MITSUBISHI has upgraded its mid-size Challenger 4WD wagon for the 2004 model year, and many items previously available as options have now been included as standard for no extra cost.
Body-coloured side protection mouldings are now standard on monotone coloured, while the Mitsubishi Three Diamond symbol has adopted the chrome look of other models. The LS model now gets black roof rails as standard, as well as a new ‘LS’ badge on the tailgate.
Inside, titanium-look instrument panel insert and power window switch surrounds are now standard on the entry model, while new seat trim and carpets have also been introduced. A silver-stitched dimpled leather covered steering wheel and gearshift knob is included on the LS model, while the woodprint power window switch surrounds are now confined to the front only.
ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, a hybrid LSD and cruise control are now all standard, while a cargo blind rail, passenger seatback pocket and electric antenna with half-way position stop have also been added as standard equipment to the entry model. The LS gets an electronic tilt/slide sunroof and an in-dash 6-CD stacker, while a cargo blind has also been added as standard equipment.
There are two new monotone and two new two-tone colours introduced into the palette – Cool Silver Metallic, White Pearl, Medium Red Mica/Medium Grey Mica, and Cool Silver Metallic/Medium Grey Mica.
As well as the numerous specification changes, Challenger’s 3.0 litre V6 engine now complies with the stringent EURO Step 2 emission standards.
The upgraded Challenger is now available at $39,490 for the five-speed M/T and $41,490 for the four-speed A/T (prices exclude dealer delivery and on-road costs). - MitsubishiReads: 1626