Mitsubishi Pajero Get New Design, But The Same Framed Body


In its third incarnation Mitsubishi Pajero is still the same “classic frame SUV” of the mid-size category, which can be both a practical “family man” and an “all-roving crook” capable of overcoming almost any obstacle. In early August 2015, at an automobile exhibition in Bangkok hosted an official presentation of this SUV. The car of 2017 model year not only tried on a new “family attire” of the brand and got a new diesel turbo engine under the hood, but also surpassed the saturation with modern technologies of the “older brother” – the larger Montero.

Looking Good

The appearance of the third generation Mitsubishi Pajero is subordinated to the design concept Dynamic Shield, and when it was created, the designers of the brand clearly did not skimp on unconventional solutions. That only there is a face part with an X-shaped “pattern”, strewn with an abundance of chrome, and a narrow head optics with LED filling.

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The dynamic profile of the SUV demonstrates the well-developed wheel arches of a rounded-square shape and the uplifting line, accentuated by the same chrome, rising above the top. Rear end of the car causes associations with the conceptual pickup “GR-HEV” due to “flowing” to the bumper jets of the rear lighting equipment, surrounding the characteristic boot lid.

The total length of the body of Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is 188.3″, and the height and width respectively amount to 71 and 71.4″. This means that the car has become longer and higher than the second generation model. The distance between the axes of the Pajero fits into 110.2″, and the ground clearance does not exceed 8.5″.

Now Modern

The interior of Pajero of the third generation in its design fully meets the trends of modern fashion: a four-spoke multi-function steering wheel, a classic combination of instruments with a color display and a solid center console with a 7-inch multimedia center monitor and a two-zone “climate” unit. The decoration of the SUV meets quality materials of finishing – genuine leather in the upholstery of seats and solid plastic, diluted with glossy and silvery inserts.

By default, the Pajero interior is five-seater: the front seats have an optimal profile with good lateral support and wide adjustment ranges, and the rear sofa promises comfortable seating and unprecedented space even for three adult riders. For the markets of some countries, the SUV is offered in a seven-seater version with a foldable third row of seats.

The luggage compartment of the Mitsubishi Pajero, with the five-seat layout, is really huge – its volume is 24.7 cu ft.

The rear sofa is folded by two asymmetric sections (resulting in an even “rookery”), which increases the available space to 88.2 cu ft. The full-size spare tire at the five-door is located under the bottom.

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Powertrains to choose from

For a car of the third embodiment, two engines are offered: The petrol versions are “armed” with a 3.0-liter naturally aspirated 24-valve timing SOHC V6, distributed injection and electronic MIVEC timing control technology, which Generates 209 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 205 ft lb of torque at 4000 rpm. Alternatively, it is a 4N15 diesel quartet with 2.4 liters capacity with an aluminum cylinder block, variable valve timing, common rail injection and a variable geometry turbocharger, producing 181 HP at 3500 rpm and 317 ft lb of available torque at 2500 rpm.

On Mitsubishi Pajero, 3rd generation cars are equipped with an 8-speed automatic with manual mode and paddle shifters, as well as a Super Select II full-drive transmission with a Torsen self-blocker, distributing a 40:60 default traction in favor of the rear axle wheels and Having the mechanism of forced locking. Off-road potential of the car is supported by four modes of operation of the traction control system (for driving on dirt, gravel, stones and sand), controlled by a rotating lever on the central tunnel.

Frame SUV

In a constructive way, Mitsubishi Pajero differs little from its predecessor – it is built on a basis of pick-up truck L200 of the fifth generation with a rigid frame in the bodywork. On the front axle of the SUV an independent suspension with double wishbones is used, and a continuous bridge with screw springs is installed behind it. The shortened steering mechanism uses a classic hydraulic booster, and the brake package is represented by ventilated disc devices on all four wheels with ABS and EBD systems.
Editor's rating
4.5 overall
  • Safety4.5
  • Performance4.6
  • Design4.6
  • Features4.6
  • Fuel economy4.3

New 2017 Pajero brings agressive futuristic Mitsubishi design to mid-size SUV, along with powerful engines.

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