Mitsubishi Motors to Discontinue the Legendary Pajero from 2021

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Mitsubishi Pajero Final Edition

Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi Motors is all set to close shops of its legendary Pajero manufacturing unit in Sakahogi, Japan. The reason cited for the shutdown is the on-going COVID-19 pandemic leading to a steep fall in the sales. Making it difficult and unprofitable to operate the Pajero manufacturing facility.

The designated plant produced over 60,000 units accounting to almost 10% of Mitsubishi Motors’ overall domestic production.

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Mitsubishi Pajero
  • The closure of the production unit will also affect the production of the Delica Minivan and the Outlander SUV.
  • The production of these models is expected to be relocated to the Okazaki manufacturing unit in the Aichi Prefecture city of Okazaki.
  • The Mitsubishi Pajero is considered as an off-roading institution in the country has also been the only support structure Mitsubishi had in the domestic market.
  • The Pajero was first introduced in 1982 and has a total of four generations.
Mitsubishi Pajero Final Edition
  • The second and third-generation models were introduced in 1991 and 1999 respectively, while the fourth-generation made its debut 2006 Paris Motor Show.
  • The Mitsubishi Pajero was sold in over 70 countries with different names including Shogun and the Montero.
  • The Final facelift of the Pajero SUV named the “Final Edition” was discontinued in 2019 in Japan.
  • The model was limited to a mere 700 units and featured many unique and luxurious features.
Mitsubishi Pajero sport
  • Although, the Indian-Spec variant also received a facelift in the form of the Pajero Sport.
  • The Pajero Sport features a 2.5-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine capable of producing 176hp with 400 Nm of peak torque.