Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is a stunning sports utility vehicle that has attracted many car enthusiasts in the country. Its facelifted version is launched in the automobile market with minor changes made to its exteriors, especially in the frontage. This Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 4X4 variant gets an all new radiator grille that is garnished with chrome. The bumper is tweaked and equipped with fog light enclosures, which gives it a refreshing look. The side and rear profiles retain the same features like chrome door handles, expressive boot lid and a radiant tail light cluster. The interiors receive no modifications and so the engine specifications. It is incorporated with a 2.5-litre diesel engine that is mated with a five speed manual transmission gear box. This motor can generate a maximum power of 175.56bhp in combination with 400Nm torque output. This rugged vehicle has its interiors decorated with a dual tone color scheme and includes many advanced features. Some of these include an efficient air conditioning unit, power adjustable external wing mirrors, electric tail gate opening, power operated windows as well as a music system, which will amaze the buyers and keep them extremely comfortable. The wide and well cushioned seats offer good comfort and support, while the wood finished panels makes it look more appealing. When it comes to safety, it features electronic immobilizer, ABS with EBD, dual front airbags and robust disc brakes for added protection. It is presently offered in a few color options like Rugged Red, Storm Grey, Earth Brown, Pure Black, Iceberg Silver as well as Himalayan White for the customers to select from. It competes with Hyundai Santa Fe, Chevrolet Captiva, Toyota Fortuner and a few others in this segment. The standard warranty offered for this SUV is three years or 1,00,000 kilometers, whichever is earlier.
This version receives a few updates to its exteriors, which makes it look quite refreshing. The front facade is designed with a new radiator grille that is garnished with chrome. At the center of this grille, an insignia of the company is embossed. This is flanked by a trendy headlight cluster that features projector headlamps and turn indicators as well. The bumper is slightly tweaked and integrated with a bold air dam as well as a couple of fog lamps. The wide windscreen provides a better view to the driver and equipped with a pair of variable intermittent wipers. The expressive lines on the sleek bonnet further adds to its appearance. The side profile features 7.5 JJ x 17 inch alloy wheels that are covered with radial tubeless tyres of size 265/65 R17 that offers excellent grip on roads. It has door handles and outside mirrors that are plated with chrome. Other aspects like body side molding, side steps and B-pillars, which further adds to its side profile. Coming to its rear end, there is an expressive boot lid with chrome strip as well as company's badge on it. The tail light cluster is well designed, while the large windshield features a wiper and washer as well. Furthermore, it includes a high mount stop lamp, chrome license plate garnish and a bumper that completes the look of its rear profile.
The interiors of Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 4X4 is decorated with an attractive two tone color scheme. There are well cushioned seats incorporated in three rows, which are covered with sporty beige leather upholstery. It has sliding and reclining front seats, while the second row has 60:40 split folding seats. The cockpit includes a dashboard that features a leather wrapped steering wheel, center console and a glove box. There are many utility based aspects available like cup and bottle holders, accessory socket, cargo floor box, two coat hangers, front door pockets, cigarette lighter and sun glass pocket to name a few. The inside door handles are garnished with chrome, while the wood finishing on door panels further adds to its elegance. The multi code center information display features speed and driving range, average fuel information, calender as well as outside temperature display.
Engine and Performance:
It is powered by a 2.5-litre, intercooled turbocharged diesel engine that has the ability to displace 2477cc. It has 4-cylinders, sixteen valves and is based on a double overhead camshaft valve configuration. This mill is integrated with a common rail fuel injection system that helps in returning a maximum mileage of 13.5 Kmpl approximately. The maximum power produced by this motor is 175.56bhp at 4000rpm and it yields a peak torque output of 400NM in the range of 2000 to 2500rpm. Furthermore, it is mated with a five speed manual transmission gear box, which helps in smooth gear shifts.
Braking and Handling:
The front wheels of Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 4X4 are equipped with 16 inch ventilated disc brakes, while the rear ones are fitted with a pair of 16 inch ventilated drum-in-disc brakes. These are hydraulic operated with two circuits in front and split brake type at rear. On the other hand, its front axle is assembled with double wishbone and a three link type of mechanism is used for the rear one. These are also loaded with coil spring and stabilizer bars. It has a rack and pinion based power steering system that is quite responsive.
There is a long list of comfort features available in this SUV. Some of these include power windows, keyless entry system, second row seat with center armrest, adjustable headrests and door courtesy lamps. The advanced music system features a CD, MP3 player along with six speakers and two tweeters as well. The folding facility for the rear seat allows to bring in more luggage. There are front sun visors with ticket holder on driver's side and vanity mirror on the co-passenger side. Other aspects like an air conditioning unit, electric type tail gate opening, lockable and illuminated glove box with USB port, floor console with storage box, steering wheel mounted with audio controls, rear room lamp and a few other such aspects adds to their convenience.
The manufacturer has loaded it with many protective features like dual front airbags, anti-intrusion brake pedal, anti-lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution, hydraulic brake booster and electronic immobilizer. Apart from these, it also includes a collapsible steering column, crash detection door lock shut down, front and rear side door impact bars as well as central locking system that enhances the level of security.
1. Quite a number of utility and comfort features are offered.
2. Its sporty external appearance is a plus point.
1. Price tag can be made more competitive.
2. Fuel economy needs to improve.