Mitsubishi Pajero iO

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Mitsubishi Pajero iO
2001-2002 Mitsubishi Pajero iO (QA) ZR 5-door wagon 01.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Mitsubishi
Also called Montero iO
Pajero Pinin
Shogun Pinin
Pinin
Pajero TR4
Production 1998–2007
Assembly Nagoya, Japan (Asia)
Turin, Italy (Europe)
Catalão, Brazil (Americas)
Body and chassis
Class Mini SUV
Body style 5-door wagon
Powertrain
Engine 1.8 L 4G93 I4 (petrol)[1]
2.0 L 4G94 I4 (petrol)[1]
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,280 mm (89.8 in) (3-door)
2,450 mm (96.5 in) (5-door)
Length 3,675 mm (144.7 in) (3-door)
3,975 mm (156.5 in) (5-door)
Width 1,680 mm (66.1 in)
Height 1,700–1,750 mm (66.9–68.9 in)
Curb weight 1,250–1,400 kg (2,760–3,090 lb)

The Mitsubishi Pajero iO is a mini sport utility vehicle produced by the Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi between 1999 (since June 15, 1998, in three-door form, and August 24, 1998, as a five-door) and 2007.[2][3] The "iO" name is derived from the Italian for "me" which, according to Mitsubishi, "generates an image of being easy to get to know, easy to drive, and of being one's very own Pajero".

It was exported as the Montero iO, and to Europe as the Pajero Pinin, Shogun Pinin or simply Pinin to honour Pininfarina, which built the local market versions of the car at their factory near Turin, Italy.[4] It has also been produced in Brazil as the Pajero TR4 since 2002 under license. The name was changed after imported versions were referred to as "1.0" instead of "iO", which could lead to confusion about the engine sizes. The Brazilian TR4 has since July 2007 been Mitsubishi's first four-wheel drive flexible-fuel vehicle, running on gasoline, ethanol or a combination of the two.[5]

The car is also produced in China by Changfeng Automobile as the Changfeng Liebao Feiteng CFA 6400.

Annual production[edit]

Year Production
Japan Italy Brazil
1998 54,262 - -
1999 51,516 9,587[6] -
2000 24,783 18,626 -
2001 13,799 12,150 -
2002 8,959 11,300 1,380
2003 9,016 8,313 3,180
2004 8,136 8,579 6,090
2005 3,592 - 5,280
2006 2,564 - 6,060
2007 505 - 9,300

(sources: Facts & Figures 2000, Facts & Figures 2005, Facts & Figures 2008, Mitsubishi Motors website)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.auto-types.com/mitsubishi/mitsubishi-pajero-pinin-long-body-5-doors-suv-124/
  2. ^ "New addition to Pajero series", Mitsubishi Motors press release, June 15, 1998
  3. ^ "New model joins Pajero familys, 'Pajero iO' 5-door series", Mitsubishi Motors press release, August 24, 1998
  4. ^ "First Mitsubishi Pajero Pinin rolls off the line at the opening of the new Pininfarina Bairo Canavese Factory", Mitsubishi Motors press release, July 7, 1999
  5. ^ Facts & Figures 2007, Mitsubishi Motors website
  6. ^ Pininfarina 2000 Annual Report. Turin, Italy: Pininfarina S.p.a. 2001. p. 20.