Mitsubishi is planning to unveil a new sport SUV based on the Triton Ute at this year’s Moscow Motor Show.
This new model is dubbed the Pajero Sport in overseas markets, however will carry the Challenger nameplate when it arrives in Australian showrooms by the end of 2008.
It features a choice of three engines in its line-up - a 2.5-litre and 3.2-litre common rail direct injection diesel units and a 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine.
The Challenger will also use Mitsubishi's Super Select 4WD system born from the Dakar Rally which delivers drive torque effectively to all four wheels on all types of surface.
The cabin is available in with 2-row (5-passenger) and 3-row (7-passenger) seating arrangements, featuring water-repellent seats and luggage compartments.
The Moscow debut of the new Challenger is a strategic move on Mitsubishi's behalf - with the Russian market accounting for over 100,000 sales each year.
The new Challenger will be the third SUV in Mitsubishi's Australian line-up, joining the Pajero and Outlander.