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.