Japanese automaker Mitsubishi has just given its flagship SUV model Pajero a new facelift in the international markets. The new updated Mitsubishi Pajero (which was earlier called the Montero in India) has come with a few new styling changes and has got added new equipments. The refreshed new SUV that is preparing to hit the car market of China is just one of the refreshed and special edition models, such as the Final Edition for the car markets of Europe, for the Mitsubishi Pajero in the global markets. These refreshed, special edition models of the Pajero are simply meant to keep the sales of the SUV moving and to keep customer interest alive till Mitsubishi brings in the next generation model of the popular and capable SUV.
Speaking on the exterior styling updates of the new refreshed Mitsubishi Pajero SUV, the vehicle has received an extensive cosmetic change on its front fascia. Mitsubishi has endowed a new grill in chrome finish with more number of slats with vertical intakes. The SUV also gets chrome décor on the centre of the front bumper, while the hood flaunts the Pajero moniker in flashy gold that is accompanied by a gold finished Mitsubishi insignia on the radiator grille. The side profile of the Pajero is almost the same as that of the outgoing model, but does get some new body decals. The rear design of the SUV is again spruced up with an additional dose of chrome finish, while there’s also the flashy gold on the tail lights as well as the badges.
On the inside, the updated new Mitsubishi Pajero comes with upgraded and added new features. The SUV comes with an updated infotainment unit along with wireless charging system for the smartphones. The Japanese auto major is also offering heated seats as optional feature. The facelift SUV for the Chinese market also gets faux wood trim on the dashboard, which is the same that is offered in the car market of India.
When the under the hood mechanical specifications are concerned, the refreshed Pajero SUV for the Chinese market will not receive any updates. The SUV will continue to get powered by the same 3.0 litre V6 petrol engine that is capable of churning out a max power output of 174 hp along with a top torque of 255Nm.
Mitsubishi relaunched the Pajero SUV’s version in the Indian market, named as the Montero last year, although it has been also discontinued. The India-spec Mitsubishi Montero used to pack in a 3.2 litre, direct-injection diesel motor that delivered 192 hp of peak power along with 441 Nm of top torque. The model couldn’t survive the competition in India, as it came with a steep price tag being a CBU model, which made it comparable with luxury SUVs such as the Audi Q7, Jaguar F-Pace, BMW X5 and Volvo XC90, but the Montero lacked the long features list offered by its rivals.
Mitsubishi brought in its first new model in India in the last 6 years in the form of the new Mtsubishi Outlander that launched last month.