The anticipation is reaching its peak as we approach the grand reveal of the highly awaited 2024 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. Positioned as one of the most pivotal additions to the brand’s lineup, this SUV, based on the Triton platform, is poised to make a significant impact in the thriving off-road segment.
Thriving in the Off-Road Arena: A New Era
In the dynamic landscape of off-road vehicles, the 2024 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is set to join the ranks of distinguished marques and segments. With the imminent arrival of the new Prado, the trailblazing LC300, the formidable Patrol Warrior, and even the promising Y63 Patrol on the horizon, the stage is set for a captivating showdown.
The Preview: Renderings of the Future
As the launch date draws near, our dedicated online investigators have meticulously compiled an array of intriguing renderings. These captivating visuals, inspired by the recently unveiled Triton, provide valuable insights into the forthcoming Pajero Sport. The diesel dual-cab design also offers a tantalizing glimpse into the upcoming model’s features and capabilities.
Power and Performance
A noteworthy highlight of the 2024 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport lies in its heart – a revamped powertrain that promises exhilarating performance. Building upon its existing 2.4-litre diesel engine, Mitsubishi has introduced a twin-turbo setup. This ingenious enhancement propels the power output from 133kW and 430Nm to an impressive 150kW and 470Nm. This places the Pajero Sport in close proximity to the new Prado’s power figures. Notably, the Prado retains its 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine, now integrated with a cutting-edge 48-volt mild-hybrid system.
Enhancements in power and an ingeniously redesigned suspension system translate into a remarkable achievement for the Triton – an augmented braked towing capacity of 3500kg, up by a substantial 400kg. This remarkable feat is expected to carry over to the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, reaffirming its prowess in the towing domain.
A New Platform
Both the Triton and the upcoming Mitsubishi Pajero Sport will be built upon Mitsubishi’s innovative ladder-frame platform. This technological foundation introduces a notable increase of 130mm in the Triton’s wheelbase, now measuring 3130mm. The implications are substantial – enhanced space across all three seating rows in the Pajero Sport, ensuring a comfortable and spacious interior.
A Driving Experience Like No Other
The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is set to inherit the advantages of the Triton’s comprehensive Australian development program. Mitsubishi’s commitment to catering to local preferences is evident, as they have fine-tuned key driving aspects to align with the discerning Australian audience. Yoshiki Masuda, the Chief Product Specialist for the Triton range, elaborated on this approach, highlighting the emphasis on towing capabilities, straight-line performance, on-centre handling, and safety features.
Masuda further emphasized, “Our journey involved extensive testing, spanning on-road and off-road terrains. Collaborating closely with Mitsubishi Australia, we scrutinized and refined every detail that resonates with the Australian context. This endeavor led us to deploy a dedicated team of engineers from Japan for an extended duration, focused on rigorous ride and handling assessments.”
The Countdown Begins: Unveiling and Launch
The stage is set for a remarkable year as the 2024 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport gears up for its highly anticipated revelation. Scheduled for a 2024 or 2025 launch, this SUV is poised to redefine driving experiences. Meanwhile, the new Triton is poised to grace Australian roads in the early months of the upcoming year, signaling a new era of automotive excellence.