Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) today announced the pricing of the all-new 2006 Raider mid-size truck. With a starting price of $19,180, the all-new Mitsubishi Raider pickup offers buyers an exciting new choice in the light truck market. Available in a combination of extended and double cab body styles, two- and four-wheel drive and equipped with six-passenger seating, the Raider will appeal to truck buyers and those looking for fresh alternatives to mid-size sedans and SÚVs. Raiders will begin arriving in dealerships this weekend.
'The Raider is much more than the traditional utility-type truck seen in the mid-size class,' says Dave Schembri, executive vice president of sales and marketing. 'With the distinctly-Mitsubishi styling, exclusive DuroCross model and available Sirius(R) Satellite Radio, Bluetooth(TM) hands-free phone interface and a 508-watt high output audio system, this isn't a pickup, it's a pick me up!'
The Raider also is the only mid-size import nameplate to offer a potent V-8 engine that produces class-leading torque (290 lb-ft) and towing capacity (6,500 lb.). A 40 cubic foot cargo bed provides one of the largest payload capacities (1,700 lb.) in the mid-size truck segment. The Raider boasts a spacious interior with class-leading rear legroom.
Its dynamic look with an urban edge is highlighted by a sporty 'one line' flush profile and curved full surfaces complemented by a distinctive hood, flared wheel arches and step-side style fenders that give the Raider a toned, muscular physique. A thin upper grille and thick lower bumper provide the Raider with an aggressive demeanor reminiscent of other Mitsubishi models. New-generation head lamps and tail lamps round out the Raider's standout design.
Raider's standout design is best represented by the DuroCross trim line which features rugged styling accented by a skid-plate style bumper, fog lights, black fender flares, side steps, a durable bedliner, 17' wheels with off-road tires, exhaust tip, sliding rear window and floormats.
Also available in LS and XLS trim lines, extended and double cab configurations and various combinations of two- and four-wheel drive, customers can easily match the Raider to their needs. A powerful 3.7-liter V-6 LS 2WD extended cab, with manual transmission, starts at $19,180, while the 4.7-liter V-8 DuroCross 2WD extended cab with automatic transmission begins at $25,440. The XLS double cab with V-8 and automatic begins at $30,675. A High Output Audio Package is available for $1,845 and provides a 508-watt premium audio system with AM/FM/six-disc CD with MP3, nine speakers and Sirius satellite radio with a six-month pre-paid subscription. Other XLS options include leather trimmed bucket seats and side and curtain airbags.
The Raider holds the 'Best Backed' mid-size truck distinction with a five-year, 60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper new vehicle warranty with roadside assistance that gives customers piece of mind whether using the truck for utility purposes or cruising the highway.Source - Mitsubishi Media