The Mitsubishi Pajero Mini
is a kei car
produced by Mitsubishi Motors
since December 1994.
Based on the platform of the Minica
, the Pajero Mini was styled as a miniature version of the company's successful Pajero sport utility vehicle
, in response to the SUV
craze of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Compared to the full-sized original, the kei
vehicle featured a shorter wheelbase, four-wheel drive
, and a choice of naturally aspirated
four cylinder engines.
The popularity of the vehicle inspired Mitsubishi to create several limited editions, including the "Iron Cross", "Desert Cruiser", "White Skipper" and "Duke". In October 1998 the kei car
regulations were again updated, and the Pajero Mini was widened and lengthened.
Since 2008 Mitsubishi has produced the Nissan Kix
, an OEM
version of the Pajero Mini, expanding a similar deal already in place for the Mitsubishi eK
Annual production and sales
<div class="references-small">(Sources: , , , Mitsubishi Motors website)
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