Mitsubishi Pajero Finally Going Out Of Production In 2021: Report
With the Final Edition series, Mitsubishi pulled the Pajero from its home market in April of last year. The all-terrain is still available in some parts of the world, but it will eventually be discontinued worldwide if a new report is correct.
Nikkei has learned that Mitsubishi is planning to revamp and possibly shut down its factory at Pajero Manufacturing, which is currently responsible for producing the rugged SUV. The facility is located in Gifu Prefecture and has seen a huge drop in production in recent years, making it unprofitable to operate.
Logically, the closure of the factory should lead to the disappearance of the Pajero. This should happen at some point next year, according to NikkeiThe report, and official confirmation could arrive as early as later this week. There is no word from the automaker at this point.
First presented at the 2006 Paris Motor Show, the current generation Pajero is one of the oldest model generations of recent times. Almost 15 years later, the body-on-chassis off-roader enters its final year of production after a full facelift in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2015.
In Japan, the final edition of which 700 were assembled marked the end of the road for the Pajero. The once popular SUV saw a significant drop in demand in 2018, when Mitsu managed to supply less than 1,000 units. The main reason for its slump in sales is the SUV’s poor economy rating, largely overshadowed by the brand’s more efficient offerings like the Outlander PHEV and the Eclipse Cross.
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