Third generation Mitsubishi Pajero Sport will launch in India in 2018, is larger than ever.

2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Unveil
Like earlier, the new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is built on a ladder-frame chassis

Mitsubishi will launch the third generation Pajero Sport SUV here in India in April 2018. The new Pajero Sport will be a direct rival to the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. The 2018 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, like earlier, is built on a strong ladder-frame chassis and is based on the Triton light pick-up truck.

Lookswise, the new Pajero Sport has grown in terms of dimensions. The oodles of chrome thrown in on the front bumper immediately catches one’s attention and is reminiscent of the Mitsubishi Outlander. The grille too is finished in chrome and Mitsubishi calls it ‘Dynamic Shield’. It also features bi-LED projector headlamps.

The 2018 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has gained an additional length of 90 mm and this is evident when one looks at the sides of the SUV but the wheelbase remains unchanged. The large squared wheel arches and the black finished alloy wheels add character to the side. At the rear, the quirky shape of the tail-lamps needs some time getting used to and the shallow bumper comes across as a boon while off-roading.

Interiors feature the same dashboard as in the outgoing Pajero Sport but Mitsubishi has made the dashboard look more upmarket. There is also a large touchscreen infotainment system with all the necessary connectivity options. The centre console, steering wheel and door pads have loud chrome highlights.

The India-spec Pajero Sport will come powered by a 2.4-litre 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine that puts out 181 HP and 430 Nm of torque. This motor will come paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Mitsubishi will also offer an updated version of the Super Select 4-wheel drive system and an electric handbrake too.

The currently selling Pajero Sport retails for around Rs. 28 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) which puts it in the same league as the top-end Ford Endeavour and we are yet to know how exactly will Mitsubishi price the new Pajero Sport.

Third generation Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

– Mitsubishi will launch the third generation Pajero Sport in India in April 2018
– The new Pajero Sport is larger than before and is based on Triton light pick-up truck
– The India-spec new Pajero Sport will be powered by a 2.4-litre diesel engine

2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Interior
Chrome surrounding the centre console, on the steering wheel and on the door pads, dominates the interiors
2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Rear
The new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is 90 mm longer than its predecessor

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