Lineage: Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

Have you ever wondered where the Pajero Sport came from? Isn’t Pajero a naughty word in Spanish? Does it share its platform with other Mitsus? You need wonder no more, we have the answers!

1996 First generation [ PA Series ]

Also known as Challenger, Nativa, Shogun Sport, Strada G-Wagon or Montero Sport because “Pajero” is a naughty word in Spanish meaning, um, man who pleasures himself.
Notable upgrades included rear coil springs from 2000 onwards.

Based on: Triton / Pajero II
Engines: 3.0L V6, 3.5L V6, 2.5L TD I4, 2.8L TD I4, 3.2L TD I4
Gearboxes: 4 / 5-sp Auto or 5-speed Manual
Drivetrain: 4WD or RWD

2008 Second generation [PB or PC Series ]

The Pajero Sport we love and know in Southern Africa. This model shared its ladder frame chassis with the Triton and came with five or seven seats.
Lots of engines and trim levels were available overseas but we preferred the sturdy DiD Turbodiesel engines.

Based on: Triton
Engines: 2.4L I4, 3.0L V6, 3.5L V6, 2.5L DI-D I4, 3.2L TD I4
Gearboxes: 5-speed Auto or Manual
Drivetrain: 4WD or RWD

2015 Third generation [ QE Series ]

This third generation Pajero Sport was unveiled in 2015 and built in Indonesia since April 2017. New features include active driver aids and safety equipment, the odd new(ish) engine and an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Based on: Triton
Engines: 2.4L DI-D I4, 2.5L DI-D I4
Gearboxes: 8-speed Auto, 6-speed Manual, 5-speed Auto, 5-speed Manual
Drivetrain: 4WD or RWD

Some specifications may be for international markets. Images: Wikipedia and stuff  

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