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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 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 ...

Mitsubishi Galant

Mitsubishi Galant

The Mitsubishi Galant is a large mid-size car manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors in the year 1969. This particular name was derived from “chivalrous”- a French word Galant. The Galant have been 9 distinct generations and the overall sales have exceeded 5 million.

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 Endeavor 2004 228HP (167 kW) @ 5000 rpm 6.2 l/100km
2 Mitsubishi Colt 1.5 DI-D Equippe 2004 94HP (69 kW) @ 4000 rpm 4.8 l/100km
3 Mitsubishi Eclipse 1992 93HP (68 kW) @ 5000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
4 Mitsubishi Debonair V 2000 Supersaloon Supercharger 1987 150HP (110 kW) @ 5500 rpm n/a
5 Mitsubishi Outlander 24M DBA-CW5W 2005 170HP (125 kW) @ 6000 rpm 10.5 l/100km
6 Mitsubishi Galant Viento II Automatic E-54A 1994 170HP (125 kW) @ 7000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
7 Mitsubishi Sapporo 2000 GSR 1978 112HP (82 kW) @ 0 rpm 7.9 l/100km
8 Mitsubishi Cordia 1800 GSL 1986 90HP (66 kW) @ 5500 rpm n/a
9 Mitsubishi Lancer 1600 GSR 1973 110HP (81 kW) @ 6700 rpm n/a
10 Mitsubishi Lancer 1600 GLXi 1992 112HP (82 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
11 Mitsubishi Colt Ralliart Version-R Automatic CBA-Z27AG 2007 154HP (113 kW) @ 6000 rpm 6.5 l/100km
12 Mitsubishi Galant Lambda 2000 GSL Super 1979 106HP (78 kW) @ 5400 rpm 7.9 l/100km
13 Mitsubishi Galant Wagon 2.5 V6 Automatic 2000 160HP (117 kW) @ 5750 rpm 10.2 l/100km
14 Mitsubishi Colt 1200 1970 66HP (49 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
15 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII (US) 2003 274HP (202 kW) @ 6500 rpm 13.1 l/100km

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