Winter Driving Tips: Staying Safe in Harsh Weather

2017 Mitsubishi Oulander Sport LE

Driving in the winter can be particularly tricky, especially if there’s snow, ice, or sleet on the road. Here are a few basic winter driving tips to keep in mind when road conditions are less than ideal, from slowing down to performing routine maintenance. In some cases you may also want to get special equipment to help you tackle winter.

According to AAA, you should avoid driving if you’re tired. The holidays can be particularly demanding, which is why it’s important to get 7-8 hours of rest before hitting the road. According to several studies, driving fatigued can be the equivalent to driving under the influence of alcohol: It slows reaction time and affects your coordination.

Avoid warming up your car in an enclosed area. Carbon monoxide can accumulate if there is poor ventilation, which could lead to poisoning. While it is tempting to heat your car in the garage because it’s nice and toasty, it can also be dangerous.

In addition to considering using winter tires, you should check that your car’s tires are properly inflated. Winter tires are built with special treads and rubber compounds that help it get a better grip on the road.  It also holds up better in cold weather. Under inflation and over-inflation can also cause problems, leading to an increased likelihood of blowouts.

It’s best to be prepared, especially for those sudden bursts of hazardous weather. Remember, even though it can be frustrating, it’s better to drive smart rather than have an accident. If you need to prepare your vehicle for winter weather, bring it to the service department at JBA Mitsubishi.

Mitsubishi Corporation Renews 10-year Partnership with the British Museum

Mitsubishi Partnership with the British Museum | Glen Bernie, MD

The Mitsubishi Corporation takes great pride in its heritage as a Japanese company and seeks not only to provide top quality motor vehicles to the public but to enrich their lives as well. To this end, the Mitsubishi Corporation renewed its partnership with the British Museum. This joint venture has led to a complete renovation and refurbishment of their famous Japanese Galleries.

The Japanese Galleries at the British Museum are home to one of the largest collections of Japanese artifacts outside of its country of origin. They feature historical artifacts from ancient Japan through the modern era. Wonders like intricate Samurai armor are now on display with improved lighting, flooring, and ceilings thanks to the new renovations.

The Japanese Galleries have grown and flourished under this partnership between the museum and the Mitsubishi Corporation which began in 2008. “We are delighted to be partnering with the British Museum, an internationally renowned museum of truly global significance,” said Yuko Ueno, senior executive vice president at the Mitsubishi Corporation.

Considering that the manufacturer renewed this partnership for the next 10 years, the future is bright for this incredible collection of historical pieces. Celebrate Mitsubishi’s Japanese roots by taking a shiny new 2019 Mitsubishi model for a test drive at J.B.A. Mitsubishi.

View Fall Foliage in Maryland in Your New Mitsubishi

Fall Foliage in Maryland | J.B.A. Mitsubishi | Glen Burnie, MD

The New England area is known for its charming, historic towns and picturesque countryside, and what better place to see the changing colors of autumn? The fall foliage in Maryland is stunning, begging for drivers to take their cars for a scenic drive or two. After you pick up your new Mitsubishi from us here at J.B.A. Mitsubishi in Glen Burnie, Maryland, why not test the mettle of your latest ride by checking out the fall leaves?

The beginning of October heralds the incoming foliage, with partial color changes occurring across the state. These changes in color will come to a peak around the predicted date of October 22, which is the alleged best time to go out in nature for a hike or a deliberately slow cruise behind the wheel. Even if you’re just driving, make sure to bring your camera to get some snaps of the beautiful autumn leaves.

Not sure if it’s the right time to catch the fall foliage in Maryland? The official Smoky Mountains website has a geographical map of the changing fall leaves all across the United States, so you can keep tabs on the colorful show in real-time.

Stop by J.B.A. Mitsubishi, if you’re in need of a new vehicle to transport you to these fall foliage destinations.

Mitsubishi Mirage Could Evolve Into New Subcompact Crossover

Mirage Could Evolve Into New Crossover | J.B.A. Mitsubishi | Glen Burnie, MD

Mitsubishi has spent the past few years fine-tuning its lineup following the success of crossovers like the Outlander and Outlander Sport. The brand’s portfolio is expanding to include new crossovers and SUVs while less popular sedans are phasing out. Rumor has it that the next model the brand will replace is the Mirage. Experts are theorizing that Mitsubishi will morph the Mirage nameplate into a new subcompact crossover, to appeal to a new demographic.

