New Mitsubishi Shogun Sport Arriving In UK In 2018

Mitsubishi will launch the new Shogun Sport -also known as Pajero Sport– in the UK in spring 2018.

The new seven-seat model, which is already on sale in Asian markets, is based on the same underpinnings with the L200/Triton pickup truck and will be exclusively offered with the 180hp 2.4-liter diesel engine paired to an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission and the firm’s Super Select 4WD II system.

Customers will be offered two well-equipped trim levels to choose from, with both featuring leather upholstery, keyless entry with push-button start, LED daytime running lights, Hill Descent Control, Trailer Start Assist, a choice of driving modes depending on the terrain you’re driving and smartphone integration.

The range-topper will add things like heated front seats and additional safety features such as Forward Collision Mitigation, Blind Spot Warning and Multi-around Monitor System.

As you might have guessed already by the underpinnings, the new Mitsubishi Shogun Sport will be a more capable off-roader than other similarly priced rivals in the UK market. Similarly-minded rivals include the Ford Everest and the soon-to-be-announced Nissan Navara-based SUV but none of them is available in Europe currently.


  • Bash

    How does this perform or goes against the Toyota Fortuner?

    • AnaIvanovic

      The Fortuner is a steaming pile of garbage that only sells because it has a Toyota slapped on its hood. Thankfully this Pajero Sport is a much better vehicle — much better engine, much better 2nd AND 3rd row legroom, and it’s not a bumpy turd like the Fortuner.

      • Bash

        Are you talking about the new Fortuner?

        • Chrisis Efstratiou

          Unfortunately in my opinion Toyota still makes low quality cars, now in a more attractive package, but sells because of the budge and the fame of its reliability, which is lately not going so well. Its a shame for Toyota that still fails to offer decent quality especially interior

          • Bash

            Well I haven’t owned any Toyota ever. but heard and read a lot about the same.

        • AnaIvanovic

          Yes. I’m appaled that given all that time with the old Fortuner, they didn’t manage to fix the bad traits on the new model. They seem to be just milking their customers.

  • Obsequious Lickspittle
    I remember when Mitsubishi made some really good and interesting cars. Member?

    • RDS Alphard

      Pajero (Shogun) Sport is a really good car, probably not interesting if your mind are only into performance car that they once made.

  • MarketAndChurch

    I wish they sold that here in the US.

    • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

      It would cost a fortune to federalize, and I doubt it would pass our small overlap test.

      I’d love to see more options too, though.


    rivals are kodiaq, 5008, and sorento

    • RDS Alphard

      Not really, since Kodiaq, 5008, and even Sorento (new one) are sedan-base while Pajero/Shogun Sport are truck-base… different league.


        so this car is the only non car-based large crossover sold in uk?

        • JIRM

          Technically, it’s not a crossover. It’s an SUV based on a pick-up truck platform.

  • Jai

    Will someone stop Mitsu from stamping the word “Sport” to everything? And to everything that’s not an actual sports car.

    • RDS Alphard

      I’m pretty sure the “Sport” on Pajero/Shogun Sport meant sport utility vehicle, and I’m pretty sure none of sport utility vehicle out there are sports car as well.

  • Six_Tymes

    new platform or no?

    • RDS Alphard

      Based on Triton.


    No thanks. I already have my heart set on older models like this.

    I can’t have the Pajero Evolution so this is as good as I can hope for.

    • Eythan Aldrich

      The Pajero is my last resort for Mitsubishi so far

  • no25

    That already dated (and i mean DATED) interior…smh

  • lol

    2.4… so much. Why not 0.8?

  • Taegon Lewis

    Dear Mitsubishi,

    Please don’t sell this monstrosity, in the US. At least, give us the regular (and, non-tainted) Montero/Pajero/Shogun, in the US, again.

    • RDS Alphard

      Montero/Pajero/Shogun is unfortunately dying

      • Taegon Lewis

        It’s sad, but true; but the Montero/Pajero/Shogun is maybe Mitsubishi’s last effort for sales, and answer for enthusiasts who love off-roading, and don’t want to be merged with their competitors: the Jeep Wrangler, Toyota Land Cruiser trio (J200, J70, and Prado; despite, all three of these variants, are in their respective genres.), Land Rover Defender (Rest its soul…), and Suzuki Jimny/Samurai, etc…

        So, despite Mitsubishi bastardizing their oldest/only off-road based SUV with useless luxury materials, just like their competitors, the Montero/Pajero/Shogun is pretty much in “Automotive Rehab”, just like other forgotten off-roaders, like the Isuzu Rodeo/Trooper, Mercedes G-Wagen (Since, celebrities and rich people violated its off-road roots.), Kia Mojave/Borrego, and even, Mazda’s only off-road focused vehicle (ever): the XV-1 Pathfinder.

        EDIT: Oh, I forgot to mention: the Nissan Patrol/Armada/Infiniti QX80. It was almost in the same situation, as the Pajero/Montero/Shogun; but, thanks to Middle-Eastern popularity and NISMO’s aftermarket support, the Patrol/Armada/QX80 is (kinda) still relevant.

        • RDS Alphard

          I’m not sure if Montero/Pajero/Shogun is still capable since it has unibody construction since 1999 (3rd generation), although that said, the new Range Rover still as capable as ever with unibody construction… plus the car (SUV) doesn’t change besides a massive facelift at 2007 that they called “new generation) since 1999 too. It’s unfortunately the car (SUV) gets a bit too expensive + just wasn’t as nice as their rivals.

          Pajero Sport is more or less replace it in Asian market because it’s far more affordable & still quite a capable car.