The new Pajero Sport variable geometry turbo diesel 2.5 litre now available in Malaysia market for RM172,000. It produces better power delivery for 2.5 litre turbodiesel at 178ps of total power and 350Nm of torque. The fully imported 7 seater SUV comes with new 5 speed transmission with paddle shifter, 3 years warranty and 2 years FREE maintenance.
Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia Sdn Bhd expects the collaboration between Proton and Mitsubishi Motors Corp (MMC) will triple its market share in Malaysia by 2015, its chief executive officer Tetsuya Oda said.
Mitsubishi Motors held a market share of two per cent in the country’s total industry volume last year and five per cent in the non-national car segment, he said.
He said the new projects with the national carmaker would help MMC penetrate Malaysia and Asean markets by offering new product lines while at the same time broaden its network in the region.
“This is certainly positive for both companies and the motor vehicle industry,” he told reporters after unveiling the new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport VGT (variable geometry turbo) here today.
The Pajero Sport VGT goes for around RM172,000.
Proton and MMC recently announced that they were strengthening their collaboration via the joint production of engines at Proton, the contract assembly of Mitsubishi vehicles catering to the Asean market and the sharing of parts and components.
Oda said Mitsubishi Motors, the official distributor of MMC in the country, was confident sales would grow by 10 per cent this fiscal year to 13,000 units from last year on the back of steady customer demand.
It aimed to sell over 200 units of Pajero Sport per month, he said.
“This model has been a great success since its debut in Malaysia. To date, it has found over 3,000 owners and with new advanced technology the Pajero Sport VGT is set to further widen the appeal,” he said.
The fully-imported Pajero Sport VGT is priced at RM171,980 on the road, inclusive of insurance with a three-year warranty and two-year free maintenance package.
The 2.5-litre diesel seven-seater features a new five-speed automatic transmission with sport mode and magnesium paddle shifters. It is available in four colours: White Pearl, Black Mica, Cool Silver Metalic and Quartz Brown Metallic.