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The bakkie market is in waiting. We might even say it is in limbo. It is rather like Formula One fans who know the new season will start in March but can it just start already. What is everyone waiting for? The answer for many is the new Nissan Navara. The wait is nearly over as it will arrive in SA in March hopefully together with the long anticipated announcement that it will be manufactured in SA…

Onthou jy nog die Mitsu- bishi Colt-bakkies van die laat negentigerjare? Wel, heelparty van hulle sit vandag nog steeds tekkie op die teer.
Toe kom die groot skommeling met Mercedes-Benz wat plaaslik die naelstring met Mitsubishi en Honda geknip het. Albei Japanse vervaardigers moes leer om […]

The wait was long – partly because Mitsubishi SA had to negotiate a good sticker price with Japan, which they did. Partly because we had to wait for a slot in the international production schedule, and of course ours is just a minor market on the global scale. But it was worth it. The new all-new, as opposed to merely facelifted – Mitsubishi Triton is […]

MITSUBISHI suffered the ignominy of being beaten to market by a variation of its own. Last year Fiat released the Full back, a badge-engineered version of the latest generation Triton. A stroke of serendipity and an arguably shrewder marketing initiative allowed the Italians to scoop the Japanese.

Ten years — that is how long the previous Mitsubishi Triton has been on the South African market and, since then, its rivals have brought forward their latest ren-ditions to the segment. Toyota’s Hilux, which contin- ues to lead this market, was introduced in the first quarter of 2016, while the Ford Ranger received some updates shortly thereafter.

When is a bakkie not a bakkie? When it’s Sports Utility Truck (SUT), of course! At least, that’s what Mitsubishi wants us to believe, for this is the name tag they conjured up for their all-new Triton double-cab pickup. It’s really quite understandable, because the word “bakkie” automatically means either “Hilux” or “Ranger” in the […]

The long-awaited Mitsubishi Triton has finally arrived in South Africa and it was well worth the wait because in its new guise it is much more attractive, better equipped and capable enough to muscle right into the upper domain of bakkie fiefdom. Gone are the rather bland looks, workman-like interior and 2.5 engine of the […]

Heidelberg, Gauteng – Thunderstorms and lightning was not what greeted me when I stepped off the airplane en route to the local launch of the new Mitsubishi Triton. Instead, clear skies and a hope for tomorrow filled my soul as I embarked on a journey that will hopefully turn South Africa’s bakkie market completely on […]

After a long delay, the all-new Mitsubishi Triton double-cab bakkie has landed in South Africa. It goes straight into one of the most competitive segments in our market and it’ll need to be better than good if it wants to steal sales from the market’s frontrunners: the Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger. Was it worth […]