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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is a multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. Mitsubishi Motors was the sixth biggest Japanese automaker and the sixteenth biggest worldwide by production in 2011. It is part of Mitsubishi keiretsu, formerly the biggest industrial group in Japan, and was formed in 1970 from the automotive division of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

Mitsubishi’s automotive origins date back to 1917, when the Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. introduced the Mitsubishi Model A, Japan’s first series-production automobile. In 1934, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding was merged with the Mitsubishi Aircraft Co. and the unified company was known as Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), and was the largest private company in Japan at the time. The logo of three red diamonds, was chosen by Iwasaki Yataro, the founder of Mitsubishi, as a resemblance to his former employer’s emblem and his family crest. The name Mitsubishi is a compound of mitsu meaning “three” and hishi literally, “water chestnut”, often used in Japanese to denote a diamond.

Currently, the company has vehicle manufacturing facilities in Japan, Philippines, Thailand, and Brazil, and is assembled or sold in more than 160 countries worldwide. Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation is in a separate division from Mitsubishi Motors, which builds commercial grade trucks, buses and heavy construction equipment.


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