MITSUBISHI. MITSUBISHI in AUSTRALIA
Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd. 1284 South Road, Clovelly Park 5042, P. O. Box 8, Melrose Park, South
fax +618/82756841, http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com.au
Models produced in Australia:
Magna / Verada (sedan, estate body version).
Production volume in Australia in 2003 - 37,763 vehicles.
The T. J. Richards company established in 1885 (since 1947 called the Chrysler
Australia) started in 1905 the manufacture of car bodies, and in the years 1928-82 assembled, and then
produced Chrysler vehicles. In 1965, the company took over the Australian Hillman branch,
and in 1971
the assembly of Mitsubishi cars. In the years 1978 (15% of the shares) - 1980 (to 90% of the shares),
Mitsubishi took over Chrysler Australia Ltd. Since 1995 the third generation of the
Magna model has been produced, joined a year later by the Verada version, as a
sedan and station wagon. At the end of 2000 and in 2003, the models were restyled. The
Magna comes with a 3.5-liter 211 hp V6 engine or a 3.5-liter 194 hp V6 LPG plant. Since 1997, the Magna VR and the
Magna VR-X versions have been offered, provided with spoilers and a 3.5-liter 222 hp V6 engine, and in
2002 - the Ralliart Magna
with a 3.5-liter 245 hp V6 unit. The Verada is characterized by an original front, luxurious
accessories and a 3.5-liter 211 hp or a 3.5-liter 222 hp V6 engine (the GTVi
version). In 2002 the sedan versions were added: the Magna AWD 4x4 (with a 3.5-liter 209 hp V6 plant), the
Magna WR AWD 4x4 (with a 3.5-liter 216 hp V6 engine), and the Verada AWD (with a 3.5-liter 209 hp V6 unit, too). At
the end of 2005, the new Magna IV is scheduled for production.