In the world of noteworthy crossovers, Mitsubishi Pajero has attained a feat which not many are able to. From decades its fans have always been excited whenever a new model was announced and with the arrival of the new 2018 Mitsubishi Pajero, the excitement is again building.
Even though the majority of the information is kept secret by its makers, there are plenty of speculations regarding what this new model could incorporate. Let’s have a look at the possible changes which could be seen.
2018 Mitsubishi Pajero external changes
The current form of the global Pajero has been around since the 2006 model year and introduction of model’s fourth generation. Then, the model also left the US market. On the other hand, the last update was for the 2015 model year.
Now, for the 2018 model year, this mode is expected to undergo serious modifications inside and out. What’s more, according to some reports the 2018 Mitsubishi Pajero could come as the new generation model.
In that context, then new SUV should benefit from structural improvement which should provide improved rigidity of model’s body and underpinning plus reduced weight.
On the other hand, the changes will be seen on mode’s exterior design as well. The front-end design will adopt dynamic shield design language. The new model should exhibit modernized headlights, grille and front bumper. It should also look slightly different from the profile side while the rear end should get refreshed taillights and rear bumper.
Inside, the new Pajero will be both spacious and well-equipped in on versions. The seats would have a new coating and the leg room; shoulder, as well as knee space, could also be increased for more comfortable traveling.
The interior design will be modern and functional. The dash will house modern-looking center stack and there should also be a new instrument panel.
The new Pajero will also offer a high level of customization options including modern infotainment and convenience features. It will also be packed with the long list of active and passive safety features.
2018 Mitsubishi Pajero: Powertrains
When it comes to powertrains, the new 2018 Mitsubishi Pajero should arrive with both gasoline and diesel engine options but the plug-in hybrid version is also possible.
The gasoline-powered models should get an upgraded version of the current 3.8-liter V-6 SOHC MIVEC engine which should provide the better power output. A 3.0-liter gasoline engine should also be available.
On the other hand, this model should also offer two diesel engine options as well. A 3.2-liter DOHC engine will produce superior torque at low rpm. The buyers should also get a 2.8-liter turbocharged engine option.
What is also possible, is a plug-in hybrid powertrain which should provide a more efficient ride. This powertrain should include a V-6 engine assisted with electric motors which get power from the battery pack. The power output of this version should somewhere between 350 and 400 hp.
2018 Mitsubishi Pajero: Expected Release and Price
2018 Mitsubishi Pajero is rumored to be launched in the 3rd quarter of 2017, and though there is no such confirmation about it, this is regarded as the best bet for the automobile.
The price of the model will likely increase compared to the current range but not much.