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2020 Mitsubishi Triton review
  • Standard safety tech; Sharp drive-away deals; Rear diff lock on more models; Tight turning circle
  • Towing capped at 3100kg; Can struggle with a decent load; No digital speedometer display; Super Select not available on GLX+

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8.1 / 10

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2020 Mitsubishi Triton review

Australia’s top-selling ute among private buyers has come in for some minor but worthwhile changes for 2020.

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2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross brings AWD to mid-range LS
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2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross brings AWD to mid-range LS

Mitsubishi has given its Eclipse Cross city SUV a mild makeover and a slight price rise on some models for 2020 – and added the option of all-wheel drive for the mid-range LS. Previously, all-wheel drive was only available on the flagship Eclipse Cross Exceed priced from $38,990 plus on-roads, although the RRP for 2020 has been bumped up by $200 to $39,190...


Best ute deals: sharp discounts emerge as sales continue to slide
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Best ute deals: sharp discounts emerge as sales continue to slide

The Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger remain our top two selling vehicles outright, however they are also facing an uphill battle as with the rest of the ute market as demand continues to slide. Most of the big brands have slashed prices to help move metal but some of the savings are easier to find than others...


2020 Nissan Patrol: biggest update in six years in Australia by end of 2019
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2020 Nissan Patrol: biggest update in six years in Australia by end of 2019

The Nissan Patrol has been given a major makeover with a bold new look, advanced safety technology, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto the headline acts. The 2020 Nissan Patrol was unveiled in the Middle East overnight – its biggest market – and it will be in Australian showrooms by the end of this year...


Tesla breaks down on Nurburgring during electric-car record attempt
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Tesla breaks down on Nurburgring during electric-car record attempt

Tesla’s prototype Model S might be quick – last week posting an unofficial time that would have shattered the Porsche Taycan’s lap record at the Nurburgring – but the US electric-car maker has suffered an embarrassing setback. One of two cars sent to Germany to take the electric-car lap record away from Porsche has been filmed while conked out on the side of the road just a few hundred metres away from the pit exit, near the start of the 20...


Toyota LandCruiser hits 10 million global sales, passes 1 million in Australia
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Toyota LandCruiser hits 10 million global sales, passes 1 million in Australia

The Toyota LandCruiser has clocked up an epic 10 million sales worldwide – including more than 1.065 million in Australia – as the latest figures show more have been sold here over the past 65 years than any other place on earth. The tally includes all three versions of the Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series, Prado, 70 Series and their predecessors dating back to 1954...


Tesla Nurburgring: two cars hit the track, go slower than before
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Tesla Nurburgring: two cars hit the track, go slower than before

Tesla put both its red and blue Model S prototypes on the Nurburgring race track overnight (Wednesday afternoon German time) in its latest attempt to shatter the electric-car lap record of 7 minutes and 42 seconds set by the Porsche Taycan. And one of the Tesla Model S sedans appears to have a stripped-out interior, not a full production car interior, giving it a significant weight advantage...


New Mitsubishi ASX spied, marks return of GSR badge
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New Mitsubishi ASX spied, marks return of GSR badge

Mitsubishi will revive the iconic GSR performance badge to distinguish the more powerful model due to join the revised ASX line-up in October. The Mitsubishi ASX is due to get yet another facelift – that introduces the company’s “shield” grille – while it continues to develop a new generation model with its new joint venture partner Nissan...


Price, not planet, the key to selling electric cars - expert
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Price, not planet, the key to selling electric cars - expert

Buyers of electric cars are more interested in saving money rather than saving the planet, according to the latest data from Europe. Tax incentives on electric cars have a greater role in their sales success than environmental credentials, say automotive industry experts...


Kia undecided on next-generation Stinger
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Kia undecided on next-generation Stinger

The Kia Stinger performance sedan has won numerous awards but it hasn’t won as many hearts as the South Korean carmaker was hoping – and now the company is deciding if it will build a successor. If a second generation Kia Stinger goes ahead, it could become an electric car. The global slump in sedan sales has hit the Kia Stinger head on, particularly in North America where it was expected to shine...


2020 Kia E-Soul and Kia E-Niro review

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Kia electric cars delayed to 2021
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Kia electric cars delayed to 2021

Kia has temporarily pulled the plug on its electric car rollout in Australia.  After initially promising to have its first electric car on sale here by the end of this year – in time for the 2020 Australian Tennis Open – it has postponed its plans for at least 12 months...


Has Tesla just smashed the Porsche Taycan’s record at the Nurburgring?
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Has Tesla just smashed the Porsche Taycan’s record at the Nurburgring?

Tesla may have already smashed the Porsche Taycan’s electric car lap record at the Nurburgring – even though its official attempt is not due to happen until later in the week. One of CarAdvice’s spy photography agencies caught on camera another example of a highly modified Tesla Model S sedan lapping the famous 20...


Tesla Nurburgring record attempt: everything we know so far
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Tesla Nurburgring record attempt: everything we know so far

After a week of hype, Tesla is yet to put down a fast lap at the Nurburgring in its attempt to wrestle the electric-car lap record from the Porsche Taycan. If you haven’t been able to read every word on the internet about this bold record attempt, this story will give you a rundown on all we know so far...


Tesla Nurburgring record: The real reason Nico Rosberg isn’t driving
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Tesla Nurburgring record: The real reason Nico Rosberg isn’t driving

Former Formula 1 driver Nico Rosberg won’t be behind the wheel of Tesla’s Nurburgring record attempt because he isn’t qualified enough – and it’s likely he wasn’t aware of the rules when he offered his driving services via Twitter...