Best Holiday Gifts for Car Lovers

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As we get closer to Christmas, you are probably thinking about some gift ideas for your loved ones. If you have a car fan in your life, we have a perfect lineup of gifts for car lovers that are sure to please.

Inverted Umbrella

One of the downfalls to the traditional umbrella is how wet it makes everything after it’s folded up. This can be especially bad if you drive a car with a leather interior. Buy your car lover an innovative inverted umbrella. It has two layers and folds the wet layer into a dry layer.

Durable Floor Mats

Arizona has a lot of dirt and sand. A set of durable, all-weather floor mats can help prevent that sand from getting ground down into the carpeting. And, they are easy to clean—simply take them out and hose them down.

Car Vacuum

If you have ever tried to use your household vacuum on your car, you know how inconvenient that can be. A dedicated car vacuum, like this hand-held one comes with a variety of tools to get in all the hard to reach places.

Model Car

You might not be able to afford to buy them the car of their dreams, but you can get them a high-quality model replica.

If you’re thinking of something bigger for Christmas this year with four wheels, come see us at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi.

What Is the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance?

Mitsubishi Logo

In the past year, you may have heard some things about something called the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. In case you were wondering what that was, we are here to tell you.

As the name suggests, this alliance is a partnership with three worldwide automotive brands: Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi. The Alliance was founded in 1999 and is now the longest-lasting and most productive partnership in the auto industry.

With this alliance, all three major brands can work together to produce advanced technology, connectivity features, and other features that they can share and modify for all their various brands.

Last year, the Alliance sold a total of 10.6 million cars around the world. This equates to 1 in 9 vehicles. Of those vehicles, more than 660,000 were electric. The Alliance also employs more than 450,000 people and runs 122 manufacturing plants across the globe.

With this combined sales success, the Alliance sold more vehicles than any other automotive brand or partnership.

The Alliance works together to help sales, but also to look to the future. One of the goals of the Alliance is to increase production and sales of electrified vehicles. In addition, it is working on autonomous driving technology.

To experience the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance in person, come take a test drive at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi.

Mitsubishi’s August Sales Best in 10 Years

Best Sales in 10 YearsMitsubishi’s August sales topped 8,400 units, a three percent sales increase over August 2017. In total, Mitsubishi has sold more than 85,000 vehicles which marks a 21-percent increase over this same time last year. The Outlander Sport crossover led the charge for the month of August, followed by the Outlander.

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport saw a sales increase of three percent compared to August 2017. In total, the family crossover saw just shy of 3,000 units leave dealership lots. The seven-seat Mitsubishi Outlander saw over 2,100 units sold in August 2018. The fuel-efficient Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV sold 366 units.

The Mitsubishi Mirage, which includes the Mirage G4, leapt 32 percent, jumping from 1,557 units in August 2017 to 2,048 units sold this past August. The fuel efficient hatchback and sedan models offer drivers great value thanks to their standard technologies and spacious cabins.

The all-new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, which carries a legendary moniker, saw more than 850 units sold. Sporty styling and a premium interior set the Eclipse Cross up for success. So far this year, the new crossover has seen more than 4,500 units leave dealership lots.

Mitsubishi total 2018 sales surpassed 85,000 units, up from 70,765 units in 2017. The jump marks a 21-percent increase, and the Japanese automaker doesn’t appear to be slowing down. TO bring home your own Mitsubishi model, contact us at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi.

Transporting Holiday Food in Your Car

Holiday Food Transport

Transporting holiday food in your car isn’t the easiest task, and it can really add to the holiday stress. Fortunately, getting food from one place to another isn’t all that difficult thanks to a few household items. Check out these ways to get holiday foods to family without any incidents.

Casserole

Hot casserole dishes can be a pain to transport, but not if you have an extra laundry basket handy! A travel casserole dish carrier certainly goes a long way, but if don’t want to buy one, simply place the casserole pan into a laundry basket and secure it in the vehicle. The small area makes it difficult for the pan to flip.

Pie

It isn’t really a family holiday without a pie, is it? Fortunately, getting a pie to its destination isn’t all that difficult. All it takes is a little tinfoil and an extra pie pan.

