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Mitsubishi replaces Starwagon and Nimbus with the stylish new Grandis people-mover

27 May 2004

THE Grandis seven-seater is the first all-new vehicle to reach Australia with Mitsubishi’s bold new exterior design and stands as a vast improvement over the Nimbus and Starwagon it replaces. It is far from being a revelation in the often-overlooked people-mover class, however, Grandis does have significant mechanical and packaging improvements over the faithful Nimbus (the issues with Starwagon are better left unsaid) and most importantly it brings a new level of safety equipment to the class. Six airbags and ABS brakes are the headline items, and these alone make the Grandis worth a closer look.
Model release date: 1 June 2004 to 1 May 2010

Previous model

Mitsubishi Nimbus

Released: November 1998
Ended: June 2004
Family Tree: Grandis

OFFICIALLY replacing the UG Nimbus, released here in November 1998 to replace the UF Nimbus, the Grandis also replaces Mitsubishi's even older WA Starwagon, which dates back about a decade. Sold right up until the Grandis' June 2004 launch, the single-spec Nimbus was last sold at $41,990 in auto guise, while Starwagon was available in GL ($42,270 auto) and GLX ($48,600) variants. The all-new Grandis is expected to double their sales combined.

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