Mitsubishi is sending the Pajero off into the sunset with a special edition.
Production of the legendary four-wheel drive is coming to a close after four generations and almost forty years in production.
Although it’s not quite four decades old, the current model is one of the oldest cars still on sale in Australia.
It debuted in 2006, but it’s closely related to the 1999 model that preceded it.
The ute-based Mitsubishi Pajero Sport will carry on in Australia.
The Final Edition models don’t mess too much with the formula. Just 800 will be offered in Australia, with stock touching down at dealerships this week.
There won’t be one Final Edition, with the badge and range of extras instead being applied to the entire Pajero range.
All Final Edition models will have a Final Edition badge, a tinted bonnet protector, a leather compendium for the documents, carpet mats, a rubber boot cargo liner, and a fold-out boot flap.
Mitsubishi is calling it a 2022 model, although the cars were built in March and otherwise share their specifications with the 2021 model.
The car is unchanged mechanically, with the same 3.2-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine and five-speed automatic transmission as the rest of the range, plus Mitsubishi’s Super-Select II four-wheel drive system.
The story has been updated with images of the Pajero Final Edition on May 15, 2021.
- 2021 Mitsubishi Pajero GLX Final Edition: $54,990 (+$500)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Pajero GLS Final Edition: $60,490 (+$500)
- 2021 Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed Final Edition: $63,490 (+$500)
All prices exclude on-road costs.
All Pajero models use a 3.2-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine producing 141kW of power and 441Nm of torque, mated to a five-speed automatic transmission.
Mitsubishi’s Super-Select II four-wheel drive system is standard, with selectable full-time four-wheel drive and low- and high-range modes with a locked centre differential.
Braked towing capacity is 3000kg.
The 2021 Mitsubishi Pajero consumes 9.1L/100km on the ADR combined city and highway cycle.
It has an 88L fuel tank.
The 2021 Mitsubishi Pajero measures 4900mm long, 1900mm tall and 1875mm wide.
The Mitsubishi Pajero’s total luggage space is 1069L with the third row folded, increasing to 1789L with all rear seats folded.
When the Mitsubishi Pajero was tested by ANCAP in 2011, it received a rating of five stars.
This rating was based on a frontal offset score of 13.41 out of 16 and a side impact score of 16 out of 16. Pedestrian protection was rated Poor.
All 2021 Mitsubishi Pajero models come standard with anti-lock brakes and front, front-side and curtain airbags but there’s no active safety technology available.
Mitsubishi offers a 10-year, 200,000km warranty, though it’s reduced to only five years and 100,000km if you don’t service your Pajero within the Mitsubishi dealer network.
Maintenance in the Pajero is required every 12 months or 15,000km. Mitsubishi offers ten years of capped-price servicing.
The base Pajero GLX Final Edition comes with the following standard features:
- 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Cruise control
- Power windows
- DAB digital radio
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel, shifter and handbrake
- Single-zone climate control
- Six-speaker sound system
- HID headlights with halogen high beam
- LED daytime running lights
- Front fog lights
- Reversing camera
- Fold-down boot flap
- Rubber boot mat
- Carpet mats
- Bonnet protector
- Final Edition badge
The Pajero GLS Final Edition adds the following standard features:
- Automatic headlights
- Rain-sensing wipers
- 12-speaker sound system
- Power front seats
- Partial leather upholstery
- Heated front seats
- Privacy glass
- Rear parking sensors
The Pajero Exceed Final Edition adds:
- Leather upholstery
- Illuminated front scuff plates
- Aluminium pedals
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