Mitsubishi (Mitsubishi Motors Group, 三菱自動車工業株式会社in Japanese) was founded in 1970 as part of the Mitsubishi Group. Mitsubishi car is the sixth largest car manufacturer in Japan and ranked seventeenth largest in the world. (see car manufacturer statistics).
Mitsubishi Group was founded by a descendant of samurais, Mr. Yataro Iwasaki in 1870. It was 16 years before the first car invented by Karl Benz. During 1870s to early 1910s, the company involved in many kind of businesses such as shipping, marine insurance, shipbuilding, banking, aircraft, oil, real estate, warehousing, and trading.
The first Mitsubishi car, the Model A, was introduced in 1917. The company manufactures aircraft engines, ships, railroad cars, and machinery. Imagine that Mitsubishi put all the efforts to build aircraft into automobile, it is pretty impressive.
In 1937, Mitsubishi built the first Japanese full-time four-wheel-drive passenger car for military use, the Mitsubishi PX33. Mitsubishi wasn’t into car manufacturing until 1960, the company introduced the Mitsubishi 500 at the cost of ¥390,000. The production followed by Mitsubishi Minica in 1962, and Mitsubishi Colt.
Why buy Mitsubishi Cars?
Mitsubishi logo was a combination of three red diamonds, which exactly means “three diamonds”. Since 1970s, the company fully spun off as an official automaker and many reliable and quality cars were built and sold over million.
Famous Mitsubishi Cars
Since 1990s, Mitsubishi had built many other famous and great cars including the Mitsubishi Eclipse, Mitsubishi Lancer, Mitsubishi Outlander, Mitsubishi Montero Sport, Mitsubishi Evo, Mitsubishi Pajero, Mitsubishi Endeavor, Mitsubishi 3000GT, Mitsubishi Evolution, Mitsubishi Galant, and many other great cars.
With what Mitsubishi delivers to their customers since a century ago, it is no doubt that all the car lovers will stand a chance to see better Mitsubishi cars in the future.
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