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A quick look at the Mitsubishi Shogun

The Mitsubishi Shogun has been in production since 1982. Also known as the Pajero and Montero (in India, Spain, and the Americas except Brazil), it’s available all over the world but it has been discontinued in the US in 2006. Because of the success of the Mitsubishi Shogun, it has inspired other vehicles to be released by the company. The first prototype for the Shogun was unveiled in 1973 at the Tokyo Motor Show, while the second one came out in 1978. The first actual Shogun debuted in 1983 at the Paris Dakar Rally. To date, it holds the record for being the most successful vehicle in the rally, winning 7 out of 10 races in its class and 15 out of the 32 full races. Primary competitors for the Shogun would have to be the Land Rover Discovery, Nissan Patrol, and the Toyota Land Cruiser.

Pros

As an SUV, the Mitsubishi Shogun performs superbly off-road, benefitting from a 3.2-liter diesel engine that offers a lot of pulling power. Add in low-ratio gearboxes and you’ve got a lot of grip so you don’t have to worry about traction. And for extremely muddy conditions, you have the choice to use a rear differential lock to help you move along.

To withstand the abuse of off-roading, the Shogun is solidly built. It’s sturdy outside and hard-wearing inside. Whether you look inside or out, you’re sure that you’re looking at a vehicle that would last. Design and engineering may be simple but they are timeless, matching the many hours you can spend off-road with the Shogun.

If it’s about traction and control, the Shogun has you covered. It also implements safety features to provide you with more security, like anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution to offer more stability when you stop and front, curtain, and side airbags as standard. For anti-theft measures, keyless entry is employed as well as an alarm system. All Shoguns also have climate control, electric mirrors and windows, and an MP3-compatible CD player.

Cons

While the Mitsubishi Shogun can hold its own when it comes to off-road pursuits, it’s a bit lacking for on-road activities. It’s quite a heavy car, after all, and so it has a harder time moving its weight on smoother surfaces. You’ll particularly feel its sluggishness when you try overtaking other vehicles. Not to mention that you’ll have to deal with a lot engine noise when you’re speeding along (if you can speed along). It’s not so bad when you’re using low speeds off-road but it will be really evident when the roads get better. You might have to think twice about getting a Shogun if you’ll be spending more of your time on-road than off-road.

Getting a Shogun is also not cheap. It’s not cheap to buy and it’s definitely not cheap to run. Diesel prices may be cheaper than petrol but with a 3.2-liter engine you’re still going to need a lot, offsetting any kind of savings you may have incurred. Also, the Shogun doesn’t post high resale value. It’s probably because, again, it’s not cheap to run.

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A History of the Mitsubishi Shogun

The Mitsubishi Shogun is a full-size SUV marketed since 1982. The Shogun, more known as the Pajero and Montero worldwide, is currently on its fourth generation of production. The Shogun is a successful motorsport vehicle, raced starting 1983. A top contender in the Dakar Rally, the vehicle is one of the most successful off-roaders in the history of the auto industry. Its known competitors include the Land Rover Discovery and the Toyota Land Cruiser.

The concept behind the Shogun was first introduced at the 1973 Tokyo Motor Show. Mitsubishi aimed to create a more recreational SUV. The first generation made waves in 1982, showcasing technology and features that were the first to appear in its segment. The second generation Shogun was produced between 1991 and 1999, and was better restyled to better cater to urban drivers. This version had a larger body, and options were available for various engines, wheelbase and body styles.

The third generation was produced from 1999 to 2006, complete with new interior and exterior upgrades. A mid-production facelift was made in 2003 to compete with the Land Rover and Toyota. Worldwide market for the third generation was staggered. In 2006, the Shogun was completely pulled from the US market. The fourth generation was unveiled at the 2006 Paris Motor Show.

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