Mitsubishi celebrates 100 years with custom Model A

By Jared Solomon | on May 2, 2017

To celebrate its centennial anniversary, Japanese car maker Mitsubishi is partnering up with West Coast Customs to recreate its first ever passenger vehicle - the Model A.

The car will be custom built to look like the original 1917 Model A, but it will also feature new age technology. The car will be based on the same platform as the brand's most technologically advanced vehicle - the Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV).

It will be very interesting to see how the custom built body will work with the new age platform. The car will feature a highly efficient 2.0-liter gas engine and two high-performance electric motors, and Mitsubishi's superior Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) system, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV delivers SUV capabilities and EV fuel economy.

The vehicle is currently being built at the West Coast Customs facility in Burbank, CA and will be completed in June. It will also be featured on an episode of Inside West Coast Customs,

"We're proud to be a 100-year-old brand with a rich heritage in the automotive landscape. The Mitsubishi Model A is the vehicle that paved the way for many other unique and exciting models over the years and we're excited to re-design it with West Coast Customs," said Francine Harsini, senior director, marketing at MMNA. "The Mitsubishi Model A will feature all the distinctive aspects of the 1917 vehicle, but will be built on the PHEV platform and offer the latest in automotive technology."

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