New Pajero Sport
Mitsubishi’s latest Fortuner fighter is headed for South Africa soon
AS WITH the latest Triton bakkie, South Africans have also endured a long wait for the SUV version, the new Pajero Sport, but the good news is that Mitsubishi’s latest Fortuner rival is almost here.
Mitsubishi SA has announced that the Pajero Sport will go on sale in South Africa this September, and although the Japanese carmaker is remaining tight-lipped about the pricing, it has promised that the newcomer will be “competitively priced within its segment”.
The new SUV takes a bold approach to styling, to the point where it could prove downright controversial, particularly at the back. Yet perhaps this is the breath of fresh air that buyers in this Fortuner-dominated segment really need. It’s certainly looks to be a sophisticated offering.
It is powered by the same new-generation 2.4-litre turbodiesel engine that powers the Triton, rated at 133kW and 430Nm.
While South Africans will be offered a choice between rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive, all our Continued on Page 3