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    Default Pajero given the final nail in the coffin......what a shame

    I always hoped that this would not happen...


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    "Mitsubishi - which announced that it would also withdraw from European markets - will now look to the Triton-based Pajero Sport as its offroad wagon. "

    So not all bad news.
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    Didnít see that coming. Was hoping for a new release of the Paj at some point, which would have been my upgrade if I ever got rid of the PS.
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    Default Re: Pajero given the final nail in the coffin......what a shame

    What a shame. Reckon the range of full size capable off-road wagon type vehicles is set to shrink even more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flip Marais View Post
    Didnít see that coming. Was hoping for a new release of the Paj at some point, which would have been my upgrade if I ever got rid of the PS.
    There have been rumours of this for several years already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snave View Post
    What a shame. Reckon the range of full size capable off-road wagon type vehicles is set to shrink even more.
    yep.

    Such is the strangle hold that the Europeans have on the market. If they don't want it, it disappears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapiture View Post

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    Probably one of the few SWB vehicles whose handling is not significantly compromised when having a load like that on the roof . I know my LBW does not mind it one bit.

    The end has been coming for a while unfortunately

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    There is a shorty here at a dealer in PE which I stare at when I drive past....

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    Go try it you might just like it
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    Default Re: Pajero given the final nail in the coffin......what a shame

    Pity. They could have kept it alive for another decade if they.....

    - revised the front to bring it in line with the rest of the models like the triton
    - revised the dash to make it rattle less and feel more plush
    - bush the subframes for refinement
    - transplant the new PS powerplant and gearbox
    - modern infotainment with android auto etc.
    - maybe surround cameras with lane assist and radar cruise control stuff

    Job done. That's what I would have done.

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    Default Re: Pajero given the final nail in the coffin......what a shame

    From the link posted:

    "MORE Mitsubishi's big SUV sales surge

    It sells less than half of the tally of its smaller stablemate, the Pajero Sport, but itís almost outselling the much more modern Ford Everest"

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    Default Re: Pajero given the final nail in the coffin......what a shame

    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Pity. They could have kept it alive for another decade if they.....

    - revised the front to bring it in line with the rest of the models like the triton
    - revised the dash to make it rattle less and feel more plush
    - bush the subframes for refinement
    - transplant the new PS powerplant and gearbox
    - modern infotainment with android auto etc.
    - maybe surround cameras with lane assist and radar cruise control stuff

    Job done. That's what I would have done.
    And redesign the useless 3rd row.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riaan van Wyk View Post
    From the link posted:

    "MORE Mitsubishi's big SUV sales surge

    It sells less than half of the tally of its smaller stablemate, the Pajero Sport, but itís almost outselling the much more modern Ford Everest"

    Things that make one go hhhhmmm.
    The brand is dying due to lack of marketing, branding etc., at least in this country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teryos View Post
    The brand is dying due to lack of marketing, branding etc., at least in this country.
    That's my perception too. Most of my mates got their first ride in a Mitsubishi in my Triton and we're in our 40s and 50s. Almost without exception they have been impressed. With a bit more brand profile they may have been customers.

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    Default Re: Pajero given the final nail in the coffin......what a shame

    In today's time branding is everything. Likes of Haval sell more cars probably for their rather better marketing.

    You must feel pride for the product you are building. Hyundai, Kia went way ahead, even Mahindra...
    And don't even talk about big daddies Toyota or Ford.

    Every time I drive past the Toyota showroom (showcase actually), I see those Land Cruisers, Fortuners parked on those artificial hills, over the rock etc., that's how you show what your product represents.
    Now go past a Mitsu showroom, or even go inside one, poverty everywhere.
    For example, Rivonia Mitsu, it's full of Hondas, and in the corner there are these couple of Mistus lying around without any buyer. Their Mahindra stock is more than Mitsu.

    I have been a Mitsu fan ever since I was a child (due to Dakar etc. also they way those old Pajeros looked, the boxy shape, it stood out). It's sad to see the brand dying just for negligence even though they are great products.
    What LC is to Toyota, Pajero is to Mitsu. And now it's dead where LC just keeps on getting better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Pity. They could have kept it alive for another decade if they.....

    - revised the front to bring it in line with the rest of the models like the triton
    - revised the dash to make it rattle less and feel more plush
    - bush the subframes for refinement
    - transplant the new PS powerplant and gearbox
    - modern infotainment with android auto etc.
    - maybe surround cameras with lane assist and radar cruise control stuff

    Job done. That's what I would have done.
    I agree 100%. You don't need to design a whole new car to keep up with the times. A couple of small updates like what Marius suggested and it'll be seen as a "new" Pajero.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teryos View Post
    The brand is dying due to lack of marketing, branding etc., at least in this country.
    To some extent, I remember when they launched the Pajero Sport and were stoopid enough to price it above the Fortuner, but they are also dying because of their alliance with Nissan/Renault.
    I disagree on just buffing the Pajero.......they needed a whole new Pajero, maybe carry over engines (which were fantastic) like Toyota did with the Prado and they would have carried on with decent sales!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk View Post
    There is a shorty here at a dealer in PE which I stare at when I drive past....
    I know the feeling

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtshark View Post
    To some extent, I remember when they launched the Pajero Sport and were stoopid enough to price it above the Fortuner, but they are also dying because of their alliance with Nissan/Renault.
    I disagree on just buffing the Pajero.......they needed a whole new Pajero, maybe carry over engines (which were fantastic) like Toyota did with the Prado and they would have carried on with decent sales!
    Mitsubishi is doing very well in other countries where there are a 4x4 culture, in Australia for instance it regularly is in the top 3 i terms of sales. If I am not mistaken the PS have outsold the Fortuner in the past in Oz as it is considered the best value for money by most people that review it.

    The merger with Nissan and Renault doesn't bother me at all (I don't own an Amarok) and I don't know why it should, they both manufacture a lot of very good cars.

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