Mitsubishi manufacturer


Native name 三菱自動車工業株式会社
Founded April 22, 1970
Mitsubishi founder Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Mitsubishi headquarters Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Owner Nissan (34%)
Mitsubishi (20%)
Slogan New Motoring Wave
Creating Together
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Mitsubishi official website

Who makes Mitsubishi?

Mitsubishi is a flagship brand of Mitsubishi Motors, the sixth-largest Japanese auto manufacturer. It is a part of the Mitsubishi Group. Mitsubishi was founded in 1970. In 2016 Nissan bought one-third (34%) of the company, so currently Mitsubishi is connected with Renault-Nissan Alliance.


Where is Mitsubishi made?

There are three Mitsubishi manufacturing plants in Japan. The more upscale models, like the Lancer and the Lancer Evolution, are constructed at the Mizushima Plant in Kurashiki, Okayama. We can also mention Car Research and Development center in Okazaki, Aichi, which is responsible for manufacturing more specialized production. These two plants make not only the Lancer, but also the Outlander. In addition to this, there is a plant in Shiga, which is responsible for powertrain production.

Mitsubishi used to have an assembly plant in Normal, Illinois, with the annual capacity for 120,000 cars. It was a joint venture with Chrysler and existed since 1998. However, the company decided to stop building cars in the US and sold its only American plant to a liquidation firm in 2016.

Mitsubishi trucks and buses are made in Japan, at the Nakatsu Plant (transmission cogwheels for cars and trucks), Mitsubishi Fuso Bus, the Kawasaki Plant, and the Tramagal Plant .

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