Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Splash launched in India

The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport stayed out of the competition in the D+ segment SUV category for a while. Now, to get back in action Mitsubishi has gotten a mild facelift through the new Splash edition. The new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Splash will have an option to opt different custom color. Mitsubishi now allows customers to choose from over 30 different colors and patterns for the Pajero Sport. These patterns and colors are essentially graphics that can be stickered on to the SUV. The Mitsubishi Pajero Sports Splash is offered with both the standard Pajero Sport and the Pajero Sport Select Plus. The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Splash comes with three design patterns with five dual-tone colour options.

Customers can configure the colour through the online configurator.  The customers can try different patterns and colours before finalising which colour to go with. With the new colors configuration, the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport looks attractive when compared to the standard model.

The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport mechanically has no update. The SUV is powered from the same  2.5-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine with puts out 175 Bhp and 400 Nm (350 Nm on the automatic variants). This motor gets two gearbox options – a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed torque converter automatic

The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is offered with 4×4 manual and 4×2 automatic transmission options while the Pajero Sports Select Plus is available only with the 4×4 automatic gearbox. Apart from the new customization color options, the interior and exterior design remain the same.

Mitsubishi launched the Pajero Sport SUV in India in 2012 to go agnaist the D+ segment SUVs like the previous-gen Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner. Ford and Toyota updated their SUVs with new design features and a new engine. Apart from adding few cosmatic and colour options Mitsubishi has not updated the SUV since its launch. This is the main reason behind the poor sales of the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport . The Mitsubishi Pajero Splash is priced at Rs 28.85 lakh  Both prices are ex-showroom.  Mitsubishi assembles the Pajero Sport at Hindustan Motors’ Tiruvallur factory, near Chennai.  Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is imported into India through the completely knocked down (CKD) kit route



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Author: Abdul Ahad Siddique

Staff Writer

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