Mitsubishi Dion (CR)
Overview
ManufacturerMitsubishi Motors
Production2000–2005
AssemblyMizushima plant, Kurashiki, Okayama
Body and chassis
ClassCompact MPV
Body style5-door wagon
Powertrain
Engine2.0 L I4
1.8 L GDI I4
2.0 L GDI I4
TransmissionINVECS-II 4-speed semi-auto
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,705 mm (106.5 in)
Length4,460 mm (175.6 in)
Width1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height1,650 mm (65.0 in)
Curb weight1,380–1,460 mm (54.3–57.5 in)

The Mitsubishi Dion is a compact MPV produced by Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors. Following its exhibition at the 1999 Tokyo Motor Show,[1] it was introduced on January 25, 2000 priced from ¥1,598,000–1,848,000,[2] it was built on a stretched Lancer/Mirage platform, with seven seats in a 2–3–2 configuration.[3] The name was derived from Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and joy.[2]

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.[4]

Year Production Sales
1999 15,282 n/a
2000 30,977 30,225
2001 9,699 10,601
2002 5,696 5,925
2003 1,881 2,131
2004 2,697 2,382
2005 1,797 2,149
2006 - 33

(Sources: Facts & Figures 2000, Facts & Figures 2005, Facts & Figures 2007, Mitsubishi Motors website)

References

  1. ^ Booth Guide: Mitsubishi Motors Corporation Archived 2006-06-03 at the Wayback Machine, Tokyo Motor Show, 1999
  2. ^ a b "Dion – Second series in SUW lineup; New-concept wagon seats 7 in 3 rows of seats", Mitsubishi Motors press release, January 25, 2000
  3. ^ "Dion - Mitsubishi's versatile box", Jack Yamaguchi, Automotive Engineering International Online, May 2000
  4. ^ "Sales of New DION tops 5,500 in two weeks", Mitsubishi Motors press release, February 16, 2000