New Mitsubishi Pajero Sport global unveil on August 1, 2015
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport leaked patent image.
Mitsubishi Motors have started officially teasing the next-generation Pajero Sport SUV. The Japanese carmaker has also announced that the new Pajero Sport will make its debut on August 1, 2015 in Thailand. The new model is likely to be a global one, and will feature a range of petrol and diesel engines. The primary engine for the new Pajero sport will be an all-new 2.4-litre turbo diesel motor good for 178bhp and 43.85kgm of torque, routed via four-wheel drive and mated to either a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission.
The new Pajero Sport’s styling is inspired by the Mitsubishi GR-HEV concept vehicle showcased at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. As seen from the teaser and leaked images, the overall stance of the car seems more or less unchanged. It seems to be as butch and dominant as the current version. The new Pajero Sport will see a lot of sheet metal elements borrowed from Mitsubishi’s own Triton pick-up truck.
The cabin is likely to share the basic layout with the Triton pick-up truck, but will come loaded with features including Apple’s CarPlayand Google’s Android Auto smartphone integration. Depending on the trim level, the Pajero is likely to get kit such as touchscreen infotainment system, climate control, keyless entry and go, powered front seats, powered wing mirrors, rear parking sensors and reversing camera.
When the new Pajero Sport comes to India, it will replace the current model, and could demand a slight premium. It will rival the likes of the upcoming Chevrolet Trailblazer, new Toyota Fortuner and the upcoming new Ford Endeavour.