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When I originally posted a brief update about the upcoming 2007 Mitsubishi Pajero (MY07) I didn’t think anyone would care! Nonetheless, that has been the post popular page on this website for the last few days, so I thought, I can do all of you Pajero lovers some more service and post the specifications and pricing on the new MY07 Pajero range!

  • Two new 3-door models re-introduced
  • New sophisticated exterior design,
  • New modern interior with added features,
  • New petrol engine with massive increase in power and torque
  • New quieter, more efficient diesel engine

Mitsubishi has just released its NS Pajero 7-seat SUV with a complete make-over for the exterior design, a new modern interior, two new engines that are Euro 4 compatible, and re-introduced two 3-door models to inject additional excitement into the model range. All this has been achieved while retaining Mitsubishi’s acknowledged leadership in 4WD systems and technology that ensures drivers can explore Australia safely and reliably.

The re-introduction of the 3-door models to the Pajero product line-up – the first time since 1999 – is one of the most exciting product additions to the Pajero, and indeed the Mitsubishi, range in 2006. The three-door model adds sportiness to the Pajero brand, and is the closest product that consumers can buy to the acclaimed Pajero Evo that races across the harshest terrain in Europe and Africa in the Dakar rally.

However, the complete Pajero range’s desirability has been enhanced through a new skin. The new front end design is both rugged and prestigious, and is accentuated by the stylish headlamps, grille and front bumper designs that give Pajero a powerful, ground-hugging stance. The squarer lines of the front fenders combine with the new grille, bumper and handlamps to give the vehicle a more modern and sophisticated look. At the rear the wheel carrier is now centrally located, and mounted in a lower position to provide greater visibility through the rear windscreen, as well as allow the rear combination lamps to be fully operational in their normal position.

NS Pajero has also been completely re-designed inside, with the new instrument panel giving the modern sporty feel of a luxury sedan with the functionality of a progressive SUV.

The blue illumination provides a relaxing atmosphere, and the aero-inspired high contrast binnacle highlights the luxurious finish that is felt through the quality steering wheel controls and shift levers.

All the expected features – power steering, power windows, power exterior mirrors, cruise control, remote keyless entry with encrypted immobilisation and multiple storage compartments and cupholders – have been incorporated in to NS Pajero. All models also feature a multi mode display – including trip computer, weather information, and compass – for which the car has become well known.

NS Pajero is still a seven-seater with a 2-3-2 layout. It now offers heated seat warmers standard on the VRX and Exceed models, and a 8-way power driver’s seat is now standard on VRX as well as Exceed.

The second row is a 60:40 split and tumble arrangement that folds flat with the floor. The rear squabs are tilt adjustable and the headrests are height adjustable in all three positions.

Pajero’s third row seat carries two occupants and has fold, drop and recline functions. It can stow under the cargo floor, or can be removed from the vehicle altogether.

A number of other creature comforts have been added to NS that set it apart from its competitors. For example, automatic air conditioning is standard across the range, and rear air conditioning is now available on VRX as well as standard on Exceed. The new system features an easy to use control centre on the console that includes a electronic display providing air flow information.

Pajero sports an in-car entertainment system developed jointly with Rockford Fosgate, a leading car audio brand in the United States, specifically for Pajero. Optimally matched to the interior’s acoustical characteristics, the 650-watt amplifier, twelve speaker (including sub-woofer) DSP system blows away conventional factory-fitted systems with powerful, clear sound. The doors have been stiffened to deaden unwanted vibration. This system is standard on Exceed grade and boosts Pajero’s showroom appeal.

Steering wheel audio controls are standard on the R and X (3-door), VRX (5-door) and Exceed (5-door) models. The audio antenna is now integrated into the rear windscreen glass.

The rear seat entertainment system is now factory fitted and includes an auxiliary input jack. This feature is fitted on Pajero Exceed and is ideal for entertaining children on long and short trips.

An electronic tilt/slide power sunroof option is reintroduced on NS Pajero in response to consumer demand. It is available on R and X (3-door), VRX (5-door) and Exceed (5-door) models but cannot be combined with rear seat entertainment.

Hands-free mobile phone system with Bluetooth connectivity will be available across the entire Pajero range. Fitted as standard equipment on Exceed models and as a dealer fitted accessory on other models, this feature allows hands-free operation of mobile phones.

Side and curtain airbags are standard on Exceed and available across the complete model range.

However, Pajero has not only taken a leap forward in style and specification. Two new engines also give significant leaps in power and torque, while being more efficient and economical. Both are Euro 4 compatible.

