Japanese car maker Mitsubishi has revealed the first full-redesign of the Pajero Sport mid-size SUV in seven years. The car was showcased in Thailand, where it is produced at Mitsubishi's Laem Chabang Plant. According to the company, sales of the all-new Pajero start in Thailand from this fall, and fter that it will make its way to Australia, the ASEAN nations, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Russia, and 90 other countries.
The all-new Pajero Sport brings with it a refined and high-quality exterior design, high-quality vehicle performance and a comfortable interior, environmental performance on a par with the best in its class, and a comprehensive advanced safety features. The car gets the new "Dynamic Shield" front face design concept, and the handling stability, ride and quietness have all been improved through optimization of the suspension and improvements to the body mounts.
The Pajero will be powered by a brand new 2.4L MIVEC2 turbo diesel engine, which is mated to a new 8-speed automatic transmission developed specially for the all-new Pajero Sport. This powertrain returns a 17-percent improvement in fuel economy over its predecessor and has less carbon emissions. The car also uses a further-evolved version of the Super-Select 4WD-II four-wheel drive system.
The car will also come with some new active safety features including Forward Collision Mitigation system (FCM), the Blind Spot Warning system (BSW, a first on a Mitsubishi model) and the Ultrasonic misacceleration Mitigation System (UMS).