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Two years on and Mitsubishi’s Eclipse Cross goes turbo

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, launched originally in South Africa towards the end of 2018, has downsized its engine to a 1500cc unit from the previous two-litre but added turbocharging. Though 25% of its cylinder volume has disappeared the engine is said to deliver 110kW at 5500rpm and 250Nm from 2000-3500rpm… Continue reading Two years on and Mitsubishi’s Eclipse Cross goes turbo

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SA-bound Mitsubishi Eclipse SUV wins top award

Japanese authority lauds Mitsu’s Cross ‘Attention to detail’ praised by judges Mitsubishi SA taking orders already TOKYO, Japan – Mitsubishi Motors’ Eclipse Cross, launched in right-hand drive in the UK in January 2018, has been awarded a Good Design accolade by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion. The vehicles are expected to arrive for the… Continue reading SA-bound Mitsubishi Eclipse SUV wins top award

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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… Continue reading All-new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross set for launch in UK

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2020 Outlander: Third new SA entry for Mitsubishi here

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Mitsubishi’s 2020 Outlander has arrived in South Africa as the  third new model to be joining the brand’s portfolio through the first quarter of 2020. The five/seven-seater Outlander was introduced to southern Africa way back in 2003 – since then it has mutated into a sensible country roads / bundu-beating family… Continue reading 2020 Outlander: Third new SA entry for Mitsubishi here

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All-new Triton tough enough for Nampo 2019

Mitsubishi’s latest bakkies ready for farm expo Test-track set aside to test all-wheel drive system ‘High-spec, lots of features included in price JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Nampo, believed to be the biggest agricultural show in the southern hemisphere, shares a characteristic with the latest version of Mitsubishi Motors’ SA;s “Engineered Beyond Tough” 2019 Triton. Visitors… Continue reading All-new Triton tough enough for Nampo 2019

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Mitsubishi SA focuses on catering for smaller family SUVs

Mitsubishi Motors goes smaller to get bigger Five new çompact’ SUVs now in showrooms Family SUV for town, school run – and bush JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Mitsubishi Motors SA has launched a compact-SUV range to, it says, ”emphasise their value for money at less than R500 000”. The full range will now include, according to… Continue reading Mitsubishi SA focuses on catering for smaller family SUVs

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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… Continue reading Mitsubishi Trident Athlete: Big takkies, sprint performance

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Vettel slashes Barcelona lap record on last-day testing

BARCELONA, Spain – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel ended 2018 season testing here on March 9 by breaking the Catalunya Formula 1 track record. His time: 1min182, but on ”hypersoft” supersticky tyres. However, playing down the feat, he explained: “Lap times on these test days don’t mean much. The important thing is that the car has proved very strong… Continue reading Vettel slashes Barcelona lap record on last-day testing

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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’… Continue reading Mitsubishi Motors unveils e-Evolution electric concept

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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… Continue reading Centenary year for Mitsubishi – and new models for SA