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WHEN launched in Aus­tralia in 2000 the NM Pajero came with ei­ther a 3.5-litre petrol V6 or 2.8-diesel four. Two years later a 3.2-litre diesel four re­placed the 2.8. Soon af­ter, the NP model brought the much-wel­comed ad­di­tion of elec­tronic trac­tion con­trol. In late 2003 a 3.8-litre petrol V6 ar­rived, but only as an au­to­matic.

With the NS model (2006), the 3.2 diesel gained com­mon-rail in­jec­tion while the NT (2009) brought a ma­jor re­vi­sion to the 3.2 in­clud­ing a new cylin­der head, turbo and sec­ond­gen­er­a­tion com­mon-rail in­jec­tion. Be­tween then and now noth­ing core has changed with the Pajero, aside from gain­ing fives­tar safety and be­com­ing diesel-only from 2014. From 2016 the Pajero gained smart­phone in­te­gra­tion but lost the op­tion of the man­ual ’box.

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