• Mitsubishi Carisma

Mitsubishi Carisma – D-segment car (the middle class), produced in a factory NedCar in Sittard-Geleen (Netherlands) intended for the European market by Mitsubishi Motors in 1995-2004. In 1999 he carried out a thorough modernization, which by some sources is considered as a new generation.

Created in collaboration with Volvo, shared chassis with the first generation Volvo S40/V40 and Mitsubishi Space Star. This chassis was also used in the Proton Waja. This car was available with 1.3 petrol engine (not available in Poland), 1.6 and 1.8, and the engine with direct fuel injection – 1.8 GDI. Diesel engines come from Renault and were 1.9 and 1.9 TD DI-D.

Carisma was available in two body styles: four-door sedan and five-door liftback. Car during its production period is wagered between the Lancer and Galant. After production, the place Carisma in the European market took Lancer.

In 1995, Mitsubishi Motors presented Carisma. It was built in the Netherlands in a joint factory Mitsubishi and Volvo – NedCar. Carisma was available with four-cylinder petrol engine 90HP 1.6, 1.8 115HP and 140HP 1.8 (MSX). Was only available version of the liftback.

A year later, presented Carisma sedan. Trunk has a magnification of 430 to 480 l This car looks much like the smaller the Mitsubishi Lancer 6th generation.

In 1997, Carisma was equipped with a turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine 1.9 TD derived from the Renault 19 was the engine of 90HP.

At the end of 1997, Mitsubishi Motors in CaRiSMi presented a revolutionary new technology – petrol engine with direct fuel injection – 1.8 GDI. The engine developed maximum output of 125HP and propel the car from 0 to 100km/hw equal to 10 seconds.

Carisma was available in several trim levels: GL, GLX/LX, GLS/LS.

In 1999 he was presented Carisma after a thorough modernization. Completely changed the appearance of the front, rear and interior. There were also technical innovations: 1.6 petrol engine generates power of 99HP. Introduced new versions of outfitting markings: Classic, Comfort, Avance and Elegance.

We offer diesel engines in addition to the well-worn TD appeared two new units DI-D with direct injection, common rail technology and intercooler. These engines supplied by Renault.

In 2000, the GDI engine updated. The modifications were designed to reduce emissions of pollutants and achieve the requirements of EURO IV standards. As a result, changed power – 125HP to 122HP with. In the same year, Mitsubishi Carisma model presented Dynamics. With specialists in Formula 1 and remodeling of body provided with a car wheel rims size 17 inches. The car was powered by a 1.8 GDI unit. That same year, discontinued sale of Carisma 1.9 TD engine.

In 2001, after the light changes reached 1.6 engine power 103HP. In addition, she was also very poor version available with an engine Carisma 1.3.

In 2002, a facelift was performed Carisma. Were removed chrome inserts in the grille grill, headlights used with a darker shade, there have been changes in the interior of the car and changed the emblem Mitsubishi chrome.

In 2004, discontinued Carisma. Seventh-generation Mitsubishi Lancer took its place in Mitsubishi’s European range. In NedCar factory in the Netherlands began production of a new model Mitsubishi Colt.

(ŹródÅ‚o: Fact & Figures 2000, Fact & Figures 2005, strona internetowa Mitsubishi Motors)