The Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is a Japanese car manufacturer from several countries in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. Mitsubishi Motors was the sixth largest in Japan and the nineteenth in the world in production. Since October 2016, Mitsubishi has been one-third with Nissan, and as such is part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance.
In addition to being part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, it is also part of the Mitsubishi keiretsu, which was once the largest industrial group in Japan, and the company was founded in 1970 from the automotive segments of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, which manufactures commercial distance trucks, buses, and heavy construction equipment, was previously part of Mitsubishi Motors, but has now parted ways with Mitsubishi Motors, and owns the German automotive company Daimler AG.
Mitsubishi Electric Cars
Mitsubishi Motors began selling its MiEV, a small electric car with a lithium-ion battery mounted under it, to sell to customers in the summer of 2009, last year. The automaker had initially planned to start renting minicar vehicles to businesses and municipalities in the summer of 2009 and wait until 2010 to launch. It also announced plans to supply five more e-drive vehicles. Mitsubishi Motors aims to reduce the price of its electric vehicles to 2 billion yen ($ 21,890) in fiscal 2012 – down 30 percent.
Mitsubishi is almost half the world’s free car age, predicting the introduction of the MMC. Beginning with road racing in the early 1960s, the company found itself focusing on the challenge of road racing. It dominated tolerance meetings in the 1970s, the Dakar Rally in the 80s, and Group A and N N teams at the World Rally Championship in the 1990s. Ralliart, was a supporter of the Mitsubishi race, though the company officially stopped competing in 2010.
Mitsubishi Off-Road Racing
The East African Safari Rally was the most active event on the calendar of the World Rally in the 1970s. MMC upgraded the Lancer 1600 GSR directly to the race and won the first attempt in 1974. Their top position was the clean sweep of the podium places in 1976 at an event where only 20 percent of the regulars reached the finals. They also won 1-2 to 4- 4 at the Southern Cross Rally, which is the first consecutive winning team in the event with drivers Andrew Cowan and Kenjiro Shinozuka.
Mitsubishi is also the most successful producer in the history of the Dakar Rally. The MMC girl’s entry was in 1983 with their new Pajero, and it took only three attempts to find a winning formula. Since then, they have won in 1992, 1993, 1997, and 1998, and between 2001 and 2007, seven undefeated defeats in a row and the 12th with nine different drivers. They also won the FIA Cross-Country Rally, along with Carlos Sousa.
The company has car manufacturing facilities in Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia, as well as a dozen plants managed in partnership with others. In Brazil, it has a production agreement with a local group with no direct investment from MMC. Mitsubishi also has three additional cargo engines and production plants, five R&D centers, and 75 sponsors, contacts, and partners. Automobiles are manufactured, assembled, or sold in more than 160 countries worldwide