Mitsubishi Motor is known as Mitsubishi. It is a Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer. It is headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. It was the 19th-largest producer worldwide in 2011. Its total assets surpassed 2 trillion RMB in 2018. It has many companies around the world. Mitsubishi produces passenger and economy cars, and commercial and sport utility vehicles. Mitsu means three. Bishi means water chestnut. So its logo uses the three shapes.
Mitsubishi was founded by Yataro Lwasaki. It was regarded as a shipping firm. In 1917, it started producing cars. It introduced Model A. This was the first series-production automobile in Japan. But it was more expensive than its counterparts in Europe and America. So it ended in 1921. Mitsubishi introduced the PX33 in 1937 after its acquisition by another company. It is a prototype sedan for military use. It was the first passenger car built by the Japanese. It has a full-time four-wheel drive. This technology contributes to its success. During the war, it manufactured military aircraft. After WWII, Mitsubishi returned to make vehicles. It introduced a new small three-wheeled cargo vehicle. It's called Mizushima. It also launched a scooter. It's called the Silver Pigeon. It strengthened cooperation with foreign companies.