The first spy photos of the 2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport facelift appears on the internet and from images, we can clearly see some changes. The new model is caught on the winter testing in northern Sweden and is wearing camo all over the body.
The body-on-frame SUV that is also known as Montero Sport and Shogun Sport in some countries, remain to sit on the same platform as the L200/Triton pickup truck. However, this platform will bring to Pajero Sport many changes from the exterior to the interior.
2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Facelift
The forthcoming 2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport three-row SUV will get almost the same treatment as the newest facelifted pickup truck L200 or also called Triton. Most of the changes of the Pajero Sport will be on the front fascia.
The new additional set of lamps make place below the restyled LED headlights. Also, the new reshaped upper and lower grilles, as well as a more rugged-looking bumper are part of the front changes. The side of this seems to be the same, however, the rear end of this SUV will get the stronger bumper and the new exhaust system.
2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Interior Aspects
At this moment, we don’t have a clear image what changes will interior bring. According to the websites that uploaded spy photos, the new three-row SUV will keep the same charm and luxury inside. The spacious cabin is still there with some new techs and plenty of cargo space. The soft pad materials for the floor, console, armrests, and parking brake are part of this year SUV.
Safety features of the new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport model will be implanted from the L200 pickup truck. So, this year we can expect new tech onboard including forwarding Collision Mitigation, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and the Multi Around Monitor.
Updates and Tweaks under the Hood
The engine numbers of the Pajero Sport model are still a mystery. However, from some information that circulates, the 2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport model will share the same engine with the Mitsubishi L200 pickup. Under the hood of this model is turbo diesel 2.4-liter engine. In the UK, the same model with the Shogun Sport name produces 178 HP at 3,500 rpm and 317 lb-ft of torque.
This powertrain will be available with an eight-speed automatic transmission and it sends power to all four wheels. The newest Super Select 4WD system will offer low-range capability. The off-road mode that is also in the facelifted L200 will be available on the Pajero Sport model. Furthermore, the new Pajero Sport will also feature mods like Gravel, Mud/Snow, Sand, and Rock.
2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Possible Arrival Date and Price
The release date of the 2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport will be sometime in the year 2020. However, the exact date is not yet available to the public. Moreover, with many changes and updates, this SUV will keep the same price range as the predecessor. It will cost around $45,000 or even more.
However, with that price, the new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport undercuts similarly capable competitors like Ford Everest, Isuzu MU-X and Toyota Fortuner.