Mitsubishi widens appeal of Outlander range with tech laden model offering

Mitsubishi widens appeal of Outlander range with tech laden model offering

  • Mitsubishi is expanding its recently launched Outlander model range to a total of five derivatives.
  • All Outlander models boast Mitsubishi’s legendary off-road ability thanks to the inclusion of the Super All-Wheel Control system across the whole range.
  • Pricing starts at a competitively priced R699 995 for the comprehensively equipped Mitsubishi Outlander GL.

JOHANNESBURG – Mitsubishi’s recently launched all-new Outlander, has quickly become a top seller for the brand in South Africa. The Outlander has found favour with local motorists who appreciate the modern design, heightened levels of quality, premium finishes, and an extremely comprehensive level of standard specification paired with the best in all-wheel drive technologies and convenient seating for seven occupants.

Mitsubishi South Africa is now expanding the Outlander offering at both ends of the pricing spectrum from two to a total of five derivatives with pricing now starting at a very competitive R699 995.

“The Outlander has impressed our local media too. Following numerous international accolades the Outlander was recently announced as a semi-finalist in the 2024 Car of the Year competition, hosted by the South African Guild of Mobility Journalists (SAGMJ) in the hotly contested Family category,” says Jeffrey Allison, General Manager: Marketing at Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA).

The Outlander is the most thoughtfully engineered vehicle that Mitsubishi has ever developed and is based on an all-new platform that has allowed for the inclusion of a variety of new technologies, including the latest generation four-wheel drive systems, the ability to accept a hybrid drivetrain as well as quality improvements throughout.

The design, inspired by the Japanese product concept of I-Fu-Do-Do, is characterised by substantial horizontal proportions, which along with jet tail fin pillars, result in a bold, fixating presence.

Mitsubishi’s Dynamic Shield front design creates a substantial presence that is accentuated by LED front foglamps, LED sequential turn signals, and daytime running lights as well as a front skid plate, rear spoiler, and LED high-mounted brake light.

Under the bonnet

All derivatives are powered by the same 2.5-litre Duel VVT DOHC engine that utilises Direct Injection to produce an exceptional 135kW at 6 000rpm and 245Nm at 3 600rpm. This engine is paired with a simulated eight-speed CVT transmission that ensures effortless acceleration, smooth gear changes, and a refined driving experience. The power delivery experience can also be tailored via a variety of drive modes including Eco, Normal, Tarmac, Gravel, Snow, and Mud.

The transmission has been carefully programmed to keep the engine in the optimum range, ensuring excellent fuel efficiency and emissions, with a respectable combined cycle fuel consumption figure of 8,1 litres per 100km.

Off-road pedigree is maintained thanks to 210mm of ground clearance and Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) which uses intuitive sensors to maximise vehicle control, distributing power to all four wheels.

Modern interior and cutting-edge safety technology

The cabin is truly modern with high levels of comfort and luxury ensured by soft-touch surfaces and premium materials. This includes quilted leather door inserts, a black headliner, and pillars. The leather-wrapped four-spoke steering wheel is tilt and telescopic adjustable and is home to cruise control buttons and paddle shifters.

A central feature of the interior is a 12,3-inch Digital Driver Display, this is complimented by either an eight-inch Smartphone link display or a nine-inch Smartphone-Link display with navigation, depending on the model chosen. All derivatives feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring capability.

Built around Mitsubishi Motor’s RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body structure, the Outlander features ultra-high tensile strength steel around the passenger compartment, which is further bolstered by an impact-absorbing front body structure and high-durability, low-deformation passenger compartment structure. All derivatives are fitted with seven airbags, ABS, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Emergency Stop signal system, Hill Start Assist, and Hill Descent Control as well as Active Stability and Traction Control.

Five models to choose from

As an entry point into the range, the GL offers a comprehensive level of standard specification with highlights that include 18-inch alloy wheels, LED day running lights, rear-view camera, front and rear parking sensors, heated door mirrors, heated seats, synthetic leather with suede combination, push start button, cruise control, ESS (Emergency Stop System), a seven-inch driver display and an eight-inch SDA with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality.

GLS models build on this offering with the addition of 20-inch alloy wheels, a digital speedometer, a 12,3-inch digital driver display, a powered lift tailgate, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, keyless operation system, front rain sensing wipers, automatic headlights with dusk sensor, headlight washer, front LED side turn signals and front LED fog lamps, three-zone automatic climate control (front dual-zone) and a rear USB port.

The GLS Plus features the same comprehensive specification offering with the addition of a Multi Around Monitor.

Aspire derivatives offer additional interior, comfort, and convenience features including a powered panoramic sunroof, door mirrors with position memory, leather seats with seat memory, eight-way power adjustable and power lumbar support seats, a bigger nine-inch SDA with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality as well as built-in navigation.

