Posted by Group1 Mitsubishi on 24 Jun 2022
The world of e-vehicle development is an ever-evolving space featuring the talents of some of the best and brightest engineering minds of our time, and we are very proud to reveal that Mitsubishi has been taking some major strides in this space.
In May of this year, Mitsubishi Motors and Nissan Global, jointly introduced two brand-new light electric vehicles that had been developed under the banner of NMKV, a joint venture between these two automotive giants. The Mitsubishi model in question is the all-new eK X EV (pronounced ‘eK cross EV’) – a Kei vehicle that showcases the very best of the companies’ combined electrification prowess.
Kei cars are compact city runabouts that are tailored to the needs of urban commuters in busy Japanese cities. Vehicles that fall in this segment are 63 horsepower and a maximum of 3,400 millimetres of overall length. However, despite their smaller stature, EV-powered Kei vehicles like the eK X are actually somewhat sportier than their gasoline equivalents, since there is there’s no restriction on maximum torque.
In this case, the eK X actually boasts a whopping 144 pound-feet of torque, which means it’s zippy, to say the least. Additionally, this future-proof vehicle also has an impressive 180 km range, comfortable seating for four occupants, as well as a perfectly respectable amount of boot space even when all seats are full.
It’s also wonderful to drive, thanks to a very strategic design. The 20 kWh battery pack was developed using a stacking method for the cells, which are laid out under the floor of the car. The slim roof panel that was used also influences the centre of gravity of the vehicle, making it lower, which aids in efficient cornering; while the 56:44 weight distribution ratio between the front and the rear of the Kei makes ground load balance a cinch. All of this makes for a very relaxed ride.
There are currently three models of the eK X on sale in Japan, including an entry-level, Eco, and Sport.
We are loving all this innovative energy from Mitsubishi and will share more news about developments in this space as soon as it becomes available, so keep an eye out! In the meantime, feel free to get in touch with the seasoned sales personnel at our Group 1 Mitsubishi branches in Kuils River and Stellenbosch to learn more about the wonderful new, used, and demo vehicles currently on our showroom floors.
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Posted by Group1 Mitsubishi on 20 Apr 2022
The Mitsubishi Triton lives in the high end of the market in terms of what it offers, but its pricing has always been aggressively affordable. Now Mitsubishi has thrown down a very serious gauntlet with the GL M/T 4×2 priced R115K lower than the next trim level.
This new Triton seems to be aimed at fleet owners, SMEs and those looking for a double cab lifestyle at a very good price.
We all know features add to the price, especially in the double cab space. Mitsubishi did some careful cutting to reach this exceptional price, but the GL is by no means a box on wheels.
The most noticeable difference is the engine. While still the familiar 2.4-litre intercooled turbo-diesel, it produces 100kW and 324 Nm versus the 133 kW and 430 Nm of the more expensive models. Power is transmitted via a six-speed manual through a limited-slip differential to the rear wheels.
You get a touchscreen sound system that can be upgraded to Apple/Android connectivity, electric windows and side mirrors. You also get auto air conditioning.
The standard leather upholstery has been replaced with quite good looking dark grey fabric. There is a centre armrest with a cup holder, a four-spoke urethane steering wheel, a USB port and a 12v accessory socket. The GL rides on 16-inch alloy wheels.
On the safety side, it is also full service, with front airbags, ABS, EBD and brake override system, DRL lamp on the bumper and ISOFIX child seat anchors in the back.
Like all Triton models, the GL comes with a 3-year/100 000km warranty and a 5-year/90 000km service plan.
Priced at well under R500K, starting at only R480 995, the GL fills a very prominent gap in the demanding double cab market. If you can live with fabric upholstery and rear-wheel drive only, the GL offers you the ride and build quality of a Mitsubishi Triton at a great price. We suspect the compelling combination of price and features will attract smaller businesses and a large chunk of lifestyle buyers who up to now had to settle for less appealing options.
Why not book a test drive of the new Mitsubishi GL M/T 4×2 and see if this brand new package hits your motoring sweet spot?
