Mitsubishi Introduces Pajero Final Edition In Japan, Marks The End Of A 37 Year Run

The Mitsubishi Pajero has reached the end of the road in Japan as the automaker has announced plans to discontinue the model in August.

In order to celebrate the SUV and its 37 year run in the country, Mitsubishi will offer a Final Edition which is limited to just 700 units.

Based on the Pajero Exceed, the Final Edition features additional standard equipment including a sunroof and roof rails. Customers can also order a Final Edition Accessory Package that adds a rear spoiler, a spare tire cover and mud flaps with Pajero badging.

Inside, the model comes equipped with power front seats, leather upholstery and illuminated “Final Edition” sill plates.

Power comes from a 3.2-liter four-cylinder diesel engine that produces 187 hp (140 kW / 190 PS) and 325 lb-ft (441 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a five-speed automatic transmission and a four-wheel drive system with a locking rear differential.

Pricing starts at ¥4,530,600 ($40,512 / £31,305 / €36,217) including an 8% consumption tax. Buyers will also receive special stickers and a Mitsubishi-branded watch from Citizen.

While the Pajero is going away in Japan, Mitsubishi said the Pajero and Pajero Sport will continue to be sold in other markets. We reached out to Mitsubishi UK for clarification and were told the company has already stopped importing the Shogun and there are only a few models left in inventory.

The Pajero / Shogun will remain in production for a handful of markets including Australia and the Middle East. However, Mitsubishi UK stated that’s just “for now and there is no specific time limit on that.” The company also said a “direct replacement isn’t planned at the moment.”

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  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    End of the old guard.

  • Vanishing Boy

    The last of the cool Mitsu’s is now gone in JDM-land. Mitsubishi is slowly becoming the Japanese Lancia nowadays.

  • Mr. EP9

    There goes the last model that had any history that was worth a damn. Well, I guess that’s goodbye to a brand that is as bland and mediocre as microwaved lasagna.

    • Bo Hanan

      Because nobody is buying SUV’s…………???

    • Eythan Aldrich

      although it still sold elsewhere including my country, however if they dare discontinued it elsewhere(here as well) say it all you want as this is my last resort

  • RDS Alphard

    If Mitsubishi is so committed to EV, and even thought about bringing Evolution name back with EV… why not made Pajero replacement an EV? A boxy SUV with EV.

    • Matt

      I don’t think they have the money.

    • Eythan Aldrich

      Indeed….this is considered my last resort for Mitsubishi….

  • StrangerGP

    Who cares about the Pajero, right? I’m super excited for the Mitubishi 3000GT Cross model.

  • exeptor

    Probably lack of money, but in a world of SUVs isn’t it a good idea to build a new model (completely new) which match the modern customer taste? Maybe a Pajero Sport or something like that. Someone has to buy them – its a company with a lot of history and legendary cars (Lancer Evo, Pajero, 3000GT, Eclipse, Galant).

    • Victor Ferreira

      It baffles me that they never bothered with this car in the U.S. Or the Pajero Sport, honestly. A capable SUV with a good price tag, it would’ve sold by the boatloads.

  • Bash

    They have intentionally killed it. That is what Mitsubishi have done, they keep the car with minimum changes and updates and almost zero upgrades, they keep it for years until no one buys them anymore. They have done this with every car in their lineup.

  • Six_Tymes

    oh how I wish I could afford to buy one

  • Ron

    I was recently given a brand new Pajero to drive while in Switzerland and I absolutely loved it! It was great in the snow and just a pleasure to drive. I seriously didn’t want to leave it or Switzerland.

  • Victor Ferreira

    As outdated as it is, I really wish this car was sold in the U.S. I’d buy one in a heartbeat.

  • Alduin

    Mitsubishi is being ran into the ground. An all new Pajero/Montero and Montero sport is what they need desperately. An all new Outlander and Outlander sport aswell. The current Outlander models are outdated. Nissan may have saved Mitsu but Mitsubishi is pretty much dead at this point. Zero leadership and no funds. Sad.

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