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11 strange car names: What were they thinking?

When it comes to naming a car, sometimes a manufacturer gets it right. Think of the Rolls Royce Phantom, Lamborghini Aventador or Aston Martin Vanquish. They're names that just roll off the tongue. But sometimes they get it horribly wrong, like the amphibious crossover, Tang Hua Detroit Fish (above)...

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2018 Mitsubishi ASX spied inside and out
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2018 Mitsubishi ASX spied inside and out

The next-generation Mitsubishi ASX has been spied again, this time on public roads in Europe. For the first time, the spy photographers were able to capture the images of the new crossover's interior. This prototype, as well as one spotted back in August, show that styling for the new SUV will be based on the XR-PHEV concept...


2017 Mitsubishi ASX pricing and specs: Styling and kit update touches down
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2017 Mitsubishi ASX pricing and specs: Styling and kit update touches down

The 2017 Mitsubishi ASX is now on sale in Australia, debuting revised styling that first surfaced this time last year for the US market. The only change to the ageing ASX SUV's look is the refreshed front, adopting a version of the 'Dynamic Shield' design already seen on a dozen concepts - along with the new Pajero Sport and the facelifted Outlander...


2016 Mitsubishi GT PHEV Concept - 2016 Paris Motor Show
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2016 Mitsubishi GT PHEV Concept - 2016 Paris Motor Show

The Mitsubishi GT, or Ground Tourer, looks at what might be the next generation of Outlander SUV.


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 11, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 11, 2016

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...


Ten cars that flew off dealer lots in October
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Ten cars that flew off dealer lots in October

It was a bit of a flat sales month in October according the latest VFACTS data, a comprehensive CarAdvice dissection of which you can read here. But there were a number of models that had massive sales success compared to October 2015, be it a result of discounting, marketing, updates/new-generation launches or a combination of each...


Weekend Deals on Wheels for November 5
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Weekend Deals on Wheels for November 5

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at six factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 28, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 28, 2016

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: Lancer future looks bright with platform-sharing plans
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Mitsubishi: Lancer future looks bright with platform-sharing plans

Mitsubishi Australia is confident that its parent company's merger into the Nissan-Renault fold will bring a major local boost to its flailing passenger car ranges with leaner, meaner new product in the medium- to long-term future...


Mitsubishi ASX, Lancer, Outlander recalled for transmission fix: 31,900 vehicles affected
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Mitsubishi ASX, Lancer, Outlander recalled for transmission fix: 31,900 vehicles affected

Mitsubishi has issued a recall for 31,965 of its current-generation Lancer, ASX and Outlander vehicles built between 2015 and 2016 equipped with the continuously-variable transmission over concerns the vehicles could experience an unexpected loss of power. The Japanese manufacturer reports that the affected vehicles may, in certain driving conditions, experience a delay in acceleration...


Nissan’s stake in Mitsubishi could mean new Lancer, joint-developed Navara and Triton
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Nissan’s stake in Mitsubishi could mean new Lancer, joint-developed Navara and Triton

Nissan Motor Co’s partial acquisition of Mitsubishi Motors could see the two groups co-develop their next-generation pickup ute models to drive down costs and share expertise. Furthermore, Nissan’s newly appointed co-CEO Hiroto Saikawa has given a strong signal that Mitsubishi could use the Renault-Nissan alliance’s CMF modular architecture to revive the plans for new-generation passenger cars such as another Lancer...


2016 Toyota Fortuner GXL V Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed Twin Test
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2016 Toyota Fortuner GXL V Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed Twin Test

Read the full comparison here. These two vehicles are among the most rugged yet family-friendly SUVs on the market: the 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and the 2016 Toyota Fortuner...


Mitsubishi Motors joins Renault Nissan Alliance: Official
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Mitsubishi Motors joins Renault Nissan Alliance: Official

Nissan has formally acquired a 34 per cent stake in Mitsubishi Motors, and taken effective control of the smaller, scandal-beset Japanese car maker. As part of Nissan's acquisition of a controlling share in the tri-diamond brand, Mitsubishi will join the Renault-Nissan Alliance...


2016 Toyota Fortuner GXL v Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed comparison
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2016 Toyota Fortuner GXL v Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed comparison

If you're in the market for a rugged, yet family-friendly SUV, then it's hard to go past these two contenders: the 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and the 2016 Toyota Fortuner. Both are diesel-powered, both are priced close to one another in the trim levels we have here – the Mitsubishi being the flagship Pajero Sport Exceed, and the Toyota the mid-spec Fortuner GXL – and both are going under scrutiny here so we can see which we would recommend as the best rugged off-road family vehicle at this price point...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 7, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 7, 2016

Read the full article here. Hi there, welcome to the CarAdvice News Desk. Making headlines this week, new vehicle sales in Australia were up 1.3 per cent in September, keeping us on track for a record breaking 2016. Toyota was the most popular brand and the Mazda 3 was the best selling vehicle...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 7, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 7, 2016

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 Outlander PHEV update won't hit Australia until next year
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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV update won't hit Australia until next year

The facelifted Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV won't land in Australia until sometime in 2017, according to the company’s local arm. Speaking to CarAdvice, John Taylor, product communications manager at Mitsubishi Australia, said: “We don’t have any announcements about Outlander PHEV at this stage, [but] we are expecting an updated model sometime next year”...


No plans for Mitsubishi Pajero successor
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No plans for Mitsubishi Pajero successor

The SUV-strong line-up at Mitsubishi Motors seems unlikely to retain one of its stalwart models, the Mitsubishi Pajero, when production of that car eventually winds up. The Mitsubishi Pajero has been the flagship offering in the brand’s ranks for some time, and in its current generation it has been around for a decade, having been tweaked and massaged almost annually with more kit and pricing changes to keep things fresh...


Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept could spawn coupe-style SUV
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Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept could spawn coupe-style SUV

The divisive Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept shown at the 2016 Paris motor show could well spawn a production crossover coupe, according to the company’s chief designer. Tsunehiro Kunimoto, corporate general manager of Mitsubishi Motors’ design office, spoke with CarAdvice at the unveiling of the bulky GT-PHEV concept SUV, where he was keen to point out that the show car was a styling exercise first and foremost...


Nissan's takeover of Mitsubishi close to completion
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Nissan's takeover of Mitsubishi close to completion

The Renault Nissan Alliance’s takeover of Mitsubishi should be completed by the end of the year, according to the alliance’s CEO, Carlos Ghosn. Ghosn revealed at the Paris motor show this week that the Alliance was in the due diligence phase and that he expected the deal to be finalised by the end of the year...