The new top-of-the-range model badged Exceed boasts additional creature comforts in the form of a smartphone wireless charger, a BOSE Premium sound system with 10 speakers, multi around view monitor, door mirrors with position memory & reverse auto tilt and a pull-up sunshade which bolsters the already comprehensive level of standard specification.

“The expansion of the Outlander range will allow more South Africans to get behind the wheel of this exciting vehicle by offering exceptional value for money across a wider variety of models, fitted with the equipment that meets the exacting requirements of our modern customers,” adds Allison.

Mitsubishi Outlander GL (New)

R699 995

 

Mitsubishi Outlander GLS

R759 995

 
 

Mitsubishi Outlander GLS Plus (New)

 

R769 995

 
 

Mitsubishi Outlander Aspire

 

R789 995

 
 

Mitsubishi Outlander Exceed (New)                 

 

R809 995

 
 

 

The entire Outlander model range is covered by a three year/ 100 000km Manufacturer’s Warranty, five-year/90 000km service plan and five-year/ unlimited mileage roadside assistance. Service intervals are every 15 000km.

Sporting icon Bongi Mbonambi hooks up with the legendary Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

Sporting icon Bongi Mbonambi hooks up with the legendary Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

  • Mitsubishi Motors SA are teaming up with Bongi Mbonambi.
  • The partnership will see the double Rugby World Cup winner drive a Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.
  • Like Mbonambi the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is a true sporting legend in its own right.

BALLITO – Mitsubishi Motors South Africa has handed over a brand new Pajero Sport to Rugby World Cup winning Springbok Bongi Mbonambi. The handover took place following the culmination of the Springboks Trophy tour at Mitsubishi Motors Ballito.

Bongi Mbonambi is known for his strength and talent in the position of hooker. A formidable rugby player that made an impact thanks to his strong defensive abilities and overall imposing physicality was crucial in securing the World Cup win for the Springboks both in 2019 and in the latest 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Similarly, the Mitsubishi Pajero nameplate is synonymous with strength and reliability and is one of the models that truly helped establish the brand. Like Mbonambi it is a true legend, owning the title of the most successful vehicle in the history of the Dakar Rally, with a total of 12 wins, including seven consecutive victories.

“Like the rest of South Africa, Mitsubishi Motors South Africa are over the moon with what the Springboks achieved and are proud to partner with double Rugby World Cup winner Mbonambi by sponsoring him with a brand-new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport,” says Jeffrey Allison, General Manager: Marketing at Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA). 

“We feel that the iconic Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, that is renowned for its off-road prowess as well as DNA that was morphed with the Pajero and the motorsport success which that model enjoyed perfectly suits a robust and impactful player like Mbonambi and we trust that it will transport him and his family across many happy miles and to much more rugby success,” adds Allison.

Modern styling and unrivalled off-road ability

The Pajero Sport is visually appealing thanks to the Dynamic Shield front grille that ensures a stylish modern look. This is paired with LEDheadlamps, daytime running lights, fog lamps and cornering lamps. From the side, 18-inch alloy wheel designs and repositioned side steps perfectly enhance the design. The rear features an improved design incorporating LED rear combination lamps, rear park distance control and a rear spoiler as standard.

The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is powered by Mitsubishi’s 2.4 litre MIVEC four-cylinder intercooled turbodiesel engine that offers 133kW and 430Nm. Power is transferred to the wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. Mitsubishi’s Super Select 4WD-II system allows drivers to tackle challenging terrain with confidence. Four selectable off-road modes including 2H, 4H, 4HLc (4WD High range with centre diff locked), 4LLc (4WD Low range with CD locked) ensure optimal engine output, transmission settings and braking for superior traction over challenging surface conditions. The result is that the Pajero Sport boasts impressive off-road credentials including an approach angle of 30 degrees, departure angle of 24.2 degrees and a 23.1 degree ramp breakover angle.

Modern high-tech interior

The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport boasts a high-tech, well-appointed interior that is perfect for a World Cup winning Springbok. With seven seats the Pajero Sport offers a unique package as it combines real off-road ability with luxury on road comfort for the whole family.

Bluetooth with hands-free voice control, coupled to Mitsubishi’s advanced smartphone-link display audio (SDA) connected to a large 8-inch touch screen will allow Mbonambi to remain connected while on the move via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring.

Creature comforts include a full-colour digital instrument display, automatic dual-zone air-conditioning throughout the seven-seater cabin, which includes rear passenger controls and electric windows all round.

Keeping the Springbok hero and his family safe is the fact that the Pajero Sport is built around Mitsubishi’s RISE (Reinforced Impact SafetyEvolution) body construction that creates an excellent foundation for occupant safety. Safety credentials are bolstered by a variety of passive safety features such as seven airbags and Isofix child seat anchors. Active safety features include active stability and traction control, ABS, EBD and an emergency brake assist system. In addition the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is fitted with a hill-start assist system, dusk-sensing headlights, rain-sensing windscreen wipers, rear park distance control and a rear-view camera for easy parking.

