2017 Outlander Sport Review

2017 Outlander Sport

If you want to hop on the small SUV bandwagon but don’t want to break the bank, then the 2017 Outlander Sport may be perfect for you. The Outlander Sport is a compact SUV that is so affordable, versatile, and efficient. It’s no wonder that it’s Mitsubishi’s best-selling vehicle in the United States.

Overview

The 2017 Outlander Sport is available in four different trim levels. The lowest model has a standard 2.0-liter engine, while the other three trims boast a 2.4 liter, 168 horsepower engine. These powertrains can pair with standard front-wheel drive or available all-wheel drive.

Storage

Despite being a compact SUV, the 2017 MItsubishi Outlander Sport offers 20 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat and over double that thanks to the flexible 60/40 split folding seat. This year’s Outlander Sport features new cloth upholstery that you can also upgrade to leather.

Features

Each Outlander Sport has a standard Bluetooth as well as automatic climate control. Further technology upgrades can include a 6.1 inch touchscreen. The interior is complemented by an attractive exterior featuring a redesigned front grille. Modern, understated and affordable, the 2017 Outlander Sport is a perfect choice for a family vehicle.



Upcoming Memphis Holiday Events

Christmas lights - Memphis, TN

Which event are you most looking forward to this month?

Memphis is hustling and bustling as Christmas lingers right around the corner with New Year’s Eve to follow. But, it’s not too late to plan a few final seasonal outings with friends and family. Just make sure your gifts are wrapped and your Christmas decorations are up, and then head out to enjoy some Memphis holiday events this 2016.

For one thing, there’s still plenty of time to enjoy a lovely light display. Get a group together or take your visiting relatives to one of the area’s best. The Starry Nights at Shelby Farms Park display is the largest in the Mid-South with over 1.5 million lights and runs until December 27th. Or, you can visit the Zoo Lights where you’ll also get to meet Santa, go ice skating, and meet live reindeer.

Speaking of Santa, there are several more chances to meet him these last few days leading up to Christmas. He’ll be at Enchanted Forest at Pink Palace, Carriage Crossing and Wolfchase Mall through Christmas Eve—then he’ll be off to make some important deliveries.

In the days following Christmas, make plans to go ice skating with friends and family. And don’t forget to schedule something fun for New Year’s Eve, like the American Queen New Year’s Celebration Steamboat Cruise, the Overton Square New Year’s Eve Party or just a simple, fun night of bowling. Happy Holidays!




Small 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport Details Add Up to Big Changes

2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport

2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport Interior

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport looks to be one of the most stylish and clever compact cars on the road in a small, fuel-efficient package. Of course, the Hyundai Elantra Sport has always been a favorite among drivers, but this year, it’s getting some major upgrades.

Transmissions

The new Elantra Sport comes with two transmission options: a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual clutch automatic, both of which have been well received in the Elantra Sport prototype. Which will you choose?

Tires

The new Elantra Sport will come with standard Hankook Ventus S1 Noble 18-inch tires, which are designed for all-seasons with particularly aggressive rubber gripping. These tires increase the model’s handling and of course will make it easier to drive in poor weather conditions.

Interior

Lastly, the interior of the model has been slightly redesigned to fit a more modern theme, with subtle accents on the steering wheel, like a racing stripe, and much more. Overall, the sporty vibe is evident inside the new Elantra Sport.

For more 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport details – or to check out one of the many Hyundai models that we currently have available – contact us or visit us anytime, at Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi.




Everything You Need to Know About Mazda Certified Pre-Owned (CPO)

Mazda LogoAre you thinking about getting a used car but remain unsure about whether or not that is the right idea? Now, thanks to the Mazda Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) program, this is a concern of the past. Mazda CPO models are essentially as good as new – for a fraction of the price.

The Mazda CPO program takes gently used, newer Mazda models, evaluates them rigorously through their 160-point inspection, and then entirely restores them to their former glory. In fact, you may find it difficult to determine the difference between a new and a CPO Mazda vehicle.

Plus, CPO Mazda vehicles come with a specific Mazda Extended Confidence plan, which covers almost everything that Mazda’s New-Vehicle Limited Warranty covers, long after the original 12-month/12,000-mile limited warranty expires. This way, in the unlikely event that something goes wrong, you will be covered.

There are even more bonuses that come with Mazda CPO vehicles, such as a 24-Hour Roadside Assistance Package, an Autocheck Vehicle History Report, various transfer benefits, and even a free trial to SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

Want to learn more about Mazda CPO or take one out on a test drive? Contact us or visit us anytime at Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi.




Memphis November Events: What’s Going on this Month?

community eventsMemphis November events are wide-ranging, including Thanksgiving celebrations and community activities. From the local Indie Film Fest to a comic convention, there is truly something for everyone. Hop in your car and explore the area.

According to I Love Memphis, one of the most popular events for people to attend is the upcoming Indie Memphis Film Festival from November 1st-7th. Featuring films from local and regional artists, this event is currently in its 19th year. The Indie Memphis organization is a two-time recipient of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences grant, and it was named one of the top “25 Coolest Film Festivals.” If you’re looking for a way to support local arts while also seeing the latest films, stop by this event.

From November 18th-20th you can also see the Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention. Perfect for those who love fantasy, cosplay, comic books, and more, this event caters to a wide demographic. There will be gaming, late night entertainment, a concert, gothic ball, and more. You can also meet Chance Raspberry, lead animator for the Simpsons.

These are just two of the many upcoming events in Memphis. Get behind the wheel of your new car to see the latest events and activities in your area.




