Tredia / Cordia

1982

Tredia / Cordia

As private ownership of cars in Japan was advancing its state of maturity in the late 1970s and accompanied by the call for conservation of resources and energy, requirements for compact and mid-sized cars became more diverse. Mitsubishi Motors had already brought out the Galant, Lancer and Mirage series which addressed these needs and in March 1982 added to its product lineup the Tredia 4-door sedan and the Cordia 2-door coupe, both front-engine / front-drive (FWD) cars. Mitsubishi Motors' second FWD models were developed to a concept of providing a roomy interior within compact exterior lines and of reducing vehicle weight. Their innovative styling was designed to reduce aerodynamic drag to the minimum using a wedged shape, flush surfaces and even concealed lip rain moldings which ran inboard the roof edge. They were powered by 1.6 L turbo engine (115 PS) and were offered with the world's first electronically controlled automatic transmission or the two-range Super Shift manual transmission that was proving popular in the Mirage series. The Cordia Turbo trim level sported LED instrumentation with easily legible and elegant color digital readouts.

Tredia
Overall length 4280 mm
Overall width 1660 mm
Overall height 1370 mm
Engines 1.4 L, 1.6 L, 1.6 L Turbo, 1.8 L
Cordia
Overall length 4275 mm
Overall width 1660 mm
Overall height 1320 mm
Engines 1.6 L, 1.6 L Turbo, 1.8 L