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Mitsubishi boss pours cold water on next-generation Evolution

Mitsubishi carved its reputation as a manufacturer of performance cars with the rally-bred Evolution Lancer sedans built from 1992 to 2016 – but such niche models have been difficult to justify in the modern automotive world as buyer tastes shift to SUVs...

Mitsubishi plotting Lancer Evolution's return - report

Reports from Europe claim the legendary Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution could return, blending Renault Sport power with an all-wheel drive chassis. According to Autocar, sources in Japan say Mitsubishi plans to "continue a rich history of Lancer Evolution models" with "supercar-beating acceleration together with the choice of either traditional four-door saloon or five-door hatchback body styles"...

Mitsubishi Mirage, Lancer: Company accepts need for passenger cars

Mitsubishi’s budget Mirage light hatch is almost certain to move upmarket in its next generation, onto an alliance platform shared with the Renault Clio and European Nissan Micra. Additionally, the company hasn't ruled out re-introducing the Lancer, which ceased production for western markets at the end of last year...

Mitsubishi Delica, Lancer imports recalled for Takata airbags

Platinum Import Garage has issued a recall for imported Mitsubishi Delica and Lancer vehicles as part of the ever-expanding Takata airbag campaign. As with other Takata-related recalls, affected vehicles could be fitted with faulty airbags which can have degraded propellant as a result of exposure to heat and humidity over time...

Mitsubishi Lancer will be rebooted as an SUV - report

The Mitsubishi Lancer could soon return, but in the form of a sporty crossover competing in the small passenger car and SUV segments according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking with Auto Express, Trevor Mann, chief operating officer for Mitsubishi Motors, said the Japanese brand is now looking into a new-generation small car to continue where the now-discontinued Lancer left off...

2003-08 Mitsubishi Lancer, Evolution added to Takata recall

Mitsubishi Australia has recalled the 2003-2008 Lancer and Lancer Evolution as part of the ongoing Takata airbag inflator scandal. More than 35,000 vehicles are affected by the campaign, designed to rectify the like-for-like replacements fitted to those cars in 2015 as part of campaign 010093...

Mitsubishi implores Takata-affected owners to have cars fixed

Mitsubishi Australia has called for owners of its cars fitted with faulty Takata airbag inflators to have their vehicles fixed. According t0 the company, just 136,000 of the 235,151 cars fitted with the potentially fatal inflators have been fixed. Degradation of the inflator propellant means metal fragments could shoot out in an accident, putting occupants at serious risk of injury, even death...

Mitsubishi Outlander, Lancer and ASX recalled

Mitsubishi issued four separate recall campaigns including more than 230,000 vehicles, addressing issues with the ASX, Outlander and Lancer. The first campaign includes 70,795 vehicles across the MY13-15.5 ASX and MY13-16 Outlander lines, both of which suffer two issues. All vehicles in the recall have an improperly sealed parking brake caliper which may allow water entry, causing rust on the parking brake shaft...

CarAdvice podcast 88: Our CEO talks cars we own

In the studio, this week with Mandy Turner is Mike Costello and Mike Stevens. Included in car news, stricter fuel standards are set to bring cleaner cars to Aussie roads, Jeep designer says Cherokee was ready for a makeover, and the Lancer will be gone by the end of 2018...

Mitsubishi Lancer gone by end of 2018

The venerable Mitsubishi Lancer will exit Australian showrooms before the end of 2018 and begin an indefinite hiatus, until a potential successor is created using a platform from its Alliance partners: majority owner Nissan, and French brand Renault...

Mitsubishi ASX, Lancer, Outlander recalled for stalling fix

Mitsubishi has issued a recall for 48,209 vehicles across its ASX, Lancer and Outlander range from various years, over concerns the vehicles could stall while driving. The Japanese manufacturer reports affected vehicles may be fitted with a faulty power relay that generates excessive heat, resulting in relay failure...