Mitsubishi Motors to End Japan Sales of Pajero SUVs

Economy

Tokyo, April 24 (Jiji Press)--Mitsubishi Motors Corp. <7211> said Wednesday that it will end sales of its Pajero sport utility vehicles in Japan.

Production of the Pajero will cease in August, and sales will finish when stocks of the model run out.

Released in 1982, the Pajero led the so-called recreational vehicle boom of the 1990s in Japan.

The four-wheel drive Pajero performed well on rough terrain, finding success at the Dakar Rally, considered the world's toughest auto race.

The Pajero was the leading four-wheel drive of the 1989-2019 Heisei era, with annual sales peaking at 84,000 units in 1992.

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