Report: Mitsubishi could be reviving the Pajero Mini in 2024

A modern-day iteration of the kei-car Pajero is said to be in the works
by Leandre Grecia | Jun 16, 2022
photo of the Mitsubishi Pajero Mini
PHOTO: Mitsubishi via Best Car
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The Mitsubishi Pajero is still a very common nameplate in these parts. It’s easy to spot one on the road, be it an OG first-gen, a Fieldmaster, a CK, a BK, or even a short-wheelbase (SWB) second-gen.

But there’s one model we don’t see on our side of the globe: the Pajero Mini. Not to be mistaken with the Pajero Jr., the Pajero Mini is the kei-car version that existed for a few decades before it was discontinued in 2012.

We’re still betting on seeing a vehicle like the Pajero Mini here in the future, though, as it appears the tiny 4x4 could be set to make a comeback. According to a report by Best Car, a modern-day version has just been given the green light and is targeted for release in 2024.

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NMKV, the joint venture between Nissan and Mitsubishi, will reportedly develop the new Pajero Mini. The model will be sold by both Nissan and Mitsubishi, and could be a BEV-only model in the future similar to the Nissan Dayz and Mitsubishi eK.

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Best Car already has renders of what the new Pajero Mini could look like. Frankly, we’re just stoked about the announcement now, and we have no problems waiting a few more years before seeing the finished product. We think this and Toyota’s Compact Cruiser EV will make the electrified mini SUV segment a lot more exciting.

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