|Mitsubishi Carisma History|
Carisma Reviews - Carisma Specs - Carisma Photo Gallery - Carisma History
Want to buy the car?
|Home » Mitsubishi Carisma History|
The Mitsubishi Carisma was an automobile built for the European midsize segment from 1995 to 2004. It was co-developed with Volvo, sharing its chassis with the first generation of the Volvo S40, and built at the NedCar factory, in the Netherlands.
The Carisma was available as a 4-door sedan or a 5-door liftback. It featured gasoline engines from 1.3 L (introduced later in life) to 1.8 L, this one with gasoline direct injection. Turbo Diesel powerplants were sourced from Renault.
In spite of its name, the Carisma had a fairly neutral design, a characteristic that was not improved when it received a midlife refreshing in 2001. The car was placed between the Lancer and the Galant, but its placement in the Mitsubishi European range was taken by the former, after the Carisma's production ended.
In a few markets where the Lancer was not available, the Evolution version was rebadged Mitsubishi Carisma GT.