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Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2025: new Triton-based 4WD previewed in new renders


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

With the new-generation Mitsubishi Triton set to arrive in Australian dealerships from February 2024, it has got us thinking: what’s next for the related Pajero Sport?

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.

2024 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport render: credit: Kolesa.ru
What the 2025 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport could look like. Credit: Kolesa.ru

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 front end look of the next Pajero Sport. Credit: Kolesa.ru

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. 

4WD Megatest Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GSR 2023 front 3/4 track
The current Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GSR

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. 

What do you get on the current Mitsubishi Pajero Sport?

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. 

4WD Megatest Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GSR 2023 badge
Pricing for the Pajero Sport starts from $44,940 before on-road costs

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. 

Mitsubishi product rollout graph 2023
The future PPV SUV could be the next Pajero Sport

The Pajero Sport is available with the following features as standard (GLX):

  • 8.0-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity 
  • Four speaker sound system
  • Cruise control
  • LED daytime running lights 
  • Roof rails 
  • Side steps
  • Fabric seat upholstery 
  • Seven airbags 

Going up to the GLS, owners will gain the following:

  • Rear spoiler 
  • Privacy glass 
  • Power tailgate 
  • Larger six-speaker sound system
  • Satellite navigation 
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Auto dusk sensing headlights 
  • Rain sensing wipers
4WD Megatest Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GSR 2023 driving
The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GSR is the flagship of the range

GLS Deluxe adds:

  • Leather upholstery 
  • Driver’s seat power adjustment 
  • Front passenger seat power adjustment 
  • 360-degree camera 

The next variant is the Exceed which features:

  • 8.0-inch digital instrument cluster 
  • Heated front seats 
  • Eight-speaker sound system
  • Remote smartphone app 
  • Front parking sensors
4WD Megatest Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GSR 2023 hill
The next Pajero Sport is likely to launch in 2025

The flagship GSR Pajero Sport finishes up the lineup with:

  • 18-inch black alloy wheels
  •  Rear spoiler, bumper garnish, radiator grille, headlight garnish and roof rails finished in black 
  • Two tone black roof
  • Pajero bonnet emblem 
  • GSR badging 

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2023: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • GLX 2WD: $44,940
  • GLX 4WD: $49,940
  • GLS 2WD: $50,190
  • GLS 4WD: $55,190
  • Exceed 4WD: $60,690
  • GSR 4WD: $62,440