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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.
2015 Mitsubishi Pajero : Mild updates for ageing SUV ahead of all-new model

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2015 Mitsubishi Pajero : Mild updates for ageing SUV ahead of all-new model

A mildly updated version of the Mitsubishi Pajero has been released in Japan, bringing subtle styling revisions to the ageing full-size SUV. The facelifted Pajero wears a new chrome grille with vertical borders that continue down into the bumper around the central air intake...

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Mitsubishi recalls 1600 4WD diesel Outlander and ASX models
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Mitsubishi recalls 1600 4WD diesel Outlander and ASX models

Mitsubishi Australia is recalling 1626 four-wheel drive diesel-powered Outlander and ASX SUVs due to a possible fault with the vehicles’ transfer cases that could lead to a loss of drive. Split between two models, the recall affects 1324 Mitsubishi Outlander models manufactured between September 12, 2012 and June 18, 2013 and 302 ASXs manufactured between April 16 and June 18, 2013...


2014 Mitsubishi Mirage Sedan Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2014 Mitsubishi Mirage Sedan Review

Mitsubishi's Mirage hatch has been a runaway success in the city car sector. Now, there's a bigger sedan available in the competitive segment.

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$14,490 to $17,490

Medium SUV Comparison : Jeep Cherokee v Mazda CX-5 v Toyota RAV4 v Nissan X-Trail v Ford Kuga v Subaru Forester v Hyundai ix35 v Honda CR-V v Mitsubishi Outlander v Kia Sportage
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Medium SUV Comparison : Jeep Cherokee v Mazda CX-5 v Toyota RAV4 v Nissan X-Trail v Ford Kuga v Subaru Forester v Hyundai ix35 v Honda CR-V v Mitsubishi Outlander v Kia Sportage

Assembled for this mega-test are 10 models that represent one-third of total SUV volume in Australia – and that’s without including sales for the newest contender here and catalyst for this test, the Jeep Cherokee. It looks bold, it’s available only with petrol engines (for now), and it’s priced under $40,000 to compete with the mainstream...


Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution dead : Brand confirms the end of its high-performance sedan
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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution dead : Brand confirms the end of its high-performance sedan

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X will be the final high-performance sedan from the Japanese brand. A statement surrounding the death of the Lancer Evolution X sedan came as Mitsubishi announced a final update for US-specification models "Mitsubishi Motors does not have any plans to design a successor with the current concept such as a high-performance four-wheel-drive gasoline-powered sedan," a statement from the brand read...


Mitsubishi Mirage sedan pricing and specifications
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Mitsubishi Mirage sedan pricing and specifications

The Mitsubishi Mirage sedan is now available in Australia from $14,490, bolstering the Japanese brand’s top-selling city car line-up. The pint-sized four-door is based on the five-door Mirage hatch, which has racked up 3916 sales and claimed a commanding 46 per cent share of its segment so far this year...


Mitsubishi Triton leads 4x4 ute sales bounce-back in June
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Mitsubishi Triton leads 4x4 ute sales bounce-back in June

Off-road ute sales look to have picked up in June after a slow start to the year, led by the rampaging Mitsubishi Triton that ousted traditional market leader, the Toyota HiLux, from top spot on the podium.  Preliminary figures obtained by CarAdvice indicate that Mitsubishi sold a tick over 3700 units of the 4x4 Triton last month with the help of strong cashback deals, edging out the usually dominant 4x4 HiLux that looks to have achieved around 3150 sales to finish runner-up...


Electric Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution III finishes second overall at Pikes Peak
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Electric Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution III finishes second overall at Pikes Peak

The all-electric Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution III has finished second and third overall at the 2014 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The Greg Tracy-piloted MiEV Evolution III crossed the finish line in 9:08.188, about two-and-a-half seconds behind the overall winner Romain Dumas. Mitsubishi teammate Hiroshi Masuoka placed third in the final standings, a further four seconds back with a time of 9:12...


Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution III ready to tackle Pikes Peak
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Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution III ready to tackle Pikes Peak

The all-electric Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution III will battle for honours at the 2014 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Like last year's MiEV Evolution II, the drivetrain of the Evolution III features four electric motors (two at the front and two at the rear). Combined power output has been upped to 450kW from 400kW...


Mitsubishi XR-PHEV Vision Gran Turismo : Video game racer released, fans still waiting for Evo successor
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Mitsubishi XR-PHEV Vision Gran Turismo : Video game racer released, fans still waiting for Evo successor

The Mitsubishi XR-PHEV Vision Gran Turismo has become the newest addition to the growing list of sports cars designed exclusively for the Gran Turismo 6 PlayStation 3 video game. Mitsubishi says the development of its Vision Gran Turismo model followed the same process of a real-life motorsport vehicle, combining the expertise of the company’s design team, advanced vehicle research and development group, and aerodynamic engineering development group...


Fiat to offer its own version of Mitsubishi Triton in 2016 - report
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Fiat to offer its own version of Mitsubishi Triton in 2016 - report

The new-generation Mitsubishi Triton due to debut later this year will also be sold as a Fiat in Europe and Latin America, according to reports out of Europe. The all-new Mitsubishi Triton has been confirmed for a 2014 debut ahead of its arrival in Australia in 2015, and Automotive News Europe claims sources have said the Japanese maker will provide its new ute to Fiat in select markets, with styling and specification modifications expected...


Mitsubishi ASX updated with extra equipment, mechanical tweaks
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Mitsubishi ASX updated with extra equipment, mechanical tweaks

The Mitsubishi ASX has been updated with extra equipment and a number of revisions designed to make it quieter, more efficient, more comfortable and better to drive than before. Mitsubishi claims tweaks to the suspension lead to “improved ride comfort, handling stability and sharper, more responsive steering”...


Mitsubishi Outlander MY14.5 Review: Aspire diesel AWD
Rating: 7.510 /10
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Mitsubishi Outlander MY14.5 Review: Aspire diesel AWD

Matt Campbell finds out if the latest tweaks to the Outlander have been for the better.

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$46,890

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. The Mitsubishi small sedan range now kicks off with the Lancer ES Sport model (below) priced from $20,390 - $400 more than the ES it replaces, but there are plenty of additions including a new Ralliart-style front grille, side skirts, a rear spoiler, chrome muffler tip, 16-inch alloy wheels and climate control air-conditioning...


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
Rating: 7.510 /10
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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review

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

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$47,490 to $52,490

Small SUV Comparison : Holden Trax v Ford EcoSport v Suzuki S-Cross v Peugeot 2008 v Nissan Juke v Mitsubishi ASX
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Small SUV Comparison : Holden Trax v Ford EcoSport v Suzuki S-Cross v Peugeot 2008 v Nissan Juke v Mitsubishi ASX

Buyers and manufacturers are obsessed with all things SUV at the moment, with soaring sales leading to massive expansions plans of high-riding hatchbacks and wagons with tough styling. So it comes as no surprise, then, that a new ultra-small SUV market has emerged beneath the RAV4 and CX-5 compact class...


Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review: Video
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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review: Video

Combining plug-in charging with a petrol engine, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV offers the benefits of all-electric motoring, without the range anxiety.


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
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Mitsubishi ASX Review

Matt Campbell road tests Mitsubishi's sub-compact SUV.


Mitsubishi ASX Review - Lifestyle
Rating: 7.510 /10
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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’.

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$24,990 to $36,490

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...