Another day, another expensive and over-styled pavement hopper. Or is it?
Mitsubishi’s compact soft-roader was recently refreshed; we give you a quick spin in this little city slicker.
The true dark horse
In a world ruled by Hiluxes, Amaroks and Rangers, one bakkie doesn’t get as much attention as it deserves. Yes, the new Triton might have the public on polar opposites, yet it provides a worthy value-for-money package.
What was once a laughable trickle became a sizable stream, then a raging river before morphing into a fully-blown tsunami with no discernible end: the onslaught of compact SUV’s. Most vehicle manufacturers now have more Mommy 4×4’s than any other vehicle on their disjointed websites… and Mitsubishi is no exception.
Met ‘n geskiedesnis van goeie en duursame bakkies het Mitsubishi in April 2019 hulle Triton bakkie ‘n nuwe voorkoms gegee en daarby sommer ook ‘n hele paar verbeterings aangebring.
‘n Uitblinker, wat mis gekyk word
Ons mees onlangse toets met die nuwe Misubishi Pajero Sport het as aangename verrassing gekom, veral nadat ons die voertuig op die grondpaaie van Malmesbury en die duine van Atlantis getoets het. Groot was ons bewondering vir hierdie voertuig en ons was bly om hom nou vir ‘n volle week in die stad te kon toets.
Mitsubishi invited us to play in the dunes with their new Pajero Sport. How could we say no?
100 years since the very first Mitsubishi (the Model A) was manufactured, the Japanese brand now celebrates a very successful century.
Have you ever wondered where the Pajero Sport came from? Isn’t Pajero a naughty word in Spanish? Does it share its platform with other Mitsus? You need wonder no more, we have the answers!
Making the choice harder
Just like the growth of the ‘Sports Utility Vehicle’ market in South Africa and Namibia, the bakkie class has also grown more popular. Well, it has always been popular, but today we are seeing more and more manufacturers trying to compete in this market. The word “bakkie” is synonymous with the three factors of reliability, towing capacity and well, the amount it will be able to carry.