The next Pajero Sport is likely to bear a strong resemblance to the recently unveiled Triton ute and now we have our best look yet at the next-gen wagon
New overseas renderings from Kolesa.ru show what the next Pajero Sport could look like with the new generation expected to make its debut in late 2024 to 2025.
Like the current model, it’s expected the Pajero Sport will gain similar front-end styling as the all-new Triton, with minor tweaks to its grille and LED design.
But we don’t know whether the new Pajero Sport will retain its ‘koala-eared’ rear tail light design that features on the current SUV and has proved to be divisive among some.
The rear end of the Pajero Sport shown in the render is more hunkered down and bears more of a resemblance to the second generation model, known in Australia as the Challenger at the time.
Other changes seen within the render include the more pronounced wheel arches and squared-off design cues that help provide a more modern design. We also expect to see a small spoiler at the end of the roof, as per the current model.
The next Pajero Sport is very likely to share its powertrain with the Triton, meaning that the more powerful 150kW/470Nm twin-turbo 2.4-litre turbo-diesel engine will likely be standard.
The closely-related but new-generation Mitsubishi Triton was announced two weeks ago, debuting the aforementioned more powerful 2.4-litre twin-turbo-diesel engine along with an enhanced 3500kg towing capacity and a new interior.
The improved interior now features a larger 9.0-inch central touchscreen and a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster as standard.
Mitsubishi plans to roll out 16 new models globally over the next five years, including a ‘PPV’ frame-based SUV that could be the next Pajero Sport. Based on previous reports, the model is due to be released around 2025.
The current Mitsubishi Pajero Sport range begins at $44,940 before on-road costs for the base GLX rear-wheel drive and tops out at $62,440 for the flagship GSR 4×4.
The Pajero Sport is currently offered with just one engine choice, a 2.4-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine also available in the current Triton ute.
This engine produces 133kW/430Nm and is paired exclusively with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive variants are available.
The current Pajero Sport is capable of towing up to 3100kg braked, which is likely to be improved with the next-generation vehicle.
The Pajero Sport is available with the following features as standard (GLX):
Going up to the GLS, owners will gain the following:
GLS Deluxe adds:
The next variant is the Exceed which features:
The flagship GSR Pajero Sport finishes up the lineup with:
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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