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In America, they put safety warnings on pins (sharp) and takeaway coffee (hot). Sounds silly, but they take their safety standards seriously. This is why it is a big deal that the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has received a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating. Again. Since 2019.
Not all cars are made to drag race or win coveted design awards but that’s exactly the point. The 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage may not drive like a Golf GTI or look like the Audi R8 but it does offer exceptional value for money.
Currently, the Mitsubishi Mirage is one of the most affordable cars in North America and it could be a welcome addition to South Africa. However, there is no information suggesting it would ever come to our shores but it makes sense if it did.
The Chinese car market is the bigger elephant in the other room. We often speak of the size and importance of the Indian car market, but China is different. For one thing, it is the biggest car market in the world, having overtaken the States more than a decade ago. It also has a bigger focus on luxury and lifestyle vehicles than India.
Years ago you could get a sedan or station wagon, or a kombi. If you wanted to remotely bash any kind of bundu, you had to get a specialist offroader. Expensive to buy and run, clunky do drive, but it would get you there. Then two more classes of vehicles came along, around the 2000s. The people mover and the sports utility vehicle, or SUV. At first, the people movers were more popular, since they were cheaper, with as many seats as you could fit into a box on wheels. The old SUVs did not drive as well as a sedan and cost more than a people mover.
If you’ve been considering purchasing an electric vehicle to lessen your impact on the environment, you’ve likely come up against one of the major concerns most South African motorists have in this regard – namely, how difficult will it be to charge your vehicle on the go? The infrastructure for this type of thing is sadly still lacking in many countries to a large degree.
TomTom and what3words have teamed up with Mitsubishi Motors to make finding adventure easier than ever. The addition of what3words to the new restyled Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross means drivers can more easily identify, share and navigate to any location in the world using just three words. What’s more, in a world first, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation will be the first car company to offer what3words offline.
It seems the long wait is over as the next-generation 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander is more than a promise. The latest teaser photographs and leaked images show an American-spec car that strongly resembles the 2019 Engelberg Tourer Concept which builds on a theme seen in the 2016 PHEV GT.
A Mitsubishi engineer has hinted that the next-generation Mitsubishi Triton bakkie will have a “very tough” and “very strong” hybrid powertrain. Due in a few years, it’s the first time this powerhouse will have the option of hybrid power which is an exciting prospect.
The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport deserves more credit as a serious contender in the bakkie-based SUV category which the Toyota Fortuner has topped for some time. However, the tides are turning as there’s a new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport with sharper looks and loads of new features. This news should whet the appetite of any motoring enthusiast wanting something a little different from the other options in the market.
Its official, a fourth-generation Mitsubishi Outlander is due for launch in 2021 which will be sold as a 2022 model. The Japanese automaker recently announced what they had in store for the upcoming 2021 model year and it makes for interesting reading. Each of the current models will receive some attention and that includes the new Mitsubishi Outlander.