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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 L200

Mitsubishi L200

The Mitsubishi Triton is a compact pickup truck manufactured and marketed by Mitsubishi motors, which was better known as Mitsubishi Forte. Its production started in the year 1978 and Mitsubishi decided to take it off the production in the year 1986. This particular pickup truck wasn’t sold in the home market for some time.

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.

Technical characteristics of Mitsubishi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Mitsubishi i T 2006 64HP (47 kW) @ 6000 rpm 5.2 l/100km
2 Mitsubishi HSR-V 1996 n/a 7.9 l/100km
3 Mitsubishi Galant EXE 1800 16v E-52A 1994 109HP (80 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
4 Mitsubishi Eclipse 1992 152HP (111 kW) @ 6750 rpm 7.9 l/100km
5 Mitsubishi Pajero Super Exceed V6 3500 GDI 1999 220HP (161 kW) @ 5500 rpm 7.9 l/100km
6 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution II CE9A 1994 259HP (190 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
7 Mitsubishi Sigma 24v 1995 205HP (151 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
8 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII MR FQ340 2004 349HP (257 kW) @ 6750 rpm 13.1 l/100km
9 Mitsubishi Colt GTi-16V Turbo 1987 160HP (117 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
10 Mitsubishi Se-Ro 2003 n/a 8.7 l/100km
11 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 2004 195HP (143 kW) @ 5750 rpm 6.2 l/100km
12 Mitsubishi Galant 2000 GLSi 1989 111HP (82 kW) @ 5500 rpm 7.9 l/100km
13 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR SST CBA-CZ4A 2007 279HP (205 kW) @ 6500 rpm 6.5 l/100km
14 Mitsubishi Galant Wagon 2.0 Automatic 2000 132HP (97 kW) @ 6000 rpm 9.6 l/100km
15 Mitsubishi Colt GTi 16V-Turbo 4WD 1987 160HP (117 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km

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