Mitsubishi may stop the Pajero SFX production in September-October
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- 02:20 pm, June 06, 2012
The New Pajero Sport might be locally assembled at the HM facility at the same time.
The Japanese brand wants to discard the Pajero SFX to give the 2012 Pajero Sports a better chance in the market, as the old one could end up cannibalizing the sale of the new model because of its longevity among enthusiasts of the Indian luxury SUV market.
Soon this very capable luxury SUV may retire from the Indian market as Mitsubishi mulls to stop its production in India. Although the Pajero SFX has been discontinued across the globe many years ago, the SUV carried on here like many other dated Mitsubishi models – but this one made its mark in the hearts of motor enthusiasts in India.
Mitsubishi can also utilize this space to locally assemble the new Pajero Sport as confirmed earlier. At present the 2012 Pajero sports is been imported as a CBU into the country, which makes it more expensive than the SFX version. The CKD operations will also help Mitsubishi reduce costs of the new model.
The 2012 Pajero sports features powerful, 2.5 Litre common rail turbo diesel engine that churns out 176 PS of power and 400 Nm of torque. This engine is mated to a manual transmission which transmits power to all four wheels though a shift-on-the-fly 4WD system. The Pajero Sport SUV can accommodate seven adults and is priced at INR 23.65 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi.
First Published on 02:20 pm, June 06, 2012
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