We don't know when it happened, but it seems Mitsubishi Motor Philippines Corporation (MMPC) has dropped the Pajero from the local lineup.
If you visit the MMPC website, you'll notice that the brand's flagship SUV is no longer part of the model list. It's the same story if you check out the official pricelist, and it says “updated as of June 2021”.
It's not surprising that MMPC dropped the Pajero from the lineup as the current generation of the Pajero is one of the oldest models in the market there. Many other Mitsubishi national sales companies around the world have also removed the Pajero from their lineup after Mitsubishi officially stopped production of the model last March. In Japan and Australia, the automaker even introduced the Pajero Final Edition to give the SUV a proper sendoff.
MMPC did not officially announce anything, but its removal from the model and price list confirms the conclusion of the model from the local lineup. Unfortunately, there is no Final Edition model locally to give it a proper send-off. It's quite sad, to be honest. The Pajero was one of Mitsubishi's best-selling models in the Philippines.
A few years back, you could easily find a Pajero wherever you went. The “Fieldmaster” generation was even built at the Mitsubishi Santa Rosa plant until 2008. Yes, the Fieldmaster was sold alongside the newer third-generation model that succeeded it.
With that, we are bidding farewell to the Pajero. If you're suddenly in the market for one, maybe try calling up a Mitsubishi dealership near you. Some might still have one or two units of the Pajero left, and it'll be a while before we see a new generation model, if they're still planning one.
You can also take a trip down memory lane, and check out our previous feature for the Pajero's 35th Anniversary.