• Aug 17, 2006
The 2007 Mitsubishi Pajero (that's Montero to us Yanks) is scheduled to materialize this fall, according to the teaser website that's up at Mitsubishi's Japanese page. While the Montero is being dropped from the US lineup after the '06 model year, it will continue to be sold in other markets including, presumably, Europe. Next month's Paris show sounds like a good bet for the debut of the SUV shown above.

Spy photos that were taken earlier this year show the reskinned Pajero as having cleaner lines. The bulging fenders of the current model are gone, and the front end has undergone a full overhaul, if the teaser photo is any indication.Current speculation holds that the engine roster will not change from what's currently available in each respective market.

Will we get it at some point? Good question, because as we said, Mitsu pulled the plug on our version. The Outlander, with its sharp looks and 3rd-row seating, will be the horse in Mitsubishi's American SUV stable -- at least for '07. What happens beyond that is anyone's guess.

In the meantime, we'll keep tabs on this new Pajero and bring you more info when it becomes available.

[Sources: Mitsubishi, World Car Fans]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Makes sense calling it Pajero (masterbater). People who drive mitsus are such jerkoffs.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I've been noticing Mitsubishi's new TV ads feature a little "25 years in America" icon, referring to when they started selling cars in the US.

      I'm sure some clever ad-man secured his job for a while that one and I'm happy for him. Typical "Gen-xer", I'll bet. A person too ignorant to know any better, but not through his own fault, perhaps.

      You see, Mitsubishi visited America a little before "25 years" ago. But they conviently forgot to reference that in the ad campaign. I

      In fact, years ago most Americans used to know the exact time -to the minute- when Mistubishi first visited Amercia. It was December, 7th, 1942, 07:55 AM.

      The moment that the first Mistubishi A6M Kamikaze fighter plane began the suprise attack on the US by the Japanese.

      Mitsubishi Motors and your American, Gen-X ad men: I think I spotted a little typo in your copy. Should be "64 years in Amercia", not "25." After all, that's when you actually first arrived.
      • 8 Years Ago
      We can only hope that if they do decide to return the vehicle to the Americas, they'll retain the name "Montero". "Pajero", in Spanish, is "a person who masturbates". And Buick's got the market cornered there: The Canadian version of the LaCrosse is called "Allure" purportedly because "LaCrosse" is slang among young Québecois for, you guessed it: wanking.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Can you say "Ford Edge"?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Actually, Mitsubishi isnt copying Ford. They are simply modernizing the style of headlights the early Montero models had. Check out that "teaser website." They are just bringing it back, just making it more modern.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I saw a car that had been through an underhail - it looked like a golf ball - all dimpled. I wonder if an overhail would have fixed it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Well, it's almost 2009, and no word yet if Mitsubishi will bring this redesigned Montero to market in the USA and North America. Does anyone have any new info on it? I have heard many rumors on its return, but so far, nothing concrete. If anyone has any information, please PLEASE post it! Thanks!!!