Where Is Mitsubishi Made? Mitsubishi Origins Here At Griffin


Griffin Mitsubishi in Monroe is proud to be a premier Mitsubishi dealer near Charlotte. Although our dealership has been here for over 70 years, we recognize that the Mitsubishi origins run far deeper. People often ask us, "Where is Mitsubishi made?" We proudly respond that Mitubishi is one of the leading Japanese automakers in the world that producers cars all over Japan.

On this page, we are excited to share with you the history behind this excellent brand - an automaker that once offered a variety of Mitsubishi sports cars has now developed into one of the leading Japanese companies in the world specializing in incredible crossovers and SUVs. Want to know who makes Mitsubishi vehicles? Want to know who owns Mitsubishi? Read on to learn more!

The Mitsubishi Origins

The Mitsubishi automotive origins date all the way back to 1917 when the Model-A was released as a luxury vehicle for government officials. The Mitsubishi Model-A was the first-ever mass-produced vehicle in Japanese history. Our new Mitsubishi cars for sale reflect over 100 years of Japanese craftsmanship and automotive excellence. Since its inception, the Mitsubishi Motors group has been committed to innovation that expands worldwide.

From the 1960s to the early 2000s, Mitsubishi made Mitsubishi sports cars and racing cars that took over race tracks around the world. Mitsubishi made vehicles that won the Paris-Dakar Rally, Australian Southern Cross Rally, Macau Grand Prix, and more. How? By constantly creating innovative technology to go further, faster, and stronger. It is that history and those engineering discoveries that live on in the amazing Mitsubishi vehicles you see today.

What's next? After over 100 years of engineering accomplishments, Mitsubishi Motors' eyes are set on the future. Mitsubishi hopes to create a Tesla-rivaling SUV with Earth-saving qualities and automated driving ability.

Our Top 5 Reasons To Choose Mitsubishi

Our Mitsubishi specials near Charlotte aren't the only exciting reason to get behind the wheel of a Mitsubishi. Here are five reasons our customers love Mitsubishi vehicles:

  1. All-Wheel Control: When developing race cars, Mitsubishi helped pioneer the Four-Wheel Drive concept. This innovation helped them win a record 12 Paris-Dakar Rally titles. Now, the current SUVs have Mitsubishi's Super All-Wheel Drive to help give you precise handling, steering, and control when driving in any weather or road conditions. Factors like active stability control, anti-lock brakes, and more help ensure your safety.

  2. Dependability: Mitsubishi offers some of the best warranties in the automotive sector. That's because the brand is so confident in the quality, reliability, and durability of its vehicles. There is also available roadside assistance that is designed to give you 24/7/365 peace of mind.

  3. Futuristic Thinking: As we mentioned early, Mitsubishi Motors has big plans to enter the electric sector. The brand has been working on its electric vehicle technology since the 1970s and plans to continue. There are already Plug-In Hybrid variants of some Mitsubishi vehicles, but more is on the way.

  4. Amazing Value: Despite over 100 years of automaking expertise, Mitsubishi continues to offer some of the most affordable vehicles in the world. You can get the technology and features you love for a price you love even more.

  5. 100 Years of Innovation: Mitsubishi is behind some of the discoveries that helped propel the automotive industry forward from Four-Wheel Drive to the first electronically-controlled Traction Control System.

FAQs About Mitsubishi

Where Is Mitsubishi Made?

Mitsubishi cars are made in Japanese manufacturing facilities. There is a plant (the Mizushima Plant) for more technologically-advanced models in Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan. There is also a car research and development center in Okazaki, Aichi, Japan. On U.S. soil, there is a laboratory for development and design in Ann Arbor, Michigan as well.

Is Mitsubishi a good car brand?

As a company with over 100 years of innovation, racing experience, and more, we would say yes! It is also one of the top growing Japanese companies in the world. Plus, Mitsubishi just won Best All-Around Performance Brand and Best Economic Performance Brand for the second year in a row in 2019. These awards were given by the Automotive Science Group (ASG). And, the Mitsubishi Mirage itself went home with the "Best Economic Performance Car" and "Best All-Around Performance Car" awards.

Who is Mitsubishi owned by?

In October of 2016, Mitsubishi joined the now Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. Nissan is the majority owner and has a 34% share of Mitsubishi Motors.

Where are Mitsubishi engines made?

From the Mitsubishi 4B1 to the Sirius 4G69 engines, they are all made at the Mitsubishi powertrain plant in Shiga, Japan.

When Was Mitsubishi Founded?

The first Mitsubishi company was launched in 1870 by Yataro Iwasaki. It was a shipping firm. Mitsubishi Motors was developed shortly after, and the first-ever Mitsubishi vehicle was released in 1917.

Be A Part of the History Here

Whether you want to know, "where is Mitsubishi made" or anything else about this wonderful brand, the experts at Griffin Mitsubishi are here to help. We are proud to work for an innovative automaker that has great skill and design at the forefront. Come experience the history for yourself by visiting us in Monroe today.

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