Anton Andres / Mitsubishi Motors China | July 09, 2018 11:49
Mitsubishi isn't about to let go of the Pajero in China just yet
Mitsubishi has been saying that the Pajero will be retired soon although it may see a comeback in the future. For now however, the company is making the most of out of the current generation by giving it more facelifts and special editions. China is the latest market to get updates to the Pajero and, from the looks of it, it's mostly relegated to cosmetics.
For the 2019 model year, the long-running Pajero gets a new face. The changes are largely seen on the fascia, which comes with a new grill. There are now more slats on the panel, as well as a pair if vertical gills flanking the piece. More brushed chrome can be seen on the lower section of the bumper as well. It's not just chrome that's been added to the 2019 Pajero. The diamond star logo is now finished in gold, likely plated, as well as the word 'Pajero' which is proudly displayed on the edge of the hood.
The sides carry over largely unchanged and, reminiscent of the 90's, there's are new graphics available. As for the rear, brushed chrome now adorns the tail lights, and the signature tire cover now has a gold diamond star logo to go with it.
Inside, it gets more tech features to keep up bang up to date. 2019 models now feature wireless charging for smartphones, as well as an updated infotainment system. Faux wood panels are on the dash, and the SUV can be specified with heated seats. Otherwise, the design is still largely similar to the current model. There are also no changes under the hood with China-spec models sticking to a 3.0-liter V6 with 174 PS and 255 Nm of torque.
For now, it is yet to be known if these changes will soon be applied to the rest of the world. For now, however, it looks like Mitsubishi is still letting the Pajero linger on (in China, at least) until they eventually retire it in the near future.