The Japanese magazine Response first reported the change to Mitsubishi’s lineup. The publication also implied the Mirage could be entering its next generation with a growth spurt, growing in size to become a crossover rather than the car it has always been. The new crossover would slot below the new Eclipse Cross and gain all-new performance and powertrain features. This change should happen around 2020.

As of right now, Mitsubishi hasn’t confirmed or denied any rumors that the new subcompact crossover will be a fresh take on the Mirage name. However, considering the Mitsubishi Eclipse model transformations into the Eclipse Cross, industry insiders seem pretty convinced the Mirage will follow suit.

For the latest news on the expected Mitsubishi Mirage crossover, as well as other developments from the brand, contact us at J.B.A. Mitsubishi.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV’s Battery Life Gets Upgraded for 2019

JBA Mitsubishi - Outlander PHEV

There is no denying the ever-increasing popularity of hybrid and electric vehicles on American roads. One of the newest plug-in hybrid options is the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. It was just introduced in 2018 and is already getting an upgrade. For the 2019 model year, the Outlander PHEV’s battery life gets a 10 percent increase.

Mitsubishi is swapping out the current 2.0-liter engine for a new 2.4-liter Atkinson Cycle inline four-cylinder. This engine will be paired with a dual electric motor at each axle and a 13.8 kWh battery pack. This combination will deliver an estimated electric driving range of 28 miles, compared to just 22 miles for the 2018 model.

Its electric motor also gets a 10 percent boost for an output of 95 horsepower. This means the 2019 Outlander PHEV will have a total performance output of 135 horsepower. With this power boost, its electric top speed has increased to 84 mph, up from 78 mph last year.

Along with its powertrain upgrades, the Outlander PHEV gets some interior improvements, too. Drivers will be able to choose from two new driving modes — sport and snow — to improve control. In addition, leather seats and more climate control vents will increase overall comfort for everyone.

Stop by J.B.A. Mitsubishi to test-drive the 2019 Outlander PHEV for yourself.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Named “Best Green Winter Vehicle”

Best Green Winter Vehicle | Glen Burnie, MD

Best Green Winter Vehicle

We might be in the dead of summer, but it’s time to start asking yourself if your car will get you through our harsh Maryland winters. If the answer is no, consider investing in a new 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. The New England Motor Press Association recently named this model “Best Green Winter Vehicle.”

To determine the winner of this prestigious award, members of the New England Motor Press Association test-drove competing vehicles over a series of months, collecting data on performance and honing in on winter features, like traction and all-wheel drive. After the test drives, the judges compared notes, ultimately choosing the Outlander PHEV.

It’s not just incredible all-wheel drive (Super All-Wheel Control) that helped the 2018 Outlander PHEV earn this title, however. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV also boasts standard features like heated side mirrors, heated front seats, and de-icers on front and rear windshields. Moving up in trim level adds on other winter-friendly touches, like a heated steering wheel. Other key winter features include Traction Control Logic and Active Stability Control, as well as safety features like Blind Spot Warning with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist.

If you’re in the market for a new vehicle that will have your back this winter, consider the 2018 Outlander PHEV. Test-drive this capable model for yourself when you stop by J.B.A. Mitsubishi.

Mitsubishi Wins Two GOOD DESIGN Awards for Cutting-Edge Design and Innovation

Mitsubishi GOOD DESIGN awards | Glen Burnie, MD

Mitsubishi GOOD DESIGN awards.

Aside from being the fastest growing non-luxury auto brand as of 2017, Mitsubishi recently garnered two prestigious GOOD DESIGN awards which affirm what we’ve known all along Mitsubishi vehicles aren’t just great cars, they’re also engineering masterpieces.

Both the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and the GT-PHEV Concept won GOOD DESIGN awards in acknowledgment of their exceptional design and innovation. Founded in 1950 by a group of prominent designers, the GOOD DESIGN award goes to industry leaders who are pushing artistic boundaries and exploring new directions. So, it’s no wonder that the all-new Eclipse Cross and the GT-PHEV gleaned recognition.

The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is the newest addition to Mitsubishi’s vehicle lineup. The Eclipse slots between the Outlander and the Outlander Sport, in terms of size. It features a stunning exterior design, a sophisticated interior space, and a wide array of connectivity and safety features fine-tuned to deliver an exceptional experience to progressive drivers.

