When ultimately a brand-new model Mitsubishi Pajero will be clear whether the reports held true that we have actually gotten regarding this car. They described some modifications compared to its predecessors. It is the intro of a new engine, along with a brand-new front grille.
Limited resources and greater top priorities have actually postponed the next-generation version’s release up until at the very least 2015.
“The existing Pajero must take place for at the very least two to three more years,” he uncovered with an interpreter.
“We are still taking into consideration ways to develop it. We are still developing a successor. It is prematurely to comment on a timeline (for its intro). We are examining all pros and cons.”.
Also acting as a participant of the board at MMC, the Mr Nakao highlighted the reality that the next Pajero must be dramatically lighter compared to the alreadying existing model unveiled as the NM-series in 1999.
While showing that it is too early to expose to everyone whether complete monocoque construction will certainly be taken on to aid keep weight down, he did admit the vehicle would certainly be brand-new from scratch.
In addition, a plug-in hybrid solution utilizing technology located in the brand-new Outlander PHEV (due in Australia later in the year) is a likelihood to aid slash intake and exhausts.
Mitsubishi has formerly vowed to contend the very least one electrified variation of each model in its range by 2015.
Pajero engine choices today are restricted to a 147kW/441Nm 3.2-litre four-cylinder Di-D turbo-diesel or 184kW/329Nm 3.8-litre V6 petrol units.
“Plug-in hybrid is an option,” he said. “The Pajero (successor) is a brand-new advancement and system.”.
The excellence of the Outlander PHEV in Japan and The Netherlands– where orders are currently in the vicinity of 30,000 and 5000 devices specifically so far– increases the Pajero’s possibility of obtaining PHEV innovation.
However, Mr Nakao worried that keeping leading go-anywhere capacity would stay main to the model’s beauty moving forward– especially in its core Middle Eastern, European, and Australian markets– even though the next-generation vehicle likewise needs to likewise be far more lavish and polished than today’s variation.
“The Pajero is our flagship,” he pointed out.
“Off-road capacity is definitely required. But so is luxury ambience, so it will certainly additionally be included.”.
Ranging from $51,000 to $74,000 prior to on-road costs are added, the existing NW-series Pajero is still holding a top six spot in the large SUV course it competes in behind the much more recent Toyota Prado, Ford Territory, Toyota Kluger, Holden Captiva 7 and Jeep Grand Cherokee, handling to locate virtually 6300 houses throughout 2012 for a 6.1 each cent share of the market.
Just in its third iteration since the series began in 1982, the current-generation version that appeared in Australia in May 2000 as the NM-series brought one-of-a-kind semi-monocoque body construction for boosted area utilisation and on-road dynamics.
To aid keep clients keen, a significant revamp was taken on in overdue 2006 (NS-series), while periodic titivations likewise assist keep the Pajero fresh.