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Check out the face-lifted Mitsubishi Montero Sport for 2024

Thailand previews the update to its Pajero Sport SUV

Perhaps this model's last update before the all-new version rolls around. PHOTO FROM MITSUBISHI

Mitsubishi Thailand has unveiled the updated 2024 Pajero Sport in Bangkok. It’s basically our current Montero Sport but with a new look and a few upgrades.

Same same, but also slightly different. PHOTOS FROM MITSUBISHI

It has a new hexagonal front grille and redesigned front and rear bumpers. It also sits on new 18-inch alloy wheels.

How soon before we start seeing this in the local aftermarket? PHOTOS FROM MITSUBISHI

The interior was likewise given some stylized changes.

It now has two-tone diamond-pattern leather seats that provide eight-way power adjustment with driver lumbar support, and a new multifunctional steering wheel with paddle shifters identical to that on the Triton.

Added accessories include a new eight-inch digital driver’s display, an eight-speaker Mitsubishi Power Sound System, and a 12.1-inch roof-mounted monitor with smartphone connectivity for rear passengers to enjoy.

The new engine and the new transmission are a surprising update for such a minor facelift. PHOTO FROM MITSUBISHI

It also gets a more powerful 2.4-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine (4N16) with 181hp and 430Nm—179hp for the previous 4N15—and a new six-speed automatic transmission. Four off-road modes are still available via the Super Select 4WD-II system for models equipped with it.

The Pajero Sport is available in 4WD and 2WD variants, with prices starting at 1,389,000 baht (P2,157,000). We’re hoping this model will make its way to our shores within the year.

Patty Morato-Roa

Patty had an early career as a TV and print model. She was also immersed in the motoring world at a young age having spent her childhood around annual car shows. She has worked as an editorial assistant, and dabbles in photography as well. She’s a wife of an avid motorcycle rider and a mom of two.