Along with this, the transmission was changed from CVT to 6-speed AT, and “Sports mode” was added to the running control mode switch. The side members are equipped with “performance dampers” on the front and rear, tuning that is conscious of running is being carried out. Like the naturally aspirated gasoline engine model, 2WD (FF) and 4WD are prepared as the driving system. JC 08 mode fuel economy is 12.8 km / L to 13.0 km / L.
This turbo model is made of exclusively smoked plated decorative headlight and exclusive front grill etc., the exclusive seat skin of Ultra Suede + synthetic leather (black × red) for the interior, the base part such as shift circumference is metal carbon etc, Differentiation from conventional grades is also being planned.
The first model debuted in 1997. A combination of sporty exterior and luxury interior got popularity, sweeping the market that it had occupied by cross-country type four-wheel drive cars and station wagons until that time. In the second generation which appeared in the full model change in 2003, it also boasted high popularity through model life, including the addition of a hybrid model on the way.
The third generation, which is the current model, also follows the basic concept. Furthermore, with the keyword “high-class · evolution · new” as a key word, it is developed with the aim of obtaining a high-class feeling that combines a formal image, improved fuel economy and usability by downsizing, and acquiring new equipment and operability.