Although this Japanese manufacturer is nowadays oriented to crossovers, the legendary Pajero still rides. Despite its outdated design, it has been confirmed that 2019 is coming. At this moment, we know that the upcoming model will be on the offer on the Chinese market, but there is a chance to see it in some other parts of the world as well. Not only that the famous mid-size SUV continues its production, but there is also a nice amount of updates. The upcoming model gets few visual novelties, as well as a couple of new things on the inside. On the other side, things under the hood are about to remain the same.
2019 Mitsubishi Pajero Exterior Design and Changes
The current generation of Pajero is pretty old. This model dates from 2006, which seems way too long for today’s standards in the automotive industry. Still, we have seen a couple of updates so far. The newest one is coming for the next year. We are about to see a couple of new details, mainly at the front. The overall contour definitely remains unchanged, but you will definitely notice new, gold letters and company’s logo at front. Also, the front fascia has been updated, as well as the front bumpers. Rest of the SUV remains pretty much unchanged, though you can notice new taillights, as well as new “Pajero” letterings on front doors.
Other than that, the 2019 Mitsubishi Pajero will continue in the same way, at least when it comes to the exterior design. The upcoming models will continue with a familiar shape, which definitely shows its age. Like previous year models, it will come in two body layouts, in versions with either three or five doors. The three-door version features around 100 inches in wheelbase, while the five-door models add 9 inches more.
2019 Mitsubishi Pajero Interior
The interior design also comes with a couple of interesting novelties. Of course, most of them are in terms of new features, while the base layout remains the same. By far, the most notable details on the new dashboard is a large touchscreen, which comes with the latest infotainment system. Other fresh gadgets and tech features are available as well. You can notice a few more new details on the dash, but the overall layout definitely looks like it comes from another era and fits more to some work duty truck than to am modern SUV. The rest of the cabin continues in the same way. Naturally, 3-door models feature two rows of seating, while the bigger version adds the third row of seating. Still, these additional seats are pretty tight, definitely not big enough for adults.
2019 Mitsubishi Pajero Trim Levels
The 2019 Mitsubishi Pajero will keep the same trim level organization. Base models will wear the GL badge. It is a pretty basic version, which comes with things like steel wheels, automatic climate control, center information display, central door locking system, black-plastics bumpers etc.
The GLX is a kind of upgrade. It adds things like alloy wheels, lots of practical details such as cup holders, keyless entry system, 6-speaker audio system etc.
Finally, there is the GLS trim level, which adds some interesting styling details, like body-colored bumpers, chrome details and much more. On the inside, you can count on leather upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel, touchscreen interface, chrome door handles, electronic rearview mirror etc.
2019 Mitsubishi Pajero Engine
Considering long 12 years of production, many engines were installed under the hood of this SUV, both with four and six cylinders. However, things are a little bit different these days. The mid-size SUV will come to China, while other markets don’t seem so likely. Therefore, a familiar 3.0-liter V6 will probably remain the only engine choice. This engine is good for about 170 horsepower. It comes in pair with a 5-speed automatic transmission, which is another sign of the model’s outdated design.
On the other side, a good thing is that all versions come with AWD as a standard feature. If the company decide to offer 2019 Mitsubishi Pajero on some other markets, new engines are possible, particularly a more powerful V6 with around 220 horsepower.
2019 Mitsubishi Pajero Release Date and Price
Sales in China will start pretty soon. So far, there are no signs of model’s arrival to other parts of the world. When it comes to the price, the Chinese version starts around 45.000 dollars.
2019 Mitsubishi Pajero Future
It’s pretty clear that the current Pajero is very old. Therefore, many experts have been speculating about the model’s future. The Japanese manufacturer puts the focus on crossover these days, so the Pajero will most likely be discontinued, probably in a year or two. At this point, a replacement doesn’t seem so likely, so another famous SUV is about to become nothing more than a legend.