CMC Zinger

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Mitsubishi Zinger
CMC Zinger
CMC Zinger facelift 001.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Mitsubishi Motors
China Motor Corporation
Also called Mitsubishi Fuzion
Mitsubishi Zinger
Soueast Zinger
Production 2005–present
Assembly Taiwan (China Motor) (2005–present)
China (Soueast) (2007)
Body and chassis
Class Compact MPV
Body style 5-door station wagon
Related Mitsubishi Challenger
Mitsubishi Triton
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,720 mm (107.1 in)
Length 4,585 mm (180.5 in)
Width 1,775 mm (69.9 in)
Height 1,790 mm (70.5 in)
Chronology
Predecessor Mitsubishi Freeca/Adventure/Kuda

The CMC Zinger (Chinese: 中華雙贏, originally the Mitsubishi Zinger before 2015) is a compact MPV designed by Mitsubishi Motors in conjunction with the China Motor Corporation from Taiwan, based on the chassis of the Mitsubishi Challenger, and sold in Taiwan from 24 December 2005.[1]

Overview

The name derives from a "person or something full of energy and vitality".[1] From 2007 until 2016, it has also been marketed in the Philippines as the Mitsubishi Fuzion, as the company claims it "merges together the best characteristics of [three] vehicles, the sporty character and ruggedness of an SUV, the spaciousness and versatility of a van, and riding comfort of a passenger car".[2]

The first month's sales were 2,285, substantially exceeding the 1,200/month initial target.[1] The companies planned to expand into mainland China in the second half of 2007 when a joint-production venture between CMC and South East (Fujian) Motor Co., Ltd. came onstream.[1]

The automatic model engine was replaced by a 4G69 MIVEC-equipped version at the end of 2008, in order to meet new emissions standards.[3] The 5-speed manual model still uses the 4G64 engine.

In October 2015 the 4G69 engine was detuned from 159 to 136 PS (117 to 100 kW) with peak torque engine speed lowered from 4500 to 2300 rpm, incorporated with a new 5-speed automatic transmission, which replaced both the earlier 4-speed automatic as well as the manual transmission. In Taiwan the car switched from Mitsubishi and was now marketed with CMC motors logos.

The Mitsubishi Fuzion was removed from the Mitsubishi Philippines website in 2016. While from 2015, the Zinger received a mild facelift, and was transferred into a product branded as CMC following the recent change of CMC repositioning itself as a domestic Taiwanese car brand. The facelift includes CMC logo replacements and the signature CMC front grille and bumper design.

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Orders for new model off to fast start in Taiwan", Mitsubishi Motors press release, January 23, 2006
  2. ^ "Mitsubishi Motors Launches the Fuzion Sport Wagon" Archived 2007-08-14 at the Wayback Machine, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines press release, June 29, 2007
  3. ^ Tiger, Zhang (2008-09-11). "MIVEC引擎上身,Mitsubishi Zinger小改款正式發表" (in Chinese). MSN Autos.


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