Mitsubishi Pajero V8 is Mitsubishi response to Toyota’s Land Cruiser 200 V8 and is just as capable.
Mitsubishi Pajero Design
Mitsubishi Pajero Exterior
|Chrome Front Grill||Silver Front Lower Bumper|
|LED Daytime Running Lamp||Rear Fog Lamps|
|17″ Alloy Wheels|
Mitsubishi Pajero Interior
Comfortable and inviting, the interior of Pajero/Montero is a far cry from the terrain it was designed to face. Illuminated meters and leather-wrapped controls are all ergonomically arranged and awaiting your command, while the soft leather seats and luxurious appointments throughout tempt you to forget your destination and simply keep driving.
Seat Materials and Colors
|Optional Leather [Beige] GLS only||Optional Leather [Black] GLS only|
|Fabric [Beige] GLX and GLS only||Fabric [Gray] GL only|
|Fabric [Black] GLX and GLS only|
Mitsubishi Pajero Panel
|Chrome and glossed wood-print accent panels||Chrome and metallic accent panels|
Mitsubishi Pajero Performance
Pajero at Your Command
Mitsubishi’s advanced control technologies were first conceived and developed to meet the challenges of the world’s most gruelling rally courses. AWC (All Wheel Control) incorporates many of these rally-proven technologies to deliver precise traction, power and slip control for each wheel independently to ensure complete driver control in extreme conditions.
Mitsubishi Pajero AWC (All Wheel Control)
More than a technology, All Wheel Control is our guiding philosophy. Incorporating an array of innovative systems into an integrated performance and control network, AWC delivers precise traction, power and slip control for each wheel independently to ensure complete driver control even in extreme handling conditions.
Pajero Monocoque Body with Built-in Ladder Frame
They say that superior off-road handling capability could only come at the expense of on-road smoothness. They have obviously never driven Pajero/Montero. By incorporating a lightweight and highly rigid monocoque body with a built-in ladder frame that provides added resistance to torsion and flexing and fixing them atop a dynamic independent suspension, Pajero/Montero achieves an unprecedented combination of all-terrain control and luxury-sedan comfort. For added durability, Pajero/Montero now makes more extensive use of galvanized steel body panels, while the new aluminum hood panel reduces weight for better handling.
Front Midship Layout
The engine on Pajero/Montero has been shifted back closer to the center of the vehicle. This places more weight between the axles to greatly improve handling and control. In addition, the new engine position allows a better approach angle and provides added crumple zone protection in the event of an accident.
Pajero Independent Suspension
Pajero/Montero’s rally-proven all-wheel independent suspension gives drivers confident, predictable handling in even the most unpredictable road conditions. The front double-wishbone and rear multi-link suspensions use coil springs to provide quick and natural response, especially when cornering.
The independent suspension, coil springs and monocoque body all work together to provide a greater degree of suspension travel. The result is impressive road-handling and greater stability even over the roughest off-road conditions.
Pajero Super Select 4WD II (SS4 II)
Pajero/Montero’s advanced SS4 II lets you shift between 2H, 4H and 4HLc modes at speeds of up to 100km/h, providing on-demand control for highway performance or off-road traction whenever you need it.
Note: Super Select 4WD II lets you shift between 2H, 4H and 4HLc modes at speeds up to 100 km/h. Vehicle must be stopped when switching between 4HLc and 4LLc. Please see the owner’s manual for additional information.
2H (2WD high range)
For cruising down the highway or just making a quick trip across town, 2H mode shifts you into rear-wheel drive for smooth, quiet, fuel-efficient performance.
4H (4WD high range)
When the weather gets bad and the roads start turning rough, 4H mode provides added traction. The dynamic front/rear torque split adjusts between 33:67 and 50:50 to give you greater control for high speed driving.
4HLc (4WD high range with locked center differential)
Keeping you on track even in rugged or slippery conditions, the 4HLc mode distributes power to all four wheels equally for off-road excitement with a steady sense of control.
4LLc (4WD low range with locked center differential)
Switch to 4LLc mode when you need all the tractor-like crawling power Pajero/Montero is capable of. Maximized low-end torque pulls you through even the roughest terrain, stickiest mud and deepest snow.
Pajero Engine and Transmission
3.8L 24-valve V6 SOHC MIVEC
Pajero/Montero’s 3.8-liter engine puts an incredible 250PS at your command ensuring that you’ll never be short on power. The MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve-timing Electronic Control) system varies the inlet valve timing and lift to optimize engine output across more of the rev range. The net result is enjoyment of the full potential this powerhouse has to offer, with quicker starting response and sure, confident cruising performance.
3.2L 16-valve DOHC COMMON RAIL DI-D
The 3.2-liter DI-D (Direct Injection Diesel) engine provides superior torque, especially at low and mid rev ranges. The Common Rail injection system electronically controls fuel intake to deliver precisely the right amount to each cylinder, while the direct injection system enables far more efficient combustion for better fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.
