Mitsubishi Zinger

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Mitsubishi Zinger
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Overview
Manufacturer Mitsubishi Motors
China Motor Corporation
Also called Mitsubishi Fuzion
Soueast Zinger
Production 2005–present
Assembly Taiwan (China Motor)(2005–present)
China (Soueast)(2007)
Philippines (Mitsubishi Philippines)(2007-present)
Body and chassis
Class Compact MPV
Body style 5-door MPV
Related Mitsubishi Challenger
Mitsubishi Triton
Powertrain
Engine 4G64 2.4 L straight-4
4G69 2.4 L straight-4
Transmission 4-speed auto
5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,720 mm (107.1 in)
Length 4,585 mm (180.5 in)
Width 1,775 mm (69.9 in)
Height 1,790 mm (70.5 in)
Chronology
Predecessor Mitsubishi Freeca/Adventure

The Mitsubishi Zinger is a compact MPV designed by Mitsubishi Motors in conjunction with the China Motor Corporation, based on the chassis of the Mitsubishi Challenger, and sold in Taiwan from December 24, 2005.[1] The name derives from a "person or something full of energy and vitality".[1] Since June 2007 it has also been marketed in the Philippines as the Mitsubishi Fuzion, as the company claims it "merges together the best characteristics of [three] vehicles, the sporty character and ruggedness of an SUV, the spaciousness and versatility of a van, and riding comfort of a passenger car".[2]

The first month's sales were 2,285, substantially exceeding the 1,200/month initial target.[1] The companies planned to expand into mainland China in the second half of 2007 when a joint-production venture between CMC and South East (Fujian) Motor Co., Ltd. came onstream.[1]

The 4-speed automatic model engine was replaced by a 4G69 MIVEC-equipped version at the end of 2008, in order to meet new emissions standards.[3] The 5-speed manual model still use the 4G64 engine.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Orders for new model off to fast start in Taiwan", Mitsubishi Motors press release, January 23, 2006
  2. ^ "Mitsubishi Motors Launches the Fuzion Sport Wagon", Mitsubishi Motors Philippines press release, June 29, 2007
  3. ^ Tiger, Zhang (2008-09-11). "MIVEC引擎上身,Mitsubishi Zinger小改款正式發表" (in Chinese). MSN Autos.