Who Owns Mitsubishi?

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If you’re shopping for a new SUV, a Mitsubishi is probably on your mind (or it should be). We’ve got quite a few drivers who ask us about Mitsubishi, wondering who owns Mitsubishi and where Mitsubishi cars are made. Longwood Mitsubishi is here with the answers to those questions and more about the brand’s interesting and unique history.

After reading up on the brand’s legacy, you can find your own piece of Mitsubishi history when you explore our extensive inventory

Who Makes Mitsubishi Cars? 

Did you know that the Mitsubishi company originated in the late 1800s? After the shipbuilding division split in the early 1900s, Japan’s first mass-produced passenger car, the Mitsubishi Model A, was released. Who owns the Mitsubishi Motor Corporation? The Mitsubishi Motor Sales Corporation was established in the 1960s. In the 1970s, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. became the sole shareholder of the newly-established Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC). 

In the early 1980s, Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America Inc. was established as a joint capital investment with the Mitsubishi Corporation. The Mitsubishi Motors Sales Corporation took over operations soon after. Car production was terminated at Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. in 2015. In 2016, MMC and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. joined forces in a strategic alliance agreement regarding capital and business alliances. 

Where is Mitsubishi Made? 

Mitsubishi has several production facilities in Japan that manufacture vehicles and powertrain components. You will also find Mitsubishi production facilities worldwide. There are manufacturing facilities in the following countries:

  • Philippines
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • China 
  • Russia
  • Brazil 

Mitsubishi vehicles are also developed and designed right here in the United States, with Mitsubishi Motors R&D of America, Inc. located in Ann Arbor, MI.

Experience the Mitsubishi Lineup Today

Now that you know a little more about who owns Mitsubishi and where is Mitsubishi made, you can explore the exciting lineup right here at Longwood Mitsubishi. Whether you are interested in a sedan or hatchback like the Mirage or Mirage G4, or if an SUV like the Outlander or Eclipse Cross is more your style, you can find exactly what you need at Longwood Mitsubishi near Deltona.

Visit us today or contact us at your convenience with any questions. We can also help you to explore your financing options, so you can feel confident that you have found a vehicle you’ll love at a competitive price.


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