The car is priced at RM162,980 and is modeled after its profile of ‘Cool & Hot’ impression. This car is very well designed to say the least as it comes within its earlier versions of the Pajero. One thing about its earlier version is the more rugged 4WD which was more meant for the outdoors than for families. The cool feature of this car is its homely impression while the ‘hot’ part of it looks more at the various and different types of outdoor conditions it can handle. This is the best of both worlds.
This car is designed based on the Triton’s ladder-centric frame of which you can easily identify it when you look at the front. Mitsubishi Motors has positioned this car against models like the Toyota Fortuner, Isuzu MU7 (DMAX) and the Ford Everest, so they should be wary of what the Pajero can do to its segment. If you like or think that the Triton is a great pick-up truck, you will love this car.
The car is fitted within a 2.5 liter diesel engine 4-speed automatic transmission gear-box. This machine in the hood will give you up to 136horsepowers at 3,500rpm and torque of 314Nm at 2,000rpm. As for its 4WD feature, you can use its SuperSelect 4WD where you can use its 4 different systems. For normal driving you will most likely engage the 2H mode while 4 H mode is where there is a 50:50 torque split on its front and rear axles, the 4HLc engages the center differential where all 4 wheels get equal power while the 4LLc applies 4WD, the center differential lock as well as more power set through its low gear ratio systems.
The car has 3 rows of seats which means you can get 7 people in pretty effortless although the back row, as with most 3 row cars might be a bit crowded. Inside the car, you will find that the dashboard is modeled based on the Triton as well with some smaller, minuet changes along the way. The audio system in the Pajero here is a double-D touch screen DVD/CD player which is powered with a 6 speaker surround audio system coupled with USB and AUX input.
The car comes with 5 different colours for you to chose namely Platinum Beige Metallic, White Pearl, Cool Silver Metallic, Eisen Grey Mica and Dark Blue Mica. Standard features in the car includes dual SRS airbags for the front passengers, sensors for front and back as well as 17 inch tyres.
Now with all that in place, it is no wonder that Keizo Ono, the Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Motors are upbeat with this launch. He said “The legendary Pajero has a huge fan base in Malaysia and we are confident that Pajero Sport will be sought after. We are studying new variants to bring into the market. Although the market is slow, we are positive on prospects. However, for this year, there will be no new models in Malaysia after Pajero Sport,”