Here's proof that Mitsubishi is planning to evolutionarily develop their existing Pajero off-roader rather than building a new model from scratch. Taken just outside the legendary German NÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¼rburgring, our exclusive spy-shots show what's to become of the next-generation Pajero, scheduled for a launch at the 2007 Detroit Motor Show. It's going to be more than the usual facelift - but won't be a complete new model either. While the whole front will be revised, modifications at the rear will be limited to new taillights, a mid-mounted spare-wheel on the rear door and a new skirt and bumper. Today's characteristic rear wheel arch will be toned down to a narrower layout giving the car a more modern overall look.
Though adapted to the EURO 4 emission regulation, all engines will be left unchanged, allowing European buyers to choose between the 3.5-litre V6 GDI petrol engine with 200 bhp and the 3.2-litre 160-bhp turbodiesel. Japanese customers will again get one more motor to choose from - the 3.0-litre turbodiesel with 115 bhp. Buyers in the U.S. will get the choice between two petrol V6s only: the above mentioned 3.5-litre GDI plus a 3.8-litre V6 developing 218 bhp.