2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport: Changes, Diesel, Release Date

The upcoming 2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is introducing mid-cycle refreshments. The third-generation Pajero Sport will arrive later this year. The 2021 model will start the all-new fourth-generation. Until then, the 2020 model will offer numerous upgrades. After the latest spy shots, a facelift is more than visible. However, changes are far from significant.

The body-on-frame SUV is also available under the names Montero and Shogun. While the newest trucks are based on the SUV models, this SUV is based on a pickup truck. It rides on the same platform that underpins the L200 model. It offers great performance, room for seven and a very attractive design.

2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exterior

2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exterior Changes

The exterior will get some upgrades as a part of mid-cycle refreshments. The 2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport will retain the rugged appearance and modern styling. However, after the newest spy shots emerged online, we had an opportunity to see further exterior updates. As a result, this SUV will look even sportier.

However, not all of the updates are visible. The front part offers a front fascia that is now more similar to the L200’s front fascia. After all, Pajero Sport is based on the famous pickup truck. Front part will get new headlights, reshaped grille, and aggressive bumper. The rear end now hosts LED taillights.

2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport SpyShot

Interior Updates

From the inside, the all-new 2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport will look even closer to the L200/Triton model. The interior will get more improvements so we will most likely see a glimpse of the new-generation interior. There will be more soft-touch surfaces and more upscale materials than before. Armrests are all-new.

Center console will get a redesign and there will be more safety systems available as standard. That includes a rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, and forward collision mitigation. Just like on the current model, the 2020 Pajero Sport will offer three rows of seats. There will be room for seven passengers. Both three and five-door models are available once again.

2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Interior

Turbodiesel Engine

If the latest reports are true, new 2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport will offer the same 2.4-liter turbodiesel engine. Interestingly, the same engine powers the current L200 pickup truck. Even the UK version called Shogun is using the same engine. This unit is producing 178 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque.

The 8-speed automatic gearbox is standard, while the four-wheel-drive system is optional. The only upgrade for 2020 will be new driving modes. Pajero Sport will now offer numerous driving settings for terrains such as Sand, Rock, Gravel, and Snow.

2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Price and Release Date

The price of the 2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport will get a slight increase. The new model will cost around $33,000. This model is available in Europe, Asia, and Australia as well. You can find this SUV under the “Shogun” and “Montero” names.

Upper trims are offering premium interior with plenty of luxury. Range-topping trim will cost at over $50,000. The truck-based SUV will go on sale in the third quarter of 2019.

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