India-bound 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport - Rendering

29/06/2015 - 11:33 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

Inspired by the GR-HEV concept from the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

Based on leaked patent images, CarScoops has rendered the forthcoming 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, which according to reports will be revealed in Thailand towards the end of this year.

2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport rendered CarScoops
The new Pajero Sport will come with the new 2.4-liter MIVEC diesel engine borrowed from the L200.

Similar to the re-designed Outlander, the 2016 Pajero Sport too gets the "Dynamic Shield" X-shaped front fascia. Overall, the design of the new Pajero Sport is inspired by the GR-HEV concept which was shown at the 2013 edition of the Geneva Motor Show.

Based on the same ladder-frame platform as the new Mitsubishi Triton (Mitsubishi L200) pickup, the new Pajero Sport is expected to get the redesigned 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel, the relatively high-set center console with automatic climate control and a spacious rear bench capable of accommodating three adults with relative ease.

2015 Mitsubishi Triton dashboard at the 2014 Thailand International Motor Expo
The interior of the new Pajero Sport is expected to be similar to the new L200, albeit with better trims and possibly more equipment.

The 2016 Pajero Sport will also benefit from the new 2.4-liter MIVEC four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, developing 181 PS and 430 Nm of torque on the pickup.

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For the Indian market, the new Pajero Sport can be expected towards the end of next year, or towards early-2017. Mr. Sunil Kumar Singh, Vice-president (sales & marketing), HMFCL (the company which handles sales and marketing for Mitsubishi cars in India) ruled out a launch before February 2016. However, HMFCL would continue assembling the SUV at its Tiruvallur plant.

[Rendering from CarScoops]

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