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Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Automatic launched in India at Rs. 23.55 Lakhs

Mitsubishi Pajero Automatic launch

The automatic variant is lighter and more fuel efficient than the manual variant

Mitsubishi India has gone ahead and launched Pajero Sport automatic at a price of Rs. 23.55 lakhs ex-showroom, New Delhi. Recently the Japanese auto maker launched the Pajero Sport Anniversary Edition and Limited Edition with dual-tone colour. The Automatic variant is priced Rs. 25,000 lower than the manual variant and will be available only in the 2-wheel drive guise. The AT Pajero Sport is more fuel efficient than the manual 4-wheel drive variant and also features paddle shifters.

More and more Indian buyers prefer automatics these days and the Pajero SUV with the AT transmission will definitely help lure more buyers to the showroom since Mitsubishi has been facing immense competition from its rivals like the Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. The refreshed model comes with a new chrome finished front grille and multi-information display. The Pajero Sport automatic is powered by the same 2.5 litre oil burner which churns out 178PS of power and 350Nm of torque which is 50Nm less than the manual variant. The Pajero AT is more fuel efficient and lighter than the manual 4-wheel drive variant, and boasts of a massive 215mm ground clearance.

Initially the Pajero Sport was imported to India through the CBU route, but now the carmaker has started local assembly of the SUV to price it competitively. Mitsubishi will focus on expanding its network in India to ensure availability of sales and service network. The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport automatic will compete with the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Ssangyong Rexton and Hyundai Santa Fe. The Pajero Sport has a few takers who are mostly off-road enthusiasts, but with the launch of the AT variant, Mitsubishi has given another option to comfort seekers which will surely lift the flagging fortunes of the Pajero SUV in India.