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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 […]

There’s fresh blood in the water and the big guns are circling. Where do the new Nissan Navara and Mitsubishi Triton fit into the leisure double-cab pecking order? It’s been a long wait but, finally, the gang’s all here. Represent- atives from all the major players in the ever-popular leisure-oriented double-cab bakkie market gathered to stake their claim as four years since our last big bakkie test, the competition includes…

Look past the exterior with its pronounced J-line and get into the cabin. It is a different world. You can see they have borrowed a number of Pajero bits and pieces, but that’s a good thing. The driver’s seat is sublime, best in a bakkie, ever. Not only because it is fiveway electrically adjustable and leather covered, it is just so comfortable, firm, gives good lumbar support and nestles you just so. Continuing on the interior…

Die dubbelkajuit-bloedbad is nou dieper as ooit. As ‘n motorjoernalis is dit lekker om verras te word, en die Triton was by sy bekendstelling in Januarie vir my so ‘n verrassing. Ons het nou ‘n kans gehad om die Triton beter te leer ken, en die tweede ontmoeting het vir my één ding bevestig: Ek […]