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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 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 Eclipse

Mitsubishi Eclipse

The Mitsubishi Eclipse is a sports compact car and was manufactured between 1989 and 2011. The 1996 model year witnessed the addition of a convertible body style. The name that was given to this car was based upon a English Racehorse of the 18th Century that remained unbeaten for 26 races.

Mitsubishi Pajero

Mitsubishi Pajero

Mitsubishi Pajero is named after leopard’s Pajero which is a pampas cat and a native of the southern Argentina, plateau region, Patagonia. It is a sport vehicle which is manufactured by the Mitsubishi motors. In the overseas markets several other alternative names were given to this sport utility vehicle.

Technical characteristics of Mitsubishi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Mitsubishi Galant 2.5 V6 2000 160HP (117 kW) @ 5750 rpm 9 l/100km
2 Mitsubishi Colt Starion Turbo 1989 202HP (149 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
3 Mitsubishi Galant GF Automatic 1992 110HP (81 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
4 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI GSR GF-CP9A 1999 279HP (205 kW) @ 6500 rpm 7.9 l/100km
5 Mitsubishi Colt 1.3 Equippe 2004 94HP (69 kW) @ 6000 rpm 6 l/100km
6 Mitsubishi Pajero ZR-S 2006 178HP (131 kW) @ 5250 rpm 10.5 l/100km
7 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Ralliart 2003 164HP (120 kW) @ 5750 rpm 8.7 l/100km
8 Mitsubishi ASX 1800 DiD 4WD AS&G 2010 150HP (110 kW) @ 4000 rpm 5.7 l/100km
9 Mitsubishi Galant 2500 V6-24 Station Wagon 1998 165HP (121 kW) @ 5750 rpm 7.9 l/100km
10 Mitsubishi Lancer 1600 GL-EX 1979 87HP (64 kW) @ 5000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
11 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralli Art TA-CS5A 2006 165HP (121 kW) @ 5500 rpm 9.4 l/100km
12 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 1987 205HP (151 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
13 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution V RS GF-CP9A 1998 279HP (205 kW) @ 6500 rpm 7.9 l/100km
14 Mitsubishi ASX 1800 DiD AS&G 2010 150HP (110 kW) @ 4000 rpm 5.5 l/100km
15 Mitsubishi Galant MU Diesel 1992 94HP (69 kW) @ 4500 rpm n/a

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