Racing back to the Tokyo Motor Show in November 1973, when Mitsubishi presented Pajero’s prototype to Japanese drivers, the Mitsubishi Pajero has been through a long ride with innovation, modern design, and high-performance specialized in heavy-duty, off-road terrains.
Until now, their latest edition of this well-known model is the Mitsubishi Pajero 2019 was released in July 2019.
Through a long history, Pajero has naturally earned an icon status for many car owners in the world. The Mitsubishi Pajero 2018 was introduced just one year before the introduction of the newest edition. It appears that the model went through manufacture with a change in its appearance to create a pleasing and modern look for young drivers.
Mitsubishi has finally released the next generation of Pajero in July 2019
Mitsubishi Pajero 2019: Classic with a touch of premium design
The Mitsubishi Pajero 2019 has several significant enhancements from the 2018 model. There is a premium look with a bold horizontal chrome grille, square smartphone shape, and large-sized wheel arches. It seems much bigger than the Pajero Sport with a high car hood and chrome taillights from the outside look.
Instead of using ladder frame chassis like old SUVs, the 2019 Pajero has a monocoque construction reinforced by an integral frame built-in. This choice helps to reduce the weight of the vehicle, easily switch speed, and improve safety for drivers. Independent front and rear suspension support balancing for on-road and off-road analysis.
Although they are not crazy changes that shock the world, it remains an appealing model to young rivals and might even be a future classic.
Mitsubishi Pajero 2019 has more modern accents on the inside
While another old SUV no longer appeals with their outdated interiors, the Mitsubishi Pajero 2019 has more modern accents on the inside.
The touchscreen infotainment system is in the center of the car with a Bluetooth portal, GPS, and several smartphone mirroring features for Android and iPhone users. An LCD offers various trips and car-related data to accommodate your long tiring journey.
Several features like climate change control, ventilation for all three rows, rear control, leather-wrapped tiller, carbon fiber trim, heated seats, auto lights, and wipers, and HID headlights with auto high beam can bring great comfort and convenience for the car owner.
You can add up more space by folding the third and middle row
On the front row, Pajero equips six airbags for safety, airbag brakes, traction, and stability control. Furthermore, you can add up a huge package space by folding the third and middle row.
Other features that need to mention are regular cruise control, reversing camera with static marker lines, parking sensors. During driving, the windows keep away the noise and remain a quiet and isolated time on the road. However, the space between each row is quite compacted and not for everyone. Getting into the seats is simple but staying there is a different story. Despite the modern and luxurious design, the seats are small, low, and lack of legroom even with adjustable backrests. This set-up can create a cozy atmosphere for family and friend trips.
It also lacks some features that younger models have, such as no wood trim, no autonomous emergency braking system, and no driver fatigue detection.
Mitsubishi Pajero 2019: Stands for its performance and durability
Mitsubishi Pajero 2019 is designed for both on-road and off-road terrains
The Mitsubishi Pajero 2019, equipped with 2 diesel lineups and a 3.2-liter turbo engine, can reach max power of 192 PS at 3800rpm. The vehicle is powered by a 6G72 3.0L MIVEC V6 petrol mill that can get 172hp and 441Nm of torque.
This car uses a 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, which also can be switched manually. A Super Select 4-wheel drive system by Mitsubishi enhances your driving experience from on-road to off-road effortlessly. Drivers can switch 4H on high-traction surfaces to 4H LC for off-road driving.
However, the steering feels heavier than the latest cars. Ride quality also favors open roads as the ride can be a bit rough, and the engine can’t be rushed.
For buyers looking for a luxurious and cutting-edge technology experience, the 2019 Pajero may not meet the expectation. But for those who seek simplicity, safety, and durability, it can still deliver a good experience for a long road trip.
Mitsubishi Pajero 2019: Price in the Philippines
While more and more sophisticated rivals are manufactured, Pajero remains its simplicity which is preferred by regional and remote buyers. The 2019 Mitsubishi Pajero GLS 3.2 DI-D 4WD has the price range from ₱3,000,000, which is at the expensive car section alongside Ford Everest or Toyota Prado.
Mitsubishi Pajero 2019: Pros & Cons
After having a good look at this car, we can understand why it is adored by many car buyers in the world. Here is some review of the 2019 Pajero pros and cons is considered:
Simple yet pleasing design
On-road and off-road adjustable by 4x4 system.
Lacked innovative design and features
Conclusion: Why is the Pajero being discontinued?
Pajero has been around for more than 35 years and remains an icon for car buyers in the world. The model appears with a simple look yet serviceable and good performance. Although it is not sophisticated and cutting-edged, Mitsubishi Pajero 2019 is still appealing to every driver.
However, the Pajero has already been discontinued in its home market due to the drop in sales and according to the latest news from Mitsubishi, this SUV will be discontinued globally in 2021.
As car owners, we might certainly look forward to the brand new greater edition in the future.