The 3.8 litre 24-valve V6 MIVEC (Mitsubishi’s variable valve timing) petrol engine produces maximum power of 184kW at 6,000 rpm (a massive 23.5% increase on the previous engine at an increase of 1000 rpm), and maximum torque of 329Nm at a very low 2,750 rpm (up 6% from 310Nm at 3250 rpm on the NP Pajero). It is an extremely driveable and flexible engine that is Euro 4 compliant and LPG compatible.
The new diesel engine that replaces the previous class-leading 3.2 litre Direct Injection Diesel is a common rail version of the 3.2 litre diesel that was first seen in Australia in ML Triton when it was launched in July this year. It is quieter and delivers improved efficiency over the previous Di-D engine.
This 3.2L CDi DOHC 16-valve common rail inter-cooled turbo diesel engine is Euro 4 emission compliant and pumps out 125kW of power at 3800 rpm, and impressive torque of 358Nm at a very low 2000 rpm.

Both engines can be mated to either a 5-speed fully synchronised manual transmission, or Mitsubishi’s 5-speed INVECS II ‘Smart Logic’ automatic transmission with ‘Sports Mode’ sequential shifting function. Mitsubishi was the first manufacturer to introduce automatic transmissions with sequential shifting into 4WDs, and this came as a direct result of its motorsport experience.

Drive is put to the ground through the acclaimed ‘Super Select II’ drive-train that incorporates all the features of MATT® that is standard across all models. MATT® Incorporates ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Engine Brake Assist Control (EBAC), Active Stability Control (ASC), Active Traction Control (ATC), Hill Hold Assist (on automatic models) and a Rear Diff Lock is available for safely negotiating low traction surfaces.

Pajero’s 4WD system can be engaged, and dis-engaged, on the move at speeds up to 100km / hour, and includes 2WD high range, 4WD high range, 4WD low range, and 4WD high and 4WD low ranges with locked transfer.

Wheels and tyres have been upsized from 16” or 17” (depending on model) to 17” or 18” (depending on model), as have the brakes. NS Pajero 5-door brakes are 333mm ventilated discs with four-pot callipers at the front, while the rear brakes are 333mm ventilated discs in drum with one-pot calipers.

The 3-door variants get 290mm ventilated discs with two-pot calipers at the front and 305mm ventilated disc in drum rear brakes with one-pot calipers.

Suspension for all variants is the proven double wishbone with coil springs at the front, while the rear is multi-link with coil springs. A stabiliser bar is fitted at both the front and rear, and are attached to the sub-frame to isolate bumps and vibrations.

Pajero’s power assisted rack and pinion steering combines with the suspension to give neutral, responsive handling and good traction at all times, with a turning circle of 11.4 metres (kerb to kerb) for the 5-door models and 10.6 metres for the 3-door variants.

Safety has not been neglected and NS Pajero has a raft of safety features as standard equipment. They include ABS with EBD, Active Stability Control, and six airbags, are available on the base model. Mitsubishi’s RISE (Re-inforced Impact Safety Evolution) body construction provides the best occupant protection in the event of an accident and three-point lap/sash seatbelts are fitted to all seating positions. The ELR driver and passenger belts include pre-tensioners and force limiters as standard, and the seat belt anchors are height adjustable. The two outer second row belts are both ALR/ELR, while the centre belt is ELR. The third row belts are both ELR.

NS Pajero is available in a range of nine colours – White, Warm White Pearl (P), Cool Silver (M), Champagne (M), Envy (P), Red Metallic (M), Deep Blue Mica (P), Gunmetal (P) and Black Mica (P). Three of these are new colours (Champagne, Envy, and Deep Blue).

Because of Pajero’s long list of standard features the only options are:

Option Price R X GLX VRX Exceed
Side and curtain airbags

$1,000

Std

Tilt and slide power sunroof

$2,000

-

Family Pack (Side & curtain airbags,rear seat entertainment, rear air conditioning control, rear park assist)

$3,000

-

-

-

-

Rear Diff Lock
(Std on all diesel LWB, optional on all petrol LWB and all SWD models)

$500

Metallic or pearlescent paint
(Depending on model)

$300 – $400

Introduction of the new NS Pajero range is staggered, with the 3.8 litre V6 petrol manual and automatic, and 3.2 litre diesel manual 5-door variants available from early October, while the 3.2 litre diesel automatic 5-door and the two 3-door models will become available in November.

