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Mitsubishi Pajero


The Pajero is a sport utility manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors. It was after Leopardus pajeros, the cat which is native to the Patagonia region of southern Argentina. alternative names have used for many markets

It is known as the Mitsubishi Montero #8220;mountain hunter#8221;) in Spain, and the Americas (except Brazil), and as the Shogun in the United Kingdom. In it was sold at a specific retail called Car Plaza. Discontinued in the States in 2006, the vehicle to be sold in the rest of the world in its iteration.

Thanks to their the Pajero, Montero and Shogun were also applied to mechanically unrelated models, as the Pajero Mini kei car, the Junior and Pajero iO/Pinin SUVs, and the Mitsubishi PajeroSport. Main rivals are the Rover Discovery, Toyota Cruiser Prado SWB/LWB and Patrol Y61.


The Pajero prototype was unveiled at the Motor Show in November The Pajero II prototype followed in five years later. aim was to create more of a recreational not just an SUV.

In January the first Pajero made its at the Paris Dakar Rally, first place in 1985 at the third attempt. To date, the is the most successful vehicle in the Rally (winning its class 7 out of the 10 races, and 15 of the full 32 races). not only gave the Pajero an reputation, but also helped in the department.

First generation 1982 to 1991

The first made its debut at the Tokyo Show in October 1981, and was in May 1982. Initially, it was a three-door, model available with a or canvas top and three different options, although more gradually added, ending a 3-litre V6 on top of the range.

2.0-litre petrol (2000/2.0)

2.0-litre turbocharged petrol (2000/2.0

2.6-litre 4-cylinder petrol

2.3-litre naturally aspirated (2300 D/2.3 D)

2.3 liter diesel (2300 TD/2.3 TD)

2.5 liter turbocharged diesel TD/2.5 TD)

3.0 liter V6 petrol

It was loaded with features had previously not been seen on a four-wheel-drive car: a turbocharged engine, a front double suspension with torsion bar power steering and suspension This made the Pajero a vehicle which integrated all the of a passenger car.

In January only a year following its mildly tuned production entered the world of motor The Pajero, however, failed to to everyone. In Japan it was seen as a vehicle, and since it was only in a short-wheelbase form, it didn’t appeal to those with

Hence, in February 1983, came out with a long-wheelbase, model, to serve the needs of a target market. The long-wheelbase was available with a choice of two engines; a 2.0-litre turbocharged (badged as #8220;2.0 Turbo#8221; and Turbo#8221; in some markets) and a 2.3 turbocharged diesel. It also in Standard, Semi-High Roof and Roof body styles.

A down nine-seater version of the variant was commonly used in UN Operations.

The long-wheelbase model increased seating capacity to with available third row which could be folded to the for additional trunk space or with second row seats to a bed.

The Pajero was further in June 1984. The turbo engines now had higher power/torque whilst the long-wheelbase models got four-wheel disc brakes and adjustable shock absorbers as equipment.

A new flagship model was introduced in early 1987, a two-tone paintjob, fifteen (38 cm) light alloy wheels, heaters, wool seat genuine leather headrests, a spoke steering wheel and a system with radio/cassette. in 1987, a version of the Pajero/Montero was by Dodge as the Raider, which ran 1989.

Finally in 1988, a SOHC V6 engine was made alongside a 2.5-litre turbo engine, with the first intercooler. This translated to acceleration in mid to high rev ranges. The models got a coil link system for better ride and off-road ability.

It was available with a 3-door for a short wheelbase (SWB) or a body for a long-wheelbase (LWB). included a 2.6 L I4 with 82 kW (110 PS), a 3.0 L V6 with EFI and 104 kW (139 PS) and a turbocharged 2.5 L OHV diesel I4 with 62 kW (83 PS) or an intercooled 70 kW (94 hp/95 PS). four-wheel drive was standard on all

The Gen I platform was later built license by Hyundai Precision as the Hyundai Galloper from to 2003, and exported to Europe for a time. While it used generation mechanicals, the Galloper#8217;s was closer to the second generation

Second generation from to 1999

Mitsubishi sold three hundred thousand from 1979 to 1990. the time for a redesign was long due and 1991 saw the first Generation II although exports did not commence later. Just about was now new and further enhanced. A new, body was available in four versions; Metal Top, Top Convertible, Semi High Wagon and High Roof (long wheelbase).

