The Pajero Sport Shogun offers a glut of off-road accessories and extra luxuries for the same price as the standard model.
The Pajero Sport Shogun offers a glut of off-road accessories and extra luxuries for the same price as the standard model.
Mitsubishi says the extras are worth around R70 000.
Mitsubishi says the extras are worth around R70 000.

As the current generation Pajero Sport nears the end of its life cycle, Mitsubishi is giving it a rugged send-off with an "adventure ready" special edition called the Shogun.

The new version is set to reach us around mid-2016 and you can read more about it HERE, but if a value-added current generation model is more up you alley, then the Shogun edition offers a glut of extra off-road accessories and luxuries, without adding to the standard model's list price of R514 900.

These goodies, which Mitsubishi says are worth R70 000, include a snorkel, Tough Dog heavy-duty shocks, all-terrain tyres, underbody protection plates, rock-sliders and detachable tow bar.

Just so you don't get lost while trying to be the next Kingsley Holgate, Mitsubishi has also thrown in a Garmin GPS Nuvi-cam that's pre-loaded with popular Maps 4 Africa overland routes.

Mitsubishi SA's COO Wynand Pretorius explained: "The combination of extra off-road protection, hard-wearing shock absorbers and all-terrain tyres will open a world of possibilities for 4x4 enthusiasts who enjoy technical driving."

Power, as with the standard versions, comes from Mitsubishi's 131kW/350Nm 2.5-litre Di-D turbodiesel engine, mated to a five-speed automatic gearbox with low-range.

The Super Select four-wheel drive system offers four driving modes, namely 2WD, 4WD, 4WD with lockup and 4WD low range.