The new Range Rover Sport is transformed by technology, with a plug-in hybrid electric powertrain delivering efficiency, capability and performance like never before. The reveal follows the news that from 2020 all new Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles will be electrified and marks the next step on the Great British company’s electrification journey.

In addition to efficient PHEV options, every Range Rover Sport has an enhanced design and new consumer technology. The flagship SVR now delivers 423kW, making it the fastest Range Rover to date. This is an SUV driven to another level of dynamic capability, with breadth of appeal and desirability like no other.

“When we started the design process with this new Range Rover Sport, it was important that we maintained its sporting prowess while evolving the exterior design. The addition of design-enabled technologies, such as our new infotainment system and the LED headlights demonstrate our drive towards ever greater desirability for the customer.”  Said Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer of Land Rover.

The British-designed, engineered and built Range Rover Sport has sold more than 732,000 since it was introduced in 2004. Its unrivalled mix of refinement and exhilarating performance has starred on TV and in movies around the world.

The latest Range Rover Sport is Jaguar Land Rover’s first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Badged P400e, the new model provides sustainable performance by combining a 221kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine with a 85kW electric motor. The 297kW total available power output1 – available through the permanent four-wheel drive system – delivers 0-100km/h in 6.7 seconds and a maximum speed of 220km/h. With an impressive 640Nm of torque, the new powertrain mixes dynamic and sustainable performance with traditional Land Rover capability, comfort and refinement.

Thanks to its electrified powertrain, Range Rover Sport P400e emits only 64g/km on the NEDC combined cycle and offers an all-electric range of up to 51km without the petrol engine running. For the first time Land Rover customers can experience zero-emission, near-silent off-road luxury with uncompromised all-terrain capability as well as entry into areas with restrictions for air quality, including most congestion charging zones.

Drivers can select from two driving modes to best suit their needs:

  • Parallel Hybrid mode (the default driving mode) – combines petrol and electric drive. The driver can optimise battery charge or fuel economy by utilising one of two charge management functions:
  •     -SAVE function – prevents the battery charge dropping below a pre-selected level.
  •    -Predictive Energy Optimisation (PEO) function – entering a destination in the navigation system enables the feature, which utilises in built GPS altitude data for the selected route, to intelligently combine the electric motor and petrol engine to maximise fuel economy.
  • EV (Electric Vehicle) mode – enables the vehicle to run solely on the electric motor using the energy stored in the battery, the ideal solution for quiet, zero emission journeys.

Land Rover’s Terrain Response 2 technology has a unique calibration to intelligently and precisely distribute torque from the electric motor, which has no creep speed and maximum torque from zero rpm, to all four wheels. This gives greater control during low-speed off-road manoeuvres, reaffirming Range Rover Sport’s outstanding breadth of capability.

"The new Range Rover Sport strikes a compelling balance between dynamic capability, passenger comfort and efficiency. The introduction of our advanced plug-in hybrid powertrain is a watershed moment in the history of our performance SUV.” Said Nick Collins, Vehicle Line Director of Jaguar Land Rover.

The motor is powered by a 13.1kWh high-voltage lithium-ion battery. Land Rover engineers delivered a set-up that maximises interior space and provides ideal weight distribution. The 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engine is longitudinally mounted, with the 85kW electric motor housed in the ZF automatic eight-speed transmission at the centre of the vehicle alongside the 7kW on-board charger. The access point for the cable is at the front of the vehicle, while the prismatic cell lithium-ion battery is mounted at the rear beneath the boot floor.

When rapid charging, a full charge can be achieved in as little as 2 hours 45 minutes at home using a dedicated 32 amp wall box. The battery can be fully charged in 7 hours 30 minutes using the 10 amp home charging cable supplied as standard. With significant changes under the skin, the exterior has evolved to harmonise and modernise the design, making the Range Rover Sport look more dynamic without changing its character.

At the front, the striking new design is enabled by intelligent Pixel-laser LED headlights, sitting alongside a redesigned grille. This is complemented by a new bumper with a more aggressive profile. The new PHEV derivative also includes access to the 7kW on-board charger hidden behind the Land Rover badge on the right of the grille.

Inside the cabin the new Touch Pro Duo infotainment system is the most advanced ever created by Jaguar Land Rover and is truly state-of-the-art. Two high-definition 10-inch touchscreens form the centrepiece of the minimalist cabin, blending a futuristic, elegant feel with an intuitive, engaging interface and unrivalled functionality.

In-car connectivity is enhanced with up to 14 power points, including a domestic plug socket to keep laptops and other devices topped up. The introduction of the Jaguar Land Rover Activity Key also brings new levels of convenience to the Range Rover Sport, allowing customers to lock and unlock their vehicle without the need to carry a key fob – ideal for outdoor pursuits.

The new Range Rover Sport has been enhanced with further technologies for greater comfort and convenience:

  • Gesture sunblind: opened and closed by an advanced gesture control system that senses an occupant’s hand movement. All it takes to open the blind is a rearward swipe in front of the rear view mirror, and forwards to close
  • Advanced Tow Assist: takes care of the difficult counter-steering required to position trailers accurately when reversing. The driver can simply guide the trailer into the desired space using the rotary controller for the Terrain Response 2 system
  • Pixel-laser LED headlights: advanced technology provides greater luminance and intelligently blanks sections of LEDs to avoid dazzling oncoming drivers

Those looking for the ultimate performance SUV will relish the potent new SVR derivative, which takes the Range Rover Sport into new territory. Power is up to 423kW, delivering the 0-100km/h sprint in only 4.5 seconds, while bold design revisions and the increased use of carbon fibre construction make the new SVR more dramatic, faster and more agile than before.

Designed and engineered by Jaguar Land Rover in the UK, the new Range Rover Sport will be produced at the company’s Solihull production facility and is available to order now with first deliveries from the end of 2017 (market dependent).

  1. Peak internal combustion engine and electric power not delivered at same engine speed

Hyundai has confirmed its sporty Accent as the go-to vehicle for light car buyers by adding even more style and extra features for MY18. Building on the strengths of the recently introduced Accent Sport model, the MY18 car broadens its appeal with a bold new front grille, new headlight bezel colour, a bright and bold exterior colour palette and a subtly updated interior.

