Mitsubishi has given its Pajero an update for 2016 which will see the 4WD solider on into its tenth year on the market.
Only 12 months have passed since the Pajero was last updated, and this latest refresh sees new interior features and improved connectivity as the major focus.
From this month, Pajero customers will find a new seven-inch infotainment screen in the 4WD’s interior which will bring the triple-treat of Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and a DAB digital radio in the months ahead.
Mitsubishi calls its new system Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA), and the carmaker says it eliminates the need for updates to the car’s own mapping software as more customers use their smartphones as navigation devices.
Phone, apps, text messaging and music services have been enhanced in the 2016 Pajero through the Apple and Android systems, and can be controlled via voice commands or the touchscreen.
Elsewhere, the Pajero is now available with a new Terra Rossa premium paint finish, but this 2016 update now sees the Pajero join the ever-growing list of automatic-only models on the Australian market with the manual gearbox now deleted.
All models are again powered exclusively by a 147kW/441Nm 3.2 litre diesel, with fuel consumption listed at 9.0 l/100km.
Pricing remains unchanged for the 2016 model year.
The Pajero is available in three variants; the GLX kicks off the range at $53,990, the mid-spec GLS priced from $58,990 and the range-topping Exceed priced from $65,990 - plus on-road costs.
Pricing (excludes on-road costs)
2016 MITSUBISHI PAJERO (five-speed automatic only)
- GLX - $53,990
- GLS - $58,990
- Exceed - $65,990