Take the extra pie pan and flip it upside down to put a top on the pie. Seal the edges together with tinfoil. It might be a good idea to put the pie flat in the truck to prevent it from flipping or flying into the windshield or seat.

Leftovers

There’s usually a lot of food at holiday meals, so there are bound to be leftovers too. Packing those delicious leftovers away is as easy as storing everything in plastic containers. Put the containers into the laundry basket, and then head home on a full stomach!

If you want to make sure your casserole arrives at the holiday party in style, take a look at our new inventory at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi.

Back to School Safety Tips for Drivers

Back To School

Now that school is back in session, you likely see school buses and kids out on the roads during your commute. Here are a few back to school safety tips to make sure everyone stays safe.

  • Slow down. Look out for any school zones you might drive through and follow any posted speed limits.
  • Get rid of distractions. Taking your eyes off the road is never a good idea, but it can be even worse when driving near a school. Children are fast and often cross the street unexpectedly. Put your phone away and keep your eyes on the road while driving.
  • Check all sides. Even if your vehicle is equipped with a rearview camera, you should still thoroughly look at all sides of your car before backing up.
  • Look for bicycles. Many children ride their bikes to school; however, they can be unsteady and inexperienced. Drive slowly and give cyclists at least three feet of passing space if you do drive around them. If your child bikes to school, make sure he or she wears a helmet.
  • Stop completely. Many of us don’t always come to a complete stop at stop signs. If you are driving through a school zone, be extra vigilant about stopping.

If you need a new car for the school year, come see the team at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi. We’ll make sure you arrive in style.

Mitsubishi and The Asher House Help Dogs Find Homes

Mitsubishi and The Asher HouseHere in America, we love our dogs. Unfortunately, there are millions of dogs who are stuck living in shelters instead of with a loving family. That is why Mitsubishi and The Asher House have joined forces to help find homes for as many dogs as they can.

Mitsubishi donated a 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross to founder Lee Asher to use as he travels the country raising awareness and finding homes for shelter dogs. This vehicle will help him and his team devote themselves even more to the cause.

Mark Chaffin, chief operating officer, MMNA, said, “Lee started with a passion when he created The Asher House and it has become a movement to help raise awareness for rescue animals and shelters across the country; Asher’s bold decision to take action on his ambition is admirable and we’re privileged to be able to help support his mission.”

In 2017, Asher’s dedication to his passion led him to quit his job. Once he could fully devote his time to the cause, he was able to raise enough money to purchase an RV. He then started travelling across the country to host adoption events. Since he started his project, he has helped 146 dogs find new homes.

If you travel a lot with your furry best friend, contact us at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi. We’ll be happy to help you find a car that’s right for both of you.

Fall Events in Tucson

Check out Events in Tucson, like the Willcox Flyer Bike Ride

Looking for something to do this fall? We’ve curated a list of the perfect events in Tucson to carry you into the next school year.

Willcox Flyer Bike Ride – September 1, 2018

The 6th Annual Willcox Flyer Bike Ride kicks off at 7 a.m. at Historic Railroad Ave Park. Select from a 33- or 66-mile out and back course and enjoy live music and food vendors in Railroad Ave Park when finished.

Tucson Fall Gem Shows – September 6-9, 2018

If you’re interested in entering the world of gems and the art of lapidary, these gem events around town will be perfect for you.

Arizona Theatre Company Season-opener: Native Gardens – September 8-29, 2018

You’ll have many chances to see this entertaining comedy at the Temple of Music and Art.

Arizona Underground Film Festival – September 14-22, 2018

The 11th annual festival will show independent films in genres like Horror, Experimental, and Animation.

My-Oh-My Apple Pie Weekend and Country Craft Fair – September 15-16, 2018

It’s never really fall until you’ve enjoyed a slice of fresh apple pie, is it? This event lets you sample apple pies and more, including a pancake-with-apple-pie-and-syrup breakfast and apple-smoked burgers.

Tucson Greek Festival – September 27-30, 2018

Enjoy Greek food and entertainment at this annual event held at the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. In addition to traditional foods like Greek cheese and olives, you can shop vendors selling gorgeous jewelry, cookbooks, and more.

