Mitsubishi Motors Refines the Legendary Pajero

Released on: November 09, 2012, 11:45 am
Industry: Automotive

-- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Official Mitsubishi News - MMAL's CEO Mutsuhiro Oshikiri said the new-look Pajero line-up caters for four-wheel drive enthusiasts at all levels.

“From the entry-level GLX to the luxury Exceed, there is a Pajero to suit all budgets and to cater for all on and off-road needs,” Oshikiri said.

The Pajero is available with a powerful, fuel-efficient 3.2-litre Common Rail turbo diesel engine with the option of a 3.8-litre MIVEC petrol engine in the Exceed model. The Common Rail turbo diesel delivers a massive 147kW of power at 3,800 rpm and 441Nm of torque at 2,000rpm while providing a smooth and fuel-efficient ride of 9.0L/100kms.

The MIVEC petrol engine option provides up to 184kW of power at 6,000rpm and torque of 329Nm at 2,750 rpm while delivering minimal fuel consumption of 13.5L/100km and a comfortable drive.

With such impressive power and torque, the Pajero's huge three-tonne towing capacity means everything from a boat or caravan to a trailer can be towed with confidence. With flexible seating for up to seven people, the Pajero is the ultimate family car and because the third row of seats can be completely removed or folded and stored under the rear floor, there's even more room to fit everything in. The addition of rear differential lock as standard across the 13MY Pajero range boosts the versatility of Mitsubishi's legendary four-wheel drive.

The Pajero range offers outstanding occupant and driver safety utilising the latest Mitsubishi safety technology. Standard safety equipment includes Mitsubishi's RISE body protection along with front driver and passenger, side and curtain SRS airbags and reversing camera to enhance driver visibility and awareness.

All Pajeros are equipped with MATT (Mitsubishi All Terrain Technology) which delivers superior off-road control and outstanding on-road safety and handling. To bolster the MATT package, 13MY Pajeros now come with rear differential lock as standard across the range. MATT incorporates a number of systems including Active Stability and Traction Control, ABS braking system with EBD and Super Select 4WD II. Super Select 4WD II lets the driver alternate between 2WD and 4WD modes at speeds of up to 100 kilometres per hour on any surface, making the switch from on-road fuel efficiency to off-road traction simple.

Available colour choices across the 2013 Pajero range include Cool Silver, Graphite, Champagne, Ironbark, Warm White, White and pearlescent Pitch Black.

Pajero GLX
The entry-level, five-seat diesel Pajero GLX has an extensive features list making it the perfect choice for those wanting the Pajero's legendary power and ability in a value package. Available with the 3.2L Common Rail Direct Injection Intercooled Turbo Diesel engine coupled with five-speed manual transmission or five-speed auto transmission with Sports Mode, the GLX is perfect for those requiring a true four-wheel drive without the need for seven seats.

The Pajero GLX's famous exterior is boosted with 17-inch alloy wheels, front skid plate, rear fog lamps, roof rails and wheel arch flares. The secure sports spare wheel cover and power door mirrors are added touches for convenience.

Inside, the Pajero GLX features leather steering wheel and shift knobs for a touch of luxury while the automatic climate control, power windows and multi-function trip computer make it easier to enjoy every drive. The GLX has plenty of small item storage space including upper and lower glove-box, centre storage console and underfloor storage compartment.

The audio system comes with single CD player, six speakers, USB port with iPod control interface and AUX audio input so you can listen to your favourite music in any format. Voice controlled Bluetooth 2.0 with steering wheel controls, mobile hands-free and wireless audio streaming make it easier and safer to conduct business or enjoy some downtime in the Pajero.

Pajero GLX-R
The seven-seat diesel Pajero GLX-R is the ideal family vehicle package with features to enhance the Pajero's usability and comfort and is available with the 3.2L Common Rail Direct Injection Intercooled Turbo Diesel engine coupled with five-speed manual transmission or five-speed auto transmission with Sports Mode.

