The new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport went on sale internationally in 2015, now reports suggest that it will be introduced to India by April 2019. The SUV will be brought in through the CBU route initially, and bookings are to commence around February 2019.
Globally Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is offered in three engines options – 2.5-liter diesel, 2.4-liter diesel, and 3.0-liter MIVEC petrol. It is the 2.4-liter unit that will power the Indian-spec Pajero Sport. It produces 180 hp at 3,500 rpm and 430 Nm of torque at 2,500 rpm and will be offered with an 8-speed automatic transmission. On the international 4WD model, the drive is sent to all wheels through Mitsubishi’s Super Select 4WD-II system. A rear differential lock and limited slip differential are optional on the 4WD variant.
Mitsubishi will start looking at the local assembly for the recently launched Outlander post the introduction of the Pajero Sport. The New Pajero Sport, when launched in India, will give tough competition to its D segment rivals like the Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner, the Mahindra Rexton and the ISUZU MU-7. Expect the new SUV to be priced at INR 30-40 lakh range.