If you need a new ride to keep up with your fun in the Tucson sun, contact us at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi to learn more about our inventory of new and used vehicles.

Rap Artist Harry Mack in Mitsubishi Campaign, “Harry Mack Freestyle Test Drives”

The new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is fun to drive as it is, but imagine if you were driving it with a talented artist rapping to you from the passenger seat. That’s what happens to a series of unexpecting customers during their test drives in recent social media campaign put together by Mitsubishi, known as the “Harry Mack Freestyle Test Drives.”

The campaign was launched with the intention of creating commercial-like videos as fun and memorable as a ride in the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. In the video, rap artist Harry Mack acts as the salesperson at the Mitsubishi dealership. When the passengers ask to take a test drive, he joins them and then begins rapping about the various features in the crossover—versatile driving modes, a panoramic sunroof, an infotainment system, and so on.

The “Harry Mack Freestyle Test Drives” commercial is a fun way to present all of the details that make the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross stand out in a way that viewers—and test drivers—will remember. Even those who aren’t regularly on social media can expect to learn the Harry Mack rap soon, as the campaign is in the process of transitioning from YouTube alone to a national broadcast spot.

If you’re thinking of testing a Mitsubishi vehicle for yourself, contact us at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi for more information.

Places to Cool Off in Arizona This Summer

Cool off in Arizona at Mount Lemmon

Finding a place to cool off in Arizona is no easy task. You could stay inside an air-conditioned building, but then you wouldn’t get to see everything the Tucson area has to offer. Check out these welcoming places to stay cool near Tucson this summer!

Colossal Cave Mountain Park

Located just a half hour drive from Tucson, Colossal Cave Mountain Park is the perfect spot to cool off on a hot summer day. The caves run an average of 72 degrees year-round. Visitors can take guided tours of the largest dry caves in North America. The 45-minute tour walks through the history of the cave. There’s plenty of time to take pictures, making this a memorable day trip for the family!

Bisbee

Bisbee is home to an average summer high temperature of 87 degrees, making it a warm spot to escape the summer heat. The border town is located near the Mule Mountains and is a two hour drive from Tucson. Unique architecture, welcoming restaurants, and an elevation of 5,000 feet make Bisbee a wonderful place to visit.

Mount Lemmon

Mount Lemmon runs an average summer high temperature of 73 degrees. It sits around an hour and a half from Tucson. The peak reaches heights of over 9,000 feet, making it the highest point in the Santa Catalina Mountains. Summerhaven, a small community near the mountain top, is home to a number of cozy restaurants and businesses.

If you’re looking for a new ride to take to all these fun places, contact us at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi.

Mitsubishi June Sales Jump 46 Percent

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross contributed to Mitsubishi June Sales
The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross contributed to stellar Mitsubishi June Sales.

Mitsubishi has been gaining ground over the past few years, and 2018 is turning out to be no different. Mitsubishi June sales skyrocketed 46 percent over the same time period last year. The Japanese automaker continues to gain ground thanks to vehicle affordability, style, and value.

The Mitsubishi Outlander led the charge with the largest sales gain, jumping from 2,313 in June 2017 to 3,380 units last month. Its affordability and impressive array of premium amenities have made it a top choice for drivers of all ages.

The 2018 Eclipse Cross arrives new for the model year, and the all-new crossover saw more than 800 units leave dealer lots in June alone. Upscale styling and a spacious interior make it a favorite of families.

More than 350 units of the fuel-efficient Outlander PHEV have left dealership lots so far this year, which is great considering it’s all-new this year. Its combination of high fuel economy and comfortable cabin make it a great choice for families who love spending time on the road.

So far, Mitsubishi June sales are keeping with the annual trend. Mitsubishi’s year-to-date sales at the midpoint of 2017 sat at just over 54,500 units. The end of June 2018 sets the Japanese automaker well ahead of where it was last year. Mitsubishi has sold more than 67,000 vehicles so far this year.

To take home a Mitsubishi of your very own, contact us at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi.