Bold, exquisite, and elegant, the new 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero is admired on many levels, brought to life through the finest craftsmanship right down to its refined new grille and interior. The new Pajero features changes to the exterior and the interior. The front fascia, radiator grille and foglamps have been revised with more chrome effects. The higher-end models are equipped with LED daytime running lights and a new spare tyre cover. Mitsubishi have installed more sound deadening material in the interior, which also has more metallic trim for the higher grade variants. The VRII will have a piano black centre console and accent trims while the Exceed and Super Exceed will have a wood grain centre and accent trims.
The Pajero prototype debuted at the 1982 Tokyo Motor Show: it was the first vehicle in the world that successfully brought a specialist all-terrain vehicle with market appeal to ‘ordinary’ motorists.
The iconic Pajero rightly claims great achievements – 15 times Dakar rally winner and winner of the Australian 4×4 award – the Pajero lives up to its legacy and offers more than ever before.
Inside the large and roomy cabin, you will enjoy the dominant driving position, and the large side mirrors, while appreciating the new interior trim and layouts – now upgraded to luxury standards. As to be expected, there is good connectivity for phones and USBs, and your music sounds great through the superior Rockford sound system.
The superb performance of the powerful 3.8 litre engine makes driving the Pajero both on and off road an exciting and safe experience. Large grab handles for all seats show the Pajero’s off-road credentials, and there’s a surprisingly small turning circle which is very useful in town.
All aspects of the engine, the ride and safety features are at their all-time best. The Pajero 2016 is still a great combination of luxury, safety, performance and value for money.
ENGINE 3.8 litre 24-valve, V6, SOHC MIVEC; also available 3.5 litre 24-valve V6 SOHC ECI-MULTI
MAX POWER 250 hp (184kW) @ 6,000 rpm
MAX TORQUE 329 Nm (33.6 kg-m) @ 2,750 rpm
TRANSMISSION 5-speed INVECS-II automatic with Sports Mode, and Super Select 4WD
EXTERIOR Bold, uncompromising styling and sharp, clean and sleek lines, the latest Pajero will conquer off-road desert terrain and city streets with equal poise; HID headlights; handsome new front bumper and radiator grille; daytime running lights all make the new Pajero look what it is: one of the toughest and most capable 4×4 SUVs on the market; 18″ alloys
INTERIOR Comfortable and spacious with flexible seating for up to seven adults, new Pajero features luxurious trim material, chrome and glossed wood-print accent panels; leather-wrapped controls; navigation system; powerful Rockford Acoustic Design Premium Sound System with 12 speakers; AM/FM stereo/CD player, hands-free phone; USB port; beverage cooler
SAFETY 3-point advanced seatbelts for all seats; front, side and curtain airbags; smart programmable remote key; disc brakes with ABS with EBD; Active Stability and Traction Control with Brake Assist; limited slip differential; rear differential lock; reinforced safety cage; rear view camera, parking sensors; premium security alarm system; engine immobiliser; extra strong body
Qatar Automobiles Co will be pleased to arrange a test drive of the new Mitsubishi Pajero 3.8 or any of its cars and SUVs for Marhaba readers. Call 4469 9665
For more information, visit Mitsubishi Qatar’s website.
Author: Terry Sutcliffe
Note: This article has been extracted from Marhaba’s Issue No 64 Winter 2015/16 from the ‘Motoring’ section. For more car reviews, pick up Marhaba’s Issue No 64 Winter 2015/16 only QR20 from the nearest hypermarket or bookstore to you.
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