Mitsubishi Pajero Sport:
The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is a mid-size SUV produced by the Japanese Motors since 1996 that has spanned over three generations. Mitsubishi has formerly used the Challenger name in Japan and some international markets, but since the third-generation model, the Pajero Sport/Montero Sport/Shogun Sport was the name used instead.
|Also called||Mitsubishi Montero Sport Mitsubishi Shogun Sport|
|Engine||2477 cc 3.0 L 6B31 V6 (present) 2.4 L 4N15 MIVEC 14-T (diesel) 2.5 L 4D56 14-T (diesel)|
|Power output||162 kW (217 hp; 220 PS) (6B31) 133 kW (178 hp; 181 PS) (4N15) 100 kW (134 hp; 136 PS) (4D56)|
|Transmission||5-speed manual 6- speed manual 5-speed automatic 8-speed Aisin TL- 80NF automatic|
|Wheel base||2,800 mm (110.2 in)|
|Length||4,785 mm (188.4 in)|
|Width||1,815 mm (71.5 in)|
|Height||1,805 mm (71.1 in)|
|Curb weight||2,045 kg (4,508 lb)|
|Body Style||5-Door SUV|
|Prices||28.05 Lakhs onwards|
Mitsubishi introduced the 2018 iteration of the Pajero Sport with cosmetic changes and also introduced a Select Plus Edition with additional features. Let’s take a look at its most important ones.
Its features are listed below:
- New Front Grille:
Like the black alloy wheels, the front grille of the SUV has also been blacked out. However, the door handles and ORVMs continue to get chrome ornamentation.
- New Flared side wheels arches:
The Pajero Sport Select Plus now gets beefier claddings on the wheel arches and even on the front bumper and doors.
- New Front guard:
Changes made on the latest Select Plus edition aren’t just cosmetic in nature. The new front guard becomes part of functional off-roading equipment that also adds to the SUV’s butch character.
- HID headlamps and DRLs:
The Pajero Sport Select Plus also comes equipped with HID headlights and LED daytime running lamps around the fog light housings.
- Headrest monitor:
The multiple feature additions like cruise control and chiller box also include a DVD player with screen for the rear seat occupants.
Mitsubishi, the Japanese carmaker, is building an all-new Pajero and we have proof. Test mules of the three-row SUV have been snapped testing and they reveal a big, burly SUV that the Pajero Sport has always been.
The Pajero Sport will get the latest edgy styling with sharp cuts and creases dominating the exterior design. But underneath the modern, sci-fi skin will be the latest generation of that very reliable body-on-frame setup. It will be tuned to offer an even better ride and handling package without compromising much on the off-road abilities.
As Mitsubishi sells the Pajero Sport in India, this model will most likely drive to the sub-continent and it would be interesting to see if they bring in a new BS-VI compliant diesel engine as the SUV will reach India only in 2020. It will surely be laden with features like power seats, separate zone climate control, power mirrors and will come with off-road modes as well.
- Tough Build
- Commanding high driving position
- Takes our ever broken roads with ease
Could be better:
- Expensive as compared to the competition
- Has started to feel old
- Lacks features as compared to the competition
It is available in many colours:
- Storm Grey
- Himalayan White
- Iceberg Silver
- Pure Black
- Deep Blue
- Black/ white
- Golden Beige
- Clove Brown
- Yellow / White
- Red / White
- Black / Red
- Black / Silver
- Black / Yellow
The Pajero is a big car and a delight to the SUV lovers. The Pajero gets a front bash plate with a highly approach angle, which will certainly help in off-roading, but from the design perspective, it makes the car look tall and lean, unlike its rather bulky competitors.
The side profile also has all the right elements to make it look like a brawny off-roader. The tail lamps look nice, so does the spoiler at the top, but somehow does not seem appealing especially considering that this is a big old-school SUV.
Overall, the Pajero is the nicest looking SUV; where the Fortuner is overtly bulky and Endeavour is excessively long, the Pajero has a nice balance in terms of styling.
The interior, similar to most of the premium Japanese cars is beige and clutter-free. The rotator knobs are similar to the ones found on cars two segments below. It has plenty of space. It offers a decent amount of boot space even with all the three rows.
Powered by the 2.5-litre turbocharged diesel, it puts out the same torque in both the rear-wheel drive. The engine, however, is noisy.
Ride and Handling:
The ride is soft and till the time speeds are under check, taking on all roads is relatively easy. Good handling is not exactly expected from the vehicle of this size.
The steering could have been better, it needs four turns lock-to-lock and that multiplies the effort to a great extent. Also, its braking is spongy. This factor might seem negative, but compared to similarly built old school rivals, the Pajero is a better product.
These are the reasons for which the Pajero Mitisubhi has been loved by people. For more information regarding other vehicles, leave a comment below and do follow my Website www.talkerbud.com.