Mitsubishi Challenger, the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport replacement goes upmarket with more comfort and technology
Mitsubishi Australia has unveiled details of the new Triton based Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, which replaces the outgoing Mitsubishi Challenger and Mitsubishi claims has placed an emphasis on comfort and technology with the new SUV.
Three models will versions will be offered: the GLX, GLS and Exceed. The base GLX is priced from $45,000 and standard equipment includes an all-new eight-speed automatic, a new version of Mitsubishi’s Super Select II off-road system, push button start, Mitsubishi’s Smart Link Display Audio, which incorporates technology such as Apple Car Play and Android Audio, SMS readout function and a seven-inch touch screen. Additional standard equipment includes a reversing camera and rear parking sensors.
The mid-spec GLS is priced from $48,500 and adds leather trim, dual-zone climate control, automatic headlights and wipers as well as a differential lock for those who wish to venture further off-road.
The flagship Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed can be had from $52,750 and adds a suite of safety technology never seen before on Mitsubishi models. These features include Forward Collision Mitigation, Blind Spot Warning, Ultrasonic misacceleration Mitigation System – a system that detects whether the driver has accidentally pressed the accelerator when car is stationary and prevents it from hitting objects at up to 10km/h and Muli around Monitor System, which uses four cameras mounted around the car to give a bird’s eye view of the vehicle.
Exceed models will also feature additional luxuries such as heated and electrically-powered front seats, rear DVD entertainment system and a higher-grade eight speaker stereo.
All Pajero Sport models will be powered by the Triton’s 2.4 litre turbo diesel that develops 133kW @ 3500rpm and 430Nm @ 2500rpm. Average fuel consumption is 8.0 litres per 100 kilometres and the Pajero Sport will be able to haul up to 3.1 tonnes.
Mitsubishi Motors Australia Executive Director of Marketing Tony Principe said “Pajero Sport adds another stylish and practical option to Mitsubishi’s SUV arsenal with stacks of appeal for active families, empty nesters and serious 4-wheel drivers shopping for a comfortable, reliable and clever 4×4 SUV that is equally capable in Australian cities as it is off the beaten track.”
The Pajero Sport goes on sale in Australia from December 7.