Accent’s new look features a mesh-style upper grille with a dark chrome surround that is complimented by a matching lower grille, the two separated by the prominent bumper, the restyle enhancing the car’s bold sportiness and youthful image. Complementing the forward changes, the white bezel strip at the upper edge of each headlight now features a metallic silver finish to give a more premium look.

Colour choices have also been revised with four new finishes - Chalk White, Lake Silver, Pulse Red and Blue Lagoon - joining Phantom Black and Sunflower on Accent’s colour palette. Inside, the changes are subtle but effective with new fonts used for the speedometer and tachometer graphics and including a revamp of the rev-counter redline. MY18 Accent now features a four-speaker audio system with 5.0” touchscreen display, AUX and USB inputs, Bluetooth phone connectivity and music streaming and Apple CarPlay compatibility.

Combined with the powerful 103kW, 167Nm, 1.6-litre GDi ‘Gamma’ engine and 16” alloy wheels that are part of the Accent package, this latest take on the popular and versatile light car simply adds to the fun factor. To underscore its appeal even further, the MY18 Accent is available in both four-door sedan and five-door hatchback variants and comes to market with no change to the Manufacturer’s List Price.

Commenting on the changes, Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Operating Officer, Scott Grant, said the Accent Sport represents outstanding value for budget-conscious new car buyers.

“Accent has never been such great value-for-money and stands as an impressive entry-point car to a great range of vehicles, all highlighted by local suspension development work enhancing ride and handling and underscored by a great five-year warranty,” he said.

Pricing

Engine Transmission Hatchback Sedan
1.6 GDi 6-Manual $15,490 $15,490
6-Automatic $17,490 $17,490

Note: All prices are Manufacturer’s List Prices. Price excludes dealer delivery and on-road costs. Options: Metallic/mica paint $495

Lifetime Service Plan

Engine Recommended Service Interval 12 mths 24 mths 36 mths 48 mths 60 mths
1.6 GDi km 15k 30k 45k 60k 75k
Customer payment (incl. GST) $245 $245 $245 $345 $245

Hyundai iCare

With Hyundai iCare the joy of buying a Hyundai will stretch well beyond the showroom. This leading customer care program offers a comprehensive suite of owner benefits which includes a Lifetime Service Plan, 5-Year Unlimited Km Warranty, complimentary 12 months Roadside Assist on new vehicles, 1,500km complimentary first service, a dedicated Customer Care Centre and myHyundai, an exclusive owner website showing customer events. When servicing with Hyundai, customers will also receive a 5-Year SatNav Update Plan, a Roadside Support Plan for up to 10 years and more.

Accent Sport - Key Specifications (Hatch & Sedan)

  • 6 airbags (driver and front passenger), driver and front passenger side (thorax), full length side curtains
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) including:
  •     -Traction Control System (TCS)
  •     -Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  •     -Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  •     -Brake Assist System (BAS)
  •     -Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
  • 16” alloy wheels with 195/50R16 tyres
  • Cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls
  • 5” touchscreen audio system with Apple CarPlay compatibility
  • AUX/USB audio input with digital iPod® compatibility
  • Bluetooth connectivity (handsfree phone and audio streaming)
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio controls
  • Power windows front and rear (with driver’s one-touch auto up/down)
  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat
  • One-touch turn signal operation (3 flashes)
  • Trip computer
  • Cloth interior
  • Manual air conditioning

The Range Rover Velar brings a new dimension of glamour, modernity and elegance to the Range Rover family. Designed to fill the white space between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport, the Velar offers levels of luxury, refinement and all-terrain capability never before seen in the mid-size SUV segment. This is a new type of Range Rover for a new type of customer.

Created from a clean sheet using Jaguar Land Rover’s Lightweight Aluminium Architecture, the Velar represents the next chapter of the Range Rover success story. Velar is defined by a visually reductive approach and meticulous attention to precision in every detail, which evolves Range Rover DNA and previews the next generation of Range Rover vehicles.

Velar’s design is beautifully balanced, from its powerful proportions to its continuous waist line through to the taut tapered lines of the rear. The generous wheelbase contributes significantly to its elegance while helping to provide a spacious interior.

The large alloy wheels – in particular the range of 22-inch designs – optimise the vehicle’s stunning silhouette, while further enhancing Velar’s dramatic presence.

Advanced technology is pivotal to the contemporary design: the full-LED headlights are the most slender ever to appear on a production Land Rover vehicle. The flush deployable door handles emphasise Velar’s reductive, sculptured form, and contribute to the low drag coefficient of only 0.32 – this is the most aerodynamically-efficient Land Rover ever produced.

Look inside Velar’s interior and you will see elegant simplicity, sophistication and refinement. An unwavering belief in reductionism has been fully employed, with switches being kept to an absolute minimum to help create a calm sanctuary.

Design enabling technology has been engaged fully to create the new Touch Pro Duo infotainment system which is the centrepiece of Velar’s interior. Touch Pro Duo features two 10-inch high-definition touchscreens integrated seamlessly behind secret-until-lit surfaces. These slim, intuitive displays work in harmony with the cabin architecture while adding an overall sense of modernity congruent with the vehicle’s exterior design. All of this is equalled by the Velar’s practicality: luggage compartment volume is 558-litres.

Unique in the segment, the Velar offers a sustainable, premium textile seat material as an alternative to leather. The Dapple Grey material was developed together with Kvadrat, Europe’s leading manufacturer of high-quality design textiles, and is complemented with Suedecloth inserts in Ebony or Light Oyster.

The light, stiff, aluminium-intensive body, together with double-wishbone front- and Integral Link rear suspension provides the perfect basis for agile handling, superior ride comfort and outstanding refinement. It also delivers exceptional levels of crash protection, and the Velar has been developed to meet the most demanding crash test regulations worldwide.

Combined with a comprehensive restraints system that includes six airbags, and a suite of advanced driver assistance systems including Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection and Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist, the Velar integrates the latest safety technology.

The Velar features a sophisticated all-wheel drive system, four-corner air suspension, class-leading ground clearance of 251mm (213mm with coil springs), class-leading wading depth of 650mm (600mm with coil springs) and Land Rover’s unmatched suite of traction technologies including Terrain Response 2 and All Terrain Progress Control. The Velar – like all Range Rovers – offers world-class all-terrain capability.

