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How the Hyundai packs the Veloster with Value


The 2016 Hyundai Veloster stands out in the small-car crowd for more than just its coupe like hatchback body style.  It”s a rare blend of style and substance that’s both practical and premium-feeling

Where else are you going to get a three-door design, a generously equipped cabin, an efficient powertrain and a lengthy warranty at a reasonable price?  The base model comes equipped with such high-tech amenities like a 7 inch touch screen, Bluetooth capability, and a rear-view camera.  You can even outfit the entry-level Veloster with Blue Link emergency telematics, a leather wrapped steering wheel, and a panoramic sunroof.

You can learn more about the value-packed Veloster via the Autotrader video above.  Test drive any of the available Veloster at John Amato Hyundai Superstore Milwaukee 


5 Common Car Care Mistakes to Avoid

Vehicles today are more reliable than ever before, and it’s common to see cars drive well for far more than 100,000 miles. However, vehicle maintenance is still essential, and common car care mistakes can lead to costly repairs. Here are five common car care mistakes to avoid.


Most parts of cars can last for tens of thousands of miles, but oil typically degrades much faster. Although most manufacturers no longer suggest changing oil every 3,000 miles, changing oil when recommended is still essential, as degraded oil can cause engine components to wear prematurely. Make sure to keep up with oil and filter changes.


Anomalous events that don’t hurt a car can cause the “check engine” light to come on, and many people eventually begin ignoring this light unless something feels wrong with their vehicle. However, some problems that trigger the light might not cause any recognizable problems until permanent damage has been done to the engine. Mechanics can use computerized tools to find out what causes the light to come on, so make sure to have your vehicle checked at a trusted dealer.


Modern tires are rugged, but they still wear down at a predictable rate. One of the best ways to ensure that your tires last as long as possible is to have them rotated regularly. Alignment is critical as well; poorly aligned tires cause premature wear and can also hurt your fuel efficiency, which costs you money every time you drive. Rotating, aligning and inspecting your tires also helps detect structural damage early, which can help you avoid blowouts and other potentially dangerous events.


Calling a tow truck can be obnoxious and expensive, so drivers often try to make it to the shop without a tow even if the engine is overheated or performing poorly. Doing so, however, can cause damage to the engine that’s far more expensive that a tow truck. Before trying to drive your car to the shop, make sure to at least call and determine if it’s safe, as blowing a gasket head or causing other damage can result in big repair bills.


Many car maintenance tasks are best handled by professionals, but there’s at least one task all drivers can handle: checking the tire pressure. Checking tire pressure takes only a moment, and filling the tire to the proper level is an easy task that helps maintain the tire’s’ longevity. It makes a difference at the pump as well; under inflated or over inflated tires result in poorer mileage.

Our dealership can help you make the most of your car. If you have any questions or concerns about your vehicle, make sure to give John Amato  Mitsubishi’s Service Department a call to ensure your car serves you reliably for years to come.

Second Chance Finance Auto Loan after Default near Milwaukee

A credit default occurs when a borrower is unable to repay the credit.  And this reflects on your ability to meet timely payments, putting off lenders from offering you reliable car loans after Default near Milwaukee,WI.

But, do not worry, John Amato Hyundai and John Amato Mitsubishi work with a huge network of lenders who look at you current repayment potential and are willing to take a chance with you. This way , you get various affordable rates of interest on reliable vehicles.  You can take you time to discuss your options with one of our numerous credit specialists.  Whether you get a loan from one of our lenders or our in-house finance program, we report to the credit agency, so when you make your payments on time future lenders will be happy with the positive change to your credit score.

Our Second Chance Finance are two pronged:  We help you get into a car and we also assist on getting your credit score back on track. .  Another reason to choose John Amato Hyundai and John Amato Mitsubishi is our huge selection of used vehicles.