INVECS-II AT provides a smoother, more active driving feel while also improving fuel efficiency. It has been programmed with optimized shift patterns for a wide range of road conditions. Drivers may also select the D-Range setting, which duplicates the shift timing of an average driver for a natural driving feel that reduces fuel consumption.
Sports Mode for AT
Standard on all AT models, Sports Mode delivers the excitement of a manual shift while still providing the convenience of an automatic. Changing gears for enhanced response and performance with just a touch of the shifter, Sports Mode reminds you of what driving was like back when you first learned how.
Pajero Safety and Reliability
Accidents happen. Mitsubishi knows that sometimes the road throws an unexpected surprise in your path, so Pajero/Montero is outfitted with an array of advanced active and passive safety technologies. Enjoy your drive with the peace of mind of knowing that you and your passengers are safe and secure.
Monocoque Body With Built-in Ladder Frame
The strength of Pajero/Montero ladder frame has been nearly tripled over previous designs, providing even better resistance to torsional and flexural stresses without any further increase in weight. This rigidity translates to better handling and comfort over difficult road conditions and lower chance of control loss.
ASTC (Active Stability and Traction Control)
ASTC utilizes a network of control units and intelligent sensors to monitor vehicle status as well as the driver’s steering. As road and vehicle conditions change, ASTC manages the forces on all wheels by precisely controlling engine torque and braking force going to each one, providing improved vehicle control, trace ability and traction in all driving conditions. ASTC lets driving enthusiasts enjoy the full potential of Pajero/Montero in complete confidence.
ASTC calculates real-time vehicle status via sensor data. Whenever the potential for oversteer or understeer in corners is detected, ASTC determines the correct yaw for Pajero/Montero and applies braking force to the appropriate wheels. This enables drivers to maintain control even in slippery road conditions.
Note: The control capabilities of ASTC are supplemental only. Please drive safely and never rely solely on these functions while driving. Be sure to use the same specified type and size of tires on all 4 wheels. Do not install any aftermarket limited slip differential on your vehicle. Please see the owner’s manual for additional information.
Multi-mode ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
When the road throws you an unexpected curve, ABS ensures that you’ll be ready. The 4-sensor, 4-channel system is matched to each SS4 II mode to ensure skid-free braking regardless of surface conditions.
Note: ABS can help a driver prevent unsafe situations while braking, but is never a substitute for safe driving. ABS does not always reduce stopping distances. Stopping distance can be influenced by many factors including road surface conditions and friction between the tires and the road surface.
EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution)
EBD modulates each braking channel independently, providing additional force to the rear wheels when the vehicle is carrying passengers or cargo. This ensures you are able to come to a stop quickly and safely, regardless of load or road conditions.
Dual-stage SRS Airbag System, Side and Curtain SRS Airbags (optional)
In the event of a forward collision, the driver and front passenger are both protected by front SRS airbags. To further increase safety, the onboard computer measures the force of impact and adjusts airbag deployment speed to best reduce the chance of injury to occupants. For side collisions, the driver and front passenger are protected by side mounted airbags set to deploy at just the right position regardless of seat position. Furthermore, curtain airbags mounted in the ceiling lining deploy to protect front and 2nd-row occupants.
Note: Airbags are part of a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS). To decrease the risk of injury from a deploying airbag, always wear your seat belt, sit upright in the middle of the seat and do not lean against the door. Always place children 12 and under in the rear seat and use appropriate child restraints. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat. Please see the owner’s manual and the instructions provided with your child restraint for additional information.
Automatic High Beam System (optional)
This in-vehicle camera sensor continuously monitors headlamps and tail lights of oncoming and preceding vehicles. If a nearing vehicle is detected by the camera sensor, the Automatic High Beam system automatically switches to low beam. Once there are no oncoming or preceding vehicles with headlamps or tail lights turned on in close proximity, the system immediately reverts back to high beam. Without the need for manual operation, driving is even more safe and comfortable.
Premium Security Alarm System (optional)
This theft protection system has been improved from earlier models. It is equipped with sensors to detect inclination and intrusions. In addition, the built-in battery power back-up activates an alarm when the battery wire is detached to prevent illegal access.
LED daytime running lamp with position lamp (optional)
Beyond enhancing safety by increase visibility when driving during the daytime, the LED daytime running lamps add a touch of style for good measure.
Pajero RISE Body
Using front and rear crumple zones to absorb and diffuse collision damage before it can reach the cabin interior, Pajero/Montero’s RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body design is built to minimize occupant injury regardless of which direction trouble comes from. The rigid monocoque body provides further protection by encasing occupants within a steel framework that resists damage.
Pajero Safety-design Fuel Tank
Positioned ahead of the rear axle to help prevent leakage in a collision, Pajero/Montero’s fuel tank is also guarded by a tough resin underprotector.