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 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.

Technical characteristics of Mitsubishi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Mitsubishi Debonair 1972 121HP (89 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
2 Mitsubishi Lancer GSR 4WD 1991 194HP (143 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
3 Mitsubishi Lancer MX V6 Saloon CK2A 1995 134HP (99 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
4 Mitsubishi Lancer MX Saloon Diesel 1995 88HP (64 kW) @ 4500 rpm 7.9 l/100km
5 Mitsubishi Lancer Cedia 1800 SE-G TA-CS5A 2000 129HP (95 kW) @ 6000 rpm 10.2 l/100km
6 Mitsubishi Eclipse Coup? GS 2005 164HP (120 kW) @ 6000 rpm 10.5 l/100km
7 Mitsubishi Galant EXE 1800 16v E-52A 1994 109HP (80 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
8 Mitsubishi Minica 4WD 2010 50HP (37 kW) @ 6500 rpm n/a
9 Mitsubishi FTO GPX 1994 199HP (146 kW) @ 7100 rpm 7.9 l/100km
10 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution V GSR GF-CP9A 1998 279HP (205 kW) @ 6500 rpm 7.9 l/100km
11 Mitsubishi Lancer 1600 GTi-16v 1984 124HP (91 kW) @ 6500 rpm 7.9 l/100km
12 Mitsubishi Galant 2000 GLX Station Wagon 1998 137HP (101 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
13 Mitsubishi Galant Viento II 1800 DOHC 16v Automatic E-52A 1994 139HP (102 kW) @ 6500 rpm 7.9 l/100km
14 Mitsubishi Lancer GSR Automatic 1994 205HP (151 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
15 Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed-X 2006 252HP (185 kW) @ 6000 rpm 10.5 l/100km