Emeraude

1992

Emeraude

In October 1992, Mitsubishi Motors launched the Emeraude 4-door hardtop specialty model derived from the Galant. Coined from the French for "emerald", the Emeraude was, like the Diamante (diamond), named after a precious stone. With low and wide proportions and a low center of gravity, its smooth and rounded form did justice to its precious stone moniker. Optimized using advanced computer simulation and wind-tunnel testing, the Emeraude's body shape returned a Cd=0.29 aerodynamics. The interior used the finest quality velour soft upholstery while onyx texture panels either side of the center control console added a further touch of luxury to the cockpit. The engine lineup included a 2.0L V6 unit that pumped out 170 PS to deliver smooth and effortless acceleration as well as the quiet and vibration-free operation inherent to a V6. Drivability was enhanced further with the use of an automatic transmission that employed fuzzy logic in controlling the shift pattern. Targeting customers seeking a level of luxury normally found in a larger vehicle class, the Emeraude's equipment specification included the advanced-function Mitsubishi Multi Media Communications (MMCS) navigation system and a digital-surround sound system.

Overall length 4610 mm
Overall width 1730 mm
Overall height 1370 mm
Engines 1.8 L, 2.0 L