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 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 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 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 Colt 1400 Turbo 1979 106HP (78 kW) @ 5500 rpm 7.9 l/100km
2 Mitsubishi Lancer F 1991 79HP (58 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
3 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII FQ330 2003 334HP (246 kW) @ 6800 rpm 13.1 l/100km
4 Mitsubishi 3000 GT VR-4 1990 285HP (210 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
5 Mitsubishi Airtrek Turbo-R 2002 239HP (176 kW) @ 5500 rpm 8.7 l/100km
6 Mitsubishi Galant EXE 1800 16v E-52A 1994 109HP (80 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
7 Mitsubishi Outlander 24G DBA-CW5W 2005 170HP (125 kW) @ 6000 rpm 10.5 l/100km
8 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2000 GS-16V 1995 145HP (107 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
9 Mitsubishi Galant Exceed Automatic E-53A 1994 134HP (99 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
10 Mitsubishi Lancer 2.0 Di-D 2008 140HP (103 kW) @ 4000 rpm 6.3 l/100km
11 Mitsubishi 500 1957 18HP (13 kW) @ 4800 rpm 7.9 l/100km
12 Mitsubishi Pajero 2.4i Metal-Top GLX 1992 112HP (82 kW) @ 4800 rpm 7.9 l/100km
13 Mitsubishi Minica Ami 55 XL 1979 31HP (23 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
14 Mitsubishi Pajero V6 Super Select GLS Metal-Top 1992 152HP (111 kW) @ 5000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
15 Mitsubishi Colt Starion Turbo 1989 202HP (149 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km