Make: Mitsubishi    Model: [AirTrek] Wednesday, 17 April 2024

Mitsubishi Airtrek, which make its debut on June 21, is a crossover SUV. It can be categorized in either SUV, station-wagon, or minivan group.

AirTrek be offered with a choice of engines - either the 2.4-litre GDI unit or the 2.0-litre ECI-Multi unit for the more economy-minded driver (models powered by this engine are designated Low Emission Vehicles).

Both engines are mated with Mitsubishi's INVECS II Sport Mode 4-speed 'manutronic' transmission that offers the enthusiast driver the ability to override the automatic and shift through the gears using a manual gate. 4WD AirTrek models use the VCU-fitted centre differential system that has given Mitsubishi's Lancer Evolution series its rally-proved traction performance and delivers well-behaved traction on all surfaces.

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

The chief features of the cabin at the T-shape dash architecture, dash-mounted gearshift lever, circular meters and air vents and dashes of chrome in the center panel. The standard loading volume is 402 liters (VDA method) but with the 60/40 split rear bench folded flat, capacity expands to 1,049 liters.

Exterior styling in understated and classy. Asymmetric headlinghts, subtly flared wheel arches, an integrated roof spoiler and an uncluttered rear end are easy on the eye. Mitsubishi says the bodyshell is exceptionally stiff and is supposed to provide class-leading insulation from NVH and excellent crash-worthiness, having passed 55km/h full-front impact tests, 64km/h front offset tests and 55km/h side tests.

The 4x4 system uses the center differential to regulate torque split between front and rear wheels to secure traction in slippery conditions. When the system detects any slippage in any of the wheels the VCU (viscous coupling unit) automatically reapportions torque split in proportion to the rotational speed of the differential between front and rear wheels.

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

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 Make Mitsubishi
 Model AirTrek
 Doors 4
 Passengers 5
 Price  Search from International price list
 Cylinder GDI DOHC(16V)
 Bore x Stroke (mm) 86.5 x 100.0mm
 Displacement (cc) 2350cc
 Compression Ratio 10.8:1
 Torque (Nm@rpm) 207Nm(21.1kg-m)@3500
 Power (PS@rpm) 102kw(139ps)@5500
 Wheelbase 2,625mm
 Length 4,410mm
 Width 1,750mm
 Height 1,550mm
 Track - Front 1495mm
             - Rear 1495mm
 Curb Weight (kg) 1,705-1,745kg
 Body Material N/A
 Brake N/A
 Tyre - Front 215/60R16
          - Rear 215/60R16
 Wheel N/A
 Suspension System F: MacPherson strut
R: Multi-link
 Top Speed (mph) N/A
 0 - 60MPH N/A
 0 - 100MPH N/A
 Fuel Economy (litre) 60 liters
 Transmision 4 Speed Automatic
 Transmission Ratio - 1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th/6th N/A / N/A / N/A / N/A / N/A / N/A
                                       - final/Reverse N/A / N/A

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