The short models were stretched by 70 (2.8 inches) and the long-wheelbase by 30 millimeters (1.2 inches). The engines included a 3.0 liter SOHC with ECI-Multi fuel injection and a 2.5 litre diesel engine (4D56T) an intercooler.

The second generation saw the introduction of Super Select 4WD known as ActivTrak 4WD in some and multimode ABS, which firsts on Japanese four-wheel SS4 was ground-breaking in the sense that it the advantages of part time and four-wheel drive with available options: 2H (high-range drive), 4H (high-range full four-wheel drive), 4HLc four-wheel drive with center differential) and 4LLc four-wheel drive with center differential).

Another of this second generation is that it gave the driver the to switch between two-wheel and full-time four-wheel drive at up to 100 km/h (62 mph), whereas the generation Pajero had to be stationary to from rear-wheel drive to drive (but not from drive back to rear-wheel Multimode ABS, on the other was equally innovative. This ABS would be fully functional in all of SS4, as braking with a center differential requires different braking parameters.

In July 1993, two new power were introduced; a 3.5 liter DOHC with ECI-Multi and a 2.8 turbocharged diesel with an A new, larger transmission and case was also part of the

In 1996 the 3.0 V6 engine was revised, SOHC but changing to 24v. At the time the ignition system was from the old distributor system to state coil packs. to 177 bhp.

The Pajero Evolution was in October 1997, which was in response to new entry requirements for the – Dakar Rally’s T3 Class. The Evolution came standard a 3.5 liter 24-valve DOHC V6 Mitsubishi Innovative Valve and Electronic Lift Control A new, dual plenum intake helped increase and a new suspension made the ride smoother.

In 1998, vehicles for General Export and the GCC (Gulf Council countries) received a Wider fenders, new headlights, bumper, fog lights and sidesteps all part of the redesign.

The wide are often called #8220;blister fenders#8221;. Driver and front-passenger SRS were made standard on equipped with the 3.5 liter V6 engine, whilst still optional on GLS models with the 3.0 SOHC V6. An upgraded interior trim was made available on 3.0 GLS and 3.5 liter models.

A leather-wrapped or and wood trim steering was also made available, an upgraded suspension and steering The 3.0 liter 12-valve SOHC was now available with a 24-valve Models without wide remained as base models available with a 2.4 liter DOHC engine, producing 147 hp kW).

The 3.0 liter 12-valve was optional on these GLX models, and the base engine on the GLS.

The generation was introduced on January 22, and manufactured until 1999. It the two body styles, but design was and more city-friendly than the bulky model. The 3.0 L V6 gasoline was retained, now available with a head, capable of 136 kW (177 PS), while the 2.5 turbodiesel#8217;s was slightly increased to 73 kW (98 hp/99

In 1993, the Pajero was slightly and larger engines were a 3.5 L V6 with 153 kW (215 hp/208 PS) and a 2.8 L turbodiesel rated at 92 kW (123 PS). These versions Mitsubishi#8217;s Super Select system (known as Active-Trac in the States), with an electronic shift that could power between both without the need to stop the It worked at speeds up to 100 km/h (62

The first generation Pajero was marketed as the Hyundai Galloper in Europe and GCC Countries, while the generation was in production elsewhere.

model Pajero remains in in India as the Pajero SFX; the generation is sold as the Montero. In the it is marketed as the Pajero #8220;Field 4#215;2 with the 2.8L TD alongside the fourth generation The 4X4 version was taken out of production in

It is also still produced in from Complete Knock parts (CKD), with a 16 valve SOHC (130 PS) or 12 valve V6 (148 PS), engines are available as a 3-door top, the 5-door wagon with the 3-litre six.

generation from 1999 to

Designed in house the third Pajero hit the Japanese Domestic in 1999, whilst it was made to other markets in late as a 2001 model. The Philippines and developing nations received third generation Pajero in The vehicle was completely redesigned, and out and had a lower, wider stance.

