In 2001, in Tokyo the new crossover of Airtrek was presented with a front or connected complete drive. The first developments on creation of Airtrek were presented as the concept, and then and prototype under the name Mitsubishi ASX.
Producing of Airtrek became the family marking of beginning of reforms in companies that set the problem newly to give a glance on a design and constructing of the cars.
Airtrek is parquet off-road vehicle done on the base of the sedan of model of Lancer Cedia. Came on changing of Pajero Sport and addressed to the supporters of active way of life.
Under the hood of Airtrek 4-cylinder engines are set by volume of 2 L. and 2,4 L. of type of GDI, each of that has modifications for a complete and front drive.
Gear-box is only automatic four range INVECS II Sport Mode monotonic with possibility of the hand switching of speeds. On a variant with the connected complete drive the active inferable differential adopted at sport car Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is set.
Sizes of Airtrek: 4410x1750x1550 mm. the Travelling road clearance 195 mm. Equipped mass is 1745 kg the Most attractiveness consists of his subzero basket in a 1550 mm high. In combination with imposing appearance and tires of large-break, the silhouette of the auto with the low planted salon looks originally and eccentrically.
Airtrek is produced only in a 5-door variant. In spite of outwardly compact sizes there are baskets allowing using stands for small cars, in a salon an enough place is for the comfort placing of high people. The seats of back row are folded in different variants, under sex of luggage rack and there are quite a bit «hiding-places» in a salon.
A wheel-base in a 2625 mm is the longest for this class, along with Nissan X - Trail. On this account, the comfort of back seats can be named the greatest for this class. Comfortable construction of arm-chairs and much place foot. However the large volume of space on back seats has a back - reduction of volume of luggage rack.
In 2002 the gamut of power aggregates was filled up by a 2-with a capacity of one the liter row 4-cylinder engine that in a turbo variant develops power in 250 hp.
Bearing basket, transversal location of power aggregate, the independent pendant of all wheels provides Airtrek good working internal’s at motion on all types of roads and satisfactory passableness.
In 2003 Japanese Airtrek was compatible on a design with Outlander.