We offer a wide selection of sedans, trucks, SUV, minivans and  sports cars.  Our brand selection is not limited to Mitsubishi and Hyundai, we also carry Acura, Audi, BMW, Dodge, Cadillac, Chevrolet and more.  You can take a peak at our inventory online.  Our vehicles are carefully inspected before we take them in so you need not to worry about safety or upkeep.  Like our reliable car loans after default, our cars too come in various price ranges so that there is something for every need, taste, and budget.  We take the time to listen to your financial situation,and we work hard to find you a vehicle and financing plan that works.

Even if you had a bankruptcy, divorce, repossession on your record it is not a problem.  We feel that our customers deserve a second chance.  Talking about prices, we offer internet specials, extended warranty programs and other financial  perks to all of our clients.  So there is savings at every corner.  For more details on starting your transaction contact John Amato Hyundai or                 John Amato Mitsubishi to start the process.

What are the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer Specs?

The 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer specs offer Milwaukee shoppers the premium performance, top-shelf efficiency, and state-of-the-art features that keep even the most discerning drivers excited every time they slide behind the wheel. Learn what makes this impressive compact sedan tick, then come visit us at John Amato Mitsubishi and take one out for a spin. We’re pretty confident you won’t want the test-drive to end.

Performance and MPG

The 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer can be equipped with two efficient engines that deliver both impressive performance and notable fuel economy:

  • 2.0L – The 2.0L 16-valve 4-cylinder motor capable of 148 hp and up to 145 lb.-ft. of peak torque, while returning 27 mpg/city and 35 mpg/highway fuel efficiency.
  • 2.4L – Drivers can also select the 16-valve 2.4L inline 4-cylinder engine which can make 168 hp and up to 167 lb.-ft. of peak torque while getting 24 mpg/city and 31 mpg/highway.

Drivers can select either a 5-speed manual on the ES 2.0 trim and the GT, or Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission for any trim.

Other Highlights

In addition to impressive performance, the Lancer gives drivers a long list of options to choose from so that they can make their Mitsubishi perform exactly the way they want it to, including:

  • Comfort and Convenience – Options like heated leather seats, automatic climate control, FAST-Key keyless entry, 6.1-inch touchscreen audio interface with rearview camera, and steering wheel-mounted controls make the cockpit your casual command center.
  • Safety – 7 standard airbags, anti-theft system with engine immobilizer, ABS, Active Stability Control, All-Wheel Control and Mitsubishi’s RISE body construction all come together to make drivers safer wherever the road takes them.
  • Warranty The 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer comes with a 10-year/10,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile transferrable new vehicle warranty, and a 7-year/100,000-mile Anti-Corrosion/Perforation warranty, as well as 5 years of free roadside assistance to keep you safe.

Check Out the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer Specs at Your Milwaukee Mitsubishi Leader

For more information about the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer specs and how they relate to your Milwaukee commute, contact John Amato Mitsubishi,  8380  N 76th St, Milwaukee

Hyundai and Gurnade Inc link up to create Race ready Veloster

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. Oct. 12, 2016 – Hyundai Motor America and Gurnade Inc. combined talents to develop the race-ready Gurnade Veloster Concept for the 2016 SEMA show. The Gurnade Veloster Concept takes the fundamentally-aggressive stance of the Veloster and magnifies it further with integrated flares, front splitter, racing canards, three-piece lightweight forged wheels and a custom rear spoiler.

“Gurnade has always been drawn to the uniquely aggressive lines of the production Veloster,” said Joshua Cloud, owner of Gurnade, Inc. “So when Hyundai approached us with the opportunity to develop one of their vehicles for SEMA, we didn’t hesitate to create the Gurnade Veloster Concept. It leverages all the strengths of the Veloster and takes it where we always envisioned it could go.”


