The Japanese automaker Mitsubishi has rather languished into obscurity; besides Evolution X, there is nothing in their lineup that we could call remotely desirable. The Mitsubishi Lancer is past its shelf, while the Mirage is awful and cheap. What about Pajero? Well, that sports utility vehicle makes Lancer look fresh. Other models such as L200/Triton, Outlander, Outlander Sport/ASX are just luring back buyers to Mitsubishi.
Wait…they still have more! The all-new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport that now has an illustrated and extended look. One of the changes in Pajero is the new dynamic shield design. Copied…err…inspired by GC-PHEV Concept, its styling will reinforce the company’s identity with new aesthetics. Some of the new exterior features include back-arcs above foglamps, upright chrome grille and dynamic shield front fascia.
On the inside? Well, with the exception of different finishes and trims, the 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport offers more legroom. Also added on the list are six-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation and reversing camera, electric front seats, rain sensing wipers, auto headlamps and push button start.
Motivation for the Pajero Sport comes from a turbodiesel intercooled MIVEC 2.4 liter engine, which is good for pumping out 13kW of power with 437 newton meters of torque. The engine will be teamed up with five-speed automatic and six-speed manual transmissions through Super Select 4WD II System of
Mitsubishi. This four-wheel drive system has four driving modes including locked 4WD mode.
Some of its closest rivals will be found in European and Asia-Pacific markets, as it is pickup based. These include Nissan’s Nivara based SUV, Isuzu MUX, Holden Colorado, Ford Everest and Toyota Fortuner. Now, you won’t get handling dynamics like BMW X5, as the 2016 Pajero Sport competes in seven-seater SUV segment. What are your thoughts?