MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS PHEV

  Mitsubishi is a long-time player in electric power in vehicles – to the extent that I was one of an Australian group that Mitsubishi flew to Japan in 2010 to drive the i-MiEV, its first electric vehicle. We didn’t just go to some sort of fancy high-tech facility, but also got to buy things at a shopping centre and have lunch at a cafe. Both of these locations had EV charging facilities. About a year later we drove the Mitsubishi i-MiEV in Australia when it was launched here. It… Read more

2022 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER: PRICING AND SPECIFICATION

Mitsubishi Australia has announced pricing and specification for its 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander, which is built on a new platform and has additional driver connectivity and assistance items. The 2022 Outlander uses the design language of “I-Fu-Do-Do”, which means “authentic and majestic” in Japanese. We aren’t sure Mitsubishi Australia will make use this in its promotional material or advertising… New Mitsubishi Outlander has third-row seating as standard in all models LS and above. Apple CarPlay (wireless is now standard) and Android Auto (wired) integration are standard. Wireless smartphone charging is fitted… Read more

MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS EXCEED

Mitsubishi’s Eclipse Cross sits somewhere between the Mitsubishis ASX and Outlander but has a personality all of its own. Its compact dimensions belie its spaciousness and, complemented by generous inclusions, this SUV is punching above its weight. It is offered here in Australia in three grades, the mid-level LS, the newly arrived entry-level ES and the top-spec Exceed. The versatile crossover is pushing hard to make its mark in a segment that surprisingly still has some wiggle room. STYLINGThe Eclipse Cross may very well be one of the more stylish… Read more

MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS PLUG-IN HYBRID

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Plug-in Hybrid is about to arrive in Australia. Mitsubishi is a long-time player in electric power in vehicles and is keen to be seen as one of the leaders. Not only that but also the fact that the Eclipse Cross offers sometime right out of the ordinary in the ever more popular SUV market. The powertrain is the latest iteration of the proven technology used globally in the popular Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Available in Australia since 2013, the Outlander Plug-in Hybrid is the world’s top-selling PHEV… Read more

MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE AT A CROSSROADS

In an attempt to get its Eclipse Cross out of the shadows of more favoured rivals, Mitsubishi has looked to driver comfort and on-road handling, a no brainer in such a competitive market. For example, front and rear overhangs have been extended in a bid to inject dynamic proportions. Up front, the Mitsubishi Dynamic Shield has evolved with the addition of new headlamps and LED daytime running lights. The rear has been restyled to create a sleeker appearance in conjunction with the robustness of a traditional sports utility vehicle. Eighteen-inch… Read more

MITSUBISHI ASX 2010 – 2019

Mitsubishi ASX, which stands for Active Sports Crossover, as opposed to SUV, is aimed more at on-road use than tackling the Aussie bush. It can be used on dirt roads, forest trails and the like if you know what you’re doing. That is if you buy one with all-wheel-drive, the two-wheel-drive (front wheels) ASX really should be used only on sealed roads, though smooth, dry, dirt roads can usually be tackled without any real hassles. Mitsubishi ASX has been on sale since way back in 2010. But with upgrades and… Read more

HYBRID SUV PIONEER STILL GOING STRONG

Resistance is futile: Mitsubishi recognised this years ago when it became the first automobile maker to ‘electrify’ the sports utility vehicle (SUV), taking the hybrid road with the Outlander on its journey to an alternative power source. The Outlander PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) hit the road in 2017 running on electrical power with the back-up of a petrol engine used to charge the battery or add extra performance to the vehicle. The thinking behind this, says Mitsubishi, is that the Outlander PHEV gives owners driving that most family cars… Read more

TRITON GSR PICK-UP CARRIES OFF BOLD UPGRADES

Better late than never, Mitsubishi is making a double-headed assault on the increasingly popular ute market with the addition of the GSR and GLX-R to the Triton Double Cab range. Both are bold looking pick-ups with 18-inch alloy wheels – the GSR in black – the GLX-R gaining chromed door mirrors, front bumper garnish, door handles and silver front grille. The latter sits between the GLX+ and GSR in the Triton scheme of things. The GSR – the test vehicle – goes beyond with styling dominated by black exterior highlights,… Read more

MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV UPGRADES

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has broken new ground in the future of electric power in Australia. It’s the first SUV with Vehicle to Home (V2H) and Vehicle to Grid (V2G) capability. They can be used as an energy storage solution in that the energy stored in the drive battery can be used not only to drive the vehicle, but also to power your home, or even to contribute to grid security. The introduction of Bi-directional chargers in the Australian market in 2021 will unlock V2H / V2G capability for the first… Read more

MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS REFRESHED

Mitsubishi has given the Eclipse Cross a facelift and some minor updates. But the big news is that a PHEV (Plugin Hybrid Vehicle) has been added to the range. The styling is aimed at giving it a sporty SUV appearance. The front has Mitsubishi’s signature Dynamic Shield a new bumper and and refreshed light layout. The rear hatch and window not only has more style but also improved rear visibility because there’s now has a single piece of glass, not two. Inside there’s a new black interior with silver accents… Read more