India-bound 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport – Motorshow Focus
Riza Rizvi, Hopelessly in love with everything on four wheels. Interested in cars since my formative years, with an unhealthy affinity for exotics and tuners. Fondness for the open road with high-octane machinery for company!
Has a sleeker and more aggressive design.
The 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has been showcased at the 2015 Thailand Motor Expo. The SUV is reported to make its Indian launch by mid-2017.
The all-new Mitsubishi Pajero has a sleeker and more modern design than the outgoing version. The front end boasts of the ‘Dynamic Shield’ design. The face gets slim headlights with LED DRLs, with a generous packing of chrome. The rear end houses vertical tail lights that stretch to the bumper.
The interior receives a more upmarket look and feel. On the inside, the occupants are greeted by a new four-spoke multi-function steering wheel, flowing centre console with silver trim on either side and leather upholstery for the seats. Features include a touchscreen infotainment system with optional “Multi-Around” camera system, automatic climate control and electric parking brake.
Powering the new all-new Pajero Sport is a 2.4-litre MIVEC turbo diesel engine which is paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Power is sent to all four wheels through the Super-Select 4WD-II system that also has a new Off-road Mode and Hill Descent Control. Mitsubishi claims that the new vehicle is 17% more fuel efficient than the outgoing model and also has carbon emissions below the 200 g/km mark.
Blind Spot Warning system, Forward Collision Mitigation system (FCM), Ultrasonic misacceleration Mitigation System (UMS) and seven airbags are part of the Mitsubishi Triton-based SUV’s safety equipment.