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Mitsubishi Pajero Sport facelift revealed

28th Jul 2019 8:00 am

The Pajero Sport facelift gets revised styling, along with tweaks to the cabin; carries forward the 2.4-litre diesel engine option.

Mitsubishi has revealed the facelifted Pajero Sport for international markets. Based on the new generation of the Pajero Sport that’s sold abroad (the one sold in India is a generation older), the updated SUV gets exterior styling updates in line with other new Mitsubishis, along with tweaks to the cabin.

Moving to the front, the SUV gets an updated front fascia – with a revised chrome grille and a new front bumper with high-set light clusters – in line with the company’s latest Dynamic Shield design language. The bonnet too is now higher, adding to the Pajero Sport’s muscular appeal.
Down the sides, the only noticeable change is the new alloy wheel design. Round the back, there’s a revised rear bumper, a spoiler atop the tailgate and tweaked tail-lamps – the units no longer extend into the bumper.

Moving to the inside, the updated Pajero Sport now gets a digital instrument cluster with an 8.0-inch LCD display, a revised centre console, and the door handles now comes finished in leather.
In terms of equipment, the SUV gets the Mitsubishi Remote Control keyless entry system, which allows the owner to use their smartphone to control certain functions such as locking doors and turning off hazard lights. Other kit on offer includes a powered tailgate, adaptive cruise control, 360 degree camera and a new 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay.

Powering the SUV is a 2.4-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine good for 181hp and 430Nm of torque. The unit is paired with an 8-speed automatic gearbox sending power either to two or all four wheels. The four-wheel-drive iteration, additionally, gets Mitsubishi’s Super-Select 4WD-II system with differential lock.

In the Indian market, as mentioned above, Mitsubishi currently offers the previous generation of the Pajero Sport, which rivals the likes of the Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner and Mahindra Alturas G4. There is currently no news on when Mitsubishi plans to bring the new generation of the Pajero Sport to India.

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