Mitsubishi Motors, founded in 1970, is a Japanese automobile manufacturer. Currently, Nissan owns one-third or 34% of the Mitsubishi brand which is thus a part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. The brand has its production facilities located in Japan, Thailand and the Phillipines. In 1998, the company had a joint venture with Hindustan Motors in the country.
In India, Mitsubishi made its debut with the launch of the Lancer. Currently, the company’s product range is limited to models including the Outlander and the Pajero Sport Select Plus. In 2009, the brand introduced the i-MiEV, its first all-electric mini car with a lithium-ion battery.