Exceptional performance and efficiency comes from the range of six petrol and diesel powertrains, all matched to smooth-shifting ZF eight-speed automatic transmissions and all-wheel drive with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics.

Clean, refined four-cylinder Ingenium diesels are offered in 132kW and 177kW variants, noted for their low 142g/km CO2 emissions and high 500Nm torque output respectively. These engines are joined by the new, highly-advanced four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine which delivers 184kW and enables acceleration from 0-100km/h in just 6.7 seconds. An even more powerful, 221kW version of this engine will join the Velar range later in the year.

The V6 diesel combines an extraordinary 700Nm of torque for effortless acceleration and off-road capability with CO2 emissions of only 167g/km. The 280kW supercharged V6 petrol engine combines exhilarating performance with a unique soundtrack and enables the Velar to reach 100km/h in only 5.7 seconds before reaching an electronically-limited top speed of 250km/h.

The Velar and Velar R-Dynamic core range comprises Standard, S, SE or HSE specifications. Customers can also specify Black and Luxury Exterior Packs for an even more distinguished appearance.

Of all Velar models, the most exclusive of all will be the First Edition, which be available worldwide but strictly for one model year only. Even more luxurious than the HSE specification, this model is powered solely by the 3.0-litre V6 petrol and diesel engines and features a wealth of extra features as standard, including full extended leather interior trim to complement the perforated Windsor leather seats in Nimbus or Ebony, 1,600W Meridian Signature Sound System, Matrix-Laser LED headlights and 22-inch Split-Spoke wheels with diamond-turned finish.

Exterior paint colours for the First Edition are Corris Grey, Silicon Silver, and Flux Silver – a unique satin finish exclusive to the First Edition for the first model year only – which will be meticulously hand-sprayed at Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations’ Oxford Road Technical Centre in the UK.

Designed and engineered at Jaguar Land Rover’s development centres in the UK, Velar will be produced at the company’s Solihull production facility, UK. It goes on sale in Australia from September 2017, and will be sold in over 100 markets worldwide.

  • A new addition to the Range Rover family, filling the white space between the Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport
  • A mid-size luxury SUV that delivers new levels of refinement, elegance and technology
  • Range Rover Velar goes on sale from 22 September 2017
  • Prices range from $70 662 - $135 762
  • Unique First Edition launch model priced from $168 250

Hyundai has strengthened, enhanced and consolidated its light-car market-leading Accent. The better-equipped and more dynamic Accent Sport – available in sedan or hatchback – becomes the sole Accent variant. Both Accent Sport sedan and hatch now boast the more powerful 1.6-litre GDi Gamma engine previously available only in the now-superseded Accent SR.

The 1.6-litre GDi Gamma engine also replaces the 1.4-litre MPi Kappa engine which powered the previous entry-level Accent Active. Producing an impressive 103kW maximum power and 167Nm maximum torque, the 1.6-litre Gamma engine significantly improves the Kappa engine’s 74kW and 133Nm.

Also discontinued from the range is the previous Accent Active’s optional CVT transmission, with the new Accent Sport available with either a six-speed automatic transmission.or six-speed manual. Both Accent Sport sedan and hatch also now come standard with the stylish 16-inch eight-spoke alloy wheels previously exclusive to the Accent SR.

Also standard in the new Active Sport is cruise control -- with steering-wheel-mounted controls – together with premium sports steering wheel and gearknob. In keeping with its sporty new inclusions and features, Hyundai Active Sport also boasts a new ‘Sport’ badge on its rear.

For a list price increase of just $500, new Accent Sport offers significantly enhanced value for money.

“Accent has been an award winner and strong seller for us in the Australian light-car market, and it now offers greater appeal than ever before,” Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Operating Officer, Scott Grant said. “With such desirable new features as the 1.6-litre Gamma engine, 16-inch alloys and cruise control now standard – all for just $500 above the outgoing Active’s list price – Accent Sport represents an exceptional entry point to Hyundai’s range of cars and the great benefits of Hyundai ownership,” he said.

Pricing

Engine Transmission Hatchback Sedan
1.6 GDi 6-Manual $15,490 $15,490
6-Automatic $17,490 $17,490

Note: All prices are Manufacturer’s List Prices. Price excludes dealer delivery and on-road costs.

Options: Metallic/mica paint $495

Engine Recommended Service Interval 12 mths 24 mths 36 mths 48 mths 60 mths
1.6 GDi km 15k 30k 45k 60k 75k
Customer payment (incl. GST) $245 $245 $245 $345 $245

Accent Sport Lifetime Service Plan

Hyundai iCare

With Hyundai iCare the joy of buying a Hyundai will stretch well beyond the showroom. This leading customer care program offers a comprehensive suite of owner benefits including; Lifetime Service Plan, 5 Year Unlimited Km Warranty, complimentary Roadside Assist for 12 months on new vehicles 1,500km complimentary first service, a dedicated Customer Care Centre, myHyundai – exclusive owner website and customer events. When servicing with Hyundai, customers will also receive a 5 Year SatNav Update Plan or 10 Year Sat Nav Update Plan (new i30), a Roadside Support Plan for up to 10 years and more.

Accent Sport Key Specifications (Hatch & Sedan)

  • 6 airbags (driver & front passenger, driver & front passenger side (thorax), full length curtains)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) including:
  •      -Traction Control System (TCS)
  •      -Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  •      -Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  •      -Brake Assist System (BAS)
  •      -Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
  • 16” alloy wheels with 195/50R16 tyres
  • Cruise control with steering wheel mounted controls
  • 5” touchscreen audio system and Apple CarPlay compatibility
  • AUX / USB audio input with digital iPod® compatibility
  • Bluetooth connectivity (hands free phone & audiostreaming)
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Front & rear power windows (driver’s one-touch auto up/down)
  • Height adjustable driver’s seat
  • One touch turn signal operation (3 flashes)
  • Trip computer
  • Cloth interior
  • Manual air conditioning

At the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Audi presents another concept car which demonstrates the potential of the future Q8 model range. The Audi Q8 sport concept study features groundbreaking drive system technology and an accentuated sporty look. It demonstrates the vision Audi’s developers and designers have for the dynamic yet efficient SUV of tomorrow.

