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Revitalizing Mitsubishi in North America is a key part of the overall plan for returning Mitsubishi Motors Corp. to profitability.

Mitsubishi expects to unveil its business revitalization action plan at the end of this month, said Osamu Masuko, head of the automaker's overseas operations.

Rich Gilligan, the newly named president and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors North America, said on Monday that his plans call for a new sense of discipline combined with a well-defined image and a market share of between 1 percent and 2 percent. That will lead to profits, he said.

Mitsubishi ended 2004 with a 1-percent share of the U.S. market on sales of 161,609 units, down 37.1 percent from the year before.

"We know it will take time. We're willing to be patient," Gillian said at the Detroit auto show.

Mitsubishi used the show to reveal two 2006 models -- the fourth-generation Eclipse coupe and the Raider pickup.

The Eclipse, which goes on sale this summer, has a more rounded shape than its predecessor. The design was penned by Mitsubishi's studio in Cypress, Calif. Buyers will have a choice of a 165-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine or a 260-hp, 3.8-liter V-6.

Gilligan said a convertible version will go on sale in 2006.

<>The Raider shares its basic mechanicals with the Dodge Dakota pickup. The truck will be sold in extended cab and crew cab configurations, with 5.25- or 6.5-foot long beds. Engine choices are a 210-hp, 3.7-liter V-6 or a 230-hp, 4.7-liter V-8. The Raider goes on sale this fall.

Gilligan said Mitsubishi would show the next version of its high-performance Lancer, the Evolution IX, at the New York auto show in April.

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Specs for the Eclipse.

January 10, 2005 -- Detroit -- Engine GS GT
Engine Type 2.4L L4--------- 3.8L V6
Engine Code 4G69----------- 6G75
Valve Train SOHC, 16 valve MIVEC SOHC,---- 24 valve MIVEC
Displacement (cu in/cc)----- 145.1 / 2378-------- 233.6 / 3828
Bore x Stroke (in/mm)------ 3.43 x 3.94----------- 3.74 x 3.54
Compression Ratio---------- 9.5:1-------------------- 10.5:1
Horsepower @ RPM (BHP)--- 165 @ 6000----- 260 / 5750
Torque @ RPM (lbs-ft)----- 162 @ 6000------ 260 / 4500
Variable Induction ---------N/A---------------- N/A
Engine Block- Cast Iron
Cylinder Heads-- Aluminum
Redline RPM------------- 6500----------------- 6500
Fuel System Electronically-controlled, sequential multi-point injection
Recommended Fuel Regular Premium
Engine Oil Capacity (qt/L) 3.2 / 4.2------------- 3.2 / 4.2

Transmission Type:- 5-Speed Manual - 4-Speed Automatic - 6-Speed Manual - 5-Speed Automatic

Suspension------------------ GS------------------------ GT
Front Independent MacPherson strut with offset coil springs
Front Stabilizer Bar (mm) 22
Rear Independent Multi-Link with coil springs
Rear Stabilizer Bar (mm)----- 20------------------------- 21
Exterior Dimensions .
Wheelbase (in/mm) 101.4 / 2575
Length (in/mm) 179.7 / 4565
Width (in/mm) 72.2 / 1835
Height (in/mm)
with 18 inch tires 53.5 / 1358
53.8 / 1366
Track, Front (in/mm) 61.8 / 1570
Track, Rear (in/mm) 61.8 / 1570
Min. Ground Clearance (in/mm)
with 18 inch tires 5.8 / 148
6.1 / 156
 

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SuperBirdy said:
honda ridgeline > raider

for a 4.7l V8 those numbers suck ass, honda gets more power out of the v6 in the ridgeline
Hp figures aren't that impressive at all since alot of todays v6's make those figures...But in a truck, tq is king. That 4.7L v8 in the Raider has 290lb-ft of tq at 3,600rpms. The Honda 3.5L in the Acura MDX makes 253lb-ft of tq at 3,500rpms. A difference of almost 40lb-ft tq.
 

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5.0 said:
Hp figures aren't that impressive at all since alot of todays v6's make those figures...But in a truck, tq is king. That 4.7L v8 in the Raider has 290lb-ft of tq at 3,600rpms. The Honda 3.5L in the Acura MDX makes 253lb-ft of tq at 3,500rpms. A difference of almost 40lb-ft tq.

Yea but it takes them 1.2 liters more to get those extra 40lb-ft of tq. They really should be doing better than that.
 

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SuperBirdy said:
honda ridgeline > raider

for a 4.7l V8 those numbers suck ass, honda gets more power out of the v6 in the ridgeline
no hemi option? hahaha joking.
 

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5.0 said:
Hp figures aren't that impressive at all since alot of todays v6's make those figures...But in a truck, tq is king. That 4.7L v8 in the Raider has 290lb-ft of tq at 3,600rpms. The Honda 3.5L in the Acura MDX makes 253lb-ft of tq at 3,500rpms. A difference of almost 40lb-ft tq.
hm.. typical mitsu cars.. no turbo = SUX
 

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except for the evo, any number figures on any other cars from mitsu really suck, including hp and torque number...they use another 1.2 liter just to gain that 40lbs of torque? i thought they can do better than this...
 

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yeah.. i dont know how they expect to appeal to a "tuner" crowd with the new eclipse...
honestly.. i think i might thake the 160 hp version over the V6 260
cause to me v6 = bleh
i think it would have been much more affordable and appealing if they had GS.. 160hp and a GSX like old times... AWD rated at... around 220-230 hp
i belive that would be satisfying
i belive a intercooler, some internal work, 8 psi turbo and some more basic stuff.. like "higher flow" intake and exhaust could produce that wound of the inline 4..
 
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