For a very specific and likely small audience, we have some bad news: The Mitsubishi Shogun—otherwise known as the Pajero—will no longer be offered for sale in the UK.
Mitsubishi has announced it will no longer sell brand-new units of the nameplate in Britain, ending a near four-decade production run. We’re told Mitsubishi sold 114,164 units in total...over a 37-year production run. The last car in the UK is a SWB ‘Barbarian’ finished in white, which Mitsubishi is hanging onto for itself.
Though the Pajero could never compete on road with the likes of more accomplished rivals, off-road, it was a bit of a monster. Not least because it took 12 overall wins at the Dakar Rally, which included a win on its very first attempt way back in 1983.
“The Shogun was an incredibly important car for us,” explains Mitsubishi UK boss Rob Lindley.
Sad to see the big lug go, or did you forget it was still in existence? In any case, the original Shogun had one of the cooler badges in the motoring world...
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.