A center of gravity meant the had better on-road handling and the newer body had over hundred percent more rigidity. The biggest change to this about was that the utilized a unibody construction, as to the previous body-on-frame (box-ladder). also permitted a longer …. The fuel tank was relocated to between the axles for safety. The third generation moved one size up from to full-size SUV.

On May 17, 2004 Mitsubishi announced they were considering down the Gifu plant but not to after negative feedback. The assembly plant is surrounded by other buildings in which electronics for Mitsubishi#8217;s other The Gifu plant is known as Manufacturing Co. and exclusively builds the Pajero.

The SS4 system was also refined, as bevel gears replaced with planetary This meant the front-to-rear setting ranged from 33 to 67, the ability to adjust to 50/50 on surface conditions. The system was made fully electronic, meant the vehicle didn’t to be in gear to switch between modes.

After all the upgrades, the was renamed to Super Select 4WD II

Alongside rack and pinion (as opposed to the recirculating ball on previous generations), the Pajero offered a choice of three a five speed manual, a speed INVECS-II automatic and a speed INVECS-II tiptronic.

An 3.8 Liter SOHC 24-valve V6 was also introduced on this This engine utilized an Throttle Valve (ETV), to a refined cruising power power to spare for offroad

The third generation was introduced on 2, 1999 and was scheduled to be replaced by the of 2006, having been in 2003. This was the most of the three generations, moving to a upscale segment to compete the Land Rover Discovery, but importantly, to counter its home Toyota Land Cruiser#8217;s

The 3.0 L engine#8217;s power was decreased to 130 kW hp/177 PS), and the 3.5 L engine was gasoline direct injection, power to 162 kW (217 hp/220 PS) in the market (export versions the standard EFI engine, now with 149 kW hp/203 PS). The 2.8 L Diesel was only for developing markets, and was by a new 16-valve direct injection with 3.2 L and 120 kW (161 hp/163

In the North American market, the 3.5 L was replaced for 2003 by a more 3.8 L unit, with 160 kW (215 PS). This engine was made available to a few export such as South America and whilst it replaced the GDI V6 in the Japanese in 2005. The short wheelbase is not available in North America, the Montero is the only SUV in Mitsubishi#8217;s with standard four-wheel

Faced with falling the Montero was pulled from the US after the 2006 model

Fourth generation from to present

The fourth generation was at the Paris Motor Show on 30, 2006 (although some argue that it was not a new generation at but simply a makeover of the existing which has been around 1999). New interior and exterior were accompanied by enhanced with dual-stage SRS front as well as new side-impact and curtain

The Super-Select 4WD II system was retained, by an improved Active Stability Control (ASTC) system and brakeforce distribution. With plates, heavy weight and 8.7 inches of ground clearance the retains its reputation as one of the toughest and capable 4x4s.

The engines upgraded with the 3.2 L diesel Common Rail technology, a DPF for emissions and producing 125 kW (167 PS) and the 3.8 L V6 gaining MIVEC variable timing to boost power to 184 kW hp/250 PS). Both meet new Euro IV emissions The 3.0 L V6 is retained for the Japanese and GCC markets.

2009, the 3.0L V6 engine was in the GCC markets, and was replaced by a 3.5L V6 rated for 141 kW (189 hp/192 ps) and 306 Nm Further enhancements to the 3.2L Diesel in the 2011 model saw the power and torque increased to 147 hp/200 PS and 441Nm respectively. The petrol engine remained at 184 kW and (using 95RON fuel).

is also a panelled Van version in markets where such a can be registered at a lower tax rate.

For the model year the Pajero a Rockford acoustic soundsystem and two color options, black and in some markets.

For 2012, model has been minimally and given an improved monocoque and suspension.

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