Mitsubishi is one of the top automotive giants with a reputation for producing cars that are efficient, reliable, robust, comfortable, and dependable workhorses.
There are many great models that have come out of Mitsubishi’s lineup since its introduction. In this article, take a look at the 5 cheapest Mitsubishi cars sold by BE FORWARD to understand what makes them famous.
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5th: Pajero from $2,160~
The Mitsubishi Pajero is currently in its 4th generation and has been around for about 40 years. On a body-on-frame construction, the Pajero is a capable off-roader. The Pajero is available in short and long wheelbases.
The Mitsubishi Pajero 4th generation comes fitted with a standard 3.0L (6G72) 6-cylinder petrol engine that generates 195 lb-ft of torque and 185 hp or a 3.2L (4M41) 4-cylinder diesel engine that generates 276 lb-ft of torque and 165 hp. These engines are supported by a 5-speed manual, 4-speed automatic, or 5-speed automatic transmission.
The interior of the Pajero is a utilitarian layout and smooth with a few high-quality materials. The dashboard is good and upright, the center console has a pair of gear selectors on the transmission tunnel with fake wood veneer finishing. The seats are comfortable and nice, with the option of a 5 or 7-seat arrangement.
4th: Mirage from $1,650~
The Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback is a 5-door subcompact car introduced in 1978. It provides good fuel economy, high-quality features, practicality, and functions. It comes with standard features including active stability control, start/stop, driver and passenger airbags, electric mirrors, fog lamps, a tilt steering mechanism, central locking, cruise control, and climate control.
The Mirage hatchback comes fitted with a 1.0L (3A90) 3-cylinder petrol engine with 63 lb-ft of torque and power of 68 hp; a 1.2L (3A92) 3-cylinder petrol engine with 74 lb-ft of torque and power of 76 hp, with a fuel economy range between 23.8 km/L – 25.0 km/L. The engines are paired with a CVT transmission.
3rd: Canter Guts from $1,530~
The Mitsubishi Fuso Truck lineup has the newest member the Mitsubishi Canter Guts which was released in 2004. Increasing the Mitsubishi Fuso payload class coverage the Canter Guts was introduced to cater to the small payload category as a 1.5-tonne truck.
The Canter Guts comes fitted with a 2.0L (4G63) 4-cylinder DOHC petrol engine that generates 114 lb-ft of torque and 109 hp or a turbocharged 3.0-liter (ZD30DDTi) 4-cylinder DOHC diesel engine that generates 204 lb-ft and 110 hp, with both engines complying to the current emission levels regulations. These engines are attached to a 4-speed automatic, 5-speed manual, or 6-speed automatic mechanical transmission.
The 2WD Short Body Canter Guts is easy to handle on sharp curves and narrow roads in urban areas, it offers an outstanding smooth turning.
2nd: Pajero Mini from $1,420~
Due to the restrictions of the Kei car engines, the Mitsubishi Pajero Mini doesn’t give much in terms of power. The Mini has been fitted with a variety of 0.7L (4A30) 4-cylinder engines, either naturally aspirated or turbocharged. The most power you can get out of these engines is 72 lb-ft of torque and 63 hp from the turbocharged version. These engines are attached to either a 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission, with the option of 4WD.
Due to its dimensions, the Pajero Mini is so limited when it comes to interior space but still manages to offer enough legroom and headroom for the driver and front passenger, while the back seat occupants get limited headroom, shoulder room, and legroom.
1st: Minicab Truck from $1,410~
From 2014 to the present Mitsubishi Minicab truck rebadged as Suzuki Carry. The first Mitsubishi Minicab truck is a cab-over Kei vehicle manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors in Japan from 1966 to 2014. The Minicab is available as a 2-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive.
The Minicab comes fitted with a 0.7L (RO6A) 3-cylinder double overhead camshaft (DOHC) petrol engine that generates 56 lb-ft torque and 54 hp power. The engine transfers power to the wheels via a 3-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission. Even when loaded heavily, the Minicab has a very small turning radius that makes you drive smoothly, even on narrow roads.
The factory stereo is an AM/FM radio with a single integrated speaker while the seats are covered with grey vinyl-clad, and the windows are manually operated.
When we talked about the history of the Japanese Automotive industry it is very difficult to leave Mitsubishi Motors out of the subject. Mitsubishi Motors has been a major player in the Japanese auto industry and has initiated numerous technologies in the global auto market since the 1960s. We have taken a brief look at the 5 cheapest cars from the Mitsubishi production lines which are all great vehicles in their particular cycles. In case you need more details on any specific model please visit the BE FORWARD BLOG where you will get full details, but once you need to buy any cars please visit our site BE FORWARD.
Written by: Samuel H. Mponezya