Pajero Final Edition

Mitsubishi to Stop Pajero Sales in Japan


Mitsubishi to stop producing Pajero models for the Japanese market

Mitsubishi is soon to cease sales of its full-sized Pajero 4×4 in its home market of Japan. The Pajero first went on sale in 1981, and the current version can trace its roots all the way back to the late 1990s.

Mitsubishi Japan will farewell its off-road warrior with an aptly named Final Edition variant, which will be equipped with leather seats with power adjustment at the front, sunroof and a winter package.

Power comes from the tried and tested 3.2 litre turbo diesel engine that produces 140kW/441Nm that sends its grunt to all four wheels via Mitsubishi’s Super-Select 4WD II system with lockable rear differential.

Whilst robust and an accomplished, the big Mitsubishi has fallen behind the competition in terms of active safety and driver assistance technologies, and would require significant investment in order to bring it up to market demands.

At present, the Triton-based Pajero Sport is currently the third best-selling SUV under the sub $70k segment, behind Toyota’s venerable Prado and Kluger.

The Pajero trails at ninth place.

And while sales of the Pajero in Japan have ground to a halt, the big 4×4 will still be sold in Australia and other markets around the world until further notice.

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