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Mitsubishi Ends 2021 on a High Note in Malaysia

Mitsubishi XPANDER

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia announced that the brand ended 2021 on a high note, having sold 17,489 vehicles from January to December 2021 which is a 91% increase in sales as compared to the same period in 2020.  

The sales achievement credited to the Mitsubishi Xpander combining style, practicality, and competitive pricing had its best sales performance year with 7,397 units sold from January to December 2021.

It is said that this accomplishment has crowned the Xpander as the number one best-selling Japanese seven-seater crossover in Malaysia.

The Mitsubishi Triton pick-up truck also continued to enjoy its run of success with 9,268 units sold from January to December 2021. This is a 34% increase in sales as compared to the same period in 2020.

“Despite another year of being disrupted by COVID-19, we are thankful for our customers for showing trust, confidence, and loyalty towards the Mitsubishi Motors brand. We are pleased that Xpander has enjoyed strong sales performance thanks to the extension of the tax-free incentive period.” said Shinya Ikeda, Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia.

“This decision by the Malaysian government has certainly helped the industry to sustain itself during this challenging phase. At Mitsubishi Motors, we have now progressed to increase our production volume for Xpander, to cater for higher production capacity, and to fulfill all booking demands.”

Mitsubishi Triton Athlete

He added, “The continued growth of Mitsubishi Motors market compared to last year is a sign that we are steadily moving towards recovery. As we look forward to advancing and progressing into 2022, we have heard every customer’s feedback regarding our products and services, and we will continue to improve for an ownership experience of the highest standard.”

“We would like to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt sympathy to all who were affected by the recent flood incident. We would like to gently remind all Mitsubishi owners that we are here to support them. Kindly contact our Customer Careline to be in touch.”

Mitsubishi Motors will offer a 30% discount on Mitsubishi genuine spare parts and a 50% discount on labour costs from today until 20 January 2022 for vehicles damaged by flood.

In addition, Mitsubishi Motors will also support owners by offering FREE towing service. All customers need to do is to contact Mitsubishi Assist 24Hrs customer careline (MA24) at 1-800-88-2166 to request this service.

Mitsubishi owners who arrange for their vehicle towing, without the assistance of MA24 and insurance coverage are also entitled to rebates worth up to RM300.

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This is the All-New Mitsubishi Airtrek. It’s Electric

Mitsubishi Airtrek

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has unveiled the all-new Mitsubishi Airtrek SUV at the Auto Guangzhou exhibition in China.

While the old Mitsubishi Airtrek was known for having the same powerful powertrain as the Lancer Evo, the all-new Airtrek is headed on the opposite direction, developed based on the concept of an “e-cruising SUV,” with “e” representing the three keywords of “electric” (electric vehicle), “expanding” (expanding life with a car), and “expressive” (expressing the MMC uniqueness).

Mitsubishi Airtrek

Design wise, the all-new Mitsubishi Airtrek rocks the Dynamic Shield front face and a hexagon motif on the tailgate just like the other new models in the portfolio.

The interior on the other hand is open and spacious, featuring a horizontally-themed instrument panel that offers a broad field of vision and makes it easy to grasp the position of the car.

To create a high-class feel, soft padding is introduced for the parts that passengers touch, and stitches are used in every detail. With its long wheelbase and broad overall width, the new model also offers spacious interior room for the whole family to ride in comfort.

Mitsubishi Airtrek

As its EV component, the all-new Airtrek comes equipped with a large capacity 70-kilowatt (kWh) drive battery, achieving a maximum driving range of approximately 520 km.

Installing the drive battery in the centre of the floor has achieved an ideal front-rear weight distribution with a low center of gravity.

The motor, inverter, and reduction drive have been integrated into a single lightweight, compact unit, combined with a driving system that delivers high output and torque inside a lightweight, high-rigidity body.

Mitsubishi Airtrek

As a result, Mitsubishi claims that the all-new Airtrek delivers a powerful yet smooth ride characteristic of an EV, with nimble handling for a thoroughly exhilarating driving.

“We named the new electric SUV Airtrek so that many customers can enjoy adventurous, active driving with this pure EV, which achieves a maximum driving range of approximately 520 km while emitting zero CO2 in motion,” said Takao Kato, president and chief executive officer, MMC.

“We hope the all-new Airtrek will help expand the horizons of customers in China, where environmental initiatives are accelerating with new energy vehicles, especially EVs.”

