The Mitsubishi Shogun Sport SVP Concept just debuted at the Commercial Vehicle Show in the U.K. For those unaware of the Shogun Sport's origins, it's a Mitsubishi Triton-based SUV with truck-like off-road capability. This concept raises the bar for what's possible with this big SUV when the terrain gets rough.
Mitsubishi and some aftermarket suppliers have given the truck some impressive modifications. For one, it has a 40 mm wider track and new offroad suspension. Walkinshaw Performance Limited and Koni both helped with new components and the suspension tuning. BF Goodrich all-terrain tires wrap new Predator 18-inch off-road wheels with a red outer rim design. Then to give the sides of the Shogun Sport more clearance while rock crawling, Mitsubishi fitted raised side steps finished in black.
The Tokugawa dynasty shogun who sealed off Japan from the rest of the world fancied himself as a bit of a painter, even though he wasn't very good.
Two original ink brush paintings by Tokugawa Iemitsu (1604-1651) will be displayed for the first time at the Fuchu Art Museum in western Tokyo in March.
The Mitsubishi Shogun Sport will go on sale this spring in the UK, with prices starting from £36,905 OTR for the Sport 3 and £38,905 OTR for the top-spec Sport 4.
Positioned between the Outlander and the regular Shogun within the range, the Shogun Sport will be equipped with a 2.4-liter turbodiesel engine, good for 181 PS (178 HP) and 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque. It will also comes with an all-wheel drive system and a new 8-speed automatic.
Mitsubishi will launch the new Shogun Sport -also known as Pajero Sport- in the UK in spring 2018.
The new seven-seat model, which is already on sale in Asian markets, is based on the same underpinnings with the L200/Triton pickup truck and will be exclusively offered with the 180hp 2.4-liter diesel engine paired to an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission and the firm’s Super Select 4WD II system.