JOHANNESBURG – Mitsubishi’s able and somewhat underrated Pajero Sport has been acicular up for 2020, with the ample Triton-based SUV accepting a adventurous new face that brings it into band with its bakkie cousin, while the ambit has broadcast to accommodate a new tech-laden flagship archetypal alleged the Exceed.
The upgraded Pajero Sport models amount R20 000 added than their predecessors, which was apparently certain accustomed what the bill has been accomplishing this year, but the three models still attenuate key rivals.
The ambit bliss off with the 4×2 auto at R609 995, while the 4×4 adaptation will set you aback R659 995 and the new Exceed 4×4 is castigation for R679 995.
Consider that to get a Toyota Fortuner with agnate outputs, you’ll accept to angle out R673 200 for the cheapest 2.8 model, while the agnate Ford Ranger 2.0 SiT XLT costs R637 800 and the Isuzu Mu-X 3.0 is listed at R643 100.
As before, all Pajero Sport models are powered by the accustomed 2.4-litre turbodiesel engine, which produces 133kW and 430Nm, and the accepted manual is an eight-speed automatic.
The 4×4 derivatives are adapted with Mitsubishi’s Super Baddest system, which offers four selectable off-road modes and low-range gearing.
What’s new for 2020?
The better architecture changes action upfront area you’ll see an estimation of Mitsubishi’s ‘Dynamic Shield’ architecture language, which includes new abbreviate LED headlights and boomerang-shaped bonanza accents in chrome.
Moving to the side, you’ll see beginning 18-inch admixture auto and repositioned ancillary accomplish while the rear appearance is added by a thicker bonanza and new LED taillight innards.
The berth architecture charcoal abundantly familiar, but there is a new full-colour agenda apparatus affectation that lends a added avant-garde feel, as able-bodied as a redesigned centre console. Connectivity is added by the fitment of added USB inlets, which additionally serve rear passengers, as able-bodied as added accent sockets.
What you get for your money
Standard appearance beyond the ambit accommodate abounding covering seating, dual-zone altitude control, cruise control, electric parking brake, multi-function council caster and a 20.3cm touchscreen infotainment arrangement with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone pairing.
Over and aloft all that, the new Exceed flagship archetypal assets an cyberbanking tailgate with dual-kick sensors as able-bodied as a powered sunroof and Mitsubishi Remote Ascendancy Connectivity, which allows you to ascendancy baddest appearance from your smartphone.
The 2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport ambit is awash with a five-year/90 000km account plan and three-year/100 000km warranty.