Mitsubishi Pajero Mini (often called as Mini Pajero) was quite popular in Pakistan among used-imports. First launched in 1994, it was one considered among the most successful SUV from the Japanese automaker, thanks to its small size, lighter body and impressive off-road capabilities. Mitsubishi had discontinued the Pajero Mini compact SUV in 2012.
Now however as per latest media reports, the Mitsubishi Pajero Mini is set to make a comeback. According to BestCarWeb, the new resurrected model is almost ready for the official presentation. The portal has also released a couple of renderings of the new Pajero Mini that will likely retain the square, boxy design of the previous model; however it will come with modern styling elements.
Speculative renderings of all-new Mitsubishi Pajero
Mitsubishi’s mini vehicles are developed by NMKV, which is a joint venture between Mitsubishi and Nissan, however Mitsubishi will be leading the development. The Nissan Dayz and Mitsubishi eK are also developed by NMKV. It is reported that the new Pajero Mini will be offered as an all-electric model as well as with gasoline engine having a mild-hybrid system. The new Pajero Mini will come with a special 4WD system with high running performance. It is rumored to be based on the S-AWC that Mitsubishi has been working on. The new Pajero Mini will be launched in a 3-door version, and will rival the Suzuki Jimny, which is a huge success in Japanese market.
According to report, the Mitsubishi could initially introduce the EV-only model in 2024. The gasoline & hybrid version could join at a later stage, depending on the demand. The new model will be sold by both Mitsubishi and Nissan. The Nissan version will likely be sold under the different name with mild aesthetic variations.
The new Mitsubishi Pajero Mini won’t be restricted to Japan, but will likely reach other markets. It will be sold under Nissan’s umbrella in markets where Nissan is more popular and the Mitsubishi version will be targeted mostly in ASEAN markets where the three-diamond emblem is more popular. The all-new Mitsubishi Pajero will be formally launched in 2024. Stay tuned to CarSpiritPK for more information.
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