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A leaked spec-sheet for the new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport in Indonesia has revealed that the country could soon get the brand’s new 2.4 litre MIVEC diesel engine, codenamed 4N15. First unveiled in Thailand for the fifth-generation Mitsubishi Triton, the new engine was also a key feature of the latest Mitsubishi Pajero Sport which its global debut there as well.

However, when it was time for the new Triton to make its debuts in Malaysia and Indonesia, our versions of the pick-up truck weren’t offered with the new 2.4 litre MIVEC engine. Locally, we understand that our lower quality diesel was a reason for this. Instead, Malaysia and Indonesia were only offered a revised version of the existing 2.5 litre DI-D diesel lump.

But, if this leaked document shared by AutonetMagz is accurate, it looks like Mitsubishi has cleared its new 4N15 2.4 litre MIVEC engine for use in the new Indonesian-market Pajero Sport. Could this be an indication of things to come for Malaysia as well?

According to the pictures, Mitsubishi’s 2,442 cc engine will feature variable geometry turbocharging, delivering a peak 181 PS at 3,500 rpm and 430 Nm of torque at 2,500 rpm. The powerplant appears to be listed for use in a higher-spec “Dakar” variant of the Pajero Sport, paired with an Aisin-sourced eight-speed torque converter automatic transmission with a Sport Mode. The old 2,477 cc mill also appears alongside the new powerplant, offering 136 PS.

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We know that it is only a matter of time before Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia introduces its new Triton-based SUV in Malaysia. The only question now surrounds if or not our market has been deemed fit to get the new 2.4 litre MIVEC four-pot diesel.

Currently, our version of the Pajero Sport SUV and Triton pick-up features a sole option of the existing 2,477 cc inline-four. With Euro 5 diesel gradually becoming more prominently available in our country, could we see MMM boldly bring its new 2.4 MIVEC here?

You can also check out the new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport in full detail in this video. Even more details surroundings its new Dynamic Shield front grille, updated interior design and more capable four-wheel drive system are available in our global debut coverage of the SUV.

GALLERY: Mitsubishi Pajero Sport