Pajero Sport Automatic likely to be launched by next fiscal

Saturday 11 January 2014, 11:16 AM by

Hindustan Motors, a part of CK Birla Group, has made an agreement with Japanese auto maker Mitsubishi Motors, under which it will see the launch of an automatic version of Pajero Sport in the next fiscal year. Pajero Sport happens to be a premium sports utility vehicle and it would be interesting to see its impact on the Indian market, once introduced.

As reported by Economic Times, C K Birla, Hindustan Motors Chairman, at the company's annual general meeting that was held at Kolkata recently, said, “The company has finalised an agreement with its long time collaborator Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Japan to launch an automatic version of the renowned SUV Pajero Sport....” He also said, “It has also been decided to launch another model from Mitsubishi stable. Both the launches are slated for next fiscal.” Notably, the manual variant of Pajero Sport was introduced back in March 2012. This sports utility vehicle turned out to be a success for both, Mitsubishi Motors and Hindustan Motors. Some other premium vehicles that are present in the Indian product portfolio of Mitsubishi Motors are Outlander, Montero and sedan 'Cedia'.

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Pajero Sport Automatic likely to be launched by next fiscal

Pajero Sport offers superior on-road performance and is ideal for traversing tough terrains. As such, this vehicle boasts of dynamic power, solid foundation, superior terrain handling ability and super select 4WD. It is powered by a 2.5-litre 16 Valve intercooled turbocharged DOHC common rail DI-D powertrain, which delivers a power output of up to 176 bhp and peak torque of 400 Nm. Clearly, the engine is powerful and also offers improved fuel economy. Electronically controlled injection with computer-controlled feedback system allows this vehicle to churn out brilliant efficiency. In a nutshell, this whole mechanism effectively controls power while rolling on the road and also results in less emissions.

A double wishbone with coil spring front suspension and 3 link, coil spring rear suspension effectively absorb shocks while driving. The front and rear brakes include 16-inch ventilated discs and 16-inch ventilated drum-in-discs, respectively. One of the main highlights of this vehicle is its high fuel tank capacity of 70 litres. This vehicle has a minimum turning circle radius of 5.6 metres, minimum ground clearance of 215 mm and wheelbase of 2800 mm. Its overall length, width and height is 4695 mm, 1815 mm and 1840 mm, respectively.

It must be noted that Pajero Sport has lavish exteriors and interiors. The outer body features a chrome plated vertical bar-type front grill, chrome-plated power door mirrors with folding function, rear intermittent wiper and washer, stylish headlights and fog lamps, roof rails, high-mounted stop lamp, chrome-plated rear license plate garnish, silver front skid plate, alloy wheels, side steps and colour-keyed side protector moldings. All these features make for a treat-watch for onlookers.

Interiors of this vehicle are pretty refined too and thus, are able to make a lasting impression. One gets to see features like multi-mode centre information display, accessory socket inside floor console box, driver's power seat, front door pockets with bottle holders, vanity mirror with lid for sun visors, AM/FM radio and CD player and windshield sunshade. Some safety features of this vehicle are powerful brakes with vacuum booster, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution) and Dual SRS airbags.

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