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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...

Mitsubishi Triton Toby Price edition goes on sale

Mitsubishi has finally released a Toby Price special edition of the Triton ute – two years after the off-road and enduro motorcycle world champion became an ambassador for the brand. The two-time Dakar Rally winner – in 2016 and in 2019 while nursing a broken wrist – will put his name to 500 Toby Price editions of the Mitsubishi Triton and each will come with a certificate numbered 1 to 500...

2007-14 Mitsubishi Triton under 'critical' Takata recall

The previous-generation 2007-14 model-year Mitsubishi Triton has been put under "critical recall" as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign, with 57,025 vehicles affected nationally. 'ML' and 'MN' generation utes fitted with the four-spoke steering wheel are included in this notice, with the recall classified as 'critical'...

Mitsubishi not planning Ford Ranger Raptor rival

Mitsubishi says it has no plans to introduce a rival to the Ford Ranger Raptor ute – or mount a counterattack with a high-powered turbo diesel V6 even though it has access to one thanks to the recent alliance with Nissan-Renault. Ford and Volkswagen are expected to have turbo-diesel V6 power as part of their next generation pickups due within a few years from now, and Toyota is on record as saying it wants to make up for the HiLux’s power deficit...

Mitsubishi Triton to get hybrid power, precede Nissan Navara development

The next generation Mitsubishi Triton ute – due two to three years from now – will have the option of hybrid power for the first time. However, the company is yet to decide if it will be a plug-in hybrid, and whether it will pair its electric tech with a petrol or diesel engine – or both...

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...

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...

2016 Mitsubishi Triton recalled

Mitsubishi Motors Australia has issued a recall for the 2016 model-year Triton double cab, over concerns vehicles with pipe-style side steps could be prone to corrosion. According to the Japanese manufacturer, the rivets for the side step cover could corrode and fracture, especially "if usage involves exposure to salt or anti-freeze agent"...

2019 Ford Ranger: Autonomous emergency braking standard, pressure on other utes to follow

The Ford Ranger is the first ute on sale in Australia with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection and speed sign recognition as standard across an entire range, from the cheapest tradie model to the flagship Raptor...

Mitsubishi Triton 'Absolute' hardcore concept revealed

Fancy a beefed-up Mitsubishi Triton to rival a Ford Ranger Wildtrak, Toyota HiLux Rugged X or Holden Colorado Z71? If you said yes, your best option at the minute is to head somewhere reputable like ARB. But if the Triton Absolute concept revealed today in Bangkok is any guide, a Mitsubishi dealer near you might soon offer a modded version to spare you the effort...