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Monday, February 13, 2012

By Manoj Kumawat

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport launch slated in March

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport launch has been delayed and as per the recent reports, it will be launched in March this year. Earlier for the last one month there had been reports almost confirming that the Pajero Sport is coming shortly in February. However, there was no official word about it. Now that February has reached its mid, it is believed that Pajero Sport launch would be after the Geneva Motor Show in March. Currently Mitsubishi has Pajero SUV in India and is expected to launch a more sportier version christened as Pajero Sport in March. The Mitsubishi Pajero price in India is Rs 25 lakh and the new Pajero Sport price is expected to remain lower at Rs 24 lakh.

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There were spy shots, there were anticipations but nothing came out and Mitsubishi too remained tight lipped on the matter. In India, the Pajero is sold as Montero as well. Montero being the third generation car of Pajero family. The regular Pajero sold in India dates back to 1991 and is now quite old to be replaced by a new one. The Pajero Sport SUV that is upcoming car in India is Indian name for Mitsubishi Challenger. Thus with the Pajero Sport launch in India, there will be two Pajero models, in fact three as the Montero is also the third generation Pajero.

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The new SUV from Mitsubishi stable in India is expected to sport a 2.5L 140 PS diesel engine which currently power the international edition of Mitsubishi Challenger. In order to remove the tag of being a fuel guzzler, Mitsubishi has greatly fine tuned the engine to be fuel efficient as well. Besides, if it is to be meant for India, it has to deliver a decent mileage irrespective of anything else. A seven seater version is in the offing and will be equipped with ABS and EBD besides cruise control and air bags. Mitsubishi plans to launch its new SUV in India as completely built up unit in India, but if there is a greater demand of the car in the country, the SUV can be brought to India as completely knocked down unit and assembled here.

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