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New, More “High Class” 2021 Mitsubishi Xpander Revealed

Mitsubishi Xpander

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) recently revealed the new Mitsubishi Xpander crossover MPV, featuring a refreshed design and a few significant mechanical upgrades.

On the exterior, the Dynamic Shield front face of the Xpander has been redesigned, while a horizontal bumper which gives an impression of a low centre of gravity and a three-dimensional skid plate are newly adopted.

T-shaped headlights are also incorporated as a new generation headlight unit shape, and for the higher trim levels, LED type is used.

Mitsubishi Xpander

At the rear, we have new taillights and a new horizontally styled rear bumper. For the rear combination lights, T-shaped tail lights with homogeneous lighting is newly adopted, while LED stop lights are added to the LED tail lights and back lights to improve visibility at night.

For the high-end trim level, 17-inch wheels and tires are newly equipped, with the round-rim type alloy two-tone wheels.

In terms of dimensions, the front and rear overhang are extended by 75 mm and 45 mm respectively, while the vehicle height has also increased up to 20 mm compared to the current model, resulting in a higher ground clearance of up to 225 mm.

New Mitsubishi Xpander interior

There is also a new Blade Silver Metallic body colour, complementing the existing Quartz White Pearl, Graphite Gray Metallic, Jet Black Mica, Red Metallic, and Deep Bronze Metallic.

Inside, we have a new dashboard, a redesigned steering wheel, new soft pads, synthetic leather upholstery, and real stitching for the armrest and door trim.

New Mitsubishi Xpander

Other new features include an air conditioning panel with a liquid crystal display that make it easy to check the fan level and temperature settings at a glance, and a high contrast meter display with new graphic design.

Also new are a larger centre console, and an armrest that can store four 600 ml plastic bottles.

Mitsubishi Xpander

Under the hood, the Xpander now gets a new CVT gearbox, a new Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system, and a new electric parking brake with Auto Hold function. Mitsubishi announced that the suspension system has also been updated for better comfort.

That being said, the new Mitsubishi Xpander will be produced at Mitsubishi Motors Krama Yudha plant in Indonesia for the local market.

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Mitsubishi Launches Home Delivery Service for Customers in Klang Valley

Mitsubishi Home Delivery

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), the official distributor of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in Malaysia recently announced the introduction of its Home Delivery Service.

From now on, customers in the Klang Valley can choose to have their brand new Mitsubishi delivered to their doorstep via a single car carrier.

The initiative is one of the efforts taken by MMM to give customers peace of mind during the COVID-19 pandemic, alongside other amenities such  as Virtual Viewing, Test Drive 2U, as well as Booking Assist.

Mitsubishi Home Delivery

“As Malaysia prepares to transition from the COVID-19 pandemic to the endemic phase, Mitsubishi Motors makes an effort to ensure that our digital services are improved for customer’s safety and convenience.”

“We want to provide an option for customers to shop online, offering something unorthodox to car ownership. We offer a one-stop digital service from viewing the car 360’ via the virtual showroom, booking a Test Drive 2U, finalizing the sales process online such as Booking, as well as Trade-In and having the new car delivered right to their doorstep,” said Tomoyuki Shinnishi, CEO of MMM.

He added, “This service will first be rolled-out in the Klang Valley, followed by other regions in the near future.”

The home delivery service is only applicable for customers who successfully book and register a Mitsubishi online via the Mitsubishi Online Service platform.

Mitsubishi Home Delivery

From now till 31 December 2021, customers who book and register a Mitsubishi Triton with the promo code 4SUREBELI via the Mitsubishi Online Showroom will receive a limited edition North Face jacket.

The company is now represented by 53 showrooms (out of which 48 are 3S Centres) and 54 service outlets throughout Malaysia.  In East Malaysia, MMM is represented by 14 showrooms (7 in Sarawak and 7 in Sabah).

The Triton 4×4 pick-up truck are imported as CBU (Completely Built-Up) units from Thailand while the Outlander and new XPANDER are locally assembled (CKD) in Malaysia.

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Mitsubishi Triton Achieves Record Sales in September

Triton Athlete

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), the official distributor of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in Malaysia announced that the Mitsubishi Triton achieved historical high sales in September 2021.

With the recent reopening of automotive industry since the lockdown that was in place from June 2021,  MMM is currently fulfilling the accumulated backlog orders, and successfully delivered a record high of 1,521 units with the highest market share of 34% within the pick-up segment for the same month.

