Americans had been buying Mitsubishi-made pickups (badged as Plymouth Arrows and Dodge Ram 50s) for the better part of a decade when the Americanized version of the Pajero SUV appeared in American Mitsubishi showrooms. Naturally, there was a Dodge-badged version as well (known as the Raider), but finally Americans could buy a bouncy, off-road-capable SUV with big Mitsubishi badges all over it. The first-generation (1985-1991) Monteros have become quite rare, but I found this high-mile example in a Denver yard a few weeks back.
You won't often see a late-1980s/early-1990s Mitsubishi with more than 200,000 miles on the clock, but Monteros held their value longer than Mighty Maxes and Mirages.
Up until Nissan devised the still-related 350Z, it was the 300ZX that earned various honors from auto journalists worldwide.
While the underlying 300ZX (Z31) was impelled in 1983, this, the second-gen Z32 model was sold in the region of 1989 and 2000 in Japan, and in the region of 1990 and 1996 in the US.