The 2025 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport won’t be a new model but rather an updated version of the existing Triton-based SUV, with photos from Thailand showing off its freshened looks.

    Posted online by Thai outlet Car250 and the Kurdistan Automotive Blog, the facelifted Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has been spied without camouflage, revealing its updated exterior and interior.

    While its headlights and fog lights appear to be unchanged, there’s a new skid plate and upper and lower grilles, with an updated rear bumper at the back. New-look wheels also feature.

    Inside, the Thai-market Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is equipped with a new steering wheel which has been borrowed from the redesigned Triton ute.

    The front seats pictured are upholstered in quilted black leather with maroon side bolsters.

    Otherwise, the interior appears to be carried over from the outgoing model, with the digital instrument cluster, rotary drive mode selection dial and touchscreen for example appearing unchanged from the outgoing GSR and Exceed grades.

    Car250 reports the Thailand-delivered Mitsubishi Pajero Sport will be powered by the new Triton’s ‘4N16’ 2.4-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, though it’s expected the SUV will settle for the single-turbo rather than the ute’s twin-turbo.

    This would mean outputs of 135kW/430Nm (up 2kW over the outgoing Pajero Sport), rather than the 150kW/470Nm figures of the Triton. It’s not yet clear whether the six-speed automatic transmission from the Triton will replace the Pajero Sport’s eight-speed will remain, or if these drivetrain changes will come to Australia.

    The facelift is expected to serve as the final update to the current generation Pajero Sport, which launched in 2015 and received its most recent tweak in late 2019.

    With 5547 sales in 2023, the Pajero Sport was Mitsubishi’s lowest-volume model in Australia, excluding discontinued vehicles like the Mirage, Pajero and Express of which there was still some leftover stock.

    It still managed to outsell rivals like the Toyota Fortuner (3619 sales) and LDV D90 (3341 sales), however.

    Mitsubishi hasn’t detailed when it will reveal the new Pajero Sport, though the Bangkok motor show in Thailand – where the SUV is built – is due to take place later this month.

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    Jordan Mulach

    Born and raised in Canberra, Jordan has worked as a full-time automotive journalist since 2021, being one of the most-published automotive news writers in Australia before joining CarExpert in 2024.

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