2017 Mitsubishi Pajero goes hybrid with off-road capability
Mitsubishi Pajero is a sports utility vehicle manufactured by Japanese automaker Mitsubishi. The first car rolled out in the 1980s, and was offered with true off-road capabilities. 2017 Mitsubishi Pajero was showcased at the Tokyo Auto Show as a concept vehicle. Production models have not been unveiled yet.
2017 Mitsubishi Pajero Interiors and Exteriors
The new Pajero has been unveiled in three concept versions: Grand Cruiser Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (GC-PHEV), XR Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (XR-PHEV) and Concept AR. The XR-PHEV concept features a bold yet muscular exterior design. The body has a distinctively wedge shaped profile, and sculpted high fenders enveloping oversize performance tires. The interiors of this concept design reveals black leather seats with tasteful red accents. The modern information display pod carrying speedometer, tachometer, and other necessary performance information displays have been kept high on the dashboard for better visibility during driving. The car will also be equipped with several onboard 100 volt AC outlets capable of delivering up to 1500 watts of external power supply.
The GC-PHEV concept design features slit headlights, bluff front, horizontal grilles, a beltline that takes a sharp bent upwards towards a distinct bubble shaped rear window and swept back. The rear doors are rear hinged, thus eliminating middle supporting pillar. The luxurious interior features only four seats and a prominent central console.
2017 Mitshubishi Pajero Engine
The 2017 Mitsubishi Pajero will be a grid connected hybrid vehicle with off-road capabilities. The GC-PHEV concept was shown with a supercharged 3 liter gasoline V6 engine coupled with a 94 horsepower electric motor powered by a 12 kWh Li-ion battery.
The XR-PHEV concept vehicle contains a 1.1 liter gasoline powered inline 3 cylinder turbocharged engine capable of producing 134 horsepower, coupled with a high efficiency compact electric motor of 161 horsepower powered by a 14 kWh main drive Li-ion battery and a high boost convertor.
The GC-PHEV concept vehicle’s drive train is mated with an 8 speed automatic transmission and Super All Wheel Control System (S-AWC). The transmission specification for XR-PHEV concept is not known.
2017 Mitshubishi Pajero Fuel Economy
Since the SUV is a hybrid version, it is expected to have better fuel economy than current models. The estimated fuel economy is set at 65 miles per gallon. The car is speculated to be driven in all electric modes but in low gears, with all electric range estimated at more than 25 miles.
The 2017 Mitsubishi Pajero will be equipped with the new Mitsubishi Innovative Vehicle (MiEV) technology. This features software and components developed to provide outstanding capability, reliability and safety. New features include Mitsubishi Motor’s Advanced Connected Car Technology, aimed at use of next generation information systems. Another future technology incorporated in this SUV is the Augmented Reality Technology, which enables the driver to process and collect data without being distracted.
Next-Gen safety features include Pedestrian Collision Mitigating Auto-Breaking System, Rear Blind Spot Vehicle Warning, Unintentional Vehicle Move Off Control, Driver Monitor, Driving Safety Support System, Forward Collision Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise control, Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control and Mitsubishi Electric Vehicle Operation via Smartphone Remote Control.
2017 Mitshubishi Pajero Price and Availability
The 2017 Mitsubishi Pajero is expected to release in 2017, and prices have not yet been announced for this SUV.