A teaser for the 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has been released, previewing the next-generation SUV ahead of its planned debut this August 1. The darkened picture doesn’t really show all that much, but in this case it didn’t really need to, as revealing patent drawings of the same vehicle had already been leaked earlier.

The teaser now confirms that the drawings are indeed legit. Unlike before, the new Pajero Sport will come with a unique front end design that’s not lifted from the Triton, on which it’s based. There’s a big lower intake framed by a border that also links the headlamps to the fog lamps. This is MMC’s new signature look as seen on the latest 2016 Outlander and also concept cars like the XR-PHEV.

No big surprise on the side profile, which has an upswept lower line of the greenhouse. The SUV’s rear contains wraparound tail lamp clusters with a “tail” that goes right down to the bottom edge of the tailgate, like a giant version of what Daihatsu did for the new Copen. A pretty good attempt at a bolder design to avoid the SUV from being tagged as a Triton with a canopy.

Our latest Mitsubishi Triton VGT is powered by a 2.5 litre variable geometry turbo engine with 178 PS and 400 Nm at 2,000 rpm, an improved version of the current 178 PS/350 Nm DI-D motor. The new 182 PS/430 Nm 2.4 litre engine that was launched with the Triton late last year in Thailand wasn’t brought it due to our lower quality diesel.