Nearly four years ago, the third-generation Mitsubishi Pajero Sport made its global debut, and on July 25, the Japanese carmaker will unveil the first facelift for the ladder frame-based seven-seat SUV in Thailand. To go along with the announcement, there’s also a video teaser to give us a taste of what to expect with the facelift.

Starting with the exterior, the Dynamic Shield face been given a nip and tuck to appear more elegant compared to the soon-to-be outgoing model. The grille now features three horizontal slats with cutouts that frame the Mitsubishi logo neatly, and is flanked by sleeker headlamp clusters that are more visually aggressive with a new daytime running light signature.

Just below them is where you’ll find the fog lamps, which occupy spaces that were previously left barren on the current model. This cleans up a lot of the lower apron, which sprouts a small lip to tie the front end together.

Other changes that are briefly shown in the video include new lighting graphics for the taillights, and the interior sees the use of digital instrument cluster display. Mitsubishi claims “further improvements to its design, convenience, comfort and quality,” but we’ll only know more when the vehicle is revealed in full.

The current Pajero Sport never went on sale in Malaysia, although the model has been sighted within our borders in the past. In neighbouring Thailand, the SUV is offered with the 4N15 2.4 litre four-cylinder turbodiesel engine (also used in the Triton) that serves up 181 PS and 430 Nm of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is paired to the mill, with two- and four-wheel drive available.

GALLERY: Current Mitsubishi Pajero Sport in Indonesia