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2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport update teased

Mitsubishi is readying a facelift for the Pajero Sport, with a full reveal locked in for July 25. The current model launched in 2015, and is one of the strongest-selling ute-based SUVs on the market. It trails the best-selling Isuzu MU-X by just 500 sales year-to-date, and has comfortably outsold the Ford Everest, Toyota Fortuner and Holden Trailblazer...

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 Triton fuel economy buyback sets ‘concerning’ precedent, industry calls for motoring tribunal

The car industry has called for a national motoring tribunal to be established following a landmark case in Victoria which awarded the owner of a two-year-old Mitsubishi Triton a full refund on the $39,500 new-car purchase price due to discrepancies over fuel economy claims...

Nissan reforms governance structure, CEO to concentrate on 'succession plan'

Nissan's annual general meeting has approved sweeping governance changes, which were championed by its CEO Hiroto Saikawa. As part of the reforms, the Nissan 11-strong board will feature two representatives each from Nissan and Renault, and seven independent directors. The company also gains three new committees overseeing nomination, compensation and audit...

Japanese government may have helped to kill Renault, Fiat Chrysler merger - report

Japanese worries about the proposed merger's effects on the 20-year old Renault and Nissan alliance may have scuppered the proposed US$35 billion ($51 billion) merger between Renault and Fiat Chrysler (FCA). Sources have told Bloomberg Japanese officials informed their French counterparts about fears the proposed Fiat Chrysler and Renault merger could harm Nissan...

Departments overseeing Nissan and Renault cooperation being axed - report

Departments overseeing cooperation between Nissan and Renault are reportedly losing staff, or have nothing to do. Sources have told the Financial Times the departments within the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance overseeing cooperation and joint functions are either being axed completely, or have gone without work assignments for months...

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross gets diesel option in Japan

Mitsubishi Motors Japan has detailed a new addition to its Eclipse Cross line-up, the top-spec 'G Plus Package' which now gets a diesel engine option. Set to go on sale in the domestic market from June 13, the new 'Clean Diesel' is a 2.2-litre turbocharged unit making 107kW at 3500rpm, and 380Nm at 2000rpm...

Mitsubishi Triton: Ford Ranger Raptor challenger on the cards for Australia

Love the idea of a Ford Ranger Raptor, but don't want to shell out crazy money for the privilege? Mitsubishi may have the answer. These trademark images are the closest sign yet the Japanese manufacturer is readying its Triton Absolute off-roader for production...

Mitsubishi Triton discounts start

Mitsubishi has begun offering discounts on certain variants of the new-look Triton as it begins to clear stock of the superseded model. When the facelifted Triton went on sale late last year Mitsubishi raised the price of its double cab utes by between $4000 and $6500...

Fiat Chrysler and Renault in talks to revive merger - report

High-level discussions are reportedly taking place between Renault and Fiat Chrysler (FCA) aimed at reviving the merger between the two companies, and gaining the approval of Nissan, Renault's alliance partner. Three sources have told Reuters John Elkann, chairman of FCA, has had talks with Jean-Dominique Senard, Renault's chairman, and Thierry Bollore, the French automaker's CEO, about bringing the proposed merger between the two companies back to life...

FCA withdraws Renault merger proposal

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced it's withdrawing its proposal to merge with Groupe Renault, in a press release issued this morning. "The Board of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., meeting this evening under the Chairmanship of John Elkann, has resolved to withdraw with immediate effect its merger proposal made to Groupe Renault," the statement said...