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Mitsubishi Pajero - Power, performance and peace of mind safety

17th Jun, 2013

Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited’s (MMAL) legendary Pajero 14MY range has arrived. Delivering five-star ANCAP safety, superior style, ground covering 4WD technology, reliability and value.

MMAL’s CEO Mutsuhiro Oshikiri said the Pajero has been a long-time favourite of Australian consumers with its safety features, on and off-road capabilities, luxurious specifications and value for money.

“Now with peace of mind five-star ANCAP rating, Pajero provides a tough yet luxurious four-wheel drive that suits the family’s day to day needs as well as being completely equipped for the next adventure.”

The 14MY Pajero range carries outstanding occupant and driver protection utilising the latest Mitsubishi safety technology. Standard safety equipment includes Mitsubishi’s RISE body protection along with front driver and passenger, side and curtain SRS airbags, seat belt reminders, ISOFIX child restraints (July onwards) and reversing camera to enhance driver visibility and awareness.

All Pajero variants are equipped with MATT (Mitsubishi All Terrain Technology) which delivers superior off-road control and outstanding on-road safety and handling with rear differential lock standard across the range. MATT incorporates a number of systems including Active Stability and Traction Control, ABS braking system with EBD and Super Select II 4WD. Super Select II 4WD lets the driver alternate between 2WD and 4WD modes at speeds of up to 100 kilometres per hour on any surface, making the switch from on-road fuel efficiency to off-road traction simple.

Additional safety features include reversing camera as standard across the range which aid the driver’s visibility and awareness, Mitsubishi’s LINK system which sees the GLX and GLX-R variants equipped with voice controlled Bluetooth 2.0 with steering wheel controls, mobile hands-free and wireless audio streaming making it easier and safer to conduct business or enjoy some downtime in the Pajero. The VRX and Exceed receive the addition of the Mitsubishi Multi Communications System (MMCS incorporating 3D based satellite navigation) and rear-parking sensors.

All 14MY Pajero variants will come with keyless entry as standard and be equipped with Mitsubishi’s powerful, fuel-efficient 3.2-litre Common Rail turbo diesel engine. The Common Rail turbo diesel delivers a massive 147kW of power at 3,800 rpm and 441Nm of torque at 2,000rpm while providing a smooth and fuel-efficient ride of 9.0L/100kms.

With such impressive power and torque, the Pajero’s huge three-tonne towing capacity means everything from a boat or caravan to a trailer can be towed with confidence. With flexible seating for up to seven people, the Pajero is the ultimate family car and because the third row of seats can be completely removed or folded and stored under the rear floor, there’s even more room to fit everything in.

The 14MY Pajero line up will be available in White, Cool Silver, Graphite, Champagne, Ironbark, Warm White and pearlescent Pitch Black.

MMAL’s CEO, Mutsuhiro Oshikiri said the Pajero range offers outstanding safe four-wheel drive capabilities with unbeatable comfort and style.

“There’s a Pajero model to suit every lifestyle, with functionality, safety and power all wrapped up in an attractive package,” Oshikiri said.

 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

Note: Premium paint $495 extra. All prices listed are RRP and do not include registration, stamp duty, insurance or dealer delivery.

Pajero GLX
The entry-level, five-seat diesel Pajero GLX has an extensive features list making it the perfect choice for those wanting the Pajero’s legendary power and ability in a value package. Available with the 3.2L Common Rail Direct Injection Intercooled Turbo Diesel engine coupled with five-speed manual transmission or five-speed auto transmission with Sports Mode, the GLX is perfect for those requiring a true four-wheel drive without the need for seven seats.

The Pajero GLX’s famous exterior is boosted with 17-inch alloy wheels, front skid plate, rear fog lamps, roof rails and wheel arch flares. The secure sports spare wheel cover and power door mirrors are added touches for convenience.

Inside, the Pajero GLX features leather steering wheel and shift knobs for a touch of luxury while the automatic climate control, power windows and multi-function trip computer make it easier to enjoy every drive. Equipped with Electrochromatic mirror with reverse monitor adds peace of mind when reversing.

