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Mitsubishi Challenger: new-gen debuts
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5th August, 2015
Mitsubishi Motors’ long-awaited successor to its versatile Challenger 4x4
SUV has made its international debut at the 2015 Bangkok International Grand Motor Sale in Thailand.
Presented for the first time in production form, Mitsubishi’s third-generation Challenger offers rugged luxury,
sophisticated technology and genuine four-wheel drive performance.
Named Pajero Sport in certain markets (Thailand for example), the new model features Mitsubishi Motors’ new Dynamic
Shield front face design concept, a further evolution of the design nurtured in successive models of the Pajero series.
The high-quality stylish design uses both sporty and dynamic elements that clearly distinguish it from other off-road
Inside, a high console proportion dashboard with dynamically styled silver-finish ornamentation and plush sculpted
seats add to its luxurious feel.
Powered by a 2.4-litre MIVEC turbo diesel engine matched to a new 8-speed automatic transmission, the new SUV achieves
improved environmental performance while delivering great practical utility and punchy engine performance.
Handling, stability, ride and quietness have all been improved through optimisation of the suspension and improvements
to the body mounts. The use of upgraded sound insulation and a new diesel engine provide a significant reduction in
The 2016 Challenger introduces a range of advanced and comprehensive safety technology that will feature on a
Mitsubishi model for the first time.
New active safety features include Blind Sport Warning (BSW) and Ultrasonic misacceleration Mitigation System (UMS)
which, while stationary or at speeds of up to 10 km/h, uses ultrasonic sensors to detect vehicle obstructions and
regulates engine power if the driver depresses the accelerator hard by mistake.
Additional safety firsts include a Multi-around Monitor which displays a bird’s eye image of the vehicle’s perimeter
and the new model gains an electronic parking brake.
Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) braking will also feature on the new Challenger, rounding out a list of advanced
safety features not typically found in this class.
MMC’s own RISE impact safety body design and a total of seven SRS airbags provide occupants with outstanding passive
The Challenger uses a further-evolved version of MMC’s own Super Select II four-wheel drive system. This is
complemented by the new Off-road Mode terrain selection system, a first on a Mitsubishi, which gives better all-terrain
performance and stability as the road surface requires.
The addition of Hill Descent Control, another first for Mitsubishi, and greater wading depth also enhance the
Challengers off-road capabilities.
Mitsubishi Motors Australia Executive Director of Marketing Tony Principe said the new-generation Challenger
demonstrates the brand's renewed emphasis on style, refinement and cutting edge technology.
“Mitsubishi Motors’ Challenger successor is another example of our product direction and reflects the new appeal,
design excellence, quality and refinement we are building into our vehicles.”
“The 2016 Challenger represents a new-generation of SUV with luxury, high-tech safety features and superior comfort
while still delivering class leading 4WD capabilities and great on-road performance.”
The new Mitsubishi SUV will go on sale in Thailand soon and will be launched progressively in 90 countries across
ASEAN, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Russia in the coming months.
Mitsubishi Motors Australia will announce details of the new Australian specification Challenger closer to its local