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2017 Mitsubishi ASX XLS review

It's been on sale for seven years, but that hasn't slowed down the popularity of Mitsubishi's smallest SUV, the ASX. We take a look at the range-topping XLS variant in 2017 guise.

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2017 Mitsubishi Grand Lancer facelift revealed in Taiwan, not coming to Australia - UPDATED
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2017 Mitsubishi Grand Lancer facelift revealed in Taiwan, not coming to Australia - UPDATED

The updated and facelifted Mitsubishi Grand Lancer has just been unveiled in Taiwan with all new exterior panels, except for possibly the roof. Stylistically, the Grand Lancer is clearly related to the vehicle still available in Australia, but features a more angular design up front complete with the company's Dynamic Shield treatment...


2017 Mitsubishi Triton GLS Sports Edition on sale
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2017 Mitsubishi Triton GLS Sports Edition on sale

If you're onto a good thing, add some black styling stuff to it: that's the theme for the 2017 Mitsubishi Triton GLS Sports Edition. The newly-added model is based upon the GLS dual-cab variant, but the Sports Edition model aims to "deliver a smart but tough on-and-off-roader"...


Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross name confirmed for new ASX companion
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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross name confirmed for new ASX companion

Hello, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. That's the name the Japanese brand has chosen for the new companion to its popular ASX, with this latest compact SUV to make its international debut at the upcoming 2017 Geneva motor show...


Naughty car names: Happy Valentine's Day

Naughty car names: Happy Valentine's Day

Ah Valentine's Day... some of us look forward to it and some of us think it's a commercial load of rubbish. Either way, today will be an assault on the senses with love hearts, roses, chocolate and teddy bears galore – and there can be no escaping the commercial barrage of the love-struck...


Mitsubishi ASX recalled for wiper motor fix
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Mitsubishi ASX recalled for wiper motor fix

Mitsubishi has recalled 25,016 examples of its small ASX in Australia for a fix to the front wiper motor. The recall, which affects models in the MY2011-12 'XA' and MY2013-14 'XB' Mitsubishi ASX lines, centres on the potential for water intrusion, drawn into the motor's cooling air opening after use...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 27, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 27, 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...


Mitsubishi previews new compact SUV for Geneva motor show
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Mitsubishi previews new compact SUV for Geneva motor show

Mitsubishi has handed down a shadowy preview for its first all-new offering since the big Pajero Sport hit the stage over a year ago. Believed previously to be a replacement for the ASX, the model shown here will actually sit alongside Mitsubishi's ageing small SUV as a more sports-styled offering...


2016 Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ Review: Long-term report one – introduction
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2016 Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ Review: Long-term report one – introduction

We bought this one – the 2016 Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ dual-cab ute – to see if it's the best from the brand.

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Nissan won’t integrate Mitsubishi product; Lancer Evo XI long way off
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Nissan won’t integrate Mitsubishi product; Lancer Evo XI long way off

Nissan says that its approach with newly acquired Japanese brand Mitsubishi is to leverage scale in manufacturing and parts in order to increase profit margins, not to make clones of its existing cars with different badges...


Top driving roads around Melbourne: Kinglake, Chum Creek and Donna Buang

Top driving roads around Melbourne: Kinglake, Chum Creek and Donna Buang

Welcome to the first of a little series intended to highlight some of the best, most challenging, and most fun roads we (occasionally) get to drive on. Driving isn’t always about going fast; let me make that clear from the outset...


Mitsubishi Lancer production reported to end this year - UPDATE
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Mitsubishi Lancer production reported to end this year - UPDATE

The Mitsubishi Lancer's decade-long run as the diamond brand's small car is set to end in August this year, reports out of the US suggest. The news doesn't come as too much of a surprise: Mitsubishi has repeatedly said it is reshaping itself to be an SUV and pick-up truck manufacturer, and the Lancer Evolution – the brand's hero vehicle for years – has been axed already...


Car colour trends for 2016/17: Brown blooming, red hot, navy the new black

Car colour trends for 2016/17: Brown blooming, red hot, navy the new black

2016 has wrapped up and it's time to look back on the kaleidoscope of cars that have rolled through the CarAdvice garage. MY17 models have been flooding in already, offering up fun new colours and finishes. Let's take a look. We've seen myriad hues, from bright and bold, through to more shades of brown and grey than we ever thought possible...


Facelift fails: The worst styling updates of 2016
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Facelift fails: The worst styling updates of 2016

When brands update their cars, sometimes the stylists get it wrong. Facelifted models are supposed to add some flair to an existing model - to bring it up to speed with its competitors, or harden up some edges that may been looking a little limp on the original model. They can be massive, major overhauls, or nips and tucks and tweaks to minor aspects of the car's design...


The Shortlist: Medium SUVs under $30,000 with rear-view camera and parking sensors

The Shortlist: Medium SUVs under $30,000 with rear-view camera and parking sensors

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are regularly asked by friends and family members as well as through online enquiries – what car do you recommend for me? Most people can usually identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. In this new series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


The oldest 'new' cars on sale today
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The oldest 'new' cars on sale today

There have been some big-name retirements in the automotive landscape recently – the most prominent of them being the Land Rover Defender. But there are some other models out there that have been kicking around for quite a while, so we thought we’d take a look at some of the oldest ‘new’ cars still on sale...


2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Exceed petrol review
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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Exceed petrol review

Can a new 'model year 17' update put the Outlander at the front of the medium SUV pack?


Next Nissan Leaf to be priced at Pulsar level, platform shared with Mitsubishi, Renault - report
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Next Nissan Leaf to be priced at Pulsar level, platform shared with Mitsubishi, Renault - report

The next-generation Nissan Leaf will have its underpinnings shared with both Nissan's alliance partners, Renault and Mitsubishi. Last week, Arnaud Deboeuf, senior vice president of Renault-Nissan BV, confirmed to Automotive News that the next-generation versions of the Renault Zoe and Nissan Leaf will ride on a common platform and share key components, including electric motors...


2017 Mitsubishi Triton pricing and specs: New models, more standard features
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2017 Mitsubishi Triton pricing and specs: New models, more standard features

The 2017 Mitsubishi Triton update has been announced today, bringing more standard equipment and some minor design tweaks, as well as additional optional equipment available across the expanded range. That expansion comes courtesy of the addition of a new variant, the Club Cab Chassis with automatic transmission to the base GLX range...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 9, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 9, 2016

Hi there, Tegan Lawson with your CarAdvice news update. Here’s what’s been making headlines this week. The 2018 Holden Commodore has been revealed. Official images have been released showing what our first fully imported Commodore will look like. Just hours before the official release, the 2018 Holden Commodore liftback and wagon were snapped with barely any camouflage while shooting a promotional video...