Maroela Motors was onlangs bevoorreg om Mitsubishi SA se gaste te wees tydens ‘n naweek-wegbreek by Misty Mountain-oord aan die suidoostelike kant van die Long Tom-pas 31 kilometer van Lydenburg af.
Ons groep joernaliste se reis het begin by Mitsubishi se hoofkantoor in Pomona aan die Oos-Rand waar die opgekikkerde langbak Pajero se eienskappe uitgewys is.
Die nuwe Pajero Sport is ’n skouperd met spiere. Die Pajero Sport se vering is stewig, en die voertuig raak veldtoestande vinnig-vinnig baas. Die Super Select-aandrywingstelsel gee jou presiese beheer oor die vastrapvermoë wat jy wil hê, op enige padtoestand: 4×2, vir teerpad, stuur al die krag na die agterwiele, en 4H gee jou vierwielaandrywing vir matige grondpadtoestande.
A minor frontal redesign sees a grille and bumper restyle along with headlamps that are now equipped with LED daytime running lights, while other cosmetic enhancements include an upgrade from 17″ to 18″ alloy wheels, and a new spare-wheel cover. The headlamps have also been given an auto-dimming function that switches from high- to lowbeam by itself.
Mitsubishi South Africa has added several style enhancements to its Pajero range which, its claims, are the results of customers’ feedback. Mitsubishi Motors South Africa chief operating officer, Wynand Pretorius, said: “We know we have a winning formula with Pajero. It remains the epitome of off-road ability meeting urban comfort and practicality.
The iconic Pajero, which to this day still holds a record twelve wins (seven of them consecutive) at the infamous Dakar Rally, continues as a pukka 4×4 SUV with no compromise on off-road ability, passenger comfort and safety – famous for proven reliability, durability, longevity, performance and being the perfect partner for any adventure.
Mitsubishi first introduced the Outlander PHEV at the Paris Motor Show two years ago, and the company has once again chosen the same venue to unveil another PHEV vehicle: the Outlander PHEV Concept–S.
The concept is described as a “special package” that has a refined interior and exterior design that magnifies the Outlander PHEV’s unique driving experience.