Mitsubishi has launched the updated version of the Pajero (sold in India as the Montero) in Malaysia. The UK market where it is known as the Shogun also receives the new updates.
The Montero has not been a big success mainly because of its high price and poor network. The Montero is a genuine all rounder SUV. The updated Montero may arrive on the Indian shores in 2012.
The new features include:
- Redesigned front grille and bumper
- New Skid plate
- Restyled roof rail
- New 18 inch Alloy wheels
- Dashboard with red illumination
- The reverse camera with visual display on the rear view mirror provides assistance when reversing and is also equipped with auto dimming.
- The Pajero, which is available in four colours – Warm White Mica, Black Mica, Cool Silver Metallic and Quartz Brown Metallic
The Malaysian Pajero’s 3.8-litre engine puts an incredible 250PS at your command ensuring that you’ll never be short on power. The new MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve-timing Electronic Control) system varies the inlet valve timing and lift to optimize engine output across more of the rev range. The net result is enjoyment of the full potential this powerhouse has to offer, with quicker starting response and sure, confident cruising performance.
The Indian version gets a 3.2 litre diesel engine with Max. output 202(148.6) PS (KW) /3800 rpm and torque figures of 441Nm.
The Montero features Active Stability and traction control (ASTC). The ASTC utilizes a network of control units and intelligent sensors to monitor vehicle status as well as the driver’s steering. As road and vehicle conditions change, ASTC manages the forces on all wheels by precisely controlling engine torque and braking force going to each one, providing improved vehicle control, trace ability and traction in all driving conditions. ASTC lets driver enthusiasts enjoy the full potential of Pajero in complete confidence.
The All Wheel Control (AWC) delivers precise traction, power and slip control for each wheel independently to ensure complete driver control even in extreme handling conditions.
Pajero’s advanced Super Select II (SS4 II) lets you shift between 2H, 4H and 4HLc modes at speeds of up to 100km/h, providing on-demand control for highway performance or off-road traction whenever you need it.
The Pajero is equipped with a Rockford sound system which consists of 12 speakers, including tweeters, woofers and subwoofers. Positioned throughout Pajero, they are optimally balanced for automotive listening.