THE MITSUBISHI Shogun Sport – already on sale in Asia as the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport – will go on sale in the UK early in 2018 says Mitsubishi boss.
The Mitsubishi Shogun Sport disappeared from the UK a decade ago, and although it’s sold as the Pajero Sport in other markets, it’s never made it back to the UK.
But that looked set to change last year when Mitsubishi’s UK boss, Lance Bradley, said that Mitsubishi UK were planning to deliver the Shogun Sport to the UK and that it would be here by the end of 2016. That was in May last year.
Now it’s June 2017 – and still no sign of the Shogun Sport – Lance Bradley has popped up again to say that the Shogun Sport is going through the final stages of UK homologation and will be on sale in the UK in January 2018.
The Shogun Sport will come with a single 2.4 litre diesel engine option with 179bhp mated to an eight-speed auto ‘box and Mitsubishi’s Super Select 4WD II.
Sitting between the Outlander and the Shogun, the Shogun Sport will fill a gap and find a ready market in the UK, although, by now, many of those prospective buyers will probably have gone and bought an alternative after Mistubishi went quiet on the subject.