2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Shows Updated Face Ahead Of July 25 Reveal

Earlier this year, we spotted a prototype of the 2020 Pajero Sport SUV in Sweden where it was undergoing cold weather testing.

Now it’s time to see more of the facelifted body-on-frame SUV courtesy of Mitsubishi itself. The automaker has released the first photo of the L200-based 2020 Pajero Sport ahead of the model’s reveal in Thailand on July 25.

The image shows the front end of the SUV – and there’s nothing surprising in that area from a design standpoint. The facelifted Pajero Sport, known as the Shogun Sport in the UK and Montero Sport in other markets, adopts a very similar face to the facelifted L200/Triton pickup on which it’s based.

Also Read: Mitsubishi Shogun Sport SVP Concept Looks Ready To Tackle The Trails

The Dynamic Shield design is transplanted on the 2020 Pajero Sport as well, with the grille and headlights looking identical — minus the LED signature which is new on the SUV. The bumper, however, gets a sportier design as opposed to the L200’s off-road look and the second pair of lights located on the bumper appears to have a different shape as well.

Mitsubishi did not talk specifics about the updates brought by the 2020 Pajero Sport, but did say it will feature improvements to its design, convenience, comfort, and quality.

Given the strong connection to the facelifted L200, we can expect it to offer the same 2.4-liter turbo diesel which, in UK specification, delivers 181 PS (178 hp) at 3,500 rpm and 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque at 2,500 rpm.

On the Shogun Sport, the engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels via the Super Select 4WD system that also offers a low-range. Expect the 2020 Pajero Sport to get the facelifted L200’s new off-road mode with Gravel, Mud/Snow, Sand, and Rock settings too.

Finally, the SUV could also get new safety tech sourced from the L200 such as Forward Collision Mitigation, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation, and the Multi Around Monitor.

more photos...

Spy photo credits: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien & CarPix for Carscoops

 

  • Bash

    Aaand that’s what it is. I mean literally that what it will be.. I said that before and I’m saying it again, it’s annoying.

  • Sybill Julian

    really horrible interior. Even old ASX is still better with slightly soft material on the dash

Buick’s Working On A New Crossover To Slot Between The Envision And Enclave

Buick is gearing up to launch its own version of the GMC Acadia and it could borrow the Envoy name.

2020 Subaru Legacy And Outback Get Minor Price Hike Ahead Of Their Launch This Fall

The redesigned models can be equipped with a new turbocharged engine that produces 260 hp.

Porsche Wants To Fight Carsickness With… VR Entertainment System?

The tech developed with start-up Holoride could become the in-car entertainment system of the future.

Lexus On Schedule To Launch Its Latest Autonomous Tech Next Year

Lexus also says that, moving forward, all of its models will be offered with electrified powertrains.

High-Performance Cadillac CT4- And CT5-V Could Use Carryover Engines

A new report suggests the cars will have a twin-turbo V6 and a supercharged 6.2-liter V8.

Honda’s Working On Sporty Rear-Wheel Drive EVs With A 50:50 Weight Distribution

The company’s new BEV architecture will be launched by 2025 and underpin everything from crossovers to sedans.

Is The Subaru BRZ tS Making A Comeback In The U.S. For The 2020MY?

The tS was first introduced for the 2018 model year with visual changes and a sportier chassis .

Social Media Goes Alight In Turkey After Dessert Makers Road Rage Against Allegedly Pregnant Woman

The two men attacked a car with a pregnant woman in the passenger seat.

Lotus Evija Debuts With 1,973 HP, Will Become World’s Most Powerful Road Car

Lotus’ high-performance EV will rocket from 0-62 mph in less than three seconds and have a top speed in excess of 200 mph.

1987 Porsche 924S Baja Rally Car Is A Multi-Colored One-Off

This odd-ball 1987 Porsche 924S includes a set of 15-inch off-road wheels and tires.