CMC Zinger

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Mitsubishi Zinger
CMC Zinger
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Overview
Manufacturer Mitsubishi Motors
China Motor Corporation
Also called Mitsubishi Fuzion
Mitsubishi Zinger
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 CMC Zinger (Chinese: 中華雙贏, originally the Mitsubishi Zinger before 2015) is a compact MPV designed by Mitsubishi Motors in conjunction with the China Motor Corporation from Taiwan, 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.

Since 2015/10 4G69 detuned from 159HP to 136HP with peak torque rpm changed from 4500rpm to 2300rpm, incorporated with new 5 speed automatic transmission (4 speed automatic and 5 speed manual transmission discontinued), Also rebadged from Mitsubishi to CMC motors logo.

The Mitsubishi Fuzion was removed from the Mitsubishi Philippines website in 2016. While from 2015, the Zinger received a mild facelift, and was transferred into a product branded as CMC following the recent change of CMC repositioning itself as a domestic Taiwanese car brand. The facelift includes CMC logo replacements and the signature CMC front grille and bumper design. [4]

Prefacelift Zinger branded as Mitsubishi product.

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. 
  4. ^ "Zinger launched as CMC product in taiwan". ucar.com.tw. 2015-09-22.