Characteristic aerodynamic features in the front and rear are a prominent part of the Audi Q8 sport concept design. The highly efficient drive system concept of the study is particularly groundbreaking. The 3.0 TFSI six-cylinder engine featuring a mild hybrid system and an electric powered compressor is a world first. The result: the Q8 sport concept presents itself as a multi-disciplined athlete with a number of talents. Thanks to its 350 kW output and its 700 Newton metres of torque, it sprints from 0 - 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds and keeps going until it reaches its top speed of 275 km/h. Meanwhile, its range of more than 1,200 kilometres ensures it is also suitable for long journeys.

Thanks to the superb recuperation performance of 20 kW, this prominent SUV delivers extraordinary low fuel consumption. Compared with a model equipped with a regular TFSI six-cylinder engine without a mHEV system, the Q8 sport concept consumes around one litre less fuel per 100 km, with its 20 kW of additional performance. That corresponds to a reduction in CO2 emissions of 25 g/km.

“The drive system of the Audi Q8 sport concept is a major step towards optimising efficiency and sustainability in large-volume series production,” says Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management at AUDI AG. “The combination of mild hybrid technology and a TFSI engine sets a new benchmark for the synthesis of electromobility and combustion engines. In the future, this combination will be used in many Audi models,” said Prof. Stadler.

Highly efficient power package: the drive system

The architecture of the drive system in the new Audi Q8 sport concept is revolutionary: for the first time ever, Audi is combining a 331 kW 3.0 TFSI six-cylinder engine with an electric powered compressor and an effective mild hybrid system for recuperation. The starter generator positioned between the crankshaft and the transmission handles recuperation and, if required, can work in the opposite direction as an additional electric motor. The 48-volt electrical system assures the supply of electrical power.

For the customer, this approach has a number of advantages: the energy recovered as part of recuperation can, if required, be used to increase performance. During boost operation – where the combustion engine and electric motor are used simultaneously – the electric motor’s additional 20 kW of output and its torque of 170 Nm open up a total of 350 kW of power to the engine and bring its total torque up to 700 Nm. The result is sporty acceleration from any speed and rev range.

Positioned at the rear under the luggage compartment, the lithium ion battery with an energy storage capacity of 0.9 kWh makes it possible to keep moving slowly in stop-start traffic with the combustion engine switched off, as well as allowing for maneuvering and parking under electric power alone. During braking, efficient recuperation using the 20-kW-strong starter generator quickly recharges the battery to ensure that the vehicle can regularly be driven under electric power.

In addition to the two exhaust gas turbochargers, the electric powered compressor provides the Q8 sport concept with an additional kick by supplying the three-litre six-cylinder engine with fresh air. The electric powered compressor supports the turbochargers at times when the exhaust gas is insufficient for rapid development of power. It therefore opens up delay-free acceleration to the V6 petrol engine – something previously only known to diesel engines and electric motors. It’s a recipe for success which already works impressively in the series production Audi SQ7.

The electric powered compressor is positioned in a bypass downstream of the intercooler, close to the engine. Instead of the turbine wheel, it integrates a compact electric motor. It accelerates the engine’s compressor wheel up to 70,000 rpm in less than 250 milliseconds. With the support of the electric powered compressor, the power of the 3.0 TFSI is always spontaneously available as soon as the accelerator is depressed, even at low engine speeds. When driving off, the SUV immediately takes a lead of several metres ahead of the competition. During comfort-oriented driving, the electric powered compressor technology prevents unnecessary downshifts and thus keeps the engine speed at a low level. Meanwhile, sporty drivers will appreciate the supreme and spontaneous delivery of power when exiting curves.

The Q8 sport concept drive system with its V6 TFSI and additional electric motor supplies the performance of a true eight-cylinder engine, yet with the fuel consumption of a frugal four-cylinder. That’s because, compared with a similar engine without mild hybrid system, the consumption reduces by more than a litre per 100 kilometres, despite serving up 20 kW of additional power. The total range of the Q8 sport concept equipped with an 85-litre fuel tank is more than 1,200 kilometres.

When driving, the drive system management controls the operating states of the Audi both intelligently and flexibly: the luxury SUV can boost, coast and recuperate as appropriate for the situation. The predictive efficiency assistant is a standard feature which supports the driver by supplying greatly detailed information on the vehicle surroundings to the control unit. Route data from the navigation system and Car-to-X services from Audi connect are also taken into account.

High-tech from production models: drivetrain and suspension 

In the Audi Q8 sport concept, the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system transfers the power of the drive system to the road with supreme control. Even for its wide-track chassis, the technology study makes use of the latest high-end solutions from the luxury-class product portfolio. The adaptive air suspension sport – an air suspension system with controlled damping – allows for a broad spectrum of ride characteristics, ranging from cushioned cruising to firm and tight handling. Furthermore, it sets the ground clearance in five levels with 90 millimetre height differences, selecting the ideal level in each case. The front and rear axles are engineered as lightweight five-link constructions.

Audi mounts 305/35 tyres on the large 11J x 23 wheels. The five intertwining Y spokes project an intricate, yet powerful, image. Ceramic brake discs measuring 20 inches in diameter provide effortless deceleration capability.

Dynamic lines and high-tech design details

At first glance, it is clearly a highly dynamic and luxurious Audi – that’s how the Audi Q8 concept study was received at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show. The debutant in Geneva is an even more sporty variation of this composition and is also an elegant alternative to the robust presence of a classic Sport Utility Vehicle. The Q8 and Q8 sport concept are synonymous with utmost prestige, dedicated sportiness and visually-present technology in all areas.

At 5.02 metres long, the Audi Q8 sport concept makes an impressive mark on the luxury class. Thanks to a wheelbase of three metres, the show car offers plenty of space for passengers and luggage. Despite the sloping, coupe-like roofline, even the rear-seat passengers enjoy ample head and shoulder room. The new operating concept uses large touchscreens in the cockpit, rounded out by an expanded version of the Audi virtual cockpit and a contact-analogue head-up display. The latter uses intelligent augmented reality technology that merges the real and the virtual worlds.

Viewed from the front, the 2.05-metre wide Audi Q8 sport concept looks imposing. A distinguishing feature here is the octagonal Singleframe. It is a sculpted piece and is significantly wider than in today’s Audi production models. Its surface has a honeycomb lattice structure overlaid with aluminium segments, whilst the surround is painted in a contrasting colour. As is typical of Audi Sport models, the outer air inlets are much larger compared with the basic model – a sign of the greater air requirements of the high-performance power unit. A distinctive body-coloured blade forms the bottom edge of the bumper.

