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Mitsubishi Mirage hailed by SA motoring media

What do the motoring journos at Car magazine, Driven magazine, IOL Motoring and the Sun Daily (amongst others) have in common? They all hail the newly launched Mitsubishi Mirage! Described as “petite but potent”, “a zippy city car”, “easy to park”, “a solid run around with just the right features” and “the most fuel efficient non-hybrid petrol car available on the American market”, the Mirage has quickly made quite the name for itself in South African circles. So much so, that Bernard K Hellberg SR from Driven magazine explains that “there are few, if any, rivals in its price range, build quality is good and the design is inoffensively modern and the 12 month insurance add-on could be a deal-clincher. The insurance add-on that Hellberg SR is referring to is part of McCarthy Mitsubishi’s ‘Back to Varsity’ Mirage special. You get a brand new Mirage from only R1 899 per month, with a complimentary two year and/or ...

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The Pajero hits the big screen...

..at the Paris Motor Show, that is!

 

More electric vehicles for Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi has announced it will be releasing two plug-in hybrid cars to its current model range, and we have the success of the Outlander to thank for it. These will be green variants of the Pajero SUV and next-generation ASX compact crossover, with the ASX to be launched internationally in 2016 and plug-in hybrid variant a year later. The Pajero plug-in version will arrive in Europe in 2018. The move is said to be inspired by the success of the Mitsubishi Outlander Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), which earned the Large SUV Of The Year award and the Innovation award from the Association of Professional Motoring Press Awards. These announcements come after the brand revealed an Outlander PHEV Concept-S at the Paris Auto Show earlier this month. The updated Outlander features chromed grille accents, a prominent badge and wraparound headlamps, as well as wide set combination taillights highlighted with further chrome finishes. In terms of size, it measures at 4760mm long, 1840mm wide, 170 ...

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A walk down memory lane with the Mitsubishi Lancer

The Mitsubishi Lancer has long been a popular car among fans of the brand. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. Mitsubishi has announced that the last Lancer will be next year's Evolution. In honour of Lancer, here is a look back at the various forms the Lancer has taken since first entering the market.

 

Mitsubishi wants you to learn more (VIDEO)

Not all documentaries are dull and boring. Take those aired on the United Kingdom's Channel 4. With titles such as "Hitler's Hidden Drug Habit" and "The 72 Stone Babysitter", you can be assured that these documentaries will entertain as much as they inform. Mitsubishi will be sponsoring various of these documentaries with a serious of humorous adverts, one of which can be seen below:

 

Wacky road laws from around the world

Think South African roads are crazy? Imagine driving in any one of these countries in the world, where everything from having your number plate end in the number '1' to having dirty tyres can land you in hot water.

Weird and Wacky Road Rules from Around the World

 

Mitsubishi to put the Outlander through its paces

Electric cars? Cool. Good for the environment too. But tough? Never! This is the thought most people have on the new breed of green cars. Sure, they get better looking as models evolve, and they don’t use as much fuel, which is convenient, but few people would dream of taking one out of the suburbs, let alone the city. That is, until they meet the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV , the world's first plug-in hybrid SUV. Unlike other green cars, it is willing to put its neck on the line to prove that it is able to tackle the off-road as well as the next gas guzzling SUV. The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been entered into the 2014 Australasian Safari global rally race as part of Team Mitsubishi Ralliart Australia. Having previously cut its teeth in the Thailand and Cambodia Asia Cross Country Rally in previous years, the Outlander PHEV is throwing itself into the Australasian Safari as the first plug-in hybrid four-wheel drive to be entered into an Australian motorsport event. The race will ...

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What to expect from the new Outlander PHEV (VIDEO)

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is here to turn the concept of SUVs on its head. Boasting an almost unbelievable 60 MPH on EV power and a twin motor full time 4WD system with a 2.0 petrol engine, it seems the world's first plug-in hybrid SUV is ready to turn heads. The video below shows you exactly what the Outlander PHEV is capable of. Are you game?

 

More on the Mirage

We’ve already told you about the great offer that McCarthy Mitsubishi is offering its customers on the new Mirage, but what exactly does the Mirage have to offer you? A large amount, it turns out! According to Wynand Pretorius, Chief Operations Officer at Mitsubishi Motors in South Africa, the brand is "set to attract a new demographic to the Mitsubishi brand with our first ever supermini…we have ensured that Mirage is aggressively priced to take the fight to more established marques in the segment.” The Mirage is powered by a 1.2L MIVEC DOHC 12-valve 3-cylinder engine and is available in 5 speed manual or CVT. It comes equipped with Front Wheel Drive, MacPherson struts (with stabilizer bar) and back Torsion Beams. Colour coded bumpers, folding side-view mirrors with turn signals as well as handles make guidance a breeze, and halogen/ fog/high mount rear stop lights, variable intermittent wipers/washers, timed rear window defroster, laminated windshields, automatic climate ...

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Free Insurance with the new Mirage

The long wait is over and the Mitsubishi Mirage has finally reached McCarthy Mitsubishi - and we're offering you a brand new Mirage for only R1899.00 per month, with a year of comprehensive insurance added in free! Visit McCarthy Kunene Witbank at the corner of Steenkamp and OR Tambo Road, Leraatsfontein Ext 8, Witbank, or you contact them on (013) 692 5010.

 

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