The upcoming 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport hasn’t been one of the industry’s best kept secrets, with patent images leaked earlier and recently spotted in the flesh, while undergoing a TVC shoot. This time, the new Pajero Sport has been officially teased in Thailand to get the ball rolling for its August 1 debut.

This new clip, which is much more revealing than the snapshots taken previously, shows the front and side profiles of the new seven-seat SUV clearly. It’s all rather futuristic, as some may put it, with its sweeping lines and Mitsubishi’s latest ‘Dynamic Shield’ styling on the front end, as seen on the latest Outlander.

The biggest reveal here perhaps would be the SUV’s taillamps, which run all the way down to the bottom of the tailgate. It certainly answers one question: those aren’t just reflectors (thankfully) – the red tail strips are in fact the Pajero Sport’s LED brake lights. Wouldn’t be hard to spot on the road when the sun goes down, this.

The new Pajero Sport will be based on the latest Mitsubishi Triton, and its rivals will include the new Toyota Fortuner, itself based on the Toyota Hilux. In Malaysia, the present-generation Pajero Sport is powered by a 2.5 litre commonrail diesel engine that makes 136 PS and 314 Nm, or a 2.5 litre four-cylinder VGT common-rail turbodiesel that produces 178 PS and 350 Nm of torque.

Current prices for the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GL is RM150,277.60, while the Pajero Sport VGT is priced at RM171,211.60. How much do you think this new big guy will cost when it arrives?