Officially launching in Thailand, the Pajero Sport’s front-end wears a version of the brand’s Dynamic Shield design – as seen on the 2019 Triton – that results in high-set headlights, repositioned fog lights and a tweaked front grille. The wagon now wears alloy wheels and, at the back, the length of the tear-drop tail-light has been shortened.
On the inside, the Pajero Sport has been sharpened with a new digital instrument display within the dash, while an eight-inch colour LCD screen – complete with Apple and Android link functionality – now resides in the centre console.
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With the 2020 Pajero Sport, Mitsubishi’s design team made an effort to improve the vehicle’s ease of use. On this front, a power-operated tailgate has been installed – and will be available on upper-spec models – which can be opened by foot motion or via Mitsubishi’s smartphone app. Of note, the app will also notify drivers to lock the car doors if they’ve been left open.
The 133kW/430Nm 2.4-litre turbo-diesel engine, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, remains the drivetrain of choice, while the Super-Select 4WD II system is also retained. In terms of new tech, the Pajero Sport does pick up Land Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert safety functions.
The Pajero Sport is built in Thailand and will be sold in approximately 90 countries around the world. It will be available to Australian buyers early in 2020.