NEW-LOOK MITSUBISHI TRITON HAS A MORE POWERFUL LOOK

Mitsubishi’s Triton has been around for almost 40 years and has sometimes been regarded as the poor relation of Japanese rivals Navara, HiLux and Mazda BT-50. To some degree that image was diluted by the current model released in Australia in 2006. For the next few months that current model “tradies special” will be sold alongside the all-new Triton, launched this week. The new model Mitsubishi Triton takes this popular utility to the next level with a more sophisticated body style, improved all-new turbo diesel engine and a quiet, fashionable… Read more

MID-LIFE UPGRADE FOR MITSUBISHI’S OUTLANDER SUV

Often when a vehicle undergoes a mid-life facelift the changes are so subtle it takes a visual third-degree to tell the difference between the old and the new. There’s no chance of that applying to the upgraded Mitsubishi Outlander SUV, launched this week with Mitsubishi’s new ‘’Dynamic Shield’’ appearance keeping the popular SUV fresh and up to scratch with the competition. And, the new beauty stretches from the skin to the way the car drives and a flash new interior. Outlander is the first vehicle to get the new face… Read more

MITSUBISHI LANCER 1995-2014

2000 Mitsubishi Lancer

Japanese designed and built to a high quality, Mitsubishi Lancer is at the forefront in the reliability stakes, so has long been popular on the used-car scene in Australia. The Lancer began life as a small car, then gradually morphed into a medium model. From the new model launched in October 2007 it can be used as a family car if the kids aren’t yet into their hulking teenage years. Interior space is good in the front seats in all models. Rear seat headroom can be tight in the older… Read more

LANCER ARMS ITSELF WITH EXTRA KIT AND PRICE CUTS

In the words of the maker Mitsubishi, the Lancer has been ‘tweaked’ for the new year to include a revised model range with price cuts, more features, door mirrors with side repeater lamps, emergency stop flashers and a new style of door trims. The Lancer is now available from just $18,990, plus on-road costs. That’s for the ES Sport manual sedan, powered by a 110 kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, while the sedans are topped out by the XLS manual at $26,490. Automatic transmission adds $2000 across the range. The sporty… Read more

TRIED AND TRUE MITSUBISHI LANCER IS BETTER VALUE THAN EVER

Mitsubishi Lancer is one of the longest-running nameplates on the Australian motoring scene. Indeed it even pre-dates the 1980 formation of Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) having been sold here as the Chrysler Lancer since 1974. Along the way this small-medium sedan and hatch has become the largest passenger car in Mitsubishi’s Australian range, mainly because of the demise of the ill-fated 380 family sedan but also the SUV boom which continues to draw buyers away from conventional cars. The current, seventh generation, Mitsubishi Lancer has been on sale here… Read more

MITSUBISHI PAJERO: A COMFORTABLE COMPANION

As if making a bed, Mitsubishi has changed the sheets and plumped up the pillows of the Pajero. Barely a year after the release of the 2014 model, next year’s big signature 4WD wagon is here. The Japanese company’s iconic sport utility vehicle has been tweaked, with cosmetic changes inside and out, plus upgraded noise, vibration and harshness reduction measures to give it quieter, more comfortable on-road performance. Best of all, prices have been trimmed across a new three-model range. The base GLX manual opens the batting at $50,990, plus… Read more

MIRAGE MOVES INTO BOOT CAMP

Though the automobile scene in Australia is replete with hatchbacks, SUVs and wagons, there are buyers who refuse to give the boot the boot behind. Some people, especially those of a certain age, favour the privacy and security of an enclosed lockable cargo space. As well as the extra strength provided by the bracing provided at the base of the rear window. The latest manufacturer to embrace the separate cargo hold is Mitsubishi with a Mirage sedan. The new compact four-door sedan, the first in 18 years of the Mirage… Read more

BIG SAVINGS ON MITSUBISHI LANCER

Though it’s now into its seventh year on the Australian market Mitsubishi Lancer still looks stylish, chiefly because it was never radical in its shape. However, buyers see it as getting on in years, so Mitsubishi Australia has added extra gear to keep Lancer on the list of possible purchases until the all-new model, probably due late in 2015, comes on line. Much more importantly, the importer has significantly stripped prices across the range, ranging from a useful $1500 saving, to a whopping $7000 reduction, the latter on the stunning… Read more

MITSUBISHI QUIET ACHIEVER MAKES EARLY SUV INROADS

At the advent of hybrid petrol / electric cars the makers did their best to make their vehicles other worldly, standing out like flying saucers at a vicarage tea party. For example, futuristic fashion had its way with the Honda Insight and Toyota Prius. Since then, hybrids have repeatedly been absorbed into their respective model line-ups, for example, the Honda Civic, Toyota Camry and assorted Lexuses, with little to distinguish on the outside them from their more conventional siblings. Now, Mitsubishi has come up with the world’s first mass production… Read more

MITSUBISHI MIRAGE SEDAN IS A BIG SMALL CAR

Mitsubishi has taken an interesting route with the all-new sedan version of its Mirage hatch. This isn’t simply the same body with a different rump, it has been stretched by 100 mm in its wheelbase to greatly increase legroom in the back seat. To the extent that it can seat four adults with ease. I’m a six-footer in the old money and can sit comfortably in the back with the driver’s seat in my normal position. The industry statistician, Vfacts, has therefore moved the Mirage sedan into the next size… Read more