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|Also called||Nissan Otti|
|Assembly||Mizushima Plant, Kurashiki, Okayama|
|Predecessor||Mitsubishi Toppo BJ|
|Body style(s)||5-door hatchback|
|Layout||Front engine, FWD or 4WD|
|Engine(s)||657 cc I3
657 cc I3 turbo
|Wheelbase||2340 mm (92.1 in)|
|Length||3395 mm (133.7 in)|
|Width||1475 mm (58.1 in)|
|Height||1550 mm (61 in)|
|Curb weight||790–900 kg (1742–1984 lb)|
The Mitsubishi eK is a Japanese kei car from Mitsubishi Motors, based on the long-running Mitsubishi Minica, and first introduced on October 11, 2001 at ¥910,000 to ¥1,108,000. According to the company the name stands for "excellent Keijidōsha", or "excellent minicar". It was available either as an eK Wagon (introduced October 2001), eK Sport (September 2002), eK Classy (May 2003) or eK Active (May 2004). The range was given a styling revision and re-released on September 13, 2006, priced from ¥913,500 to ¥1,484,700.
Immediately upon its release it was the recipient of the "Good Design Award" by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in 2001. While the initial sales target was 10,000 units per month, it sold 13,000 in its first four days, and 20,000 by the end of October 2001. It is Mitsubishi's highest volume model in the Japanese domestic market, and total sales to 2005 are approximately 480,000. Since 2005, Nissan Motors has received 36,000 eK wagons annually from Mitsubishi, to be sold within the domestic market as the Nissan Otti.
- Front: MacPherson struts
- Rear: 3-link torque arm type
- 155/65R13 (Wagon)
- 165/55R14 (Sport)
- Turning circle: 4.4 m
- Seats: 4
Annual production and sales
Production figures include OEM units manufactured on behalf of Nissan. Sales figures only include Mitsubishi-badged models.
(source: Fact & Figures 2005, Mitsubishi Motors website)
- ^ "Mitsubishi Motors proudly introduces the next standard in mini-cars, the semi-tall "eK-WAGON"", Mitsubishi Motors press release, October 11, 2001
- ^ a b "Mitsubishi Motors launches new eK Wagon & eK Sport", Mitsubishi Motors press release, September 13, 2006
- ^ "Mitsubishi Motors has Received the Good Design Award", Mitsubishi Motors press release, October 11, 2001
- ^ "Brand-new eK-WAGON order top 13,000 in first 4 days after launch Way over 10,000 monthly target", Mitsubishi Motors press release, October 16, 2001
- ^ "eK-WAGON orders top 20,000", Mitsubishi Motors press release, August 8, 2006
- ^ "First drives - Mitsubishi eK Sport", Auto Express
- ^ "Nissan To Get New eK WAGON Supply from Mitsubishi", Mitsuishi Motors press release, October 31, 2001
- Mitsubishi eK series, Mitsubishi Motors website