The Mitsubishi Tredia was a subcompact car that was produced by Mitsubishi from 1982 to 1990. It was known as the Cordia in Japan and some European markets. The Tredia was known for its fuel efficiency, comfortable ride, and stylish design. It was a popular choice for young people and those who wanted a practical and stylish car.
Mitsubishi Tredia Overview
The Mitsubishi Tredia was a compact sedan produced by Mitsubishi Motors in the 1980s. It marked Mitsubishi’s entry into the compact segment in several international markets. The Tredia was based on Mitsubishi’s front-engine, front-wheel-drive platform, which it shared with the Cordia and Starion models. The Tredia was offered primarily as a 4-door sedan.
It came with a variety of engines, including gasoline-powered inline-four options and even a turbodiesel variant in some markets. Some sportier versions also featured a turbocharged gasoline engine. Both manual and automatic transmissions were available.
The Tredia was sold in various international markets, including North America, Europe, and parts of Asia. In the United States, the Tredia was introduced to expand Mitsubishi’s lineup, offering a compact sedan alternative to the brand’s existing offerings.
The Tredia was positioned as an affordable compact sedan with a focus on value and efficiency. In the markets it was sold, the Tredia competed with various compact sedans of the era, such as the Toyota Corolla, Nissan Sentra, and Honda Civic, among others. The Tredia was generally well-received for its value proposition and reliability. It offered a straightforward design and functionality without too many frills.
The Tredia’s production came to an end in 1990, and while it didn’t receive a direct successor with the same name, Mitsubishi’s offerings in the compact segment evolved with models like the Lancer taking a more prominent role. The Tredia is part of Mitsubishi’s broader strategy during the 1980s to establish a foothold in various segments of the international automotive market. It represents the company’s effort to cater to the demand for compact and efficient sedans during that era.