2008-2014 Mashimitsu Y2
The 4th gen Y2 was well known for its polarizing design that surprisingly sold well everywhere!
The Y2 Base
The entry level car was the Y2 Base, that was equiped with a 1.0l i3 petrol engine, that was co-produced with Kishiwo, as the whole Y2 is the 2nd generation that came out of the Mashimitsu Kishiwo cooperation with its twin Kishiwo Yuno! The little engine produced 72.5 hp which led to a not so surprising 0-100 kph time of 14.0 seconds and a topspeed of 176 kph. With a mileage of 6.2 litres it wasn’t the best aswell. But thats what the Y2 stood for. As the slogan said: “nobody is perfect, even we are not, but the new Y2 is close enough!”
the Bases interior was equiped with 5 seats, only the front ones having electric windows (back windows + 300$), no radio, no AC (500$), four cupholders, two tone (black + exterior colour) seat fabric and panels, 4 Airbags and even the base had a overall good crashtest rating (Good IIHS, 5 stars EuroNCAP)! Every Y2 had ABS, Power steering, Traction control and ESP without any extra costs.
The stats of the Y2 Base:
The Y2 Bright
The Mashimitsu Y2 Bright is the middle spec and was the best selling Y2 over the years. It was equipably with a 110 hp 1.6 i4 petrol or the 72.5 hp 1.0 i3 petrol engine, nearly all off them, where sold as the 110 hp version, because the price difference only was 500$. The 1.6 i4 needed 10.4 seconds to reach a 100 kph and the topspeed was 197 kph. The mileage wasn’t that good: 7.7 litres, but it sold like a king, beeing the best selling sub compact in europe from 2008 to 2010 and japans best seller of 2008 (it was the first Mashimitsu to beat Saminda for the best seller crown in japan ever!) The Hokkaido prefecture is full of this generation Y2.
The interior was equiped with 5 seats (what a surprise), optional heated front seats (500$), AC, a radio, 4 elecrtic windows, a optional sunroof (900$), removable backseats (850$). It also featured a 6 Airbag system.
Mashimitsu Y2 Bright stats:
The Y2 Lux
The Lux is as the name says, luxorious version of the Y2, beeing offered with the 110 hp NA or the 140 hp turbocharged version of the 1.6l i4 petrol engine. The 140 hp engine could go 212 kph and took 9.1 seconds to reach 100 kph. The mileage was given at 8.1 litres.
It was equiped with 5 leather seats, AC, heated front seats (backseats +500$) , a navigationsystem (produced by Kishiwo), electric windows, electric mirrors and elecrtic adjustable seats. It featured 6 Airbags and it even drove on alu wheels.
Mashimitsu Y2 Lux stats:
The Y2 Base started at 9990$, the Y2 Bright at 11990$ and the Y2 Lux at 14500$.