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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 ASX

Mitsubishi ASX

Mitsubishi Motors created the amazing Mitsubishi ASX, which had great features of SUV and a vehicle which was passenger in nature. In its third version the car was released in Japan in the year 2010. In the other market it was released later and in United States, it was sold under the name of Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

Mitsubishi Colt

Mitsubishi Colt

The Mitsubishi Colt is a lesser-known vehicle from the house of Mitsubishi Motors and was introduced in the year 1960. It is the export version of the Mitsubishi Mirage- the subcompact that was developed for the first time in the year 1978 and sold until 2002.

Mitsubishi Mirage

Mitsubishi Mirage

The Mitsubishi mirage car is created by the manufacturers of japan from 1978-2003 and from 2012 to present. The tailgate replica’s manufactured between 1978 -2003 cars, while the station wagon and sedan were marketed significantly as the Mitsubishi Lancer which was the compact contributions.

Technical characteristics of Mitsubishi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Mitsubishi Debonair 1987 150HP (110 kW) @ 5000 rpm n/a
2 Mitsubishi Mirage Asti 1500 Z E-CJ2A 1995 109HP (80 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
3 Mitsubishi Galant Wagon 2.0 2000 132HP (97 kW) @ 6000 rpm 8.7 l/100km
4 Mitsubishi Pajero 3.2 DI-D Automatic 2006 170HP (125 kW) @ 3800 rpm 10.6 l/100km
5 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII RS GH-CT9A 2000 283HP (208 kW) @ 6500 rpm 10.2 l/100km
6 Mitsubishi Colt 1400 GLX 1979 71HP (52 kW) @ 5000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
7 Mitsubishi Toppo BJ S Automatic 1998 50HP (37 kW) @ 6500 rpm 7.9 l/100km
8 Mitsubishi Galant 2000 MX 1990 160HP (118 kW) @ 6500 rpm n/a
9 Mitsubishi Cordia 1600 SL Coup? 1985 88HP (65 kW) @ 5000 rpm n/a
10 Mitsubishi Mirage Asti 1600 ZR E-CJ4A 1995 175HP (129 kW) @ 7500 rpm 7.9 l/100km
11 Mitsubishi Galant 2000 GLSi Automatic 1993 137HP (101 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
12 Mitsubishi Colt 1.3 Equippe Automatic 2004 94HP (69 kW) @ 6000 rpm 5.8 l/100km
13 Mitsubishi Colt 1800 Diesel 1984 64HP (47 kW) @ 4500 rpm 7.9 l/100km
14 Mitsubishi FTO 1994 172HP (126 kW) @ 7000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
15 Mitsubishi Pajero Super Exceed 3200 DI-Diesel 1999 175HP (129 kW) @ 3800 rpm 7.9 l/100km

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