Compared to last year, the Mitsubishi Triton sales performance increased by 5.1% within the first half of Financial Year 21 (April – September 2021), while overall company sales also achieved positive growth with a total of 6,907 vehicles sold.

This resulted in the company’s market share increasing from 1.7% (April- September 2020) to 3.9% (April-September 2021) of Total Industry Volume (TIV). Mitsubishi Motors remains as the top three non-national automotive brands in Malaysia.

The XPANDER is now Malaysia’s best-selling non-national MPV with close to 13,000 bookings since launch in November 2020 to date. Out of which, the company has already delivered 5,756 units to new owners, since its launch in November 2020.

Mitsubishi Triton Athlete

“After a few months of challenging market situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lock downs, the team at Mitsubishi Motors is working with our best efforts to improve production, delivery timing, and to recover from backlog orders fulfilment for the Xpander and Triton.

“We would also like to thank our customers who have shown us support and have been patient with us. As the nation moves towards the endemic era and with the resumption of the automotive supply chain and showrooms opening, we are confident for optimistic sales numbers over the second half of our Financial Year,” said Tomoyuki Shinnishi, Chief Executive Officer of MMM.

He added, “In addition, we are continuously looking to improve and introduce new digital services. Soon we will be announcing a Home Delivery Service for customers who have purchased a Mitsubishi to have their brand new car delivered to their doorstep.

This is to ease customer’s convenience in shopping online. We are also working very closely with our dealerships to ensure full SOPs are in compliance and only fully vaccinated staff are allowed to be on duty and serve customers.

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Mitsubishi Opens New Showroom in Klang

Mitsubishi Bukit Raja

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), the official distributor of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in Malaysia, together with authorized dealer MN Wheels Sdn Bhd opened a new Mitsubishi Motors 3S Centre (Sales, Service & Spare parts) showroom in Bukit Raja, Klang recently. 

The new 3S Centre is located at No. 36, Jalan Astaka 4, Bandar Bukit Raja, 41050 Klang Selangor. With a built-up area of close to 5,000 square feet, the 3S Centre houses a comfortable customer lounge with Wi-Fi and sufficient space to display up to two cars.

Its service centre also comes with a fully-equipped workshop with three service bays ready to serve every Mitsubishi vehicle.

This is the second Mitsubishi Motors showroom for MN Wheels Sdn Bhd with the first one in Kuala Selangor. Both showrooms incorporate Mitsubishi Motors’ new corporate brand; represented by its global tagline ‘Drive Your Ambition’.

“Congratulations to MN Wheels for opening another Mitsubishi Motors showroom here in Selangor. We have been in a very challenging business environment and despite that, MN Wheels have managed to complete the build-up of this impressive showroom with our new visual identity.”

“This goes to show MN Wheels’ commitment to further strengthen Mitsubishi’s brand presence in Malaysia.” said Tomoyuki Shinnishi,” Chief Executive Officer of MMM.

He added, “With Mitsubishi Motors’ sales growing quickly and expected to increase over the coming years, we aim to open a new showroom in every quarter for Financial Year 2021.”

“This is part of our strategy that as we continue to grow, we put our customers at the forefront and as our utmost priority especially since we progressively work towards delivering the new Xpander and Triton Athlete.”

“We aim to serve our customers better in terms of sales and after-sales especially in the Klang Valley.” 

With the launching of the new facility in Bukit Raja, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia is now represented by 52 showrooms (out of which 47 are 3S Centres) and 53 service outlets throughout Malaysia.  In East Malaysia, MMM is represented by 14 showrooms (7 in Sarawak and 7 in Sabah).

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Mitsubishi Connect My App Enhanced with New Features

Mitsubishi Connect My

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia, the official distributor of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in Malaysia, recently made enhancements to the Mitsubishi Connect My mobile application.

The company’s effort to strengthen digital technology continues to be one of the emphases offering comprehensive customer-centric online strategies for the safety and convenience of its customers during this pandemic.

The mobile app already enables Mitsubishi owners to book a service appointment, receive service appointment reminders and check service histories.

New features

Now, the mobile app allows Mitsubishi owners to drop their cars at the service center and continue to wait at the comfort of their homes as the app provides service status notifications of their vehicle and when it is ready for collection.

