Our range of SUVs
Who helped to create the 4WD vehicle boom? That would be us
The first four wheel drive
In 1936 production began of the PX-33, Japan's first 4WD diesel passenger car prototype.
The benefits of an SUV
SUV stands for Sport Utility Vehicle. Think of it as a cross between a four wheel drive off-road vehicle and an estate car. The higher ground clearance means they can cope equally with urban roads and bumpy tracks, making them ideal for both town use and weekend adventures. And the taller, roomier cabins means there's more space for passengers and luggage alike.
Nobody does SUVs and 4WD like we do
Super Select 4WD
1991 saw the introduction of Super Select 4WD, which was incorporated into the second generation Pajero. It allowed the driver to seamlessly switch between 2WD and 4WD modes whilst on the move at speeds of up to 100km/h.
S-AWC (Super All Wheel Control)
We introduced AWC (All-Wheel Control), a 4WD system which offered superior handling and performance. Later on, we introduced S-AWC (Super All Wheel Control). This is an Integrated Vehicle Dynamics Control System that takes the AWC concept to the highest level. It works by controlling the driving and braking forces on each individual wheel. The net result is a vehicle that is not only highly responsive to the driver’s commands under different conditions, it also offers a more comfortable drive and greater peace of mind.