Mitsubishi has taken the wraps off a new Pajero Sport and surprise, suprise it looks a lot like the Trition utility on which is is based.

The 2.4-litre diesel and 8-speed automatic carry over along with the Super-Select 4WD-II system that delivers optimal traction for all surfaces and confidence-inspiring handling characteristics.

But it has been redesigned with the theme of Elevate your Journey, which led designers to refine the exterior, and choose additional high quality and comfortable interiors with advanced functionality.

The front Dynamic Shield design has been further evolved on the new Pajero Sport while securing good visibility, emphasising the sense of wideness with the headlights continuing from the front grille and the combination lamps at the bumper corners.

The higher bonnet of the vehicle exhibits a deeper front face, while a chrome highlight design projects a more refined, sophisticated appearance.

Safety has been beefed up with the addition of Lane Change Assist (LCA) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) functions.

Inside a refreshed floor console and soft padded interior door handles enhance the overall interior look with quality and comfort.

Designers have added a new digital instrument display and an easy-to-read 8-inch color LCD screen complete with Apple and Android link functionality.

New AC power outlet added on the existing USB plug at the console rear panel improves usability for all passengers.

The tailgate is now power operated and can be opened via a number of clever options, including with foot motion or via their Mitsubishi smartphone app.

The Optional Mitsubishi Remote Control will send notification to the driver’s smartphone to lock the doors via the app when the driver leaves the vehicle with the doors unlocked.

The new Pajero Sport is expected to lob here in early 2020.

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Chris Riley has been a journalist for almost 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.