Mitsubishi Connect My

Keeping track of the vehicle’s service cost and warranty details could be a tedious affair; hence one of the mobile app’s useful functions is to keep owners informed about their upcoming service cost estimation and warranty details for ease of planning. 

In addition, road tax and insurance renewal reminders will also be notified through the app.

Additionally, Mitsubishi owners can request roadside assistance service in a breakdown or accident using the SOS Trace & Track feature.

SOS function

By tapping on the ‘SOS’ function on the app, the user’s location can be tracked accurately using a GPS locator and its details will be verified by a customer service personnel from Mitsubishi Motors to send help immediately.

“The pandemic has created great demands on us as a society and despite the challenges; it also allowed us to be more resilient and agile in this new digital technology environment.

Besides technology on improving customer’s convenience, the safety of our customers and staff is also our utmost priority.

Mitsubishi Online Showroom

With the enhancements of the Mitsubishi Connect My mobile app together with the Mitsubishi Online Showroom, we want to assure our customers that we are engaging with them through a seamless journey from purchase to ownership in a safe environment,” said Tomoyuki Shinnishi, Chief Executive Officer of MMM.

Mitsubishi Connect My

Other useful functions of the Mitsubishi Connect My include staying in touch with the Mitsubishi Assist 24Hrs customer careline (MA24) reachable at 1-800-88-2166.

24-hour breakdown service

Owners can also access to a 24-Hour breakdown assistance throughout Malaysia as well as emergency services should the situation arises.

MITSUBISHI CONNECT MY can also be used to locate the nearest Mitsubishi authorized dealer showroom and service centers with dealer information and navigation sync with the app to help get customers to the dealer of their choice or convenience. 

Mitsubishi Connect My

Beyond servicing-related functions, Mitsubishi owners can also stay up to date with Mitsubishi’s latest promotions, news, and events, search for product information and download e-Brouchures from the app. 

The mobile app with the search name MITSUBISHI CONNECT MY is available for download via Google Play Store and Apple App Store for free.

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Mitsubishi Records Historic Sales Performance in April

Mitsubishi Xpander

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia, the official distributor of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in Malaysia recently announced that they have recorded historical high sales performance in April 2021 with 1,872 vehicles sold.

The company’s sales in April continued an upward momentum since January and strengthened its hold on top three position in the non-national brand ranking for the fourth consecutive month.

Xpander impact

The new Mitsubishi Xpander continues to dominate the non-national MPV segment since January, and continues to set strong sales numbers with more than 10,000 bookings since its launch in November 2020.

New Mitsubishi Xpander

The Xpander contributed 982 units, 52% of the company’s April sales. Mitsubishi Motors have since delivered 3,800 units to the proud owners in Malaysia.

“We are very pleased that the Mitsubishi Xpander sales remain healthy and its demand is ahead of the number of units supplied. Despite the challenges we are facing with the recently announced Movement Control Order (MCO) or even with the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) prior to MCO, we are continuing our best efforts to meet with the strong demand for the Xpander by increasing our production capacity while maintaining a high level of product quality,” said Tomoyuki Shinnishi, Chief Executive Officer of MMM.

Triton maintains form

The Mitsubishi Triton pick-up truck is also maintaining a solid market share close to 20% and remains as a favourite choice within the pick-up segment despite a healthy competition from its newly launched rivals. The company have sold 680 units of Triton in April and have delivered 142 units of new Triton Athlete to happy owners.

Triton Athlete

“Although there was a decline in many economic sectors and the environmental sentiments starts to take a toll on people caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are relieved to see our sales remain optimistic and constantly moving towards a positive direction. We are aware that a large number of our customers aim to purchase their cars before the SST exemption expires by end of June. Despite the challenges of supply constraints, Mitsubishi Motors is working our best to meet the expectation of our customers on the delivery preference,” Shinnishi added.

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Mitsubishi Triton Athlete Arrives to Take on the Hilux Rogue

Triton Athlete

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) has introduced the new Mitsubishi Triton Athlete, the new flagship variant of the Triton which will be replacing the outgoing Triton Adventure X.

Unique features

Available in three colours – Sun Flare Orange Pearl, White Diamond, as well as Jet Black Mica, the Triton Athlete is accentuated by a gloss black front under garnish and ‘Dynamic Shield’ front design concept incorporating a glossy black radiator grille and sporty ‘Athlete’ graphic design side stripe sticker.

