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Facelifted Mitsubishi Pajero Sport here early 2020

July 25, 2019

Mitsubishi gives Pajero Sport a nip and tuck ahead of Australian launch next year By: MITSUBISHI has unveiled the mid-life facelift of its popular Pajero Sport off-road SUV, which will hit Australian showrooms early in the New Year with refreshed looks, additional safety tech, a digital instrument cluster and an upgraded infotainment system.   A powered tailgate has been added with hands-free access via foot gesture and remote access using a smartphone app that can...

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Driven: HSV gets aggressive with Colorado SportsCat

July 23, 2019

New branding, nomenclature to help raise profile of HSV Colorado SportsCat pick-up By: ROBBIE WALLIS HOLDEN Special Vehicles (HSV) has applied the first update to its Holden Colorado-based SportsCat dual-cab pick-up since launching IT locally at the start of 2018, with some light updates based primarily around styling and nomenclature changes.   The update has seen more HSV branding applied to the vehicle both inside and out, which HSV general manager of marketing Damon Paull...

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Mitsubishi culls Pajero Exceed flagship

July 17, 2019

Pajero trimmed to two variants as Mitsubishi tweaks ageing SUV for 2020 By: RON HAMMERTON MITSUBISHI Motors Australia has lopped the flagship Exceed variant from its venerable Pajero large-SUV range in an ever-so-minor 2020 model-year spruce-up.   This leaves just two variants – the GLX and GLS – to soldier on against the likes of Toyota’s younger Prado in the large-SUV segment.   Changes to the Pajero include automatic high-beam in both remaining variants. The...

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Mitsubishi outs Pajero Sport – face first

July 10, 2019

Teaser image of revamped Mitsubishi Pajero Sport shows new-look chrome grille By: RON HAMMERTON MITSUBISHI has released a teaser photo of its facelifted Pajero Sport large SUV that will be revealed in full in Bangkok on July 25 ahead of an expected Australian showroom launch about January – almost a year after the refreshed Triton ute touched down in local showrooms. While the big 4×4 wagon retains Mitsubishi’s Dynamic Shield family styling identity, it has...

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Driven: Holden packs in value with Colorado update

June 14, 2019

Manual transmission on the nose as Holden’s Colorado ute ups its value equation By: JUSTIN HILLIARD GM HOLDEN has improved the value equation of the Colorado ute by adding more standard equipment as part of a MY20 update while also managing to hold its range-wide pricing steady, although the manual transmission has been dropped on seven of its variants. As a result, every 4×2 variant is now mated to a six-speed torque-converter automatic transmission as...

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Alfa Romeo ups Giulietta Veloce ante with S Edition

June 11, 2019

Additional value key in Alfa Romeo’s limited Giulietta Veloce S Edition hot hatch By: JUSTIN HILLIARD ALFA Romeo Australia has temporarily topped its Giulietta range with the limited Veloce S Edition hot hatch, which picks up substantially more standard equipment for a slightly larger outlay. Restricted to just 30 units and priced from $45,400 before on-road costs, the Veloce S Edition commands a $3500 premium over the regular Veloce variant upon which it is based,...

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Driven: Australian Jeep Wrangler ‘safer’ than Euro

May 24, 2019

V6 and driver-assist tech set to boost ANCAP rating beyond one-star Euro NCAP result By: BYRON MATHIOUDAKIS JEEP is confident that the all-new Wrangler would return a significantly better crash-test rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) than its European counterpart, since all Australian-bound vehicle differ in key powertrain and safety specification details that would alter the overall results.   However, while Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Australia is working with ANCAP to ensure...

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Chrysler to launch Pacer variant of 300

May 20, 2019

Limited-edition Pacer headlines Chrysler 300 push, revives revered Valiant nameplate By: BYRON MATHIOUDAKIS CHRYSLER will launch a limited-run Pacer variant of the 300 large sedan in the second half of this year – exactly 50 years after the nameplate first donned a performance version of the Australian-made VF Valiant in 1969.   While stopping short of confirming the name, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Australia president and chief executive Steve Zanlunghi did reveal that the move...

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Jeep lobs pair of special-edition Grand Cherokees

April 5, 2019

Sport Packages added to Jeep Grand Cherokee with choice of diesel or petrol power By: ROBBIE WALLIS JEEP Australia has announced a pair of limited-edition variants for its flagship Grand Cherokee large SUV range in the form of the S-Limited and S-Overland, which will arrive in Australia in a release of 100 and 120 units respectively. The first model, the S-Overland, is priced from $82,950 plus on-roads, and according to Jeep includes $9000 of extra...

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Mitsubishi debuts tough Triton concept

March 26, 2019

Triton Absolute concept could preview beefed-up production variant for Mitsubishi By: ROBBIE WALLIS MITSUBISHI has used the Bangkok motor show to unveil its Triton Absolute concept, which takes a 4×4 dual-cab Triton and adds a number of visual and mechanical enhancements, and could possibly foreshadow a top-spec Triton variant Down Under. Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) has said it will keep a close eye on the reception that the Triton Absolute receives to gauge whether...

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