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New good looks, a new 6-speed auto transmission, and extra features for Mitsubishi’s stylish Triton bakkie… The facelifted Mitsubishi Triton launched locally in April this year (2019) and with new good looks to dazzle South Africa’s competitive double-cab bakkie market, it also introduced its new six-speed automatic transmission to broaden the appeal. Although I’d had […]

Standout styling and improved off-road capabilities improve a dependable, well-priced lifestyle bakkie Luxury bakkies have been steadily filling family car roles normally preserved for passenger cars, and they make a lot of sense to many people. It’s no wonder there is so much choice. Conversely, this has also seen the rise of the bakkie that […]

Mitsubishi has taken bold steps with the redesign of the Triton, just two years after South Africa received the fifth-generation model, and, if everyone is honest, it’s a great improvement. That wide and angular new face with its high-set headlights, daytime running lights, and flashes of brightwork, is taking no prisoners. Visually, it is complemented […]

With a striking design, sophisticated cabin and oodles of practicality, Mitsubishi has finally launched its new Eclipse Cross in South Africa. Hot off its SA media launch, we decided to spend some time driving the Japanese newcomer. Quick Facts: Priced From: R399 995 (March 2019) Engine: 2.0-litre 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol Gearbox: Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) […]

Barely a year after doing a full refresh of the local Mitsubishi ASX range, the flagship model – the 2.0 GLS CVT – had its makeup retouched to give it a more upmarket look. This involved a new front grille design with added chrome garnish, revised bumper design with a sporty honeycomb pattern above the lower spoiler, fitment of LED daylight running lights…

Can the new Triton-based Pajero Sport challenge the status quo? South African families love bakkie-based SUVs and we buy them in droves. Given our outdoor lifestyles, it’s hardly surprising considering these vehicles offer vast interior space (with seven-seat capability), rugged off-road potential and many of the mod-cons expected of a luxury vehicle. Kerb-side appeal and […]

Hidden in all the clutter of a motoring festival was one of the finest off road drivetrains I have experienced. Fortunately someone at Mitsubishi must have understood the this was a system that needed to be experienced and set up the opportunity for us. Obviously all off road demonstrations set up by a manufacturer are […]

It’s that time of the year again and as 2018 approaches, Bakkie & Car magazine as always performs one of its essential annual duties as we decide which of these bakkies released during the past twelve months is the best of all and by the end of it all, there will be just one – Best Bakkie 2018

CAPE TOWN – If you’re in the market for a bakkie-based SUV, then you currently have three main choices: the Toyota Fortuner (Hilux-derived), Ford Everest (Ranger-derived) and now also the new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (Triton-derived). Last mentioned may just have a trick up its sleeve to win the predictable arguments around the braai. It all […]