New Mitsubishi Pajero Sport now in the open

BY CHARL BOSCH - AUGUST 5, 2015

Mitsubishi officially lifted wraps of its brand new Pajero Sport at the Bangkok Motor Show in Thailand on Monday, after leaked images went viral last month.

Set to rival to Chevrolet TrailBlazer as well as the forthcoming Toyota Fortuner and Ford Everest, the newcomer, like its rivals, will once again use a bakkie-based platform (Triton) and offered with two-or four-wheel drive.

Inspired heavily by the GC-PHEV concept shown at the Chicago Motor Show in February, the Sport ditches the current model’s boxy exterior for Mitsubishi's recently unveiled Dynamic Shield styling language, comprising of LED daytime running lights seemingly cutting into the chrome grille, deeper lower airdam and a chromed x-shape front bumper.

Likely to split more opinions, the conventional rear headlights have been replaced by vertical units running right down to the bumper line, while the rear window is also smaller and the tailgate (electric in some models) is also new.

Inside, the interior has been completely resigned with a range of new features and technology all-view around monitors and an ultrasonic misacceleration mitigation system.

Underneath the bonnet, the Sport makes use of the same 2.4 DI-D turbodiesel engine as the Trion, but sends its 133 kW and 430 N. of torque through Mitsubishi’s first eight-speed automatic transmission. A six-speed manual will likely replace the current five-speed box while it remains to be seen whether any other engine options will be offered.

More details are expected to be revealed closer to its launch next year.

 

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