Mitsubishi Pajero Mini
Mitsubishi Pajero Mini (1994-1998)
|Body versions :||Station wagon|
Otto engine :
|Wheelbase :||2200-2280 mm|
|Empty weight :||780-990 kg|
The Mitsubishi Pajero Mini was an SUV in the Japanese kei car class that Mitsubishi Motors produced from 1994 to 2012. Using badge engineering , the model was also marketed as the Nissan Kix from 2008 to 2012 .
Pajero Mini (H51 / 56A, 1994-1998)
Based on the Mitsubishi Minicab platform, Mitsubishi produced the Pajero Mini, a miniature version of the successful Mitsubishi Pajero, from December 1994 .
Compared to the original, the Mini had shorter dimensions and a SOHC 660cm³ naturally aspirated engine with 37 kW output (type 4A31), 48 kW via DOHC and turbocharger . The power transmission for the standard all-wheel drive was carried out by means of a 5-speed manual transmission or a 3- speed automatic transmission . The great sales success inspired Mitsubishi to issue several limited editions such as "Iron Cross", "Desert Cruiser", "White Skipper" and "Duke". In October 1998 the Japanese kei car regulations were updated and the Pajero Mini was widened and lengthened.
Mitsubishi Pajero Mini (H53 / 58A 1998-2012)
From the end of 1998 Mitsubishi offered the revised Pajero Mini in addition to the 4WD version as a pure rear-wheel drive version. There was also the option of the Easy Select 4WD, with which the all-wheel drive could be deactivated or activated while driving. Instead of the three-speed, there was now an optional four-speed automatic transmission.
Also new was a Sport 4WD with a supercharged DOHC engine. This version improved the efficiency of the intake air and exhaust gas routing by installing 5 valves per cylinder (20 in total) and reduced fuel consumption compared to the previous turbo model. There was also a rear spoiler and 175 / 80R15 tires.
In 2008 there was a major facelift with changes to both the exterior design and an upgrade of the dashboard.
Production of the Mitsubishi Pajero Mini ended in June 2012.
Nissan Kix (2008-2012)
From 2008 there was the Mitsubishi Nissan Kix , an OEM version of the Pajero Mini sold in a similar way to the Mitsubishi eK and Nissan Otti . The Kix was sold in Japan through the Mitsubishi Galant shop and production also ended in June 2012.