Mitsubishi began building vehicles all the way back in 1917 with the introduction of the Model A (based on the Fiat Tipo). During the 1950s the Japanese company restructured itself to become one of the most successful car companies in the world. In Australia, Mitsubishi sells seven different models including the popular Mirage, Lancer, Outlander, Pajero & Triton. Mitsubishi is currently the seventh best selling brand. It once built the Magna and 380 vehicles locally but has now become a full-time importer of Japanese vehicles.
First held in June 1987, the Baja Portalegre was the first cross country rally event to be held in Portugal, taking place in the city of Portalegre (interestingly enough). Created by Clube Aventura, an ex Dakar Rally driver, the event took some four years to come to life and required all sorts of planning and assistance by the local authorities...
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If there was ever a vehicle that typified the work hard / play hard Australian lifestyle, it is the double-cab ute. Tough, practical and pretty cool, these rugged pickups are winning plenty of favour with Australian buyers.
But which one is best?
We’ve gathered eight of the most popular models together and will put them through their paces over a series of challenges to find Australia’s Best Ute...
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The Mitsubishi eX concept shone brightly on the Japanese car maker’s 2015 Tokyo motor show stand, and for more reasons than just its striking metallic gold paint.
The eX concept provides an exciting preview to two next-generation products that have been a long time coming...
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On Australian roads since 2010, the Mitsubishi ASX is one of the most popular small SUVs on the new car market. Offering buyers space, style and flexibility, the model has been freshly updated for 2015.
And with a range starting at $24,990, and this top-spec XLS version now more affordable than before, what better time to have a closer look at this Japanese Sports Crossover...
Compact SUV sales are booming. Australian buyers can’t seem to get enough of these high-rise hatchbacks.
But what is it that makes cars like this so appealing?
Is it the tougher look? The promise of adventure? Confidence on the road?
Take the Mitsubishi ASX for example. This was one of the first of the current crop of compact SUV’s to hit Australian roads and is consistently a top seller in the segment...
Utes, pick-ups, trucks, dual-cabs, double-cabs – whatever you call them, these big four-door 4x4 haulers are massively important to buyers in Australia.
The 4x4 utility segment has boomed in recent years, and it remains one of the strongest parts of the Australian new car market – indeed, roughly one in every 10 vehicles sold in this country will be a four-wheel-drive commercial vehicle...
The all-new Nissan Navara is the first mainstream dual cab offering to be fitted with a coil spring rear end. It promises to be better on road than the competition, but how will it fare with a load in the tray?
The 2016 Geneva motor show is fast approaching, and brands are putting out teasers left, right and centre. Here's one from Mitsubishi Motors, which will show off concept, show car versions of the Triton (L200) and ASX at the Swiss show...
Mainstream medium SUVs
Kia Sportage – January
Haval H6 — Q2
Mahindra XUV 500 update – January for the manual, Q2 for the auto
Jeep Cherokee 75th Anniversary – Q2
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV update – mid 2016
Renault Koleos – Q4
Ford Kuga update – late 2016
Volkswagen Tiguan – Q4
Luxury medium SUVs
Porsche Macan GTS – January
Audi SQ5 TDI Plus – Q2
Range Rover Evoque Convertible – July
Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe – late 2016/early 2017
Mainstream city cars
Kia Picanto – March
Holden Spark – Q1
Fiat 500 update – Q1
Mitsubishi Mirage update – Q1
MG 3 – April
Luxury/sports city cars
Abarth range update – Q1
Mini Convertible – April
BMW i3 update – second half
Details of the new and updated Mitsubishi models launching in Australia in 2016.
Mirage update - Q1
Updated versions of the Mitsubishi Mirage hatch and sedan will arrive, potentially a few weeks apart, in the first quarter of 2016.
Mitsubishi smallest model, and one of the cheapest on the market, will get some minor stylistic enhancements broadly in line with the updated MY17 US-market model revealed last month...
I like my Challenger very much but since it is promoted as a tow vehicle, I find it surprising that NO professional reviewer addresses this side of the cars performance. The comparisons made with other 4x4s tend toward the electronics and the gadgets which is fine for people who test all sorts of vehicles but I think these reviewers are forgetting what buyers actually want...
Best of all, prices have been trimmed across a new three-model range. The base GLX manual opens the batting at $50,990, plus on-road costs. The middle order GLS replaces both the GLX-R and VRX models, with a manufacturer's recommended list price of $58,990; while the Exceed automatic chimes in with a winning total of $65,990...
A very competent a decent first car. Purchased second hand with 60K on the clock, for just $10500. At that price what you get is great. A solid 5* ancap with 7 airabgs, ESC, ect. Good forward visibility and very good interior space for such a small car. Good Turning circle and most importantly drives well...
I didn't need a 4WD, so I bought the 4x2 as I couldn't justify paying more than $7,000 for the privilege. Besides, the 'Enhancement Pack' was only available in the 4x2 (for an extra $2,00 or so). This was factory tinted windows, auto sensing wipers and driving lights, and I think the reverse camera and Bluetooth...