The GLX offers convenience with plenty of small item storage space including upper and lower glovebox, centre storage console and underfloor storage compartment.

The audio system comes with single CD player, six speakers, USB port with iPod control interface and AUX audio input so you can listen to your favourite music in any format. Voice controlled Bluetooth 2.0 with steering wheel controls, mobile hands-free and wireless audio streaming make it easier and safer
to conduct business or enjoy some downtime in the Pajero.

Pajero GLX-R
The seven-seat diesel Pajero GLX-R is the ideal family vehicle package with features to enhance the Pajero’s usability and comfort and is available with the 3.2L Common Rail Direct Injection Intercooled Turbo Diesel engine coupled with five-speed manual transmission or five-speed auto transmission
with Sports Mode.

The GLX-R comes with all the specifications found in the GLX model, such as17-inch alloy wheels, roof rails and power door mirrors with the addition of numerous extras. Colour-coded exterior door mirrors and handles enhance the Pajero’s sleek lines while the rear tailgate spoiler, integrated side steps and front mud guards give the GLX-R a sporty edge. Front fog lamps and black door sash complete the look. 

The Pajero GLX-R’s versatile seven-seat configuration can be arranged in multiple patterns with the third row seat able to fold, drop or recline and can be stowed under the cargo floor or be removed. Automatic climate control with manual rear cabin zone air-conditioning means all occupants will enjoy every drive in comfort.

Pajero VRX
The mid-range, seven-seat diesel Pajero VRX offers styling and comfort with a number of luxury touches above the GLX-R model. The VRX is available with the 3.2L Common Rail Direct Injection Intercooled Turbo Diesel engine coupled with the five-speed auto transmission with Sports Mode.

The exterior of the Pajero VRX is enhanced with 18-inch alloy wheels and a styled chrome radiator grille. For extra style and easier operation, the VRX includes privacy glass, exterior door mirrors with turn signals and puddle lamps.

Functionality has been boosted further in the Pajero VRX through the inclusion of rear-parking sensors further enhancing the driver’s visibility and awareness. Headlamp washers, automatic dusk-sensing headlamps and rain-sensing wipers make driving in adverse conditions a little easier.

Inside, the VRX’s cabin receives partial leather seat trim and leather look floor and console and door trims for added style, while the power adjustable front seats with seat heaters increase comfort levels.

The all-new Mitsubishi Multi-Communication System (MMCS) found in the Pajero VRX features a high-resolution touch-screen panel with 3D satellite navigation for easier operation. The reverse camera image appears in the MMCS screen automatically when reverse gear is engage to give the driver improved visibility.

Pajero Exceed
The top of the range Pajero Exceed is packed full of features and offers the ultimate in comfort fourwheel driving. The Exceed is available with the 3.2L Common Rail Direct Injection Intercooled Turbo Diesel engine coupled with five-speed automatic transmission featuring Sports Mode.

In addition to 18-inch alloy wheels, roof rails and rear tailgate spoiler, the Exceed receives touches of chrome on the door mirrors and handles, chrome side strips and front fog lamps with chrome bezels to brighten the exterior appearance.

High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps come as standard on the Exceed to help improve visibility on and off the road while the premium alarm with sensor system gives Exceed owners extra peace of mind.

Inside, the Exceed comes with all the features expected in a Pajero along with leather seat trim for extra comfort while the steering wheel and panels are updated with the addition of stylish wood print.

The MMCS found in the Exceed is boosted with the addition of a 860 watt, 12-speaker Rockford Acoustic Design audio system for premium in-cabin sound. Rear seat 9” DVD entertainment system with two wireless headphones complete the entertainment package and will keep tiny passengers entertained on long trips.

The 14MY Pajero range is available at over 200 Mitsubishi dealerships Australia-wide:

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 60,000 km of ownership on all new vehicles.*1

*1: 1 year roadside assist (service condition apply). For purchases of new Mitsubishi vehicles after 1st October 2012, initial 12 month roadside assist will be extended for a period of 12 months from the date of the most recent eligible CPS for that vehicle performed at an authorised Mitsubishi dealer. Roadside assist, if extended in accordance with these items, is available for a maximum of up to 5 years.

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