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We all know Mitsubishi for its bold SUVs and tough workhorse bakkies. We know they also made cars – sedans – years ago. Maybe your dad had a Colt Gallant when you were small. But when did Mitsubishi start making cars? The ‘80s? The ‘70s? You need to go back a while. No further than that. Way back to 1917.
When buying a new car, it comes with warranties covering labour and repairs for manufacturing defects. These standard warranties take care of the first few years of ownership but once they expire, how will you benefit from the Mitsubishi Extended Warranty?
You get an eclipse when one heavenly body moves in front of another. In this case you got an Eclipse when one terrestrial body moved in front of the rest. In this case, the body in question is the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Crossover 1.5-litre turbo petrol.
We do not often communicate as a group to our various brand customers, however, we believe this situation requires the most efficient communication method.
Mitsubishi in South Africa is known for its tough bakkies and comprehensive range of SUVs. Pity there is nothing for the more budget-conscious Mitsubishi fans. Wait! Until three-four years ago there was the Mirage, an easy on the pocket, sub-compact that hit the sweet spot for students and empty-nesters alike. So now, soon on our shores, the new, updated Mitsubishi Mirage.
Mitsubishi is expanding its South African range by adding the new Xpander Cross. The launch date is yet to be confirmed, but it sounds soon.
Where extreme driving conditions are the norm, you will find the Mitsubishi Triton.
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.