The first Mitsubishi model to come to the United States was the 1971 Mitsubishi Galant. However it was marketed here as the Dodge Colt under a partnership agreement between Chrysler and Mitsubishi.
Stresses in the partnership ultimately led Mitsubishi to market products in the U.S. under its own name as well. Mitsubishi Motors North America was founded in 1981 to do so. This introduced models like the Mirage, Starion, Lancer, Eclipse, and 3000GT to these shores. Good cars all, but today, when you say the word “Mitsubishi”, driving enthusiasts everywhere immediately think Lancer Evolution.
OK, well they actually think “Evo” but it’s the same thing.
Previously a Japanese home market special, the eighth generation of the car came to the States in 2003 to satisfy a rabid demand. Two generations later, the adulation for the turbocharged wonder car continues unabated. The current (June 2013) American lineup of Mitsubishi automobiles also includes Outlander, Mirage, Galant, and the electric Mitsubishi i-MiEV.
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