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.
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.IOL