Peace of mind comes standard

The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is sold with three-year/100 000 km manufacturer’s warranty, a five-year/90 000 km service plan and five-year roadside assistance. Service intervals are set at every 10 000 km.

World Cup winner Ox Nché rewarded with Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme

World Cup winner Ox Nché rewarded with Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme

  • Mitsubishi Motors SA have rewarded Rugby World Cup winner Ox’ Nché with a Triton Xtreme.
  • Like Nché the Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme strikes a great balance between work and play.
  • The Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme represents the ultimate iteration of a double-cab bakkie.

BALLITO – World Cup Winning Springbok prop Ox’ Nché has chosen to partner with Mitsubishi Motors South Africa. Nché was rewarded with a Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme at a handover ceremony that took place at Mitsubishi Motors Ballito only a few days after the Springboks clinched the William Webb Ellis Trophy for the second consecutive time.

Retshegofaditswe ‘Ox’ Nché got his nickname thanks to the power he brings to the scrum on breakdowns and first made his Springbok debut against Wales in 2018. This powerful loosehead prop has been a fixture of the Springbok squad since.

Have your cake and eat it

Most recently Nché gained notoriety for his witty Instagram captions, “Salads don’t win scrums” alongside images of him indulging in his favourite pieces of cake.

While the Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme is an extremely capable vehicle, like Nché, it is not afraid to have a little fun.

“Following an impressive Rugby World Cup Win Ox’ Nché deserves to have his cake and eat it and Mitsubishi Motors are proud to support thisimpressive Springboks player with a Triton Xtreme,” says Jeffrey Allison, General Manager: Marketing at Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA). 

“The Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme is the ultimate iteration of Mitsubishi’s 4×4 double cab aimed at owners with an adventurous, extreme lifestyle making it perfect for an individual like Ox Nché,” adds Allison.

Xtreme derivative represents the ultimate iteration of Mitsubishi’s Triton

The Triton Xtreme offers an attractive, bold and adventurous look and a variety of additional equipment to take its already impressive off-roadabilities to new heights, resulting in the ultimate iteration of the Mitsubishi Triton double cab.

The Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme is sure to turn heads thanks to a host of visual improvements all round. Complimenting the Dynamic Shield front design concept is a distinctive new black bumper and grill combo as well as bonnet protector and headlight covers.

Xtreme branding, 4×4 decals, door handle cups, roof rack supports, window visors, taillight covers and a Kekosport style bar in black are all functional and add to the more aggressive look.

The cherry on the cake is the fender flare kit complete with visible bolt fittings, giving the Triton Xtreme a wider, more aggressive stance. These wider arches are filled with A-line alloy wheels in black shod with rugged All-Terrain tyres.

The load box of the Triton Xtreme features professionally applied rubberising and a tonneau cover that keeps contents hidden from prying eyes. A Bosal tow bar completes the enhancements to the rear of the vehicle.

The Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme boasts a luxury, comfortable cabin. Highlights include frame surroundings for the switch panel and air outlets, while a high-quality look is created by soft pad materials and stitching on the floor console, armrests and parking brake. The tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel is finished in leather and incorporates multi-function controls for the audio system and cruise control. Bluetooth and smartphone mirroring capabilities via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will ensure that Nché remains connected and can listen to his favourite tunes seamlessly.

Tried and tested technology

Under the bonnet, the Triton Xtreme is fitted with Mitsubishi’s tried and tested 2.4L MIVEC turbodiesel engine that offers 133kW at 3 500rpm and 430Nm at 2 500rpm and has been mated to a smooth shifting six-speed automatic transmission featuring Intelligent Shift Control which is sure to transport Ox in comfort, whether it’s to training or the local cake shop.

All Mitsubishi Triton 4WD models are fitted with Mitsubishi’s latest Super-Select II 4WD system, which delivers optimum traction and handling across a variety of surface conditions. On automatic transmission derivatives like the Triton Xtreme this system incorporates an off-road mode which includes Gravel, Mud/Snow, Sand and Rock settings. When engaged, off-road mode tailors engine power, transmission and braking to regulate the amount of wheel slip, maximizing all-terrain performance and self-extraction performance.

The Triton Xtreme boasts Mitsubishi’s advanced RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) Body Construction that utilises crumple zones to route and absorb energy during high-impact collisions. Side impact protection bars, Isofix and a seven-airbag system are in place for increased safety. Electronic off-road assistance enhances the Super Select II 4WD system by means of Hill Descent Control for additional safety off the road. Active Stability and Traction Control are an important safety feature and works in conjunction with S-AWC to provide maximum safety and driver control.

“Mitsubishi Motors South Africa are really excited to have a formidable player like Ox Nché as part of the family and behind the wheel of a vehicle that we believe perfectly dovetails with his personality,” concludes Allison.

