Formidable 4x4 icon to make its way into the U.K. via the brand's Portbury-based import centre, following the end of European production.


Mitsubishi Motors in the U.K. has registered the final Mitsubishi Shogun and added it to its fleet of heritage vehicles.

The latest Shogun will be added to Mitsubishi's fleet of heritage vehicles, used to display its rich history The Shogun SWB Barbarian was one of the last examples of the formidable 4x4 icon to make its way into the U.K. via the brand's Portbury-based import centre, following the end of European production at the Mitsubishi Motors Corporation manufacturing facility in Sakahogi, Gifu, Japan.

Since the Shogun's 1982 launch, a total of 114,164 have been registered in the U.K.

The Mitsubishi Shogun SWB Barbarian, registered in July by Mitsubishi Motors in the U.K., is the latest addition to the brand's heritage fleet, providing a striking contrast to another recent addition to the fleet - a first-generation 1987 Shogun SWB 2.6-litre petrol with manual transmission.

Finished in Frost White, the 2019 Shogun SWB Barbarian has a comprehensive specification that includes leather trim, DAB radio, satellite navigation, reversing camera and climate control. It perfectly illustrates how the legendary 4x4 evolved over its production to complement its superb off-road capability with high levels of refinement and equipment. In comparison, creature comforts in the brand's original 1987 Shogun SWB include a radio cassette, reclining front seats and a height adjustable steering wheel.

The brand's heritage fleet also includes a second-generation Mitsubishi Shogun SWB GLS 3.0-litre V6 petrol, registered in 2000. Mitsubishi Motors in the U.K. uses the Shoguns and the rest of its historic vehicles, which span a 1974 Lancer (the original press car used to launch the brand in the U.K.) to an Evo X FQ-440, to highlight the manufacturer's rich history.