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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...

NSW Net Zero Plan: Targeted electric car incentive strategy revealed

The New South Wales government has announced a new plan to fast-track electric car uptake by supporting the rollout of fast-charging infrastructure, incentivising fleet purchases of electric cars and ensuring all new buildings are electric vehicle-ready...

2015-2019 Mitsubishi Triton recalled over wiring fire risk

More than 100,000 examples of the Mitsubishi Triton, across the MR and facelifted MQ generations and 2015-2019 model years, have been recalled to address a fire risk. The company's Australian arm reports that affected utes may have incorrectly installed towbar wiring harnesses. The issue could cause liquids to contact the electrical circuits, leading to a risk of overheating, burning, and fire...

Mitsubishi Australia appoints Shaun Westcott as CEO

Mitsubishi Motor Corporation has appointed Shaun Westcott as CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Australia after only a year with the company. Mr Westcott will replace John Signoriello, who was appointed CEO in 2017 and has been with the business for 30 years. Mr Signoriello has taken a role as Executive Officer for Global Marketing and Sales for Mitsubishi Motor Corporation in Toyko...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Ford Australia's Christine Wagner on FordPass

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Josh Dowling and Scott Collie. In car news, the car industry is divided on how much taxpayer support should be given to EV sales and infrastructure, the real estate recovery looks set to drive luxury car sales, car brands continue to donate to Australia's bushfire appeal, Ford v Ferrari wins two Oscars, and Mitsubishi adds two extra variants to the Triton range...

2020 Mitsubishi Triton GLX-R, GSR pricing and specs: Dual-cab ute range expands

Mitsubishi has expanded the middle and top-end of its Triton line-up, setting its sights on the Ford Ranger and Toyota HiLux. The first of the two new models is the Triton GSR, which gets a range of tougher-looking exterior add-ons. There's a set of 18-inch black alloy wheels, a blacked-out grille, and black headlamp trims, door mirrors, doorhandles, and sidesteps...

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance present united front

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has outlined the basics of a plan to “reinforce its business model” after a year beset with internal and external strife following the ousting and arrest of chief Carlos Ghosn. It was ratified at an alliance of the operating board in Yokohama this week...

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander spied again

The next-generation Mitsubishi Outlander has been spied during testing in Europe. Key changes from the Engelberg concept include the addition of flagpole-style wing mirrors, visible door handles, and smaller alloy wheels. The surfacing treatment around the sides and on the tailgate also seems to be a touch fussier than on the show car...

2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross facelift spied

The updated Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has been spied for the first time. Up front the revised Eclipse Cross will have a slimmer lighting array, possibly housing only driving lights, near the leading edge of the bonnet. The main and high beam units look as though they now live in an enlarged cluster of lights lower down the front bumper...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Hyundai's Scott Nargar talks hydrogen

This week you are joined by Mandy Turner, Josh Dowling, and James Ward. We cover many car news topics, including how the Ford Mustang R-Spec has sold out, the first C8 Corvette selling for USD$3 million, Honda warning 33,000 Takata-affected owners to "stop driving immediately", General Motors unveiling its first autonomous car, and how currency pressure is poised to push up the cost of cars this year...

Mitsubishi being investigated in Germany over diesel emissions defeat devices

Offices in Germany linked to Mitsubishi, including its research and development centre, have been raided as part of an investigation by the Frankfurt prosecutor’s office. The prosecutor's office says it is investigating whether Mitsubishi vehicles fitted with the company's 1.6- and 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engines used illegal software to pass emissions tests...