Discover Mitsubishi At Premier Clearance Center Of St. Bernard

Discover Mitsubishi At Premier Clearance Center Of St. Bernard

Mitsubishi has built its brand around its 150 years of strong tradition, it is a neighborhood name due to its various enterprises in Japan, but also a widely known trademark throughout the world.  The company has survived several economic bubbles and collapses due to its governing philosophy of slow but steady growth.

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The History of Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi was originally founded as a shipping company in 1873 but didn’t begin automotive operations until 1917 with the introduction of the Mitsubishi Model A, an entirely handmade seven-seater vehicle.  Proving too expensive to produce and market, the model was quickly discontinued and the company did not resume automotive manufacturing until 1937, producing a prototype vehicle for military use.

After its dismantling after World War II by Allied Powers, the company split into three separate entities across Japan, with each involved in automotive production.  Reclaiming its brand and merging back into a single company in 1954 after the San Francisco Peace Accord, Mitsubishi with its now highly diversified production assets in not only automotive, but aluminum, petrochemicals, electronics, and aerospace.

In the 1980s, Mitsubishi emerged as one of the world’s major vehicle producers, and throughout the 90s produced the highly profitable Diamante and Pajero vehicles, and moved swiftly towards the production of SUVs as they began trending with other car companies.