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Deals on wheels for May 5

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at 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. Haggle hard, and happy shopping. If you spot any deals, let us know in the comments...

Mitsubishi's first car to be recreated for 100th birthday, but with a twist

The Mitsubishi Model A will be recreated, but substantially updated, for Mitsubishi Motors' 100th birthday later this year. Overnight, Mitsubishi Motors' North American arm announced, in conjunction with West Coast Customs, it would recreate the 1917 Model A. As noted in Forbes, the original Model A was based on the Fiat Tipo 3, and was powered by a 2...

2010-2014 Mitsubishi Pajero recalled for Takata airbags: 20,000 vehicles affected

The 2010-2014 'NT' and 'NW' Mitsubishi Pajero has been added to the ongoing Takata airbag campaign this week, joining numerous other model years of the Japanese off-roader that have been recalled for the same issue. In this latest notice, affected vehicles could be fitted with front passenger airbags that could release metallic fragments into the cabin when deployed in an accident...

2016 Mitsubishi ASX, Outlander recalled for door latch fix: 19,000 vehicles affected

Mitsubishi has recalled 19,131 of its 2015.5 model-year ASX and 2016 model-year Outlander SUVs over concerns a faulty latch could cause the doors to open while driving. The Japanese manufacturer reports that the "precision" of the door latch assembly is insufficient and may not operate correctly in higher temperatures...

No Pajero three-door swansong for Oz

Despite its enduring popularity, and the solid resale value of the three-door Pajero on the second hand market in Australia, there’s no likelihood of a farewell swansong locally, following news of its demise in Japan. Mitsubishi Australia representatives hosed down any idea the three-door, which is so popular with off-roaders and grey nomads, would return to the new car market...

Mitsubishi Pajero: No replacement anytime soon

Mitsubishi fans have been asking when - if ever - they are likely to see a new generation of the legendary and still widely-liked Pajero off-roader. The answer is, not anytime soon, according to Mitsubishi Australia. “We cant speculate on whether we are developing a new Pajero,” Mitsubishi Motors Australia Head of Product Planning James Tol explained to CarAdvice at the launch of the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV...

CarAdvice podcast 47: European sport sedan comparison

The podcast team this week is Mandy, Paul and James Wong, as they bring you the biggest car news of the week, which includes the reveal of the super quick 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC63, Nissan Altima and Pulsar axed, 2018 Holden Commodore Tourer revealed, and the 2018 Infiniti QX80 Monograph to be revealed in New York on April 12...

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV pricing and specs

The significantly updated 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV goes on sale locally today, with the same two-model grade range as the outgoing PHEV, but with prices rising for both grades in line with more standard equipment and tech inclusions. Following on from Mike Costello's international ice drive in Norway recently, CarAdvice spent some time behind the wheel of the new Outlander PHEV on local roads, from Adelaide out into the hills...

2018 Mitsubishi ASX update revealed in the USA

An updated version of the Mitsubishi ASX with lightly revised styling was unveiled overnight in the USA. Known there as the Outlander Sport, the Stateside version of the diminutive crossover has received new front and rear bumpers. The update doesn't banish Mitsubishi's Dynamic Shield grille, instead there are subtle revisions, including a chrome bar bisecting the upper portion of grille and new vertically stacked LED driving lights in the lower section...

Are Mitsubishi's performance days done?

Q: I’m a Lancer Evo fan, and it kills me that Mitsubishi isn’t doing performance cars anymore. I remember talk of the company considering performance PHEVs. Is this true? Full disclosure: This above question was constructed by yours truly, but has been derived from countless similar ones thrown in my direction, some motivated by this story...

2006-2010 Mitsubishi Pajero recalled for Takata airbags: 19,000 vehicles affected

Mitsubishi has issued a recall for 19,131 of its 'NS' and 'NT' Pajero 4x4s sold between 2006 and 2010 as part of the ongoing Takata airbag scandal. In this latest notice, the affected vehicles may be fitted with a front passenger airbag inflator that could release metallic fragments when deployed in the event of a collision...