Mitsubishi finally revealed the updated Pajero Sport SUV. The facelifted vehicle which is also known as the Montero Sport or Shogun Sport in some markets made the debut a few days ago in Thailand. At first glance, the body-on-frame mid-size SUV has got just cosmetic changes, but that’s not the case. Instead, the automaker spiced up the bold-looking model by a couple of new features.
First of all, the 2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport hosts an updated infotainment system that has been hooked with an 8-inch touchscreen. The company added the same-sized digital instrument cluster, as well as a couple of new convenience for the rear-seats passengers like AC power outlet that sits next to the USB port. From now on, the owner will be able to control some of the SUV’s features through a smartphone application. More precisely, the Mitsubishi Remote Control keyless system will allow the driver to open or close the doors using its smartphone; the feature includes the new hands-free power tailgate too. As you can see, the interior looks more upscale thanks to better-quality soft-touch materials.
There are a few interesting changes from the outside too. As expected, the refreshed SUV gets pretty much the same treatment as the Triton/L200 pickup. This so-called Mitsubishi’s Dynamic Shield identity brings new headlights and grille, as well as the pretty rugged front bumper. There’s also a new combo of lamps below the headlights, while the bonnet appears to be higher than before. Around back, the 2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport hosts an updated rear bumper and a more attractive and sporty spoiler. As you can see the updated SUV rides on new wheels.
Just like its truck sibling, the new Pajero Sport features updated safety equipment. Yes, the new one has been enhanced with Lane Change Assist (LCA) and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA) features.
Unfortunately, there’s nothing new under the bonnet of the 2020 Pajero Sport. The rugged SUV stays fitted with the familiar 2.4-liter MIVEC four-cylinder turbo diesel engine that kicks of 181 PS (178 hp) and 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque. The oil-burner is paired with an 8-speed auto gearbox that sends power to the Super-Select 4WD-II system as usual. However, the 4-WD system gets additional options in the form of a new off-road mode and a new switch.