|Assembly||Mizushima plant, Kurashiki, Okayama|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door Smart Utility Wagon|
|Engine||2.0 L I4
1.8 L GDI I4
2.0 L GDI I4
|Transmission||INVECS-II 4-speed semi-auto|
|Wheelbase||2,705 mm (106.5 in)|
|Length||4,460 mm (175.6 in)|
|Width||1,695 mm (66.7 in)|
|Height||1,650 mm (65.0 in)|
|Curb weight||1,380–1,460 mm (54.3–57.5 in)|
The Mitsubishi Dion was a compact MPV produced by Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors. Following its exhibition at the 1999 Tokyo Motor Show, it was introduced on January 25, 2000 priced from ¥1,598,000–1,848,000, it was built on a stretched Lancer/Mirage platform, with seven seats in a 2–3–2 configuration. The name was derived from Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and joy.
A facelifted Dion was launched in Japan in May 2002.
Annual production and sales
The company's initial sales target for the car was 4,500 in the first month, a figure exceeded by 1,000 after the first two weeks.
- Booth Guide: Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Tokyo Motor Show, 1999
- "Dion – Second series in SUW lineup; New-concept wagon seats 7 in 3 rows of seats", Mitsubishi Motors press release, January 25, 2000
- "Dion - Mitsubishi's versatile box", Jack Yamaguchi, Automotive Engineering International Online, May 2000
- "Sales of New DION tops 5,500 in two weeks", Mitsubishi Motors press release, February 16, 2000
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