The Mitsubishi Shogun is a 4x4 sold globally by the Japanese manufacturer. It's well-known for its excellent balance between an off-road vehicle with performance capabilities paired with all of the comfort and features you'd expect in a modern passenger car.
First generation Mitsubishi Shogun 4x4 (1982 - 1991)
The Mitsubishi Shogun was first unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show 1981. The Shogun was proud to contain features that had never before been seen on a Japanese 4x4, with a turbocharged diesel engine and power steering paired with suspension seats.
To begin with it was available as a short-wheelbase three-door vehicle, but this was met with limited appeal. In response to this Mitsubishi launched a long-wheelbase, five-door version of the Shogun in 1983, which was available in Standard, Semi-High Roof and High Roof body styles. A stripped back nine-seater version of the High Roof was often used in UN Peace Operations.
Over the years the Mk1 Mitsubishi Shogun was refined, with new features and engines added. A flagship model was released in early 1987, which included mod cons such as heated front seats, and in 1988 the first 4x4 intercooler turbo diesel engine was brought in.
Second generation Mitsubishi Shogun 4x4 (1991 - 1999)
The Mk2 Shogun was unveiled in Japan in 1991, before being exported later in the year. The second gen Shogun was a completely different car in many ways to its predecessor, with almost all new or enhanced parts and a new, larger body.
The Mk2 Shogun 4x4 was available in Metal Top, Canvas Top Convertible, Semi High Roof Wagon and High Roof Wagon (long wheelbase) versions, with a range of engines including a 3.0 litre 12-valve SOHC and a 2.5 litre turbocharged diesel engine (4D56T) with an intercooler. This generation of Shogun introduced the SS4 Super Select 4WD system, allowing drivers to switch between two-wheel drive and full-time four-wheel drive at speeds of up to 62 mph.
A 3.5 litre 24-valve DOHC with ECI-Multi and a 2.8 litre turbocharged diesel with an intercooler were introduced in 1993. Another engine update occurred in 1996, with the 3.0l V6 increasing to 177 bhp.
1997 saw the launch of the Shogun Evolution, in response to new Dakar Rally entry requirements for the T3 Class. It featured a 3.5 litre 24-valve DOHC V6 with Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timing and Electronic Lift Control. In 1998 some models were facelifted, with updates including wider bumpers, new headlights, grille, bumper and fog lights.
Third generation Mitsubishi Shogun 4x4 (1999 - 2006)
The Mk3 Shogun 4x4 was the next gen to be launched. It was again first available in Japan, where it was known as the Pajero, before launching to other markets in the following year. The third gen Mitsubishi had a new design both inside and out, with a lower, wider stance designed to improve handling. This model was also bigger overall, boosting the Shogun from the mid-size to full-size SUV category.
The SS4 system was refined and made fully electronic for these models. It was renamed to Super Select 4WD II (SS4-II). The Mk3 was also the first to be given rack and pinion steering and an all new 3.8l SOHC 24-valve V6.
Fourth generation Mitsubishi Shogun 4x4 (2006 - present)
The newest Shogun 4x4 was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show 2007, boasting new styling inside and out as well as enhanced safety overall. The Super-Select 4WD II system was retained, but was now complemented with an improved Active Stability and Traction Control system and electronic brakeforce distribution.
The fourth gen Mitsubishi Shogun features upgraded engines, with the 3.2l diesel gaining common rail technology and a DPF for cleaner emissions. The 3.8l benefits from MIVEC variable valve timing that boosts power to 247 bhp.
2009 saw Mitsubishi drop the 3.0l V6 engine in GCC markets, replacing it with a 3.5l V6 189 bhp block. Upgrades to the 3.2l Turbo Diesel in 2011 saw power and torque increased to 197 hp and 441Nm. In 2012, the Shogun received a minimal restyle with improvements to the monocoque body and suspension.
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