Key modifications to the Gurnade Veloster Concept include:


  • 845 Motorsports intercooler, downpipe and cold-air intake
  • 845 Motorsports ECU tune
  • Synapse blow-off valve
  • ARK Performance cat-back exhaust


  • NEO Motorsports coil-overs and 6-piston big brake kit
  • Pierce Motorsports strut bar, rear torsion bar, and tie brace
  • Rotiform 19-inch OZT three-piece forged wheels
  • Toyo competition-spec tires


  • PPG Refinish Magic Magenta paint
  • Lightner Motorsports custom fender flares and grille
  • EPR carbon-fiber front spoiler, side sills, and rear garnish
  • Seibon carbon-fiber hood and hatch
  • ARK Performance carbon-fiber spoiler
  • Tippett Auto Design vented bumper cover
  • Cappelletti Design custom headlamps and foglamps
  • Front crash bar
  • InShane Design paint protection


  • Cobra Nogaro racing seats
  • Takata racing harnesses
  • Pierce Motorsports roll cage
  • Glowshift gauges and LEDGlow lighting
  • SoCal Garage Works carbon-fiber steering wheel
  • Phoenix Gold subwoofer and amplifier with Stinger audio system wiring
  • Creative Car-Tunes audio system

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and In-Vehicle Service Scheduling.

Mitsubishi Outlander GT Trim is Affordable Upscale Option

Mitsubishi is changing directions and revamping its lineup, and part of the reason for that is the sheer success of the company’s crossovers, the Outlander and the Outlander Sport. In a competitive market like the crossover segment, having something that stands out above the rest is a big advantage, and one of the Outlander’s most beneficial advantages is affordability.  Reviewers are even praising the upscale Mitsubishi  Outlander GT trim, saying it gives buyers for a more high end vehicle without breaking the bank

The Mitsubishi Outlander GT comes standard with a 224 hp 3.0 liter V6 engine, superior to the entry level trim’s 2.4 liter as well as a 6  speed automatic transmission and more sporty paddle shifters.    The Super All- Wheel Control Function allows drivers to shift between different driving mode, including and ECO  mode that delivers better fuel economy, and there is also a Voice Command feature for the center entertainment system

The Mitsubishi Outlander GT trim level provides these features in addition to a premium leather interior, 19-inch wheels, cutting-edge safety styems, and a vehicle diagnostic screen for around $31000.  Come see why everyone is talking about the Mitsubishi Outlander for yourself at John Amato Mitsubishi, Milwaukee.  Or check us out online at

Get Noticed in Milwaukee with the Hyundai Veloster

If you are looking for an affordable and sporty car that will draw attention and provide smiles behind the wheel, consider the Hyundai Veloster at John Amato Hyundai Superstore.

The Veloster is a sporty subcompact coupe that has a unique feature of a passenger side rear door for easier access to the back seat.  It is based on Hyundai Elantra GT bones and shares the engine with the Accent.  The Veloster Turbo gets more fire power

Under the stubby hood of the 2016 Hyundai Veloster is a 1.6 liter for cylinder engine that benefits from the direct injection.  It develops 132 horsepower and a modest 120 lbs- ft of torque.  Output is unchanged when the six speed automatic transmission is chosen called ecoshift and programmed for fuel economy.

The Hyundai does pull strong, the six speed manual work well.  The regular suspension is somewhat stiff for the ultimate driving sporty experience.


The Rally Edition comes well equipped.  It comes with heated front seats, heated steering wheel, touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity and rear view camera.

With the Rebate offered by Hyundai of $4000 you can pick up and drive away in a new Veloster right around  $16000


Schedule a test drive today at John Amato Hyundai Milwaukee.  


2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Updates

The Mitsubishi Mirage is back for another model  year with a sleek new design and increased performance.  While the subcompact offers the expected outstanding fuel economy, there is anew model as well.  The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is the sedan version of the popular fuel conscious subcompact car.  In addition to the new model and design the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage gets a few other updates as well.

The latest subcompact  car offers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.  That kind o f connectivity software is usually reserved for more expensive vehicles and, considering the Mitsubishi Mirage starts around $15,000, it was unexpected to say the least.

