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Mitsubishi Endeavor

2004-2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor
Mitsubishi Endeavor
Overview
Manufacturer
Mitsubishi Motors
Production
2002-2011
Model years
2003–2011
Assembly
Normal, Illinois, United States
Designer
Dave O'Connell
Body and chassis
Class
Mid-size crossover SUV
Body style
5-door sport utility vehicle
Layout
Front engine,
front- or four-wheel drive
Platform
Mitsubishi PS platform
Related
Mitsubishi Eclipse
Mitsubishi Galant
Powertrain
Engine
3.8 L SOHC 24v V6
Transmission
4-speed semi-auto
Dimensions
Wheelbase
2,751 mm  (108.3 in)
Length
4,831–4,846 mm (190.2–190.8 in)
Width
1,869 mm (73.6 in)
Height
1,768–1,783 mm  (69.6–70.2 in)
Curb weight
1,755–1,890 kg (3,869–4,167 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor
Mitsubishi Montero Sport
Successor
Mitsubishi Outlander
Mitsubishi Montero Sport (2011)
The Mitsubishi Endeavor is a mid-size crossover SUV built by Mitsubishi Motors at their manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois. Based on the PS platform, it was the first vehicle built under Mitsubishi's "Project America", a program aimed at introducing vehicles for North America without having to compromise to accommodate other export markets.
Its design origins can be traced back to the Mitsubishi SSU which debuted at the 1999 North American International Auto Show, although the Endeavor does not share the concept's mechanical underpinnings. The prototype was powered by a 305 hp (227 kW) version of the 6A13TT 2.5 liter twin-turbo V6, which directed the power to a full-time all wheel drive system through its INVECS-II five-speed semi-automatic transmission and AYC. When the Endeavor debuted, it used the 6G75 3.8 liter V6 offering 215 hp (160 kW) (improved to 225 hp (168 kW) in 2004) and 250 lb·ft (339 N·m), mated to a four-speed semi-automatic transmission with an optional all wheel drive system that splits the torque 50/50 by default. In 2011, the Endeavor again featured a 3.8L V6 but upgraded once more to produce 225 hp and 255 ft. lbs or torque. It received a mild restyle for the 2006 model year.
Despite some reasonably favorable reviews on its release, the Endeavor's performance in the marketplace failed to meet Mitsubishi's expectations. On its release in March 2002 the company aimed for 80,000 annual sales but achieved only 32,054 by the end of its debut year, and sales fell every year since.
Mitsubishi did not produce any 2009 Endeavor models for the retail market. They did produce a 2009 model for fleet customers that are turning up as used, off lease vehicles. They share the exterior appearance with the 2010 model, however are equipped with cloth interior, and add bluetooth. For the 2010 model year, the Endeavor gets another facelift, with newer front and rear fascias. The 2010 Endeavor went on sale in June 2009. It only came one way for 2010, lacking the navigation package of the 2008 Limited trim, and only came equipped with leather seating. Also adds hands free bluetooth calling.
On April 25, 2011, it was announced that Endeavor production would end in August 2011.
2006–2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor
2009-2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor

Annual production and sales

Year
Production
Sales (USA only)
2002
10
-
2003
48,987
39,181
2004
19,448
20,920
2005
22,403
18,568
2006
18,097
14,043
2007
13,465
10,669
2008
2,316
4,342
2009
5,401
4,057
2010
6,444
4,433
2011
8,607
8,324
2012
-
255
(sources: Facts & Figures 2005, Facts & Figures 2008, Facts & Figures 2011, Facts & Figures 2013, Mitsubishi Motors website)


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Last updated on 27 June 2014 at 22:51.

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