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Posted by Group1 Mitsubishi on 21 Mar 2022
Aspire – Mitsubishi’s two new limited edition badged Pajero Sport trim models come with the full set of luxury features, enhanced by stylish black trim all around. This was done to further enhance the major facelift the Pajero Sport received just over a year ago.
The Aspire models feature a black Dynamic Shield grille, black 18-inch alloy wheels, black roof rails and a choice of White Diamond and Jet Black two-tone colours. This matches nicely with the seven black leather seats, steering wheel and dashboard inside.
The two newcomers are the Aspire 4×2 AT and the Aspire 4×4 AT. Both come with the 2.4-litre MIVET turbodiesel that gives you 133 kW and seriously punchy 430 Nm at 2500 rpm, linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The four-wheel-drive gives you the SuperSelect II system, Hill Decent Control and four off-road modes for gravel, sand, mud/snow and rock.
The new Pajeros come with an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment that will talk to either Apple or Android phones, dual-zone climate control with rear vents, cruise control, driver’s seat with electric lumbar support, the excellent Pajero multi-function steering wheel, reverse camera and parking sensors, auto LED headlights with high beam assist, cruise control and trailer stability control and rain sensing wipers.
Mitsubishi is serious about safety in all its vehicles, and the Pajero Sport Aspire does not disappoint. It has reinforced impact safety measures, ABS and electronic brake distribution, seven airbags and ISOFIX anchors, active stability and traction control, brake assist, hill start assist and dusk-sensing headlights.
The Aspire is priced from just above the 2.4 D4 MIVEC 4×2 to just under the Exceed 4×4. It has the standard three-year/100 000km warranty and five year/90 000 km service plan included in the purchase price.
Limited edition models mean just that: Mitsubishi will only make a certain number of the striking Aspire models and then stop. No more. If you want one of these rare beasts, don’t delay. Request a call today. And remember, we will deliver your new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Aspire Limited Edition to your doorstep, no matter where in South Africa you live.
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Posted by Group1 Mitsubishi on 18 Feb 2022
The Mitsubishi ASX is the compact member of the extended Mitsubishi SUV range. It has been with us since 2011 and over that time has seen numerous upgrades and range shuffles that have kept it fresh and appealing in this most competitive segment of the South African market. The ASX is primarily an urban family vehicle, but it can take care of itself on dirt roads.
Entry into the ASX range has now become more affordable with the introduction of the new ES trim level. The ES has fewer features but the ASX gives away a whopping R50K on the top-range LS models.
The most obvious feature differences are the glass roof on the LS, manual instead of auto aircon, and the omission of Apple/Android infotainment system, although that is an optional extra.
As for the rest, the Mitsubishi ASX ES is a pretty feature-rich car and will give most discerning drivers an excellent drive. While saving R50K, you still get daytime running lights, a multi-function steering wheel with cruise control, rear parking distance and camera, 16” alloy wheels, electronic traction control and hill start assist. You also get LED brake lights, LED taillights, LED reverse lights and a rear spoiler with a high-mounted stop lamp.
Mitsubishi has also not cut back on safety, with the ES giving you the get driver, passenger and knee airbags, collapsable steering column, the standard reinforced impact safety body, side-impact bars, active stability and traction control, ISOFIX child seat anchors, ABS and EBD, as well as the brake assist system. The keyless operating system opens the car within 70cm of the car and once inside, you can start the car with a button.
As with the other ASX models, the ES comes with a three-year/100 000km warranty and a three-year 60 000km service plan, with intervals at 15 000km.
The engine is also the same, the 2.0L MIVEC that gives you 110kW at 6000rpm and 197Nm at 4200rpm through the front wheels. You have a choice of the 5-speed manual or CVT transmission, the former giving you a braked towing capacity of 1260kg and CVT 750kg.
The ASX has been the most successful Mitsubishi model in South Africa, selling more than 9 300 cars since its launch in 2011. With this new model, offering a compelling price/feature balance, the ES is sure to add to the records set by the ASX so far.
You can have a look at the full range of Mitsubishi ASX SUVs available in South Africa.
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