New Mitsubishi Pajero – more performance for less

New Mitsubishi Pajero – more performance for less

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The new Mitsubishi Pajero has arrived here in NZ and the new model boasts significantly better performance for less fuel.

“The 2009 Pajero’s 3.2L Direct Injection Common Rail Intercooled Turbo Diesel power plant has seen significant improvement over its predecessor,” said MMNZ general manager of marketing and sales Peter Wilkins. It now delivers 18% more power and 23% more torque, yet boasts a 12% reduction in fuel consumption, traveling 100km on just 9.2 litres of diesel.

“At its maximum power, the Euro 4 engine reaches 150kW. Maximum torque is an impressive 448Nm low in the rev range — perfect for towing boats, floats and automobiles weighing up to 3.3 tonnes,” he said.

Other improvements in the 2009 Pajero include significant sound proofing of the cabin on diesel models and new alloy wheels and body coloured wing mirrors and door handles for the GLS. Both diesel and petrol Exceed models gain a DVD entertainment unit for the rear passengers, auto wipers and headlights and a new front grille.

While the long wheelbase petrol and the short wheelbase GLS models are no longer available, the short wheelbase VRXs can still be purchased on a firm order arrangement.

A high-strength monocoque body and ladder frame chassis provides torsional rigidity for off-roading while incorporating impact-absorbing crumple zones to protect occupants and others in the event of a collision.

Further safety features include side and front dual-stage driver and passenger airbags, plus curtain airbags which help protect occupants in the front and rear seats. Active Stability Control across the range mitigates the consequences of over or understeer, keeping the vehicle balanced and on the drivers intended path.

Enhanced by its torsional rigidity and some of the best ground clearance angles in the segment, Mitsubishi’s All Terrain 4WD Technology (MATT) provides Pajero with strong off-road capability. The inclusion of a rear differential lock and hill hold assist aids serious adventurers when the going gets tough.

With 265/60/R18 tyres, the Pajero Exceed will stop from 100km/h in 42m. Braking is by way of large 333mm front ventilated, four calliper disc brakes on the long wheelbase models and 290mm ventilated discs with two piston callipers on the short wheelbase VRX.

These improvements to the new model Pajero should cement it’s reputation as one of New Zealand’s favorite 4WDs.

Mitsubishi Pajero 09 fq

The new Mitsubishi Pajero has arrived here in NZ and the new model boasts significantly better performance for less fuel.

“The 2009 Pajero’s 3.2L Direct Injection Common Rail Intercooled Turbo Diesel power plant has seen significant improvement over its predecessor,” said MMNZ general manager of marketing and sales Peter Wilkins. It now delivers 18% more power and 23% more torque, yet boasts a 12% reduction in fuel consumption, traveling 100km on just 9.2 litres of diesel.

“At its maximum power, the Euro 4 engine reaches 150kW. Maximum torque is an impressive 448Nm low in the rev range — perfect for towing boats, floats and automobiles weighing up to 3.3 tonnes,” he said.

Other improvements in the 2009 Pajero include significant sound proofing of the cabin on diesel models and new alloy wheels and body coloured wing mirrors and door handles for the GLS. Both diesel and petrol Exceed models gain a DVD entertainment unit for the rear passengers, auto wipers and headlights and a new front grille.

While the long wheelbase petrol and the short wheelbase GLS models are no longer available, the short wheelbase VRXs can still be purchased on a firm order arrangement.

A high-strength monocoque body and ladder frame chassis provides torsional rigidity for off-roading while incorporating impact-absorbing crumple zones to protect occupants and others in the event of a collision.

Further safety features include side and front dual-stage driver and passenger airbags, plus curtain airbags which help protect occupants in the front and rear seats. Active Stability Control across the range mitigates the consequences of over or understeer, keeping the vehicle balanced and on the drivers intended path.

Enhanced by its torsional rigidity and some of the best ground clearance angles in the segment, Mitsubishi’s All Terrain 4WD Technology (MATT) provides Pajero with strong off-road capability. The inclusion of a rear differential lock and hill hold assist aids serious adventurers when the going gets tough.

With 265/60/R18 tyres, the Pajero Exceed will stop from 100km/h in 42m. Braking is by way of large 333mm front ventilated, four calliper disc brakes on the long wheelbase models and 290mm ventilated discs with two piston callipers on the short wheelbase VRX.

These improvements to the new model Pajero should cement it’s reputation as one of New Zealand’s favorite 4WDs.

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