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Mitsubishi eK

Mitsubishi eK
Overview
Manufacturer
Mitsubishi Motors
Also called
Mitsubishi eK Active
Mitsubishi eK Classy
Mitsubishi eK Custom
Mitsubishi eK Space
Mitsubishi eK Space Custom
Mitsubishi eK Sport
Mitsubishi eK Wagon
Nissan Dayz
Nissan Dayz Highway Star
Nissan Dayz Roox
Nissan Dayz Roox Highway Star
Nissan Otti
Production
2001–present
Assembly
Kurashiki, Okayama (Mizushima Plant)
Body and chassis
Class
Kei car
Body style
5-door hatchback
Layout
Front engine, FWD or 4WD
Powertrain
Engine
657 cc 3G83 I3
657 cc 3G83 I3 turbo
Transmission
3-speed automatic
4-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase
2,340 mm (92.1 in)
Length
3,395 mm (133.7 in)
Width
1,475 mm (58.1 in)
Height
1,550 mm (61.0 in)
Curb weight
790–900 kg (1,740–1,980 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor
Mitsubishi Toppo BJ
The Mitsubishi eK is a Japanese kei car from Mitsubishi Motors, based on the long-running Mitsubishi Minica, and first introduced on October 11, 2001 at ¥910,000 to ¥1,108,000. According to the company the name stands for "excellent Keijidōsha", or "excellent minicar".
In its first generation, it was available either as an eK Wagon (introduced on October 11, 2001), eK Sport (introduced on September 2, 2002), eK Classy (introduced on May 26, 2003) or eK Active (introduced on May 25, 2004). A facelifted eK Wagon was introduced on December 20, 2004. On December 20, 2005, the eK Classy was discontinued.
The second generation eK Wagon and eK Sport were released on September 13, 2006, priced from ¥913,500 to ¥1,484,700. The eK Active was discontinued at the time of the second generation's launch. A facelifted eK Wagon and eK Sport were released on August 21, 2008.
The third generation eK Wagon and eK Sport (now eK Custom) were released on June 6, 2013.
Immediately upon its release it was the recipient of the "Good Design Award" by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in 2001. While the initial sales target was 10,000 units per month, it sold 13,000 in its first four days, and 20,000 by the end of October 2001. It is Mitsubishi's highest volume model in the Japanese domestic market, and total sales to 2005 are approximately 480,000. In Japan, it was sold at a specific retail chain called Car Plaza. Since June 8, 2005, Nissan Motors has received 36,000 eK Wagons annually from Mitsubishi, to be sold within the domestic market as the Nissan Otti. The Otti was replaced by the Nissan Dayz and Nissan Dayz Highway Star on June 6, 2013, although the Otti was still sold alongside the Dayz until being discontinued on June 28, 2013.

Technical details

  • Engine
Type: 3G83 SOHC 12v straight-3
Capacity: 657 cc
Compression ratio:
10.2:1 (naturally aspirated)
8.5:1 (turbocharged)
Peak power:
37 kW (50 PS) at 6500 rpm (n/a)
47 kW (64 PS) at 6000 rpm (turbo)
Peak torque:
62 Nm (46 lbft at 4000 rpm (n/a)
93 Nm (69 lbft) at 3500 rpm (turbo)
  • Suspension
Front: MacPherson struts
Rear: 3-link torque arm type
  • Tyres
155/65R13 (Wagon)
165/55R14 (Sport)
  • Turning circle: 4.4 m
  • Seats: 4

Annual production and sales

Production figures include OEM units manufactured on behalf of Nissan, while sales figures only include Mitsubishi-badged models.
A Mitsubishi eK Wagon alongside its Nissan Otti twin.
Year
Production
Sales
2001
97,390
86,465
2002
115,918
122,857
2003
119,652
118,567
2004
70,826
71,062
2005
118,480
73,277
2006
122,294
67,052
2007
77,875
56,686
2008
63,943
39,972
(sources: Facts & Figures 2005Facts & Figures 2009, Mitsubishi Motors website)

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Last updated on 30 April 2014 at 16:16.

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