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The History of Mitsubishi

2018 marks the 100-year anniversary of Mitsubishi. We at Pantilli Mitsubishi are proud to sell Mitsubishi vehicles for many reasons, one of which is the rich history behind the brand.
The first Mitsubishi car was the Mitsubishi Model-A, introduced in 1917. This luxury vehicle was the first mass-produced car in Japan. The company continued to produce luxury options until the mid-1900s, when it entered the world of racing. In 1962 the aerodynamic Mitsubishi 500 Super Deluxe won the Macau Grand Prix. In 1970, the Galant GTO was released, modeled after the Colt F Series, which had won the Grand Prix five times.

Mitsubishi History | Pantili Mitsubishi | Princeton, WV
Mitsubishi History | Pantili Mitsubishi | Princeton, WV
Mitsubishi has paved the way in not only racing, but in electric vehicles as well. Its research began in 1970, and still runs strong today. In 2008, the company introduced its Drive@Earth pledge, with which they promised to prioritize the development of hybrid and electric powertrains. The 2010 Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle was released two years later.
Over the last century, Mitsubishi has won dozens of awards, for its race cars, for its development of electric vehicles, and for the development of the Silent Shaft engine technology which was licensed to Porsche, Saab and Fiat. Mitsubishi has been an innovative, hard-working brand since its beginnings, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds from this company.

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