The flat, wedge-shaped headlights of the Audi Q8 sport concept are integrated into the front end and, from a design perspective, are connected with the adjoining air inlets. The individual light elements have a glass cover, but the entire headlight units are not enclosed. This creates the impression that they are free in space. Their aluminium housing carries over the sculpture of the Singleframe. An x-shaped, blue laser light signature accentuates the digital Matrix laser technology used for the low and high beams. Broken down into more than one million pixels, their light can illuminate the road in high resolution and with precise control. Located below the edge of the engine hood is a narrow LED light guide that emits the light for the dynamic turn signals and the daytime running lights. It wraps around the outside of the headlights, where its ribs create an innovative e-tron signature. All lighting functions are dynamic.

Powerful: the side view 

The silhouette of the Audi technology study also evokes tautness. The doors have no window frames and thus contribute to the flat roofline. The Audi Q8 sport concept is 1.70 metres tall. All lines on the body climb upward dynamically toward the rear – the bottom edge of the side windows, the shoulders, the dynamic line and the sill line. The surfaces of the fenders, doors and side panels are athletically curved. The lower section of the doors form a deep fillet. Other design features include the quattro logo milled below the rear doors, as well as the carbon-fibre exterior mirrors with their multifaceted edges. The doors are opened using touch elements: as soon as the sensors in the Audi rings on the B or C pillar are touched, the door simply pops open to a defined position.

The extremely flat and very wide C-pillar is reminiscent of the original Audi quattro from the 1980s, as are the strongly flared shoulders over the wheels. This places the concept car in a logical line with the show cars of the Audi Prologue series. The balanced proportions of the Audi Q8 sport concept emphasise the front and rear wheels equally – that, too, is typical quattro. Compared with the Q8 show car from Detroit, the wheel housings have been widened by a further 12 millimetres. The strongly accentuated wheel arches feature a double design. The sill region of the doors shines in brushed aluminium, ensuring an intriguing contrast to the show car’s Krypton orange paint finish.

Flat and compact: the rear 

A long roof edge spoiler shades the extremely flat rear window of the Audi concept car. A doubly-shaped spoiler lip below it forms a distinctive contour on the power luggage compartment hatch. The light strip extending over the entire width of the rear end is part of the distinctive light signature. It serves as both the tail and brake lights as well as the dynamic turn signals.

The outer light elements are edged by aluminium blades whose inner strut is drawn broadly into the rear of the vehicle. The individual elements of the tail lights are also designed to be open, and all lighting functions are dynamic. The license plate on the Audi Q8 sport concept is located under a black trim strip between the lights. The diffuser is made of aluminium, while its crosspiece is in high-gloss carbon-fibre. Set in the diffuser, the oval exhaust tailpipes are equally striking in their design thanks to their brushed aluminium surface.

Luxury lounge for four: the interior 

The interior of the Audi Q8 sport concept offers opulent spaciousness for four persons and their large suitcases. The luggage compartment has a capacity of 630 litres. Widely stretched lines lend the cockpit a sporty yet elegant ambiance. Virtually floating above the centre tunnel is a console for the shift by wire lever with which the driver controls the eight-speed tiptronic transmission purely electronically.

The wrap around begins in the front doors. This large, horizontal arc runs along the lower edge of the windshield and frames both the driver’s and front passenger’s seats without hemming in the occupants. The sport seats as well as the two individual seats in the rear are made up of segments that appear to be separate geometric bodies, from the pronounced side bolsters to the head restraints. A horizontal aluminium trim piece divides the backrests at the height of the window belt line.

The instrument panel with its distinctly horizontal character descends in steps toward the interior. The central control and display surfaces are integrated into the “black panel” – a glossy black strip framed by an aluminium surround. When switched off, the screen is invisibly embedded in the surface and the lines flow harmoniously. When the display is in operation, it assimilates perfectly into the design line. In the front passenger area, the black panel features a graphical quattro badge. The arrow-shaped inlays in the doors pick up the expressive design. Intricate aluminium bars integrated into them serve as door openers. When dark, LED light guides illuminate the interior with white light.

The colours and materials in the Audi Q8 sport concept provide for a cool and sporty atmosphere. One highlight is the three-dimensional, engineered grain on the instrument panel, doors and floor. High-gloss carbon-fibre applications with a new, abstract woven structure, as well as aluminium strips and frames set accents. Their brushed finish is comparatively dark. Brightness increases gradually from the headlining to the centre console in graduated grey tones from steel grey to pastel silver.

The technical materials in the Audi Q8 sport concept contrast with the soft surfaces. The seats are covered in a combination of Fine Nappa leather and Nubuk leather, both in pastel silver. The upholstery is pulled around the trim piece that divides the backrests – here, the inside becomes the outside. The head restraints are covered with a structured textile of a colour similar to that of the leather elements.

New ways: controls and displays

The elegant interior architecture of the Audi Q8 sport concept merges with a groundbreaking control and display concept. Information and commands are passed primarily through touch displays augmented by the Audi virtual cockpit future and a contact-analogue head-up display. All displays feature a new ‘digital design’ that concentrates systematically on only the most important things.

The contact-analogue head-up display projects important displays onto the windshield in the driver’s direct field of view, seemingly placing them in the real environment. A navigation arrow, for example, appears in the same position as an actual arrow on the road – an intelligent application of augmented reality. The notifications from the driver assistance systems also merge the virtual and physical worlds.

The Audi virtual cockpit future is even more dynamic thanks to new functions and, with a resolution of 1,920 x 720 pixels, it displays graphics with more detail than ever before. In ‘auto’ display mode, the 12.3-inch TFT display offers generous space for maps, lists and additional information. The top-down map view visualises the selected route. When zooming in, the current position and surroundings are displayed in 3D. Through the buttons on the steering wheel, the driver can switch to ‘performance’ mode. The needles of the speedometer and powermeter now appear in a three-dimensional perspective display.

All other screens in the Audi Q8 sport concept are touch displays. The great strength of this principle is the direct, fast and intuitive operation. Drivers select each function exactly where they see it. By implementing touchscreens, Audi was also able to further reduce the number of buttons, switches and levers. The interior now appears even neater and more streamlined.

