Expert Review of Mitsubishi Pajero
Mitsubishi Motors has collaborated with the Indian automobile firm Hindustan motors to launch Mitsubishi Pajero Sport in the country. This SUV is powered by a 4-cylinder, 2.5-litre inter-cooled turbocharged diesel power plant that generates an incredible power and commanding torque. The company is offering this high performance SUV with a Super Select 4WD function that offers three drive modes such as 2H, 4H, 4HLc and 4LLc. This function allows the drive to shift the driving mode to 4-wheel drive from 2-wheel drive depending upon the road or terrain conditions. This will enhance the stability and agility of the vehicle and draws superior performance from the engine. The company also blessed this SUV with sophisticated safety functions including crash detection door lock shut down, ABS with EBD, collapsible steering column, anti-intrusion brake pedal and lots more. The company build this SUV on 'RISE Body' platform that enhances the safety and protection of occupants inside.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
Mitsubishi Pajero is equipped with a powerful 4-cylinder diesel power plant that comes with common rail fuel injection system. This engine has the ability to give away a minimum 11.5 Kmpl of mileage in city traffic conditions and it can give away a maximum 13.5 Kmpl on highways.
The manufacturer is offering this SUV in six attractive color shade options for the SUV enthusiasts to choose front. Those exterior paints includes a sporty looking Rugged Red, a magnificent Himalayan White, a Pure Black shade, a Storm Grey paint, a subtle looking Earth Brown and a decent looking Iceberg Silver paint.
Acceleration and Pick up
The company is offering this sports utility vehicle by assembling it with a high performance 2.5-litre diesel power plant, which is mated to a high performance 6-speed manual transmission gearbox. This engine powers the vehicle to zoom towards a top speed of about 190 Kmph. On the other hand, it takes only 10 seconds to accelerate towards 100 Kmph speed from a standstill.
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is one of the high performance SUVs in the segment with a perfect body design and structure. The front profile of this SUV is muscular and very aggressive, thanks to the radiator grille and sporty bumper. The radiator grille has a unique design with a lot of chrome treatment and it is surrounded by sleekly designed headlight cluster. The company logo has been fitted in the center of radiator grille, which is enhancing the appeal of brand Mitsubishi. Just below this, there is a body colored bumper designed with an air dam and integrated with a pair of round shaped fog lights. There is a silver color garnished protective cladding fitted under this bumper that adds to the sporty looks of front profile. The fenders on side profile have been crafted pretty well and have been equipped with a set of alloy wheels. The door handles and the ORVMs of this SUV gets the chrome treatment while the side protection moldings have been painted with body color. The sporty look of side profile is further enhanced by the black colored roof rails. Coming to the rear end, you can notice that the bumper and the tailgate gets the body color paint. There is a chrome plated strip fitted above the license plat that brings a premium stature to the rear profile.
The company designed the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport with extreme off-road capability, but still it hasn't compromised in terms of its comfort and conveniences. This off-road capable SUV is blessed with number of comfort features that provides next level of luxury to the passengers inside. The list includes power seat for driver, manual sliding and reclining front passenger seat, automatic air conditioning unit, lockable glove box with illumination, power windows with anti-trap windows for driver, electric tailgate opening, cup holders, bottle holders, power steering system, key less entry function and tons of other such features. The manufacturer is also offering this high performance SUV with a multi-mode center information display integrated with a digital clock, compass, average fuel information, barometer, altimeter and other functions. Also there is an advanced MP3/CD music player with USB port in glove box and audio controls mounted on steering wheel. Some of the other noticeable features of this SUV include accessory socket, driver side sun visor with ticket holder, front door pockets, leather wrapped steering wheel, light monitor buzzer are just to name a few.
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is a sophisticated sports utility vehicle that comes with great set of dimensions. The company designed this SUV with an overall length of about 4695mm, total width of 1815mm and with an impressive height of 1840mm. The wheelbase of this SUV is very large, which is about 2800mm and its minimum ground clearance is 215mm.
The manufacturer has assembled this model with a high performance 4-cylinder based 2.5-litre, DOHC, Common rail diesel power plant that produces 2477cc displacement capacity. The company equipped this engine with an inter-cooler and a turbocharger, which will boost up the performance of the motor. The maximum power produced by this engine is about 175.5bhp at 4000rpm, which is converted into a mammoth torque output of about 400Nm in between 2000 to 2500rpm. Mitsubishi Motors has coupled this engine with a floor shift, manually operated, synchromesh type of transmission that has 5-forward and 1-reverse gears. This transmission system functions in collaboration with Super Select 4WD system that changes the drive mode from 2-wheel drive to 4-wheel drive in three different formats such as 4H, 4HLc and 4LLc.
This high performance SUV model is offered with a sturdy set of 17 inch light alloy wheels. These alloys have been covered with a set of high performance, 265/65 R17 sized tubeless radial tyres that are capable of dealing with rugged roads and terrains.
This vehicle comes with a sturdy suspension system, which will enhances its off-road capabilities as well as the its agility. The company has assembled the front axle of this SUV with double wishbone type of suspension loaded with coil springs. At the same time, the rear axle of this four wheeler is assembled with 3-link type of suspension mechanism accompanied with coil springs. Furthermore, the company has fitted the stabilizer bars to the front and rear axles to improve the stability of the vehicle.
Handling and Control
The company has designed a highly advance braking technology for this SUV, in which all four wheels are operated hydraulically for for efficient performance. The front wheels of this SUV have been assembled with a set of 16 inch ventilated disc brakes, whereas the rear wheels have been fitted with 16 inch ventilated drum-in-discs type of brakes. This advanced braking setup is assisted by the anti-lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution system. This mechanism will help driver to maintain control over the vehicle by preventing the wheels from locking-up, thereby it prevents the skidding. The departure angle, approach angle and the minimum turning radius of this SUV are superior in the SUV segment, which will help the driver to handle and control this SUV on any terrain or off-road conditions.
Impressive performance, magnificent body style.
Very high cost of maintenance, interior design could be better.