It has been more than 3 decades since the first Mitsubishi Pajero had seen the road. Initially, Mitsubishi wanted to more than just a Sports Utility vehicle, they wanted to create a new recreational vehicle. In all these years that passed by, 2012 Mitsubishi Pajero continued to show immense growth all over the world. The car has been through a total of 4 generations of change and modifications. Now the company has come up with all new Mitsubishi Pajero 2.8 SFX . Many new interior and exterior designs have been adopted. And these features are accompanied with much new safety as well comfort features. The all new and improved 2.8L diesel engine is installed that packs in a lot of power and performance. To improve the fuel efficiency some new tweaks and injection pump technology has been used. This is a four wheel drive vehicle which has 5 speed manual transmissions. The suspension system combines with good braking system, ultimately to give better handling and control over the SUV. The 15inch radius tyres make a suitable size for this sports vehicle. The cockpit has seen a lot of leather works and other small detailing to enhance the internal beauty of car.
The Mitsubishi Pajero 2.8 SFX has the looks to die for. The car looks aggressive with its mean and sporty looks. The car comes in a total of 7 shades; each and every color is very unique and beautiful in its own way. Flame, Carbon, Navy, Granite, Deep Purple, Graphite and Limestone are the different colors. The radiator grill, windshield moulding, door handles and door mirrors all are chrome finished. The side and rear drip mouldings and lamp mouldings have some hints of chrome finish. The inter cooler vent, six spoke alloy wheel, headlamp cluster all strike handsomely. The car’s outer dimensions are as follows, the overall length, width and height of the Mitsubishi Pajero 2.8 SFX is 4755mm X 1775mm X 1900mm respectively . The kerb weight is about 2155kgs. Some other exterior features include rear fog lamps and defogger, muscular wheel arches, variable intermittent wiper, front and rear hook and lockable spare tyre cover.
As the exteriors, the interiors are equally beautiful; the seats are made up of leather and feel very comfortable to sit on. The soft brown interiors tend to keep refresh and adds to the beauty. Plus the wood print panels go perfectly with the cockpit of the car. Necessary small storage spaces have been provided here and there such as door pockets, cup holders, and lockable glove box. A MP3 player which comes with USB has been installed along with tuner too . Other interior features include illuminated door handles, electrically adjustable outside door mirrors, defoggers, accessory socket, D/N rearview mirror, etc. The front seats are fully sliding and reclining adjustable and have fully flat function. And the second rows of seats have a walk in system with side armrest and height adjustable headrests. The last row can be fully folded for extra storage purposes, they too have height adjustable see through headrests. There have been air conditioning ducts provided for passengers in 2nd and 3rd row for good air circulation throughout the car.
Engine and Performance
Under the hood, the Mitsubishi Pajero 2.8 SFX has a 2.8L intercooler diesel engine that has an engine displacement of about 2835cc . This is an 8 valve single overhead camshaft type mechanism engine . Another thing is that it is turbocharged so it certainly puts in a lot of power in engine and pushes forward. The maximum power output of the engine is 106.7bhp at the rate of 4000 rotations per minute and the maximum torque that can be produced is 292Nm at the rate of 2000rpm. This is a super select 4 wheel drive and has an injection pump as fuel supply system to give better fuel efficiency. It has a 5 speed manual transmission and in terms of acceleration this beauty can achieve a top speed of about 150kmph . The pickup speeds too are also pretty impressive.
Braking and Handling
The brakes, suspension and the steering all these perform well to give the very best handling and braking to the car. The front and rear brakes being 15” ventilated disc and 15” drum in disc type goes well for the braking system of the car. The suspension system is strongly built too. It has a double wishbone torsion are with stabilizer bar as front suspension and 3 link coil rigid axle with stabilizer bar as rear suspension. The steering is power assisted and is hydraulic variable too. And added to that are the alloy wheels of 15 X 7.00 JJ type which supports 265 / 70 R15 tubeless tyres .
Safety is always first in the all new Mitsubishi Pajero 2.8 SFX. It is just like an armored tank from the outside. The outer rigid shell provides good resistance and strength to the car. The front dual airbags are there for extra safety during any collision. Plus the 3 point ELR (Emergency Locking Retractors) work well with the airbags to provide good level of crash safety. And the side impact bars can absorb impact force thereby protecting the passengers. It also comes with anti-lock braking system that is commonly found in most of the cars today which reduce braking time at a good pace. Some other safety features include high mounted stop lamp, child protection rear door locks, collapsible steering column and impact bars.
The Mitsubishi Pajero 2.8 SFX comes with numerous comfort features such as rear heater control, auto power antenna, anti theft alarm, transfer cover etc. The parking sensor has been provided for extra ease in parking the SUV and it also got the rear view camera too. There is extensive interior lighting with room lamps, cargo lamps, and courtesy lamps. The anti trapping power windows are very good addition as it prevents any mishap to happen while rolling up the windows . The engine has an under protector for good safety. The steering column is tilt adjustable and has power steering. The dual air conditioner is very powerful and has ac vents all over the car. A detachable tool kit has also been provided with pocket light.
·Best in class safety and comfort features.
·Limited dealer network.
·A bit on the expensive side.