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Mitsubishi Pajero Triton L200 Pick ups 1983 1994 UK

About the Mitsubishi Pajero

The Mitsubishi Pajero can be a sport utility vehicle manufactured by Pioneer Motors. Up to now named after Leopardus pajeros, the Pampas cat which can be native in the direction of Patagonia plateau region of southern Argentina. However, since pajero is unquestionably an offensive term for "wanker" in Spanish, alternative names have always been put to use in many markets overseas. It is stated as the Mitsubishi Montero (meaning "mountain hunter") in Spain, India, and so the Americas (excepting Brazil), and because the Mitsubishi Shogun along at the United Kingdom. In Japan, he did this sold at about a specific retail chain called Car Plaza. Discontinued inside of the United States in 2006, the vehicle is still sold belonging to the western side in its fourth-generation iteration.

On account of their success, the Pajero, Montero and Shogun names were also applied to other, mechanically unrelated models, for example the Pajero Mini kei car, the Pajero Junior and Pajero iO/Pinin mini SUVs, and so the Mitsubishi Pajero/Montero/Shogun Sport. Main rivals might possibly be Land Rover Discovery, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SWB/LWB and Nissan Patrol.

The very first generation made its debut while in the Tokyo Motor Show in October 1981, and was already released in May 1982. Initially, it was pretty a three-door, short-wheelbase model available by using a metal or canvas top and three different engines options, although more were gradually added, ending by using a 3-litre V6 In addition the range.

2.0-litre 4-cylinder petrol (2000/2.0)

2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol (2000/2.0 Turbo)

2.6-litre 4-cylinder petrol (2600/2.6)

2.3-litre naturally aspirated diesel (2300 D/2.3 D)

2.3 liter turbocharged diesel (2300 TD/2.3 TD)

2.5 liter turbocharged diesel (2500 TD/2.5 TD)

3.0 liter V6 petrol (3000/3.0)

It was eventually loaded with features that had previously not been seen on a Japanese four-wheel-drive car: a turbocharged diesel engine, a front double wishbone suspension with torsion bar springs, power steering and suspension seats. This will make the Pajero a four-wheel-drive vehicle which integrated many of the amenities of a local passenger car.

In January 1983, only a year following its launch, mildly tuned production Pajeros entered the modern world of motor sport. The Pajero, however, failed to catch the attention of everyone. In Japan the sport was ultimately seen as commercial vehicle, and since this has been only to be found in a short-wheelbase form, it didn’t really be liked by some people that have families.

Hence, in February 1983, Mitsubishi announced a long-wheelbase, five-door model, to serve the requirements of a larger target market. The long-wheelbase model was available which includes a personal choice of two different engines; a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol (badged as "2.0 Turbo" and "2000 Turbo" in some markets) in addition to a 2.3 liter turbocharged diesel. Aside from that it came in Standard, Semi-High Roof and High Roof body styles. A stripped down nine-seater version you get with the High-Roof variant was commonly used in UN Peace Operations.

The long-wheelbase model also increased seating capacity to seven, with available third row seats, that are folded all the way to sides to get more detailed trunk space or put together with second row seats to create a bed.

The Pajero was further refined in June 1984. The turbo diesel engines now had higher power/torque ratings, whilst the long-wheelbase models got standard four-wheel disc brakes and four-way adjustable shock absorbers as standard equipment.

A new flagship model ended up being introduced at the begining of 1987, with a two-tone paintjob, fifteen inch (38 cm) light alloy wheels, front-seat heaters, wool seat covers, genuine leather headrests, a three spoke steering wheel and also a sound system with radio/cassette. Also in 1987, a version that belong to the Pajero/Montero was rebadged by Dodge just as the Raider, which ran through 1989.

Finally in 1988, a 3.0-litre SOHC V6 engine was made available, alongside a 2.5-litre turbo diesel engine, by using the first 4x4 intercooler. This translated to better acceleration in mid to high rev ranges. The long-wheelbase models got a coil link suspension system for better ride comfort and off-road ability.

In your own home available who has a 3-door body to build a short wheelbase (SWB) or a 5-door body to enjoy a long-wheelbase (LWB). Engines included a 2.6 L I4 with 82 kW (110 hp/112 PS), a 3.0 L V6 with EFI and 104 kW (139 hp/141 PS) in addition to a turbocharged 2.5 L OHV diesel I4 with 62 kW (83 hp/84 PS) or an intercooled 70 kW (94 hp/95 PS). Part-time four-wheel drive was standard on all models.

The Gen I platform was later built under license by Hyundai Precision Products given that the Hyundai Galloper from 1991 to 2003, and exported to Europe for getting a brief time. While it used first generation mechanicals, the Galloper's body was closer to qualify for the second generation Pajeros.


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