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Mitsubishi Pajero sport automatic coming soon

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Mitsubishi is all set to launch an automatic variant of the Pajero sport in August 2014.

The outgoing model of the Mitsubishi Pajero sport comes equipped with a 2.5 litre diesel motor mated to a five speed gearbox. The automatic version will also come equipped with a five speed unit. There could be slight changes on the exterior with revised bumper and a new grille. Expect the interiors to be spruced up with more equipment and a lighter shade design theme.

Expect the Pajero sport automatic to cost 1-1.5 lakh more than the existing manual version. The automatic gear box would definitely help in improving the sales of this behemoth SUV. This is a much welcomed move by Mitsubishi and when the Pajero sport hits the showrooms it will take on the likes of Santa Fe, Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour.

The Pajero sport is a good product but Mitsubishi needs to improve its dealership network and price its spare parts competitively to penetrate the Indian market. Mitsubishi is also planning to launch new models in India in the near future.