Triton Athlete front

The Triton’s tougher outlook is further complemented by blacked out parts including side mirrors, door handles, aero type window deflectors, 18-inch gloss black rims and side steps.

Moving into the cabin, the Triton Athlete comes with orange-stitching leather wrapped steering, gear knobs and LED illuminated scuff plates. The Triton Athlete also comes with first-in-class rear air circulator.

How much?

The Triton Athlete is priced at RM141,500 on-the-road and without insurance for private registration, and comes with a warranty of 5-Years or 200,000km whichever comes first.

The Triton is gaining its popularity as Malaysia’s favourite pick-up truck. The company’s volume seller, recorded a sales performance of 7,598 units for Financial Year 2020 (April 2020- March 2021), which is a 32% increase in sales as compared to Financial Year 2019 (April 2019- March 2020).

The Triton Athlete is powered by a 2.4-litre MIVEC turbodiesel engine, which produces 181 PS max power and 430 Nm max torque with Variable Valve Timing technology.

Safety

Safety wise, the Triton Athlete comes with class-leading safety features as standard, such as Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), Blind Spot Warning with Lane Change Assist (BSW with LCA), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System (UMS), Auto High Beam (AHB) and 7 SRS airbags.

The Triton Athlete is also equipped with an All Round Monitor (ARM), Driving Video Recorder (DVR) and 7-Inch Touchscreen Audio with Apple Carplay and Android Ready as standard. The ARM, DVR, and infotainment system upgrades are offered by MMM authorized dealers at all Mitsubishi Motors showroom nationwide.

Triton Athlete

For control, the Triton Athlete is fitted with Super Select 4WD II with off-road mode for optimum traction and handling characteristics in any given terrain. The Triton Athlete also comes with Hill Descent Control where the vehicle speed is electronically controlled while it is in a descent mode.

The Triton Athlete also delivers an impressive turning radius of 5.9m, making parking or turning in the tightest spaces effortless.

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You Can Now Buy a New Mitsubishi Online

Mitsubishi Online Showroom

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia, the official distributor of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in Malaysia, has launched an online showroom. The brand’s first online showroom is dedicated to meet customer’s demands by providing a digitally enhanced experience for customers to research or to purchase a Mitsubishi car online.

Faced by the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, MMM rose to continuously innovate in order to improve customer’s purchasing journey by leveraging on technology enhancement.

The Mitsubishi online showroom has narrowed-down to these fundamental processes from a traditional to a digital car-purchasing journey:

360’ Virtual Showroom

The Mitsubishi online showroom offers a 360-degree view of the car’s exterior and interior, as well as allows customers to zoom in and out and navigate in every direction. Each of the Mitsubishi vehicles on display has a clickable interactive button to instantly show more information about the car and its key features. Besides a 360-degree view, the online showroom also comes with a gallery which showcases more images of the vehicles at various angles.

Test Drive 2U

MMM’s first-ever TEST DRIVE 2U online service which was launched since May 2020, allows customers to test drive a Mitsubishi car from the comfort of their homes. Customers who wish to test drive a Mitsubishi vehicle, may request for the same peace-of-mind test drive experience via the online showroom as well. Customers may follow a few simple steps in the online showroom page for an authorized dealer to bring the selected Mitsubishi car to the preferred location.

2020 Mitsubishi Triton Adventure X

Booking Assist

For customers who wish to book a Mitsubishi car but is apprehensive to go to the showrooms, they may opt to continue their purchase journey online by submitting a booking request form on the online showroom’s website. Thereafter, MMM authorized dealers will contact the customer to assist them further on their bookings from loan to insurance application.

Trade-in Assist

MMM collaborates with MyTukar, a leading online used car market place in Malaysia to offer special trade in promotion for Mitsubishi customers who trade in their car via the Mitsubishi online showroom.

Customer who are interested to trade-in their vehicles, may submit a trade-in assist form online. There, customers will have the option to request for the car inspection, handover, transfer of ownership and the collection of the sold car to be done at any of the customer’s preferred location to the customer’s convenience.

The company has also introduced the Mitsubishi Connect mobile application as a continuation of after sales service through a digital platform.

The mobile app offers a range of vehicle-related digital services, allowing Mitsubishi owners the convenience of scheduling a service appointment with their preferred MMM service centres, keep track of vehicle maintenance history and get reminders for their next car service in an easy and hassle-free manner.

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