2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport to launch in South Africa early next year – Report

Posted on: Aug 13, 2015 - 2:53pm IST

Will be imported from Thailand.

Mitsubishi South Africa has confirmed that the 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport will be launched in the country in the second quarter of 2016.

2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport front three quarter at the BIG Motor Sale Thailand
At its unveiling in Thailand on Aug 1, Mitsubishi said it would sell the Pajero Sport in over 90 countries.

Specifications for the South African market has not been revealed. The design will be consistent with the Thai spec though, with the front gets the ‘Dynamic Shield’ with loads of chrome, slim headlights with LED DRLs. The fog lamps are tucked away at the lower portion of the bumper. The sides get a swooping roofline as well as a sharply rising belt line at the rear portion. The sleek tail lights are the defining feature at the back and go all the way to the bumper.

2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport rear fascia at the BIG Motor Sale Thailand.jpg
Mitsubishi says that the new Pajero Sport is 17 percent more fuel efficient than the predecessor, with a 2.4-liter MIVEC 2 diesel engine and an 8-speed AT.

The interior, though based on the Triton pickup, gets a different HMI, with a new four-spoke steering wheel, leather upholstery, and flowing center console nestled between two thick chrome bars at both ends.

The Pajero Sport is powered by a 2.4-liter turbocharged diesel engine paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission which develops 181 PS and 430 Nm. Power is sent to the wheels via a Super-Select 4WD-II four-wheel drive system with a new Off-road Mode and by Hill Descent Control.

2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport dashboard full view at the BIG Motor Sale Thailand
“Multi-Around” camera system, Forward Collision Mitigation system (FCM), Blind Spot Warning system, Ultrasonic misacceleration Mitigation System (UMS) and seven SRS airbags are its key features.

In terms of safety, the Pajero Sport gets seven airbags, Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Forward Collision Mitigation system (FCM), multi-around monitor and Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System (UMS).

Also Read: Mitsubishi to showcase a concept car at GIIAS 2015

More details are expected as the launch draws closer.

2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport – Image Gallery

[Source – Cars.co.za]

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