Mitsubishi Space Star

The Mitsubishi Space Star is a Japanese subcompact van manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation from 1998 to 2004. The car was assembled in the Netherlands and sold in the markets of European countries. In 2002, an updated version of the model was released. On the European market since 2012, it was sold under the same name 6th generation Mitsubishi Mirage. In total, about 280 thousand copies of the Space Star were made.

Mitsubishi Space Star, 1st generation, 1998–2005

First generation Mitsubishi Space Star, 1998–2005
Compact MPV Mitsubishi Space Star, which debuted in 1998, was created specifically for the European market. The car was produced at the NedCar plant in Holland. Mitsubishi Carisma and Volvo S40 sedans were also made there, on a common platform with which Space Star was created.

The range of power units consisted of gasoline engines 1.3 (82–86 hp), 1.6 (98 hp), as well as a 122-horsepower 1.8 GDI engine with direct fuel injection. Later, turbodiesels with a volume of 1.9 liters and a power of 102 or 115 hp appeared in the range. The compact van had a five-speed manual gearbox in the base, and a four-speed automatic transmission was offered for an additional fee for modifications 1.6 and 1.8.

Restyling in 2002 slightly refreshed the appearance of the model, and instead of the previous 1.8-liter engine, the Mitsubishi Space Star began to install an engine of the same volume, but without direct injection, its return was 112 hp.

Mitsubishi Space Star, 2nd generation, 2013

Second generation Mitsubishi Space Star, 2013
A compact five-door hatchback produced in Thailand since 2013. In 2016 and 2020, the model was restyled.

Under this name, the car is sold only in the European market; in Asia and America, the model is known as the Mitsubishi Mirage.

The Mitsubishi Space Star is powered by a 1.2-liter three-cylinder petrol engine with 71 hp. In the model range there are versions with a five-speed manual transmission and a CVT. Before restyling in 2020, the car was also equipped with a one-liter engine.

The company positions this model as a simple and inexpensive car, so the Mitsubishi Space Star is cheaper than most classmates.

Engine Renault F9Q (dCi)

The company assembled the 1.9-liter Renault F9Q or 1.9 dCi diesel engine from 1998 to 2012 and installed it not only on its models: such a unit is found on Suzuki, Mitsubishi and Volvo. Conventionally, three generations of the motor are distinguished under the environmental standards Euro 3, Euro 4, Euro 5, respectively.

Engine Mitsubishi 3A90

The 1.0-liter 3-cylinder Mitsubishi 3A90 engine has been assembled by the concern since 2012 and is installed in the sixth generation of the Mirage and its European version of the Space Star 2. This power unit has a very high compression ratio and does not tolerate bad fuel.

Engine Mitsubishi 3A92

The 1.2-liter 3-cylinder Mitsubishi 3A92 engine has been assembled by the Japanese concern since 2012 and installed on the Space Star compact van, Mirage 6 or a sedan based on it Attrage. A number of sources contain information about the version of this unit without the MIVEC phase regulator.

Engine Mitsubishi 4G13

The 1.3-liter Mitsubishi 4G13 engine was produced by an enterprise in Japan from 1985 to 2012 and was installed on such popular concern models as Colt, Lancer, Mirage, Dingo or Space Star. Since the mid-2000s, the motor has been produced in China, where it is installed on local models.

Engine Mitsubishi 4G18

1.6-liter Mitsubishi 4G18 gasoline engine was produced in Japan from 1998 to 2012, after which its assembly was transferred to China, where it is put on numerous local models.

Engine Mitsubishi 4G93

The 1.8-liter Mitsubishi 4G93 engine was produced by a Japanese company from 1991 to 2014 and was installed not only on many of its models, but also on Volvo, Proton or Brilliance cars. The motor was offered in a version with a carburetor, injector, direct injection and turbocharging.

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