The GT-PHEV Concept made its first debut at the 2016 Paris Auto Show and, according to Mitsubishi vice president of design, forecasts how Mitsubishi’s current design philosophy might develop and shape the cars of tomorrow.

Celebrate the brand’s GOOD DESIGN awards by visiting J.B.A. Mitsubishi to test drive your favorite model.

Mitsubishi Showcases The Eclipse Cross With A Classic Reborn!

New Eclipse Cross | JBA Mitsubishi | Glen Burnie, MD

A Classic is Reborn.

One of the most beloved Mitsubishi models was the Eclipse sports sedan. However, as buyers’ needs changed, Mitsubishi adapted by ending the production of the Eclipse. Now, a classic reborn with the Eclipse name and is making a comeback in the form of the 2018 Eclipse Cross.

Mitsubishi is showing off this new sporty crossover model with a new ad campaign called “A Classic Reborn.” This campaign will be featured on Mitsubishi’s YouTube channel along with various television markets.

In the commercial, you can see the stunning Eclipse Cross cruising through a city and other industrial areas. You also get a glimpse of the innovative technology available in the model. All of this is set to music performed by Damien Escobar and William Joseph. They teamed up to put a classical twist on the rock anthem, “I Wanna Rock” by Twisted Sister, to portray how the Eclipse Cross combines the classic Eclipse name with contemporary style.

Francine Harsini, chief marketing officer, MMNA, said, “Eclipse Cross is not your typical crossover; it is defiant and clever and offers savvy show-and-tellers a vehicle that’s loaded with style and features at a great price that demands to be seen much like this campaign.”

Come test drive the 2018 Eclipse Cross for yourself when you visit us at J.B.A. Mitsubishi.

“Evo” Nameplate May Return to Mitsubishi’s Lineup

Mitsubishi seems to enjoy bringing back its retired nameplates—even if the company applies them to completely new vehicles. Such was made apparent when the brand brought back the Mitsubishi Eclipse. The Eclipse was once a small and sporty compact car. But in its rebirth, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross returned as a

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross | JBA Mitsubishi | Glen Burnie, MD

The Eclipse name made a comeback as the Eclipse Cross, paving the way for the “Evo” nameplate to return


At J.B.A. Mitsubishi, we tend to love everything that Mitsubishi releases, so it’s interesting to watch the progress of this brand and to see how it reinterprets classic models and nameplates. A recent statement from the Mitsubishi UK managing director Lance Bradley revealed that the “Evo” nameplate might be returning as well, but as a different type of vehicle than the original Mitsubishi Evolution.

At its first debut, the Mitsubishi Evolution was a sports sedan modeled after the Mitsubishi Lancer, both of which have since ceased production. If the nameplate does make a comeback, it’s probably not going to be a sports car if Mitsubishi’s current priorities are any indication. For now, the brand is focusing on electric powertrains and sophisticated SUVs. While there are no official details yet regarding the potential return of the “Evo” nameplate, we’re looking forward to seeing how Mitsubishi potentially combines the original sporty Evo with its current values.

As we wait for more news about the Evo revival, stop by J.B.A. Mitsubishi to take your favorite 2018 model for a test drive.

Cars 101: All About Trim Levels

When you buy a new car, you have more to decide than year, make, and model (though we’d love to help you with the make — just pick Mitsubishi)! You also have to consider the trim levels and determine which one is right for you.

Cars 101: All About Trim Levels | JBA Mitsubishi | Glen Burnie, MDSo what is a trim level? In short, trim levels further distinguish one model from another. Take the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander, for example; trim levels help you further break down that specific Outlander to determine which set of features and potentially which powertrain you’d like. The Outlander trims include the ES 2.4, the SE 2.4, the LE 2.4, the SEL 2.4, and the GT 3.0 S-AWC.

Each of these trims offers specific features. Typically, as you move up in trim levels, you add on to the features available on the previous trim. Sometimes, a specific feature will be removed and replaced with something of a higher quality. For example, on a lower trim level, you may get cloth seats, but a higher trim level could change them out for leather seats and add in a heated seat feature.

Typically, the features that change from trim to trim could include the engine and transmission, the technology, the convenience and comfort features, or the safety features.

Have questions about specific trims at J.B.A. Mitsubishi? Our sales staff will be happy to talk through them with you.