Mitsubishi in a press release sent out today said a new model of the Pajero will be launched in the first three months of year 2012. Initially planned for the 2012 Auto Expo, the launch the Pajero Sport model had to be rescheduled due to the ecological disaster in Thailand.
This is Mitsubishi's first high-volumes launch in many years. The Pajero Sport is likely to lock horns with the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour and could be the Japanese company's turn-around model as the lack of right products and diesel engines has made it a pedestrian participant in the Indian market.
The statement also dwells on a new HM passenger vehicle (we assume on the Winner platform, spied recently by ICB) waiting for approval from ARAI and commercial vehicle variants on the Ambassador platform.