Used Mitsubishi cars
Mitsubishi is the Philippines’ second largest car manufacturer in terms of market share and year-end sales. Currently, the Japanese car company owns 21 percent of the local automotive market, second only to Toyota. The company has been a favorite brand especially for sports utility vehicle (SUV) enthusiasts.
This company has been in the country for more than 50 years. During this period it has released successful nameplates that have been a part of the country’s car history such as the Mitsubishi Pajero, which was once a status symbol for the upper classes in the 1990s and early 2000s.
Second hand Mitsubishis over the years
Like its long time rival Toyota, Mitsubishi units have a lower resale value unlike more luxurious and upscale brands such as Honda. Mitsubishi usually packages its fleet of vehicles to adapt to the buying power of the middle class. Because of this, its models have down-sized features and amenities compared to most Japanese brands.
However, the company has balanced this concept by introducing high-end-trim levels such as the Sports Edition for their SUV models like the Mitsubishi Montero Sport, the second most sold car model in 2013.
Value for money
Mitsubishi, like its rivals, has a wide selection of car models designed for paid passenger or family use. Comparatively, this brand has one of the lowest price ranges for its car models unlike its Japanese, Korean and American rivals.
A brand new entry level Mitsubishi Adventure is P100,000 cheaper than its segment rival the Isuzu Crosswind.
Facelifts and new generations
One of the noticeable attributes of this brand is their slower schedule for facelifts and new generation releases. On average, Mitsubishi refreshes its designs every ten years, compared to Toyota which only takes six.
Today’s Adventure, for example, has been using the same 2.0 liter and the more popular 2.5 liter SOHC inline 4 diesel engine for almost two decades since it was introduced in 1997.