A look at Usuthu's bakkies & SUVs

Wheels

As they look set to try and conquer Africa, eThekwini-based side Amazulu have been furnished with stunning Mitsubishi SUVs and bakkies as they begin their continental exploits. 

As Mitsubishi’s Instagram bio suggests, their line of vehicles is for serious off-road adventurers, urban families, businessmen, outdoor sportsmen, and stylish fashionistas. 

The multinational carmaker announced its partnership with coach Benni McCarthy’s side just last month and said: 

“Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA) and Durban-based Amazulu Football Club (FC), affectionately known as Usuthu, have entered into a partnership that will offer football fans exclusive offers and create a sustainable value proposition for both brands.” 

Looking at the cars, it seems to be a good deal for Usuthu as they received about four to six cars including the Mitsubishi Triton, ASX, and the Eclipse Cross.   

Benni was also ‘in the 18 area’ (present), as the Capetonian manager was key to bringing CAF Champions League football for the KwaZulu-Natal club. 

The SUVs and Bakkies 

To not bore you with the newsy stuff, let us have a closer look at the cars themselves. The Mitsubishi Triton is an elegant bakkie that could prove extremely useful for the club. Its capacity as a pickup truck allows for more utility as it can transport sports and team-related goods quite efficiently. Its price starts at R574 995 and goes up to more than R650 000.  

The Mitsubishi ASX is said to combine the perks of a compact SUV with a spacious interior that consists of more headroom and boot space, and it goes for no less than R419 995.  

Lastly, the Eclipse Cross is probably the pick of the bunch as it is an SUV-Coupe. Its stylish design suggests a modest amount of opulence but also practicality in the sense that you can pack whatever you want inside that car. 

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