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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Mitsubishi has begun offering discounts on certain variants of the new-look Triton as it begins to clear stock of the superseded model.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...

Mitsubishi Triton: Jacked-up concept truck teased

Mitsubishi is preparing a rough-and-tough Triton for the Bangkok motor show, but don't hold your breath for a Ranger Raptor rival just yet. Although it looks the part, the as-yet unnamed show car hasn't been confirmed for production. Cross your fingers and toes, then...

CarAdvice podcast 144: An expert talks on elderly driver assessment

On this week's podcast, you're joined by Mandy Turner, Joshua Dowling, and Mike Stevens. In car news, the Volkswagen Passat has joined the Victoria Police fleet, and the Honda Civic Type R has joined the NSW Police, but as a community vehicle...

2019 Mitsubishi Triton bullbar: AEB tech's big change to frontal protection bars

The bullbar industry is set to face a new challenge, as more utes come equipped with autonomous emergency braking systems that need a clear view over the bonnet. As is the case with the recent Ford Ranger – which is available with AEB and has a factory-approved, AEB-compatible bullbar – the new Mitsubishi Triton has a completely redesigned bullbar, so it doesn’t impede the AEB cameras in the windscreen...

Who's making utes for whom?

Car companies have been sharing development costs for years, so it’s hardly shocking to see them doing the same with pickups/utes. For one, we’ve just seen Ford and Volkswagen announce the co-development of the next-generation Ranger and Amarok, due for market launch in 2022. Isuzu and Mazda are also sharing costs on the next D-Max/BT-50...