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Five underrated cars you might buy for a bargain price

New-car sales were down by 12.8 per cent in July compared to the same month last year. When looking at the figures on a year-to-date basis, this downward trend grows to 19.2 per cent in decline. You can read colleague Joshua Dowling's full July VFACTS report here, which goes through the nitty-gritty of the market in great detail...

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander previewed in new renderings

Between recent spy photos and the appearance of last year's Engelberg concept, it's easy enough to guess at the look of Mitsubishi's 2021 Outlander family SUV. Boxy. That's the first word that will come to mind for most buyers, but with a muscular look that just about puts the technically more capable Triton ute and Pajero Sport off-roaders to shame...

RIP Mitsubishi Pajero: production to end next year

The Mitsubishi Pajero will reach the end of the production line in 2021 after a 39-year run and more than 3.3 million sales globally, the Japanese car maker has confirmed. After years of speculation – and several attempts to save the Mitsubishi Pajero from extinction – it will stop production in the first half of 2021...

2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross in Australia by late 2020, new Outlander to follow

It has been a relatively quiet year for Mitsubishi Australia, but the company has today confirmed that changes to two of its most important model lines are on the horizon. The 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, an anticipated facelift first spied in January, will make its Australian debut in the fourth quarter of 2020...

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander recalled for seat belt fault

Mitsubishi Australia has issued a recall for a total of 1948 cars, citing an incorrectly assembled seat belt anchor on the rear right seat of the current generation Outlander SUV. Both the regular petrol-powered models and plug-in-hybrid variants have been affected, the company says...

Australia's most affordable hybrid and electric cars

The list of electric car and hybrid car options in Australia expands with every passing year, but their often prohibitive cost – particularly in the case of EVs – remains a major barrier to their uptake. Hybrid drivetrains are complex, while batteries for hybrid or electric cars are expensive to manufacture, which bumps up the price of hybrid and electric cars across the board...

10 cars that beat the coronavirus

Australians are treating themselves to “getaway cars” in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, so they can holiday at home rather than travel overseas. The federal government’s $150,000 instant asset tax write-off has also accelerated sales of certain work vehicles...

2020 Mitsubishi Express price and specs

Mitsubishi Motors Australia has released the price, warranty and maintenance details of the the new Mitsubishi Express van range ahead of its July on-sale date. The new Express revives a name last seen locally in 2013, but rather than being based on Mitsubishi platforms or mechanicals the new van comes from alliance partner Renault, and arrives as a rebadged version of the Trafic...

Next Nissan Navara might not be a Mitsubishi Triton clone after all

In a sharp U-turn just 24 hours after executives representing the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance said most future models will largely look the same – but with different badges and subtle styling cues – Nissan has vowed to retain at least some of its identity...

Mitsubishi Triton and Nissan Navara to look the same under radical overhaul

The Mitsubishi Triton and Nissan Navara are among the first casualties of a radical overhaul of the struggling Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. The original plan was for all three car makers to save money by sharing platforms, technology and engines – components customers cannot see – but retain their own identity with unique exterior designs and bodywork...

Toyota tops the list, Tesla climbs the ranks in Australia's most trusted car brands

Japanese car giant Toyota has once again been named the most trusted car brand in Australia, but consumers have increasing faith in electric-car challenger brand Tesla – and 'distrust' Holden and Volkswagen, new research has found...