Japan is probably known for its diverse, unique, and very exciting culture. From having an excellent sense of aesthetics in almost all industries (even animation!), this is a country that just screams cool!
And the same thing can be said for automobiles from this country. And one such car brand that exudes an awesome sense of style is no other than the Mitsuoka Car Company.
A History of Joy
For a car company that manufactures a lot of vehicles (actually, being the 10th largest carmaker in its home country), it does come as a surprise that Mitsuoka is a relatively unknown brand in the motoring scene. Probably because, and even when the company was launched in the late ‘70s, was that Mitsuoka only manufactured vehicles locally.
But sensing the appeal that the crowd had when it joined 2015 London Motor Show, the car company decided to market their models internationally. And what a great joy that decision made for the company!
The reason on what makes Mitsuoka car models such a hit is not only with their stylish and excellent designs. It all boils down to its core philosophy, which strives to bring back the joy of driving a car.
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Remember that exalting bliss when you first got behind the wheel? That’s what Mitsuoka strives to replicate on each and every model it produces. By treating each every car as a work of art (and by only employing the best craftsmen with the needed devotion to mold these engineering wonders into reality), every motorist is assured of only the best from Mitsuoka!
An Appealing List of Vehicles
Now, we’d like to share some amazing vehicles that the Mitsuoka Car Company had produced:
To fly and to be free – this is what the Mitsuoka Rock Star aims to give motorists. This very stylish roadster showcases its masterful design with its playfully sculpted body. With a rebellious streak in it as well, the Rock Star is actually a Mazda MX-5 styled in a Corvette-like fashion. Wow, just wow – who knew that such a thing can exist (well, with Mitsuoka, anything is possible!)!
Dubbed as a beautiful assassin, the Himiko truly has the looks to kill! With Mitsuoka’s trademark skill of combining the best of automobile features, the Himiko is a powerful Mazda MX-5 packaged in a fancy Morgan-type body. As a result, this dazzling vehicle is actually the only classical-styled, 2-Seated convertible in Japan outfitted with modern motoring power and enhancements!
Citing the importance of being unique, Mitsuoka’s Galue is a lively ride that looks and performs great! Individuality plays a big part with this particular model, with its stylish looks that defines luxury. Composed of three generations worth of production releases, the Galue is commonly based on luxury Nissan models – of course, with a touch of signature craftsmanship that Mitsuoka is known for!
As the first hybrid vehicle to roll out from the amazing Mitsuoka brand, the Ryugi offers a great bridge between traditional and modern motoring design and technology. Shifting from electric to a 1.5 liter gasoline engine, the Ryugi offers a suave way to enjoy a ride! As dubbed by the car brand itself as a fusion of tradition and tech, this is one car set to light up the future!
A work of art, the Mitsuoka Viewt is sculpted and put together by the best craftsmen of the motoring trade. With spending approximately 40 days in the workshop, careful and precise care is taken into considering for each and every Viewt. So much so, this Jaguar-inspired car is a beautiful ride that you ought to really be in!
A utility vehicle like no other, the Mitsuoka Like-T3 has a nifty design that actually makes it look like a scooter! But don’t be deceived – this is actually a two-seater car, powered by clean electric fuel cells and capable of carrying a heavy load (up to 100kg!)!
Considering Mitsuoka’s expertise when it comes to automobile craftsmanship and ingenuity, it truly comes as no surprise that the Like-T3 is actually funded by the Japanese government as part of its Clean Energy Vehicle Introduction Project!
Mitsuoka’s classy aesthetic has been combined with two of Japan’s motoring giants’ models! Composed of two generations, the Nouera highlights not only its eye-catching appearance – comfort is definitely prioritized as well. The first generation is essentially a modified Honda Accord; the second is a Toyota Corolla (Axio).
Designed to impress, the Mitsuoka Orochi is a fashionable beast of a super car! Named after a dragon found in Japanese folklore, the Orochi’s sexy curves holds a powerful 3.3 liter Toyota V6 engine within!
Oozing with style, the Mitsuoka Yuga is a throwback vehicle that reintroduces what makes London taxis so appealing! Modified from a Nissan Cube, the Yuga offers a unique ride that can dazzle any sort of motorist in the street!
Not sure what Mitsuoka car to get? Then try the Ryoga for starters! Considered as an entry-level vehicle in the luxury car category, the Mitsuoka Ryoga can give you a good taste on what this amazing car manufacturer is capable of. Still following the philosophy of trailblazing and making a statement, the Mitsuoka Ryoga is composed of two amazing generations: the first is an enhanced and recreated Nissan Primera; the second is a Nissan Sunny.
Considered by Mitsuoka as flower among its automobile releases, the Ray brings about some dazzling charm without losing out on motoring performance. This compact car is composed of three generations of modified vehicles – the first is an Autozam Carol, the second is a Mazda Carol, and the third is a Daihatsu Mira Gino.
As one of the most creative releases that Mitsuoka was able to muster, the cool and fast Zero 1 offers retro styling without losing a beat on motoring innovation and tech. Encompassing the Mitsuoka philosophy of being unique, this classy rocket of a car is a dream to drive!
Check out Mitsuoka today – it’s just really an amazing company that will continue to manufacture more stylish cars for all!
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