The launch of Mitsubishi Pajero Sport in India augurs well for Mitsubishi in the Indian auto market. The Mitsubishi Pajero SFX boasts of a legion of followers in India but change is the only constant. A new model for the Dakar rally veteran, the Mitsubishi Pajero, was long overdue considering the tough competition it was getting in India from Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. The fans need not wait as the bookings start from March 13, 2012. It will be shipped as a CBU (Completely Built Unit). Here's an insight.
It comes with an all new suspension system to allow for a more comfortable ride in the urban set-ups. The double wishbone suspension of the SFX model has been tweaked for a coil spring suspension at the front and a 3-link coil spring suspension at the rear. The minimum turning radius of 5.6 metres does allow for comfortable maneuvering on Indian roads.
The interiors are trim with leather seats and gadgetry. A climate control system comes in combination with air-conditioning vents attending to all rows. For your entertainment, there is a double-din touch screen stereo.
Safety gets its due share of attention. A reverse camera and parking sensors help you avoid any dents on your prized possession while the projector headlamps, cruise control and an anti-lock braking system attend to your safety needs while on the move. The provision for airbags on the front only reinforce the attention given to various safety parameters.
A 16 valve, 2.5 Litre engine powers the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. The diesel engine comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The engine generates a maximum power of 178 PS at 4000 rpm while the corresponding value for torque is 400 Nm at 2000-2500 rpm. A four wheel drive system makes navigation easier on off-road tracks.
It carries a price tag of Rs. 23.53 Lakh in Delhi.