The MMI display in centre of the dashboard is used to control the infotainment system and vehicle settings. A display for the climate control system is integrated into the diagonally sloping section of the centre console. While using this display, the driver’s wrist can be rested comfortably on the low selector lever of the eight-speed tiptronic. If the sensors in the seat detect a front-seat passenger, the touchscreen shows their climate control settings. If the driver is alone, this function is deactivated. Another smaller touchscreen to the left of the steering wheel is reserved for the lighting functions.

The all-new Audi Q2 has arrived in Australia, the most exciting newcomer in the premium compact SUV segment.

“The highly anticipated all-new Audi Q2 will establish itself as a unique offering in the premium compact SUV segment. It will open up the Audi brand to a new range of young and young-at-heart buyers,” said Andrew Doyle, Managing Director of Audi Australia.

“This new model will exceed customer expectations of how an Audi should look, thanks to its progressive polygonal design language, and what it should offer, thanks to a suite of infotainment and connectivity technologies. We are very pleased to be launching this game-changing vehicle to Australia in such a competitive package.”

The design of the new Audi Q2 gives it a powerful stance. It is angular and edgy when viewed from the front and the large Singleframe grille in octagonal design imbues strength and dynamism. The low roofline is very eye-catching, and descends into a long roof spoiler which is supported by contrasting ‘blades’ at the C pillar. This contrast accentuates the sportiness of the Audi Q2.

The all-new Audi Q2 will be offered initially in two model lines: the 1.4 TFSI design for $41,100* and the 2.0 TDI quattro sport for $47,900*. Both models share the sporty seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission as standard.

The entry level 1.4 TFSI model features fuel-saving Cylinder-on-Demand technology that shuts down two of the four cylinders under light throttle loads. It develops 110kW/250Nm and returns frugal fuel efficiency of 5.3 litres per 100km. The 2.0 TDI engine develops 110kW/340Nm, with fuel economy of 5.0 litres per 100km. The 2.0 TDI is offered exclusively with quattro all-wheel drive. A 2.0 TFSI quattro model with 140kW/320Nm will be offered in the second half of 2017.

Even with its highly competitive pricing, the all-new Audi Q2 will be equipped with a generous array of standard features including Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), MMI Navigation, bluetooth and smartphone interface, voice control and parking system plus with rear view camera. Automatic air-conditioning with dual-zone climate control, leather-appointed seats, auto-dimming interior mirror, a contrasting C-pillar blade and either 17- or 18-inch alloy wheels, depending on the model, round out the key highlights. The 2.0 TDI quattro also gains an electric tailgate, sport seats and Audi side assist as standard equipment.

The all-new Q2 has been awarded a five-star Euro NCAP rating, with an ANCAP rating pending.

Along with the game-changing Audi ‘virtual cockpit’ and convenient head-up display, the driver assistance systems for the Audi Q2 come directly from the upper luxury classes. The Audi pre sense plus (AEB) system recognises critical situations with other vehicles, as well as pedestrians crossing in front of the vehicle, while driving at speeds of up to 65 km/h. If necessary, Audi pre sense plus can initiate hard braking – to a standstill – at low speeds. Other systems in the line-up include adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go function, the lane-departure warning system Audi side assist, the lane-keeping assistant Audi active lane assist, and cross-traffic assist rear which supports the driver while reversing out of tight situations.

The Q2 sports the intuitive Multi Media Interface (MMI), an infotainment and navigation system, which can be operated by a rotary/push-button control and a touchpad (on MMI Navigation plus) on the central control element. In addition, the system can be conveniently controlled by voice, known as natural language operation, and the integrated MMI search. Audi Connect will be rolled out across the Q2 range as standard equipment, including Google Earth and Google Search functionality, along with a Wi-Fi hotspot that enables surfing and streaming with mobile devices.

The Q2 fulfills fundamental expectations of an SUV with a seating position that affords excellent visibility, and a large luggage compartment with 405 litres of capacity (or up to 1,050 litres of capacity with rear seats folded down).

The Audi Q2 is as individual as its drivers – inside and out. Further equipment packages, exterior colours and expressive interior trim colours and elements are available, as well as LED interior lighting packages which allow plenty of creative space for personal configuration.

The official on-sale date for the all-new Audi Q2 is February 24.

Pricing*

  • Q2 design 1.4 TFSI S tronic 110kW - $41,100
  • Q2 sport 2.0 TDI quattro S tronic 110kW - $47,900

*MLP – Manufacturer’s List Price (excludes dealer delivery and government statutory charges)

Range Rover Sport’s status as the luxury performance SUV has been strengthened with a range of enhancements for 2017 model year. The latest model features the most efficient powertrain yet, the introduction of innovative new driving technologies and greater scope for bespoke personalisation.

Introduced in 2013, Range Rover Sport is a genuine Land Rover success story, delivering all the refinement and capability expected from a large SUV with the performance normally associated with a sports car. The dynamic large SUV status as the ultimate high performance SUV is underpinned by the potent 405kW Range Rover Sport SVR, which can accelerate from 0-100kph in 4.7 seconds.

One of the most significant additions to the 2017 model year Range Rover Sport comes under the bonnet, with the introduction of Jaguar Land Rover’s advanced 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine. The state-of-the-art British built engine provides enhanced fuel efficiency with emissions as low as 164g/km* and capable of a combined fuel economy of 6.2L/100km*, while still delivering performance in line with the outgoing 3.0-litre TDV6. The new Ingenium engine is also lighter, providing improved responses, enhanced agility and superior dynamics.

In addition to new engine technology, Land Rover has introduced a series of new driving technologies to Range Rover Sport. The first-in-sector Advanced Tow Assist feature, takes the stress out of manoeuvring when towing large loads. The driver can set the direction of a trailer when reversing using the Terrain Response 2 rotary dial and the vehicle will make all the necessary steering adjustments automatically.

Additional technology is provided in the form of Blind Spot Assist. Blind Spot Assist uses sensors on the vehicle to detect other road users approaching in the driver’s blind spot. If the driver risks causing a collision during a lane change, the vehicle will autonomously counter-steer to maintain its position.

