Mitsubishi eK Wagon
to Mitsubishi, "eK" stands for "Excellent Kei-car". This sounds quite
The car itself is not much better. Basically, the whole floorpan and
important mechanicals - engine, gearbox and suspensions for instance -
are carried over from Minica (see above). And that means only a cheap
3-cylinder engine and an outdated 3-speed automatic are available. No
what is the
building another Kei-car when the company has already got Minica and
? because Minica is outdated and relatively cramped compare with new
while Toppo is too tall for Japan's tower parking which is popular in
In contrast, eK Wagon's 1550mm height is exactly the maximum limit of
parking. Although hard points are unchanged from chassis donor Minica,
eK Wagon is still able to stretch more interior length and width to
leg and shoulder room. Its boxy exterior shape already told you it
space in first priority.
is too simple to the extent that boring. There are many storage cubbies
and pockets but there is no design or quality feel to talk about. Young
people are unlikely to be interested in this car. Housewives might be.
above report was last updated on 21 Nov
2001. All Rights Reserved.
eK Wagon 2006
generation, but it's not a mild facelift either. The eK Wagon starting
late 2006 keeps the basic architecture of the old car unchanged, but
exterior and interior are thoroughly revamped to look modern and feel
quality. The engine is still that 657 cc sohc 3-pot, but a 5-speed
4-speed automatic gearbox are added beside the long-serving 3-speed
A new model called eK Sport adds a turbocharger to the engine and
its power saturated at the 64 hp limit allowed by Japanese law.
biggest news to the eK is a power sliding rear door at the passenger
Suddenly the little Mitsubishi K-car sounds like a luxury MPV ! What a
pity owing to the limited length of the car the door can only slide
backward for 53 cm, so fat guys are strictly banned from this car.
above report was last updated on 13 Sep
2007. All Rights Reserved.