The premiere of the economy car Mitsubishi Pajero Mini was in 1994. It was created for those who was not able to buy the all-wheel-drive vehicle of Mitsubishi company.
It had almost the same interior as Mitsubishi Pajero. However the same inside look was the only thing that remained the same. Mitsubishi Pajero Mini was not the shorten copy of Mitsubishi Pajero, it was new, fully original model.
The wheelbase was 2.2 m. The car was equipped by 2 4-cylinder turbounits with the volume of 659 sm3 with the capacity of 52 and 64 hp. It had the permanent rear-wheel drive with the connectivity of switching to AWD.
Mitsubishi Pajero Mini was not worse than other jeeps. The car had the installed front independent suspension, ABS, steering booster, the driver’s air bag, window raisers, the central block system, high-class sound system and even more.
In January , 1996, it was presented the rear-steer version of Mitsubishi Pajero Mini.
Mitsubishi Pajero Mini had the all-metal body of the combined construction, which included the rigid frame.
In October, 1998 the renewed second generation of the car was presented. Though the interior had not undergone changes. The rebuilt model became 10 sm longer and 8 sm wider than the predecessor. The engines remained the same. Mitsubishi Pajero Mini became safer because of the enlarged wheelbase, the inside space became more roomy. Besides, the car began to hold the road better.
2 types of 4-cylinder engines were used on Mitsubishi Pajero Mini such as 16- valved SOHC and 20- valved DOHC with the intercooler and turbocharging. The front suspension was represented by the housing and behind the car was installed the 5-link suspension.
Mitsubishi Pajero Mini had the modification by the name Duke, which had 4 circular headlamp and the original sporty design of the front of the body.
In 2005 Mitsubishi has updated Pajero Mini. The car has got the changed front grille and rearguard and the following lights. The designers had changed the interior of the car with new soft clothing and silver-painted inserts.
In addition to everything, it had appeared 2 new picking: Active Field Edition, with its exclusive design and the navigation system with the hard disk (HDD); the second one is the Limited Edition with the appropriate painting of the body and the MD/CD player.