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Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia has introduced the Mitsubishi Pajero facelift in the country. This is the second time the fourth-gen SUV has been updated since its introduction in 2006, never mind that the car itself is a heavily-revised version of the third-gen model, which had been around since 1999.

The updated seven-seater features a new full-length grille bordered by two large vertical chrome bars. The front bumper has also been reshaped and feature LED positioning lights. At the back, the spare tyre cover and rear number plate garnish have been redesigned.

Enter the vehicle (via a redesigned key fob) and you are greeted by metallic trim on the central air vents and woodgrain on the passenger-side dashboard and steering wheel. New central touch-screen, too.

A rear-seat entertainment system comprising a nine-inch display with two wireless headphones is now fitted as standard, along with leather seats, a powered driver’s seat and auto single-zone front air-con. Second- and third-row passengers get their own roof air vents, with independent control.

Mechanicals? Status quo – a 3.8 litre MIVEC V6 sends 250 PS and 329 Nm of torque to all four wheels through Super Select 4WD and an INVECS-II five-speed auto with Sport Mode.

The 4WD system features four selectable modes. The safety arsenal comprises six airbags and Mitsubishi Active Stability and Traction Control (M-ASTC).

Fully-imported (CBU) from Japan, the Mitsubishi Pajero facelift is priced at RM291,178, OTR without insurance (no price change from the pre-facelift). A three-year/100,000 km warranty is offered, and Warm White Mica, Eiger Grey Metallic and Cool Silver Metallic colours are available.