Mitsubishi is one of the biggest car manufacturers in Japan and one of the most successful. Its autos are instantly recognisable and have proved hugely popular all over the world; the company thinks big, and the results are spectacular. There’s a Mitsubishi for almost every driving eventuality, so take a serious look as your next car could be one of them!
While the company has existed in part since 1917, Mitsubishi Motors was formed in 1970 as the motoring arm of the mighty Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the 3 red diamond symbol as been a marker for excellence ever since. Early models included the 500 and Galant which were affordable and catered to the masses.
The brand has had close alliances with other famous marques pretty much since its inception and has used these to great effect, venturing into a diverse range of export markets. Mitsubishi cars and auto parts have been sold under the Chrysler, Volvo, Peugeot, Proton and Hyundai names for many years.
From small compact cars to beastly SUVs, Mitsubishi has regularly shown is has talent in all areas of motoring. You only have to look at its roster over the years to see just what it’s capable of. The Starion, Eclipse, Pajero, Outlander, Colt, 380 and I all demonstrate its versatility.
Perhaps the most famous Mitsubishi car is the Lancer Evolution or ‘Evo’ that has been going strong since 1992. A high performance four wheel drive saloon, the Evo is mental in every respect. It goes like the clappers, looks amazing and is almost unbeatable when it comes to handling. If anything it is a motoring legend.
The company has a proud history in motorsport, especially Rally, and has won numerous championships over the years; the Lancer has been the flagship in the WRC for a long time. Mitsubishi has also enjoyed phenomenal success in the Paris Dakar Rally, and has earned its place as the most successful manufacturer. If you needed proof of the brand’s durability, hardiness and engineering prowess, there it is.
There’s no better way to enjoy the offerings of this legendary Japanese company than buying second hand. You’ll pay much less for a used Mitsubishi and there’s a huge amount of choice here at Motors.co.uk. There really is something for everyone, so all you have to do is take a look.
So if you’ve been converted to the Japanese way of motoring, Mitsubishi is a brand that should be one of your first choices. It’s got everything you need and more, so why not give it a try? You won’t be disappointed!