Mitsubishi Motors' Lineup for 2005 North American International Auto Show
Tokyo, January 11, 2005 -- Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. (MMNA, Cypress, California) gave the brand-new Raider pickup and the latest Eclipse sporty coupe their world premiere at the 2005 North American International Auto Show (the Detroit Motor Show), which is being held January 9 to 23, 2005, at the Cobo Center in Detroit. The show opens to the general public on January 15.
Dan Sims, responsible for the design of the Raider and the Eclipse and General Manager of the Mitsubishi Motors Design Studio at Mitsubishi Motors R&D of America (Cypress, California), had the following to say at a press conference held on January 10: "We have made the Raider to be a pickup truck that will fire up users' hearts, with running performance that is adapted to active lifestyles, and matching styling and colors. Likewise, with the Eclipse, in addition to its class-topping performance, with this latest version we've made a design that is the evolution of its aggressive and cool look, one that creates a sporty, dynamic feeling."
MMC and MMNA will be displaying a total of 14 vehicles at the show. Joining the two world premiere cars on the stands are the Pajero Evolution, with the same specification as the works team cars that are currently setting the pace in the Dakar Rally.