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Mitsubishi eschewed all previous Pajero chassis components for the monocoque NM
29 Mar 2001
By TIM BRITTEN
MITSUBISHI'S latest Pajero, the NM series, is no quick, slap-up, cosmetic job. What the company has done is re-think what a large 4WD should really be and basically started with the proverbial clean sheet of paper. Apart from its polarising looks, it brings new levels of road-going ability, comfort and safety into the 4WD wagon class. Lower, wider and longer than before, it looks purposeful on the road as well as offering handier interior dimensions.
Model release date: 1 May 2000 to 1 October 2002
Did you know?1. Mitsubishi Motors built its first 4WD under contract in 1953, when it was still a division of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
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Mitsubishi Pajero NLReleased: August 1997
Ended: June 2000
Family Tree: Pajero
The Pajero, like other large 4WDs, had a long model life, gaining extra knick-knacks and styling changes along the way. Sitting just below the heavy-hitting Patrols and LandCruisers, the Pajero was possibly the first big 4WD to achieve acceptance as a regular station wagon substitute.
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