Mitsubishi Pajero has a great lineage in India. Its image has been often associated with powerful and rich politicians. The original SUV was withdrawn from the market by Mitsubishi many months back and now it only sells the more modern Pajero Sport in the country.
Considering Mitsubishi’s lack of presence and interest in India, Pajero Sport has been doing pretty well in sales. And in order to continue and build up the ante, the Jap has just launched the Pajero Sport Automatic.
The new Pajero AT comes with three significant additions which include:
- Automatic transmission with paddle shifters (first in the segment)
- New chrome plated front grille
- Redesigned front bumper
New Pajero Sport Price
Available in two versions, the SUV has been priced at:
- 4×2 with automatic transmission for Rs 23.55 lakhs
- 4×4 with manual transmission for Rs 23.80 lakhs.
While the automatic transmission has a fairly competitive pricing the manual version also sees a jump of Rs 30,000. The engine continues to be the same 2.5L Di-Diesel, 4 cylinder engine, displacing 2,477 cc and produces 178 PS of power at 4,000 rpm. In the 4×2 mode it produces 350Nm in the range of 1,800 to 3,500 rpm while in the 4×4 it churns out 400 Nm of torque in the range of 2,000 to 2,500 rpm. The paddle shifter present in the automatic variant for the Sports mode is the first in the segment.
The retractable Electronic ORVMs gets turn indicators and clear lens tail lamps try to build up the oomph factor and a new Multi Information display unit with a navigation system by Kenwood adds to the feature list.
Mitsubishi also plans to increase their existing channel partner (which includes sales, service and spares) from 31 to 48 by March 2015.