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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Mitsubishi's first 4x4 car

The presence of the latest concept cars have become a common sight in an automobile exhibition, not least on the 2016 Sao Paulo International Motor Show in Brazil. But, what if there is a classic car displayed by the automotive manufacturers that has historically been important to the company? Of course this is remarkable.
1934 Mitsubishi PX-33 at the 2016 Sao Paulo International Motor Show. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1fgp7G)
Well, the only automotive manufacturer that brings the classic car at the event is Mitsubishi. The car, named 'Mitsubishi PX-33' is a passenger car made in 1934 and has a quite unique body design. The part that is not less interesting is the PX-33 is the first Mitsubishi car equipped with 4x4 features.
Left side view of 1934 Mitsubishi PX-33. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1fgp7G)
In that time, the 4x4 feature only found on heavy vehicles and cargo operators, not in a passenger car. And actually the PX-33 was created as a military vehicle by the Government of Japan in the early 1940s.
Rear side view of 1934 Mitsubishi PX-33. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1fgp7G)
At that time, Mitsubishi only produce as many as four units. And the PX-33 is being exhibited at the event to be the only car that saved and maintained by Mitsubishi until now.

As quoted from Motor1 on Thursday, November 10, 2016, Mitsubishi PX-33 uses a 6.7 liter diesel engine capable of spewing the power up to 70 bhp. Aside from being a forerunner to the presence of Mitsubishi Pajero and Lancer Evolution with 4x4 features. This car also became the first injection engine applied in Japan. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTOR1]
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