Start of a year is the season of price-hike. To mark the calendar’s start, Mitsubishi has hiked the price of its Pajero with manual transmission. Earlier, where it used to cost Rs 24.98 lakh ex-showroom Delhi, in this year it has went to Rs 25.28 lakh.
Reportedly, this move is in cognizance to the hike of excise duties on SUVs from 24% to 30% effective from January 1, 2015.
Under the hood, Pajero Sport comes powered by a 2.5-litre four-cylinder diesel engine dwelling out a whip of 175bhp and 400Nm for the manual guise, whereas the automatic transmission makes only 350Nm. This lot of power package is sent to the rear wheels, whereas only manual buyers can go for the options of 4WD.
Pajero Sport stands in rivalry with Toyota Fortuner, Chevrolet Captiva and Ford Endeavour.