The prototype of traditional Japanese crossover had a presentation at the Tokyo Auto Show in 1973. Although Mitsubishi had the reputation of Japan’s largest all-wheel drive vehicle carmaker before World War II, the launch of the series model came later. The second prototype debuted in 1981, and it got the name as we know today – Mitsubishi Pajero. The SUV had a successful stint, largely thanks to its robust, but attractive bodywork. Also, this crossover was the first with a turbodiesel engine. Now, for the last 10 years, the current fourth generation of the V80 is still present. After a redesign, the company will add 2019 Mitsubishi Pajero as the new model in the lineup.
Mitsubishi is relatively quiet about this model. We could see 2019 Pajero under the strong influence of the L200 and Triton trucks. This means that Pajero and Pajero Sport could come with various engines, including the new turbodiesel. New concept images are available on the internet. We still can’t see this vehicle on streets. Buyers in the US will see it as Mitsubishi Montero.
2019 Mitsubishi Pajero Rendering
Revealing the design of the concept could show what to expect from 2019 Mitsubishi Pajero. The photographs show a model that will have a strong front end with a thin grille positioned above large air intakes. Also, it seems like Pajero is not going to be the same as its US sibling Montero. Futuristic front fascia will stand lower. Also, a model for the North American market will have a specific set of features in every trim level. Whatsoever, the changes on the 2019 Mitsubishi Pajero should increase interest and lure more youngsters to purchase this model.
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
As its predecessor, the 2019 Mitsubishi Pajero will offer the Sport version. This is top of the level trim. However, the Sport SUV could be considered as the model for itself, since there are many differences. From the exterior styling and interior equipment, all the way to the engine choice, two siblings are more different than the same.
2019 Mitsubishi Pajero Engine and Specs
The base powertrain unit of the 2019 Mitsubishi Pajero will be a petrol engine. Although the crossover became famous because of diesel drivetrain, the standard offer will be a gasoline version. That is a 3.0-liter drivetrain. We believe it will be able to achieve around 240 or 250 hp. Also, similar amount pound-feet of torque will be the output of this V-6 unit. Transmission is an 8-speed auto, with two-wheel and all-wheel drive options.
Additionally, the 2019 Mitsubishi Pajero will get an electric motor as a support to the conventional drivetrain, This combination will boost the horsepower output to 335. Also, torque will rise to 300 lb-ft. Mileage can’t be predicted at this moment. However, a lithium-ion battery will definitely add few more miles to the mpg range of the standard crossover.
2019 Mitsubishi Pajero Release Date
The US version of the 2019 Mitsubishi Pajero will arrive sooner than its sibling for EU and Asia. Nevertheless, redesigned Pajero won’t be available before next year. We could see a debut during 2018 at some car show in Europe. Geneva or Frankfurt would be a great solution, but Mitsubishi could present some other models there instead.