The new Mitsubishi Pajero could use hybrid technology, says new report published by Australia’s Go Auto. The company officials have also admitted a new plug-in hybrid vehicle in the future. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation head of product and strategy development Ryugo Nakao confirmed their plans to bring a successor to its current model at the Geneva Motor Show. The new model will be lighter, more advanced, efficient and luxurious, he said.
The current fourth generation of Pajero, is a successful vehicle in different parts of the world since its launch in 2006. And according to the reports it is likely to continue for at least two to three more years.
Mitsubishi has already introduced the plug-in hybrid technology in its new Outlander PHEV and it is a success in Japan and The Netherlands. This will enhance the Pajero’s chance of possessing PHEV technology.
The company had previously promised to have at least one electrified version of each model by the end of 2015. With this announcement it seems that the company is trying to keep its promise.
Will a lighter and more efficient next-generation Pajero/Montero help the brand to bounce back? Watch this space.