Peace of mind comes standard

All Triton models are covered by Mitsubishi’s manufacturer’s warranty of three years or 100 00 km, a five-year/90 000 km service plan and five-year/unlimited-mileage roadside assistance. Service intervals are every 10 000 km.

Mitsubishi Motors SA rewarded for enormous rental and leasing performance leap

Mitsubishi Motors SA rewarded for enormous rental and leasing performance leap

  • Mitsubishi Motors SA was the most improved brand in this year’s SAVRALA MOTY survey.
  • The SAVRALA MOTY survey judges’ performance in the rental and leasing industry.
  • Mitsubishi Motors SA to use feedback from this survey to further refine their offering to this segment of the market.

JOHANNESBURG – Mitsubishi Motors South Africa have in recent times made the expansion of their fleet focused product offering a priority. Along with the launch of the Diamond fleet club which offers members with unmatched aftersales support and service, Mitsubishi expanded the product range to include single cab models. This entry level Triton single cab model provides fleet owners with quality, reliability, durability and fuel efficiency resulting in a cost-effective solution in the face of rising fuel prices and repo rates. This was followed by fleet focused double-cab derivatives such as the Triton GL and GLX double cab that offer many of the advantages of Mitsubishi’s Triton double cab at a price point that makes it an ideal fleet purchase. In addition, the Mitsubishi Xpander panel van is a unique solution that combines MPV like qualities with secure load carrying ability.

These efforts have been noticed by the industry, who have voted with their wallets and now by the members of SAVRALA too.

At the 28th edition of the South African Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (SAVRALA) Manufacturer of the Year Awards (MOTY), Mitsubishi Motors SA walked away with an award for the Automotive Member that has improved the most on their previous year’s performance.

The SAVRALA MOTY awards are purely performance based and are determined through two surveys conducted by Lightstone with 37 car rental and leasing companies in South Africa, covering rental and leasing performance. These surveys gauge fleet customers interactions with the manufacturers that they frequently deal with and whose vehicles are part of their fleets. Most importantly, participating rental and leasing companies are required to involve all the relevant people in their operations who are knowledgeable about each of the criterion to complete the various sections of the surveys, resulting in a very accurate set of results.

“In more recent years Mitsubishi Motors SA set a number of goals with the aim of taking the brand to new heights. These goals included a clearstrategy on becoming the mobility partner of choice to businesses of all sizes. This saw us refine our commercial vehicle offering and the aftersales value proposition for fleet clients. To be rewarded by SAVRALA as the most improved manufacturer shows that Mitsubishi Motors SA are making great strides in these areas,” says Nic Campbell, General Manager: Sales at Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA). 

In the rental category of the competition, manufacturers are judged on criteria including communication, support, maintenance, value, theftprevention and B-BBEE and Mitsubishi improved considerably in all these categories resulting in an overall improvement, across all categories of 12.0%.

Some of Mitsubishi’s biggest improvements recorded were in categories such as the availability of parts and the waiting time for a service which is testament to Mitsubishi’s ongoing collective effort by aftersales staff and the dealer network who continue to embody the spirit of continuous improvement.

In the leasing category Mitsubishi again performed admirably with vast improvements in many of the sub sectors of the scoring criteria whichinclude communication, technical support, financial categories, dealer performance and B-BBEE.

 “SAVRALA shares detailed results of the annual survey with participating manufacturers and these scores across the variety of judging criteria have been a great tool in assisting Mitsubishi to improve our operations related to the rental and leasing customer journey,” says Campbell.

“Mitsubishi are always innovating with the goal of giving all our customers, whether they are walking into a dealership and new to the brand or have a long-standing relationship with us, as many of our fleet and leasing customers do, the best possible experience when interacting with our brand throughout the ownership journey,” adds Campbell.

Mitsubishi continue to offer an extremely competitive product line up across a variety of criteria including reliability, safety, innovation and total cost of ownership all of which remain priorities that appeal to a wide variety of customers including fleet and leasing clients.

“At Mitsubishi we always believe that there is room for growth, and we hope to continue to improve across all facets of our business by offering the latest in terms of product along with the dealer network, sales staff and after sales back up that all our customers deserve,” concludes Campbell.

All-New Xforce Wins the VMARK Vietnam Design Award 2023

All-New Xforce Wins the VMARK Vietnam Design Award 2023

Tokyo, October 12, 2023 – Mitsubishi Motors announced that the all-new Xforce compact SUV has been selected as a gold award winner in the VMARK Vietnam Design Award 2023 in the Best Transportation Design category. This marks the first time that Mitsubishi Motors has won the VMARK Vietnam Design Award.

 Established in 2018, the VMARK Vietnam Design Award is organised by the Vietnam Design Association (VDAS) based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This year, a jury of 30 internationally renowned design practitioners evaluated design projects from Vietnam and around the world, and each entry was evaluated against criteria for innovation, green design, identity, functionality, and community. Gold awards are given to particularly outstanding designs, and this year, 16 projects were selected as gold award winners out of a total of 700 entries.

