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 Cars Reviews

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.

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 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 Lancer Evolution VIII RS GH-CT9A 2003 279HP (205 kW) @ 6500 rpm 13.1 l/100km
2 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T 1994 212HP (156 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
3 Mitsubishi Lancer Kombi 2.0 2003 134HP (99 kW) @ 5750 rpm 8.7 l/100km
4 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX FQ340 2005 349HP (257 kW) @ 6800 rpm 10.5 l/100km
5 Mitsubishi Cordia 1800 Turbo GT 4WD 1985 135HP (100 kW) @ 5800 rpm n/a
6 Mitsubishi Colt 1.1 ClearTec 2010 75HP (55 kW) @ 6000 rpm 4.9 l/100km
7 Mitsubishi Debonair 1970 106HP (78 kW) @ 5000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
8 Mitsubishi Galant 2500 V6-24 1998 165HP (121 kW) @ 5750 rpm 7.9 l/100km
9 Mitsubishi Pajero 3.2 DI-D 2006 160HP (117 kW) @ 3800 rpm 9.3 l/100km
10 Mitsubishi Lancer MX Saloon 4WD Automatic 1991 97HP (71 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
11 Mitsubishi Proudia A GH-S33A 1999 240HP (176 kW) @ 5500 rpm 7.9 l/100km
12 Mitsubishi Galant Viento V6 1993 145HP (107 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
13 Mitsubishi Galant GF-4 1992 110HP (81 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
14 Mitsubishi Lancer 1600 GL-EX 1979 87HP (64 kW) @ 5000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
15 Mitsubishi Pajero ZR 2006 178HP (131 kW) @ 5250 rpm 10.5 l/100km