Where is Mitsubishi From?

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If you’re considering a new or pre-owned Mitsubishi from Springfield Mitsubishi in Springfield, you might be wondering, “Where is Mitsubishi from?” Mitsubishi vehicles are made in Japanese manufacturing factories. Below, we delve into the Mitsubishi brand and answer many of the questions Philadelphia drivers have about its origins.

Mitsubishi Manufacturing & Research Locations

Mitsubishi’s more technologically advanced vehicles are manufactured at the Mizushima Plant in Kurashiki, Okayama, Tokyo. All of the brand’s engines — from the Mitsubishi 4B1 to the Sirius 4G69 — are built at the powertrain plant in Shiga, Japan. Additionally, there’s a car research and development center located in Okazaki, Aichi, Japan. The Mitsubishi brand also has a footing in the U.S. There’s another center for research and development located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Those aren’t all of the locations that Mitsubishi operates from, though. Here’s the full list of countries where Mitsubishi vehicles are built:

  • Philippines
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • China
  • Brazil

Who Owns Mitsubishi?

To answer that question, we need to get into a bit of Mitsubishi’s history. Here’s a quick timeline of major events:

  • Mitsubishi was founded in 1870.
  • In the early 1900s, Japan mass-produced its first car, which was the Mitsubishi Model A.
  • The Mitsubishi Motor Sales Corporation was founded in the 1960s.
  • In the 1970s, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. become the sole shareholder of the Mitsubishi Motors Corporation.
  • In the 1980s, Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America Inc. was established with the Mitsubishi Corporation as a joint capital investment.
  • Shortly after, Mitsubishi Motor Sales Corporation took over its operations.
  • In 2015, Mitsubishi Motors North America ceased car production operations.
  • Then, in 2016, MMC and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. joined in an alliance.
  • Today, Mitsubishi is owned by the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance.

Test Drive a New Mitsubishi for Sale at Springfield Mitsubishi!

To summarize: Is Mitsubishi Japanese? Yes, Mitsubishi is a Japanese car brand that operates in Japan, as well as in several other countries. To learn more about Mitsubishi, check out our manufacturer hub for more information. Now that you know more about the Mitsubishi brand, it’s time to get better acquainted with its vehicles! Contact us online or call us at 484-574-8434 option 1 to schedule a test drive with one of our new or pre-owned Mitsubishi models in Springfield!


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