Review: Mitsubishi Shogun (1991 – 1999)


Long-wheelbase version seats seven. Drives better on the road than a contemporary Discovery. Excellent off-road ability.

The diesels are slow and all engines are thirsty. Gearboxes can fail. Rust on older models.

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1 September 1997 Shogun facelifted

Curious 'bitty' facelift as from autumn 1997 Motor Show. Read more

1 February 1994 139bhp 3.0 litre V6 replaced by 205bhp 3.5 litre 24v V6

Also, b elt cam 98bhp 2.5 turbodiesel replaced by chain cam 123bhp 2.8 TD in 5-door from February 1994, but lived on on the swb 3-door Shogun. (Can get SWB Pajero 2.8s). Auto available. 5-door... Read more

1 January 1991 Second generation Mitsubishi Shogun launched

Three-year unlimited mileage warranty from new. Read more

Mitsubishi Shogun (1991 – 1999): At A Glance

Good looking, very popular and in extremely strong demand in the early 1990s as a more reliable alternative to a Discovery. Made fortunes for the Colt Car Company in the UK.

SWB 3 door, LWB 5 door. Called 'Pajero' in Japan and 'Montero' in other markets.

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Mitsubishi Shogun Challenger - how can I fix rust?

I have a 1998 Mitsubishi Shogun Challenger V6. On the recent MoT the advisory information states that the coil springs, ladder chassis, steering and suspension component mountings are corroded, but not considered excessive. Also vehicle structure corroded within 30cm of tow ar mounting. Can it be treated and rectified or should we be looking to replace it before the next MoT?
That's impossible to answer without looking at the vehicle and prodding the corrosion. Very tedious work to scrape the corrosion off because you can't use a media blaster that might damage wiring, brake pipes, etc. Will need welding and reinforcing in the proximity of the towbar. Subsequently treat with rustproofing primer and stonechip paint. To do a proper job could cost thousands.
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