July 17, 2013: Mitsubishi Motors has now launched a special edition of its flagship off-roading capable SUV Pajero Sport to celebrate its first anniversary edition. Called as the Pajero Sport Anniversary Edition, it has been given several exciting features including touch screen audio system with GPS navigation and rear view camera, sporty rear spoiler, body colour bumper and mud guard along with Anniversary Edition emblem. Among other facilities will be super select 4WD, which provides freedom of choosing 4X2 for fuel efficiency or three different types of 4X4 to tackle any terrain. The Anniversary Edition continues to offer state-of-the-art high quality interior, unmatched by competition.
Mitsubishi Pajero is a rugged sports utility vehicle available in the Indian car market, which has attracted numerous buyers. It is available in a Sport variant with a powerful 2.5-litre diesel engine that delivers excellent performance. This motor is capable of delivering a maximum power of 175.56bhp in combination with a torque output of 400Nm, which is rather impressive. The manufacturer has also launched its anniversary edition with a few top of the line features. It is blessed with state of the art quality interiors that includes an advanced 2-DIN audio unit, which supports various input options. Its outer appearance is simply stunning with Anniversary Edition emblem and body decals that will certainly catch attention of many buyers. The front facade has a large radiator grille and a wide windshield, which gives it an aggressive look. The headlight cluster is well designed and equipped with clear lens headlamps. The sides are attractive with aspects like ORVMS and neatly carved wheel arches that are fitted with alloy wheels. On the other hand, its interiors are done up elegantly with dual tone color scheme, which gives a pleasant look to its passengers. It has three rows of seats that can make space for seven passengers. There are wide and well cushioned seats available with plush leather upholstery. It is packed with a number of comfort features that gives an enjoyable driving experience. It has an air conditioning unit that cools the cabin, while there are also power windows available. Other features like an accessory socket on console, cargo room lamp, stylish instrument cluster, sun glass holder are available. There are also some utility based aspects available like front door pockets, bottle holders, assist grips and a few other such aspects. The steering wheel is mounted with audio and cruise controls, while the touch screen navigation interface is well appreciated in this vehicle. It is incorporated with a reliable disc and drum braking mechanism that is further assisted by ABS and EBD.
It also has a proficient suspension system that helps in maintaining its stability on any road conditions, besides offering a comfortable driving experience. The manufacturer has equipped with robust vehicle with a wide array of safety features that ensures maximum protection of its passengers. Some of the include dual front airbags, powerful brakes, rear parking sensors, rigid body structure, central locking system and a few other such key features. This is currently offered in a few exciting body paint options for the customers to select from. It is placed against the likes of Ford Endeavour, Chevrolet Captiva, Toyota Fortuner and a few others in this segment. It is offered with a standard warranty of three years or 1,00,000 kilometers, whichever comes first. This period can be further increased for a duration of 12 months.
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is undoubtedly one of the attractive sports utility vehicles available in the country's market. It is blessed with an aerodynamic body design and includes a lot of styling aspects. The 4x4 variant has an aggressive front fascia that includes a large laminated windscreen, which is integrated with a couple of variable intermittent wipers. There are a few visible character lines available on its sleek bonnet, which gives it a stylish appearance. The radiator grille includes vertically positioned slats and is treated with a lot of chrome. Moreover, the prominent logo of company is neatly engraved at its center. It is surrounded by a luminous head light cluster, which features projector type halogen head lamps with a leveling device. Below this radiator grille is a well sculpted bumper that is painted in body color. It has fitted with a perforated air intake section, which cools the engine quickly. This is further flanked by a couple of bright fog lamps that have silver ring surround. There is also a protective cladding fitted beneath the bumper, which adds to the safety quotient. The car maker has designed its side profile in an attractive way that will catch attention of many buyers. It has body colored wheel arch moldings, B-pillars, tube type side step as well as black roof rails that enhances its appearance. It includes door handles and outside rear view mirrors, which are garnished with chrome. Besides these, it has neatly carved wheel arches that are fitted with a stylish set of alloy wheels that are covered with high performance tubeless tyres. Coming to its rear profile, large rear windscreen is integrated with a defogger and high mount stop lamp. It also includes an intermittent wiper along with wash function. There is an expressive boot lid that is garnished with chrome and embossed with company's badge. In addition to these, it includes a well designed tail light cluster, towing hook and a body colored bumper that has protective cladding underneath it. On the other hand, the Anniversary Edition variant gets a few additional exterior aspects like body colored rear spoiler, mud guards as well as attractive decals that enhances the look of its exteriors.
The outer dimensions of this SUV comprise of an overall length of 4695mm along with a decent width of 1815mm. It is designed with a total height of 1840mm, which determines enough head space to the passengers inside. Meanwhile, it has a wheelbase of 2800mm, which is quite large and has minimum ground clearance of 215mm. It has the gross and kerb weight of 2710mm and 2065mm respectively, while its minimum turning radius comes to 5.6 meters.