The GLX-R comes with all the specifications found in the GLX model, such as17-inch alloy wheels, roof rails and power door mirrors with the addition of numerous extras. Colour-coded exterior door mirrors and handles enhance the Pajero's sleek lines while the rear tailgate spoiler, integrated side steps and front mud guards give the GLX-R a sporty edge. Front fog lamps and black door sash complete the look.

The Pajero GLX-R's versatile seven-seat configuration can be arranged in multiple patterns with the third row seat able to be stowed under the cargo floor or removed. Automatic climate control with rear cabin zone air-conditioning means all occupants will enjoy every drive in comfort.

Pajero VRX
The mid-range, seven-seat diesel Pajero VRX offers styling and comfort with a number of luxury touches above the GLX-R model. The VRX is available with the 3.2L Common Rail Direct Injection Intercooled Turbo Diesel engine coupled with five-speed manual transmission or five-speed auto transmission with Sports Mode.

The exterior of the Pajero VRX is enhanced with 18-inch alloy wheels, rear tailgate spoiler and a styled chrome radiator grille. For extra style and easier operation, the VRX includes privacy glass, exterior door mirrors with turn signals and puddle lamps.

Safety has been boosted in the Pajero VRX through the inclusion of rear-parking sensors and reversing camera which aid the driver's visibility and awareness. Headlamp washers, automatic dusk-sensing headlamps and rain-sensing wipers make driving in adverse conditions a little easier.

Inside, the VRX's cabin receives partial leather seat trim and leather look floor and console and door trims for added style, while the power adjustable front seats with seat heaters increase comfort levels.

The all-new Mitsubishi Multi-Communication System (MMCS) found in the Pajero VRX features a high-resolution touch-screen panel with 3D satellite navigation for easier operation. The reverse camera appears in the MMCS screen automatically when reverse gear is engage to give the driver improved visibility.

Pajero Exceed
The top of the range Pajero Exceed is packed full of features and offers the ultimate in comfort four-wheel driving. The Exceed is available with the 3.2L Common Rail Direct Injection Intercooled Turbo Diesel engine or the 3.8L V6 MIVEC Petrol engine both coupled with five-speed automatic transmission featuring Sports Mode.

In addition to 18-inch alloy wheels, roof rails and rear tailgate spoiler, the Exceed receives touches of chrome on the exterior door mirrors and handles, chrome side strips and front fog lamps with chrome bezels to brighten the Pajero's appearance.

High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps come as standard on the Exceed to help improve visibility on and off the road while the premium alarm system gives Exceed owners extra peace of mind.

Inside, the Exceed comes with all the features expected in a Pajero along with leather seat trim for extra comfort while the steering wheel and panels are updated with the addition of stylish wood print. The MMCS found in the Exceed is boosted with the addition of a 860 watt, 12-speaker Rockford Acoustic Design audio system for premium in-cabin sound. Rear seat DVD entertainment system with two wireless headphones complete the entertainment package and will keep passengers entertained on long trips. The Exceed also comes with the option of additional sunroof on diesel models.

MMAL's CEO, Mutsuhiro Oshikiri said the Pajero range offers outstanding four-wheel drive capabilities with unbeatable comfort and style.

“There's a Pajero model to suit every lifestyle, with functionality, safety and power all wrapped up in an attractive package,” Oshikiri said.

The 13MY Pajero range will be available from December this year in the following models, at over 200 Mitsubishi dealerships Australia-wide:

Mitsubishi offers a five year / 130,000 km new vehicle warranty, five year Roadside Assist and Capped Price Servicing for the first four years or 60,000 km of ownership on all new vehicles.*1

*1: 1 year roadside assist (service condition apply). For purchases of new Mitsubishi vehicles after 1st October 2012, initial 12 month roadside assist will be extended for a period of 12 months from the date of the most recent eligible CPS for that vehicle performed at an authorised Mitsubishi dealer. Roadside assist, if extended in accordance with these items, is available for a maximum of up to 5 years.

For further information contact:

Caitlin Beale
Corporate Communications Manager
Phone: 08 8275 7250
Mobile: 0417 243 719

Shona Connolly
Co-ordinator Corporate Communications
Phone 08 8275 2676


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