|Toyota, both in Japan and the global region, its sales performance we all see, "there must be a road car Toyota" This sentence is confirming the powerful Toyota. So, we think that the Japanese first to build their own passenger cars will not be Toyota it? Although Toyota is Japan's largest car factory, but not from his hand.
At the end of the 19th century, the founder of Mitsubishi, Iwasaki Yutaro, rented the Nagasaki Shipbuilding Bureau from the Japanese government and named it Nagasaki Shipyard and later renamed Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. As the Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. has been working with the military, so the Japanese military in the early 20th century will be the task of manufacturing passenger cars by Mitsubishi. The military task by the Kobe branch is responsible for, but unfortunately a shipyard without experience, really unable to start, then Mitsubishi introduced the Italian FIAT TIPO 3, based on the beginning of the Japanese to build the first ride Car-MITSUBISHI MODEL A.
Although there is a real FIAT TIPO 3 in front of, but after all, we are in the novice stage, many parts are only by hand to build. Spent two years, this by the Japanese personally build the domestic passenger car MODEL A finally launched in 1919. This is a four-door five, front rear drive design of the car, equipped with a 2.8L inline four-cylinder engine, although the displacement of 2.8, but the maximum power is only 26kW, the maximum speed of 97km / h.|