The all-new Xforce is a compact SUV that provides comfort and practicality including a spacious cabin and versatile storage spaces well-balanced in a manoeuvrable, compact body size, as well as offering road handling that allows safe, secure ride in various weather or road conditions. Based on the design concept of Silky & Solid, the upper part of the body expresses an airy silkiness, while the lower part of the body adopts solid and powerful proportions, creating a stylish yet robust, authentic SUV styling. Inside, a large monolithic display panel integrates a 12.3-inch Smartphone-link Display Audio and a digital driver display to create a sophisticated interior with a cutting-edge feel.

In attending the VMARK Vietnam Design Award 2023 ceremony, Naoki Akita, program design director of Mitsubishi Motors, commented:

“In addition to the robustness and powerfulness characteristic of Mitsubishi Motors, we pursued a stylish, energetic and distinctive design for the all-new Xforce. We are honoured that the Xforce has been recognised with a VMARK Vietnam Design Award, which has been increasing its presence in recent years. The all-new Xforce is set to launch in Vietnam early next year, so we will further promote its appeal to even more customers, with this award as encouragement.”

Website of the VMARK Vietnam Design Award:

https://www.vietnamdesignweek.org/top-33winners

 “In the artistry of our design, the exterior reigns supreme. It’s the essence of might, embodying colossal presence within a compact frame. Every contour, from the commanding front and rear fenders to the sleek headlights and rear combination lights, exudes the spirit of an avant-garde SUV. The hexagon motif, entwined throughout the interior and exterior details, forges a symphony of unity in the overall vehicle design.”

 “Anticipation soars among our Mitsubishi faithful, both long-standing and new, for our all-new compact SUV. They recognise that we’re not just crafting vehicles; we’re sculpting awe-inspiring icons. It’s the next thrilling chapter in MMSA’s journey to redefine lifestyles and elevate your driving experience! Stay tuned for more exciting news” says Jeffrey Allison, General Manager: Marketing at Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA)

Mitsubishi Motors to Premiere an Electrified Crossover MPV Concept Car at the Japan Mobility Show 2023

Mitsubishi Motors to Premiere an Electrified Crossover MPV Concept Car at the Japan Mobility Show 2023

Tokyo, October 11, 2023 – Mitsubishi Motors heads to the Japan Mobility Show 2023 to premiere an electrified crossover MPV concept car that will awaken the adventurous spirit of drivers and expand their horizons. In addition, the company will debut the all-new Triton bakkie in Japan, as well as displaying the Last 1 mile Mobility, a small mobility vehicle developed in collaboration with a start-up company.

Concept car
The electrified crossover MPV concept car combines the road handling of an SUV with the comfort and user-friendliness of an MPV, with a view toward achieving a carbon-neutral society. Based on the concept of Borderless Adventure, it features a vastly spacious cabin with a sense of openness and offers the cruising range and driving performance to handle all kinds of adventures. Driver can enjoy the exhilarating driving experience of an electrified vehicle, and with the ability to switch driving modes as the situation demands, there are no limits to the destinations it can reach.

With a high ground clearance and an electric four-wheel drive system that allows the large-diameter tyres to grip the ground and perform exactly as the driver intends, this electrified crossover MPV will be a reliable partner that provides a pleasant driving experience with peace of mind regardless of weather or road conditions, giving drivers the confidence to go one step further than before.

Last 1 mile Mobility
The Last 1 mile Mobility is a small mobility vehicle developed in collaboration with LIFEHUB Inc., a start-up company that is working on the development and commercialisation of next-generation mobility chairs. This buggy-type compact mobility system powered by used batteries from electrified vehicles enables further adventures after the car reaches its destination.

All-new Triton (prototype)
Developed under the product concept of Power for Adventure, the all-new Triton is a one-ton bakkie with a completely revamped interior and exterior design, frame, chassis, body and engine. The new model is scheduled for launch in Japan early next year, which will mark its first entry into the Japanese market in about 12 years.

Key features:

  • The newly developed ladder frame has been honed to achieve the utmost in durability and reliability, and the new 2.4L clean diesel turbo engine balances higher power output and enhanced environmentalperformance.
  • The newly developed suspension provides excellent ride comfort and steering stability, while the Super Select 4WD-II and upgraded drive modes deliver superior road performance.
  • The exterior features a commanding front-end design and a wide profile with robust styling, while the interior is classy yet highly functional and easy to operate.
  • Improvements in collision safety performance, driver assist features, and comfortability make it suitable for a wide range of applications from business to personal use.

“Mitsubishi Motors has been a leader in electrification and development of vehicles that deliver freedom of mobility to all people, utilising cutting-edgetechnologies. – stay tuned for more exciting news from Japan” says Jeffrey Allison, General Manager: Marketing at Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA).

