After months of testing, and leaked spy shots; the 2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has made its global debt in Thailand. It is priced from 1,300,000 Baht (approx Rs 29 lakhs). Bookings are now open. Deliveries will start in coming days.
The 7 seater sports a more aggressive stance as compared to its earlier counterpart. It boasts of a ‘Dynamic Shield’ front design concept and sports a new thick chrome three slat grille, large air dam, six spoke spoke alloy wheels, split headlamp set up and roof rails. It also gets a silver skid plates and new tail lamps.
The interiors get done up in an all black colour scheme with contrasting silver accents on its steering wheel, central console, gear lever and door handles. It also sports a new 8 inch digital instrument cluster and climate control panel, vertically stacked air conditioning vents and safety features among which are steering mounted controls, electronic parking brake and multiple driving modes.
Manufactured at the company’s Laem Chabang plant in Thailand, the ladder-frame based 7 seat SUV now gets a powered tailgate with remote opening and closing. You can operate it either via the key fob, or via the smartphone app. The update app is more intelligent, and uses Bluetooth proximity of the car for working. It also notifies you if by chance you forget to lock doors of the car.
In addition to the standard equipment, the new Pajero Sport comes with a range of optional hardware. This includes 12.1 inch multimedia screens for rear passenger entertainment, 18 inch alloys, sport body kit, bumper extensions, bonnet shield, wheel arch fenders, and a range of optional accessories.
Powering the Pajero Sport is a 2.4 liter turbo diesel engine which delivers 181 PS and 430 Nm torque via 8 speed automatic transmission. Along with 2WD, the SUV is also offered with 4WD. Price starts from 1.3m Baht (Rs 29 lakhs) and goes all the way to 1.47 million Baht (Rs 33 lakhs).
Speaking about India launch, Mitsubishi operates here via their association with Hindustan Motors. But considering that the company has not sold even a single car in India in the last 6 months, it seems that the new Pajero Sport may not be launched in India. If it does get launched, it will come with a BS6 compliant engine.