The Mitsubishi Grandis is a seven-seater mid-size multi-purpose vehicle produced from 2003 to 2011. It features a curved lower grille, lengthened front fascia with sloping windshield, smooth edges, and a high roof. Inside, it offers a spacious cabin fitted with driver and passenger amenities meant to provide a pleasant riding experience. The Mitsubishi Grandis was succeeded by the Mitsubishi Delica D:3, the Nissan NV200, the Mitsubishi Delica D:5, and the Mitsubishi Xpander. The Mitsubishi Grandis was offered in the following variants: the Mitsubishi Grandis Classic, the Mitsubishi Grandis Equippe, and the Mitsubishi Grandis Warrior. It comes in Polar White, Sterling Silver, Gunmetal Grey, Thunder Blue, and Amethyst Black.
The Mitsubishi Grandis was introduced on May 14, 2003 as a replacement for the Mitsubishi Chariot, the Mitsubishi Space Wagon, and the Mitsubishi Nimbus series. The legendary Japanese carmaker fitted the Mitsubishi Grandis with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder and 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine from Volkswagen.
The multipurpose vehicle’s contemporary styling was based on the Mitsubishi Space Liner designed by Olivier Boulay. Also, the Mitsubishi Grandis is the first vehicle to receive the Japanese carmaker’s new signature fascia featuring a sleek rising crease on the bonnet’s edge and an arching grille. It shares its platform with the Mitsubishi Airtrek.
Throughout its active years, the Mitsubishi Grandis received recognition worldwide. From 2005 to 2010, the Bangkok International Motor Show awarded the vehicle as the Best MPV.
Locally, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines initially released the Mitsubishi Grandis in 2005. Three years later, a new variant of the Mitsubishi Grandis was unveiled at a grand event in Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Pasay City.
The Mitsubishi Grandis measures 4,760mm long, 1,801mm wide, and 1,659mm tall.
Exterior highlights include a pair of halogen reflector headlamps with protector and black extensions, front fog lamps, VRX sports grille, body-colored front and rear bumpers, bonnet protector, body-colored door handles, claddings on the side body, front and rear mudguards, side air dam, tailgate spoiler, high-mounted stop lamp at the rear, and 16-inch steel to 17-inch alloy wheels with full wheel covers.
The Mitsubishi Grandis offers a comfortable and spacious cabin courtesy of its 2,830mm wheelbase. Notable features include the two-tone interior consisting of black and grey, black cloth or leather-covered seats depending on the variant, leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-covered gear shift lever, alloy pedals, a tachometer, trip meter, a seatback tray, high-contrast instrument meters, and demister at the rear window.
Technology & Safety Features
The Mitsubishi Grandis is fitted with an electronic tune radio with a security code and MP3 player. It is paired with four to six speakers strategically placed throughout the cabin.
In terms of safety, the Mitsubishi Grandis is equipped with a generous number of airbags, an anti-lock braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution, rear parking assist, three-point seat belts with pre-tensioners, seat belt warning lamp, childproof door locks at the rear, child seat anchors, and more.
Platform & Chassis
The Mitsubishi Grandis utilized an independent MacPherson strut suspension with coil springs at the front and a multi-link suspension with coil springs at the rear. Its braking power is assisted by vented discs at the front and solid discs at the rear.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Mitsubishi Grandis is powered by a 162 horsepower 2.4-liter MIVEC or a 134 horsepower 2.0-liter engine. It is paired with either a five to a six-speed manual transmission or a four-speed INVECS-II transmission with Sports Mode.