SA Roadtests 2009 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

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2009 Mitsubishi Pajero


This is the home of road tests in South We drive South African SUVs and LCVs under African conditions. It also happens that most of the we drive are world cars as so what you read here applies to the models you can get at home.

We the 2009 Mitsubishi Pajero

Competent, and based on proven

Published in The Witness Motoring on December 23, 2009

Sometimes, a model is a faster, sexier of an old favourite and other times a stripped down, basic The Pajero Sport we recently back to its fleet manager is one of the

This latest configuration of the top gun of Paris-Dakar fame is available in long wheel base form. It is fitted with the and proven 3,2 litre common diesel and a four-speed auto Four drive modes are by means of a separate lever on the

These are two-wheel drive ratio (2H), four-wheel high ratio (4H), 4Hl same with centre lock) and 4Ll (low ratio lock).

For those who like to how cars get the names they do, is a Patagonian panther, but the name had to be for Spanish-language countries because a naughty word that a new slant on “toys for boys.” For markets it’s called the meaning “mountain warrior.” The call it “Shogun” because all flock to Spain for their holidays and don’t want to unnecessarily.

The Sport is 205 mm shorter than its big the Pajero LWB, at 4 695 mm, 30 mm narrower at 1 825 mm and 60 mm at 1 840 mm. It is also built on a ladder chassis, has a similar wheelbase and the suspension setup of double with coil springs in and a three-link arrangement with at the rear.

It works very well on roads littered with the complement of potholes and washboard The car was comfortable and maintained our chosen without any sidestepping or undignified

Tyres are 265/70 R16 on 7J light rims, with 16” ventilated pot discs in front and 11,6” at the rear.

Off-road credentials good with 215 mm of ground approach and departure angles of 36 and 25 degrees and a ramp-over angle of 23

Inside, leather upholstery height adjustment for the driver’s second row seats with and aft- and seat back adjustments and two occasional seats in the row, provide a variety of and load configurations.

Head- and legroom is more adequate for taller people, in front and at the back, the only being the occasional seats in the row. These are strictly for journeys or little people

In keeping with the manufacturer’s intentions, the airconditioner is a single-channel while the radio/CD unit is only. The four-speed torque automatic transmission is a cheaper to the five-speed unit on premium While it got the job done, I would not it as one I would choose to fit into a 000 motorcar.

  In my opinion, it would be better to an extra $50 or so for a more modern at wholesale level, even if it to R5 000 more at retail.

While the Sport is a very competent based on proven technology and well below the premium I feel that it is somewhat a of old kit being offered at a new technology

The numbers

Price: R414 000

3,2 litre turbocharged, intercooled, injection diesel

Power: 120 kW at 3 500 rpm

Torque: 343 Nm at 2 000 rpm

Maximum speed: 178

Zero to 100 km/h: 13,9

Real life fuel over 316 km: 12,5 l/100 km


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