Differentiating and Identifying the relevant Pajero Models

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Differentiating and Identifying the relevant Pajero Models

Thu May 02, 2013 12:45 pm

Following on from a discussion elsewhere on the forum I decided to start this thread. It is a Work in Progress so I will update as I get more info/time.

The idea is that this will give a summary of every specific model year(MY) as they came out in South Africa with specific emphasis on the items that distinguished it from the year before/after.

This is only for the 'Standard' Pajero and I would encourage knowledgeable people on the iO, Pajero Sport etc to do a similar thread on them.

I have filled in the parts that I know a little bit of. Please comment on this thread if I get it wrong or if you want to add anything and I will copy it into the original post or edit as we go along.

Lets start:

Generation 1
refer here for a wonderful write up
Pajero Generation 1 - Where it all started

Generation 2

This can almost be broken down in two sections(Gen2 and Gen 2.5) with the earlier models having a slightly revised body from the later ones. The later ones were also called Blister Fender in South Africa due to the enlarged fender arches.

19xx???? - 1999? there was some sold in 2000 as well but even though called 2000 models they are the same as the MY1999
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MY1996 GLS LWB
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MY1998 LWB GLS (Blister Fender)
Generation 3
also known as CK(2000-2006) in South Africa or NM(2000-2002) and later NP(2003-2006) in Australia

MY 2000
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MY 2000
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Body type: SWB and LWB
Engines :
Diesel
3.2 Did(4m41)
Petrol
3.5 V6 (6g74)
Drivetrain
5 speed automatic
5 speed manual
Specifications
GLS model on SWB and LWB
Special characteristics identifying it from prior/following year
Early models did not have spotlights and roofrails fitted as standard and most 2000 Gen3 Pajero's in SA are without these.
Silver bottom part of body in 'two tone' on most vehicles although some limited numbers to have solid colours as well?
This is the first monocoque chassis Pajero and look totally different from the prior year.

MY 2001
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MY 2001
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MY2001 SWB GLS
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Body type: SWB and LWB
Engines :
Diesel
3.2 Did(4m41)
Petrol
3.5 V6 (6g74)
Drivetrain
5 speed automatic
5 speed manual
Specifications
GLS model on SWB and LWB
Special characteristics identifying it from prior/following year
Black roofrails as standard
Square front foglights as standard.
Black mirror housings and colour coded rear top light 'cage'
Lcd screen for center console clock/radio is black on grey only.
Silver bottom part of body in 'two tone' on most vehicles although some limited numbers to have solid colours as well?

MY 2002
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MY 2002
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Body type: SWB and LWB
Engines :
Diesel
3.2 Did(4m41)
Petrol
3.5 V6 (6g74)
Drivetrain
5 speed automatic
5 speed manual
Specifications
GLS model on SWB and LWB
Special characteristics identifying it from prior/following year
Chrome mirror housings and chrome rear top light 'cage'
Chrome on the grill
Silver bottom part of body in 'two tone' on most vehicles although some limited numbers to have solid colours as well?
Inside it got colour(blue background) center display for clock/radio etc and a small button added at the mirror adjustment area that enabled sideview mirrors to be folded flat when parked, which was not on previous models.

