Images have surfaced on the internet of the facelift version of the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. The Pajero Sport is still on sale here in India, and this model could hit the Indian showrooms by 2020. If at all Mitsubishi does a decent job to stay in the market. These images are from Thailand, and the car is seen without any camouflage revealing all that has changed. However, in India, we do not have the latest version of the Pajero Sport on sale yet.
From the looks of it, the 2020 model will get a chunky 3-slat chrome grille, sleek headlamps, LED DRLs, projector headlamps, chrome accents even on the bumper, skid plate, massive air dam and a typical high bonnet SUV profile. The side profile gets a step for easy access inside, chrome ORVM casing, chrome door handles, chrome weather strip, satin finish roof rails, shark fin antenna, multi-spoke diamond cut alloy wheels. At the back, you have an elongated LED tail lamp, roof mounted spoiler, chrome garnish, and reflectors along with skid plate on the bumper.
Inside, the facelift model will get black interiors, silver accents, new touchscreen infotainment, climate control with new console, new digital instrument cluster with MID, new seat upholstery and the likes…
The old generation Pajero Sport which we have in India is powered by a 2.5L, 4-cylinder, turbocharged diesel motor producing 176 BHP of power @ 4000 RPM and 350 Nm of torque matched to a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic gearbox. The Pajero Sport in India comes equipped with 4×4 tech and rivals the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and the Mahindra Alturas G4.
Mitsubishi hasn’t really been doing well in our market. The dealer numbers are very, very low and even the products are not really up to the mark when it comes to segment standards, in the Indian market. The brand needs to work on their strategy for better reach and brand awareness to generate incremental sales. At this rate and considering the current downtrend in the Indian car industry, it will only get tough for Mitsubishi in the immediate future.