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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 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 Montero

Mitsubishi Montero

Mitsubishi Montero or Mitsubishi Pajero has been a part of Mitsibishi Motors from four decades, now the car is in its fourth generation. It has made its debut appearance in November 1973s Tokyo Motor Show and just after 5 years in 1978, it introduces its second production.

Mitsubishi Lancer

Mitsubishi Lancer

Mitsubishi Lancer is produced through Japanese manufacturer by Mitsubishi Motors from 1973.It is also known with several names depending on different countries at several times. Sometimes it is known as Colt Lancer, Plymouth Colt, Chrysler Lancer, Hindustan Lancer ...

Technical characteristics of Mitsubishi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2000 GS-16V 1999 140HP (103 kW) @ 6000 rpm 9.7 l/100km
2 Mitsubishi ASX 1800 DiD 4WD AS&G 2010 150HP (110 kW) @ 4000 rpm 5.7 l/100km
3 Mitsubishi Colt Galant 2000 1976 99HP (73 kW) @ 5500 rpm 7.9 l/100km
4 Mitsubishi Galant Wagon 2.5 V6 Automatic 2000 160HP (117 kW) @ 5750 rpm 10.2 l/100km
5 Mitsubishi Galant 2000 GLS Station Wagon 1998 137HP (101 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
6 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 1987 205HP (151 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
7 Mitsubishi FTO 1994 172HP (126 kW) @ 7000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
8 Mitsubishi Sigma Estate 1994 170HP (125 kW) @ 5500 rpm 7.9 l/100km
9 Mitsubishi Aspire VR-G 4WD GH-EC7A 2002 145HP (106 kW) @ 5700 rpm 8.7 l/100km
10 Mitsubishi Airtrek Turbo-R 2002 239HP (176 kW) @ 5500 rpm 8.7 l/100km
11 Mitsubishi Outlander 24G DBA-CW5W 2005 170HP (125 kW) @ 6000 rpm 10.5 l/100km
12 Mitsubishi Minica Automatic 2010 50HP (37 kW) @ 6500 rpm n/a
13 Mitsubishi Lancer MX V6 Saloon CK2A 1995 134HP (99 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
14 Mitsubishi Pajero 3.2 DI-D Automatic 2006 170HP (125 kW) @ 3800 rpm 10.5 l/100km
15 Mitsubishi Pajero Mini 1998 52HP (38 kW) @ 6500 rpm 7.9 l/100km

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