Mitsubishi: The Brand that Launched a 1000 Tuners

Mitsubishi is a Japanese automaker with a long history. Founded in 1917, Mitsubishi holds the title for having produced Japan's very first passenger vehicle and was simply called the Model A. Production of the Model A continued domestically up until the Empire's colonial intentions required it to join the war effort and stymied any hopes the nascent automaker had of producing a more robust line-up of passenger cars and trucks. As a result, Mitsubishi Motors had to wait until it sufficiently recovered from the impact of the Second World War before it could release the newly designed 500 in 1960. The 500 was a compact sedan and was soon joined by the 360 Pickup and Van. The company would wait yet another decade, however, before reaching American shores.

Chrysler Teams Up with Mitsubishi

Soon after Mitsubishi arrived in the US, Chrysler purchased a huge fifteen percent share of the corporation and began to employ many of the stylistic and technological innovations pioneered by the Japanese automaker. As a result of this collaboration, the Colt was developed and sold under the Dodge badge simply due to the name-recognition the American company had and the unease that the public felt with a foreign and unfamiliar name like Mitsubishi. This strategy of rebranding Mitsubishi's vehicles under the Dodge name went on for the better part of a decade but by 1982 the two companies felt the American public was ready to accept the Japanese automaker without the Dodge badge and the first US-only model was released under the name Tredia. The Tredia was a compact sedan that offered FWD and remained true to the company's aesthetic. Shortly thereafter the company release the Cordia and Starion, with the latter being the first to offer a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Perhaps the most memorable and beloved vehicle to debut during this time was the Mirage which was released in 1978 and enjoyed a 20 year run.

Mitsubishi's Golden Age

The 1990s were an especially good decade for Mitsubishi which launched the 3000GT and Eclipse in 1990, both of which catered to the performance obsessed and delivered both in terms of power and style. The Eclipse was a four-cylinder sports-coupe which has become on of the mainstays of the brand along with the Lancer (and its tuner variant the Evo). The GT or GTO was even more aggressively styled with a true emphasis on speed but was still available at a lower price than a comparably equipped Miata or Integra. With the coming of the second millennium, Mitsubishi expanded its lineup with the crossover Outlander, the now infamous Lancer Evolution, and the Montero Sport which was a mid-size SUV.

Mitsubishi is one of the oldest and most respected Japanese car companies in existence today. Their dedication to producing stylish, performance-oriented vehicles has earned them the love and admiration of thousands of enthusiasts the world over and has garnered a cult-like following for several of their models like the Evo and Eclipse. Because Mitsubishi puts so much time and energy into the creation of truly superb automotive works of art, it is only natural that drivers and enthusiasts alike expect the same quality and style when purchasing aftermarket accessories for their rides.

At, we understand that Mitsubishi owners are a breed apart and take great pains to offer only the best custom parts and accessories. Whether you need a custom headlight cover for your Lancer, want to wrap your Eclipse's hood in high-quality carbon fiber or need a performance upgrade for your Evo we have what you're looking for. So, don't wait until you're too old to enjoy your ride, hurry up and get the best custom tints, wraps and auto accessories for your Mitsubishi that money can buy.







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