The redesigned Mitsubishi Pajero Sport debuted in Thailand at the beginning of August, and it is set to be sold in markets including Africa, the ASEAN nations, Australia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Russia. Will it inevitably find its way stateside? One can only hope!
The new Pajero Sport boasts the brand-redefining “Dynamic Shield” face, comparable to that which will adorn the 2016 Outlander. The Pajero Sport will be powered by a burly 2.4-liter MIVEC turbo diesel that is expected to generate somewhere around 180 horsepower and 217 lb-ft of torque, and it will be mated to an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission that will provide power to all four wheels through Mitsuibishi’s Super-Select 4WD-II four-wheel drive system.
Mitsubishi is emphasizing luxury, economy, and safety with the new Pajero Sport. It boasts a stylish interior that utilizes numerous high-quality interior, the turbo-diesel engine is expected to be 17% more fuel efficient than its predecessor, and it’s equipped with a number of active and passive safety features. In addition to the RISE impact safety body design and seven standard airbags, the Pajero Sport will feature Forward Collision Mitigation, Blind Spot Warning, and Multi-around Monitor.
At present, the 2016 Pajero Sport is limited solely to markets in the Eastern hemisphere, but here’s hoping that it takes off to such a degree that the Pajero Sport shows up at our showroom at Schaumburg Mitsubishi somewhere down the line.