Japanese automakers always offered luxury cars on the Japanese market but it was not until the late 80s and 90s that they started to seriously attack the luxury market in the USA. The Diamante name means diamond in Italian and Spanish. The car was offered through two generations but was not able to effectively compete with other luxury cars in image. There was also a rare Australian-built wagon version. Although the car was offered with different engines and all-wheel-drive in other markets, we only received front wheel drive and the V6 engine in the USA. Like many Japanese luxury cars, it was a good-looking, well-engineered car but was not a premium brand and sales and resale value suffered. Check out the Mitsubishi Diamante parts that we have online.