Mitsubishi to offer unrivalled value for money for lifestyle buyers with Limited Edition Triton GLX

Mitsubishi to offer unrivalled value for money for lifestyle buyers with Limited Edition Triton GLX

    • Mitsubishi are reinforcing the value for money proposition of their Triton GL double cab with the addition of a limited edition GLX derivative.
    • The limited edition Mitsubishi Triton GLX offers everything bakkie owners will ever need from a work or leisure vehicle.
    • A tried and tested powerplant offers a great balance between performance and fuel consumption.

JOHANNESBURG – Throughout the lifespan of the current Triton, Mitsubishi Motors South Africa has continued to offer models that cater for the exacting needs of South African customers. This has resulted in a variety of locally developed special edition models including the Triton Xtreme in 2020 and the launch of the Triton GL single and double cab derivatives and the Triton Heritage Edition in 2022. The Triton Xtreme was shown earlier this year at Nampo and just recently the café racer inspired Triton Athlete hit the road in South Africa.

When launched last year Mitsubishi’s Triton GL double cab was aimed at fleet customers and owners of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), but it very quickly found favour with lifestyle customers too, thanks to its accessibility, versatility and bold contemporary styling.

“The launch of the Triton GL has been beneficial in allowing MMSA to offer our customers greater versatility in the commercial vehicle market and attract more of those customers to the Mitsubishi brand,” says Jeffrey Allison, General Manager: Marketing at Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA). 

For these customers the level of specification included along with modern styling and legendary Mitsubishi reliability at a more affordable price point continues to represent a sweet spot in terms of value for money.

“However, it quickly became clear that the value for money proposition that the Triton GL double cab represents appealed to leisure customers as much as it did to those looking for a stylish workhorse. The fitment of a number of choice accessories to the limited edition GLX should cement its position as a vehicle that can fulfil both these roles seamlessly,” says Allison.

Now, Mitsubishi Motors South Africa are launching a GLX double cab that builds on those strengths by refining the product offering with a variety of additional standard specification.

The addition of the choice accessories ensures that the limited edition Triton GLX is ready for anything that a working or lifestyle environment can throw at it.

A great balance of performance and fuel economy

Under the bonnet of the Triton Double Cab GLX is a tried and tested DOHC intercooled turbodiesel engine that boasts 100kW and 324Nm of torque.

The Triton GLX Double Cab utilises a 4×2 drivetrain, limited-slip differential and six-speed manual transmission that is capable of handling a wide variety of work and leisure tasks and doesn’t shy away from light off-roading or gravel road driving.

This engine and drivetrain combination also offers an excellent balance of performance and fuel economy, utilising just 8,0 litres/100km on the combined cycle, which is a real boon giving the record high fuel prices.

As with all Triton models the limited edition GLX rides on a rigid ladder frame chassis, that facilitates excellent handling and stability across a wide variety of road surfaces. Double wishbones with coil springs upfront and leaf spring rear suspension ensures a good combination of comfort and load carrying ability of up to 1-ton. The towing of leisure items or work trailers is now possible thanks to a neatly integrated Triton double tube tow bar.

Ready for work or play

The spacious load bed measures 1 520mm in length, 1 470mmm in width and is 475mm deep. The single rear tailgate handle enables one handed operation and has been upgraded with the Triton Tailgate lock on this model. Load bin contents is now kept out of sight thanks to a Keko Tonneau cover. Adding a touch of style is a black Keko Sport bar.

The list of creature comforts is comprehensive for this price point and includes keyless entry, central locking, an immobiliser, electric windows, air-conditioning and a touchscreen radio/CD player that has been upgraded with a Sony audio system in this limited edition model.

On the Triton GLX, Mitsubishi’s Dynamic Shield front design is complimented by a Black Triton Low Nudge bar.

Safety comes standard

Despite its value for money price point the limited edition Triton GLX is fitted with an extensive list of standard safety equipment including ABS brakes with EBD as well as Isofix child seat anchors. Occupant safety is ensured by a high-impact safety structure and airbags for the driver and front passenger.

Warranty and service

Mitsubishi’s entire commercial vehicle line up including the Triton GLX double cab is covered by a three-year/100 000km manufacturer’s warranty as standard. A five-year/90 000km service plan and five-year/unlimited roadside assistance ensures peace of mind and cost-effective motoring. Service intervals are set for every 10 000km.

“The limited edition Triton GLX is a real all-rounder that can fulfil roles as a workhorse and a lifestyle vehicle thanks to a high level of standard specification that allows those looking for a premium double cab, but shopping on a budget to drive a vehicle that can handle their usage requirements while still offering them everything they will need from a double cab,” concludes Allison.

