17 Things You Never Knew About Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi has been building cars of all kinds for over a century now, having established a long history of engineering advances.
Most movie fans probably think that Mitsubishi is a Japanese car company specializing in little road racers, thanks largely to the company's many appearances in the Fast and Furious films. But Mitsubishi has been building cars of all kinds for over a century now, having established a long history of engineering advances, motorsport success, and international dominance.

The United States may actually be one country where Mitsubishi has less of a sterling reputation than in other nations. But Mitsu is pretty ubiquitous across the globe, not just building cars, trucks, and SUVs but also branching out across many industries from energy to tech and even security.

But the company's underrated success in the automotive field remains pretty impressive. Keep scrolling for 17 surprising things you never knew about Mitsubishi.
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If you’re on the market for a Mitsubishi Triton for sale - you need to read this 2019 Triton review. In a nutshell: Refreshed Mitsubishi Triton gets some new clothes and improved active safety.
The fifth-generation Mitsubishi Triton for sale arrived at Group 1 Mitsubishi only a few years ago and Mitsubishi has already had it crayon twirlers and engineers out to give the thing a mid-life nip and tuck. And it’s just as well too because, with a raft of updated rivals packing more creature comforts and active safety, Mitsubishi needed to do something. But, the question is, has it done enough?
What’s the price and what do you get? Our test car is the top-spec Triton GLS Premium.

The GLS Premium gets a black nudge bar, chrome door handles, a tub-liner, sports bar, privacy glass for the rear windows, LED daytime running lights and low beam and high beam, electric folding mirrors, leather interior, power adjust driver’s seat, self-dimming rear vision mirror, rain-sensing wipers, and dusk-sens…

The 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a Mitsubishi worth buying

Mitsubishi has struggled in recent years to stay competitive with the more advanced and generally better options from other automakers, the Eclipse Cross is a step in the right direction.
The 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is the company’s first major attempt at turning things around. It’s meant to reinvigorate the automaker by bringing back the Eclipse name in a popular segment. It will be interesting to see if this strategy pays off for the company.
Not The Sporty Crossover Mitsubishi Said It Was The Eclipse name comes from the popular sporty coupe, and Mitsubishi wants to cash in on that name, but by bringing it to a compact crossover. However, the company writes a check that its vehicle simply can’t cash. The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is not a sporty vehicle.

The fault is not the 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It’s a reasonably peppy engine and makes 152 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. It does around town driving with ease and even has enough spunk to make highway driving c…

Mitsubishi reveals new ASX

Mitsubishi has heavily revised the ASX compact crossover, adding a new engine, all-wheel-drive and new bodywork.

The Mitsubishi ASX now provides a broader and bolder look, with full LED lighting.

A new 2.0-litre petrol engine is 30% more powerful, with 150PS. Fuel economy and emissions figures are yet to be confirmed.

Front-wheel-drive versions come with a five-speed-manual, while the all-wheel-drive version comes with a CVT.

Towing capacity for both versions is 1,300Kg.

The interior of the Mitsubishi ASX has been upgraded with finer grade materials for both the cloth and leather-trimmed interiors. These are complemented by a black cloth headlining and small detail changes such as the new ergonomic air-conditioning and heater controls which are now finished in piano black and silver.

The centre instrument panel also benefits from a piano black finish and now incorporates a new larger eight-inch Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA) system, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and D…

It's About Time For A New Mitsubishi Sport-Ute

Off-roading, body-on-frame sport-utility vehicles tend to stick around the market longer than most cars and trucks. The Mitsubishi Pajero - the current fourth-generation model - having been around since 2006. So sooner or later, the Japanese automaker will have to replace it – just as Mercedes has the G-Class, Jeep Wrangler, and Land Rover soon will with the Defender. Fortunately Mitsubishi – now part of the Renault Nissan Alliance – has the new corporate partners and the resources to develop fresh new Pajero models. The question (or one of the questions at least) is what a new Pajero might look like. And this is a pretty good idea. It's an independent design done up with Enoch Gabriel Gonzales, who's no stranger to speculatively redesigning Mitsubishis on the company's behalf. Gonzales' latest looks unmistakably like a Pajero, but thoroughly modernized with design cues similar to those we've seen on recent Mitsubishi concepts (of which there have been many). Maybe a …

2019 Mitsubishi Triton pushes upmarket

Upgraded pick-up also pushes up prices, fuel consumption and weight, while payload drops
And that’s not all that’s on the rise as the bluffly-styled new Mitsubishi Triton 2019 is up in weight and fuel consumption. Mitsubishi says a big hike in equipment, especially driver assist systems, justifies the big price increase for the GLS Premium. However, the 2019 Triton remains far cheaper than the flagship models of the only two one-tonne utes that outsell it in Australia, the Toyota HiLux Rugged X and Rogue and the Ford Ranger Wildtrak (yes, the Raptor is more expensive but would anyone cross-shop that against a Triton?). “You saw the price rises are not that large. We are still going to be the best value for money.” No other Triton in the 20-model range increases in price as much as the GLS Premium.  At the opposite end of the spectrum pricing of the GLX petrol and diesel 4×2 and 4×4 single-cab models remain unchanged, which gives you an idea of where most of the new equipment has been alloc…

The History of the legendary Pajero LWB

The fantastic history of the legendary Mitsubishi Pajero LWB is definitely one of true off-road and safari nature. From its origins as a short wheelbase, long wheelbase variants were introduced approximately a year after its production initialised in July 1983.
The inspiration behind the design was to have the appearance of a leopard found in the wild areas of the South American Andes mountain range, between Argentina and Chile. This symbolism would reflect the wild concept and outdoor spirit that Pajero represented.

With its introduction in the 1980s, the Jeep version of the Mitsubishi struggled to gain market share with international markets as there were some licensing issues with Willy’s that made it difficult to break ground in overseas markets.

The combination of luxury and adventure lifestyle was the main target market, it was a true competitor amongst enthusiasts in 1980s Japan. The appeal of its rugged capability made the vehicle a true item that would soon be introduced to the …