Mitsubishi Updates Challenger


2005 Mitsubishi Challenger

12th August, 2005

The major differences to Challenger are in the colour palette, with three new colours or combinations. Medium Red Mica has been replaced by Red Metallic, Deep Blue becomes a solid colour, and one of the two-tone combinations becomes Deep Blue (solid) over Beige Metallic.

Challenger continues to be powered by a 3.0 litre 24-valve V6 petrol engine that develops 136kw of power at 5500 rpm and 265Nm of torque at 4500 rpm. Power is put to the ground through either a five-speed manual, or four-speed INVECS II ‘Smart Logic’ automatic transmission. The part-time 4WD system is Mitsubishi’s ‘Easy Select’ that allows drivers the convenience of switching between 2WD and 4WD without having to leave the vehicle. Challenger’s synchronised front free wheeling differential allows drivers to engage 4H ‘on the fly’ at speeds up to 100 kph.

The entry model is packed with a host of desirable features, including power steering, windows and exterior mirrors, cruise control, air conditioning, eight-spoke 16” X 7”, tube-style side-steps, security-coded AM/FM radio and single CD player with four speakers, titanium-look instrument panel and power window switch panel highlights. Driver and passenger air bags are standard, as is ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD).

The LS model adds leather-wrapped four-spoke steering wheel, gearshift and handbrake lever, an AM/FM radio and in-dash 6-CD stacker and six speaker audio system, and charcoal woodgrain instrument and power window switch panel highlights. Interior trim is leather.

Externally the LS model is distinguished by its projector style fog lamps, privacy glass, rear spoiler with high-mounted stop lamp, a power tilt and slide sunroof, roof rails and chrome exterior mirrors and door handles.

Prices remain unchanged at:

Challenger (5-sp manual) $39,990
Challenger (4-sp auto) $41,990
Challenger LS (5-sp manual) $48,990
Challenger LS (4-sp auto) $49,490

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