The Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi will be launching its SUV Pajero Sport with an automatic transmission on 15th November in India. The bookings of the same have already started with a whacking amount of INR 5 lacs. It will be getting a 5 speed automatic transmission, probably with Sports Mode as available in international markets. It will be available only with 4X2 version.
Powering Pajero Sport is a 2.5 litre turbo charged DI-D diesel mill that generates a max power of 175.6bhp at 4000rpms and peak torque of 400Nm at 2000-2500revs enough to propel it through any terrain. Mated to the 5-speed automatic transmission system, power will be transferred to rear wheels only while the 5-speed manual variant comes with option of 4x4. The manual transmission comes with Mitsubishi’s Super Select 4WD. It is a very potent off-roader and the automatic transmission will increase its versatility as it will add more convenience in daily traffic.
Additionally, it will feature minor exterior tweaks that will include revamped front bumper and certain elements will be carried forward from the existing version. The facelifted bumper gets more mature lower bumper with newly carved foglamp housing and some flairs of chrome. Above is an understated front grill flanked by dual projector headlamp. Other than this, it will carry the same macho image for which it is known for. It gets huge body mounted on rigid ladder frame for superior off-roadability. The large wheel arches could be noticed from distance and the huge gap between fenders and the tyre helps it to jump into the largest of ditches and come out smiling. The cruiser can achieve a steeper departure angle while tackling terrains. However, the rear may look a bit out of proportion but then it too is for a purpose.
The cabin of Pajero Sport is very roomy and made to give commanding view of the road ahead. Large window openings fill light and air inside the cabin, making it feel like roomier than it actually is. It features premium build quality that can be seen in various elements like seats, upholstery and panelings. The dashboard gets a nice flow across and on it is the central console that bulges out majestically. It gets premium 2-DIN infotainment system with DVD player, Navigator and reverse park camera. Multifunctional steering wheel and all-around air conditioning are among other comfort features.
On the safety front, it gets features like ABS/EBD, multi link suspension in all 4 wheels and a rigid body construction. While 16 inch front disc stops it in the quickest time; the rear gets ventilated 16 inch drum-in-disc brake and are made for heavy duty operations.
Mitusbishi Pajero Sport was first introduced in the Indian market in the year 1996. The car was first brought here via CBU route and later on through CKD kits which eventually reduced the cost of the vehicle. Mitsubishi is holding its ground in India through its partnership with Hindustan Motors and Pajero is the only vehicle they are selling for the time being in India.