Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia has upgraded the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GS with automatic climate control, cruise control, a rear spoiler and roof rail. There’s also a new 2-DIN entertainment system with a wide touchscreen that includes a reverse camera feature.
The new version of the imported Pajero Sport GS is priced at RM161,531.80 (on the road without insurance) and is offered with a choice of four colours (Eisen Gray Mica, Dark Blue Mica, Platinum Beige Metallic and White Pearl).
“The Pajero Sport has been a success since its debut in Malaysia last June. And to date, it has found more than 1,000 proud owners. We expect this upgraded GS variant to further widen the appeal of the Pajero Sport. The riding comfort of the 7-seat cabin is one of its biggest strengths, being both versatile and spacious enough to carry long cargo and passengers. With an impressive set of new features, the Pajero Sport GS is one of the best in its class,” said Tetsuya Oda, the new CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia. He added that the company expects to sell more than 2,000 units of the model by the end of this year.
The mechanical specifications are unchanged for the latest version. The proven and reliable commonrail turbodiesel engine produces 136 ps of power with 314 Nm of torque from a low 2000 rpm, giving the vehicle the ability to cope with the toughest conditions and yet also keep running costs low.
The capable engine is paired with Mitsubishi’s INVECS-II 4-speed automatic transmission. INVECS-II shift control analyzes the driving pattern and conditions and adapts to it by creating a profile that matches the driver’s characteristics. There is also a Sport Mode that offers the control of a manual transmission.
Like other conventional full-sized SUVs, the Pajero Sport has a ladder frame which offers greater load-carrying capability and strength in rough conditions. It rides on a double-wishbone suspension up front and 3-link suspension with coil springs at the rear plus stabilizer bars on both ends, a combination that provides both robustness and a high-level of comfort. The turning radius is a tight 5.6 metres, which should be very useful when travelling along narrow jungle trails.
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The strong but light bodyshell, together with the strong ladder frame, provide the Pajero Sport with good resistance and impact-absorption during an accident. Other safety features such as a collapsible steering column, anti-intrusion brake pedal, side door impact bars and seatbelts with pretensioners/force limiters, dual SRS airbags, ABS and EBD ensure that the occupants have the best protection.
All Pajero Sport customers receive a 2-year/40,000 km free maintenance program and a 3-year/100,000 km warranty (whichever occurs first).