The MY14 Mitsubishi Pajero.
The MY14 Mitsubishi Pajero.

Extra appeal for model year 2014 Mitsubishi Pajero

THE ageing Mitsubishi Pajero has been given another shot in the arm.

New 2014 models will hit showrooms this week, offering five-star safety (updated from four) and armed only with turbo diesel powerplants. The only 2.8-litre petrol model ($71,490) has been deleted due to flagging demand.

Prices have remained the same across the range.

Despite its age, the Pajero is still selling in reasonable numbers. According to VFACTS, so far this year the Pajero has taken 5.9% of the market (2578 units) behind the Toyota Prado, Ford Territory, Holden Captiva 7 and Toyota Kluger.

Five-star safety comes courtesy of improved steering column energy absorbing characteristics, along with passenger seat belt reminderss, along with Mitsubishi's RISE body protection along with front driver and passenger, side and curtain SRS airbags, , Isofix child restraints (July onwards) and reversing camera. 

All engines are the 3.2-litre common rail turbo diesel engine which generate 147kW of power at 3800rpm and 441Nm of torque at 2000rpm with average fuel efficiency of 9.0 litres/100km.

Mitsubishi's corporate communications manager Caitlin Beale said there was no word yet on when an all-new Pajero model would become available.

Model

Engine

Seating

5MT

5AT

GLX

3.2L CDI Turbo Diesel

Five seat

$50,990

$53,990

GLX-R

3.2L CDI Turbo Diesel

Seven seat

$55,990

$58,990

VRX

3.2L CDI Turbo Diesel

Seven seat

-

$63,990

EXCEED

3.2L CDI Turbo Diesel

Seven seat

 

$73,990

Pajero GLX

The entry-level, five-seat diesel Pajero GLX has 17-inch alloy wheels, front skid plate, rear fog lamps, roof rails and wheel arch flares, leather steering wheel and shift knobs, automatic climate control, power windows and multi-function trip computer. The audio system comes with single CD player, six speakers, USB port with iPod control interface and AUX audio input as well as Bluetooth phone connectivity and audio streaming.

Pajero GLX-R

The seven-seat diesel Pajero GLX-R also gains colour-coded exterior door mirrors, rear tailgate spoiler, integrated side steps and front mud guards, front fog lamps, seven-seat configuration with automatic climate control with manual rear cabin zone air-conditioning.

Pajero VRX

The mid-range, seven-seat diesel VRX offers gets 18-inch alloys and a styled chrome radiator grille, privacy glass, exterior door mirrors with turn signals and puddle lamps, rear-parking sensors, headlamp washers, automatic dusk-sensing headlamps and rain-sensing wipers. The cabin has partial leather seat trim and leather look floor and console and door trims, power adjustable front seats with seat heaters, Mitsubishi Multi-Communication System (MMCS) fwith high-resolution touch-screen panel with 3D satellite navigation for easier operation.

Pajero Exceed

The top-of-the-range Exceed gets the lot, including roof rails and rear tailgate spoiler, chrome on the door mirrors and handles, chrome side strips and front fog lamps with chrome bezels, High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps, leather seat trim, cabin wood print, 860 watt, 12-speaker Rockford Acoustic Design audio system, rear seat nine-inch DVD entertainment system with two wireless headphones.


Mitsubishi offers a five year/130,000 km new vehicle warranty, five year Roadside Assist and capped price servicing for the first four years or 60,000km of ownership on all new vehicles.



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