Here's the Mitsubishi that will spearhead the Japanese firm's assault on the large MPV market. This imposing seven-seater is the Grandis Warrior, a car that adds even greater visual drama to the already outlandish look of the Grandis.
For car buyers, choosing an MPV is the equivalent of preferring an evening in front of the telly to a night out clubbing. It says that your days of youthful freedom and style have given way to sensible practicality.
The president of Mitsubishi, Rolf Eckrodt, nearly fell off his chair. The sales team had called to tell him it had more than 5,000 orders for the Grandis - only two days after the MPV's launch in Japan.