When you think about a Dakar Rally , there is one name which clicks and comes to mind: The Mitsubishi Pajero. Few days ago we shared a teaser image of the upcoming Mitsubishi Pajero. Today, Mitsubishi has officially revealed the next generation 7-seat Pajero. The new Pajero is underpinned to the L200 Pickup truck and inherits a lot of technical and interior features.
The SUV is powered by a 2.4-liter MIVEC turbo-diesel engine connected to a newly developed 8-speed automatic transmission. There is no word on the power output numbers as of writing of this article. Pajero confirms that the new SUV has a 17% improvement in fuel economy. The new vehicles retains the wheel base of previous generation which is 1815mm in width but its 90mm longer resulting in length of 4785mm. The height is reduced by 35mm comparing the previous generation while ground clearance is increased by 13mm.
Interior dashboard looks identical to L200 pickup truck with minor visual changes but adds fancy safety equipment and materials in form of leather. There will be slim thin lines LED headlights while newer tail light design which, to many Pajero enthusiasts, looks funky. There is no word on the price as of now. Mitsubishi has a rough time in North American market and US operation has already stopped any local production but Mitsubishi still sells Pajero in more than 90 countries and always gets a good sales number. I am hopeful we will see few on local streets soon.
Watch video below for Pajero Advanced safety and Performance features.