Diamante

1995

Diamante

The second-generation Diamante was introduced in January 1995, after a full model change. The engine lineup included a 3.0 L V6 MIVEC unit that pumped out a class-topping 270 PS and a 2.5 L V6 MVV unit that was the first lean-burn engine with a displacement over 2.0 liters. Automatic transmission models used the 5-speed gearbox with Sport Mode feature. Suspension was by multi-link all round. The Diamante showcased many of Mitsubishi Motors' latest system technologies, including INVECS-II automatic transmission, Traction control, Electronic Controlled Power Steering, Electronically Controlled Suspension and 4-wheel Steering. These were complemented by advanced safety systems including, auto door unlock triggered on detection of an impact, tire pressure alarm, and the world's first Preview Distance Control that maintained a pre-set and speed-dependent distance using a laser-radar device to measure the distance to the vehicle ahead and a miniature CCD camera to provide visual identification.
Taking the low-stance and distinctive V-shaped front view for its cue, the styling projected an image of speed and stability. While boasting aerodynamics with a Cd = 0.28, the Diamante also provided a generously roomy interior.

Overall length 4785 mm
Overall width 1785 mm
Overall height 1435 mm
Engines 2.5 L, 3.0 L