The Mitsubishi Pajero Mini is a kei car produced by Mitsubishi Motors since December 1994. Based on the platform of the Minica but styled as a miniature version of the company's successful Pajero SUV, in response to the SUV craze of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Compared to the full-sized original, the kei vehicle featured a shorter wheelbase, four-wheel drive, and a choice of normally aspirated or turbocharged 660cc four cylinder engines.
The popularity of the vehicle inspired Mitsubishi to create several limited editions, including the "Iron Cross", "Desert Cruiser", "White Skipper" and "Duke". In October 1998 the kei car regulations were again updated, and the "Pajero Mini" was widened and lengthened.