Mitsubishi unveils new Pajero

Mitsubishi unveils new Pajero

MY14 Pajero range features top safety rating but no V6 engine.

Mitsubishi Pajero 2014
For the first buyers wont get the option of a V6 Pajero.

Mitsubishi has dropped the V6 petrol engine from the Pajero line-up as part of a refresh of the long standing model that also delivers a five-star ANCAP safety rating.

The 2014 Pajero is now available in Mitsubishi dealerships across Australia, all will feature Mitsubishi’s 3.2-litre Common Rail turbo diesel engine, which delivers 147kW and 441Nm and uses 9.0L/100kms combined.

Buyers will have the choice of either a five speed manual, or five speed automatic transmission.

A V6 petrol engine has been a constant in the Pajero line-up since 1988, but was more recently only available in the top of the range Exceed and with fuel use as high as 17.7L/100km it’s no surprise it’s been dumped from the line-up.

To jump from four to five-star safety Mitsubishi has upped the safety features in the Pajero including ISOFIX child restraints and a reversing camera.

The new Pajero also boasts other standard features including;

  • Keyless entry
  • MATT (Mitsubishi All Terrain Technology) with Active Stability and Traction Control, ABS and EBD
  • Alloy wheels
  • Automatic climate control
  • Power windows
  • Multi-function trip computer

And while the model is starting to look a little dated, Mitsubishi Motors Australia CEO Mutsuhiro Oshikiri, said the Pajero still offers great safety features, on and off-road capabilities, luxurious specifications and value for money.

“Now with peace of mind five-star  ANCAP rating, Pajero provides a tough yet luxurious four-wheel drive that suits the family’s day to day needs as well as being completely equipped for the next adventure.”

“There’s a Pajero model to suit every lifestyle, with functionality, safety and power all wrapped up in an attractive package,” Oshikiri said.

Pricing for the new Pajero starts at $50,990.

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