For only an additional R10 000 the limited edition Triton GLX is fitted with the following additional equipment:

  • Black Triton low nudge bar
  • Black Keko Sport bar
  • Keko Tonneau cover
  • Triton GL double tube tow bar
  • Triton tailgate lock
  • Sony Carplay and Android auto system

 

Triton 2.4L DI-SC M/T GL 4×2

R434 995

 

 

Triton 2.4L DI-DC M/T GL 4×2

R519 990

 

 

 

 

Triton 2.4L DI-DC M/T GLX 4×2 Limited Edition

R529 990

 

 

 

 

Triton 2.4L DI-DC M/T 4×2

R639 990

 

 

 

 

Triton 2.4L DI-DC A/T 4×2

R659 990

 

 

 

 

Triton 2.4L DI-DC M/T 4×4

R719 990

 

 

 

 

Triton 2.4L DI-DC A/T 4×4

R739 990

 

 

Triton 2.4L DI-DC A/T 4×4 Athlete

R759 990

 

 

 

Mitsubishi Xpander drives vital business goals for Basadi Automotive Group

  • Mitsubishi Motors South Africa are empowering the Basadi Automotive group with an all-new Mitsubishi Xpander.
  • Mitsubishi Motors are proud to assist an up and coming business partner with the tools needed to excel in the motor industry.
  • The versatility of the seven-seater Mitsubishi Xpander knows no boundaries.

JOHANNESBURG – Mitsubishi Motors South Africa have bolstered their partnership with the Basadi Automotive Group through the sponsorship of a Mitsubishi Xpander.

The keys to the branded Mitsubishi Xpander were handed over to Basadi Automotive Group founder Josephine Malakoane at Mitsubishi Bedfordview.

Basadi Automotive Group was established by Josephine Malakoane in 2018 and is 100 percent black female owned. The company specialises in vehicle transfers, vehicle carrier movements, de-fleet inspections and collections as well as new vehicle deliveries nationwide.

“Mitsubishi Motors SA has an existing partnership with Basadi Automotive Group through the Motus Enterprise and Supplier Development programme and we are delighted to help them take their business to the next level with the sponsorship of a Mitsubishi Xpander,” says Jeffrey Allison, General Manager: Marketing at Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA).

The Mitsubishi Xpander’s combination of the versatility and practicality of a multipurpose vehicle thanks to its seven-seater capability combined with the rugged and sporty looks of an SUV make it perfectly suited to the needs of the Basadi group who will use the vehicle to transport drivers between vehicle collection points as part of Basadi Automotive Groups vehicle ferrying service.

“We previously relied on e-hailing services to move our drivers between vehicle drop off and collection points so the Mitsubishi Xpander is going to make a massive difference in our business operationally as it will allow us to be independent and more efficient in our daily operations,” explains Malakoane.

“The Xpander is perfect for our needs, it is spacious and comfortably accommodates seven adults, while it is also fuel efficient which is always a consideration in a business that does a lot of travelling. In addition the SUV styling of the Xpander means that we can travel in style without being mistaken for a minibus taxi,” adds Malakoane.

The Mitsubishi Xpander will be branded in Basadi Automotive livery which will also allow the vehicle to act as a moving billboard as it travels to dealerships and stock yards around the country.

“Mitsubishi Motors pride ourselves in developing long standing relationships, both with our customers, many of whom are loyal to the brand thanks to our reputation for reliability and durability as well as with our suppliers and partners. We are honoured to assist Basadi Automotive Group with the sponsorship of a vehicle and hope that it will allow them to serve our needs better, grow their business and be the start of a long and fruitful relationship,” says Allison.

The Mitsubishi Xpander is one of the top selling models in the Mitsubishi range thanks to its unique combination of practicality, SUV styling and a powerful yet fuel efficient engine.

The flexible seating of the Mitsubishi Xpander can be configured to suit a variety of needs. The second and third rows feature a 60/40 split, while the seats of the third row can be folded completely flat and stowed to create additional space in the cargo area.

Occupant comfort is guaranteed thanks to air-conditioning with a manual rear overhead cooler, electric windows all round, a USB port in the front, 120W power sockets to supply each row of seating and clever storage compartments under the seats to keep personal items out of the way but within reach.

Driver comfort is ensured thanks to a tilt and telescopic multifunction steering wheel that features Bluetooth and hands-free communication as well as a multimedia system that features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality and a rear-view camera.

Powering the Xpander is a 1.5-litre DOHC 16-valve engine that features Mitsubishi’s Intelligent Innovative Valve Timing Lift Control (MIVEC) system and Electronically Controlled multipoint fuel injection, resulting in a peak output of 77kW at 6 000r/min and 141Nm at 4 000r/min.

Despite its formidable performance the Xpander will use just 6,7 litres/100km in manual guise and 7,0 litres/100km when paired with an automatic transmission.

Bolstering its people carrying status is the fitment of a variety of safety features as standard. The Xpander is built around an advanced all-direction collision reinforced impact safety evolution (RISE) body construction which incorporates side impact bars and an impact-absorbing structure at the front of the vehicle. Airbags for the driver and front passenger, seatbelt pre-tensioners with force limiters, ABS with EBD and Isofix child seat mounting points are in place to keep all occupants safe.

