The Mitsubishi manufacturer is transcending their most capable SUV into a new generation as 2018 Mitsubishi Pajero for achieving dramatic improvements. Most of the biggest success stories till date have everything to do with taking bold moves. Similarly, the prospect of Mitsubishi abandoning its sedan line-up and focusing more towards SUVs is certainly a daring step, especially considering the level of competition in the respective segment.
2018 Mitsubishi Pajero – Exterior Styling
The exterior styling is where 2018 Mitsubishi Pajero should come in the attention span as the rendered images are too good to be true. Be that as it may, this new-gen Mitsubishi Pajero might dig out a niche for itself with a progressive styling.
Yes, this SUV’s contemporary design language involves characteristic body arches creating interesting intersections that strike a counterbalanced stance. To go more specific, the body-embedded headlights will also possess a sleek look for dissolving transparently with the nostalgic chrome grille.
The projector fog lights sitting angular to the headlights will put out a chunky appeal. Down below, the lower fascia will hold trapezoid-shaped air vents that will come in a great contrast with the bumper having a skid plate-like design.
Not much has been known about the interior cabin as of now. However, the experts predict that Mitsubishi will present a bloat-load of tech features that will come on par with a best-in-class sophistication.
The dashboard will sport AC vents and a pop-up infotainment display and even wear chrome emblems. The door panels will also incorporate soft-touch materials and power window/AC controls. Heating and leather upholstery might come standard in the seats and steering wheel.
As heard from Mitsubishi officials themselves, the new-gen Mitsubishi Pajero will be focused more towards utility and new-age styling. However, this new-gen Pajero will be based on the same dynamic platform to cut down production costs.
2018 Mitsubishi Pajero – Improvements on the Powertrain
The 2018 Mitsubishi Pajero will be powered by few engine options. From 2.5-liter and 3.2-liter common rail direct injection diesel units to a 3.5-liter V6 gasoline unit.
A fuel efficient 8-speed automatic transmission and 2WD will come as standard to complete the powertrain setup (4WD will also be available though). The EPA ratings are to see improvements as well and it might stay close to 29/32 mpg on city/highways. The recent reports even hold that this powertrain setup will be altered for the hybrid Pajero.
The performance is the cardinal parameter which will see impressive improvements in new Mitsubishi Pajero. Achieving such will require Mitsubishi to use a tuned up the suspension with a stiffer setup. The front suspension will use Independent MacPherson struts while the rear units will integrate hydraulic dampers.
2018 Mitsubishi Pajero – Price, Competitors and Release Date
The 2018 Mitsubishi Pajero is suspected to come with a starting price of around $32,000. It will compete against Ford Endeavour, Honda CR-V, and Toyota Fortuner. The dealerships might get this SUV during the early onset of 2018.