Mitsubishi is readying a facelift for the Pajero Sport, with a full reveal locked in for July 25.
The current model launched in 2015, and is one of the strongest-selling ute-based SUVs on the market. It trails the best-selling Isuzu MU-X by just 500 sales year-to-date, and has comfortably outsold the Ford Everest, Toyota Fortuner and Holden Trailblazer.
Although details about the new model are hard to come by, the new Triton (and the teaser image provided) can offer us some direction. Expect the updated Pajero Sport to get a tougher, slightly chunkier interpretation of the brand's Dynamic Shield grille and tweaked headlight graphics.
Like the Triton, the new Pajero Sport should get a higher-quality interior and more active safety tech than the current car. With that said, the current range already offers autonomous emergency braking as standard, while top-spec cars have blind-spot monitoring, a surround-view monitor and a system designed to prevent wrong-pedal accidents at low speed.
The new Triton was treated to a range of minor powertrain updates, designed to improve refinement without squeezing out any extra power. Currently, the Pajero Sport is powered by a 2.4-litre turbo-diesel engine making 133kW and 430Nm.
We'd suggest that technology could make its way down the range, although we'll have to wait until the new car is revealed in Thailand later this month for more details.