• Aug 25, 2006
Remember the teaser pic of the new Mitsubishi Pajero/Montero/Shogun we brought you a couple of weeks ago?

Well, Nihon Car & Bike has shots up that pretty much explode the mystery. Taken from a japanese car mag named Driven, they show the facelifted SUV in and out and in both 2-door and 4-door trim. The new front end of the Pajero is a huge improvement over our current Montero with its smooth, flush face; integrated bumper bars; and what looks to be a serious skid plate on the two-door model. Of course, we likely won't get the two-door model in the U.S., but the four-door gets the same clean front end and a third row of seating with the tallest headrests ever incorporated in a production vehicle. The interior, likewise, has been simplified compared with the tangled mess of technology found on the current model.

We'll get to see the new Pajero up close and personal in Paris, so these pics we'll have to sate your apetite until then.

(More pics after the jump)

[Source: Nihon Car & Bike]




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      • 8 Years Ago
      "2. Inferior quality, overpriced, and extremely derivative"

      -Where is the United States spec MSRP? I'm just curious.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #14.
      Not all white men are small. Actually, my black wife said that not all black men are super big, and no she doesn't do all men to noticed the difference.
      Also # 14, mine fits very nicely in her pink chocolate envelope, but that is all I will say about my beautiful wife and no she doesn't love me for my money either.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Inferior quality, overpriced, and extremely derivative. What exactly has this thing got going for it? Other than the fact it appeals to the asian fetishists that is.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow!

      It

      Looks

      Just

      Like

      The

      Old

      One!

      But with a different grill and no spare on the back!?!
      • 8 Years Ago
      #3 You can sure tell a lot from pictures!
      Maybe it wasn't designed for you.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Um, im surprised no one has asked about this, but damn if those headrests arent GIGANTIC!

      Is there really even the remotely slight chance that the safety of the headrest in a rearend collision might outweigh the blindspots?

      (Or maybe its for Invader Zimm and his 'family'...)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow... this has got to be one of the worst comments sections I've ever seen. Did all our brains turn off early for the weekend, or what?

      Anyway, this Montero looks like the old one because it *is* the old one, just with freshened front and rear clips and a new interior. There isn't a big market for full-size 4x4s in Japan, so the segment isn't very competitive. Land Cruisers, Monteros, Nissan Patrols, et cetera can go without updates far longer than full-size SUVs do in the States.

      BTW, Biggsaw, *please* try this for me: leave a comment that doesn't mention "asian fetishists." It seems the only reason you comment here is to briefly expose that you're a racist while dropping links to your stinks-like-Spam search engine site.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I remember being in South Africa in 1999, and I met this dude who had just bought a Pajero. Everyone was wet over the thing, and all I could think was, this is a Mitsubishi, what's the big deal? Come to find out, they are actually pretty solid.

      I'm trying to figure out how to incorporate a racist comment here...yet I digress!
      • 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
      fantastic comments section! 2 superbly racist comments at least. Keep it up! The world needs more domestic loving white racists to expose themsevles. Oh and who drives the biggest SUV and trucks around? Dat's right, the small-dicked white boys who's been shamed by countless black guys in the locker room; poor white dudes like Jim and Whydrive perhaps. Hope yer wife won't leave ya fer yer nano-sized dickeroos!
      • 8 Years Ago
      why this new Pajero have only 170 hp? The new engine is the 6 cylinder and not the 4 cylinder. other one, It's was possible to have 2 conbination engine like the "LEXUX" electric + thermic engines with a total 250 hp or more.
      Your technical staff are OLD...this one is very very damage for your "image"
      Gilles Vendramini.
      • 8 Years Ago
      My last comment's concerning actual Mistubishi X Srorm are positive. But for the new Mitsubishi if havent't minus of 200 / 250 hp with 3.8 litres (the short with appendice in left front it is very bad)I have had 2 mitsubishi Pajero, the last actual is the short X Storm with special card for to have 220hp.
      Attention : the new big Jeep with 218 hp and 6 cylinder, may be I change.

      Gilles Vendramini.
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