Month: May 2017

Mitsubishi Announces 2018 Outlander Upgrades

The Mitsubishi Outlander quickly became the brand’s top-selling nameplate when it launched in 2011, and since then, the Outlander has been getting VIP treatment with regular refreshes and updates every few years. Mitsubishi recently revealed the 2018 Outlander upgrades, which should be coming to the auto market and Mitsubishi dealer lots sometime this fall. Fans got their first glimpse of the updated model at the New York Auto Show.

As you walk up to the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander, the first thing you might notice about it is the brand-new front fascia, which gives the SUV a more aggressively modern appearance. The rear bumper gets a redesign too, keeping in accordance with the new, angular vibe. Other upgrades include only slight changes to the interior, but nevertheless they’re changes that are intended to enhance accessibility and convenience for drivers, such as the brand-new Smartphone Link system on a 7-inch touchscreen.

2018 Outlander upgrades

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi hasn’t yet revealed anything about the new Outlander’s powertrain, though experts speculate that the upcoming Eclipse’s new 1.5-liter turbo engine could find its way under the SUV’s hood. We’ll know more about the 2018 Outlander upgrades as time draws nearer to its fall release date, at which point you can come to Gossett Mazda Hyundai Mitsubishi to try the overhauled Outlander on for size.




Mazda Adds Smartphone Integration Software to Lineup

Mazda launched the all-new-and-improved 2017 CX-5 back in March with tons of awesome new features and upgrades based on customer feedback on previous models, but when the launch happened, Mazda spilled another exciting secret—Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are coming to the brand’s lineup. Smartphone integration software like these two systems has been taking the auto industry by storm, allowing people to interact with a familiar user interface on a touchscreen from the comfort of the driver’s seat.

Mazda didn’t announce when the launch of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto would be happening, but they did drop some potentially very exciting info for drivers who already own Mazda vehicles with the MazdaConnect system—all existing MazdaConnect systems should be able to support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto upgrades with minimal hardware installations. That means that if you already have a Mazda model, getting smartphone integration software will be a cinch, so you don’t have to miss out on the latest tech.Smartphone Integration Software in 2017 CX-5

Mazda has been partnered with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto since 2014, so developing smartphone integration software for the lineup has been in the cards for years now. Stay tuned for when news of the systems’ launch date or hardware upgrades becomes available, and get in contact with us here at Gossett Mazda Hyundai Mitsubishi for more info.