Established in 1870, Mitsubishi is the company that created Japan’s first mass-market car - the Model A, in 1917. The company headquarters are located in Tokyo, Japan, and it has factories in the USA, Holland and Thailand.
Japan’s 6th biggest car manufacturer, it has a strong following in the UK. This is thanks in large part to the success of its Evo rally cars in the early 2000s. Mitsubishi has won 37 World Rally events since 1973, including the famous Dakar Rally with its Shogun, which has won 12 times!
*Below we’ve pulled together information on past and present Mitsubishi models. This also includes an average car insurance price for each car across different age groups. These prices are an average based on all specifications of that model, and all our customer quotes from 01/01/18 – 01/10/18. This includes different locations, driving background and other factors. Your own quote could be cheaper or more expensive depending on your personal circumstances.
**Information sourced from Parkers.co.uk
The ASX is part of Mitsubishi’s plan to establish itself as a manufacturer of more efficient, smaller SUVs. This is in contrast to its history of successfully producing large SUVs such as the Mitsubishi Outlander.
This model is available in either 2 or 4-wheel-drive and comes with a choice of three engine sizes – 1.6l, 1.8l and 2.2l. To insure an ASX for the year could cost you around £518* if you’re aged 31 - 45.
|Specification (10 - on)||Insurance Group**|
|Black||1.6 - 1.8||14 - 20||E - F|
||1.6||13 - 17||E - H|
|3||1.6 - 2.2||13 - 20||C - H|
|4||1.6 - 2.2||14 - 26||E - I|
The most recent car to be fitted with the Mitsubishi Colt badge was a supermini car produced between 2002 and 2012. Mitsubishi replaced the Colt in 2012 with its new generation of compact cars using the Mirage name. However, the Colt badge has been used on a variety of different cars since the early-sixties.
Generally speaking, the smaller the Colt's engine, the lower the insurance group it gets placed in. So if you're looking for a cheaper premium, you may want to consider one of the many 1.1 litre Colt models for its lower grouping. Those aged 26 - 40 will be looking to pay around £819* for their premium.
|Specification (04 - 13)||Insurance Group**|
|CZ1||1.1||10 - 11||D|
|Classic||1.1||12||D - E|
|Attivo||1.1||10||D - E|
Since its introduction in 1973, over six million Lancers have been sold worldwide. The Lancer went through nine generations of development before Mitsubishi ended production in 2017.
If you’re aged 31 - 45, you may be paying close to £724* to insure a Lancer.
|Specification (Sportback 08 - 11)||Insurance Group**|
|GS2||1.5 - 2.0||14 - 21||G - J|
|GS3||1.8 - 2.0||19 - 21||H - J|
|Juro||1.5 - 2.0||14 - 21||G|
|GS4||1.8 - 2.0
|| 20 - 21
||H - J|
Based on the standard Lancer, the Lancer Evolution is a sports sedan produced from 1992 to 2016. There have been 10 official versions of the Lancer, all of which share the same two litre turbo-charged inline four-cylinder engine.
Initially intended for release to Japanese markets only, strong demand led to the Evolution series being sold in Europe. Those aged 26 - 40 would be looking at paying close to £966* to insure a Lancer Evolution for the year.
|Evo X (08 - 14)||Insurance Group**|
|GS||2.0||42 - 43||L - M|
|GSR||2.0||42 - 44||L - M|
The third and current generation of the Outlander went on sale in Europe in 2012. Its spacious design (591 litres with the rear seats folded) and optional 7 seats make it a viable option for large families.
Its four-wheel drive system also makes it great for those looking to get off the beaten track. The current Outlander comes with a 2.2 litre turbo diesel engine and offers greatly improved fuel efficiency compared to previous models.
Not only could this reduce the day-to-day running costs of the car, it could also mean a reduced tax bill. To insure an Outlander, those aged 36 - 50 could be paying close to £636* for their yearly insurance.
|Specification (12 - on)||Insurance Group**|
|2||2.2||26||E - H|
||22 - 26||E|
|3||2.0 - 2.2
||24 - 26||B - I|
|GX3||2.0 - 2.2
||23 - 26||A - G|
|Keiko||2.2||27||H - I|
While the Mitsubishi Outlander caters towards city life, the Shogun remains Mitsubishi’s vehicle of choice for those looking to go off-road. To date, the Shogun is the most successful vehicle in the Dakar rally for its class. Off-road pedigree doesn’t come much better than that!
When it comes to insurance, the Shogun suffers from the same factors as most SUVs: it’s large, powerful and likely to be used for more than trips to the shops. Its typical insurance groups reflect this. Furthermore, its 3.2 litre engine has high CO2 emissions that can affect premium prices. Those aged 41 - 55 could be looking at paying close to £595* for their yearly premium.
|Specification (07 - on)||Insurance Group**|
|SG2||3.2||32 - 37||K - L|
||30 - 33||K - M|
||33 - 36||K - L|