New Pajero is offered in 7-seater long and 5-seater short body types to accommodate diverse customer needs and lifestyles.
Diesel models are powered by a 3.2-liter common-rail direct injection diesel engine that clears Euro-4 emissions regulations and is 15% quieter than its predecessor. (Maxima: A/T models 125kW (170 PS) / 373 Nm; M/T models 118kW (160 PS) / 381 Nm). Gasoline models are powered by a 3.8-liter V6 SOHC MIVEC engine that produces a maximum power output of 250 PS.
The engines are mated to a 5-speed manual or to the INVECS-II 5-speed automatic transmission.
The new Pajero uses the electronically-controlled Super Select 4WD-II driveline well-received on its predecessor for the superior off-road capabilities it delivers. The driver can select from four drive modes to match surface conditions and his driving preferences: the 2H 2WD mode and three 4WD modes (4H, 4HLc and 4LLc).
The Active Traction & Stability Control (ATSC) system that regulates drive and braking force at each wheel on an individual basis to achieve superior handling stability and off-road performance has been upgraded to accommodate and work with a rear differential lock and extend the Pajero's capabilities over unmade surfaces.
The new Pajero retains the independent double wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension configuration of its predecessor. The use of different spring constants and overall tuning of the suspension have reduced roll by 25% and more to improve handling and stability at all speeds and to make for a flatter and more comfortable ride.
Long body models are fitted with a third row of seats that fold away under the floor when not required, a feature which proved popular on the previous Pajero. The head restraints also stow neatly under the floor.
Built into the tailgate is a generous two-tier storage box: the top section provides free space for stowing a first-aid kit or tissue box while the bottom section holds the emergency triangle.
The new Pajero sports a new Rockford Acoustic Design Premium Sound Systemâ„¢ comprising a 860 Watt amplifier, 12 speakers, a digital signal processor (DSP) and a 5.1 channel theater surround system that creates a soundstage with soulful heavy bass and a high acoustic energy flow.
Mitsubishi's on-board navigation system houses a 30GB hard disk drive with a 7-inch LCD display and uses dedicated LSI circuitry to provide ultra-fast search and route finding capabilities.