Both the Mirage and the Mirage G4 shares the same 1.2 liter three-cylinder engine that now puts out an increased 78hp and 74 lb-ft of torque.  The Mirage G4 earns slightly less in terms of fuel economy  compared to its hatchback sibling.

Overall, both models feature a sleek exterior design with plenty of interior comforts as well as safety technology, like Hill Start Assist.  Now available in both hatchback and sedan form, the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage is bound to rule the subcompact market.

We here at John Amato Mitsubishi have them in stock . Stop in today  8380  N 76th St Milwaukee

Used Genesis Coupe 2.0T For sale Milwaukee

When considering a coupe or a sports car for your next vehicle.  Check out this Used Genesis Coupe available at John Amato Hyundai Superstore Milwaukee.  John Amato Hyundai  offers drivers throughout Milwaukee WI a wide range of used vehicles for sale, with many make, models, and body styles to choose from, giving drivers throughout all around Milwaukee WI plenty of choices when looking for a new or used car, truck, SUV, or minivan for sale, and with the low prices offered by John Amato Hyundai Superstore, you and many other drivers in Milwaukee WI are certain to find a new or used car for sale that will both meet your needs, and fit into your budget well. So come on in to John Amato Hyundai Superstore in Milwaukee WI today and check out our new and used cars for sale today and drive away with one you love, like this used Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Convenience Features

  • 1-touch down
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Air conditioning
  • Front beverage holders
  • Speed control
  • Illuminated entry
  • Power windows
  • Passenger door bin
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Overhead console
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Driver door bin
  • 1-touch up

Entertainment Features

  • Wireless phone connectivity
  • MP3 decoder
  • AM/FM radio
  • Speakers: 6
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • CD player

Seats and Trim

  • Max seating capacity: 4
  • Rear seats: bench
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Front seats: bucket
  • Front center armrest


  • Fuel economy city: 20mpg
  • Horsepower: 210hp @ 6,000RPM
  • Fuel economy highway: 30mpg
  • Transmission: 5 speed automatic
  • Variable valve control
  • Engine liters: 2.0
  • Manual-shift auto: SHIFTRONIC
  • Fuel tank capacity: 17.2gal.
  • Cylinder configuration: I-4
  • Engine location: front
  • Recommended fuel: regular unleaded
  • Torque: 223 lb.-ft. @ 2,000RPM
  • Drive type: rear-wheel
  • Number of valves: 16
  • Compressor: intercooled turbo

Body Exterior

  • Door mirrors: body-color
  • Rear cargo: trunk
  • Power door mirrors
  • Bumpers: body-color

Specs and Dimensions

  • Compression ratio: 9.40 to 1
  • Engine horsepower: 210hp @ 6,000RPM
  • Front headroom: 996mm (39.2″)
  • Rear legroom: 770mm (30.3″)
  • Turning radius: 5.7m (18.7′)
  • Passenger volume: 2,515L (88.8 cu.ft.)
  • Exterior height: 1,384mm (54.5″)
  • Front shoulder room: 1,440mm (56.7″)
  • Wheelbase: 2,819mm (111.0″)
  • Exterior body width: 1,864mm (73.4″)
  • Engine bore x stroke: 86.0mm x 86.0mm (3.39″ x 3.39″)
  • Rear hiproom: 1,250mm (49.2″)
  • Rear headroom: 879mm (34.6″)
  • Front legroom: 1,120mm (44.1″)
  • Interior maximum cargo volume: 283 L (10 cu.ft.)
  • Exterior length: 4,630mm (182.3″)
  • Engine displacement: 2.0 L
  • Engine torque: 223 lb.-ft. @ 2,000RPM
  • Rear shoulder room: 1,341mm (52.8″)
  • Interior cargo volume: 283 L (10 cu.ft.)
  • GVWR: 1,930kg (4,255lbs)
  • Front hiproom: 1,422mm (56.0″)

