Legendary Pajero Awarded Five-stars

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CLOVELLY PARK, AUSTRALIA – Feb 28, 2013: Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited’s (MMAL) award-winning Pajero range receives a stronger line-up for 14MY with all models awarded the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) five-star safety rating.

MMAL’s CEO Mutsuhiro Oshikiri said the Pajero has been a long-time favourite of Australian consumers with its safety features, on and off-road capabilities, luxurious specifications and value for money.

“Now with a stronger focus on safety the five-star ANCAP Pajero offers the customer a tough yet comfortable four-wheel drive that suits the family’s day to day needs as well as being completely equipped for that weekend away.”

ANCAP Chairman, Mr Lauchlan McIntosh added, "4x4 buyers are sure to be pleased with the announcement of a five star ANCAP safety rating for all variants of the Mitsubishi Pajero. The Pajero is a popular choice for fleets and families alike and we now know they'll be better protected in these upgraded models,"

The Pajero range has always offered outstanding occupant and driver protection utilising the latest Mitsubishi safety technology. Standard safety equipment includes Mitsubishi’s RISE body protection along with front driver and passenger, side and curtain SRS airbags and reversing camera to enhance driver visibility and awareness. The five star ANCAP safety rating has been awarded following minor safety upgrades to reduce the risk of serious leg injury to the driver and increase passenger seat belt use.

All Pajeros are equipped with MATT (Mitsubishi All Terrain Technology) which delivers superior off-road control and outstanding on-road safety and handling with rear differential lock standard across the range. MATT incorporates a number of systems including Active Stability and Traction Control, ABS braking system with EBD and Super Select II 4WD. Super Select II 4WD lets the driver alternate between 2WD and 4WD modes at speeds of up to 100 kilometres per hour on any surface, making the switch from on-road fuel efficiency to off-road traction simple.

Additional safety features include Mitsubishi’s LINK system which sees the GLX and GLX-R variants equipped with voice controlled Bluetooth 2.0 with steering wheel controls, mobile hands-free and wireless audio streaming making it easier and safer to conduct business or enjoy some downtime in the Pajero. The VRX and Exceed receive the addition of the Mitsubishi Multi Communications System (MMCS) rear-parking sensors and reversing camera which aid the driver’s visibility and awareness.

All 14MY Pajeros will be equipped with Mitsubishi’s powerful, fuel-efficient 3.2-litre Common Rail turbo diesel engine. The Common Rail turbo diesel delivers a massive 147kW of power at 3,800 rpm and 441Nm of torque at 2,000rpm while providing a smooth and fuel-efficient ride of 9.0L/100kms.

With such impressive power and torque, the Pajero’s huge three-tonne towing capacity means everything from a boat or caravan to a trailer can be towed with confidence. With flexible seating for up to seven people, the Pajero is the ultimate family car and because the third row of seats can be completely removed or folded and stored under the rear floor, there’s even more room to fit everything in.

The 14MY Pajero line up will be available in White, Cool Silver, Graphite, Champagne, Ironbark, Warm White and pearlescent Pitch Black.

MMAL’s CEO, Mutsuhiro Oshikiri said the Pajero range offers outstanding safe four-wheel drive capabilities with unbeatable comfort and style.

“There’s a Pajero model to suit every lifestyle, with functionality, safety and power all wrapped up in an attractive package,” Oshikiri said.

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