Mitsubishi might be the brand that you’re always forgetting exists if you live in North America, but it still offers a wide range of products in other markets. The company sells the Pajero SUV in some 90 countries around the world, and a new sport version is now being built. The Pajero Sport is being built in Thailand and will be sold in all of the important markets that aren’t North America, Western Europe or China. This means Australia, India and Russia will all get it, and will undoubtedly be our source for information and reviews once the car hits showrooms.
Though the new SUV has the word “sport” right in its name, this isn’t exactly an Evo-style step up from the base model. Much of the purported sportiness comes from the styling, but there are some serious improvements and the Sport is a genuinely more capable vehicle than the regular model, just don’t be tempted to think of it as being able to take on a 2015 BMW X5 M on the road. A good deal more attention is paid to making the vehicle more comfortable than the regular Pajero as well, and there is a much more clear distinction between the regular model and the Sport than there has been in previous generations.
Continue reading to learn more about the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.
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.