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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The Self-Driving Future of Mitsubishi Automobiles

Debuting later this month at the Tokyo Motor Show are going to be a few concept cars into which Mitsubishi engineers and designers have been putting some serious focus. The company has been making pretty substantial moves when it comes to developing fully electric, self-driving cars. In fact, earlier this month, the company released a video of a self-driving Mitsubishi SUV that is so advanced, it can parallel-park itself. Oh, and you don’t have to be inside the car while it does that. Named the Mitsubishi eX Concept, the crossover SUV doesn’t look too unlike what we have currently, though it has some futuristic elements incorporated into its visage. The eX Concept takes the Dynamic Shield that’s currently used in some Mitsubishi vehicles, like the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander, and narrows it even further with a smaller grille and slimmer lights.

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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Updates

Mitsubishi has been pretty vocal about the 100-plus enhancements that are sprinkled throughout the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander—and with good reason. The first thing you might notice when taking a look at the 2016 Outlander is the new front fascia. The new front grille, referred to as the Dynamic Shield, is meant to improve the vehicle’s aerodynamics and maneuverability. In addition, attractive LED lights on the headlight pods give the Outlander a distinctive touch.

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Shifting Into a New Gear With the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer

When you only sell one sedan from your lineup of vehicles in the United States, sometimes you have to put in a bit of effort to make it count. The product of such an effort is the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer. Here at O’Brien Normal Mitsubishi, serving the Bloomington area, we think that the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer has done a great job of giving us a stylish and rewarding vehicle.

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Family Friendly and Top Safety Picks in the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

Gone are the days when you’re only viable option for a family friendly vehicle is the large, bulbous minivan. Now you have plenty of options when it comes to packing the whole family in for safety and a fun adventure. Enter the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander.

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Loving the Compact Battery Powered 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

There aren’t a plethora of options for an electric car in the United States, especially if you’re also looking for something that’s compact, and at a reasonable price. And if you’re looking for an eco-friendly vehicle that you really just need so you can get to work or quickly around town, then the 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is a great choice.

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Summer Clearance Sale: 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES

We have a lot of great deals here at O’Brien Normal Mitsubishi, and we’re celebrating that summer isn’t over yet! Our summer clearance sale is chock full of great vehicles like the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES in a beautiful Mercury Gray exterior and luxurious black interior.

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Looking to the Future with the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage

The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage is a sneaky good car. Serving as one of the younger vehicles in the subcompact market, it’s made its mark as a premium option when it comes to fuel economy. So what does it mean when there won’t be a 2016 model of the Mitsubishi Mirage? Well, it appears that it’s in an effort to focus on the future capabilities of the Mirage and avoid having to put in the effort required to federalize and market a 2016 model for a brief model year.

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