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New automatic cars priced under $20,000 in Australia

There's an old saying that you should spend three months' salary on an engagement ring. According to consumer advice site finder.com.au, a similar rule applies when buying new cars. Ideally, it suggests, you shouldn't spend more than 15 per cent of your annual income on the purchase price of a car...

Car News Podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 Mitsubishi Mirage revealed

Mitsubishi has unveiled an update for its last passenger car in Australia, the Mirage hatch, as it looks to take down the all-conquering Kia Picanto. Mitsubishi sold 9500 Mirages at the model's peak in 2013, but just 500 have been sold this year – well down on the 4788 sales Kia reports for the Picanto...

2020 Mitsubishi Mirage teased: Can it win back sales in the city-car class?

Mitsubishi has released a teaser image of its new Mirage city hatchback ahead of its formal unveiling a week from now. The arrival of the facelifted Mirage – the cheapest car in Mitsubishi’s range – will complete the company’s design transformation as every model will now have its bold ‘shield’ grille...

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...

Facelift fails: The worst styling updates of 2016

When brands update their cars, sometimes the stylists get it wrong. Facelifted models are supposed to add some flair to an existing model - to bring it up to speed with its competitors, or harden up some edges that may been looking a little limp on the original model. They can be massive, major overhauls, or nips and tucks and tweaks to minor aspects of the car's design...

2016 Mitsubishi Mirage pricing and specifications: Refreshed looks, revised chassis

The 2016 Mitsubishi Mirage hatch and sedan have been given a fresh update for 2016, with a number of styling and performance enhancements on offer across the range. The price of entry is up for 2016, but Mitsubishi says the increase is joined by a number of improvements. The line-up now kicks off at $12,250 plus on-road costs (up $260) and the now auto-only hatch LS is priced at $15,250 (up $260)...

City cars coming in 2016

City cars 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  ...

2016 Mitsubishi New Cars

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...

The continued decline in micro cars

No vehicle segment has had a bigger fall from grace this year than the one comprising the nation’s smallest cars. According to VFACTS data, sales of micro cars are down 31.3 per cent this year to 10,132 units. They fell an even more significant 40.1 per cent in November, to 618. This equates to market share of just 1.0 per cent annual, and 0...

2016 Mitsubishi ASX, Mirage facelifts revealed: Mirage here next year, ASX under consideration

The newly updated 2016 Mitsubishi Mirage light car and ASX SUV have touched down at this week’s Los Angeles Auto Show. Both models have been facelifted for the US market, and it’s the ASX - known there as the Outlander Sport - that has been given the most attention...