New Mitsubishi Pajero Sport leaked ahead of unveil
These are the first clear images of the next-gen Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. Mitsubishi recently started teasing the new SUV which will make its official debut in Thailand on August 1, 2015. The new Pajero Sport’s arch-rival, the next-gen Toyota Fortuner, saw an early reveal via a set of leaked photos recently.
As seen in the leaked patent drawings, the Pajero Sport gets Mitsubishi’s signature ‘Dynamic Shield’ styling with an X-shaped grille and LED daytime running lamps. The side profile of the new Pajero Sport carries forward the look of the earlier car, but the rear styling now gets triangular tail lamps which strangely carry on downwards.
This next-gen Pajero is expected 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 cabin is likely to share its basic layout with the Triton pick-up truck, but will come loaded with features including Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto smartphone integration. Depending on the trim level, the Pajero is likely to get kit such as a 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.