There are so many SUV models out in the market nowadays but Mitsubishi Pajero is one of the old-time players that commands a special position in this category. It was launched way back in 1982 and in the following years its reputation has grown substantially. The 2017 Mitsubishi Pajero, also sold as Monetro and Shogun in some markets is likely to be equipped with some new features that will help it stave off competition. A hybrid version may also make its debut. While it is not sold in the USA after 2006, the Pajero continues to be a hot favorite in other markets. This is true of almost all the versions.
2017 Mitsubishi Pajero – Exterior Body Styles and Interior Changes
The 2017 Mitsubishi Pajero design is based on the much touted GC-PHEV concept which was showcased by Mitsubishi at Tokyo Motor Show in 2014. The tailgate, fenders and grille are inspired by the concept. Even the revised bumper has wider air intake slots. There are 3 strips in its front grille. Externally, the Pajero still has a boxy look. In this version, the Pajero gets daytime LED lights. The tires are also new. Even the tail lights have been modified to an extent. Side steps and 19 inch alloy wheels add to the stylish look of the SUV. Overall, the build quality is robust and there is a masculine appeal about its looks. The dual exhaust pipes also look trendy.
Inside the cabin of the 2017 Mitsubishi Pajero, quality wood and plastic will be used and it will appear classy. The steering wheel is said to be leather wrapped. The dashboard of 2017 Mitsubishi Pajero will be modified and the display unit will be bigger. Climate control air-conditioning ensures all passengers travel in sheer comfort. The front seats are quite comfortable. From driver seat, road visibility is simply superb. The cargo area in the 2017 Mitsubishi Pajero is rather generous. The third-row seat can be flat folded to make room for more luggage. Even the 2nd row of seats has a 60/40-split ratio. The rear door is side hinged and it also holds a spare wheel. When it comes to infotainment and safety, the Pajero does very well. For entertainment buffs, there is Smartphone Link Display Audio and support for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The model also has Bluetooth phone connectivity. The 12 speaker Rockford Fosgate audio system with is also available in the highest trim. The display unit has a pleasant and user-friendly navigation UI. Move over the base GLX Trim, to GLS and you will get power-adjustable front seats, automatic headlights, rain sensing windscreen wipers, etc. In the costliest Exceed trim, you get power operated sunroof, and better leather trim for seats. There are total six airbags in the Pajero. Safety features include Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control and blind spot monitoring. The reversing camera and parking sensors makes handling the SUV at urban roads and parking slots easy.
2017 Mitsubishi Pajero – Modification under the Hood
The 2017 Mitsubishi Pajero may have a hybrid motor. The GC-PHEV concept had a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 motor along with an electric motor. The twin engines generate an output of 330 HP. The same setup may be used in the 2017 model and it is claimed to have almost zero carbon dioxide emission. There will be a lithium-ion battery in the unit as well. The engine of 2017 Pajero will be mated with capable 8-speed programmed transmission unit. The diesel model may have a 2.4 litres MIVEC engine in two versions. It is fitted with MMC’s Auto stop system. It also uses variable geometry turbocharger which aids in smooth acceleration. There will be various drive modes. The Pajero’s engine can be somewhat noisy when compared to that of its rivals. The ride is a little steep more so on rough roads. On solely electric power, the Mitsubishi Pajero 2017 can be driven for 25 km under standard condition, says the company.
2017 Mitsubishi Pajero – Pricing and Availability
The 2017 Mitsubishi Pajero will be released sometimes by the end of 2016. Industry experts think it will be priced around $52000 for the base trim and the high-end variant may be priced over $70000. The 2017 Mitsubishi Pajero comes across as an enticing SUV that scores owing to its Hybrid engine and superior styling. Even in entertainment and safety segments, it is not exactly lagging much. Not many hybrid SUVs today offer excellent off-road capabilities like this one while offering stylish looks and classy interior. However, it will still cope with some competition. The Toyota Prado scores with its quieter cabin and much better ride quality. The higher trims of Prado offer excellent infotainment options as well. The Toyota Fortuner and Ford Everest are also worthy contenders. With right pricing, Mitsubishi can make the Pajero a category leader and given its strong sales record worldwide, the 2017 version can also hit the bull’s eye.