"This project marks another milestone in DaimlerChrysler’s alliance strategy," said Eric Ridenour, Executive Vice President - Product Devel opment of the Chrysler Group. "Ultima tely, this will allow us both to reduce development, production times and costs while adding to our respective portfolios with distinctly different, high-quality products."
The Mitsubishi Sport Truck Concept will feature all wheel drive powered by a 4.7-liter V8 engine and five-speed automatic transmission. The truck is 210 inches long, 80 inches wide and 71 inches high. It has a 135-inch wheelbase and 22-inch wheels.
The truck will showcase a design signature reflective of the individual brand character. Mitsubishi Motors Design Studio in Cypress, Calif., and the Chrysler Design Studio in Auburn Hills, Mich., are each responsible for their unique models. Additional product, production and sales details will be announced later.
The project is one of many alliance projects between DaimlerChrysler AG and Mitsubishi Motors in the areas of research, development, procurement, production, marketing and sales.
Mitsubishi Motors has a rich heritage in the pickup segment. In 2002, the company sold worldwide more than 90,000 units of its L200 Strada pickup.