Genesis Luxury Brand: Raising the Standards

2017 Genesis G80

2017 Genesis G80

Hyundai models are known for their durable yet affordable designs. The Genesis, now known as the G80, in particular had been renowned for its high-class design and exclusive styling. The new Genesis luxury brand comes with a large offering of features so you can enjoy the model that you choose. If you want sophisticated styling and next-generation technology, the Genesis might be right for you.

According to Bloomberg, the latest Genesis models come with a refreshed look that sets them apart on the road. Rivaling more expensive models from elite German brands, Genesis’ lineup is putting other automakers to shame. Testing a Caspian black 2017 Genesis G90, Bloomberg correspondent Hannah Elliott said that “the new Genesis brand will be a separate beast entirely…Genesis has come strongly out of the gate with this flagship sedan.”

The G90 is one of the latest versions of the Genesis luxury models that is on the market, offering an array of premium features. These include, but are not limited to, alloy wheels, heated leather seating, a 12.3-inch touchscreen display, Heads-Up Display (HUD), and more. Best of all, Genesis badging showcases this brand’s luxury.

Under the hood of the G90 is a powerful 365-horsepower engine that can do 0 to 60 in just 5.5 seconds. A smooth transmission provides a pleasant ride, while a tuned suspension ensures optimum handling. There’s nothing like the new G90, or the Genesis brand for that matter. For those who want luxury without pretension, check out the new Genesis luxury lineup.




Mitsubishi’s Newest Crossover Is Confirmed

Mitsubishi LogoThe crossover segment is booming, and every automaker seems to be developing new models designed to redefine the industry. Mitsubishi’s newest crossover is in the same boat with one small difference. The new crossover has already been confirmed and is currently undergoing testing in California.

Osamu Masuko, CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, confirmed that the automaker plans to add a new five-seat crossover to its lineup. The new model will fit between the midsize Outlander SUV and the compact Outlander Sport crossover. With the addition of a new crossover comes changes to the existing lineup as well.

The compact Outlander Sport will shrink to better match competition like the Subaru Crosstrek and Jeep Renegade. That puts it in the perfect position to grow customer loyalty for the Mitsubishi brand as the subcompact crossover segment is seeing sales trending upward.

Production of Mitsubishi’s newest crossover is set to begin in fall 2017, an indication that the brand is continuing to shift away from the struggling sedan segment.

The new crossover will compete with the Kia Sportage and Ford Escape and boast styling similar to the eX Concept and XR-PHEV II shown at auto shows in 2015.

Here at Gossett Mazda Hyundai Mitsubishi, we’re pumped for the arrival of Mitsubishi’s newest crossover!




Labor Day Activities in Memphis

Zoo

Visit the Memphis Zoo!

It’s no secret that Memphis, Tennessee is home to dozens of popular attractions that draw visitors from around the world. Attractions range from a cultural history to a legend’s personal home. Here are several incredible Labor Day activities in Memphis.

  • Beale Street – There are few places that provide a greater look at history and culture than Beale Street. Boasting attractions like the headquarters of Civil War General Ulysses Grant to the birthplace of rock ‘n roll, Beale Street has made a name for itself around the country. There are over two dozen clubs and shops as well, so those with little interest in the city’s history can grab a souvenir instead!
  • Mud Island River ParkMud Island River Park stretches five blocks and is designed to give guests a look at life on the Mississippi. Enjoy the scenic view of the Mississippi River and downtown Memphis and take a ride on the Swiss-built monorail system. Most visitors spend at least four hours at the park so plan accordingly!
  • Memphis Zoo – The Memphis Zoo is home to thousands of animals and puts on special events and exhibits throughout the year. That alone makes it a great place to spend a day! Throw in animal shows and rides as well for a vacation the kids will never forget.



Pay Attention to Your Vehicle Warning Indicator System!

dashboard lightsYour vehicle is equipped with a Vehicle Warning Indicator system. This is a technical term for all those little icons that light up in your dash. A few common indicators you should know are:

Check Engine

This could mean a routine maintenance task is needed. It may also mean that a sudden engine issue has arisen. When you see this light, get your vehicle in for an inspection immediately!

Coolant Temp

See a thermometer icon light up? You will probably notice your temperature gauge is rising as well. Your vehicle is overheating, a condition that could permanently damage your engine. Possible issues could be a faulty thermostat or a busted hose. Either way, get it checked out!

Battery

If your battery indicator lights up, there is possibly an issue with the battery, your alternator, or both. Most car parts stores will check the battery for free. Do it soon before you’re left stranded somewhere!

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

This one is simple. At least one tire is low. Hopefully you’ve got a tire gauge in your glove box (if you don’t, get one!). Pull over somewhere safe and check your tires.

Unfortunately, a lot of people ignore their Vehicle Warning Indicators. If you do, you are losing out on a fantastic diagnostic/warning system that is designed for the sole purpose of protecting your vehicle and keeping it in top-notch shape.




See REO Speedwagon at Live at the Gardens

concertSome musicians have it and lose it, while others start rock-n-rolling but never stop. Count REO Speedwagon among the latter. They hit the scene 40 years ago and started churning out hit after hit, including “Keep on Lovin’ You” and “Can’t Fight This Feeling.” After all was said and done, they would have thirteen Top 40 hits. They have sold over 40 million records to date.

Luckily for us, they haven’t thrown in the towel yet. In fact, you can catch REO Speedwagon at Live at the Garden on August 25th. Show starts at 8:00pm.

The Live at the Garden concert series has been inviting top-notch musical acts to Memphis since 2001. Everyone from Al Green to Diana Ross to Duran Duran to Sheryl Crow has graced the stage. Nowhere else can you find such great music in such a beautiful venue as the Memphis Botanical Gardens.

Can’t fight this Feeling? You don’t have to. Go and see REO Speedwagon at Live at the Gardens!