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Some call them paparazzi, we call them spies. Our spies. And our intrepid spies have just scooped a tasty automotive nugget, a heavily- disguised next-generation Mitsubishi Outlander SUV. Launch date around 2021.
The current generation Mitsubishi Outlander has been around since 2013, albeit with one major and several minor facelifts and other shakeups. It remains a very popular choice for South Africa’s SUV market.
The next-generation Mitsubishi Triton engine will be electric, but exactly what kind of electric is not yet clear. This is because the new Triton should be launched around 2022 – in electric vehicle development far, far in the future.
Current mainstream electric vehicle technologies are hybrid electric (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and dedicated plug-in battery-electric (BEV). While on the topic of acronyms, there is of course also ICE (internal combustion engine).
So you arrive at the braai in your new car and your wife tells them about the five year/150 000km warranty and your neighbour says that is an excellent service plan and his car’s maintenance plan is about to run out. So everyone’s eyes glaze over. Are we talking about the same thing? No, we are not.
Anyone who has bought a car or seen adverts should have heard the terms horsepower and torque. They are mentioned in almost every advertisement especially when bigger cars are involved like bakkies, SUVs, vans and trucks. The adverts always talk about the impressive horsepower and torque but what exactly does that mean? What is the difference between horsepower and torque?
Considering how much the crossover sector has grown, Mitsubishi has focused solely on crossovers in recent years while eliminating sedans for a better market share. This means their high-performance variants have all but disappeared from the line-up but the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution might make a welcome return.
Fresh from showing off at the Bangkok Motor Show, the Mitsubishi Triton Absolute Concept bakkie could go into production in the near future. It certainly looks the part of a more robust, modified and performance-heavy off-roader fully stocked with everything you need.
For those familiar with motorsport, there’s a saying that still rings true today, “If it looks right, it probably is right.” While you probably won’t associate the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross with motor racing as such, however, that statement does apply.
Our spies at Mitsubishi tell us changes are coming. Interested?
Cars usually evolve in the greater international markets before reaching our shores. But at Group 1 we know our readers follow these changes keenly, so here are the latest titbits about big changes coming to Mitsubishi’s SUV range.
Whether you’re a gamer or not, there’s no denying that the Mitsubishi L200 eSports Truck looks spectacular. Now, combine that audacious styling with a gaming rig and you’ve got yourself a sure winner.
That is what happened earlier this year as Mitsubishi Motors UK invited dealers to take part in something special called, the ‘Truck King Battle’. While the name sounds like a testing car versus car but it was a different kind of battle. Instead, this was a creative competition for Mitsubishi staff members to design their ultimate L200 (or Triton as its better known).
For some time now, Mitsubishi has been at the forefront of design and effectively creating their own niche. Nothing says that more than the Mitsubishi Hybrid SUV Concept, The Engelberg Tourer 4×4, which they revealed at the Geneva Motor Show.