Diamante can refer to one of two vehicles produced by Mitsubishi. One is the car upon which the Second Generation Magna/Verada is based and was designed and built in Japan for the Japanese domestic market.
The other is the the a derivitive of the Verada and was introduced to global markets in 1992. This page discusses this version.
The original Diamante (equivelant to the Second Generation Magna/Verada and came in 3 versions:
- Four-side window sedan: Unlike the Magna/Verada this Diamante did not have the rear quarter windows. The only side glass was that in the doors. All of these vehicles were built in Nagoya in Japan.
- Six-side window sedan: Much the same as the Second Generation Magna/Verada. Built in Australia.
- Wagon: Introduced in 1993, again the same as Magna/Verada and built in Australia.
The Diamante was available in two trim levels ES and LS, roughly corresponding to the Ei and Xi Verada.
The second Diamante was an exported Third Generation Verada and all were built in Australia. Minimal changes occured between the two models. In 1999 for the release of the KJ the ES and LS levels were dropped and no designation was given.
The second Diamante uses the same engine 3.5 Litre V6 as the Third Generation Verada.