The Mitsubishi Shogun is DEAD (in the UK)


For a very specific and likely small audience, we have some bad news: the Mitsubishi Shogun will no longer be offered for sale in the UK.

Mitsubishi has announced it will no longer sell new Shoguns in Britain, ending a near four-decade production run. We’re told Mitsubishi sold 114,164 Shoguns in total… over a 37-year production run.

The last car in the UK is a SWB ‘Barbarian’ finished in white, which Mitsubishi is hanging onto for itself.

Though the Shogun could never compete on road with the likes of more accomplished rivals, off-road it was a bit of a monster. Not least because it took 12 overall wins at the Paris-Dakar rally, which included a win on its very first attempt way back in 1983.

“The Shogun was an incredibly important car for us,” explains Mitsubishi UK boss Rob Lindley.

Sad to see the big lug go, or did you forget it was still a Thing? In any case, the original Shogun had one of the cooler badges in the motoring world…