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The Japanese company Mitsuoka was founded in 1968.
The first 10 years of its existence, the company was engaged in the pre-sale preparation of cars of various brands, and also, during the global fuel crisis, it began reselling modernized single-seat cars with motorcycle engines from France.
Since then, the welfare of the company has grown, and the company's management has created a design headquarters, which was responsible for working on a new type of car for the Japanese automobile market.
While working on their own cars, Mitsuoka released the compact BuBu Shuttle, designed for people with disabilities and people with disabilities.
However, difficulties in creating the first full-size car of the brand forced the work of the design headquarters to be curtailed, and the founder of the company, Susumu Mitsuoka, who specifically studied the principles of the operation of small car brands in the United States for several years, took responsibility for creating the first car of the brand.
It was decided to start producing copies of classic cars, due to the lack of decent offers from other Japanese automakers in the luxury car class.
Thus, copies of the legendary Mercedes-Benz, Daimler and Jaguar automobiles of the 50s were produced, which were produced in limited quantities, but the rapidly growing number of wealthy Japanese bought up all the instant copies with lightning speed.
In 1990, the Le-Seyede model was introduced, built on the basis of the Nissan Silvia serial chassis, and the design was made in the style of the pre-war Jaguars, substantially modified for modern technological solutions.
Under the hood of the model is a 2-liter 4-cylinder power unit.
A year later, a more powerful modification of this model was introduced, called the Dore and a new 3-liter 8-cylinder engine with a capacity of 302 hp. The circulation of each of the modifications amounted to 500 copies, which were sold out in just a year and a half.
The next model is Mitsuoka Viewt, which was a continuation of the Jaguar Mark 2 model 1956 release. The model was equipped with a 1-liter engine with a capacity of 60 hp. Over a year, more than 1 thousand copies were sold.
In 1994, the Mitsuoka Zero 1 model was introduced, which was a Japanese variation of the Lotus 7 model. A power unit from Mazda was located under the hood.
Thanks to this model, the Ministry of Transport of Japan granted Mitsuoka a license to produce its own cars, which allowed to increase the number of Japanese automakers to 10.
The next model of the Mitsuoka brand, introduced in 1996 and called Galue, resembling the classic models of the English Rolls-Royce brand. The model was equipped with a 2-liter power unit of the company Nissan, with a capacity of 163 hp. By the way, this model in two versions lasted in the automotive market of Japan until 2012.
In 1998, Mitsuoka's ultra-compact electric vehicles were introduced, resembling the legendary FIAT 500.
In 1999, a modification of the Galue model was introduced with a new 2.5 liter power unit, with a capacity of 210 or 240 hp, developed by Mazda exclusively for the Mitsuoka brand.
In 2000, the Mitsuoka Yuga model was developed on the basis of the Nissan Cube, which received a design in the style of London cabs, which was equipped with a 4-cylinder engine with an output of 85 hp. In addition, modifications were presented with all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive.
Since 2003, Mitsuoka Nouera has been launched. The model is a mid-size sedan, which is based on the popular 2002 Honda Accord model year. Under the hood of this car, one of two gasoline engines with a volume of 2.0 liters or 2.4 liters is located at choice.
The advantage of the first option is that this model is equipped with an all-wheel drive system, while the second is only available with front-wheel drive.
After five years of hard work, Mitsuoka engineers released the Orochi sports car. The body was made of carbon fiber, and under the hood was a Toyota power unit with a capacity of 233 hp.
Soon the Himko model was introduced, built on the basis of the Mazda MX-5 and equipped with a 2-liter power unit with a capacity of 170 hp. Like many other cars of the company, it externally combines classic British style and modern technology. To date, there are 2 modifications of the Mitsuoka Himiko: with a 6-speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual transmission to choose from.