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Mitsubishi Pajero Hybrid

The all-around, powerful, big-family SUV

by John Lindgren

Mitsubishi Motors Thailand is in overdrive mode launching new models non-stop.

Last year saw the debut of new SUV Pajero Sport 3.0 liter V6 and the dinky, budget aka eco-car the 5-door hatch-back Mitsubishi Mirage. This month the four-door sedan version of the Mirage hatchback hits the Mitsu showrooms throughout the Thai Kingdom under the name Attrage.

In the meantime, Pattaya Today takes out the all new Pajero Sport for a weekend spin.

There it is. Just one look and you ll see it’s a Pajero by Mitsubishi, the mighty muscular looks with the Mitsu face; the iconic chrome grille with slanting bars and the well-recognised three diamonds logo in the center. The projector headlamps, the sturdy silver skid plates and chrome wing mirrors with integrated blinkers add rough elegance to the exterior.

Interior: instead of getting away from it all why not just take it all with you. More luggage, more family, more friends and the dogs, too. Seven passengers, baggage and the toy-poodles. ( Poodle-toy in Thai) .

The Pajero Sport V6 cockpit layout is modern. Black leather upholstery, silver chrome inlays on the dashboard and doors. For the driver there s a seven inch touch screen monitor on the center console.

SUV-like commanding view for the driver and a sturdy three-spoke multi function steering wheel. Plus, all the bells and whistles that not long ago you found only in luxury imported SUVs, like cruise control and F-1 inspired paddle shift. And more goodies like satellite navigation, a 12.5-inch DVD screen for back-seat passengers, a rear-view parking camera, Bluetooth, USB connectivity–the works.

Down in the engine room we find a lightweight six-cylinder petrol power-plant. A bit rare these days, a V6 engine like the supercar Ferrari, Porsche and Lamborghini big block V8 s and V12 s smooth, powerful and fuel guzzling motors. Mitsubishi has resisted downsizing the trend by offering a 219 hp 3.0-litre V6 option with a user-friendly 5-speed automatic gearbox.

Our demo unit painted in Eisen Grey Mica (where do they get all these names?!) tanked up with 70 liter 95 octane or gasoline gas as the North Americans call this petroleum derived oil still used in internal combustion engines.

Hit the Road Johnny , says my navigator as we exit the Mitsubishi Motors Thailand HQ in Rangsit, Pathum Thani. Moments later on the straight eight lane Viphavadee Rangsit highway I step on it. And the 219 horse power V6 petrol motor delivers with an instant kick accompanied by that unmistakable, full-bodied six-cylinder soundtrack.

Not the coarse diesel clatter, or the high pitched whine of a hybrid vehicle.

On the highway and the motorway the Pajero Sport produces effortless performance right away from standstill to highway speeds to 120 kph effortlessly–all the way to top velocity, about 165-170 kph. But at these speeds Pajero s V6 burns a lot of petrol. The fuel economy or consumption; kilometer per liter drops to single digits.

An hour later on the elevated expressway to Pattaya City halfway to Chonburi province the dark low heavy rain clouds move in and suddenly the skies open. The visibility drops to zero. The sky, the tarmac and the cars in front disappear disappear in the violent rainstorm. Windscreen wipers working full speed. Headlights on and high beam.

No music! “Steady as she goes”, says my navigator. And we re only half way to Pattaya.

But we are safe inside the big sturdy Pajero. Cocooned inside the high tensile steel body, protected by dual front SRS airbags and ABS, EDB brake systems. The torrential rain later subsides and Jomtien beach welcomes us with a light breeze and a stunning technicolor sunset.

Mitsubishi Pajero Hybrid

The new Pajore Sport V6 has passed the test with flying colors. This is a Japanese SUV built in Thailand with style comfort, big passenger/cargo space, tons of raw V6 performance and high ground clearance for soft-medium off roading.

A powerful, spacious vehicle for all seasons with a competitive price tag including Mitsubishi s solid resale value.

Book a test-drive at your nearest Pattaya Mitsu dealer. Especially if you ve never driven a V6 six-cylinder petrol engine. Feel the power!

New Pajero Sport V6

Engine: 3.0 liter V6

Horsepower: 219 horsepower

Torque: 281 Nm

Top speed: 190 kph

Fuel consumption: Combined 13 kpl

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