The Mitsubishi Pajero is a sport utility vehicle manufactured byMitsubishi. It was named after Leopardus pajeros, the Pampas cat, which is native to the Patagonia plateau region of southern Argentina. However alternative names have been used for many markets overseas. It is known as the Mitsubishi Montero(meaning “mountain hunter) in Spain, India, and the Americas (except Brazil).
Pajero in Latin American Spanish is a common term of abuse, usually translated as wanker or tosser. In the United Kingdom it is known as the Mitsubishi Shogun. In Japan, it was sold at a specific retail chain called Car Plaza. Discontinued in the United States in 2006, the vehicle continues to be sold in the rest of the world in its fourth-generation iteration.