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Mitsubishi Pajero Mini
1994 Mitsubishi Pajero-Mini 01
Manufacturer Mitsubishi Motors
Also called Nissan Kix
Production 1994–present
Assembly Mizushima Plant, Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan
Class Kei car
Body style(s) Mini-SUV
Engine(s) 4A30 659 cc I4
4A30 659 cc I4 MVV
4A30T 659 cc I4 turbo
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 850 kg (1,874 lb)
Fuel capacity 35 litres (7.7 imp gal/9.2 US gal)

The Mitsubishi Pajero Mini is a kei car produced by Mitsubishi Motors since December 1994.

OverviewEdit

Based on the platform of the Minica, the Pajero Mini was styled as a miniature version of the company's successful Pajero sport utility vehicle, in response to the SUV craze of the late 1980s and early 1990s.[1] Compared to the full-sized original, the kei vehicle featured a shorter wheelbase, four-wheel drive, and a choice of naturally aspirated or turbocharged 660 cc four cylinder engines.

The popularity of the vehicle inspired Mitsubishi to create several limited editions, including the "Iron Cross", "Desert Cruiser", "White Skipper" and "Duke". In October 1998 the kei car regulations were again updated, and the Pajero Mini was widened and lengthened.[2]

Since 2008 Mitsubishi has produced the Nissan Kix, an OEM version of the Pajero Mini, expanding a similar deal already in place for the Mitsubishi eK/Nissan Otti.[3]

Annual production and salesEdit

Year Production Sales
1994 unknown unknown
1995 104,990 unknown
1996 71,185 unknown
1997 43,302 unknown
1998 48,792 unknown
1999 36,580 unknown
2000 24,895 27,011 + 2
2001 16,590 17,458
2002 12,672 13,720
2003 17,141 17,237
2004 10,307 10,371
2005 10,445 10,611
2006 9,436 9,367
2007 9,279 9,195
2008 17,033 11,456

(Sources: Facts & Figures 2000, Facts & Figures 2005, Facts & Figures 2009, Mitsubishi Motors website)

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