Heigh-ho Pajero! One year on and here come no-cost improvements

More crash bags, child-seat anchors added Prices unchanged ‘despite the improvements’ 120W socket added to charge laptops JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – A year down the back roads, trails and highways and one of South Africa’s favourite 4×4 wagons – Mitsibishi’s Pajero Sport – has been awarded a no-extra-cost upgrade. That got your attention, hey…? Though perhaps…

Mitsubishi Trident Athlete: Big takkies, sprint performance

Mitsubishi Athlete sprints in as new Triton bakkie Two-tone body kit, bold orange and black leather Black powder-coated diamond-cut 17″ alloy rims JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The new Mitsubishi Triton Athlete Special Edition has been based on the brand’s Triton double-cab 4×4 auto  and is assembled for full import by Mitsubishi Thailand. The Athlete is said…

Same price, but Mitsubishi’s ASX flagship ‘more exclusive’

Changes made ‘after extensive research’ ‘Diamond’ rims under redesigned cabin  New features – but NO price increase JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Mitsubishi says it has improved the design of its flagship ASX SUV range with a refreshed nose, sides, and rear greater ”road presence”. New body trim, the automaker says, ”distinguishes the GLS CVT from its…

Mitsubishi Motors unveils e-Evolution electric concept

Three motors – one reserved for the front wheels Underbody battery packs a boost for stability Under-bonnet void allows new facia design TOKYO, Japan – Mitsubishi’s e-Evolution concept launched at the 2017 Tokyo auto show is said to be an all-electric, high-performance, SUV that embodies the automaker’s latest brand strategy under a ‘Drive your Ambition’…

Takata crash-bag scandal blows up again in SA

TOKYO, Japan – Mitsubishi Motors has issued yet another Takata vehicle crash-bags recall, this time for Pajeros sold during 2007 through to end-2013 in South Africa, to replace front-passenger inflators. Mitsubishi is only one of more than 30 manufacturers in the ongoing global recall that has involved more than 34-million vehicles from 34 automakers. Each…

2017 Pajero: New transmission reaches new heights

Car-like driving dynamics from Dakar king Pajero New eight-speed auto transmission ‘goes anywhere’ Super Select 4-II 4WD now with electronic assistance CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Venture into the desert (or in this case as close as you can get to it in Cape Town, the awesome Atlantis inland sand dunes) in a four-wheeled vehicle…

All-new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross set for launch in UK

Fastback SUV from Mitsubishi UK Three versions – Eclipse Cross 2, 3 and 4 Manual and auto – and a special launch version CIRENCESTER, England – An all-new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will be available in Britain with stickers reading from the equivalent of R372 000 when it goes on sale in January 2018. The SUV, Mitsubushi…

Pajero Sport: 80 years on comes the latest model

Decades have passed, but the Pajero rolls on Two models, rear or all-wheel drive available Long history from world’s first AWD MITSUBISHI has been in the all-wheel drive business for 80 years – 11 more than Land Rover (1948) – and even predates the now ubiquitous Jeep which only went into production as an army…

Centenary year for Mitsubishi – and new models for SA

100 years of production since first Mitsubishi Model-A First run was only 22 cars – but scene was set New models for SA to celebrate the centenary JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Mitsubishi SA is planning to celebrate the brand’s production centenary with new and improved models – so here’s a short history of the brand… Many firsts…

Top-selling Mitsubishi for US launch

Next Outlander for New York auto show New exterior, diode running lights Showrooms in US before end of 2017 NEW YORK, New York – Mitsubishi will debut its 2018 Outlander Sport at the New York auto show. It claims to be the brand’s US’ top-selling model. The latest version will, the automaker says, have exterior…

Takata strikes again: Thousands of SA Pajeros recalled

SA included in global recall effort Nearly 7500 units may be affected Go to the Mitsubishi SA website for details PRETORIA, South Africa – Mitsubishi Motors SA has issued a preventative recall on 7449 Pajeros in South Africa for a safety inspection and replacement of the driver’s-side crash bag. Mitsubishi is one of several vehicle manufacturers…

‘Outlanding’ means off-roading for fun and in comfort

⦁ Fast trip, off-roading – in comfort ⦁ Three drive modes with CVT ‘gearbox’ ⦁ ‘Tough, rugged, but luxury on wheels’ PRETORIA, South Africa – Mitsubishi’s Outlander SUV, well into its current lifespan, has been treated to a freshening and some interior upgrades. The big all-roader has been given many of the appearance  features of the…