Mitsubishi Freeca

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2005 Philippines market Mitsubishi Adventure

The Mitsubishi Freeca is a compact MPV designed bi Mitsubishi Motors an China Motor Corporation for the Asian mercat, an built in Taiwan, Cheenae and the Philippines, where it is kent as the Mitsubishi Adventure. It wis first released on September 11, 1997,[1] an the 50,000t Freeca wis manufactured in the Philippines plant in Mairch 2005.[2] In the Philippines, the Adventure wis given major redesigns in 2001 an then 2004, then a minor facelift in late 2009.

The vehicle is an aa kent as the Mitsubishi Kuda in Indonesie where "Kuda" means Horse in Indonesian an whaur it wis locally manufactured till 2005, an Mitsubishi Jolie in Vietnam. The model name "Freeca" is coined frae "free" an "ca", the Taiwanese for vehicle.[1] The Cheenese factory an aa manufactures badge engineered Freecas for the Sooth African mercat, which are locally assembled in Cape Toun as the Africar Landio an Africar Jockey.[3]

Production[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Taiwan
(Freeca)
Philippines
(Adventure)
Indonesie
(Kuda)
Cheenae
(Freeca)
1997–99 Figures unavailable
2000 17,044 6,729 20,916 1,050
2001 13,531 7,714 4,776 7,350
2002 12,537 7,742 9,669 8,970
2003 11,800 3,921 7,350 12,630
2004 11,359 5,868 5,670 7,458
2005 12,479* 5,876 825 4,163
2006 4,791* 4,560 - 1,911
2007 6,682* 6,033 - 1,650
2008 2,133* 4,570 - 721

* Freeca an Zinger combined production figures

(Sources: Facts & Figures 2000, Facts & Figures 2005, Facts & Figures 2009, Mitsubishi Motors website)

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "China Motor Corporation of Taiwan Launches Freeca", Mitsubishi Motors press release, September 11, 1997
  2. "Mitsubishi celebrates 50,000th Adventure Milestone", Autoindustriya.com, April 4, 2006
  3. Africar vahicles, Africar Automobiles website

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