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2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Masterfully Rendered

Since 1996, Mitsubishi started making a mid-size SUV underpinned by the oily bits of a compact pickup truck. Depending on the market, the Japanese automaker calls it the Pajero Sport, Montero Sport, Shogun Sport, Nativa, and Challenger. For the model's third generation, the 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport promises more of everything, especially style.
2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport rendering 3 photos
2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport rendering2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport rendering
After numerous spy photos of pre-production vehicles and leaked patent images, the all-new Pajero Sport got masterfully rendered by the peeps from Headlight magazine. Slated to be launched in Thailand in August, the 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport will follow the recipe of its predecessors – a mid-size SUV that employs a pickup truck's platform and off-road prowess.

Other than the enthusiastically imagined headlights and taillights, the rendering on hand sums up what's there to expect from the new kid on the block. The attention to detail can be seen even in places like the fog lights' bezels and creases of the rear bumper. With muscly fender flares, Volvo XC90-inspired taillights and a front fascia similar to the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander, it's safe to say that the all-new Pajero Sport will be a neat proposition in an increasingly more competitive segment.

Thanks to the 2015 Mitsubishi L200 (Triton) pickup truck skeleton, it will be a rather competent offroader as well. On the powertrain front, the Thailand-built 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport will be offered with a selection of five and six-speed manual transmissions, joined by a five-speed automatic.

Engine options will start with a 2.4-liter gasoline-fed motor with 128 PS and 194 Nm (143 lb-ft), joined by a 2.4 turbo diesel with 181 PS and 430 Nm (317 lb-ft). Although a plug-in hybrid variant of the 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is believed to be in the works, the more inspired choice for and off-road vehicle with seating for seven people would be to go for the 2.5-liter turbo diesel engines.

These oil burners pack 128 PS and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) and 178 PS and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft), respectively.

 
 
 
 
 

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