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Pajero range gets safety boost


MITSUBISHI has announced a bevy of minor updates to its Pajero Sport large SUV range.

Entering production next month and available in dealership­s from April, the MY23 Pajero Sport range will see tyre pressure monitoring fitted as standard to two- and four-wheel drive GLS, Exceed and GSR grades, while new colour options will also feature.

Additional­ly, the Japanese importer says it will continue to offer the Deluxe Package on GLS variants.

Offered as part of the grade walk, the pack includes front power seat adjustment, leather upholstery, door card and console lid trims, 360-degree camera technolgy and steering wheelmount­ed camera activation switch on top of those features found on the GLS grade.

For MY23 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GLS and Exceed variants, the Impulse Blue paint colour is returned to the palette for the first time since 2021.

GSR variants add a new two-tone colour option dubbed terra rossa, which arrives with a contrastin­g black roof; while GSR trim continues to feature a suite of black accents including 18-inch wheels, bonnet emblem, front and rear bumper garnish, grille, tailgate badging and rear spoiler.

The expanded colour range takes the number of hues available on the Pajero Sport range to nine, which

now includes white, sterling silver, graphite grey, terra rossa, black mica, impulse blue, white diamond, white diamond with a black roof, and terra rossa with a black roof.

Interior finishes are unchanged for 2023 with black cloth offered on GLX and GLS variants and synthetic leather

on GLS Deluxe, Exceed and GSR variants.

The Pajero Sport range has increased in price by between $500 and $1000, depending on variant — now beginning at $44,940 plus on-road costs.

Mitsubishi will continue to offer the Pajero Sport range with a trio of bundled

accessory packs. The ‘signature pack’ has black fender flares, bonnet badge in black or silver, illuminate­d scuff plates, interior emblem, silver front and rear bumper garnishing.

The ‘signature plus pack’ is as per the ‘signature pack’ and includes headlight protectors, nudge bar in black or silver with an integrated LED light bar, tow pack, weather shields.

The ‘expedition pack’ has a bonnet emblem in black or silver, front protection bar in black or silver, Redarc electric brake controller, roof bars, Rola Titan roof tray, scuff plates, snorkel and tow pack.

The Pajero Sport range continues to be powered by Mitsubishi’s 2.4-litre MIVEC turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine developing 133kw at 3500rpm and 430Nm from 2500rpm.

All variants are paired, as standard, with an eight-speed automatic transmissi­on.

All variants are covered by Mitsubishi’s 10-year warranty, or five years if servicing is not done at a Mitsubishi dealer.

There is also a capped-price servicing program.

“The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport continues to elevate Australian adventures, bringing reliabilit­y and value to the large SUV segment,” Mitsubishi Motors Australia chief executive Shaun Westcott said.

“This family-friendly vehicle features several key specificat­ion updates for the 2023 model year.

“This will ensure it continues to be the vehicle of choice for those wanting to drive on- or off-road, with two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive models.”

 ?? ?? ADVANCES: Mitsubishi has added safety technology and paint colours to its Pajero Sport range, due into Australia in April.
ADVANCES: Mitsubishi has added safety technology and paint colours to its Pajero Sport range, due into Australia in April.

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