With the 1995-2004 produced in the Netherlands C-segment sedan Mitsubishi Carisma the Japanese car company tried to put on the European market. In two body styles (hatchback and sedan) available, the Mitsubishi Carisma indeed made something of a name as a family car, the team had hoped for was throwing out yet. In particular, the second Carisma built from 2000 - series offered some features that were high expectations do justice. How could models such as the Mitsubishi Carisma Carisma Elegance or Avance even be supplied with optional all-wheel drive. As engines of Mitsubishi Carisma 1.6 were a solid 100-hp 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol engine, the Mitsubishi Carisma Diesel with its 1.9-liter turbodiesel (TD) and the 125-hp GDI engine (Gasoline Direct Injection) in Mitsubishi Carisma 1.9 di to choose from. With this engine, Mitsubishi was the first who used a gasoline direct injection into the lower middle class and was able to combine higher performance (maximum speed over 200 km / h) with a reduced fuel consumption. Even in the fully loaded state of the large-displacement Carisma never goes above 10 liters per 100 kilometers. The Mitsubishi Carisma was available in four trim levels : as a standard Classic model, as well as the sporty version Avance upscale versions Comfort and Elegance. There were also special models such as the Mitsubishi Carisma Carisma GLX or Evo. All variants of Mitsubishi Carisma are fitted as standard with a comprehensive safety package that includes, among other things, driver, passenger and side airbags as well as ABS.