Mitsubishi recently launched the Pajero Sport in India. Now the Japanese brand is preparing to launch the all-new model of the same next year. The new Pajero is based on the Triton pick-up truck and gets stronger ladder-frame chassis.
The all-new Pajero gets many updates and looks way more modern than the current model. There is a new set of the grille which has a purpose according to Mitsubishi. The grille is called ‘Dynamic Shield’ and it protects the windscreen splash-free when the vehicle is driven through deep water. The new Pajero also gets new bi-LED projector headlamps.
The new Pajero is also longer. The rear overhang is longer that creates more room for the occupants. The bigger Pajero gets an authoritative stance when on the road. The all-new Pajero is 90mm longer than the current model. The wheelbase, however, remains the same.
On the inside, the new Pajero has been thoroughly updated. The SUV gets new chrome highlights and the centre console. There steering wheel and the door pads also get chrome garnish to make them feel little upmarket. There is a large touch-screen infotainment system that sits in the middle of the dashboard.
The Indian version of the Mitsubishi Pajero will be powered by Mitsubishi’s 2.4-litre MIVEC, four-cylinder turbo diesel engine. The engine produces a maximum power of 181 Bhp and peak torque of 430 Nm. The engine is mated to a new eight-speed automatic gearbox. The Super Select four-wheel drive is also upgraded. The all-new Pajero will feature low-range transfer case, a central differential lock and a rear differential lock in the higher-end variants. The new Pajero also gets electronic handbrake, which is a first in the segment.
The Mitsubishi Pajero will take on the Ford Endeavour and the Toyota Fortuner directly when launched. It will also compete against the Isuzu M-UX.