The internal section of the 4x4 and Anniversary Edition variants are done up elegantly and packed with a lot of sophisticated features. It is blessed with a spacious cabin that can take in seven people with ease. It comes with a comfortable seating arrangement with wide and well cushioned in three rows. There are manually sliding and reclining front seats that have lumbar support as well. The second row sliding seats have 60:40 split folding facility along with tumble function, while the third row seats have 50:50 split folding facility. These are further covered with sporty beige leather upholstery, which gives a modish look to its interiors. The cockpit includes a smooth dashboard that looks simply elegant with chrome inserts. It houses a large glove box compartment and a center console that is equipped with a music system. The gear shift knob and steering wheel are wrapped with leather, while the latter is mounted with audio controls as well. It has a multi mode center information display that includes a digital clock, outside temperature display, altimeter, calender, compass, speed and driving range besides displaying audio information. It has chrome garnished combination meter cluster, inside door handles as well as lever type parking brake, while the wood finishing on door panels further adds to its classiness. There are several utility based aspects available that adds to their convenience. Some of these include front door pockets to keep some smaller things at hand, cargo floor box, sun glass holder, assist grips, two coat hangers and a few other such aspects. It also has an accessory socket on console using which, passengers can charge their mobile phones and other electronic devices.
There is a long list of comfort aspects available in this stunning vehicle, which gives a relaxing and enjoyable driving experience to its passengers. The front cabin is bestowed with an automatic air conditioning system that cools the cabin in no time and creates a pleasant ambiance. While there is a manually operated air conditioning unit available for rear passengers. The dashboard is integrated with an illuminated and lockable glove box compartment that includes a USB port as well. There is a large floor console with storage box that gets wood finishing. The second row seat comes with adjustable headrests and has center armrest along with cup holders. It has all four power windows with anti-trapping function on the driver's side. It has front sun visors with ticket holder on driver's side and vanity mirror with lid on co-passenger's side. Besides these, it has bottle holders and armrest on all doors, which adds to their comfort levels. In addition to these, it has power adjustable external rear view mirrors, removable can type ash tray, cigarette lighter, ignition key cylinder with illumination, cargo room lamp and needle punch carpets at front and rear. The cabin is bestowed with an advanced infotainment system that allows its occupants to listen to their favorite music all through the journey. It features a CD player along with six speakers, which offers better sound experience. The audio controls are mounted on the steering wheel, which makes it quite convenient for the driver while using it. Other aspects like door courtesy lamps, keyless entry system, front and rear room lamp, electric type tailgate opening function and front door pockets are available, which further enhances their convenience.
This sports utility vehicle is quite roomy from inside and provides comfortable seating for seven people. It has an impressive wheelbase of 2800mm that offers sufficient leg room. Whereas, the head and shoulder space is also quite good, which makes the passengers feel more convenient. It has a centrally mounted fuel tank that is capable of holding around 70 litres of fuel in it, which is rather good for planning long drives. On the other hand, it is blessed with a boot compartment of 1050 litres. This space can be further increased by folding the second and third row seats to bring in more luggage.
With the help of a five speed manual transmission gear box, it can achieve a top speed of around 190 Kmph, which is rather good. This vehicle has the ability to cross the speed mark of 100 Kmph in nearly 15.5 seconds from a standstill.
The car maker has equipped both variants in this series with a 2.5-litre diesel mill that has an intercooler as well. It is based on a double overhead camshaft valve configuration with 4 cylinders and 16 valves. Furthermore, it also has a common rail direct injection technology along with a turbocharger for enhancing its performance. This enables the motor to pump out a maximum power of 175.56bhp at 4000rpm that results in a commanding torque output of 4000Nm between just 2000 to 2500rpm. This power plant is mated with an advanced five speed manual transmission gear box that collaborates with a Super Select 4WD system to deliver torque output to all its four wheels.
It commanding diesel power plant has the ability to deliver a maximum fuel economy of 13.5 Kmpl on highways . At the same time, it can return a mileage of 11.5 Kmpl approximately when driven under city traffic conditions.
This motor is capable of generating a peak power of 175.56bhp at 4000rpm and yields a maximum torque output of 400NM in the range of 2000 to 2500rpm, which is rather good considering the Indian road and traffic conditions.
|Variants||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power||AC||Power Steering||Central Locking|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|11.5||13.5||175.56bhp @ 4000rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
|Sport Anniversary Edition
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|11.5||13.5||175.56bhp @ 4000rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
The 4x4 trim has an integrated CD player with MP3 compatibility along with a port for USB connectivity. Furthermore, it also has six speakers including 2-tweeters, which delivers high definition sound output. While the audio controls have been mounted on steering wheel, which adds to the convenience. On the other hand, its Anniversary Edition is being offered with a refined 2-DIN audio system including a color display and a DVD player. It is also integrated with a navigation system and provides visual parking aid with the help of rear view camera. Apart from these, the Anniversary Edition trim is also offered with styling features like body colored rear spoiler, body decals, mud guards and 'Anniversary Edition' emblem. However, individuals can decorate its exteriors with several other features like stylish graphics, roof rails, nudge guard, side skirts, and moldings.
