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1994 – 2012 )  Mitsubishi  Pajero  Mini  ( 平成 6 – 24年 三菱 パジェロ·ミニ )

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The Mitsubishi Pajero Mini, was produced from December 1994 to June 2012 at the Mizushima Plant at Kurashiki in Okayama Prefecture.  It is built in the style of a Mini-SUVSport Utility Vehicle ).  Based on the platform of the Mitsubishi Minica, the Pajero Mini was styled as a miniature version of the company’s successful Pajero SUV, in response to the SUV craze of the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.

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The Pajero is known as a Shōgun in the UK and is comparable to the better known Suzuki Jimny.   Compared to the full-sized original, the Pajero Mini featured a shorter wheelbase, 4WD, and a choice of naturally aspirated or turbocharged 660cc 4-cylinder engines.  It’s thought that around 250,000 were produced during its lifetime.

Engine  Types:

4A30 659cc I4 ( inline-4 );     4A30 659cc I4 ( MVV );     4A30T 659cc I4 ( Turbo )

The popularity of the Pajero inspired Mitsubishi to create several limited editions, including the ‘Iron Cross‘, ‘Desert Cruiser‘, ‘White Skipper‘ & ‘Duke‘.  In October 1998 the kei-car regulations were again updated, and the Pajero Mini was widened and lengthened.

‘ Iron Cross ‘:

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‘ White  Skipper ‘: 

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Premium Selection  ( Final Anniversary Model )

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Wheelbase: 2,200 mm ( 86.6 in )     Length: 3,295 mm ( 129.7 in )

Width: 1,395 mm ( 54.9 in )                  Height: 1,630 mm ( 64.2 in )

Curb weight: 859 kg ( 1,874 lb )

& what about . . .

The  2000  Snoopy  Special  Edition  !! . . .

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. . . With drawings of Snoopy as the flying ace, on the wheel hub covers, spare tyre holder, speedometer, tachometer, pillars & door trim.  There’s also an autograph by Snoopy creator Charles M. Schultz on the outside bodywork.

Production of the Mitsubishi Pajero Mini ended in June 2012 )

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The Nissan Kix  ( 日産 キックス )

Since 2008, Mitsubishi has produced the Nissan Kix, an OEMOriginal Equipment Manufacturer ) version of the Pajero Mini, expanding a similar deal already in place for the Mitsubishi eK  /  Nissan Otti.  In Japan, it was sold at the retail chain ‘Galant Shop‘, which was a sales channel for specific Mitsubishi models.

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Image result for computer games clipart  The ‘Mitsubishi Pajero Mini‘ in Computer Games:

1997 Gran Turismo 2 (1999);  ’98 Gran Turismo 2 (1999)

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Incidentally: ‘PAJERO‘ is a Spanish word with two meanings.  It’s a slang word meaning He who fiddles with himself for sexual gratification !!, and it is also unknowingly used by a major automobile manufacturer who took the more academic translation of the word to mean Straw Dealer !!

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