The Pajero Sport is based on the Mitsubishi Triton pickup, which means the underpinnings are as rugged as they come. Power comes from a variable geometry turbocharger-equipped 2.5-litre four-pot oil burner that puts out 177bhp and 400Nm of torque. Along with this, you get a five-speed manual gearbox and the superbly capable ‘Super Select’ 4WD system.
Start up the motor, and you can tell refinement isn’t its strong point. It’s quite smooth, but noise levels are higher than what you expect. It’s got the signature Pajero noise and even in this day of quiet diesels, we’re inclined to say we almost love that clatter.
Authorised dealer: JR Automotive
Website: Pajero Sport