The Pajero has been a favourite amongst South Africans over the years with the latest model being the most stylish according to the company, which has been rather quiet recently. What does this latest version have on offer? We take a closer look at some of the key changes, features and enhancements of the new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.
- One of the most outstanding visual features of the new Pajero Sport is its new Dynamic Shield front grille, giving the upgraded version an enhanced, more stylish and modern look.
- All models are powered by the 2.4L MIVEC Turbodiesel four-cylinder inter-cooled turbo-diesel offering a powerful 133 kW and demanding 430 Nm of torque driving the wheels through Mitsubishi’s advanced 8-speed automatic transmission.
- The new derivative in the range, the Pajero Sport Exceed, offers all the built-in safety features inherent of the Mitsubishi brand, and like the standard 4×4 version, is paired with Mitsubishi’s Super Select 4WD-II system which delivers performance in the most challenging driving conditions and rugged terrain.
- On the inside, the new range builds on the existing luxury of the Pajero Sport, including tilt and telescopic adjustment for the steering column with a multi-function leather-clad steering wheel with audio and cruise control settings at your fingertips.
- The new range offers Bluetooth with hands-free voice control, coupled to Mitsubishi’s advanced smartphone-link display audio (SDA) connected to a large 8” touch screen. The latest model also has an 8-inch smart link display with Apple Car Play and Android Auto for your smartphone, and an electric parking brake with auto-hold function.
- Life is made easier for the driver thanks to a new full-colour digital instrument display, automatic dual-zone air-conditioning throughout the 7-seater cabin, including rear passenger controls, and electric windows all round. The new Exceed also boasts remote control and Mitsubishi App system for its new electric tailgate with hands-free access, including ‘kick points’ to open the rear door, as well as an electric tilt and sliding electric sunroof
- Active safety features found in all models include active stability and traction control (ASTC), anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), and an emergency brake assist system (BAS).
- The selectable Off-Road Modes maximises traction on and across various surfaces. The Gravel, Mud/Snow, Sand or Rock setting can be selected to suit surface conditions to optimise engine output, transmission settings and braking for superior traction control.
- The new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has a 3-year/100 000km manufacturer’s warranty and a 5-year/90 000km service plan with 10 000km service intervals.
- The Pajero Sport has a 30-degree approach angle, the best in its class, which allows adventurers to challenge tough obstacles head-on, while the 24-degree departure angle will get you back down safely.
The updated Mitsubishi Pajero Sport range now looks like this:
- Mitsubishi Sport 4×2 Auto: R609 995
- Mitsubishi Sport 4×4 Auto: R659 995
- Mitsubishi Sport Exceed: R679 995