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Acura RDX vs. Mitsubishi Outlander: Is It Worth Spending An Extra $15K?

I’ve been wanting to do some really lopsided comparison tests — something along the lines of a Lamborghini Aventador vs. a Mitsubishi Mirage. I didn’t quite get that, but I did manage something marginally more useful: what does an extra $15,000 get you between two family-hauling crossovers? » 7/27/15 4:00pm 7/27/15 4:00pm

Toyota Recalls 625,000 Prius Hybrids In Japan, North America, and Europe

Welcome to The Drift where Jalopnik East rounds up the highlights from all around the Pacific Rim. In today’s headlines, Toyota recalls 625,000 Prius Hybrids because of a potential software error and its union negotiates for a better family allowance, while Mitsubishi takes over a Ford plant in the Philippines. » 7/15/15 7:00am 7/15/15 7:00am

Toyota's New Japan Only 'Yellow Limited' GT 86 Looks Incredible

Welcome to The Drift where Jalopnik East rounds up the highlights from all around the Pacific Rim. In today’s headlines, Toyota reveals the new 86 GT “Yellow Limited,” Chinese automakers find that international markets no longer want their cars, and Mitsubishi teases another vehicle America won’t get anytime soon. » 7/13/15 7:00am 7/13/15 7:00am

Hyundai's 'Import-Killer' Aslan Sedan Is A Total Failure In South Korea

Welcome to The Drift where Jalopnik East rounds up the highlights from all around the Pacific Rim. In today’s headlines, Hyundai Motor Group’s Aslan completely bombs in its home market, Honda and Mitsubishi both add to recall totals within Japan, and Mitsubishi’s headquarters makes changes to help its employees reach… » 7/09/15 6:30am 7/09/15 6:30am

At What Price Is A Car Good Enough? 

The common refrain among folks that follow the auto industry is “There are no bad cars.” While practically every new car serves its purpose as safe transportation, some cars are clearly better than others. This leads to the question... How cheap does a mediocre car have to be before you would consider it?
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Meet The Mitsubishi Pajero Evo: The Last Forgotten Homologation Special

All of the great homologation specials — the BMW E30 M3, the Lancia Delta Integrale, the Plymouth Superbird — have all been discovered and cost more and more every year. Except for one. This is the Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution, and you will be amazed at its reputation just as much as its shockingly low price. » 5/14/15 5:00pm 5/14/15 5:00pm

Mitsubishi Australia Executive Dies In Middle Of Fraud Investigation

On Friday, one of the top executives for Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd, the subsidiary of Japan based parent company Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, died suddenly under unclear circumstances. Now it has come to light that the executive, Greg Cook, had been interviewed in relation to potential incentive fraud at a… » 4/30/15 6:00am 4/30/15 6:00am

Charge Your EV When Buying Dried Squid, Green Tea At Japan's FamilyMart 

Do you drive a Nissan, Honda, Mitsubishi, or Toyota electric vehicle? Do you live in Japan? If you don’t, that’s too bad, because the legendary and true convenience of Japanese, uh, convenience stores, or “conbini,” just got even more, well, convenient. You can now “fill up” on electricity when you stop in. It really… » 4/16/15 10:15am 4/16/15 10:15am

What Happens if You Crash One of Those Cars You're Testing? 

I get asked all the time, “What happens if you crash one of those cars you’re testing?” Fair question: I have to pay for it. But that’s not the hardest part. The hardest part is immediately having to get back in another borrowed car and test that. On our trip to New Zealand, in horrible conditions, that’s… » 4/14/15 8:45pm 4/14/15 8:45pm

The Mitsubishi Mirage Outsold The Volkswagen GTI In February 

This is a tale of two hatchbacks, one of which won practically every magazine award possible, the other... is a car that would make most of you want to take the bus. As great as the GTI is, Volkswagen still can't outsell what is arguably one of the saddest companies in the American market, Mitsubishi. » 3/23/15 9:15am 3/23/15 9:15am

Canter Guts Is The Best Truck Name Ever And Could Save Mitsubishi 

It's no secret that Mitsubishi is sort of struggling here in the US market. America hasn't contracted i-MEV mania like everybody (well, technically, nobody) predicted, and it's not like anything else is flying off the lots. They need to do something radical, and the good news is they already have it: the Canter Guts. » 3/10/15 6:10pm 3/10/15 6:10pm

Japan's First Jet Airliner Is Still Shrouded In Misinformation

Recent reports that the Mitsubishi Regional Jet is scheduled to make it's first flight this May were quietly squashed with a notice that this announcement was not from within the company. As the first test flight has already been pushed back three times, does this spreading misinformation point to even more delays? » 2/23/15 4:10pm 2/23/15 4:10pm

If Only Mitsubishi Had The Balls To Build Their Extreme SUV Concept

Mitsubishi VP Don Swearingen sat us down to say Mitsubishi is here to stay [proud and confident! read his teleprompter]. Then a couple dancing robots pulled the cover off the GC-PHEV: an insanely cool high-tech off-roader that just might make their brand cool again if they'd get the gall to make it happen. » 2/12/15 1:21pm 2/12/15 1:21pm