-ft of torque, the last thing this vehicle says is “soccer parent”.

If you’re looking for something a little bigger but aren’t ready to fully go all the way to an SUV, there’s the family-friendly, economical 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander. The Outlander is a stylish and functional crossover vehicle complete with Dynamic Shield to help with maneuverability and aerodynamics. It also seats seven passengers with three rows and gets 166 horsepower in its 2.4 four-cylinder engine.

Whatever your needs may be, take advantage of our November Black Friday sale, where you can save hundreds of dollars on a new Mitsubishi vehicle in rebates! Be prepared this winter, treat yourself to a new vehicle from O’Brien Normal Mitsubishi.

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Mitsubishi Crossover to Enter America?

Mitsubishi automobiles in the states provide niche segment in the automobile world. They’re economical, practical, and reliable. Mitsubishi drivers may not need all of the bells and whistles that clutter up other vehicles on the road. They want something that can provide a reliable service and meet expectations for years to come; And Mitsubishi motors accomplishes that extremely well.

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