In 1982 Mitsubishi Motors Corporation launched a brand new breed of car: a 4x4 which was tough enough to go where others feared to tread yet enjoyed the sort of sophisticated specification more normally associated with top end saloons. More than thirty years later the Shogun is an icon. It’s a long- time, long-term favourite, not of the press but of those who actually own and live with it and who make real pack-horse/tow- truck/mud-plugging demands of their vehicle on a regular basis.
Of course the Shogun has changed considerably since the early days, but the principle has never varied: to this day it remains a dyed-in-the-wool, no-holds-barred, authentic off-roader, built to outlast the opposition if not the owner. Indulgent yet practical it is superb value for money, unbeatable for loading, lugging and pulling heavy objects, and absolutely unstoppable in the wild. The technical superiority of its drivetrain, four-wheel independent suspension and stability and traction control systems have been honed in the extreme conditions of cross-country rallying and its phenomenal reliability has been proven, beyond a shadow of a doubt, time and time again. Indeed, the Shogun is a vehicle genuinely beloved by its owners: no less than seventy percent of all new sales are repeat purchases so maybe you should find out why.