2016 Mitsubishi Pajero

This legendary SUV is present for over forty years. It was originally launched in 1973 and since then, it presents one of the most recognizable sport utility vehicles around. The milestone of model’s popularity was definitely the first win in Dakar Rally in 1983 with second generation of Pajero, which was launched only year before. After that victory, the popularity was raised on the highest level, and with six more victories in this competition so far, its reputation was only grew up even more. So far, there were four generation of this model, but the company prepares some big improvements for 2016 Pajero. Main improvement should be a hybrid variant.

 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero

2016 Mitsubishi Pajero improvements

It is well known that SUV’s are among the most popular types of vehicles. People love this type of cars because of large dimensions, toughness, roughness and sporty character. They are also excellent choice for family car because they are spacious, comfortable and also with safety features on the highest level. However, those cars also have weaknesses and one that is very often mentioned is low mpg. Because of that, 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero will be offered in a plug-in variant. Although this is officially confirmed information, we still don’t know technical details of this new model, but there are some predictions that sound very realistic.

 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero

According to them, 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero in plug-in variant will be equipped with 3.0 liter turbocharged petrol engine and powerful electric motor with high-capacity battery. There are even rumors that there will be two hybrid variants offered, but those are just speculations. It seems that we will see also a new transmission, which will go with this powertrain. It will be a 8-speed automatic Smart transmission, which will make 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero not only more responsive but also much more economic.

 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero

2016 Mitsubishi Pajero release date and price

Precise launch date is still unknown, but we expect to see 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero in the second half of next year. Price is expected to be similar to current model, except plug-in variant will cost much higher and could easily reach 70.000 dollars. No matter how this hybrid will be accepted, it is a big step forward in car industry, so don’t be surprised if see other Mitsubishi SUVs and pickups in hybrid variants too.

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