The 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport launches in Australia this week and debuts a number of safety technologies for the Japanese brand in our market.
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The Triton-based SUV, which ditches the old Challenger nameplate for the global Pajero Sport designation, reaches our shores just weeks after our preview drive of the all-new off-road model in Japan.


The flagship Pajero Sport Exceed features Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Ultrasonic misacceleration Mitigation System (UMS) and a Multi-around view Monitor System (MMS).

BSW works by utilising ultrasonic sensors on the rear of the Pajero Sport that detects once a vehicle or motorcycle enters the vehicle's blind spot and alerts the driver with an illuminated light on the wing mirror and an audible alert.

UMS, which appears to be a first in this segment, acts to prevent the vehicle surging forward when the accelerator pedal is pushed and there is an object detected within the path of the vehicle at speeds up to 10km/h. The intention is to prevent accidental throttle pushes while parking, within traffic or while there are pedestrians in front of the vehicle.

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The final ace in the Pajero Sport Exceed's hand is MMS, which uses four cameras that work in unison to project a bird's eye image of the vehicle to help with parking.

The safety technologies are in addition to the Pajero Sport's five-star ANCAP safety rating and its $45,000-plus-on-road-costs starting price.

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