The Pajero was launched in 2002 and this is the second generation Pajero which was launched internationally in 1991. The current generation Pajero is sold in India as the Montero. The Pajero gets a 2.8-litre diesel engine and gets a body on ladder chassis. Its competitors are the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour.
Mitsubishi will unveil at the Moscow Motor Show the new Pajero Sport SUV that will go on sale starting this fall in selected regions such as Russia, the ASEAN area, the Middle East, Latin America and Oceania.
Pajero Sport will be powered by a choice of three engines which all deliver outstanding motive performance and fuel economy: 2.5-liter and 3.2-liter common rail direct injection diesel units and a 3.5-liter V6 gasoline unit.
The new Pajero Sport features dynamic and sporty exterior lines, complemented by a stylish and vast interior space that engenders a sense of comfort, purpose and safety. This cabin, available in either a 2-row (5-passenger) or 3-row (7-passenger) seating configuration is also very practical with water-repellent seats and a waterproof luggage compartment floor, ideal for leisure use.
New Pajero is offered in 7-seater long and 5-seater short body types to accommodate diverse customer needs and lifestyles.
Diesel models are powered by a 3.2-liter common-rail direct injection diesel engine that clears Euro-4 emissions regulations and is 15% quieter than its predecessor. (Maxima: A/T models 125kW (170 PS) / 373 Nm; M/T models 118kW (160 PS) / 381 Nm). Gasoline models are powered by a 3.8-liter V6 SOHC MIVEC engine that produces a maximum power output of 250 PS.
The engines are mated to a 5-speed manual or to the INVECS-II 5-speed automatic transmission.
The Mitsubishi Pajero, known as the Mitsubishi Montero in North America and Spanish-speaking countries, and as Mitsubishi Shogun in the United Kingdom, is an SUV built by the Mitsubishi Motors Corporation. The name Montero was used because Pajero is slang for masturbator in Spanish.