Mitsubishi has launched the Pajero Sport, 7-seater SUV at Rs. 23.53 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. Bookings for the Pajero Sport will open from March 13th, 2012.
The Pajero Sport will compete with the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and Chevrolet Captiva. The Pajero Sport is powered by a 2.5-litre, common-rail diesel motor that puts out 178 bhp of power and 400 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and comes with a Super Select 4WD system for off-road activities.
Variants and price
The Pajero Sport is available only in one variant, which is the Manual with a 4WD (four-wheel-drive) system.
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Looks, space and comfort
The Pajero Sport has a radically designed front grille with unique vertical slits that makes the SUV look brawny and aggressive. The clear lens headlamps with projector beams are attractive. The Pajero Sport has front and rear skid plates making it off-road ready. Read more about the Pajero Sport here.
The Pajero Sport stands on 17-inch wheels, features a high ground clearance of 215 mm and large wheel arches which further enhances its sporty side profile. Like most contemporary designs, the Pajero Sport has a tail lamp cluster that extends onto the boot door giving it a premium feel. The rear bumper has integrated rear fog lamps, reflectors and reverse parking sensors.
On the inside, the Pajero Sport features seven seats arranged in the 2+3+2 pattern. The middle row of seats can be split 60:40 while the third row of seats have a 50:50 split option. The interiors of the Pajero Sport have dual tone beige-black interiors. There are chrome garnishes on the steering wheel, centre console and inside door handles.
The interiors of the Pajero Sport are generations ahead of the outgoing SFX in terms of quality and fit and finish. Also read: Pajero Sport SUV India launch at 2012 Auto Expo
Engine and Performance
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is powered by a 2.5-litre common rail diesel motor that puts out 178 bhp of power and 400 Nm of torque. The Super Select 4WD (four-wheel-drive) system allows selecting either rear-wheel drive or 4WD at speeds up to 100 kmph.
The Pajero Sport features includes dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, three row AC vents, front fog lights, rear wiper/washer, alloy wheels, height-adjustable driver seat, steering mounted audio controls, remote locking, central locking, AC with automatic climate control, multi-information display and audio system with USB port.
The Pajero Sport is priced at Rs. 23.53 lakh which is Rs. 2.54 lakh higher than the Toyota Fortuner top-end 4WD variant. Let’s compare the Pajero Sport with other diesel SUVs in its segment.
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