The Splash range of colour customisations have been launched for the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport in India
Mitsubishi is having a tough time in the Indian automotive market. The Pajero range didn’t sell in numbers that Mitsubishi would have liked. The latest generation Ford Endeavour and the Toyota Fortuner have clearly taken over the the premium SUV segment in India. To re-generate some excitement though, Mitsubishi has launched its Pajero Sport and Pajero Sport Select Plus models in Splash colours.
The customisations are done by first choosing the pattern and then the dual-tone colour that will fill up the pattern. A total of three patterns are available with each pattern having five colour options. This totals up to thirty variations that a buyer can go through before rounding up on their favourite one.
The interiors and the mechanicals remain completely untouched. The SUV continues to be powered by the same 2.5-litre DI-Diesel engine with an inter-cooler turbocharger producing 175.5 HP at 4000 RPM and 350 Nm of torque at 1800-3500 RPM. The Pajero Sport is available in 4×4 manual and 4×2 automatic transmission variants whereas the Select Plus is only available in the 4×2 automatic variant.
The Mitsubishi Pajero was launched back in 2012 to compete with the previous generation Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner. With time, both Ford and Toyota have updated their respective SUVs with modern designs, features and updated engines but Mitsubishi didn’t. It was reported in 2017 that Mitsubishi will launch the 2016 Pajero Sport in India by April 2018. It’s July now and the launch is nowhere to be heard about. Not even a test mule has been spotted.
The Pajero brothers lie in the price range of Rs. 34-37 lakhs (on-road, Mumbai). Those of you interested in buying the Pajero with these funky new colours will have to shell out a premium of Rs. 57,500/- over the cost of the SUV. This might not change Mitsubishi India’s fortunes but can surely give them a lease of life.
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Splash
– A total of three patterns with five colour combinations will be offered
– It will cost a premium of Rs. 57,500/- over the cost price
– Available for the Sport and the Sport Select Plus models