Partnering with West Coast Customs, Mitsubishi recently developed a special version of the model that inspired it all: the Mitsubishi Model A. In celebration of Mitsubishi’s 100-year anniversary, the 1917 vehicle will be recreated with some new additions, including a plug-in hybrid powertrain.
According to Mitsubishi, the Mitsubishi Model A recreation was the first car to have the Mitsubishi emblem, launching in Japan with a limited 22-car production. Featured in an episode of Inside West Coast Customs on the Velocity network, the Mitsubishi Model A is a four-door seven-seat sedan that has a town car body style.
“We’re proud to be a 100-year-old brand with a rich heritage in the automotive landscape. The Mitsubishi Model A is the vehicle that paved the way for many other unique and exciting models over the years and we’re excited to re-design it with West Coast Customs,” said Francine Harsini, senior director of marketing at MMNA.
In lieu of the 35-horsepower 2.8-liter four-cylinder engine in the original, the new Model A will have a plug-in hybrid powertrain borrowed from the Outlander PHEV. This includes the Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) system and a 2.0-liter gas engine that’s paired with two high-performance electric motors. The new Model A is just one of the many ways Mitsubishi is celebrating its 100-year anniversary.
We at Pantili Mitsubishi couldn’t be happier to be a part of the Mitsubishi legacy.