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Welcome to our Group 1 Mitsubishi Blog, the South African home for all of the latest Breaking Mitsubishi News, useful vehicle driving tips and regular reviews and updates on all things Mitsubishi. Our articles are written exclusively for this site, and contributors include some of our own staff as well as seasoned automotive writers from within the greater vehicle industry. We promise to provide you with informative Mitsubishi articles, all of which we hope will inform, entertain and keep you coming back for more.

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Mitsubishi Eclipse Adds to Its Range With a 1.5L Turbo

Posted by on 18 Mar 2020 under Mitsubishi Eclipse, Mitsubishi Reviews

2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

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.


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COVID-19 | CORONA VIRUS – Statement from the MD

Posted by on 16 Mar 2020 under General

Group 1 Motors

Supporting Our Customers & Staff. Together we curb the spread.

Dear Customers,

We do not often communicate as a group to our various brand customers, however, we believe this situation requires the most efficient communication method.


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Mitsubishi Mirage – Fun To Drive, Easy On The Pocket

Posted by on 21 Feb 2020 under Mitsubishi Cars, Mitsubishi Mirage, Mitsubishi News, New Mitsubishi Launches

2020 Mitsubishi Mirage

Mitsubishi’s 2020 Mirage

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.


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Mitsubishi To Add Xpander Cross To SA Range

Posted by on 17 Jan 2020 under Mitsubishi News, Mitsubishi Xpander Cross, New Mitsubishi Launches

2020 Xpander

Mitsubishi’s 2020 Xpander Cross

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.


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Mitsubishi Triton – The Result Of 40 Years Of Evolution

Posted by on 16 Dec 2019 under General, Mitsubishi Cars, Mitsubishi Triton

2019 Mitsubishi Triton

Mitsubishi’s 2019 Triton

Where extreme driving conditions are the norm, you will find the Mitsubishi Triton.


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The New Mitsubishi Outlander is Hard To See

Posted by on 14 Nov 2019 under Mitsubishi News, Mitsubishi Outlander, Mitsubishi Reviews

New Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi’s New Outlander

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.


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The Next Mitsubishi Triton To Be More Or Less Electric

Posted by on 13 Oct 2019 under Mitsubishi Cars, Mitsubishi News, Mitsubishi Triton

Mitsubishi Triton

2022 Mitsubishi Triton To Get Electric Engine

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).


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Warranty, Service or Maintenance Plan?

Posted by on 15 Sep 2019 under General, Mitsubishi Cars

Mitsubishi Logo

Warranty, Service or Maintenance Plan

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.


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Know The Difference Between Horsepower And Torque

Posted by on 12 Aug 2019 under General, Mitsubishi Cars

Vehicle Engine

Horsepower VS Torque

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?


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Is The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Making A Comeback?

Posted by on 23 Jul 2019 under Mitsubishi Cars, Mitsubishi News, New Mitsubishi Launches

2007 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

2007 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

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.


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