Mitsubishi Impact

In 2023, Mitsubishi Motors North America celebrated 40 years in the U.S.

Mitsubishi Economic Impact Facts


In mid-2019, Mitsubishi Motors North America moved its headquarters to Franklin, Tennessee. In April 2020, despite the pandemic, Mitsubishi showed its commitment to the Tennessee community by hiring more than 150 new team members.

Small Batch - Big Impact Programs

Throughout the pandemic, Mitsubishi supported its new hometown through employee volunteering and corporate social responsibility, “Small Batch – Big Impact” programs.

In an effort to continue fighting against the pandemic in 2021, Mitsubishi donated the use of a Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) to Middle Tennessee-based nonprofit organization Charis Health Center for six months as part of MMNA’s Community Utility Vehicle (CUV) Program.

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Mitsubishi Motors Partners with Tennessee Nonprofit Tucker’s House

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is partnering with  Middle Tennessee-based nonprofit organization Tucker’s House, providing the organization with the use of a 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid SUV. As part of MMNA’s Community Utility Vehicle (CUV) program, MMNA lends vehicles to nonprofit organizations, helping to make a difference in their local communities.

Tucker’s House, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the only organization of its kind in the area providing assistance for children and young adults with disabilities, and their families, by making their homes safer and more accessible. Tucker’s House’s retrofitting solutions include installing ramps, modifying bathrooms and doorways to be wheelchair accessible, installing wall lifts, replacing carpets with solid flooring for wheelchair accessibility, and other accessibility adaptations. A physical therapist also oversees every phase of adaptive equipment selection, installation, and training.

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Research & Development

Mitsubishi Motors R&D of America is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The small but mighty team of 40 associates is tasked with driving the automakers’ innovations forward, which includes supporting 16 newly announced global vehicle models.

Q&A with Dan Holbrook, Vice President of Engineering at Mitsubishi Motors R&D of America

With the push for smarter and cleaner vehicles, the pressure is on to innovate quickly. Research and development (R&D) teams around the world are scrambling to translate consumer preferences and new regulations into safe, affordable production-ready technology.

For Mitsubishi’s US unit, that work is centered at Mitsubishi Motors R&D of America (MRDA) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The facility’s nearly 40 specialists are devoted to monitoring technology trends, conducting market validation tests, adapting global vehicle for the US market and maintaining regulatory compliance. Dan Holbrook, Vice President of Engineering, has been at MRDA for seven years and describes the team as “some of the most talented, resilient and flexible people” that he has ever worked with. That could prove pivotal as they face a particularly busy development period ahead.