In 1873 ship-building and ship-repairing company was founded in Japan. There was an emblem depicted on the ship flags (three diamonds) which is today world known. In 1918 the first truck that became a part of the company`s range was introduced, it was named T1. That freight vehicle had passed a 1000 km reliability test and already in 1924 the company puts heavy-duty trucks and buses into production under Fuso brand name.
In 1946 automotive engineering manufacturing was renewed after the World War II devastations. Three wheel freight scooter Mizushima of 400 kg carrying capacity and three wheel delivery automobiles were among the company`s novelties. In 1951 T31 truck production was started, this truck was provided with air suspension. Just at that time first Japanese truck with folding bed T380 was put on the market. That was the time when all Mitsubishi trucks and pickups that represented Mitsubishi car range were produced however only light and medium trucks were sold on the European market.
By the end of 1950ies rapidly developing Japanese economy needed medium-duty trucks and Mitsubishi was among the first to start filling the gap. In 1958 T10 truck was introduced. It was known as Jupiter and was provided with 2199 cubic cm diesel power plant that put out 61 hp. Its carrying capacity was 2.5 tons and its modification T11 provided with 76-horsepower power plant could boast of three tons. However desirable carrying capacity was reached in 1960 when Mitsubishi Jupiter T22D was introduced. It is provided with six-cylinder KE36 engine of 3229 cubic cm that puts out 85 hp. This modification became the most popular one as a result.
Throughout the years of its history Mitsubishi Company and than a separate company Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus have achieved a lot in various carrying capacity trucks market segments. Mitsubishi Company today is one of the world largest automobile manufacturers. It boasts of an extensive model range (from small cars to heavy trucks and special engineering) and its cars are sold on all of the world markets.gps tracker