Mitsubishi Motors SA rewarded for exceptional after sales performance

  • Mitsubishi Motors SA has been recognised for exceptional aftersales performance for the third consecutive year.
  • Mitsubishi are on the brink of an extensive product rollout over the next 12 months.
  • Thanks to a close collaboration with its dealer network MMSA have been able to excel at customer satisfaction throughout the consumer life cycle.

JOHANNESBURG – In the last five years Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA) have put a tremendous amount of effort into ensuring that their customer service, customer retention and positive brand image have been improved from their already high levels.

The result is that MMSA has been recognised as one of the star performers by Mitsubishi Motors Middle East & Africa (MMMEA) with a Platinum award, which is the highest award given to any distributor for the period under review. This accolade is awarded to countries competing in the parent company’s After Sales Business Excellence Program, which is conducted annually and represents service excellence by MMSA and its dealer network relative to other regions.

“Mitsubishi Motors SA aim to offer an extremely high-quality retail and ownership experience that dovetails perfectly with the premium and robust reputation that our range of vehicles are known for,” says Jeffrey Allison, General Manager: Marketing at Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA).

This latest achievement is a result of exceeding targets in After-Sales, which includes sub-categories such as Customer Satisfaction and Retention Improvement programs as well as Spare Parts and Accessory performance. The rewards process saw Mitsubishi Motors SA judged on a 1000-point system that is incredibly robust and sets the good apart from the great.

In 2021, in their first year of participation, MMSA achieved Bronze, this was followed by Gold in 2022 and now Platinum. Such rapid improvement in a short period of time is testament to MMSA’s approach to  ‘Lifetime Customer Loyalty’ and the extraordinary growth that MMSA has achieved over the last few years.

Consistently high levels of performance in key areas such as Business Revenue, Business Development, Customer Experience and Operational Excellence saw MMSA improve once again and walk away with the Platinum award in 2023.

“Mitsubishi Motors SA’s strategy for continuous improvement includes high levels of Dealer Operating Standards within the dealer network and empowering them continue to deliver on high CSI standards. Our continual improvement in the last three years is testament to the collective effort of our Aftersales staff and the dealer network who truly embody the spirit of continuous improvement,” says Steven Terblans, General Manager: Aftersales at Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA). 

Mitsubishi are entering an extremely exciting phase. The all-new Outlander has just been launched in South Africa and locally Mitsubishi are on the brink of an extensive product rollout that will see the brand refresh their entire line up in the next 12 months.

“Despite this latest achievement MMSA will most certainly not rest on our laurels and will continue to innovate in order to give our customers the best possible experience when interacting with our brand while offering them an extremely competitive product line-up,” concludes Allison.

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Left to right: Ms. Smitha Kamath – Data Analyst – MMMEA, Mr. Takahiro Moteki – General Manager Middle East, Africa & South Asia Division – MMC, Mr. Peter Frangos – General Manager – After Sales Marketing – MMMEA, Mr. Yano Yutaka – President MMMEA, Steven Terblans – General Manager Aftersales – MMSA, Nic Campbell – General Manager Sales – MMSA, Jeffrey Allison – General Manager Marketing – MMSA. 

Mitsubishi Motors to Reveal the All-New Triton in Thailand on July 26

Tokyo, June 21, 2023 – Mitsubishi Motors will hold the world premiere of the fully redesigned Triton1 one-ton bakkie in Thailand on July 26. 

The Triton is Mitsubishi Motors’ global strategic model that has been well-received in the ASEAN region, Oceania, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and other markets for its durability, robustness and drivability, as well as comfort and ride quality required for private use.

The all-new Triton – the sixth generation of Mitsubishi Motors’ midsize bakkie – is updated with a beefed-up body and a powerful, horizontally-themed styling. At the front, the combination of daytime running lights resembling the sharp gaze of a hawk and a set of three dimensional headlights below emphasizes the impressive presence and robustness of the new model.

“I know that current as well as new fans will show an overwhelming interest in our all-new Triton bakkie, which will strengthen MMSA’s lifestyle attraction – stay tuned for more exciting news” says Jeffrey Allison, General Manager: Marketing at Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA).

“The all-new Triton has been completely reimagined under the design concept Beast Mode, or audacious and daring,” said Seiji Watanabe, division general manager of design, Mitsubishi Motors. “While expressing the toughness and powerfulness expected of a pickup truck, the all-new Triton combines agility with the brand’s robust design to create an imposing look. Tough and reliable, the all-new Triton will make customers want to go on any adventure. Please look forward to seeing it in full this July.”

A video that takes a behind-the-scenes look at the development of the all-new Triton and a video message from the designer are now available on Mitsubishi Motors’ special website.

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