The Mitsubishi Pajero will reach the end of the production line in 2021 after a 39-year run and more than 3.3 million sales globally, the Japanese carmaker has confirmed.
After years of speculation – and several attempts to save the Mitsubishi Pajero from extinction – it will stop production in the first half of 2021.
Mitsubishi posted its largest financial loss in 18 years and indicated it would make a slow retreat from Europe and focus on Asia, where the brand is more profitable.
A statement from Mitsubishi Japan said: “Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, at its July 27, 2020 board of directors meeting, resolved to stop production in the first half of 2021 and close the factory of its domestic production subsidiary Pajero Manufacturing.”
The statement continued: “To establish appropriate production capacity based on the new mid-term plan, we have decided to stop production and close the factory of Pajero Manufacturing. Vehicle manufacturing of Pajero Manufacturing … will be transferred to Mitsubishi Motors Corporation’s Okazaki factory.”
The Mitsubishi Pajero started its steady global sales decline in 2008.