Car History

Presented here are the historic car models of Mitsubishi,
starting from Mitsubishi Model A.

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company’s history

  • 1917

    • MITSUBISHI MODEL A

  • 1936

    • PX33

  • 1946

    • Mizushima

    • Silver Pigeon

  • 1953

    • Mitsubishi Jeep

  • 1959

    • Leo

  • 1960

    • Mitsubishi 500

  • 1961

    • Mitsubishi 360

  • 1962

    • Mitsubishi 500 takes 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in its class in the Macao Grand Prix

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    • Colt 600

    • Minica

  • 1963

    • Colt 1000

  • 1964

    • Colt 1000 takes 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in its class in the Japan Grand Prix

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    • Debonair

  • 1965

    • Colt 800

    • Colt 1500

  • 1966

    • Colt 1100

    • Colt 1000F

    • Minicab Truck / Van

  • 1967

    • Colt 1000F wins its class in the Southern Cross Rally(4th place overall)

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  • 1968

    • New Colt 1200 / New Colt 1500

    • Colt 1100F

    • Delica Truck

  • 1969

    • Colt Galant

    • Delica Van / Coach

    • Minica 70

  • 1970

    • Galant GTO

  • 1971

    • Colt F2000 takes 1st in the Japan Grand Prix

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    • Galant Coupe FTO

    • Minica Skipper

    • Minicab EL Truck

  • 1972

    • Gallant 16L GS is the overall winner of the Southern Cross Rally

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    • Minica F4

  • 1973

    • Lancer 1600GSR takes 1st to 4th places overall in the Southern Cross Rally

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    • Lancer

    • New Galant

  • 1974

    • Lancer 1600GSR is the overall winner of the WRC Safari Rally (Kenya) (its first WRC victory)

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    • Lancer 1600GSR became the overall champion of the Southern Cross Rally

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  • 1975

    • Lancer 1600GSR became the overall champion of the Southern Cross Rally

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    • Jeep J-58

    • Lancer Celeste

  • 1976

    • Lancer 1600GSR takes 1st, 2nd and 3rd places overall in the WRC Safari Rally

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    • Lancer 1600GSR became the overall champion of the Southern Cross Rally

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    • Galant Λ (Lambda)

    • Galant Σ

  • 1977

    • Lancer 1600GSR takes 1st, 2nd places overall in the Bandama Rally. MMC suspends its international rally campagn

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    • Minicab Wide 55

    • Minica Ami 55

  • 1978

    • Mirage

    • Forte

  • 1979

    • Delica Star Wagon

    • Lancer EX

  • 1980

    • Galant Σ, Eterna Σ and Galant Λ, Eterna Λ

  • 1981

    • MMC resumes international rallying with the Lancer EX2000 Turbo

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    • Minica Ami L

  • 1982

    • Lancer EX2000 Turbo takes 3rd place overall in the 1000 Lakes Rally

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    • Tredia / Cordia

    • Lancer Fiore

    • Starion

    • Pajero (Montero, Shogun)

  • 1983

    • Pajero debuted in the Dakar Rally and won the unmodified commercial vehicle’s class

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    • Galant Σ / Eterna Σ

    • Lancer Fiore

    • Mirage

    • Chariot

  • 1984

    • Pajero came third overall in the Dakar Rally and won the unmodified commercial vehicle’s class

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    • Galant Σ Hardtop / Eterna Σ Hardtop

    • Minica

    • Minicab

  • 1985

    • Pajero wins its first overall in Dakar Rally

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    • Lancer Wagon / Mirage Wagon

  • 1986

    • Pajero came third overall in the Dakar Rally and won the unmodified commercial vehicle’s class

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    • Debonair V

    • Delica Star Wagon

  • 1987

    • Pajero came third overall in the Dakar Rally (Kenjiro Shinozuka became the first Japanese to enter the Top 3)

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    • Galant

    • Mirage

  • 1988

    • Pajero came second overall in the Dakar Rally

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    • Lancer

    • Eterna

    • Magna Station Wagon

  • 1989

    • Gallant VR-4 is the overall winner of both the WRC 1000 Lakes Rally and the RAC Rally

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    • Pajero came third overall in the Dakar Rally

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    • Eterna Sava

    • Minica

  • 1990

    • Gallant VR-4 is the overall winner of the WRC Ivory Coast Rally

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    • Diamante/Sigma

    • GTO

    • Eclipse

    • Minica Toppo

  • 1991

    • Gallant VR-4 is the overall winner of both the WRC Swedish Rally and the WRC Ivory Coast Rally.

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    • Pajero came second and third overall in the Dakar Rally

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    • Lancer

    • Mirage

    • Chariot

    • Strada

    • Pajero

    • RVR

    • Bravo

    • Minicab

  • 1992

    • Pajero is the overall winner of the Dakar Rally

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    • Gallant VR-4 is the overall winner of the WRC Ivory Coast Rally

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    • Galant / Eterna

    • Libero

    • Lancer Evolution

    • Emeraude

    • Debonair

  • 1993

    • Pajero is the overall winner of the Dakar Rally

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    • Lancer Evolution entered WRC

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    • Pajero came first and second overall in the Tunisia Rally

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    • Pajero became the overall champion of the Atlas Rally

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    • Diamante Wagon

    • New Minica

    • New Minica Toppo

  • 1994

    • Lancer Evolution entered WRC

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    • Lancer Evolution came first and third overall in the Indonesia Rally

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    • Lancer Evolution came first and third overall in the Thailand Rally

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    • FTO

    • Lancer Evolution II

    • Delica Space Gear

    • Pajero Mini

  • 1995

    • Lancer Evolution came first and second overall in the Malaysia Rally

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    • Lancer Evolution is the overall winner in 2 tournaments of the WRC

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    • Lancer Evolution came first and second overall in the Hong Kong–Beijing Rally

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    • Pajero came second and third overall in the Dakar Rally

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    • New Diamante

    • Lancer

    • Eclipse

    • Mirage

    • Lancer Evolution III

    • Pajero Junior

  • 1996

    • Lancer Evolution is the overall winner in 5 tournaments of the WRC; Driver's Championship gained

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    • Lancer Evolution came first, second, and third overall in the Hong Kong–Beijing Rally

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    • Galant

    • Legnum

    • Challenger

    • Carisma

    • Lancer Evolution IV

  • 1997

    • Pajero became the overall champion of the Dakar Rally (Kenjiro Shinozuka became the first Japanese to become the overall champion of the Dakar Rally)

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    • Lancer Evolution is the overall winner in 4 tournaments of the WRC; Driver's Championship gained

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    • Strada

    • Chariot Grandis

    • RVR / RVR Sports Gear

  • 1998

    • Pajero is the overall winner of the Dakar Rally

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    • Lancer Evolution is the overall winner in 7 tournaments of the WRC; MMC gains Manufacturer's Championship; Driver's Championship gained

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    • Aspire

    • Lancer Evolution V

    • Pajero iO

    • Pajero Mini

    • Minica

    • Toppo BJ

  • 1999

    • Lancer Evolution is the overall winner in 4 tournaments of the WRC; Driver's Championship gained

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    • Pajero came second, third, and fourth overall in the Dakar Rally

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    • Mirage Dingo