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The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport was launched in Indonesia last week, a couple of months after the seven-seat Triton-based SUV made its world debut in Thailand in August 2015. Just like in the Land of Smiles, the new Pajero Sport goes up against the Hilux-based Toyota Fortuner in Indonesia. We’re expecting both SUVs to make their Malaysian debuts in 2016.

The Pajero Sport comes with MMC’s new 2.4 litre turbodiesel engine available in the Thai Triton, with 181 PS and 430 Nm of torque at 2,500 rpm. This 4N15 MIVEC VGT-equipped unit is paired to an Aisin eight-speed automatic transmission with manual mode and paddle shifters.

The new drivetrain is for Indonesia’s Dakar 4X4 and Dakar 4X2 specs – the Exceed 4X2 and GLX 4X4 MT make do with the 4D56 2.5 litre unit with 136 PS/324 Nm. Five-speed auto (Exceed) or manual (GLX) transmissions for the bigger and older turbodiesel.

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The Super Select 4WD-II system features on the range-topping Dakar 4X4. MMC’s AWD system now comes with an Off-Road Mode (gravel, mud/snow, sand, rock) and a rotary dial drive selector that replaces the old vibrating stick.

All ride on front double wishbone suspension and a rear three-link type rigid axle, with coil springs all round. Four ventilated disc brakes for the Dakar and rear drums for the Exceed and GLX.

Kit highlights for the Dakar include 18-inch two-tone wheels with 265/60 tyres (265/70 R16 for the rest), LED headlamps with DRLs and washer, powered sunroof, keyless entry and push start, electronic parking brake, dual-zone auto air con, powered leather seats, two extra tweeters (for a total of six speakers), hill start assist and stability control. This is the first time we’re seeing wood trim, too.

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Multimedia wise, the top Dakar 4X4 gets a seven-inch 2DIN system with navi and around view monitor. The Dakar 4X2 and Exceed get a 6.5-inch unit with navi and reverse camera.

The new Pajero Sport is available in five colours – Deep Bronze Metallic, Titanium Grey Metallic, Sterling Silver Metallic, White Pearl, Black Mica – and comes with a small range of aesthetic options such as window deflector, tailgate spoiler, front/rear under garnish and exhaust pipe finisher. Prices in Indonesia range from Rp.446 juta to Rp.623 juta (RM135,765 to RM190,266).

Watch this official video by MMC that details the Pajero Sport’s new design and features. More pics and videos after the jump.