Mitsubishi is one of the smaller Japanese manufacturers, although it has enjoyed enduring popularity in the UK thanks to the success of some of its products. Mitsubishi’s car-building history goes back to 1917 but the Mitsubishi Motors Corporation was not founded until 1970, with UK imports following later that decade. Four-wheel-drive vehicles including SUVs like the Shogun and L200 as well as sporting saloons like the Galant and Evo have played a large part in the success of the company, as well as contributing to numerous victories in motorsport.
Which Mitsubishi is right for me?
Small cars buyers will want to take a look at the Mirage, which is ultra-compact with low running costs. Next up is the small SUV ASX, with the compact-sized crossover Eclipse Cross providing more space and better on-road performance. The Outlander can be specified with five or seven seats with conventional engine choices, or the plug-in hybrid version for low-emissions operation. Completing the car range is the large Shogun Sport, which is based on the L200 pick-up and offers seven seats with serious off-road capability.
Tell me something I don’t know about Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi built a licensed version of the original Willys Jeep from 1953 until 1998.
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