For 100 years,
Mitsubishi has been
an icon of automotive
They built the very first series production model made in Japan, the Model A, in 1917, when the corporation was still known as the Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Company. This dedication to craftsmanship, signature design and relentless innovation has continued throughout the evolution of the company, giving rise to industry firsts such as the now-widespread electronically-controlled traction system and the mass marketed electric vehicle.
In 2013, Mitsubishi Motors introduced the world's first plug-in hybrid SUV, the Outlander PHEV. On the heels of this groundbreaking debut, Mitsubishi has partnered with other innovators in the automotive space to celebrate their landmark achievement and latest technological advancements for their 100-year anniversary. Teaming up with the legendary aftermarket shop West Coast Customs, Mitsubishi is bridging their hundred-year history with a special vehicle build—the Mitsubishi Re-Model A.
With the classic Model A
body and Outlander
Mitsubishi and WCC are bringing a classic symbol of their innovation story into the 21st century. The new vehicle will retain the iconic look and styling of the Model A but have the forward-thinking technology of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, Super All-Wheel Control and Forward Collision Mitigation. After completing its transformation, the vehicle will be making the rounds across the United States at various events and auto shows, bringing Mitsubishi fans together for the ultimate marriage of heritage and innovation.
EXPERIENCE THE BUILD
Here's where it all begins—two cars becoming one. The team from West Coast Customs diligently strips each one to its core for an innovative vehicle that reimagines history.
Sparks fly as the metal for both vehicles gets heated, twisted, soldered, and shaped.
PRECISION IS KEY
To fit Outlander PHEV technology in the modernized Model A, careful preparation and exact specifications are made to enlarge the body while keeping the traditional form.
MELDING MODEL A & PHEV
Which car are we looking at? With the Model A frame grafted onto the PHEV chassis, the heritage look is starting to take shape with modern influences peeking through.
Now it's time to build the Model A body back up. First job is to get the side panels back in place and secured.
The transformation continues with the Model A getting some upgraded door panels and a sleek modern steering wheel and emergency brake to go on its modern chassis.
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1 Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Excludes destination/handling, tax, title, license etc. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your Mitsubishi retailer for details.