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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...

Isuzu MU-X outsells direct rivals again

One of the most commonly asked questions accompnying each month's VFACTS sales report centres around which brand is winning the ute-based SUV sales race. These rugged body-on-frame, towing-ready offerings clearly have a dedicated following. For the sake of one argument, we do not include Toyota's pricier Prado in this sub-segment, but you could argue the case either way...

Five best ute deals below $40,000 to kick off the new year

The Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger might have stolen the limelight in the end-of-year sales race, but there are still some bargains to be had at the bottom end of the market. There are normally slim pickings below $40,000 but a few special deals have emerged that provide buyers on a budget more options...

2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport pricing and specs

Mitsubishi has given its Pajero Sport large 4WD an update for the 2020 model year, adding further ammunition with which to battle the Ford Everest, Isuzu MU-X, Toyota Fortuner, and Holden Trailblazer. Like the MY19 Triton ute upgrade (the Pajero Sport shares much of the pickup's running gear), the revised SUV looks tougher thanks to its 'dynamic shield' grille and headlight combination, higher bonnet, and new running lights and bumpers...

Mitsubishi planning smaller PHEV SUV – report

Mitsubishi’s plug-in hybrid range is about to expand. The Japanese automaker was the first to introduce a plug-in hybrid SUV, the Outlander PHEV. Soon, the Outlander will be joined by a new, smaller PHEV SUV. Mitsubishi Europe CEO Bernard Loire told Automotive News Europe the new SUV will arrive in the second half of 2020 alongside a redesigned Outlander...