Airtrek

2001

Airtrek

Launched in Japan in June 2001, the Airtrek was developed to create a new category of car, a "smart all-rounder" next-generation crossover SUV as it brings together the friendly driveability and around-town performance offered by minivans and station wagons, and the go-anywhere off-road performance potential of a SUV. The Airtrek's packaging used a 2625mm long wheelbase to accommodate a roomy interior space, large 16-inch wheels to provide a ground clearance of 195mm and a front seat height of 600mm to facilitate access. Overall height was kept at 1550mm, enabling access to tower parking common in Japanese towns and cities. Some Airtrek models were powered by the 2.4L GDI engine. In automatic models this was mated to the INVECS-II Sport Mode 4-speed transmission. 4WD models used a full-time viscous coupling center differential driveline. The body used MMC's RISE impact-safety body structure.The walk-thro between driver and front passenger seats and the 60/40-split rear seats gave added utility. In June 2002 an intercooled turbo model was added to the lineup. In January 2003, the Sport Gear trim level sporting oversize front and rear bumpers, lift-up body, bold front visage, large roof rails and other RV features was added to the lineup.

Overall length 4410mm
Overall width 1750mm
Overall height 1550mm
Engines 2.0L / 2.4L