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Mitsubishi Pajero iO
2001-2002 Mitsubishi Pajero iO (QA) ZR 5-door wagon 01
Manufacturer Mitsubishi Motors
Also called Mitsubishi Montero iO
Mitsubishi Pajero Pinin
Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin
Mitsubishi Pinin
Mitsubishi Pajero TR4
Changfeng Liebao Feiteng CFA 6400 (China)
Production 1998–present
Assembly Nagoya, Japan (Asia)
Turin, Italy (Europe)
Catalão, Brazil (Americas)
Class mini SUV
Body style(s) 5-door SUV
Engine(s) 4G93 1.8 L I4
4G94 2.0 L I4
Wheelbase 2,280 mm (89.8 in) (3-door)
2,450 mm (96.5 in) (5-door)
Length 3,675 mm (144.7 in) (3-door)
3,975 mm (156.5 in) (5-door)
Width 1,680 mm (66.1 in)
Height 1,700–1,750 mm (66.9–68.9 in)
Curb weight 1,250–1,400 kg (2,800–3,100 lb)
Fuel capacity 53 litres (11.7 imp gal/14.0 US gal)

The Mitsubishi Pajero iO is a mini SUV produced by Mitsubishi Motors since June 15, 1998 in three-door form, and August 24, 1998 as a five-door.[1][2] The "iO" name is derived from the Italian for "me" which, according to Mitsubishi, "generates an image of being easy to get to know, easy to drive, and of being one's very own Pajero".

It was exported as the Montero iO, and to Europe as the Pajero Pinin, Shogun Pinin or simply Pinin to honour Pininfarina, which built the local market versions of the car at their factory near Turin, Italy.[3] It has also been produced in Brazil as the Pajero TR4 since 2002 under license. The name was changed after imported versions were referred to as "1.0" instead of "iO", which could lead to confusion about the engine sizes. The Brazilian TR4 has since July 2007 been Mitsubishi's first four-wheel drive flexible-fuel vehicle, running on gasoline, ethanol or a combination of the two.[4]

The car is also produced in China by Changfeng Automobile as the Changfeng Liebao Feiteng CFA 6400.

Annual productionEdit

Year Production
Japan Italy Brazil
1998 54,262 - -
1999 51,516 n/a -
2000 24,783 18,626 -
2001 13,799 12,150 -
2002 8,959 11,300 1,380
2003 9,016 8,313 3,180
2004 8,136 8,579 6,090
2005 3,592 - 5,280
2006 2,564 - 6,060
2007 505 - 9,300

(sources: Facts & Figures 2000, Facts & Figures 2005, Facts & Figures 2008, Mitsubishi Motors website)

ReferencesEdit

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  1. "New addition to Pajero series", Mitsubishi Motors press release, June 15, 1998
  2. "New model joins Pajero familys, 'Pajero iO' 5-door series", Mitsubishi Motors press release, August 24, 1998
  3. "First Mitsubishi Pajero Pinin rolls off the line at the opening of the new Pininfarina Bairo Canavese Factory", Mitsubishi Motors press release, July 7, 1999
  4. Facts & Figures 2007, Mitsubishi Motors website
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