The history of the automobile concern Mitsubishi begins in 1917. The company had to face difficulties, including the division into several subsidiaries in 1945.
Mitsubishi Motors today is one of the largest and world-famous automotive companies, producing 1.6 million vehicles a year, sold in 32 countries. The lineup is represented by minicars, SUVs, trucks, special vehicles and cars.
Used Mitsubishi SUVs are in demand in the CIS countries. The models presented below have earned the love of many car owners who prefer the Japanese car industry.
The Mitsubishi Pajero has been the flagship of the Mitsubishi SUV lineup for thirty years. The fourth generation of the car was released in 2006, faced with a wave of criticism: the experts could not decide - is this a new model or a restyling of the previous generation? Generations are similar in many ways, butthe difference is still there and lies in the design of the front and rear parts of the body. Pajero is considered the largest SUV in the company's model line.
The restyling of the Mitsubishi Pajero SUV in 2012 affected the body design, optics, wheel arches and suspension settings.
The range of Mitsubishi Pajero engines is represented by five power units: petrol V6 with a volume of 3 to 3.8 liters and power from 178 to 250 horsepower and diesel V4 3.2 Di-D with power ranging from 160 to 200 horsepower.
Mitsubishi Pajero Mini
For 14 years - from 1998 to 2002. - one of the Mitsubishi SUVs in the lineup was Pajero Mini - a compact car, the reason for the withdrawal of which was the high cost and lack of demand. The model, however, was successful: the combination of compact dimensions and attractive design ensured its popularity. Mini Jeep specifications:
- High throughput due to frame construction.
- The engine range included 0.7 liter turbocharged variants.
- Mitsubishi off-road vehicles were offered with all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive to choose from.
- Compact dimensions make it easy to drive a jeep in the city.
The 52 horsepower engine is offset by the unpretentiousness and comfort of the car. In the secondary market, a used Mitsubishi SUV can be purchased for 500-600 thousandrubles.
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
The "Mitsubishi-Pajero-Sport" off-road vehicle for the automobile concern has become a model with a classic body structure and the necessary technical component in the basic configuration. The restyled version is offered with the following features:
- The range of engines is represented by one 2.4-liter unit with a capacity of 181 horsepower.
- Automatic transmission without individual settings.
- Only rear-wheel drive is available as standard.
- There is no wide choice of technologies in the model range.
The new SUV model range "Mitsubishi" can only boast of an attractive design - specifications, unfortunately, leave much to be desired. The minimum cost of a car is 1.5 million rubles.
The new Mitsubishi SUV never appeared on the Russian market: the Japanese concern provided the official dealers with the twin of the Montero model - the Pajero SUV in the basic configuration. Under the Montero name, the car was sold in the American market. The frame SUV model is currently offered only in the secondary market at a minimum price of 600 thousand rubles.
Jeep failed to conquer the American market, but in Russia it is in some demand. Despite the affordable cost, you will have to invest a considerable amount in an SUV over time.operation.
The Mitsubishi-Outlander SUV has been a leader in the Russian car market over the past decade. The Japanese automaker offered two models at once - in the back of XL and the classic Outlander. The design of the crossover was not a frame. The restyled version of the SUV has the following characteristics:
- The design of the car has become dynamic.
- The range of engines is represented by three units of 2, 2, 4 and 3 liters with a capacity of 230 horsepower.
- Off-road vehicles are equipped with automatic transmissions - standard automatic transmission or CVT.
- Front-wheel drive is standard on the car.
The minimum cost of the updated Mitsubishi Outlander SUV is 1 million rubles, which is fully justified by the car's rich equipment.
The model of the Japanese concern ASX conditionally belongs to the category of crossovers and combines the best characteristics of the Lancer X sedan and the Outlander SUV. The design of the car follows the sedan in the form of optics and the Jet Fighter grille.
Mitsubishi ASX combines excellent off-road performance with the agility of a sports sedan. With compact dimensions and low weight, the crossover has good power and excellent dynamic characteristics. High cross-country ability is provided by 195 mm ground clearance.
The range of power units is represented by eight engines offrom 1.6 to 2 liters and power from 117 to 150 horsepower. The minimum cost of an SUV in the Russian market is 1,050,000 rubles.
Japanese automaker Mitsubishi last autumn demonstrated to the public the fifth generation of the popular Triton pickup truck, known in the Russian automotive market under the name L200. The updated SUV "Mitsubishi" fell in love with domestic motorists not only for its catchy design, but also for its adaptation to harsh climatic conditions. Mitsubishi L200 is rightfully considered one of the last full-fledged SUVs with a powerful engine, a solid frame, excellent cross-country ability and a solid payload.
The range of powertrains was replenished with a diesel four-cylinder engine with a volume of 2.35 liters. The engine is equipped with a turbocharger and an electronic variable valve timing system and has a power equal to 181 horsepower.
The constant work of Mitsubishi engineers on models is bearing fruit: the Airtrek, which until recently was considered a station wagon, is now classified as an SUV with a considerable ground clearance of 195 millimeters.
The developers almost completely redesigned the model, equipping it with a new body, different wheel sizes and an expanded palette of colors. Mitsubishi Airtrek SUV now has excellent handling and dynamism, coupled with excellent comfort, especially in comparison with otherbrand models. Despite the five-door design, the car is quite compact and has a roomy interior that allows you to transport a lot of cargo.
The updated SUV is equipped with either front-wheel drive or 4WD FULLTIME. It is equipped with a DOHC engine from the GDI series with four cylinders and a volume of 2.4 liters. The maximum power of turbocharged engines is 250 horsepower with a volume of 2 liters.
Mitsubishi Outlander Hybrid
Five years ago, Mitsubishi introduced the Outlander Plug-in-Hybrid EV hybrid SUV to the automotive community, retaining the look but with radically new insides.
The novelty is equipped with three power units: one gasoline engine and two electric motors, one of which is located at the rear. Thanks to this layout, the SUV received all-wheel drive. The Japanese hybrid is able to cover up to 800 kilometers without refueling and with minimal CO emissions2.
The power plant operates in three modes:
- Pure. Activation of only electric motors powered by a lithium-ion battery.
- Series. The role of the generator drive is assigned to the gasoline engine.
- Parallel. Simultaneous operation of all three motors.
The Japanese concern Mitsubishi pleases motorists with a wide selection of excellent crossovers, SUVs and pickups, which are quite popular onRussian automotive markets. Cars of this brand are preferred for various reasons, including comfort, high build quality, reliability, excellent cross-country ability, affordable cost and ease of use. The company's developers adapt SUVs specifically for the Russian climate and road conditions, which is an additional advantage for domestic motorists. Separately, it is worth noting the constant improvement of the Mitsubishi family and quality service at dealerships.