The current generation of the famous off-roader has been around since 2006. That’s way too long by any standards. Therefore, it’s no wonder that we can hear rumors about the potential comeback. At simply, such a model deserves to get direct successor, despite that the Japanese carmaker is now oriented on more modern crossover and that some pretty legendary nameplates have been discontinued already. However, we believe that the 2021 Mitsubishi Pajero may come after all. At this point, this is just a theory, but merging with Nissan and Renault makes things much more possible.
2021 Mitsubishi Pajero Redesign
The current generation will finally end its production next summer, after almost 15 years. At this point, the company is still quiet about the successor, but we can hear rumors that suggest a complete redesign in the near future. The main reason for such rumors is potential cooperation with Nissan. Allegedly, the new 2021 Mitsubishi Pajero could be developed alongside the new Patrol. This makes perfect sense, as we are talking about to iconic SUVs.
2021 Mitsubishi Pajero Platform
Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is the platform. Given the expected cooperation with Nissan, there’s no doubt it would be a well-known F-Alpha platform. The 2021 Mitsubishi Pajero would be based on the next-generation Patrol. This is important for many reasons. First of all, this is a traditional body-on-frame platform. Also, this is a quite modular platform, which Nissan uses for both full- and mid-size models. This means the new 2021 Mitsubishi Pajero may remain a mid-size SUV after all, though it won’t be surprised if we see a full-size layout after all.
Styling and Interior Design
These aspects of the 2021 Mitsubishi Pajero are pure theory at the moment. It is still early to talk about anything. However, you can find various rendering photos on the network, which suggest how the new model could like. Most of them stick to the brand’s latest design language, while there are also various modifications, which make this model look more rugged compared to the company’s current line, which consists of crossovers only.
On the inside, all we can say is that the 2021 Mitsubishi Pajero is expected to be a typical 3-row SUV. Besides, this basic layout, we can’t say much about it. Still, we may presume that the dashboard would be pretty modern, while the opulence would be measured in terms of numerous tech features as well.
A good-old F-Alpha platform means one thing – we definitely won’t see any form of electrification. On the other side, we should see a wide range of engines in the offer. Of course, one of the engines that come to mind is a 5.6-liter V8. On the other side, a good-old 4.0-liter V6 will probably be replaced with something smaller. Some reports suggest we could see a 3.0-liter turbo V6, the same one that powers various Infiniti models. This engine currently comes in two output variants, with either 300 or 400 horsepower.
Given the fact that Pajero is traditionally present in various parts of the world, we count on diesel version as well. A 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel sounds like a perfect measure for an SUV like this.
2021 Mitsubishi Pajero Release Date and Price
The 2021 Mitsubishi Pajero is still just a rumor, which is still far away from any form of production. Also, the company is pretty quiet on this matter, which indicates they may give up after all. If the new model ever arrives, we presume it won’t be cheap. Of course, it is still early to talk about numbers, but we may make some pretty rough estimation, which would go around 50.000 dollars for base versions.