Mitsubishi wins big with NZ government contract

Mitsubishi wins big with NZ government contract

Mitsubishi Motors has been selected by the New Zealand Government Procurement Development Group to supply vehicles for use by all government agencies over the next five years.

The popular Outlander LS, in both 2WD and 4WD, was selected for Large Wagon and Large SUV categories respectively, while Triton GL and GLX were both selected for the 2WD and 4WD Utility categories.

Mitsubishi Motors NZ national fleet sales manager Mike Davidson is delighted with the decision. “The endorsement is a reflection of the quality and value of both models, our industry-leading 10/5 Diamond Advantage Warranty and the strength of the Mitsubishi network,” he said

“Ever since its launch in 2005, Outlander has been a New Zealand favourite and it continues to top the sales charts in its class. Triton has moved from strength to strength and is recognised for its class-leading 4WD and safety features. It is the only option in the diesel ute segment with active stability control and the GL configuration is the only 4WD ute with rear diff lock as standard.

“The all-of-government procurement process reviewed 518 vehicles provided by 14 suppliers. Up to eighty five percent of the vehicles available to agencies could potentially be supplied by Mitsubishi and two other suppliers,” said Mr Davidson.

Vehicles were assessed across a range of criteria – including total cost of ownership, safety, fit for purpose, service network and warranty and environmental impacts — which, for the latter, followed an approach to fuel consumption and emissions consistent with the United Nations Environment Programme guidelines.

Minister for Economic Development Gerry Brownlee expects that over five years, the deal will save taxpayers $18.5 million or 8% of the Government’s current vehicle expenditure at the same time as improving safety and environmental standards.

To read a Car and SUV review of the Mitsubishi Outlander, click here.

To read a Car and SUV review of the Mitsubishi Triton, click here.

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