Mitsubishi Endeavor
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Make: Mitsubishi
Model: Endeavor
Mitsubishi Endeavor

Starting with the bad news, the Endeavor's performance in the marketplace has so far failed to meet Mitsubishi's expectations. On its release in March 2003 the company was shooting for 80,000 annual sales but has received far less at only 32,054 by the end of its first year. This is nothing short of disastrous. It did receive a mild restyle for the 2006 model year, which it seems Mitsubishi was hoping would draw the interests of buyers. This does not seem to be the case. Additionally, no significant changes have yet to be made in its lifetime. The Mitsubishi Endeavor is a mid-size crossover Sport Utility Vehicle built by Mitsubishi Motors at their production facility in Normal, Illinois. It is based on the PS platform, and it was indeed the first vehicle built under Mitsubishi's "Project America". This is a sad way to start off with a new program. The program nevertheless, aimed at introducing new vehicles for North America without having to compromise their ability to accommodate other export markets. It looks like what happened instead, was that they compromised the exact market they were trying to land – North America. The design origins of the auto can be traced back to the Mitsubishi SSU, which was showcased at the 1999 North American International Auto Show. Granted, the Endeavor does not share the concept car’s mechanical underpinnings. The prototype was indeed powered by a 310 PS version of the 6A13TT 2.5 L twin-turbo V6, which directed the power to a full-time all wheel drive system through its INVECS-II five-speed semi-automatic transmission. When the Endeavor debuted, it used the 6G75 3.8 L V6 which offered 215 hp and 250 ft•lbf and was mated to a four-speed semi-automatic transmission with an optional all wheel drive system. However, these mechanical bells and whistles just are not doing the trick.

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