Mitsubishi Motors automotive tradition goes back to 1917 when the Mitsubishi Model A, Japans first series-production automobile, was introduced. Over the next two decades the company established themselves as an innovator, developing, amongst others, Japans first diesel engine, its first large-sized bus, its first four-wheel drive passenger car prototype, and its first diesel-powered truck. Today, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is a multinational automaker headquartered in Minato, Tokyo. In 2010 it was the sixth largest Japan-based automaker and the sixteenth largest in the world, measured by production. It is part of the Mitsubishi keiretsu, formerly the biggest industrial group in Japan, and was formed in 1970 from the automotive division of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The Mitsubishi Family of cars are pure driving exhilaration embodied in carefully designed and crafted steel. The latest models range from the economical Colt to the furious Lancer Evolution X and the powerful L200 to the innovative i MiEV, Mitsubishi offers something to suit everyone.