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Mitsubishi Pajero Sport AT to be launched on November 15


The new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport AT will feature a 5-speed automatic transmission, and is expected to be priced below the top-end 4x4 variant

 

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

 

 

We had reported earlier that Mitsubishi was planning to expand its product portfolio in India. We bring you some more scoop on this story. The Japanese carmaker is gearing up to launch the automatic variant of the Pajero Sport in the country on November 15.

 

The Pajero Sport SUV is available in India with a 2.5-litre four-cylinder diesel engine developing 178PS of power and 400Nm of torque. The new Mitsubishi  Pajero Sport AT is expected to be equipped with the same engine as its older sibling. The only change that it would receive will be a 5-speed automatic gearbox instead of the existing 5-speed manual transmission. We expect the Pajero Sport AT variant to retain a similar cabin as seen on its predecessor with a few possible tweaks.

 

Last month, the Japanese carmaker launched a limited-edition of the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport with a dual tone paint-finish to woo buyers during the festive season. This limited edition SUV was made available in two colour schemes – Flame Red with White and Lemon Yellow with White, and was priced at Rs 23.99 (ex-showroom Mumbai), which is roughly Rs 40,000 more than the Pajero Sport MT which is currently priced at Rs 23.50 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

 

The new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport AT is expected to be priced lower than the 4x4 manual version, while the automatic gearbox will make the SUV more efficient to drive.

 

The Pajero did not have a successful inning in the Indian market. Its sales have lagged behind due to lack of dealer support. Mitsubishi plans to rake in profit with the launch its new SUV. Once launched, the automatic version will compete against the segment leader Toyota Fortuner AT. 

 

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