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Mitsubishi Carisma

Mitsubishi Carisma
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Overview
Manufacturer Mitsubishi NedCar
Production 1995–2004
Assembly Born, Netherlands
Body and chassis
Class Large family car
Body style 4-door saloon
5-door hatchback
Related Mitsubishi Space Star
Volvo S40
Proton Waja
Powertrain
Engine 1.3 L 4G13 I4
1.6 L 4G92 I4 (DA1)
1.8 L 4G93 I4 (DA2)
1.8 L 4G93 GDI I4
1.9 L F8Q TD I4
1.9 L F9Q DI-D I4
Transmission 5-speed manual
4-speed auto
Dimensions
Wheelbase Script error: No such module "convert".
Length Script error: No such module "convert".
Width Script error: No such module "convert".
Height Script error: No such module "convert".
Curb weight Script error: No such module "convert".
Chronology
Predecessor Mitsubishi Lancer hatchback (Europe)
Successor Mitsubishi Lancer (Europe)

The Mitsubishi Carisma is a large family car[1] produced for the European market by Mitsubishi Motors from 1995 to 2004. The model name was derived from a combination of the English car and the Greek kharisma, meaning "divine gift".[2] It was co-developed with Volvo, sharing its chassis with the first generation of the Volvo S40, and built at the NedCar factory in Born, Netherlands, which the two companies co-owned at the time. Over 350,000 were built during its production run.[3]

Development

Available as a four-door saloon or a five-door hatchback styles only, it featured inline-four gasoline engines from 1.6 L (introduced later in life) to 1.8 L, a 1.8 L gasoline direct injection engine, and Script error: No such module "convert". 1.9 L turbodiesel powerplants sourced from Renault, later with the Script error: No such module "convert". 1.9 DI-D common rail diesel engine, the same as used in both Volvo and Renault cars.

In spite of its name, the Carisma had a fairly neutral design as a result of being Mitsubishi's first attempt to target the traditionally conservative European company car market.[4] Even when receiving a midlife facelift in 1999 that characteristic was not improved. The car underwent a very light redesign again in 2002, with the main difference being the new headlights. The car was placed between the Lancer and the Galant, although after production ended, the Lancer took its place in Mitsubishi's European range.

In several markets where the Lancer was not available, the Evolution version was rebadged as the Mitsubishi Carisma GT. In Japan, the Carisma was sold at a specific retail chain called Car Plaza.

The chassis was also used by Proton to develop the Proton Waja.

Production and sales

Year Production Sales
1995 19,100  ?
1996 44,401  ?
1997 82,255  ?
1998 78,239  ?
1999 54,460  ?
2000 29,800 38,548
2001 22,203 28,647
2002 28,776 30,429
2003 26,074 28,123
2004 9,875

(Sources: Fact & Figures 2000, Fact & Figures 2005, Mitsubishi Motors website)

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Engines

Model Engine Displacement Valvetrain Fuel system Max. power at rpm Max. torque at rpm Years
Petrol engines
1.3 Mitsubishi 4G13 1299 cc SOHC 16v Multi-point fuel injection Script error: No such module "convert". at 5000 rpm Script error: No such module "convert". at 4000 rpm 1995–2004
1.6 Mitsubishi 4G92 1597 cc SOHC 16v Multi-point fuel injection Script error: No such module "convert". at 5500 rpm Script error: No such module "convert". at 4000 rpm 1995–1997
1.6 Mitsubishi 4G92 1597 cc SOHC 16v Multi-point fuel injection Script error: No such module "convert". at 5750 rpm Script error: No such module "convert". at 4000 rpm 1997–2000
1.6 Mitsubishi 4G92 1597 cc SOHC 16v Multi-point fuel injection Script error: No such module "convert". at 6000 rpm Script error: No such module "convert". at 4500 rpm 2000–2004
1.8 Mitsubishi 4G93 1834 cc SOHC 16v Multi-point fuel injection Script error: No such module "convert". at 5500 rpm Script error: No such module "convert". at 4500 rpm 1995–1997
1.8 MSX Mitsubishi 4G93 1834 cc DOHC 16v Multi-point fuel injection Script error: No such module "convert". at 6500 rpm Script error: No such module "convert". at 5000 rpm 1995–1997
1.8 GDI Mitsubishi 4G93 1834 cc DOHC 16v Gasoline direct injection Script error: No such module "convert". at 5500 rpm Script error: No such module "convert". at 3750 rpm 1997–2000
1.8 GDI Mitsubishi 4G93 1834 cc DOHC 16v Gasoline direct injection Script error: No such module "convert". at 5500 rpm Script error: No such module "convert". at 3750 rpm 2000–2003
Diesel engines
1.9 TD Renault F8QT 1870 cc SOHC 8v Indirect injection Script error: No such module "convert". at 4250 rpm Script error: No such module "convert". at 2250 rpm 1997–2000
1.9 DI-D MP Renault F9Q1 1870 cc SOHC 8v Common rail direct injection Script error: No such module "convert". at 4000 rpm Script error: No such module "convert". at 1700 rpm 2000–2004
1.9 DI-D HP Renault F9Q2 1870 cc SOHC 8v Common rail direct injection Script error: No such module "convert". at 4000 rpm Script error: No such module "convert". at 1800 rpm 2000–2004

References

  1. ^ Large Family Cars, EuroNCAP
  2. ^ Fact & Figures 2005, p.33, Mitsubishi Motors website
  3. ^ "A question of carisma", Yahoo Cars, October 6, 2004
  4. ^ "Mitsubishi Carisma Used Car review", Jason Dawe, The Sunday Times, 17 October 2004