Mitsubishi has been successfully doing business in the Philippines for 60 years and this is due to the wide array of models that created a huge following.
Here are the three nameplates that helped define Mitsubishi’s history locally.
The Lancer nameplate was introduced to the Philippines in 1980. Starting as the “box type” version, the Mitsubishi Lancer spanned into numerous generations that include “singkit,” “itlog,” and “pizza” — all defined by the design of their taillamps.
Its powertrain setup ranges from the 1.3-liter to 2.0-liter mills as well as five- to six-speed manual gearboxes and continuous variable transmission.
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation brought the L300 badge in 1983.
Still produced in the Philippines, the Japanese marque’s utilitarian model only had an upgrade when the company decided to update the 2.2 liter diesel engine to meet the Euro4 emission standards.
In addition, this model is offered in various body types to meet the diverse needs of the commercial segment.
Trivia: the nameplate also came out with a people carrier version called “Versa Van.” Similar to the workhorse version, this 12-seater vehicle is a powered by a 2.2 liter diesel engine.
Considered as one of the cornerstones of the Philippine sport utility vehicles in the market, the Mitsubishi Pajero rivals the likes of the Nissan Patrol, and Toyota Land Cruiser Prado.
The model’s famous versions include the box-type and the sleek Fieldmaster that came out in the early 2000s.
So what are the Mitsubishi models that has been a part of your growing up years.