Mitsubishi is lifting the appeal of its Pajero Sport SUV with the introduction of third-row seats in high-spec variants at no extra cost.
Aimed at boosting sales of the pick-up-based SUV in a highly competitive segment, Mitsubishi is offering seven seats as a no-cost option for the Pajero Sport GLS and Exceed variants. The entry-level GLX remains strictly as a five-seater.
Facing strong competition from rivals Toyota Fortuner and Ford Everest, both available in seven-seat configuration, Mitsubishi has kept pricing intact for the Pajero Sport line-up. The GLX range-opener is priced from $45,000 plus on-road costs, while the mid-spec GLS comes in at $48,500 (plus ORCs). At the top of the range, the Exceed model carries a sticker of $52,750 (plus ORCs).
All Pajero Sport seven seat variants will be fitted with curtain airbags covering the full length of the cabin. These are in addition to driver and front passenger airbags, side airbags and driver’s knee airbag. Roof-mounted cooling vents for second and third row passengers will also be fitted to all variants.
The Pajero Sport range is powered by a 133kW/430Nm 2.4-litre turbo diesel engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and Mitsubishi’s Super Select II four-wheel drive system.