Peerless all-terrain capability remains a cornerstone of the Range Rover family and the 2017 model year Range Rover Sport includes a selection of new features. Low Traction Launch makes it easier for drivers to pull away on low-grip surfaces while the updated 4x4i menu presents all the necessary vehicle information when tackling challenging terrain.

The enlarged dual-view touchscreen features a new 10-inch display for greater ease-of-use and clarity and features tablet-style pinch and zoom functions. This is powered by Land Rover’s market-leading InControl Touch Pro technology, making this the most connected Range Rover Sport to date.

Gerry McGovern, Land Rover’s Chief Design Officer, said: “Range Rover Sport is the ultimate performance SUV and the latest model enhances its luxury status and desirability. The design developments sit seamlessly alongside innovative new technologies, making Range Rover Sport more composed, sustainable and relevant than ever.”

The most efficient Range Rover Sport

The 2017 model year Range Rover Sport is the first full-sized Land Rover SUV to feature a four-cylinder diesel engine in the form of the 2.0-litre 177kW SD4 Ingenium available only as an SD4 S derivative which replaces the TDV6 S derivative.

Despite its smaller capacity than the TDV6, performance is comparable. Producing 177kW and 500Nm of torque, it is capable of returning 6.2l/100km* on the EU combined cycle with emissions of 164g/km*, both of which represent a 10 per cent improvement on the outgoing engine.

The introduction of a second turbocharger to the Ingenium engine has been significant in retaining the impressive power output and strong torque characteristics familiar to Range Rover Sport customers. The advanced engine is the first Jaguar Land Rover-built unit to feature series sequential turbo technology.

Vehicles fitted with the new engine will be distinguished by a single twin-exhaust configuration. Other derivatives retain the existing set-up, with a single exhaust on each side of the rear bumper. The new Ingenium diesel engine is available on five-seat vehicles fitted with either coil or air-suspension.

Engine

Cylinders

Power (kW)

Torque (Nm)

2.0-litre SD4

FOUR

177

500

3.0 TDV6

SIX

190

600

3.0-litre SDV6

SIX

225

700

4.4-litre SDV8

EIGHT

250

740

5.0-litre supercharged V8

EIGHT

375

625

5.0-litre supercharged V8 (SVR only)

EIGHT

405

680

All-new towing technology

Advanced Tow Assist technology is the latest autonomous technology to be introduced by Land Rover. The first-in-class feature is a key addition in ensuring 2017 model year Range Rover Sport stays ahead of its rivals and enables even the most inexperienced driver to manoeuvre a trailer safely and easily.

Images from a rear-facing camera are relayed to the central touchscreen, allowing the driver to indicate the desired direction of the trailer using the Terrain Response 2 rotary controller. The vehicle will then autonomously steer the trailer into place. All the driver has to do is operate the accelerator and brake pedals.

As well as making it easier to manoeuvre a trailer, the system will alert the driver if a jack-knife situation is imminent, while the driver can monitor their immediate surroundings for potential hazards using the vehicle’s Surround Cameras.

Specialist all-terrain technology

Market-leading all-terrain capability is a Range Rover trademark and 2017 model year Range Rover Sport takes breadth of capability to new levels in the performance SUV class with the introduction of two advanced technologies.

Low Traction Launch is an all-new system that assists the driver when pulling away from a standstill on low grip surfaces, such as mud, wet grass or ice. The technology can be selected manually using the central touchscreen menu. Alternatively the vehicle will automatically prompt the driver to select Low Traction Launch whenever the Grass/Gravel/Snow mode is selected using the Terrain Response 2 controller.

Once active, the driver assistance programme controls the amount of torque the driver is able to apply when pressing the accelerator. This reduces the likelihood of experiencing a loss of traction. The system automatically disengages above 30km/h so it can still be used to negotiate slippery surfaces or inclines once the vehicle is moving.

In addition, for 2017 model year, Range Rover Sport features an enhanced All-Terrain Info Centre, which is accessible via the central touchscreen. It displays useful information when driving off-road, such as the direction of the front wheels and the status of the Wade Sensing system. This also now includes Drive Assist, which uses the vehicle’s surround cameras to help with low-speed manoeuvres when off-road.

Enhanced connectivity

One of the most significant features of 2017 Range Rover Sport is the introduction of InControl Touch Pro, with a larger central touchscreen display. As a result the infotainment system features smoother controls and a wider range of connectivity options and apps than ever before.

The larger screen measures 10 inches, a significant increase over the previous eight-inch design. The increased dimensions have allowed Land Rover’s interior design team to remove the hard keys previously required, resulting in a cleaner facia with no compromise to functionality. In addition, the TFT Virtual Instrument Panel allows drivers to choose full or partial satellite navigation information.

One of the key aspects of InControl Touch Pro is the ability to pinch and zoom when navigating maps, or swipe through menu screens as you would on a smartphone or tablet. Functions now require fewer actions, improving ease of use and minimising driver distraction.

The introduction of the latest infotainment system delivers bespoke apps for functions such as music playback, contacts and calendars that are mirrored on the central touchscreen when the driver’s smartphone is connected to the vehicle.

The new optional Pro Services system allows customers to download apps and install them directly to the vehicle’s InControl Touch Pro system, rather than being used through their smartphone, and the Live Apps include live data such as weather reports and a flight tracker.

InControl Remote Premium allows drivers to control a number of vehicle functions remotely using the dedicated smartphone app. Owners can check data such as the mileage or fuel level, lock and unlock the vehicle and even adjust the climate control settings.

There have also been significant upgrades for the fully integrated satellite navigation system. Commute Mode part of Pro Services is an intuitive new function that learns regular journeys so customers don’t have to set a destination manually. It recognises frequent trips, for example the drive to work, and automatically redirects drivers if the regular route is congested. Door-to-door routing allows the customer to set a route using the Land Rover app and transfer it to the vehicle. Once the vehicle is parked, final directions to the destination can be viewed on a smartphone so customers can complete their journey on foot.

Life-saving technology and simplified safety selection

The 2017 Range Rover Sport has a simplified selection of advanced driver assistance packs. All derivatives have a comprehensive suite of safety technologies as standard including Rear Park Distance Control, Cruise Control, Speed Limiter and Lane Departure Warning. For 2017 Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) joins that list. The system monitors the surroundings and will warn the driver if a collision is imminent, before intervening and braking if the driver fails to apply the brakes sufficiently.

