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Mitsubishi's new Pajero Sport 4x4 arrives in SA

2017-09-01 09:46

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Johannesburg - Mitsubishi's new rugged Pajero Sport is now available in South Africa.

The line-up comprises two derivatives, 4x4 and 4x2, powered by Mitsubishi’s new-generation turbodiesel engine, mated to a new 8-speed automatic transmission (including transfer gearing with low range for the four-wheel drive derivative). 

8-speed automatic

The four-wheel drive variant is fitted with the automaker's 'super select 4-II 4WD system' which now also boasts electronic off-road assistance says Mitsubishi.

In line with its Pajero heritage, the newcomer boasts double wishbone coil springs with a stabilizer bar in the front and multi-link suspension with stabilizer bar in the back.

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Hill-Descent Control has been added for additional safety when on dangerous ground. In addition, the selectable Off-road Mode maximises traction on unsealed surfaces.

The 2.4-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel engine produces 133kW/430Nm of torque. 

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Mitsubishi says the additional electronic assistance allows the driver to select either the 'gravel, mud/snow, sand or rock setting' to suit surface conditions and optimise engine output, transmission settings and braking for superior traction. It utilises a lockable rear differential too.

Three rows of seats

LED driving lights with auto-levelling and DRLs, including a headlamp washer for the 4x4 version, are standard features, while a LED high-mounted rear stop lamp on the tailgate provides additional safety.

The SUV features electrically-adjustable leather seats for the driver. The second row of seats offers a 60:40 split with tumble, reclining and sliding function with a centre armrest and cup holders.

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The third row of seats folds flat into the floor to minimise intrusion into the cargo space when not in use.

Passenger comfort is improved with a tilt and telescopic steering wheel with paddle shifts, rear park distance control with a rear-view camera, dual auto aircon with rear passenger temperature controls and an electric parking brake.

Standard features

Other standard features, among many others, include a keyless operating system with electronic start function, multi-function leather steering wheel with audio and cruise control, Bluetooth with hands-free voice control and fold-away electric door mirrors incorporating turn indicators.

Standard built-in safety features include: active stability and traction control (ASTC), ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), BAS (Brake Assist System), Brake Override System and six airbags (Driver, Passenger, Seat and Side Curtains) round off the safety package now on offer by the new Pajero Sport. Hill Descent Control and the new electronic Off-Road Mode Control. 

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Dusk-sensing headlights, rain-sensing windscreen wipers, an electronic chromatic rear-view mirror, an LED high-mounted stop lamp on the tailgate and a rear-view camera, all add to the impressive list of safety features of the new Pajero Sport.

Prices:

Pajero Sport 2.4 D4 MIVEC 2WD 8-speed A/T R569 995

Pajero Sport 2.4 D4 MIVEC 4WD 8-speed A/T R599 995

The Pajero Sport is sold with a three-year or 100 000km manufacturer’s warranty and a five-year or 90 000km service plan with 10 000km service intervals.

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