The Mitsubishi Pajero Sports sprung out of the Triton/L200 pick-up series- much like how the Hulux pick-ups gave birth to the Fortuner. So it’d be safe to predict that the next-generation Pajero Sports will be based on, and wear the Triton’s face. With the new-generation Mitsubishi Triton/L200 being revealed in Thailand recently, AutonetMagz already have a rendering of next-generation Mitsubishi Pajero Sport the ready, and it looks quite neat.
The new-generation Triton four-door pickup is equipped with a newly developed 2.4-litre diesel-turbo engine. Code-named the 4N15, the four-cylinder unit is based around an aluminium engine block and comes with the brand’s MIVEC electronic valve-timing control system. Power and torque outputs are rated at 181 hp and 430 Nm respectively. Although Mitsubishi hasn’t disclosed any fuel consumption figure yet, the new engine is around 20% more economical than the 2.5-litre unit, which will also be sold along side the new model in two states of tune, apart from a 2.4 liter petrol with 128 PS (94 kW) and 194 Nm of torque. Transmissions options include six-speed manual and five-speed automatic. Apart from rear-wheel-drive, four-wheel-drive is available with the so-called Easy Select function.