Mitsubishi unveils off-road commanding limited edition Pajero Sport

BY CHARL BOSCH - OCTOBER 14, 2015

With its successor expected to go on sale next year, Mitsubishi has released a limited run off-road ready version of its popular Pajero Sport.

Based on the range topping 2.5 DI-D 4x4, the Shogun takes its name from the 12th century Japanese military commander, as well as the designation used for the Sport and full-size Pajero in the United Kingdom, and mainly includes a number of extra equipment worth some R70 000.

These include special Yokohama Geolander all-terrain tyres, Australian developed heavy duty front and rear shocks, custom heavy duty underbody protection, off-road snorkel, custom roof rack with spotlights, special rock sliders instead of traditional running boards, a detachable tow bar and Shogun decals at the base of the rear doors and on the tailgate.

Inside, the Shogun adds a tickly covered rubber cargo area and a Garmin Nuvi-cam navigation system with the latest Maps 4 Africa software loaded.

Power remains unchanged from the standard Sport with the 2.5 turbodiesel making 131 kW and 350 N.m of torque. A five-speed automatic with shift paddles is only the transmission offered with Mitsubishi’s famed SuperSelect 4WD system offering a choice of 2WD, 4WD, 4WD with lock-up and 4Lo with lock-up modes.

Pricing however remains unchanged from the standard Sport auto with a three year / 100 000 km warranty and five year / 90 000 km service plan part of the Shogun’s R514 900 sticker price.