If the trend is today 4X4 leisure designed primarily for road use, some all-terrain continue to give priority to their off-road qualities. The Mitsubishi Pajero, which is at the forefront of them, to offer a major overhaul.
Difficult, however, to speak of new generation Pajero: indeed, even if only 22-26% of the parts have been renewed, the new version displays an obvious relationship with its predecessor.
Developments have concerned primarily the diesel engine, which now receives a common rail to provide a noise level more in line with current standards. If the manual version is 160 hp, the Mitsubishi Pajero 3.2 DI-DC automatic transmission earns a particulate filter, a variable geometry turbo and goes to 170 hp. Performance are not upset, but benefits greatly from the comfort noise level down.
On the road, the Mitsubishi Pajero is reassuring and less clumsy than in the past. The revised suspension reduces body roll, while the overall balance is sanitized and is guaranteed by the ESP comes standard.
But it is obviously away from the bitumen Mitsubishi Pajero reveals the extent of his talents. This large “franchisor” shrank from no obstacle thanks to its ample suspension travel, the transfer case and differential locks.
In all cases, the comfort is a strong point of the Pajero, able to accommodate up to 7 people in a cabin quality revised upwards.