Safety and Security

  • Traction control
  • Brake assist
  • Electronic stability
  • Adjustable head restraints: driver and passenger w/tilt
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • ABS brakes
  • Security system
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Anti-whiplash front head restraints
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • Panic alarm
  • Overhead airbag
  • Ignition disable


  • Front tires: 225/45VR18.0
  • Rear tires: 245/45VR18.0
  • Wheel size: 18″
  • Speed-sensing steering
  • Four wheel independent suspension
  • Tires: performance
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Power steering
  • Sport suspension
  • Alloy wheels

Lighting, Visibility and Instrumentation

  • Outside temperature display
  • Fully automatic headlights
  • Tachometer
  • Front reading lights
  • Trip computer
  • Variably intermittent wipers

If you want to schedule a test drive or you want more information on our used cars for sale, then stop by our dealership at 8301 N 76th st Milwaukee  53223

History of Mitsubishi Motors

Brief History of Mitsubishi Motors

Car companies seem like they’ve been around forever, but they are actually fairly young organizations especially in comparison to other industries. Most automotive companies are only about 100 years old, which is impressive, but not ancient. Today we’re going to be looking at a brief history of Mitsubishi Motors to see where this brand got its start. There are many things you might not know about the origins of Mitsubishi.

How old is Mitsubishi?

mitsubmodelAMitsubishi’s automotive origins dates back to 1917, when the Mitsubishi Model A was first introduced. It is the first mass-production passenger car in Japanese history. Next, the PX33 was introduced as Japan’s first 4-wheel drive production car in 1936. This vehicle provided the origin of Mitsubishi 4WD technology. Then in 1962, the Mitsubishi 500 set a new course record and wins in its class at the Mitsubishi Motors inaugural international motorsports event, the Macau Grand Prix (under 750cc class). A few years later Mitsubishi begins to build a reputation in America with the launch of the Colt under the Dodge nameplate.

The Galant GTO launches in Japan, featuring the first 4G-series engine and setting the stage for developing the Lancer Evolution. The 1980s were a busy time for Mitsubishi. They were the first to engineer a turbocharged diesel engine for passenger cars in Japan. The company also introduced three models to America: the Tredia, Cordia and Starion. Then in 1989, Motor Trend magazine names the Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 Import Car of the Year. In the 1990s. Mitsubishi kept making waves in the racing world. Then in the early 2000s, they introduced the Lancer Evolution in America and it was named Automobile of Year by Automobile magazine. More and more vehicles were introduced until we got the lineup we know and love today.

If you want to see how far Mitsubishi Motors has come, visit us at Milwaukee Mitsubishi in Milwaukee Wisconsin. We can show you the current Mitsubishi lineup, including the all-new 2016 Outlander. Call or visit us today to schedule a test drive!

Shopping for a Used Hyundai in Milwaukee?

When it comes to purchasing a vehicle, you have basically 3 options – new, certified preowned, and non certified used.

What consumers don’t know is that Hyundai dealers are the only place with manufacturer trained technicians so they are experts on the that make.  They are more capable of finding or fixing known issues or recommending alternatives to costly repairs than a general mechanic at a local garage can.

To qualify as a certified preowned vehicle, a manufacturer-trained technician often times a master technician must ensure that the mileage, age and condition falls within Hyundai’s guidelines.

An extensive 150 point multi point mechanical and appearance inspection is performed.    An inspection check sheet is strictly followed to ensure consistency so no item is overlooked.  Any component  that does not meet the Hyundai CPO standards is repaired and replaced with Genuine Hyundai or Hyundai approved parts.  Vehicles not meeting or exceeding all of Hyundai CPO factory set standards are excluded

Selecting a Hyundai certified Pre-Owned vehicle is confidence choice.  Because Hyundai CPO vehicles come with a manufacturer backed warranty, are high quality and in like new condition.  That means less to worry about down the road


Check out our Certified Preowned Inventory at John Amato Hyundai Superstore Milwaukee