DIFFLOCK.com – Mitsubishi Airtrek

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Mitsubishi Airtrek

The Airtrek ‘Cross-over Utility is the first new Mitsubishi to appear the firm launched its Turnaround with DaimlerChrysler.

The Airtrek on sale in Japan on June 20, with hauling Mitsubishi out of a negative sales growth The monthly domestic sales is 5,000 units. A similar with different front end will do battle in Europe and the US later this year.

displayed as a concept 18 months ago at the Motor Show and later in prototype form, badged at Geneva in February the Airtrek is by 2.4-liter GDI or 2.0-liter ECI-Multi engines driving through two or wheels. Four-wheel-drive models use a differential system found in the Lancer Evolution.

Prices in Japan start at million (US$14,160) for the 2wd 20E 2.0-liter and top out at Y2.3 million (US$19,160) for the 24V-S 2.4-liter model. can choose between 2wd and 4wd on all models. The motor beats current emissions limits by 50% and returns per liter in 4×4 format in cycle (10-15 mode)

The 2wd 2.0 model returns 11.2km per

MMC is trumpeting the Airtrek as a new-generation vehicle that sports of all-round performance surpassing any RV on the today. The idea of a car-like of course, is hardly new and the Airtrek be up against a number of competitors, of them Japanese.

At the launch event Mitsubishi made much of the adoption of quality control systems, fears – well fears given a long of Mitsubishi recalls – the Airtrek boasts top-notch and reliability. Chief operating Rolf Eckrodt said offered consumers the best of MPVs and more traditional cars.

Airtrek is fairly (4,410 x 1,750 x 1,550mm) but on a long 2,625mm wheelbase in the of high-speed stability and can space. makes it very similar in to the Nissan X-TRAIL (4,445 x x 1,675), Mazda Tribute x 1,790 x 1,750mm) and Toyota five-door (4,245 x 1,735 x Even when a 3.0-liter V6 of the Airtrek appears – MMC officials prefer not to comment on but is likely to happen – it face a 3.0 V6 version of the Mazda launched earlier this

These caveats aside, looks like an impressive Its 2,625mm is the longest in its class and the is very roomy given overall dimensions. Just as MMC has at long last diversified from battleship gray trim packages, no doubt by Black-and-gray is still an option but is a funky, colorful ‘Casual’ which contrasts dark and lower cabin with orange panels.

Safety equipment front seatbelt pretensioners and limiters and three-channel, four-sensor ABS electronic brake force A newly developed smart system integrates control of all equipment in the vehicle.

Exterior styling in understated and Asymmetric headlinghts, subtly wheel arches, an integrated spoiler and an uncluttered rear end are on the eye. Mitsubishi says the is exceptionally stiff and is supposed to class-leading insulation from NVH and crash-worthiness, having passed full-front impact tests, front offset tests and side tests.

The 4×4 uses the center differential to torque split between and rear wheels to secure in slippery conditions. When the detects any slippage in any of the wheels the VCU coupling unit) automatically torque split in proportion to the speed of the differential between and rear wheels.

Airtrek’s core audience be urban but Mitsubishi has a fine of off-road vehicles and it insists Airtrek is a competent mud plugger. The suspension uses a stiff strut arrangement bolstered by to the the front cross member. well proven multi-link arm layout, tuned to give performance, is seen in the rear.

Mitsubishi Airtrek
Mitsubishi Airtrek
Mitsubishi Airtrek
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