Mitsubishi Pajero SFXAnd on this beautiful Monday morning, it is time to say goodbye to two very important motoring icons. Mitsubishi has pulled the plug on two of its key model in the Indian portfolio – the Mitsubishi Pajero SFX and the Lancer Diesel.

Both cars were revered and respected by petrolheads in their own way. The Lancer brand was almost synonymous with the street racing circuit and the Pajero SFX can still put some 21st century off roaders to shame.

However, for reasons such as outdated design, stoneage technology and dwindling sales figures, Mitsubishi India has finally put both iconic cars to rest.

These cars will no longer be manufactured by the Mitsubishi – Hindustan Motors JV. Pretty soon, these cars will disappear from the dealer stockyards as well.

Both moves were expected from Mitsubishi. The recent price correction of the Pajero Sport, owing to its CKD operations, brought it very close to the Pajero SFX which could have increased cannibalization. The SFX is also not compatible with higher emission norms as its engine is outdated.

While the Pajero SFX has received a worthy successor, unfortunately the Lancer will not be replaced with the next generation model. The Mitsubishi Cedia will continue to be the flagship for the brand in India.

[Source: Indiancarsbikes.in; Image from Facebook.com]

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  • nidhin

    Great SUV.. Mitsubishi can simply update the interior of PAJERO SFX and it will do better than the new Pajero Sport..

  • Ravichandran

    These(LANCER & PAJERO SFX)products has made MITSUBISHI a good reputed company.
    I wonder & worried how things will look if these products were wuthdrawn from the Indian automobile scenario.

    THREE DIAMONDS has lost his TWO DIAMONDS in India

  • Raghuvansh.R

    Why won’t Mitsubishi launch the next-gen lancer?

  • abuna ventana

    ok.. the lancer is outdated. But the old Pajero looks cool, in the good colour combinations. Even the new Pajero sport is “UGLY” looking to me..

  • sri

    These are the Two wonderful Cars from Mitsubishi !! We hope Mitsubishi come back with a Bang in near future with its new set of portfolio :)