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The Mitsubishi Pajero (pronounced /pəˈdʒɛroʊ/ (deprecatit template), Spaingie: [paˈxeɾo], Japanese パジェロ [padʒeɽo])[1][2] is a sport utility vehicle manufactured bi Mitsubishi Motors. It wis named efter Leopardus pajeros, the Pampas Cat which inhabits the Patagonie plateau region in soothren Argentinae.[3] Housomeivver, acause pajero is a slang term for "wanker" in the Spaingie leid,[2] alternative names hae been adoptit for certaint overseas markets. It is kent as the Mitsubishi Montero (meanin "muntain warrior") in Spain, Indie, an Americae (except Brazil), an as Mitsubishi Shogun in the Unitit Kinrick.

Thanks tae thair success, the Pajero, Montero an Shogun names wur an aa applee'd tae ither, mechanically unrelatit models, sic as the Pajero Mini kei caur, the Pajero Junior an Pajero iO/Pinin mini SUVs, an the Mitsubishi Pajero/Montero/Shogun Sport.


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The first Pajero prototype wis unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show in November 1973. The Pajero II prototype follaed in 1978, five years later. Mitsubishi’s aim wis tae creaut mair o a recreational vehicle, no juist an SUV.

In Januar 1983, the first Pajero made its debut at the Paris Dakar Rally, takin first place in 1985 at ae the third attempt. Tae date, the Pajero is the maist successfu vehicle in the Dakar Rally. This no ae gae the Pajero an affroad reputation, but an aa helped in the sales depairtment.


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  1. Further information on the Mitsubishi Pajero SUV Archived 2007-07-29 at the Wayback Machine, p.2, Chameleon Translations
  2. a b Further information on the Mitsubishi Pajero SUV Archived 2005-08-30 at the Wayback Machine, p.1, Chameleon Translations
  3. Fact & Figures 2005 Archived 2007-03-05 at the Wayback Machine, p.33, Mitsubishi Motors website