Simba Corporation has unveiled The New Pajero Sport as a sign of commitment to its customers.
Speaking during the launch of the car, Mitsubishi Motors Brand Manager in charge of Mitsubishi sales Mr. Faruk Alibhai said that the new model has a superior off-road capability that comes with a new powerful engine that guarantees the ultimate safety, performance, fuel efficiency and comfort.
“The New Pajero Sport is a true definition of what innovation is all about. With a dynamic shield concept design and distinct style and elegance, the car introduces a new front face design to provide the much needed style and comfort of an off-road SUV”, Faruk said.
He added that the SUV market has continued to grow exponentially as people slowly move away from acquiring saloon cars as a result of the nature of our roads to invest in more comfortable and luxurious cars that guarantee total safety.
“This is part of our promise to respond to customer feedback while at the same time quenching their thirst of owning superior cars. It is also part of our strategy to continue building our brand and ensuring that we give our customers the best products”, Faruk added.
Comparison with 2016 Toyota Fortuner
The two cars have similar features and capabilities. They only differ on the price – the Pajero Sport is cheaper than the Fortuner. The Toyota goes for about $52,990 and Pajero’s starting price is $48,500.
The 2016 Fortuner and Pajero have modern interior and exterior designs, although the Fortuner is derived from the HiLux; it comes with occasional third-row seating – the car’s back seats fold to the side rather than tumble into the floor; it has a vertical layout through the centre stack, with vents, seven-inch touchscreen and aircon controls cascading down. On the other end, the Paj Sport has a dynamic shield style that beautifies the car’s front. It has a horizontal stance that suits the Kenyan rough roads. On a general scale, the interior and exterior of both cars offer luxury and generous cabin space.
Both cars have LED exterior lighting, stability control with trailer sway and hill start; but Mitsubishi has packed in extra active safety – forward collision mitigation, blind spot warning and what the car experts have named Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System.
On the engines, the Fortuner packs – 130kW/450Nm 2.8-litre turbodiesel 4cyl 6-speed automatic and the Paj Sport comes with 133kW/430Nm 2.4-litre turbodiesel 4cyl 8-speed automatic.