The future of the 2024 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is really in a doubt. We don’t know what does the company plans with the crossover SUV. It’s been around for 18th season, with not announcement of redesign. Yes, the vehicle went through a couple of facelifts, but that is not enough to be competitive against leaders in the class. And Mitsubishi wants to be the top dog. For now, they manage to do that only with the Outlander PHEV crossover and maybe L200 truck in some markets. The Pajero is an iconic model, but it needs a complete modernization to stay in the game.
The company shifts focus to markets with the highest demand for the Pajero Sport. Nowadays, it seems that only Pacific Asian and South American countries are after the 2024 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. So, the company needs a breakthrough. We heard info about the comeback of Pajero badge. Also, in some regions, this model is known as Montero. All in all, there is a lot of potential, but we’ll see if the Japanese company is going to set this model at the top of the priority list.
2024 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Hybrid
We can’t complain too much about the engine choice for the Pajero Sport. The company is constantly upgrading the lineup by adding new units and replacing old ones. This generation of the crossover SUV saw both petrol and diesel engines, four- and six-cylinder mills. If the 2024 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport hybrid shows up, that will be the best move by the carmaker. Now, they are partners with Mazda, and it can result in further development of new units. The first one will be a fresh diesel unit for selected models.
But, the hybrid technology is already taking over buyers thanks to improved mileage. Such systems usually lack power, or cost too much, but in the foreseeable future, hybrids will completely replace petrol engines and oil burners. Mitsubishi could combine a 2.4-liter four-cylinder unit with electric batteries to add some power and improve the fuel economy. Anyway, all buyers are scared about the price, since the company still don’t have a proper infrastructure for the production.
The company shuffles the offer all the time. So, all options are opened. A 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is the most efficient when it comes to consumption. But, for a 193-inch long vehicle that weighs more than 4,600 pounds, it can’t deliver enough power for a smooth acceleration and ride. So, the 2024 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport might enter the market with a 3.0-liter petrol mill 220 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. It is the best option from this perspective, since the 3.5-liter mill needs serious upgrades to reach the potential of the smaller block. It used to make 190 hp. The most capable drivetrain for the Pajero Sport is a 3.8-liter V6. This is Nissan’s motor that cracks 260 hp and 250 lb-ft. Those are some serious numbers for the SUV.
Both diesel engines are outdated. A 2.8-liter block consumes a lot of fuel and emits too much gas. We can say the same for the 3.2-liter unit. We’ve heard that the new Mazda’s oil burner can be a solution for the L200. If the truck is getting this mill, we can expect it on the 2024 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. Both vehicles are using the same platform and share a lot of other features. So, the 3.3-liter SkyActiv-D might be under the hood of the new SUV. According to details, it is also capable to take electric support, turning the entire system into an efficient hybrid.
When Will 2024 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Come Out?
The vehicle is definitely ready for the redesign. But, Mitsubishi is not announcing it yet. We are also monitoring rumors about Montero SUV and L200 truck. The situation is specific and only spy photos and inside stories from the most popular markets could solve this puzzle. So, the release date depends on all of the things and changes expected on the 2024 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. Those are the redesign, hybrid engine, and interior overhaul.