- Every Make and Model Supplied
- FREE UK mainland delivery
- Personal and Business users
- Full manufacturer's warranty
- Dedicated account managers
- All funding options available
Japanese company Mitsubishi have a long and diverse history having been founded in 1870 as a shipping firm. In order to supply coal for its ships, they set about becoming self-sufficient in coal mining operations and set up business at the Takashima mine in 1881. Further on they took up expansion in the areas of aircraft and parts manufacture before turning their hand to the overseas shipping trade.
A cornerstone of Japanese industry, Mitsubishi went into a number of different areas of expertise from real estate to glass and oil. The company has often been seen as a founding influence and moderniser of Japanese industry, with three core companies developing as offshoots - the Mitsubishi Corporation (founded in 1950), the Mitsubishi Bank (founded in 1919) and the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries sector, which oversees their car production alongside other roles in the chemical, atomic and power industries.
The automotive division was officially named Mitsubishi Motors in 1970 but their cars have been in production since as early as 1917. Their first motor was the Model A - a hand-assembled seven-seater sedan and in 1937 they went on to create the PX33 four-wheel drive, the first passenger car to be built in Japan. They manufactured an electric bus in 1947 and developed their scooter model which led to their passenger car production line. As the 1960s progressed, so did Mitsubishi, producing the Mitsubishi 500 saloon for the consumer market and their first micro-compact. The Galant released in 1969 was a hit and secured the company's place at the forefront of mass car manufacture.
Nowadays, the Shogun is a best-seller, winning numerous international awards. To this day, Mitsubishi retains a presence in more than 170 countries worldwide and has manufacturing operations in more than 30 of them, placing it in the upper echelons of modern automotive production.