Pajero iO

1998

Pajero iO

The successor to the Pajero Junior, the Pajero iO was launched in June 1998 with a 3-door and in August with a 5-door body. Rather than having been developed from the same minicar platform, however, it came with a brand new chassis and body. Adding a new series to the Pajero brand, the Pajero iO was a just-the-right-size packaging that slotted between the Pajero and Pajero Mini. It was powered by the environmentally-friendly 1.8L GDI engine used in the Galant, Legnum and RVR series and its new Super-Select 4WD-i drivetrain allowed the driver to select from four modes the optimum one for any particular road surface: 2H, 4H, 4HLc and 4LLC. Large 16-inch wheels, short front and rear overhangs, generous ground clearance and a projection-free underbody gave the Pajero iO approach angle, departure angle, and ramp brake over angle among the biggest in its class, allowing it to deliver outstanding all-terrain performance. Developed in a joint design project with Pininfarina S.p.A. of Italy, the elegantly styled Sorento high-end trim level was added to the lineup.

Overall length 3675 mm
Overall width 1680 mm
Overall height 1700 mm
Engines 1.8 L