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Driven: Mitsubishi goes off-road with Triton update

October 1, 2019

Triton ute gets second upgrade in 2019 as Mitsubishi responds to customer feedback By: JUSTIN HILLIARD   MITSUBISHI Motors Australia Limited (MMAL)­ has released the MY20 Triton line-up, which responds to customer demand by improving standard specification for three grades, while a limited-edition offering has also been introduced.   Speaking to journalists at the Triton national media launch in Adelaide, MMAL senior manager for product strategy Owen Thomson said the off-road capability of the mid-range...

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Mitsubishi Eclipse gains mid-range AWD option

September 30, 2019

Minor MY20 update for Mitsubishi’s Eclipse Cross ushers in all-wheel-drive LS variant By: JUSTIN HILLIARD   MITSUBISHI Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) has released its MY20 Eclipse Cross line-up, which is headlined by the availability of all-wheel drive beyond the small SUV’s flagship Exceed grade.   The Japanese brand’s Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) system is now also available on the mid-range LS grade, priced from $34,490 plus on-road costs. It commands the same $2500 premium...

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Jeep Grand Cherokee climbs to the Summit

September 18, 2019

New Summit luxury flagship joins Jeep Grand Cherokee in battle against Euros By: RON HAMMERTON   JEEP Australia has injected some spark into its all-important Grand Cherokee large SUV range by adding a new luxury flagship to sit above the Overland specification.   Priced $4000 above the Grand Cherokee Overland at $84,450 plus on-road costs, the Grand Cherokee Summit is mechanically identical to the Overland with its 184kW/570Nm 3.0-litre diesel engine, eight-speed automatic transmission and...

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Jeep Grand Cherokee feels special again with Upland

September 13, 2019

Fourth special-edition Grand Cherokee of 2019 enters Jeep showrooms in Upland form By: JUSTIN HILLIARD JEEP Australia has now released four special-edition variants of its Grand Cherokee large SUV this year, with the Upland now in showrooms priced from $61,450 plus on-road costs.   Based on the turbo-diesel Laredo variant and limited to just 44 examples, the Upland commands a $3500 premium but adds what the American SUV specialist claims is “nearly $7000” of additional...

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Mitsubishi to take lead on Alliance pick-up

September 6, 2019

Mitsubishi working on hybrid tech in lead role for all-new Alliance pick-up By: ROBBIE WALLIS MITSUBISHI Motors Corporation (MMC) COO Ashwani Gupta has confirmed that his company will not only take the lead on development of the next-generation Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance ute, but will likely be the first member to release the co-developed model.   Leveraging its expertise in commercial vehicles, 4×4 drivelines and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) technology, MMC is already at work developing the new...

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Mitsubishi confirms van launch timing

September 6, 2019

Renault Trafic-based mid-size van to arrive in Mitsubishi showrooms in Q2 2020 By: ROBBIE WALLIS   MITSUBISHI Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) has confirmed it will be entering the van segment in the middle of next year, with the arrival of its as-yet-unnamed mid-size van based on the Renault Trafic.   First reported in November last year, the Japanese car-maker will leverage its membership of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance to enter the van segment as it transitions...

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Mitsubishi updates Outlander for MY20

August 28, 2019

MY20 Outlander enters showrooms as Mitsubishi increases SUV’s pricing, specification By: JUSTIN HILLIARD MITSUBISHI Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) has released its MY20 Outlander mid-size SUV, which is highlighted by an increase in standard specification and corresponding price rises.   The non-PHEV Outlander line-up is still comprised of 10 variants across four grades – ES, ES ADAS (Advanced Driver-Assist Systems), LS and Exceed – with the availability of five or seven seats and front-wheel drive (FWD)...

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Alfa Romeo crowns 4C range with Competizione LE

August 16, 2019

4C Competizione LE becomes Alfa Romeo’s new flagship, but only 10 units up for grabs By: JUSTIN HILLIARD ALFA Romeo Australia has a new flagship, the 4C Competizione Limited Edition (LE), but with only 10 examples of the mid-engined sportscar available to purchase, it will not be around for long.   Part of a global production run of 108 units, the Competizione LE is based on the full-time 4C Coupe but costs a considerable $30,900...

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Alfa runs Rings around Giulia and Stelvio

August 2, 2019

Limited-run Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio NRING celebrate Nurburgring hot laps By: RON HAMMERTON KEEN Australian Alfa Romeo fans will have to pay a premium of up to $40,000 if they want to help the Italian brand celebrate its Nurburgring hot lap record successes by buying one of two new limited-edition vehicles based on the Giulia Quadrifoglio sedan and Stelvio Quadrifolgio SUV.   Dubbed NRING Limited Edition and due to land in showrooms in about...

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Fiat fashions another 500 special edition

July 26, 2019

Limited-run Collezione Fall/Winter Edition joins Fiat 500 range with fashion focus By: JUSTIN HILLIARD FIAT Australia has added another special to its 500 line-up in the form of the Collezione Fall/Winter Edition, with the fashion-focused micro car available in hatch and convertible body styles from $21,990 plus on-road costs.   In the past 11 years alone, Fiat and its performance sub-brand Abarth have released more than 30 special editions.   The Collezione Fall/Winter Edition is...

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