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History of Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Motors, division of the giant Mitsubishi Corporation, is one of the most important Asian brands in what refers to the manufacture of vehicles, especially cars and light trucks. It has a significant global presence with numerous products, and it has been the first manufacturer of automobiles in the Japan.

Its logo consists of three diamonds, derived in turn from the Mitsubishi brand name: a mixture of "Mitsu" and "Hishi", meaning three and diamond respectively. Their cars have a reputation for rugged, solvents and very well made in mechanics. In addition brand image is looked after to the end, so the service to the client and the quality of their products is first.

Beginning of Mitsubishi

The powerful Mitsubishi company was founded in May 1870 by Yatar? Iwasaki, son of a samurai family. At first he devoted himself to maritime transport.

End of the 19th century, the company began to diversify its activities, being born the Mitsubishi Bank, Mitsubishi Corporation Bank (internal group financing) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which included car-producing section.

In 1917, pioneered brand building a vehicle series in Japan. This car was called Mitsubishi A, and only produced around twenty units.

During and after WWII

During the second world war manufactured military equipment such as tanks and even remembered aircraft fighter Zero, used by pilots called 'kamikaze' suicide. After this war, the participation of Mitsubishi was fundamental to economic and social resurgence of Japan.

Only nine years they produced the Jeep Willys, by being focused on turnover of buses and trucks, with a total circulation of motorcars and even scooters. Although the United States disbanded the Consortium as dangerous for peace, little by little they were regrouping different divisions. At the end of the 50's, Japanese automotive received stimuli and Mitsubishi 500, a four-seater model with ? engine launched water-cooled litres. Since 1963 the range grew more, with models such as the Colt, Galant and Debonair.

Finally in 1970 was born a division exclusively dedicated to the production of vehicles: Mitsubishi Motors Corporation. Between is the 80's decade, growth was very considerable, with quite a few new releases and exports. In 1986 the brand comes to Spain, thanks to a contribution from Mercedes Benz.

Recent years of Mitsubishi

In the 1990s, Mitsubishi suffered serious financial problems, so had to ally themselves with Volvo in a Dutch plant to manufacture. He then teamed up with the Daimler-Chrysler Group, which, since 2000, joined the Japanese firm to control. But when this group left the Administration in 2004, the crisis returned to threaten.

Why was entered into a deep reorganization that so far seems to have given good results. They increased their participation, inter alia thanks to alliances with Volkswagen or PSA, and development of excellent cars or renewals thereof, as the sports sedan Lancer Evo, the Outlander truck or the medium pick-up Raider.

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Mitsubishi L200

Mitsubishi L200

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Mitsubishi Lancer

Mitsubishi Lancer

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Technical characteristics of Mitsubishi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Mitsubishi Cordia 1800 Turbo GT 4WD 1985 135HP (100 kW) @ 5800 rpm n/a
2 Mitsubishi Aspire Viento GH-EA7A 2002 145HP (106 kW) @ 5700 rpm 8.7 l/100km
3 Mitsubishi i Vivace 4WD 2006 52HP (38 kW) @ 7000 rpm 5.2 l/100km
4 Mitsubishi ASX 1600 AS&G 2010 117HP (86 kW) @ 6000 rpm 6 l/100km
5 Mitsubishi Lancer GSR 1994 205HP (151 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
6 Mitsubishi Colt 1.3L 2002 89HP (65 kW) @ 5600 rpm 8.7 l/100km
7 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV GSR E-CN9A 1996 279HP (205 kW) @ 6500 rpm 7.9 l/100km
8 Mitsubishi Galant 2500 V6-24 Station Wagon 1998 165HP (121 kW) @ 5750 rpm 7.9 l/100km
9 Mitsubishi Endeavor 2004 228HP (167 kW) @ 5000 rpm 6.2 l/100km
10 Mitsubishi Colt Galant GTO 2000 SL-5 1977 104HP (76 kW) @ 5700 rpm 7.9 l/100km
11 Mitsubishi Minica 4WD 2010 50HP (37 kW) @ 6500 rpm n/a
12 Mitsubishi Airtrek Turbo-R 2002 239HP (176 kW) @ 5500 rpm 8.7 l/100km
13 Mitsubishi Outlander 2.0 DI-D 2007 139HP (102 kW) @ 4000 rpm 6.7 l/100km
14 Mitsubishi Eclipse Coup? GS 2008 164HP (120 kW) @ 6000 rpm 6.5 l/100km
15 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 2004 195HP (143 kW) @ 5750 rpm 6.2 l/100km

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