Think Mitsubishi, and the chances are that only two models will spring to mind - the Shogun mud-plugger and the thrilling rally-inspired Evo VIII. Both have proved a success in the UK, but now the Japanese company wants more.
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.
Like the raised driving position of an SUV but don't want to lumber around corners? Crave the versatility and car-like driving characteristics of an estate, but still want to be able to traverse track and field?