Thanks to the folks over at Gizmag, we now have a first look at patent drawings of the new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.
Continuing with the body-on-frame construction, the all-new Pajero Sport will be based on its pick-up truck sibling, the Mitsubishi Triton which was launched in Malaysia recently and will compete with the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Everest, and the soon to be introduced Isuzu MU-X.
The new Pajero Sport retains a few of the design elements that was previewed on the GC-PHEV concept. Known as Mitsubishi’s new “Dynamic Shield” front-end design, it is set to be the brand’s unique face going forward, seen on the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander as well.
This new look Pajero Sport features a large air intake that is flanked by what could be chrome inserts that run into the fog light surrounds. Just above the air intake is a smaller grille which links the front headlamps.
At the rear, significant changes can be seen on the wraparound taillights that seem to extend further down to the bottom of the tailgate. A new skid plate can also be seen while the side profile remains largely familiar.
No details on the powertrain have been revealed so far but there is a possibility that a plug-in hybrid option based on the GC-PHEV concept preview might be an option. That setup consisted of a 3.0-litre V6, paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and electric motor which send power to all four-wheels.