MY 2003
Pajero 2003 Lwb GLS [u]Body type[/u]: SWB and LWB [u]Engines [/u]: Diesel 3.2 Did(4m41) Petrol 3.5 V6 (6g74) [u]Drivetrain[/u] 5 speed automatic 5 speed manual - Last year that manual gearbox was available in SA?!) [u]Specifications[/u] GLS model on SWB and LWB [u]Special characteristics identifying it from prior/following year[/u] Big cosmetic facelift from prior year with new bumper, grill, rear bumper and sides Colour coded rear numberplate surround Mitsubishi badge on grill now in chrome where previously Mitsubishi Red. Fog lights front round where previously square New mag wheel design although still 16inch size Initially came out two tone with silver bottom part but could be ordered optionally without the two tone? Under door sill featured built in side step design as standard. Rear upper tail lights without 'cage' design of prior years [b][u]MY 2004[/u][/b] [u]Body type[/u]: SWB and LWB [u]Engines [/u]: Diesel 3.2 Did(4m41) Petrol 3.5 V6 (6g74) [u]Drivetrain[/u] 5 speed automatic only! [u]Specifications[/u] GLS model on SWB and LWB GLX model LWB launched? [u]Special characteristics identifying it from prior/following year[/u] GLX GLX model also had limited special editions, later called 'Africa version' that included some off road kit. GLX had black unpainted bumpers and side mirrors, and 16inch silver steel rims GLX also came out with cloth seats and center console lcd display black on grey only as per 2000-2001 models GLX had no cruise control GLX no front foglights GLX still had rear difflock GLX only had 3 year/60000 km maintenance plan GLS As per MY 2003 Sunroof as standard? GLS lost rear difflock from previous years but gained traction control. GLS still had 5 year/100000km maintenance plan as opposed to GLX model First year where leather inside could be optioned as cream over the standard black? [b][u]MY 2005[/u][/b] [attachment=4]pajero2005lwbextreme.jpg
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MY2005 LWB GLS
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MY2005 Lwb GLX
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Body type: SWB and LWB
Engines :
Diesel
3.2 Did(4m41)
Petrol
3.5 V6 (6g74)
Drivetrain
5 speed automatic
Specifications
GLS model on SWB and LWB
GLX model LWB
Limited Extreme edition launched in late 2005 on LWB
Special characteristics identifying it from prior/following year
GLX
GLX still had rear difflock
GLX only had 3 year/60000 km maintenance plan

GLS
New style rims introduced and upped diameter to 17 inch from previous 16 inch
Sunroof as standard?
GLS still had 5 year/100000km maintenance plan as opposed to GLX model

Extreme
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MY2005 Lwb Extreme
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Only on LWB
Extreme badge on sparewheel cover and side of vehicle.
Only available in black and silver
Distinctive nudge bar fitted as standard
Protection railing under side steps
Stronger front bashplate and a rear plate fitted behind diff?
This was basically a limited edition last run special on the Gen3 Pajero

MY 2006 - but sold as 2007 model(ie last of the GEN3's)
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MY2006 LWB GLS
Generation 4
The new Generation 4 was a big body change for the Pajero but a lot of the underpinnings on suspension and engine stayed the same.


MY 2007 GLS
pajero2008lwbgls2.jpg
MY2008 Lwb GLS
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MY2007 Lwb GLX - Note the black mirrors and grill as opposed to chrome on GLS
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MY 2007 GLS
Pajero GLS lwb MY2009.jpg
Pajero GLS lwb MY2009 Note changed rims from prior year.
MY 2009 GLS lwb - Note changed rims from prior year.

Model year 2010 was a change over year again where the 4m41 Diesel engine was given a power boost from 120kw to 140Kw by some changes on the ECU and bigger turbo(Check correctness of this!!). It also initially came out standard with the uprated entertaimnent system with touchscreen display and is usually the first tell tale sign that a particular 2010 model is the uprated engine one.
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Pajero 2003 Lwb GLS Front.jpg
MY2003 Lwb GLS
2009 Pajero 3.2 DiDc Lwb GLS (Gen4) - Casper (Starting to grow on me)
2001 Pajero 3.2 DiD Lwb GLS Manual (Gen3) - Snoopy (SOLD but not forgotten)
2008 Pajero 3.2 DiDc Lwb GLS Auto (Gen4) - Silvester (SOLD)
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Re: Differentiating and Identifying the relevant Pajero Mode

Thu May 02, 2013 12:57 pm

Hi CATS,

My 2002 LWB Auto is 5-speed. I didn't realise there were any 4-speed Auto Gen3?
Andrew Ashton
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Re: Differentiating and Identifying the relevant Pajero Mode

Thu May 02, 2013 2:04 pm

Andrew Thanks. I have a manual so was not sure on the auto. This is exactly the kind of feedback I am looking for. Some real life owners experience.

