Mitsubishi Motors is still looking for success in both the global and local market. While they created a successful and a substantive name in the SUV market when they launched the Pajero in the Indian markets, their other SUV ventures, including the Outlander and Montero failed, which forced the Japanese manufacturer to concentrate only on one product - the Pajero.
Selling in the majority of markets as the Pajero Sport, a heavily camouflaged prototype of the same has been spied recently by our friends at the Worldcarfans. Slated to be launched next year, the Pajero Sport facelift will be based on the Triton/L200 and will be more aggressive in design as compared to the current Pajero which has started looking dated. One can easily spot more angular surfaces as compared to current boxy design.
We believe that like the chassis, the engine will also be borrowed from the L200 which is powered by a 2.4-liter turbo-diesel engine capable of producing 154hp power and 380 Nm of torque. But if based on the Triton, the Pajero can get a 2.4 litre petrol unit (which we hardly believe could make its way in India) along with a trio of turbo-diesel motors with power producing capacity upto 181hp and 430 Nm. The power will be sent to the wheels via a 5-speed manual and automatic gearbox along with an option for 6 speed manual gearbox.
The big buff SUV is expected to make a global debut at the Frankfurt Motorshow slated to start in September 2015, while the sale can commence in the as early as 2016.