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2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Test Drive (Photo 11 of 23)

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The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has made some strong inroads into the rugged large SUV segment since launch at the very end of 2016. This is a 5 seater SUV with excellent off-road capability. The new Pajero Sport has a 2.4 Litre Turbo Diesel Engine and consumes 8 litres per 100 km of fuel.

Based in part on the Triton ute, the Pajero Sport replacement for the Challenger (a somewhat popular choice among hardcore off-roaders), has immediately outsold fellow newcomers the Ford Everest and Toyota Fortuner, though not the more established Isuzu MU-X.

No doubt people have been drawn to this unusually styled family 4×4 by its razor sharp value-for-money and Mitsubishi’s affordable after-sales care.

Here we test the range-topping Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed, priced at $52,750 plus on-road costs or $54,990 drive-away. This means it undercuts the base Everest Ambiente by about $2000, as well as the mid-spec Fortuner GXL. Sharp indeed.