Mitsubishi has been testing the next-generation Pajero Sport SUV for quite sometime as it gears up for its official debut. According to reports, it would have its world premiere in Thailand around August this year. The peeps at HeadlightMag have rendered the front and rear end of the 2016 Pajero Sport. The new Pajero Sport SUV would be underpinning a ladder-frame chassis, which debuted with the Triton pick-up last year.
Going by the rendered images, the 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport would take its designing cues from the GR-HEV utility concept and the Outlander PHEV Concept-S. At the front fascia in the rendered image, the new SUV flaunts X-shaped front bumper and multi-slat chrome grille. Both the bumper and grille are pretty similar to the ones seen in 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander which was unleashed a week back. Although, the it would be based on the new ladder-frame chassis of the Triton pickup but its styling at the front end would be entirely different from that of Triton. Also, rumourmills suggest that next-generation SUV would be a tad longer than the ongoing model.
Mechanically, the new Pajero Sport might loaded with the new 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder 16-valve VG-Turbo (with Intercooler) diesel engine. This engine pumps out a massive power of 181.5bhp and peak torque of 430Nm. The ongoing model in the country is available with the old 2.5L 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine, which produces a maximum power output of 176bhp and highest torque performance of 400Nm. The company would continue both the 5-speed manual as well as automatic transmissions with the new SUV; however, it might offer the 6-speed auto gearbox in place of the 5-speed automatic. Currently, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is assembled at Hindustan Motor's plant in Tiruvallur (Tamil Nadu) by CKD kits from Thailand and this trend is likely to be continued with the third-generation Pajero Sport as well.