Mitsubishi is approaching the Pajero automatic India launch at a nearby spot in the coming days. The same is been unveiled at the Bangkok Motor Show 2014.
However, Mitsubishi is already selling the automatic variant of Pajero in Thailand, but its plan of venturing into new markets with that looks quite affirms. However, the Thailand-specific version is powered by the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder 16v DOHC diesel engine of the India-specific with 178 PS at 4,000 rpm, toiled at a lower torque of 350 Nm compared to the 400 Nm of Pajero Sport MT (in India). The MT produces torque from 2,000-2,500 rpm, whereas the AT gets it from 1,800-3,500 rpm.
The Pajero Sport is produced locally in India at the Hindustan Motor’s facility in Tiruvallur, located at the outskirts of Chennai, with the kits imported from Thailand.
The big SUV of Japanese carmaker uses a 5-speed INVECS-II automatic gearbox with Sportronic function, traction provided on all the wheels.
The Pajero AT will compete the newly launched Hyundai Santa Fe AT, Toyota Fortuner AT, Ssangyong Rexton AT and the facelifted Chevrolet Captiva AT when it will be launched in India later this year.
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