2013 Tokyo Motor Show Live – Mitsubishi eK Space and eK Custom
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It is not just SUVs that Mitsubishi is bullish about to revive its future, they are also betting big on Kei cars. The Japanese automaker has presented two Kei cars in the super height wagon category – Mitsubishi eK Space and eK Custom. Both these models build on the success of the eK Wagon which was introduced earlier this year in Japan.
The Mitsubishi eK Space has been designed jointly in partnership with Nissan. The eK Space sports a box-like design and claims to offer ‘enjoyable, spacious and satisfying’ driving experience. It was officially revealed today in two flavors, base and custom.
The eK Space features a sliding rear door, UV-reducing glass and touch panel-operated air conditioning. Higher-end variants can be availed with touchscreen infotainment system with GPS navigation.
On the engine front, the eK Space is powered by three-cylinder engines with outputs of 49 hp and 64 hp.
The Mitsubishi eK Custom is a slightly sportier looking variant of the eK Space. It features full body skirts, alloy wheels, a white lens for the taillamp cluster, a new front bumper and a shiny chrome grille with horizontal slats.
On the inside, the eK Custom features black interior color scheme that accents its sporty and premium refined character. Additionally, the eK Custom will also be available with Active Stability Control (ASC), which helps prevent wheel slip.
Sales of both eK Space and eK Custom are scheduled to commence early next year.