Mitsubishi Pajero Mini
|Mitsubishi Pajero Mini|
|Also called||Nissan Kix|
|Assembly||Mizushima plant, Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan|
|Body and chassis|
|Engine||4A30 659 cc I4
4A30 659 cc I4 MVV
4A30T 659 cc I4 turbo
|Wheelbase||2,200 mm (86.6 in)|
|Length||3,295 mm (129.7 in)|
|Width||1,395 mm (54.9 in)|
|Height||1,630 mm (64.2 in)|
|Curb weight||850 kg (1,874 lb)|
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 or turbocharged 660 cc 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/Nissan Otti. In Japan, it was sold at a specific retail chain called Galant Shop.
Production of the Mitsubishi Pajero Mini ended in June 2012.
Annual production and sales
|2000||24,895||27,011 + 2|
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- "Nissan Motor Company and Mitsubishi Motors to expand OEM supply agreement for mini-cars", Mitsubishi Motors press release, February 27, 2008
- "三菱自動車、軽乗用車 『パジェロミニ』 の特別仕様車「Premium Selection ～Final Anniversary～」を発売", Mitsubishi Motors press release
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