Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation recently introduced the new & elegant looking, 2006 Space Gear. This full-size, five-door, ten-seater family van features fresh styling and options that will make journeys a lot more enjoyable. New for the exterior is a sleeker looking engine hood with integrated grille design, front bumper, color-keyed side mirrors with LED-type side turning lamps, 16-inch five-spoke alloy wheels (wrapped around by sportier 215/60 R16 radial tires) and a new design for the rear combination lamps. The inside features a new instrument cluster, titanium finish for the center dashboard and power window switch panels, and a new in-dash DVD/MP3/CD ready head unit.
Besides carrying the Mitsubishi brand name that has gained a solid reputation for dependability, reliability, and value for money, Mitsubishi Motors loaded it with performance features that make it the ideal family van. The 2006 Space Gear is powered with a spirited 2.4 liter 4G64 SOHC MPI 16-valve engine that produces 132 PS @ 5,500 rpm and 19.6 kg-m @ 2,500 rpm, appropriately matched to an electronically controlled four-speed automatic (with overdrive).
The new Space Gear's level of comfort was also improved. The van rides on a front double wishbone and five-link coil spring rear suspension (both with stabilizer bars), providing enhanced riding comfort and high speed stability. Seats were improved considerably to provide a more relaxing ride for both driver and passengers. The side armrest for the driver seat and center armrests are standard for the second and third row seats. Power features are also standard such as power windows, door locks, and power side mirrors.
Mitsubishi Motors pioneered the dual sliding door concept in vans and still offers this convenient feature on the 2006 Mitsubishi Space Gear. The 2006 Space Gear is also available with the following dealer options such as the new Mitsubishi Motors Auto Security (MMAS) keyless entry with alarm with a unique remote auto start feature and the Tire Pressure Monitoring system that gives real-time feedback on the tires' pressure and temperature. One unique feature of the Mitsubishi Motors Auto Security keyless entry with auto start feature is that you can remotely start the vehicle and its a/c system, very convenient if the vehicle is parked under the sun and the owner wants to cool off the cabin before entering. The MMAS with auto start allows the engine to run for ten minutes while still keeping the doors locked and alarm armed.
Other accommodating and convenient features of the 2006 Space Gear are full standard matting, a rear wiper with washer, a rear underview mirror to assist in driver in parking and a printed antenna on the rear quarter glass. The 2006 Mitsubishi Space Gear is priced at Php 1,220,000.00.