The Mitsubishi Pajero is an SUV offering from Mitsubishi that was launched by the Japanese carmaker, named after Leopardus Pajero – the Pampas cat. The SUV is also sold in different markets under different nameplates.
The current Mitsubishi Montero is still on its 4th generation that was launched in 2006. It is known to be an extraordinary off-road machine. The heritage of the Mitsubishi Pajero was solidified by the legendary performance of its 3rd generation-based “King of the Desert” rally vehicle in the grueling Paris Dakkar rally that happened from 2001 to 2005.
Presently, this SUV is receiving so much love from car enthusiasts in the Philippines and other markets like Australia. One of the main reasons is its staying power and simplicity in the sense that there are very few changes on the current platform since its release.
Almost everyone adorns the Mitsubishi Pajero because of its features that show careful attention to detail and exceptional level of craftsmanship. The SUV is described as exquisite, bold, and elegant.
The new Pajero received a redesigned double bar chrome-plated radiator front grille that is front bumper-integrated, accentuating its athletic appearance. It also comes with LED Daytime Running Lights and HID headlamps with headlight washer and automatic dimming function.
Few minor changes that are also implanted in the new Pajero, including body-colored exterior mirrors blended with nicely outlined fog lamps, turn signals, a set of rear lights mounted on the muscular tailgate, and the rear windshield that comes with a broad wiper.
The interior of the Mitsubishi Pajero features an ergonomic design cabin. It comes with white-colored leather seats. The driver gets a 10-way power-adjustable seat while the passenger’s seat can be electrically adjusted in four different ways. The molded door trims have a carbon fiber and silver accents.
The four-spoke steering wheel gets a leather wrapping, and the shift knob with piano black accent features a climate and audio control. On the other hand, the instrument console comes in the form of high-contrast backlit meters along with red illumination. It contributes to the overall sporty aura of the vehicle, which is both eye-pleasing and amazing at the same time.
The appealing and comfortable interior of the Mitsubishi Pajero is designed to provide commendable ride comfort and reduced driving fatigue to all seven occupants.
Technology & Safety
Mitsubishi Pajero is equipped with an infotainment system that comes with a premium sound system with Rock Ford Acoustic design that will make the whole cabin a concert hall and the entire ride amusing. Rear passengers get to enjoy their favorite movies with the DVD player and 9-inch display screen mounted on the ceiling.
The engineers of the Japanese carmaker know that roads often come up with surprises. That is the main reason why they equipped the new Pajero with various passive and active features. The rear-view camera reverse and park distance reversing signal in the SUV send signals of any obstructions.
It will show an image on the screen, which helps the driver park the vehicle. The Mitsubishi Pajero is also equipped with an immobilizer, Active Stability Traction Control, and ABS with EBD.
Other safety features embedded in this SUV include collapsible steering column, voice and flashing warning lights, RISE body safety, and foot pedal collapse.
Platform & Chassis
The Mitsubishi Pajero is a five-door SUV that can accommodate seven occupants. The platform of this SUV is built on a tried and tested platform that endured countless hours in Dakkar races and already won numerous podium finishes.
This SUV is available with Automatic transmission. It has a length of 4900 mm, a width of 1,875 mm, a height of 1,870 mm, wheelbase of 2,780, and a ground clearance of 235 mm.
The front suspension of the Mitsubishi Pajero is handled by the Double Wishbone Suspension Coil Springs with Stabilizer bars, while the rear suspension is Multilink Coil Springs with Stabilizer bars. The stopping power is provided by the 17-inch ventilated discs in the front and 17-inch ventilated drum-in discs.