Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin Review2000 - 2006

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Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin Review

Quick Summary of the Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin

OVERALLMitsubishi Shogun Pinin Overall Rating

The Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin makes an interesting alternative to used choices such as a Ford Focus or Vauxhall Astra. No, it won't be as relaxed on the motorway or as fun on a twisty B-road, and you'll probably have to put up with three doors only. Nevertheless, a Pinin is great fun in the urban environment, can carry a fair amount and adds a completely different dimension by being genuinely good fun off road. It also looks chunky and modern, is reasonably cheap to run and benefits from the Shogun brand values. Tracking down a used example may require patience, but if the Pinin appeals, it'll definitely be time well spent.


The Shogun Pinin is Mitsubishi's offering in the baby 4x4 sector. With the Japanese giant's range of 4x4s becoming increasingly varied, the Pinin draws on the strong brand image of the Shogun name and adds a touch of Italian flair. Designed with the help of the famous Pininfarina studio, the Shogun Pinin is just the sort of compact, rugged urban runabout that sell well on the used market. With used examples now starting to appear in small numbers, a Pinin makes an interesting alternative to the usual small family hatchback.
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History of the Shogun Pinin

The Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin's history won't take too long to recount. Launched in the UK in late 1999, the first cars were delivered to British customers in January 2000. The range was built around one engine, the 1.8-litre GDI gasoline direct injection unit, and three trim levels, base, GLX and range-topping GLS. Automatic transmission was offered as an option on the GLS and GLX models. Two special edition models have appeared, the Attivo (based on a GLX) and the Vivo (GLS-based) offering the standard enticement of lots of additional equipment for a modest additional outlay. A five-door variant with a 2.0 GDI e