What makes the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2.4 D4 4x4 a formidable contender in the Adventure SUV category of the 2017/18 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards – powered by WesBank? We investigate…
The new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport just made the cut-off date for #CarsAwards and it promises a value-for-money seven-seat off-road solution. Mitsubishi SA crams features and comfort into its products and the new Pajero Sport also brings serious off-road capability to this competitive segment. Is it enough to mount a challenge in this category?
3 Reasons Why Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is #CarsAwards Finalist
1. Refined performance
Mitsubishi has taken its new 2.4-litre diesel motor out of the Triton double-cab bakkie and plonked it inside the Pajero Sport. Power is rated at 133 kW and 430 Nm, and the vehicle is claimed to consume just 8.1 L/100 km. This engine is quiet and refined, and represents a marked improvement over the previous Pajero Sport. Furthermore, a new 8-speed automatic transmission is fitted too.
2. Explore in Comfort
Substantial work has been done on the Pajero Sport to ensure that its comfortable. Ride comfort and NVH levels have improved with enhancements to the suspension and body mounts.
Comfort features such as the multifunction steering wheel (adjustable for rake and reach), and rear park distance control with rear-view camera make life easier. Other standard features include dual automatic air conditioning with rear temperature controls, electronic parking brake, cruise control and a Bluetooth-capable infotainment system with voice control.
3. Go-anywhere ability
The Pajero name brings legendary off-road ability to the table and this Pajero Sport is no different. It’s very capable and it features Super-Select 4WD-II four-wheel drive system which includes Off-road Mode and Hill Descent Control. There are also driving modes for gravel, mud/snow and rocky terrain, while a lockable rear differential will help extract the vehicle out of tight spots. Buyers will find the ground clearance of 215 mm particularly useful in the rough.
Watch #CarsAwards judge, Juliet McGuire review the new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport in the video below!
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