Pajero Mini

1998

Pajero Mini

Reflecting the changes in the regulations governing K-car category (overall length increased from 3.3 m to 3.4 m, overall width from 1.4 m to 1.48 m) in Japan, the Pajero Mini increased in size as it evolved into the second-generation model. Sporty trim levels shared the 4-cylinder DOHC 20-valve intercooled turbo engine used in its predecessor, while standard trim levels were powered by the new Mitsubishi Vertical Vortex (MVV) lean-burn engine, returning outstanding fuel economy. The body structure had major improvements in safety following changes in the regulations using a unique built-in frame monocoque body.
The Pajero Mini adopted Mitsubishi Motors' RISE impact-safety body structure, which absorbs the impact of collision efficiently at front/rear and protects passengers with the rigid cabin. An 80mm increase in wheelbase brought improved driving stability and in more legroom in the rear for greater comfort. The Pajero Mini employed Easy Select part-time 4WD offering three drive modes for different surface conditions: 2WD, 4-Hi and 4-Low and with its 195mm ground clearance had excellent all-terrain performance. The equipment specification included large ventilated front disc brakes, driver airbag, Multi-mode keyless entry, Clean Air Filter, and an intermittent rear wiper that was automatically activated when reverse gear was selected.

Overall length 3395 mm
Overall width 1475 mm
Overall height 1635 mm
Engines 659 cc, 659cc turbo