Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
Finally: after living with the previous Pajeros models, the latest iteration of the big car from Mitsubishi looks like a true sports car.
While Mitsubishi says the Pajero Sport is the most technologically advanced off-roader it has produced, it is the overall appearance of the company’s new Dynamic Shield styling theme, which is a standout feature. Best.
Pajero Sport comes in three highly designated versions – GLX, GLS and Exceed – starting at a competitive price of $ 45,000. Equipped with Triton’s 2.4-liter MIVEC turbin engine, combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission, the GLX, in true off-roader style, is equipped with the Super Select II 4WD system and the Test System. Off-road terrain control.
GLS, at $ 48,500, has additional comfort and convenience features such as dual-zone air conditioning, leather-wrapped interior, rain-sensing windscreen wipers, touch-sensitive headlights and electric rearview mirrors. Mitsubishi’s five-year warranty and fixed price service apply to the new wagon.
I took advantage of the Exceed ($ 52,750), which comes complete with Monty with the latest in luxury and active safety measures including heated front seats with electric adjustment, DVD side entertainment system back and eight speakers sound.
The word ‘stand out’ does not make the exterior justice of Pajero Sport. Based on the Challenger architecture, it was a large wagon (nearly five meters long) with sleek lines that made it look as if it was built for speed.
In profile, Pajero Sport wears a crease that runs through the front guard and rear dashboard and taillights. The integrated roof rails, side sills and side steps reinforce the daring SUV image and high-quality modern 18-inch alloy wheels written all over.
The front is Mitsubishi’s new Dynamic Shield styling theme – the front bumper surrounds the front from the left and right guards and is framed by a bright silver trim.
Chrome-trimmed grille bars run from Mitsubishi’s three-diamond badge on the headlights accents, giving Pajero Sport the latest frontal design.
Speaking of ‘bright lights, big cities’, day or night, Pajero Sports announces its arrival with a front light setup that includes LED headlights dominated by super-sized superheroes. Super hero. Scary!
On a practical note, extensive wind tunnel testing and computer modeling have produced the best drag coefficient in the class of 0.04 Cd, while the smart front design significantly reduces splashing water on the windshield. wind when driving through water.
The sporty feel is repeated in the passenger cabin with Mitsubishi’s first electric park brake and the premium center console wrapped around the occupants in the front seat has been added cushioned for comfort, especially in those of long trip.
Adding to the comfort and convenience of the Pajero Sport is a keyless entry with a start button on the range, along with an upgraded electronic timing and control system with a number of fully customizable functions. Safety includes welcome lights, auto lights and auto headlights off. Dusk sensor headlights can also be adjusted to increase or decrease the sensitivity of operation.
The smartphone can be linked to the audio display system for both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay; There is a digital audio radio broadcast through eight speakers.
The phone can be stored in the central armrest panel located near USB and HDMI ports, rear passengers can take advantage of the roof-mounted entertainment DVD system.
A rear camera has well-defined multi-color guides and Exceed uses a multi-monitor monitor around it. However, one glaring omission is satellite navigation as a standard feature.
Engine / Transmission
4-cylinder MIVEC 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engine with common rail fuel injection engine that meets Euro 5 emission standards. Capacity is 133kW at 3500rpm and torque of 430Nm at 2500 revolutions .
A low compression ratio of 15.5 to 1 helps reduce friction and emissions, while MIVEC variable valve timing improves power output, while crankshaft reduces friction and improves fuel economy.
Compact variable geometry turbocharger with reduced inertia torque and smaller turbine for faster response within rotation. An electronic throttle has been introduced to improve response.
Aisin electronically controlled eight-speed close-up ratio has increased gear ratio by 36%, extended torque switch range with slider lock feature.
Controlling Uphill when it comes to driving, pulling or pulling trailers. A unique shift map selects the best gears for maximum vehicle progress; Downhill control uses lower gears to assist deceleration via motor braking.
Throttle control has been temporarily abandoned when the accelerator pedal is released to provide engine braking and engine response once the pedal is reapplied.