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Low Road, Hunslet, Leeds, West Yorkshire,
LS10 1QR
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‘SuperShift’ was initially intriguing but an ultimately superseded gearbox

16-04-2019

While Land Rover, Mitsubishi and any number of off-roader owners were familiar with not just the addition of a revs-lowering overdrive gearbox, which would help to make open-road cruising less of a chore, they were also familiar with a second gearstick on the transmission tunnel. This was invariably…
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Aptly-named Shogun is intrinsic to Mitsubishi model lineage

27-03-2019

Known as a commander, a powerful general, in the Japanese hierarchy, Shogun was given a head start (not just in the UK) on the back of James Clavell’s novel and 1980 TV mini-series of the same name. Featuring a sometime ‘heart-throb’ in the lead role (actor Richard Chamberlain), it…
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Local Trading Standards rewards Luscombe for fifth successive year

22-03-2019

Many consumers are unaware of the impact of some local authority services on their relationships with local traders and retailers. Yet, when one of them, WYTSS, perpetrates successful fair trade through its Motor Trade Partnership, it provides genuine peace of mind to them. Luscombe Suzuki and…
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Mitsubishi’s good idea lacked fortitude

12-03-2019

While the entire world motor industry was in the throes of snaffling-up rivals and forging partnerships with unthreatening competitors, Mitsubishi was keen to create a European manufacturing base, believing it to provide a short-cut to broadening its market share. The former DAF (now NedCar)…
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Mitsubishi – driven to electricity

27-02-2019

Creating an all-encompassing brand image for its alternative means of vehicle propulsion, Mitsubishi decided that either MIEV (Mitsubishi In-wheel-motor Electric Vehicle), or MiEV (Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle), would suffice. In fact, in Japan (2009) and later to the rest of the world the…
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Pinin…a sporty Shogun, only smaller

08-02-2019

Known in our market as the Shogun Pinin, which was important to its role as an entry-level to Shogun competence in a conveniently compact package but also with a nod towards its European build at the Pininfarina factory, near Turin, Italy, the 1998 ‘baby’ off-roader made a serious…
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Meet our team: Graham Smithson

29-01-2019

Age is just a number but it can also represent a practical blend of experience and authority. For 47-year-old Graham Smithson, that authority is a double-edged sword, as his 18 years of Mitsubishi knowledge, allied to his business management skills, mean that he is not just Sales Manager for the…
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The world of rallying was dominated by Mitsubishi

24-01-2019

While individual countries have indulged in racing and rally programmes of their own, on the international scene, Mitsubishi operated a subsidiary business known as Ralliart. By the early-1980s, having claimed a number of successes, following Mitsubishi’s first international rally win, on the…
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Mitsubishi – A world player!

15-01-2019

The recent news of the architect of this programme, Carlos Ghosn, being arrested in Japan for ‘financial impropriety’, will have no impact on the arrangement. However, it is worth highlighting that each of the three primary brands (Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors) possesses…
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Mitsubishi Mirage – silk purse, or sow’s ear?

10-01-2019

When I acquired my Mitsubishi Colt Mirage hatch in the mid-1990s, it was a front-wheel-drive Focus rival based on the same platform as the all-conquering Lancer model. Despite a fairly lethargic 1.6-litre (8v) petrol engine, its core strength lay in superior on-road dynamics that made power demands…
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Mitsubishi – a Century of Motoring Expertise!

21-12-2018

Mitsubishi handed me the keys to ‘SDG 1N’, a white Colt Lancer. A car introduced to compete with the Triumph Toledo and the Ford Escort Mark Two, in two-door, ‘basic’ trim, it was a country-mile ahead of its British rivals, at a time (1975) when Japanese cars were just…
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Meeting the Team

11-12-2018

Stacey Reed (28) One of the more arduous tasks of any employer is obtaining the right members of staff, by which to build an unbeatable team. Stacey Reed, who has only been with Luscombe’s since midsummer, is a prime example of high-class staff. Having ground her teeth working for one of the…
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A little over a decade ago, Mitsubishi gave the Evolution X its UK airing

29-11-2018

Mitsubishi is a Japanese car brand possessing a phenomenal history, not least on the racing circuits and rally stages of the world. While Lancer was its ‘everyman’ model, aimed at the motoring mainstream of 2007, the Evolution X would be the marque’s final fling in the…
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Meeting the team

12-11-2018

Bobby Stanyer (29) Bobby has spent just the past seven weeks with Luscombe. He is a New Car Sales Executive on the Mitsubishi side of the business. Originally from Stoke-on-Trent, but freshly returned from a three years’ sojourn spent in Lanzarote, Bobby had been working for a national motor…
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Shogun Sport imperious off-road, comfortable on-road

12-11-2018

The new Shogun Sport exhibits a masterful display of entrancing good looks, allied to ‘Old Skool’ traditional engineering. It features a separate body-on-chassis construction that serves to highlight Mitsubishi’s 4x4 values, at a time when they are being ignored by many players in…
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Luscombe leads in Leeds with its on-point e-zine

25-10-2018

Never afraid of trying something new, by which to communicate with Mitsubishi customers and to help reinforce a sound relationship with them, Robin Luscombe is giving you access to my sometimes off-the-wall, but usually well-informed take on Mitsubishi. It is a brand with which I have held a strong…
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Changes to Vehicle Excise Duty Road Tax – What impact will it have?

08-12-2016

There are changes ahead for the way that road tax is to be calculated and I consider it is important for you to be aware of these changes because it could have a BIG impact on you. The new VED Road tax changes will be implemented on 1st April 2017 but will NOT affect your existing car or one…
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What is the real difference between choosing a Petrol or Diesel car?

16-08-2016

  That is a great question that I am often asked by customers and my reply is that it depends very much on what you need from your car- Let me try to simplify your decision, with the following key points …. 1. Diesel cars provide more torque -  now you may well ask what torque…
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Brexit - my views

07-07-2016

The hot topic in the pub and everywhere else this week is the result of the referendum, and everyone wants to know what's going to happen- I’m sorry but I am not going to join that gang either predicting a wonderful future or a slide into recession, because, as I told all my staff last…
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Car servicing a hassle or money well-spent?

28-06-2016

During my conversations with our new and used car Mitsubishi customers, one question which crops up quite regularly is whether it really is necessary for them to come back to us for their servicing requirements - I can understand why - firstly, their perception is that it's expensive and they…
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