Anyone else to confirm the older models 2000- to also be 5 speed?

Can someone that know the SWB also check me up as I go along as I have not always followed them as closely.

By the way, I forgot to mention that I will add photos as I go along. So if anyone have good examples of standard vehicles for any specific year please post them on here.

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2001 Pajero 3.2 DiD Lwb GLS Manual (Gen3) - Snoopy (SOLD but not forgotten)
2008 Pajero 3.2 DiDc Lwb GLS Auto (Gen4) - Silvester (SOLD)
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Re: Differentiating and Identifying the relevant Pajero Mode

Thu May 02, 2013 3:09 pm

2001 Auto - 5speed LWB - 3.2Di-D - GLS - Color coded Bumpers - No Fog lights - No roof rails - No Sunroof

2001 Manual - 5Speed LWB - 3.2Di-D - GLS - Silver trim - Square Fog lights - No roof rails - Sunroof
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Re: Differentiating and Identifying the relevant Pajero Mode

Thu May 02, 2013 4:13 pm

JohanV wrote:2001 Auto - 5speed LWB - 3.2Di-D - GLS - Color coded Bumpers - No Fog lights - No roof rails - No Sunroof

2001 Manual - 5Speed LWB - 3.2Di-D - GLS - Silver trim - Square Fog lights - No roof rails - Sunroof
I assume that sunroof was an optional extra?


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Re: Differentiating and Identifying the relevant Pajero Mode

Fri May 03, 2013 8:46 am

Check out the following link. Lots of Mitsubishi specs.

http://www.um.co.za/specifications/mitsubishi.aspx
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Re: Differentiating and Identifying the relevant Pajero Mode

Fri May 03, 2013 10:33 am

b_killer wrote:Check out the following link. Lots of Mitsubishi specs.

http://www.um.co.za/specifications/mitsubishi.aspx
Thanks for the link.
NB not all the data is correct - eg shows for 2004 MITSUBISHI PAJERO 3.2 DI-D GLS LWB AT:
Altimeter: No
Compass: No
Wading depth: 600mm (I think owner's booklet says 700)
Service interval: 10000 (is that correct? earlier 4M41 was 7500km)
Wheel size: 17" (I thought that change was later?)

But still a useful site.
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Re: Differentiating and Identifying the relevant Pajero Mode

Fri May 03, 2013 4:51 pm

When I bought my 2004 in June that year I was told that it was one of the first batch imported that had:
1. Round fog lights
2. Chrome grill badge with restyles surround
3. Compass background colour now blue
4. New design 16" wheel rims
5. And very important was the switch from rear diff lock to electronic traction control.
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Re: Differentiating and Identifying the relevant Pajero Mode

Fri May 03, 2013 4:59 pm

In 2004

When I bought my 2004 in June that year I was told that it was one of the first batch imported that had:
1. Round fog lights
2. Chrome grill badge with restyles surround
3. Compass background colour now blue
4. New design 16" wheel rims
5. And very important was the switch from rear diff lock to electronic traction control.
And also the body colour coded rear numberplate surround made it very distinguishable from behind. Previously it was always black.
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Re: Differentiating and Identifying the relevant Pajero Mode

Fri May 03, 2013 10:46 pm

Bigwill

I was always unsure of this switchover in SA. Was it then in 2004 and not in 2003 as per my summary as it stands now? I always thought so but doing a search on autotrader for 2003 Pajero gives me a number of ones with round foglights? Are they then actually MY2004 model spec already sold in late 2003?

Thanks for the difflock/tc part, I forgot about that as well as the colour coded numberplate surround on the NM to NP in Australia Pajero speak.

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