Updated Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Revealed

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An updated version of the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has been announced and it's coming to South Africa.

The 2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has gone official and the changes are numerous, both inside and out. It's a rival to the Ford Everest, Toyota Fortuner, Isuzu MU-X and Haval H9. 

Visually, it gains new daytime running lights, bumpers and a grille that's not too dissimilar to the updated Mitsubishi Triton double-cab bakkie. There are also all-new alloy wheel designs and repositioned side steps, which Mitsubishi claims adds more ground clearance.

Inside, there's a new 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and top-spec variants gain TomTom navigation and a digital dashboard. Mitsubishi claims more specification is standard and includes things like hill descent control, trailer stability control, reversing camera, rear parking sensors, digital radio, four USB ports, one 220-volt socket, one HDMI socket and three 12-volt outlets, a proximity key fob, rear air-vents, side steps and roof rails. Standard safety equipment has also been increased with 7 airbags and autonomous braking. 

Finally, the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport's engine has received a small tweak with the 2.4-litre turbodiesel motor. It produces 133 kW and 430 Nm, and now features new fuel injectors, revised combustion chamber as well as a new aluminium alloy block which is claimed to save weight. It retains the Super Select 4WD-II 4x4 system with its 5 offroad modes. 

We reached out to Mitsubishi South Africa who confirmed that this updated model is scheduled to hit showroom floors in the middle of 2020. Final specifications and features will be confirmed then.

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