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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review

The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is about to hit Australia. But here we drive the car in Norway, where tax incentives have made it the market’s number-two vehicle behind the Golf. Why? Read on…...

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Mitsubishi i-MiEV recalled for Takata airbag fix
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Mitsubishi i-MiEV recalled for Takata airbag fix

The diminutive Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car has been recalled in Australia as part of the ongoing global Takata airbag scandal. This latest Takata recall, which affects 177 GA and GB i-MiEV vehicles in Australia, joins earlier Lancer and Triton recalls announced for the same problem...


Mitsubishi developing sportier dual-motor AWD
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Mitsubishi developing sportier dual-motor AWD

Mitsubishi Motors has long stated that any future performance models would almost certainly utilise a form of its multiple-motor plug-in hybrid-based AWD technology, and last week we finally got to sample a prototype of just such a development...


Mitsubishi draws parallels to Jeep, Land Rover
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Mitsubishi draws parallels to Jeep, Land Rover

What do Mitsubishi, Jeep and Land Rover have in common? More than you might think, if you take to heart what the company’s European division believes its brand stands for. The Japanese company has long made it clear that SUVs and light commercials are where it wants to focus, at the expense of passenger vehicles that have lower margins...


Mitsubishi: PHEV tech not yet cost-effective in small vehicles
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Mitsubishi: PHEV tech not yet cost-effective in small vehicles

Mitsubishi Motors says it does not yet have a viable business case for developing plug-in hybrid vehicles to sit below its highly successful Outlander PHEV crossover. This means that PHEV derivatives of vehicles such as the just-released Eclipse Cross have been shelved — though the company insists it is still investing significant resources in developing the technology more generally...


Small SUV comparison: Honda HR-V VTi-L v Mazda CX-3 Akari v Mitsubishi ASX XLS v Toyota C-HR Koba
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Small SUV comparison: Honda HR-V VTi-L v Mazda CX-3 Akari v Mitsubishi ASX XLS v Toyota C-HR Koba

Small crossovers are a vogue segment, drawing buyers up from lower hatchbacks and down from bigger SUVs alike. The newest entrant, creating significant buzz, is the Toyota C-HR. Australia’s biggest-selling brand has taken its time joining the fray, but based on our favourable first impression, it has been well worth the wait...


Mitsubishi ASX, Outlander redesigns delayed to due to merger with Nissan - report
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Mitsubishi ASX, Outlander redesigns delayed to due to merger with Nissan - report

The next-generation Mitsubishi ASX and Mitsubishi Outlander crossovers have reportedly been delayed due to the automaker's purchase by and integration with Nissan. Supplier sources have told Automotive News that the timeline for Mitsubishi's two key crossovers has been pushed back as the company attempts to find component sharing synergies with Nissan...


2017 Geneva motor show: Full walkaround experience
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2017 Geneva motor show: Full walkaround experience

Missed out on going to this year's 2017 Geneva motor show? Join Dave as he takes you to each corner of all seven halls of one of the world's best automotive exhibitions. In this epic from-the-show-floor film, you’ll see everything from the show-stopping Aston Martin Valkyrie, Ferrari 812 Superfast, and McLaren 720S, to race cars and concept cars that will leave you breathless...


2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience
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2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience

If you don't already know, Geneva is in Switzerland. And while some Aussies might miss having motor shows here in Oz, few will see that as enough of an excuse to splash out to attend a major international one. Luckily, this year's 2017 Geneva motor show (on until March 19) was my first, and it was so good, I didn't want anyone to miss out...


Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed v Holden Trailblazer LTZ comparison
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Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed v Holden Trailblazer LTZ comparison

Read the full article here If you’ve outgrown your large SUV, there’s only one way to move and that’s up. And, two manufacturers battling for your hard-earned rugged SUV dollars are Mitsubishi and Holden. The 2017 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has reigned supreme in this segment in terms of value for money and drivability, but does the revised 2017 Holden Trailblazer have the goods to knock it off its perch?    ...


Ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-Max v Mitsubishi Triton v Toyota HiLux v Volkswagen Amarok
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Ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-Max v Mitsubishi Triton v Toyota HiLux v Volkswagen Amarok

Read the full review here  There are work utes – you know, the single-cab budget-focused models aimed at tradies specifically – and there are lifestyle utes, those that cost $60,000 to $70,000 that are more often seen with a dude in a suit driving them rather than a bloke in overalls...


Ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-Max v Mitsubishi Triton v Toyota HiLux v Volkswagen Amarok
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Ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-Max v Mitsubishi Triton v Toyota HiLux v Volkswagen Amarok

There are work utes – you know, the single-cab, budget-focused models aimed at tradies specifically – and there are lifestyle utes, those that cost $60,000 to $70,000 that are more often seen with a dude in a suit driving them rather than a bloke in overalls. In fact, we drove those types of utes in our eight ute mega test a while ago, and we've even done an extra-cab lifestyle ute comparison, too...


Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed v Holden Trailblazer LTZ comparison
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Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed v Holden Trailblazer LTZ comparison

If you’ve outgrown your large SUV, there’s only one way to move and that’s up. And, two manufacturers battling for your hard-earned rugged SUV dollars are Mitsubishi and Holden...


2017 Geneva motor show gallery
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2017 Geneva motor show gallery

The 2017 Geneva motor show is done and dusted, leaving us with only fond memories and heightened anticipation for the arrival of newly revealed cars to Australian shores. On the ground in Geneva, our own David Zalstein ran about with the camera to help tell the story of the show for us back home...


Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Ralliart possible, no plans for Evolution XI
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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Ralliart possible, no plans for Evolution XI

The newly unveiled Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross may lend itself to a sportier Ralliart variant in the short-term future if there is market demand, the model’s project leader says. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Geneva motor show this week, Hiroshi Yamauchi, the boss of small- and medium-segment vehicles at Mitsubishi, admitted that a Ralliart model will be one option the brand could take with its recently launched Eclipse Cross, however he insisted that there would be no Evolution model...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 10, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 10, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross revealed for Geneva show - UPDATE
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2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross revealed for Geneva show - UPDATE

The all-new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUV, previewed through shadowy images over the past month, has been revealed in Geneva this week. As those earlier previews promised, the Eclipse Cross - which will not replace the ASX but rather will sit alongside it beneath the Outlander - is the second all-new model to debut Mitsubishi's long-coming new styling themes...


Mitsubishi's internal culture needs changing: new operations chief
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Mitsubishi's internal culture needs changing: new operations chief

The newly-appointed chief operating officer of Mitsubishi Motors admits that the culture of the Japanese company needs to change, for the brand to move forward. Trevor Mann, the long-time Nissan executive that was appointed as COO of Mitsubishi after the alliance between Renault-Nissan extended to Mitsubishi late last year, acknowledges that fundamental cultural change is needed...


Next-generation Mitsubishi Pajero and Nissan Patrol to share platform
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Next-generation Mitsubishi Pajero and Nissan Patrol to share platform

The replacement for the ageing Mitsubishi Pajero will most likely be a joint project with the Nissan Patrol, as the alliance between the two Japanese brands seeks to find a technical solution to the environmental requirements on the development of large off-road capable vehicles...


Mitsubishi not sustainable without Renault-Nissan alliance
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Mitsubishi not sustainable without Renault-Nissan alliance

The merger of Mitsubishi and the Renault-Nissan alliance has saved the iconic Japanese brand, according to the brand’s chief operating officer. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Geneva Motor Show today, Trevor Mann, the long-time Nissan executive and recently appointed chief operating officer of Mitsubishi Motors, says that while the situation with Mitsubishi wasn’t as dire as when Nissan merged with Renault back in 1999, there are a lot of similarities...