Mitsubishi Motors produced a car for their Australian market called the Mitsubishi Magna. This vehicle spanned 3 generations between 1985 and 2005. The Mitsubishi Magna repair manual makes a great companion for this car.
In the beginning, the Magna was offered as an inline 4 engine. It also started as a mid-sized sedan, although a station wagon would be added later on down the road.
The first generation of Magna was produced from 1985-1991. The major difference between this car and the competition was that the Magna was roomier inside then the competition. The Magna was sold as either a manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic transmission. It was also equipped with electronic control and an overdrive button.
In 1985 the Magna TM was introduced. This model would come in many different trim levels and had several notable upgrades. The upper end models had 7-way adjustable driver seats, velour trim, lumbar support, metallic paint and a radio/cassette system that featured an innovative safety feature. If the tape deck was removed from the car, it wouldn’t play.
Mitsubishi was able to sell the Magna TM for a cheaper price than their competitors, but it had many safety issues.
The first generation had 3 different models. Among the 3 models there were 19 different trim levels for consumers to choose from.
The next generation of Magna was available from 1991-1996. This time around, the Magna was totally redesigned. In April of 1991, Mitsubishi released the redesigned Magna sedan. It was the largest sedan to date. And in 1992 they released the redesigned station wagon. The vehicles in this generation were more aerodynamic and they were heavier.
Some of the upgrades to the 2nd generation include keyless door entry, climate control, cruise control, an updated sound system, power windows, electronic driver seat control and a security system. This generation had 2 base model with 16 different trim levels between them.
By 1996 Mitsubishi was ready to release the 3rd generation of Magna. This time around the bodies were again slightly heavier and a little bit longer. One of the standout features of this generation was the inclusion of the “INVECS II” automatic transmission. This allowed the transmission to automatically adapt to road conditions and driver’s use. There were 6 base models in this generation that lasted until 2005.
The Magna by Mitsubishi has rightfully earned a place among car collectors. If you are an owner or know one, consider adding the Mitsubishi Magna workshop manual to your collection as well.