Hurry up..!! Booking for the new face-lifted Pajero is now open in India. It’s a good news from the automotive giant Mitsubishi. Finally, new Mitsubishi Pajero sports automatic SUV facelift is confirmed to launch on 15 November. Mitsubishi India has already released a teaser of upcoming Pajero Sport Automatic SUV Facelift. The SUV is on sale in India from 2012 and costumers are quite satisfied. The Pajero was initially made for off road rally racing i.e. The Paris Dakar rally. Winning on multiple occasions. Initially in India it was launched as CBU but later on re-launched as CKD kits after the company’s Chennai plant started assembly. After a long four years in India, for the year 2015-16 the model is ready to prep for some minor facelifts. The Pajero Sport AT will be exclusively sold with a 2WD layout, and its on-road price in South India will be about INR 31 lakhs. This refreshed Pajero will also be available in the international market.
Ahead of its launch Pajero has started arriving dealerships, which will also take place on 15 November. The facelift in Pajero is mainly focused on the front, a brand new chrome grille and a tweaked bumper with fog light which gives a totally new look. There will not be any change in the car and even in Interiors of the car. Mitsubishi has deleted two colours from the available ranges one of them is storm grey. This is the same approach that the Japanese automaker has taken with the manual geared, 4X4 variant of the Pajero Sport SUV as well.The face-lifted version with an automatic gear option will compete with Toyota Fortuner. Toyota is also planning to launch two new models of Fortuner in coming weeks.
The SUV is powered by the same 2.5L 16-valve intercooled turbocharged DOHC engine with power and torque outputs of 178 PS (175.49 bhp) at 4,000 rpm and 400 Nm of torque between 2,000–2,500 rpm. As i said Mitsubishi gives to gearbox options, one with 5-speed manual and another is automatic. The upcoming variant with an automatic transmission will feature the same engine configuration and could be coupled with the INVECS-II 5-Speed AT transmission with Sportstronic, which is currently available in Thailand. Pajero sport manual delivers 12.1kmpl.
Currently in India Mitsubishi sells on two models i.e. Pajero and its big brother Montero. The Company stopped the Cedia, Outlander and the Evo X in the Indian market in June last year.