Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) today announced that "Raider"
would be the name of the company's new midsize truck to be unveiled at
the 2005 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Mitsubishi
Motors dealers attending the national franchise convention were treated
to a preview of the new truck, along with the new Eclipse sporty coupe
also scheduled to debut at the Detroit show. Both new vehicles feature
interior and exterior designs created by Mitsubishi Motors Cypress, California
design studio. The Eclipse is slated to go on sale in summer 2005, followed
by the truck in early fall.
styling emphasizes sportiness with a bold stance and aggressive attitude
and incorporates signature design cues from the Mitsubishi family of vehicles
- including Endeavor and Galant. The all-new Eclipse takes a dynamic,
muscular stance and hints toward a performance and handling package that
will re-excite the sporty car segment.
will include a standard V-6 and a V-8 engine option, two different cab
configurations, and unique interior and exterior styling distinctive to
Mitsubishi. The Raider, based on the Dodge Dakota midsize truck, will
be built in the Daimler-Chrysler plant in Warren, Michigan.
feature highlights include:
V8 with 230 horsepower and 290 pounds-feet of torque
boxed steel frame
front suspension with coil-over shocks and
live axle and multi-leaf rear suspension
or double cab in two- and four-wheel drive