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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 Pajero

Mitsubishi Pajero

Mitsubishi Pajero is named after leopard’s Pajero which is a pampas cat and a native of the southern Argentina, plateau region, Patagonia. It is a sport vehicle which is manufactured by the Mitsubishi motors. In the overseas markets several other alternative names were given to this sport utility vehicle.

Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi Outlander was originally known as the Mitsubishi Airtrek and was developed by the Mitsubishi Motors. Airteck was developed and unveiled in 2001 at a auto show in North America and was strongly inspired by the Mitsubishi ASX car model, sold in other parts of the world like Asia and Europe.

Mitsubishi Eclipse

Mitsubishi Eclipse

The Mitsubishi Eclipse is a sports compact car and was manufactured between 1989 and 2011. The 1996 model year witnessed the addition of a convertible body style. The name that was given to this car was based upon a English Racehorse of the 18th Century that remained unbeaten for 26 races.

Technical characteristics of Mitsubishi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Mitsubishi Mirage Cyborg Automatic 1993 175HP (129 kW) @ 7500 rpm n/a
2 Mitsubishi 3000 GT VR-4 1990 285HP (210 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
3 Mitsubishi Debonair 1972 121HP (89 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
4 Mitsubishi Lancer 1600 GSR 1979 101HP (74 kW) @ 6300 rpm 7.9 l/100km
5 Mitsubishi Galant GLS Turbo-Diesel 1993 90HP (66 kW) @ 4500 rpm n/a
6 Mitsubishi Galant 1800 Viento 1993 110HP (81 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
7 Mitsubishi Galant 2500 V6 1993 170HP (125 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
8 Mitsubishi Galant Exceed E-53A 1994 134HP (99 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
9 Mitsubishi Debonair 1970 106HP (78 kW) @ 5000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
10 Mitsubishi Minica SR Automatic E-H31A 1993 54HP (40 kW) @ 7000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
11 Mitsubishi Pajero 3.2 DI-D 2006 160HP (117 kW) @ 3800 rpm 9.2 l/100km
12 Mitsubishi Galant Dynamic Four Coup? 1989 150HP (110 kW) @ 0 rpm 7.9 l/100km
13 Mitsubishi Cordia 1800 Turbo GT Automatic 1985 135HP (100 kW) @ 5800 rpm n/a
14 Mitsubishi Aspire Viento 4WD GF-EC1A 1998 139HP (102 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
15 Mitsubishi Colt Lancer 1400 1978 68HP (50 kW) @ 5000 rpm 7.9 l/100km

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