Mitsubishi Grandis (2004–2010)
Good looking seven-seat MPV launched onto Japanese market
4,755 mm long, 1,655 mm high.
On sale in UK priced £18,499-£22,999
Has new 2.4litre 165bhp MIVEC petrol engine and choice of manual transmission or INVECS II 4-speed automatic with sports mode. VAG's 140PS 2.0 litre 16v PD diesel offered as an alternative engine from 2005.
Mitsubishi’s new "Hide & Seat™" is rear row of seats can be individually folded away into the floor in a simple operation that takes seconds. This feature creates extra luggage capacity without the problems of folding, removing, carrying and storing heavy seats. Can also be reclined or flipped back into 'spectator seats' facing out of the rear hatch.
With second and third row of seats folded in place, 1,545 litres of cargo capacity is available. All Mitsubishi Grandis models with come laden with specification and important safety features including ABS, EBD (electronic brakeforce distribution), driver and passenger front and side airbags plus curtain airbags for the first and second rows of seats.
At £18,499 for manual and £19,499 for automatic transmission, Grandis Classic comes with a host of equipment as standard including 17" alloy wheels, single CD player, keyless entry and alarm, automatic air conditioning, front fog lamps, rear spoiler, electronic door mirrors and height adjustable driver’s seat with armrest.
Grandis Equippe, priced at £20,499 for manual and £21,499 for automatic, gains stability and traction control, dual sunroof, cruise control, leather steering wheel and shift knob plus a CD autochanger.
Top specification Grandis Elegance also has leather for £21,999 with manual transmission and £22,999 with automatic transmission.
New 2.4 litre SOHC 16 valve 4 cylinder powerplant equipped with Mitsubishi’s innovative MIVEC variable timing system, developing 165bhp @ 6,000 rpm and 217 Nm @ 4,000 rpm. Top speed 124mph (118mph with automatic), does 0-60 in 9.7 seconds (11.4 Seconds with the auto) and has combined fuel consumption of 30.4mpg or 9.3 litres/100km (28.5mpg or 9.9 litres/100km for the auto). Manual version drives well. Step through driver's cab. Not a direct replacement for Space Wagon.
Diesel option added
VAG 2.0 TDI 16v 134bhp diesel option at £19,699 to £23,699. 134bhp at 4,000rpm and 310Nm at 1,750rpm. 6-speed manual gearbox gives a maximum speed of 121mph, a 0-60 dash of 10.5 seconds and, most importantly, a combined fuel consumption figure of 43mpg.