A good question relates to the state of Mitsubishi in the UK car market. I am asking it today.
1984 Mitsubishi Colt: sold out
What do Mitsubishi sell today? Though the Lancer and Colt are still listed in Mitsubishi UK’s website, they are described as sold out. The remaining range consists of an electric car, a sub-B hatch called the Mirage, several flavours of sport utility vehicles and the very specialised Evolution X FQ-440 MR. This oddity fits into the range as well as an adult “toy” in a shop selling golfing equipment. In Germany, for comparison, the Lancer is still on sale as a “sport saloon” and a hatchback. The Shogun goes by the Pajero moniker and the Mirage is a Space Star.
2014 Proudia Dignity
The impression of Mitsubishi as a brand in decline holds only if your view is centred on a region between London, Birmingham and Peterborough. The newswires are hot with reports that Mitsubishi have bought the site of a former Ford plant in the Philippines. And if you care to visit a Mitsubishi dealer in Japan you can leave with a Delica D:5 Royal Exceed or a Proudia Dignity. This is a hybrid version of the Nissan Cima. I suggest readers take the time to familiarise themselves with the rich diversity of products that Mitsubishi Japan offer their customers. What is remarkable is that Japan can sustain this broad variety of cars in a market that on the same scale as the European one.
Below is the Delica D:5 Royal Exceed.