Mitsubishi has silently launched a new variant of the Pajero Sport SUV called the Select Plus.The Select Plus features cosmetic changes over the standard Pajero Sport along with additional equipment.
Available only in dual-tone colours, the Select Plus gets a blacked-out roof and pillars but, unlike the standard dual-tone model, doesn’t get contrast-finished rear fender. The Select Plus additionally features black-finished body mouldings such as the wheel-arch extensions, door mouldings and a guard on the front bumper. The alloy wheels and front grille too get a blacked-out finish. Additional cosmetic changes include chrome mouldings on the door handles and on the wing mirror housings.
The Select Plus gets the addition of cruise control, LED daytime running lamps (DRLs) on the outer edge of the fog lamp housings, electric folding wing mirrors, high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps (the standard Pajero Sport gets halogen projectors), a chiller box and DVD players mounted in the front seat headrests in terms of features.
The Select Plus is powered by the same 178hp, 2.5-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine as the regular Pajero Sport under the hood.The new variant is a move by the automaker to help revive sales for the model in light of the stiff and direct competition from the likes of the new Toyota Fortuner and new Ford Endeavour , Hyundai Santa Fe and Honda CRV. The Pajero Sport has been on sale in the country for a while now, with many better rivals on sale in the market.
With this silent launch the company only wants to focus on the sales of the Pajero Sport which has been on sale in India since 2012 , followed by refreshed model in 2015 and now with the 2017 model it wants loyalty from Mitsubishi customers so that if they purchase SUV it be from Mitsubishi.