Mitsubishi to Build Pajero Sport Midsize SUV in Russia

While dash-cam videos are all the craze from Russia these days, the world's biggest country in terms of land mass is also a producer of cars – not only from its own brands, but from foreign automakers as well that expect Russian sales to keep rising in the future, even though this year, they're around 4 percent down. said that it has commenced local production of its Pajero Sport midsize SUV at the PCMA Rus factory in Kaluga, Russia, a joint-venture assembly plant owned by PSA Peugeot Citro├źn and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC).

The Japanese company said demand for SUVs "has been expected to steadily increase in the Russian market", where it initiated production of the previous generation Outlander in April 2010, followed by the all-new Outlander in November last year. Pajero Sport was first introduced in Russia in 2008 as an import model, with Mitsubishi having sold 24,000 units through May of 2013. The automaker said it plans to build and sell around 10,000 units of the locally built Pajero Sport and 25,000 of the Outlander annually.