Mitsubishi Motors has announced that its Shogun Sport SUV will go on sale in the UK early in 2018.
The new Shogun Sport is expected to enhance Mitsubishi’s SUV lineup which currently includes the ASX, Outlander, L200, and the regular Shogun. In addition to the Shogun Sport, Mitsubishi will be launching their Eclipse Cross in January 2018 that will further bolster their extensive SUV offering.
The Shogun Sport is a seven-seat off-roader that Mitsubishi claim can “comfortably negotiate the most demanding of terrain.” It is clear that the Japanese manufacturer wants to promote the versatility of the vehicle and it’s “go-anywhere” capabilities.
This family-friendly SUV is powered by a lightweight 2.4-litre diesel engine, which produces 180 hp and maximum torque of 430 Nm at only 2,500 rpm. Furthermore, it comes with a new eight-speed automatic transmission and Mitsubishi’s “Super Select II” all-wheel-drive system.
Some other features that come as standard with the Shogun Sport include hill descent control, trailer start assist, hill start assist, and a dedicated off-road mode. Everything you need to confidently embark on an off-road adventure.
Equally important as the technology is the vehicle’s adaptability. Mitsubishi claim that the Shogun Sport “combines luxurious space for up to seven people with outstanding versatility and practicality, offering up to 1,488 litres with the rear seat folded.” It’s safe to say with that much space camping, fishing trips, and visits to Ikea should be a doddle.
There will be two high-spec versions of the Shogun Sport that come with a host of extra features, including keyless entry with push-button start, LED daytime running lights, heated front seats, forward collision mitigation, blind spot warning, and a multi-around monitor system to help with parking.
Mitsubishi have confirmed that UK pricing and full specification details will be announced closer to launch so watch this space for more information.