Australia – 2014 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport facelift launched

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Mitsubishi Australia has launched the 2014 Pajero Sport (known locally as the Mitsubishi Challenger) facelift. The updated SUV sees a few cosmetic changes and interior revisions.

2014 mitsubishi Pajero Sport
Note the redesigned grille, air inlet and foglight enclosure.
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Anniversary Edition
Current Pajero Sport’s frontal image added for comparison.

The 2014 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport gets an updated grille and front bumper along with new skid plates and a differently designed alloy wheels. New cloth seat fabrics find their way inside while the center console gets a touchscreen system with navigation. Other feature additions include park assist and Isofix seats.

Interestingly, Mitsubishi Australia has made the Pajero Sport a 5-seater! That’s right, the 2014 model loses out the third row of seats and becomes a strict 5-seater SUV.

Would Mitsubishi India incorporate this dreadful change for the Indian model when its due for a facelift? We sure hope not.

2014 mitsubishi Pajero Sport rear
Apart from redesigned alloy wheels, there aren’t any changes to the side and the rear of the Pajero Sport facelift.
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Anniversary Edition rear three quarter
The rear of the current Pajero Sport.

The base and top-end variants of the Pajero Sport have also been deleted from the lineup. All variants offered now are only 4WD models. Mitsubishi Australia will focus only on models that make sense and that highlight the Challenger’s strengths.

2014 mitsubishi Pajero Sport interiors
Touchscreen system is 6.1-inches wide in base models and 7.0-inches wide in higher models.
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Anniversary Edition interiors
The faux wood trim surrounds on the dashboard are of a darker shade on the Indian model.

Given that its going to be nearly two years since the Pajero Sport was launched in India, we would certainly expect to see the facelift arrive next year, along with the next generation Outlander the company is working to bring.

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