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2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport pics, specs, features and prices

2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (6) silver

The SUV will be launched in India early next year as a locally assembled product.

After a series of spyshots and patent leaks, 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has finally been unveiled. Known by various other names (including Montero) in international markets, the 7-seat ladder frame premium SUV has clearly moved upmarket to satisfy ever growing demand of customers.

2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (6) silver

Triton-based SUV has moved upmarket in its latest generation.

Sharing the underpinnings with its pickup sibling, Triton, new SUV benefits from flamboyant exterior design details and spruced up interior. Right now, Pajero Sport is the only product sold by the brand in India and the next iteration is expected to make it to our shores sometime in the first quarter of 2016 via CKD route.


Next gen SUV looks much more aggressive than its predecessor although it retains the basic shape. The front fascia with its signature chrome highlighted X motif (grille, secondary air dam, headlamps, floglights combined) and a contoured bonnet make for a sporty appeal.

2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (4) rear three quarter

Exterior design is clearly more aggressive than the previous iteration.

The profile is characterized by a long silhouette, a belt line which has a gap in the middle, accentuated wheel arches and a sleek daylight opening which sweeps upward towards the rear. The rear fascia sports massive waterfall LED taillights, generously proportioned windshield and a chrome strip above license plate enclosure.

2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (3) front three quarter

Chrome is used lavishly all around the SUV.

Overall design with abundance of chrome would appeal to younger customers, especially in Asian markets.


The SUV retains its wheelbase and width of 2,800 mm and 1,815 mm respectively but its 90 mm longer than the outgoing model at 4,785 mm and is 35 mm shorter in height at 1,805 mm. The ground clearance is increased by 13 mm to 218 mm.


2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (21) colors



The dashboard design is derived from new Triton but has more premium appeal to it, thanks to the silver accents and a plethora of features including a touchscreen multimedia infotainment system. New four-spoke multifunction leather wrapped steering wheel, instrument binnacle, modern looking centre console are the highlights.

2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (13) interior

The modern interior uses premium materials and high-end features.

The fully loaded variant comes with black leather seats which could be changed to beige in the India-spec variant. In comparison, new Pajero Sport’s interior is a much better place to be in than the current car.


2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (7) LED headlamp

LED headlights are on offer.

Mitsubishi has packed its flagship SUV with enough features to take the fight towards all-new Toyota Fortuner which has also moved upmarket. The equipment list includes 7 airbags, ABS with EBD, Stability Control, powered driver seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, Blind Sport warning, powered driver seat adjustment, multi-around mirror technology with 4 cameras, touchscreen infotainment system with split screen display (for driver and passenger), wireless infrared headphone, Forward Collision Mitigation system, LED headlamps and taillights, 18-inch alloy wheels, disc brakes on all the four wheels and so on.

Engine and gearbox specs

A 2.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine comes as standard across the range. Mitsubishi has pleasantly surprised the market by introducing a new 8-speed automatic transmission. The motor produces 181 PS and 430 Nm of torque which are dispersed to all the four wheels via a Super Select 4WD system.

2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (14) centre console

A new 8-speed automatic gearbox is on offer.

The motor is claimed to be a good 17% more fuel efficient than its predecessor and emits less that 200 gm of CO2 per km.

Variants and prices

  • 2.4 GLS – 1,138,000 bahts (around INR 20.82 lakhs)
  • 2.4 GT – 1,250,000 bahts (around INR 22.87 lakhs)
  • 2.4 GT 4WD – 1,450,000 bahts (around INR 26.51 lakhs)


In the Indian market, the latest Mitsubishi SUV will lock horns with promising new ladder frame SUVs which also have their roots derived from rugged pickup trucks. Primary rivals will be new Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and Chevrolet Trailblazer. With the exception of Fortuner which will be launched in India in 2016, the other two SUVs will be here towards the end of this year.

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Nithyanandh Karuppaswamy

Winner of national level automotive quiz competitions, Nithyanandh aka Nithz jumped into the blogosphere right after gaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Love for automobiles and an even greater drive to share his knowledge with the automotive community, Nithz is Deputy Editor at RushLane.

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