The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2019-2020 has made its debut in Thailand today. It is a mid-circle refresh of the third-iteration model.
The carmaker applied the “Dynamic Shield” corporate design already seen on the new Eclipse Cross crossover and the L200 pickup.
The vehicle’s front and rear have undergone facelifting. The SUV features a new grille, fresh bumpers and lights.
Inside there is an 8-inch digital dashboard, a revised same-size infotainment touchscreen, the Mitsubishi Remote Control system to close/open the doors via smartphone connection.
The trim materials are more upscale now. Rear passengers receive their own outlet next to the USB port.
Mitsubishi has expanded the safety set for the new Pajero Sport adding Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
The engine remains the same. It is about a 2.4-liter turbo diesel delivering 178 hp and 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque shared with the Triton.
The unit works in pair with an 8-speed automatic gearbox that transmits power to four wheels hrough the Super Select 4WD system. An off-road mode with Gravel, Mud / Snow, Sand and Rock settings is available.
The new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has already put into production at the facility in Laem Chabang, Thailand. It should arrive in 90 markets.
The L200-based Mitsubishi Pajero Sport midsize SUV debuted in 1996 and sit between the Pajero and the Pajero Io (Pinin) in the brand’s model range.
It is on sale in Japan under the Challenger name. In both Americas it is known as the Montero Sport.
In the UK, it is the Shogun Sport. The Nativa name was used somewhere in Central America (G-wagon in Thailand).