Mitsubishi’s Pajero is one of the well-known SUV’s of all time. First introduced in 1973 its origin goes back to 1934 when the firm made one prototype for the Imperial government with the name PX33. Much later in January 1983, the Pajero debuted for the first time in the gruelling Paris-Dakar rally. Two years later it won the first Championship. In the next few years it won the Dakar Rally 12 times setting an all-time record taking the Pajero as a brand to be feared.
The Pajero SUV is branded Montero (a hunter in the mountains) in Spain and other South American countries as the word ‘pajero’ infers to one who masturbates (in Spanish). Similarly the Pajero is sold in the UK as Shogun (Commander-in-Chief, in feudal Japan) and one of the reasons for this name change perhaps could be because of a number of Spanish speakers living there.
The 2nd generation Pajero appeared in 1993 with a more powerful 3.5 litre 24-valve DOHC litre engine. This model is an exact rendition of the same.
In India the 2nd generation Pajero was also produced by Hindustan Motors until 2012 as Pajero SFX.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Moving wheels|
|- Opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||15 x 7.5 x 5.5|