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Mitsubishi Lancer sedan line-up altered for MY14.5 update

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Mitsubishi Lancer sedan line-up altered for MY14.5 update

The Mitsubishi Lancer sedan range has been updated with a modified line-up that sees prices rise, along with equipment levels...

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Mitsubishi Evolution : next-generation model may be an SUV
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Mitsubishi Evolution : next-generation model may be an SUV

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution may be killed off at the end of 2014, and its replacement could be based on the new plug-in hybrid ASX compact SUV. Reports that the Lancer Evolution X sedan would be axed by year’s end emerged last week, and Mitsubishi Motors president Osamu Masuko told CarAdvice at a press event yesterday that based on falling sales of sports cars, the next-generation Evolution needs to be something that people want to buy – in other words, not a coupe or a small hatchback or sedan, but possibly an SUV...


2015 Mitsubishi Triton hybrid unlikely to be a plug-in
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2015 Mitsubishi Triton hybrid unlikely to be a plug-in

The new-generation Mitsubishi Triton will initially go on sale with a diesel drivetrain, with a hybrid drivetrain expected to follow – but not “for a while”. Mitsubishi Motors president Osamu Masuko said the final decision of what hybrid drivetrain will be offered in the 2015 Triton, which is expected to debut in production guise at the 2014 Paris motor show in September, is still to be decided...


Mitsubishi Mirage sedan to lose Attrage name
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Mitsubishi Mirage sedan to lose Attrage name

Don't call it the Attrage: the new Mitsubishi Mirage sedan will lose its awkward name when it launches locally in July. Mitsubishi Australia confirmed the naming of the new model at its annual dealer conference in Adelaide today. The car was showcased as the Mitsubishi G4 (global four) in concept guise in 2013, and the brand does call it the Attrage (for "attractive Mirage") in some markets including Thailand...


Mitsubishi Lancer’s future remains unclear
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Mitsubishi Lancer’s future remains unclear

A new-generation Mitsubishi Lancer could still be several years away, if one makes it to production at all. Mitsubishi Motors president Osamu Masuko has fronted Australian media to discuss the brand’s plans for the future, and the most obvious exception from those plans is any form of small car...


Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X production to end this year, report claims
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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X production to end this year, report claims

Production of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X will cease at the end of this year, according to a Japanese newspaper. Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun (Automotive News Daily) reports Mitsubishi will discontinue Evo production in the second half of this year due to weakening demand for its ageing sports car...


Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review
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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review

We drive the world's first plug-in hybrid SUV with some surprising results...


Mitsubishi confirms more plug-in hybrid SUVs
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Mitsubishi confirms more plug-in hybrid SUVs

The next-generation Mitsubishi Pajero and Mitsubishi ASX will both be offered with PHEV plug-in hybrid electric versions, the Japanese company has confirmed. The announcement was made at the local launch of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, with Mitsubishi Australia referring to the new plug-in hybrid SUV as "the beginning of a new era" for the Japanese manufacturer and a vehicle that points to "the advanced technology direction of its future product portfolio"...


Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV on sale from $47,490
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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV on sale from $47,490

The all-new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – the world’s first plug-in hybrid SUV – is set to go on sale from March 31, priced from $47,490 plus on-road costs. A two-tier range comprising the entry-level PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) and $52,490 PHEV Aspire are offered exclusively with four-wheel-drive and Mitsubishi’s Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC), originally developed for the Lancer Evolution...


Mitsubishi Triton GLX-R Warrior headlines MY15 ute update
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Mitsubishi Triton GLX-R Warrior headlines MY15 ute update

The special edition Mitsubishi Triton GLX-R Warrior headlines the brand’s updated 2015 model year ute range. Priced at $43,990 driveaway with a five-speed manual and $45,990 driveaway with a five-speed automatic, the Warrior edition is more than $5000 cheaper than the range-topping Triton GLX-R 4x4 dual-cab on which it’s based and is fitted with a number of extra features that boost value even further...


Mitsubishi Lancer GSR returns as Sportback line-up trimmed
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Mitsubishi Lancer GSR returns as Sportback line-up trimmed

The Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback range will now only be available in a single GSR trim level, priced at $22,990. The move sees the Japanese brand consolidate its entire Lancer hatchback range - which previously consisted of the entry-level ES ($19,990), mid-level LX ($23,990) and top-end VRX (pictured; $29,990) lines - to a sole model variant with many of the features previously found in the flagship VRX, but at a considerably lower price...


Mitsubishi Outlander : Pricing and specifications for MY14.5 update
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Mitsubishi Outlander : Pricing and specifications for MY14.5 update

The Mitsubishi Outlander range introduces significant changes as the Japanese brand tries to claw back some sales in the tough-fought family SUV segment. The updated Outlander range arrives just six months after Mitsubishi made a round of line-up changes and only 16 months after its initial launch...


Mitsubishi ASX Review - Lifestyle
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Mitsubishi ASX Review - Lifestyle

It’s that time of the year again, another school year is underway, and the Mitsubishi ASX was my weapon of choice as I prepared to take on the ‘car park mafia’.


Mitsubishi: New Cars 2014
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Mitsubishi: New Cars 2014

Details of the new additions to Mitsubishi Australia's showroom in 2014. Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (April) Due in April, the Outlander PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) is a pointer to Mitsubishi's design and engineering future. Australia’s first plug-in SUV will be powered by two 60kW electric motors at the front and rear and an 87kW 2...


Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review
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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review

A new generation of production vehicles embarking on an alternative-fuels crusade are heading to Australia...


Mitsubishi takes top honours in local customer satisfaction awards
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Mitsubishi takes top honours in local customer satisfaction awards

Mitsubishi has Australia's most satisfied new-car customers according to a new consumer rating survey. Mitsubishi claimed top honours ahead of BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen in the 2013 Canstar Blue car brand survey, which in its fourth year measured customer satisfaction levels of more than 2000 Australian motorists for categories including value for money, reliability, performance and after-sales service...


Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV here in April
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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV here in April

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will arrive in Australian showrooms in April, almost 12 months after it was originally scheduled to hit the market. Mitsubishi Australia delayed its introduction of the plug-in hybrid SUV due to battery supply constraints for the European and Japanese markets (4,000 units maximum capacity per month)...


Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to increase SUV
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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to increase SUV's environmental appeal

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will appeal to ecologically and environmentally aware private buyers as well as fleets looking to decrease their emission footprint, Mitsubishi Australia believes. Speaking with CarAdvice at the Australian media launch of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV in Japan, Mitsubishi Australia executive director of marketingTony Principe said the plug-in hybrid SUV would attract a new buyer group and grow the model’s volume...


Mitsubishi Triton, Challenger: 20,000 utes, SUVs recalled
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Mitsubishi Triton, Challenger: 20,000 utes, SUVs recalled

More than 20,000 Mitsubishi Triton and Challenger vehicles have been recalled in Australia to correct a front suspension welding fault. Mitsubishi Australia says the 2011-2012 model year Thai-built utes and SUVs have been recalled due to the possibility of improper welding on front suspension lower control arms causing weld failing...


Next-gen Mitsubishi Evolution: smaller with plugin hybrid
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Next-gen Mitsubishi Evolution: smaller with plugin hybrid

The next vehicle to carry the Mitsubishi Evolution nameplate would need to be smaller and make use of the company's plugin hybrid system in order to get the green light for production. Mitsubishi Motors President, Osamu Masuko, says his brand would like to create the next generation of sports cars but that it needs to meet both customer expectations and its company’s policy on sustainability and new powertrain technologies...