Pajero

1991

Pajero

The second-generation Pajero (Montero, Shogun) was launched in January 1991 after the first full model change in nine years. The first-generation Pajero had enjoyed wide-reaching popularly both in Japan and other markets as a full-feature four-wheel drive vehicle delivering all-terrain capabilities while also integrating the more urban amenities of a passenger car. The Pajero was offered in four body types - metal top, mid-roof, kickup roof, J-top - to accommodate diversifying user needs and brought significant improvements in performance, comfort and safety. It was powered by uprated 3.0 L V6 and 2.5L intercooled dieselturbo engines mated to either 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmissions.

In terms of functional components, the Pajero saw the introduction of the world-first Super Select 4WD that delivered the benefits of both full- and part-time four-wheel drive by allowing the driver to switch between 2WD and 4WD modes while on the move at speeds under 100 km/h. This system was joined by Multi-mode ABS which responded to all Super Select 4WD modes. In July 1993, new 3.5L V6 and 2.8L intercooled dieselturbo engines were added to the lineup. In May 1997, the Pajero Wide models were fitted with wheel arch and a new high-efficiency 3.5L V6 GDI engine joined the lineup. In September of that year, the company introduced the Pajero Evolution in response to changes in entry requirements for the Paris-Dakar Rally. Powered by the high-performance 3.5L V6 GDI MIVEC engine, with a more rigid and lightweight body, increased width with the use of over fenders and with all-round independent suspension, the Pajero Evolution combined all-terrain capability with on-road comfort.

Metal top, wide fenders
Overall length 4030 mm
Overall width 1785 mm
Overall height 1815 mm
Engines 2.5 L, 3.0 L, 2.5 L dieselturbo
Mid-roof, wide fenders
Overall length 4650 mm
Overall width 1785 mm
Overall height 1870 mm
Engines 3.0 L, 2.5 L dieselturbo