The last Pajero?

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EmileT
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The last Pajero?

Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:31 am

It seems South Africa is one of a very few countries where the classic Pajero is still on sale. I have just heard - not the first time I have heard this - that 2019 is the last year of production A pity because I think we all agree that it is one of the last classic 4X4 vehicles....and almost indestructible as well. Does anybody have more info on the future of our beloved beast.
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Re: The last Pajero?

Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:22 am

EmileT wrote:It seems South Africa is one of a very few countries where the classic Pajero is still on sale. I have just heard - not the first time I have heard this - that 2019 is the last year of production A pity because I think we all agree that it is one of the last classic 4X4 vehicles....and almost indestructible as well. Does anybody have more info on the future of our beloved beast.
Just read that the Pajero will continue into 2020 but they are dropping the Exceed model from the range. This is in Australia ..

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Re: The last Pajero?

Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:36 pm

Thanks , yes I see it was announced that it will still be available in Australia - nothing about South Africa?
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2020 Mitsubishi Pajero announced
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Long-in-the-tooth Pajero keeps on keeping on.
THE MITSUBISHI PAJERO may be well overdue for a generational overhaul, but for now Mitsubishi has stuck with its ageing off-roader by streamlining the model line-up.

The Japanese brand has officially canned the range-topping Pajero Exceed and sprinkled a pocket-sized handful of updates on its now two model line-up.



The simplified 2020 line-up now comprises of the base-model GLX and upper-spec GLS, the latter getting a Rockford Fosgate 12 speaker premium audio system with subwoofer. The only other tweaks as part of this update include the addition of an auto high-beam function, HID headlamps with auto-levelling and headlamp washers as standard, to the GLX model.

“We’ve refocused the Pajero range this year by reducing the number of variants, and adding equipment previously only available on the Exceed variant.” Mitsubishi’s Deputy Director of Marketing, Derek McIlroy, said of the changes.

Mitsubishi’s 3.2-litre turbo-diesel engine, last updated way back in 2008, is capable of 147kW and 441Nm and is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission.

Related: Pajero survives for Australia



The Pajero features the Super Select II 4WD system, with both models capable in the rough stuff: 36.6° approach, 22.5° ramp breakover and 25° departure angles; and a fording depth of 700mm.

The GLS features 17-inch alloys as standard, while the GLX runs 18-inch alloys.

4x4 comparison: Pajero v Pajero Sport

“The authenticity and capability of the Pajero is what our customers like the most,” said John Signoriello, Mitsubishi Motors Australia CEO. “Pajero drivers know they can depend on it when they take on their next challenge – whether that means heading out to the outback or towing. It’s an iconic part of our Australian product line-up.”

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Re: The last Pajero?

Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:25 am

The latest (one week ago out of Mitsubishi) I have read is that the Pajero will only be discontinued in the UK and Europe.
It will continue to be available in Australia, South Africa and SouthEast Asia which constitute their biggest markets anyway.
So, no MEMORIAL SERVICES YET.
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Re: The last Pajero?

Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:18 am

According to the latest info from MITSU direct (The head of Mitsubishi) it is "hinted" that the Pajero could eventually be replaced by a body-on-frame soft-roader (7-seater).
Ashwani Gupta , global COO confirmed that the current Pajero would continue to be be offered in certain markets, which we know already.
Asked about an end date, he confirmed with a YES but said it depended on the markets.
As he put it: The Pajero is "very niche" in global terms.
As to the possibility to carry on with a heavy duty ladder frame chassis he replied: "It is too early to say...."
My personal note: Elsewhere (can't remember where) I have read something about the current Pajero exit (worldwide) being muted for 2022 / 2023 ????!!

Guys !!!!! it seems to me that we will have to change over to TOYOTA FORTUNER / PRADO or SUZUKI JIMNY or maybe DAIHATSU TERIOS 4 wheel drive ???!!!
ANY OTHER IDEA ????? Oh sherbet ,......... I forgot the JEEP WRANGLER .....

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