Mitsubishi enhances look and specs for 2020 Pajero Sport

HAVING been first launched in 2015, the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport offers a stylish and comfortable off-road SUV, capable of all terrain performance, durability, reliability and safety. Now it’s even better than before.

It’s a DNA that the Japanese car maker has nurtured through successive generations of its Pajero range, with the new model delivering stylish comfort and rugged functionality.

The exterior design has been described as wide, sculptured and powerful, and is a further evolution in the latest iteration of Mitsubishi’s dynamic shield front design concept, with the effect of making the front end look wider.

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The bonnet is set higher, giving the front face a deeper look. The bold look and functional placement of the lamp units, and more sculptured and powerful treatment of chromed parts all contribute to a more refined front design.

New technology for the Pajero Sport includes an easy to read 8-inch colour digital instrument panel to give drivers more information, and smartphone integration to display TomTom navigation (Exceed model), Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

A newly developed remote control app is also available and links the vehicle to the driver’s smartphone or wearable smart device, offering a number of convenient features, including operations of the power tailgate and a turn off/close reminder.

The interior is more luxurious, with the floor console and door grip shapes revised, and extra soft pads added to make for a more comfortable space. A lower tray, accessible by the front passenger, has been added to the tunnel style floor console too.

An AC power outlet can also be found on the trailing edge of the floor console.

Improved vehicle performance has come as a result of updates to the 2.4-litre MIVEC turbo diesel engine, mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. It delivers a maximum of 133kW and 430Nm respectfully.

The result is gutsy torque at lower engine speeds, together with smooth and responsive acceleration at higher speeds, and all models are fitted with the super select 4WD-II drive train that delivers optimal traction for different surface conditions.

The current model’s outstanding safety performance is improved further with the addition of lane change assist and rear cross traffic alert, while LED lighting now replaces the previous lamp design.

Daytime running lights (DRL) have been housed in the headlamp units, and with its position lamps, the new model retains the characteristic Pajero Sport on-road presence. Active cornering lamps, and stylised fog lamps are integrated into the turning signal unit.

The 2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport will also sport an electric parking brake, with auto parking and hold functionality, adaptive cruise control (not available on GLX) and updated multi around monitor (Exceed only).

Paddle shifters, hill start assist and hill descent assist also feature. It retains its 5-star ANCAP safety rating, as well as mitsubishi’s reinforced impact safety evolution (RISE) body construction, which provides high levels of crash safety.

The 2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is available at dealers now, with pricing starting at $45,990 (GLX) through to $59,990 for the Exceed (drive away). White Diamond and Graphite Grey have been added to the colour range.

2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
Inside the 2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
Mick Glenn
Mick Glenn
Mick is a car fanatic, with petrol pumping through his veins. With a deep love for cars, and what makes them tick, Mick likes things that go fast, very fast. But he also appreciates a Sunday cruise in the Rolls...... who are we kidding, he'd drive the wheels off that too.


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