Pricing has been set at:

Model Price
3-door
R 3.8 litre V6 5-sp a/t

$40,990

3.2 litre dsl 5-sp a/t

$42,990

X 3.8 litre V6 5-sp a/t

$47,990

3.2 litre dsl 5-sp a/t

$49,990

5-door

GLX 3.8 litre V6 5-sp m/t

$49,490

3.8 litre V6 5-sp a/t

$52,490

3.2 litre dsl 5-sp m/t

$51,490

3.2 litre dsl 5-sp a/t

$54,490

VRX 3.8 litre V6 5-sp m/t

$54,990

3.8 litre V6 5-sp a/t

$57,990

3.2 litre dsl 5-sp m/t

$56,990

3.2 litre dsl 5-sp a/t

$59,990

Exceed 3.8 litre V6 5-sp a/t

$68,990

3.2 litre dsl 5-sp a/t

$70,990

The introduction of the NS Pajero range is a great story that builds on the enviable reputation that Pajero has always enjoyed for its driver enjoyment. It has a reputation that has been hard-earned in the crucible of intense and torrid off-road championships throughout the world, and provides street presence and value for money to go with its proven reliability and durability. It is these features that allows Mitsubishi to offer its industry-leading 5 year / 130,000 bumper-to-bumper, and 10 year / 160,000 kms drive-train warranty with confidence. To add to that confidence Mitsubishi also provides 5-year roadside assistance as standard across the Pajero model range (Premium Roadside Assistance for Exceed).


  • Michael

    Well written.

  • WARREN NOBLE

    HAVING OWNED A NL PETROL GLX, A NP DIESEL GLX AND NOW OWNING A NS VRX DIESEL,ALL OF WHICH HAVE OR WILL BE USED FOR CARAVAN TOWING [ATM 2300 KGS], OFF ROAD TRAVEL, EG THE CAPE, VIC HIGH CTY, THE KIMBERLEY AND THE BEADELL TRACKS OF CENTRAL AUST, INITIAL IMPRESSION OF THE NEW NS VRX DIESEL AUTO IS MOST FAVOURABLE. 18′ WHEELS ARE A LET DOWN WHEN ATR TYRES ARE ESSENTIAL FOR OUTBACK TRAVEL. OVERALL, THE NS IS BETTER TO DRIVE THAN THE NP, ALTHOUGH THE NP WAS NO SLOUCH 0N THE TELEGRAPH, BIRDSVILLE, STREZLECKI OR WALKER’S XING TRACKS. ON EACH PURCHASE OCCASION, THE PRADO, PATROL AND LANDCRUISER 100 HAVE BEEN CONSIDERED BUT NOT CHOSEN ON VALUE FOR MONEY AND RELIABILITY WHEN THE VEHICLE IS PROPERLY SERVICED. THE NEW INSTRUMENT PANEL IS A VAST IMPROVEMENT ON THE PREVIOUS VEHICLES. MITSUBISHI WARRANTY IS ANOTHER IMPORTANT FACTOR TO CONSIDER WHEN IT IS KNOWN THAT SAME IS HONOURED AND NOT QUIBBLED OVER, LIKE SOME OTHER MANUFACTURES. FINALLY, EXPERIENCE HAS PROVEN THE MATT SYSTEM TO BE AS GOOD AS IT IS CLAIMED TO BE, ESPECIALLY WHEN ASCENDING OUT OF CREEK BANKS OR OVER SAND DUNES.

  • Martin

    I was personally so excited to see the 07 Pajero to come out because this, along with the Nissan Patrol are my two favorite SUVs. I own a Generation 1, 1987 Mitsubishi Pajero and I have to say, I love having it until now. It works and runs just fine. At first it was a little slow; but after putting a turbo, it runs well with the best of them. For the 07 Pajero, definitely a very good “face lift” and performance-wise, I have to admit, Mitsubishi have come a long way. I can’t wait to get my hands on this vehicle, if I could afford it. But if I could, this would definitely be the car I’d be getting. More power!
    (And to the author, very well written.)

  • emanuel

    Hello in your story you wrote that the rear diff are standard on the diesel LWB pajeros. As l am about to buy one the dealer said to me that they are not standard your information is wrong. Could you let me know if they are lying, and where did you find that the rear diff locks are standard on the diesel models. Thanks Emanuel

  • Amer Yassine

    Hi, i have owned my pajero for About 2 months now, i have a 2007 exceed mopdel turbo disel.
    beatiful car but i can never get the correct facts wright,like i get a full tank at 75liters not 88 as the redook says,i get around 480-520 kms i thought i should get around 650.Please advise if i am the only one or iof i am doing something wrong??? other than that a top 4X4 and luxury at its best, well done mistubishi.

  • Leisa

    Does anyone know or advise if the 2007 Mitsubishi Pajero NS models have central locking using the lever/switch above the inside door handle (not the ‘lock’ button itself).

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  • Jim Hanah

    No, I don’t know if it the central locking works from this switch.