This is one of the most sensitive aspect of any vehicle and the company has not let any stone unturned pertaining to this. There are 16 inch ventilated disc brakes equipped to its front wheels . While the rear end get a set of 16 inch ventilated drum-in-disc brakes, which are quite efficient and robust under any condition. All these are hydraulic operated with 2 circuits in front and split brake type at rear, which ensures prompt braking performance. This is further combined with ABS and EBD, which enhances this mechanism. A double wishbone front suspension with coil springs and a 3-link coil spring rear suspension, both of which have stabilizer bars, give unmatched traction and stability as well as a high ground clearance to this SUV. With on-demand 4WD for sure traction, a torsion-resistant rigid ladder frame for improved stability and durable suspensions for maximum balance, even the most forbidding terrain can be taken on with confidence. This utility vehicle utilizes thinner, lighter steel beams that provide the strength equal to thicker beams with lower weight. Built within the frame, the beams help absorb collision energy before it can reach the cabin interior, providing added protection to occupants. This SUV is designed to climb over and around the most formidable terrain with utmost ease. It also has a remarkably tight 5.6 meter minimum turning radius, which gives the ability to maneuver and turn through smaller places easily.
At present, this model series is available in two trim levels for the buyers to choose from. However, both the variants have been incorporated with advanced features, which ensures good protection for all passengers and to the vehicle as well. Its has an extra strong body construction, which is built using high tensile steel at crucial locations, which makes it rigid . It also includes side impact protection beams and crumple zones, which helps it to absorb jolts caused in case of a collision. This SUV is integrated with several advanced safety features like an anti lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution, dual front SRS airbags, three point ELR seat belts, collapsible steering column, electronic engine immobilizer and anti intrusion brake pedals.
Both the variants in this series are being offered with a set of stylish 17-inch alloy wheels , which are embedded with company's logo. These rims are covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres of size 265/65 R17, which are capable of dealing with any terrain.
1. Outstanding performance while off-roading and on any terrain.
2. Impressive torque and power output.
3. Extremely comfortable suspension and braking mechanisms.
4. Luxuriant comfort features are its advantage.
5. Masculine external appearance with sturdy aspects.
1. Slightly expensive cost of ownership.
2. There is still scope to improve its interiors.
3. After sales service can be made better.
4. Maintenance cost is rather high.
5. Some more features can be still added.
|Sport 4X4 |
|23,50,000||23,82,000||23,50,000||23,50,000||23,50,000||23,82,000||23,82,000||Get On Road Price|
|Sport Anniversary Edition |
|23,91,000||-||-||-||-||-||-||Get On Road Price|
Mitsubishi has 6 different products traversing the Indian roads including sedans and SUVs. These products together generate total sales of about 2,000 units in a year. The Japanese automaker has recently launched new Pajero Sport SUV in India and has big plans hinged to it. The company made public its intention of selling about 5,000 units of Mitsubishi Pajero Sport SUV within the first year of its launch. Big plans are being based on the success of Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and the company aims at doubling its annual sales with this one product.
India’s pioneering car company, Hindustan Motors Limited (HM), which manufactures Mitsubishi cars in India under a technical agreement, has launched Pajero Sport, the widely acknowledged Mitsubishi SUV owing lineage to the legendary Pajero, record winner of the world’s toughest driving contest, the Dakar Rally. The Pajero Sport was unveiled at a news media conference here today by Mr. A Sankara Narayanan, Director, Hindustan Motors, and Mr. Masahiko Ueki, Executive Officer and Corporate General Manager of Asia and ASEAN Office, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Japan. Pajero Sport offers best in class power and torque with VG turbo engine and yet provides better fuel efficiency. It is marked by strong specifications like maximum power of 178 PS, maximum torque of 400 N-m, on-demand super select 4 WD facility, rear stabilizer and a turning radius of 5.6 meters.
Mitsubishi Pajero has been consistently on the top position in the SUV lineup of Mitsubishi for India. Pajero has won numerous hearts since its first launch in 1991. The Pajero’s twenty years old design is now losing competition to the new SUVs in India like Toyota Fortuner and Hyundai Santa Fe. Almost after a decade of the launch of last version of Pajero, Mitsubishi-HM is set to launch the next-generation Pajero on March 2012. This new generation of Pajero will be known as Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and will be housed with a 2.5-liter, turbocharged diesel engine which can pump out 135 BHP of power.