Mitsubishi has just launched the automatic variant of its only offering in India- the Pajero Sport in an on-going event in Delhi. Priced at INR 23.55 Lacs, the SUV comes only with a rear wheel drive option, and competes against the likes of Toyota Fortuner 4×2 AT, SsangYong Rexton RX7 AT, Chevrolet Captiva AWD and Ford Endeavour 4×2 AT.
The new automatic variant comes with the same engine as the manual model, that is a 2.5-litre turbocharged CRDi diesel mill, churning out a maximum power output of 175bhp along with 350Nm of peak torque. While the power output remains identical, the torque in this new automatic variant has come down by 50Nm, up against 400Nm in the manual one. The engine is mated to a new five-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, sending power to the rear wheels.
There is no prominent change on the outside, while the interiors gets some additional features, which we've already seen on the dual-tone limited edition variant launched at the beginning of the festive season. The additions comes in the form of 2-DIN multimedia system with integrated DVD player, navigation system and reverse parking display, cooled box placed in the boot, ORVM cover integrated indicators and many more.
Pinned on a ladder frame chassis, the SUV runs on 17' alloy wheels. It has a double-wishbone front suspension with coil springs at the front, while the rear suspension duty is handled by three-link coil spring suspension paired to anti-roll bars.
The SUV is being offered in five color options, namely the White Solid, Cool Silver Metallic, Titanium Gray Metallic, Black Mica and Deep Blue Mica.
Source : CarDekho