Top places to go camping near Tucson, AZ

Camping

Tucson has some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Southwest. If you’re looking to experience the outdoors, spend a weekend at one of these three local campsites.

Tucson / Lazydays KOA Resort

Find an oasis in the desert at the Lazydays KOA resort. It offers pull-through RV spaces, two pools, a nine-hole putting green, three off-leash dog parks, a hot tub, and free Wi-Fi® service. No RV? No problem — just rent one of their well-appointed cabins.

Rose Canyon

Even during the hottest days of summer, it stays cool at the Rose Canyon Campground thanks to the 7-acre lake. At this campsite, you’ll enjoy lakefront views and a forest full of towering Ponderosa pines and Gambel oaks. If you want to get closer to nature, there are opportunities for rainbow trout fishing and hiking in the forest. It’s one of the best places to go camping near Tucson.

Catalina State Park

Escape from the hustle and bustle of city life with a trip to Catalina State Park. Here, you’ll find paved roads and parking slips, along with modern amenities like flush toilets, hot showers, an RV dump station, electricity, and water. Plus, each site has a picnic table and a barbecue grill. Catalina State Park also offers numerous tent camping sites.

Ready to get start your next adventure? Find the perfect vehicle for your lifestyle at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi.

Best-Selling Mitsubishi Model in Europe Is Outlander PHEV

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVHere in the United States, the best-selling Mitsubishi model is the Outlander Sport thanks to its incredible value and versatility. In Europe, another Outlander model is getting all the love. That is the Outlander PHEV.

In Europe, the desire to own an electric or hybrid vehicle is stronger than it is currently in the United States. Because of this, many of the best-selling European cars are hybrids. In fact, the best-selling plug-in hybrid model in Europe is the Outlander PHEV. Making this even more impressive is the fact that it has held this title for four years in a row.

“The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is our brand flagship, our best seller in Europe, a trend-setter that the industry is watching carefully and a pointer to MMC’s long term strategy, blending adventurous SUV heritage with progressive electrified technologies,” said Bernard Loire, the president and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Europe.

Luckily, the Outlander PHEV isn’t just a European model. It is available here in the United States right now. It comes with a 2.0-liter MIVEC DOHC four-cylinder engine paired with 60kW Twin AC synchronous electric motors. This combination has an output of 197 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque. When fully charged, the Outlander PHEV offers up to 22 miles of pure electric driving.

Stop by Quebedeaux Mitsubishi to test-drive the 2019 Outlander and its PHEV variant for yourself.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Features Cosmetic Updates

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander GT

The refreshed 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport receives a handful of major cosmetic changes for the upcoming model year. Although it isn’t a full redesign, the new Mitsubishi Outlander Sport keeps things fresh to attract new fans.

Ever since the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport first appeared on the American market back in 2011, it has been a stylish option for active families. And thanks to the care designers paid to the crossover, the Outlander Sport continues to look as fresh and new as ever.

The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport features a new and improved front fascia for a contemporary vibe. Updated slim headlights, wide fog lights, and a skid plate take their cues from the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. The new model also includes updated taillights with LED lighting and a skid plate.

The interior of the 2020 Outlander Sport delivers two minor details. Chrome and piano-black trim add an upscale look to the crossover. A larger eight-inch touchscreen display comes standard for the 2020 model year.

There’s no word on whether or not the new Mitsubishi Outlander Sport will feature a new engine. However, considering the model borrows several features from the Eclipse Cross, the turbocharged engine isn’t out of the question.

Contact us at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi for the latest news on the 2020 Outlander Sport model. You can also stop by to test-drive any of our shiny new 2019 models.

Best Road Trip Games Adults Won’t Hate

Family Road Trip

Every road trip movie has a scene with some gruelingly boring road trip game that everyone in the car clearly hates having to play—but road trip games don’t have to be terrible. If you’re on the road with your kids or just a group of adult friends, here are the best road trip games adults might just have fun with.

Musical Games

Bring some fun to your long drive with pop culture-themed games, like Battle of the Bands, where one person picks a song category and two other players each play a song. The first player decides which one wins! There’s also the Singing Game, where you go around singing a song lyric each and the next player has to sing a line from a different song with related lyrics.

Games that Make You Think

Most road trip games are pretty mindless, but games that let you focus your attention on thinking hard will make time fly by. One example is the Name Game, where you name a celebrity and the next player has to name another celebrity whose name starts with the last letter of the last celebrity’s name. It doesn’t have to be a famous person—pick any category that interests you!

Word Games

Word Association and Alphabet Categories are two more games for a carful of wordsmiths. In Word Association, one person says a word and the next person says the first word that comes to mind and so on. In Alphabet Categories, you pick a category like food or instruments and name something from that category for each letter of the alphabet.

Are you ready for a road trip, but your car is not? Come see us at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi to find something better.

Easy ways to keep your car clean

Clean Car

For the new year, many of us have made resolutions to be neater and more organized. However, we often overlook our vehicles when we make such resolutions. Since we spend so much time in our cars commuting to work, running errands, and cruising around town, it’s a great idea to keep your car nice and tidy so being in it is an enjoyable experience. Here are a few easy tips to keep your car clean:

  • Keep baking cups in the cupholders: Let’s face it: your vehicle’s cupholders almost definitely have crumbs in them. An easy way to keep them clean is by placing baking cups in them, which will catch future debris and make for easy cleanup.
  • Keep a small duster in the glove compartment: You don’t usually think of your car getting dusty, but it definitely does. To easily pick up the dust, store a small duster in your glove compartment.
  • Put important car docs in a file folder: Glove compartments are usually a mess of pertinent driving papers. A simple way to tidy this up is to get a file folder to store everything neatly. With such a system, you can easily store any future service documents.
  • Get a seat cover for pets: If you often travel with your furry best friend, get a seat cover for pets, which will make it so pet hair doesn’t get stuck in the seats and passengers don’t get covered in it later.

Visit us at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi if you’re looking for a new car to keep clean in 2019.

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.

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.

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.

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.