Car reviews - Mitsubishi - Pajero - 5-dr wagon range
Mitsubishi improves its Pajero breed with a more powerful - but no smoother - diesel
18 Dec 2008
Even though it was conceived in original form more than eight years ago, in its latest NT-series iteration the Pajero proves yet again that it is one of the most modern, capable and value-for-money all rounders in the medium SUV segment. The addition of a more powerful and - in theory, at least - more refined diesel engine is a sweetener to an already well-executed on/off-road package.
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Pajero NS-seriesReleased: Sep 2006
Ended: Dec 2008
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The NS series was the first major makeover of the Pajero series introduced in 2000 as the NM series, with more than 80 per cent of the panels new including an aluminium bonnet for the first time. The NS was available for the first time since the NK of 1999 as a both a short-wheelbase three-door or a traditional long-wheelbase five-door model (students of 4WD history will point out the Pajero SWB came first). The 3.2-litre Di-D turbo-diesel outputs were 118kW at3800rpm and 381Nm at 2000rpm (125kW at3800rpm and 358Nm at 2000rpm for the automatic), while the 3.8-litre petrol V6 offered 184kW at 6000rpm and 329Nm at 2750rpm. Prices ranged from $40,990 for the Pajero R SWB to $70,990 for the Pajero Exceed DI-D LWB.
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