The optional Drive Pack contains all the standard features in addition to Blind Spot Monitor and Reverse Traffic Detection. Driver Condition Monitor is another new addition. It analyses steering inputs and takes into account factors such as the time of day and journey time to warn the driver if signs of fatigue are detected.

The Drive Pro Pack includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist and Intelligent Emergency Braking and adds Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keep Assist for 2017. Blind Spot Assist monitors for vehicles approaching from behind or those in Range Rover Sport’s blind spot. If the driver begins to change lanes in circumstances that could pose a risk of a collision, the vehicle will automatically apply a steering input to prevent an accident. Lane Keep Assist provides corrective steering inputs if the driver veers out of their lane without indicating.

Exterior enhancements

A number of updates have been made to selected Range Rover Sport design packs for the 2017 model year.

The purposeful Dynamic model has a number of exterior features finished in Gloss Black for an even more dramatic appearance, including an updated radiator grille with side vents, bonnet vents, mirror caps and bonnet and tailgate script. A red ‘Sport’ badge and matching red brake calipers also help to set Dynamic models apart.

A new Bright Pack will be offered as an option on Autobiography Dynamic models. It brings a more vivid finish, with features such as Atlas Silver front grille mesh and Atlas Silver bonnet mesh.

Ranger Rover Sport takes luxury to new heights 

Customers are able to choose from an even wider choice of colours, heightening the level of personalisation and luxury design of their vehicle thanks to an increased Special Vehicle Operations colour palette. This provides buyers of all Range Rover Sport derivatives with more colour options than before.

Buyers can pick from 19 new colours ranging from contemporary pearlescent whites to sophisticated greys, as well as luxurious high-gloss and satin finishes.

* Manufacturers estimate, final figures to be announced closer to launch.

The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is set to become the 4x4 SUV of choice for even more families with the addition of seven seats to the 2016 range.

Pajero Sport GLS and Exceed variants will be fitted with seven seats standard, while the GLX will remain a five-seat model. For extra peace of mind, all Pajero Sport seven seat variants will be fitted with curtain airbags covering the full length of the cabin. All Pajero Sport models have seven airbags – driver and front passenger, side, side curtain and driver’s knee.

Pajero Sport’s third row seating folds forward to create a large flat area and cargo space remains ample with the third row stowed. The 60:40 split second row seating has a simple fold and tumble function to provide access to the third row. A cargo box is also fitted under the floor behind the third row seats for extra storage.

The combination of seven seats and clever 2nd and 3rd row seat stowage gives Pajero Sport a great balance of both seating and cargo-carrying flexibility. Roof-mounted cooling vents for second and third row passengers will be fitted to all variants – GLX, GLS and Exceed.

The Mitsubishi’s Pajero Sport range continues to offer exceptional value and performance in the genuine 4x4 SUV class, with smooth 8-speed automatic transmission, thrifty 2.4-litre turbo diesel engine, Super Select II four-wheel drive system, and Dynamic Shield styling setting it apart from the competition.

Meanwhile, the range-topping Pajero Sport Exceed offers the latest in advanced safety systems, with multi around view monitor, blind spot monitoring, forward collision mitigation and Ultrasonic misacceleration Mitigation System included in the list price.

Pajero Sport recommended retail pricing:

Pajero Sport GLX

$45,000

Pajero Sport GLS

$48,500

Pajero Sport Exceed

$52,750

 

The updated Pajero Sport range is available from Mitsubishi dealers nationally from 1 July 2016.

As the ultimate incarnation of the world famous Exige, Lotus has revealed the Sport 350, the latest version of the class-leading and award winning sports car, that’s lighter and faster than ever before and set to arrive in Australia and New Zealand in the middle of 2016. The new Exige Sport 350 is the next model in the range to mark the reintroduction of the renowned ‘Sport’ naming designation. It joins the recently announced Lotus Elise Sport and Elise Sport 220 – delivering a lighter and even more performance-focused driving experience.

Concentrating on what Lotus does best, and with a focus on pure performance, the two-seater has been developed to deliver an unrivalled experience for the driver, being sharper and more direct than previous models. Drawing on the core elements that have made the Exige a firm favourite with driving enthusiasts, the Exige Sport 350 combines the Lotus lightweight extruded aluminium chassis structure with muscular and aerodynamically efficient composite bodywork. A product of Lotus’ ‘Lightweight Laboratory’,the Exige Sport 350 weighs just 1125 kg and has shed 51 kg compared to the previous model Exige S. This reduction in mass is the result of a thorough re-evaluation designed to deliver a pure driving experience.

Lotus engineers weighed every component in the previous Lotus Exige S in order to save weight, the result of which includes, amongst many other changes, the introduction of a louvered tailgate panel, a lighter battery, lightweight engine mounts, a lightweight centre console featuring an exposed gearshift mechanism, lighter HVAC pipework and the optimised use of sound insulation. Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Group Lotus plc, commented: “The Lotus Exige is already regarded as one of the world’s best sports cars and a benchmark for performance and handling both on road and on track. With the Exige Sport 350 we took an already phenomenally quick car and made it even faster, more dynamic and more pure, perfectly demonstrating our Lotus design philosophy of ‘lighter and faster’.”

The 3.5-litre supercharged V6 engine generates 258 kW at 7000 rpm and 400 Nm of torque at 4500rpm, offering scintillating, progressive power to the road, while revised suspension tuning and wheel geometry contribute to un-matched vehicle dynamics and steering precision. Coupled with the car’s lower mass, this power and torque enables the Lotus Exige Sport 350 to accelerate to 100 kmh in 3.9 seconds before reaching a top speed of 274 kmh. The manual gearbox has been heavily revised, giving more precise and quicker shifting. The gearshift mechanism uses light weight machined and cast aluminium components which are so technically aesthetically appealing they are no longer hidden within the transmission tunnel but exposed through an open-gate design, further reducing weight.

The Lotus Exige Sport 350 is also available with a six-speed automatic option where drivers can change gears manually via forged aluminium paddles located behind the steering wheel, or rely on the gearbox’s fully automatic mode. The automatic gearbox control panel is integrated neatly into the centre console of the cockpit, with buttons for Park, Reverse, Neutral and Drive. Up-shifts take just 240 milliseconds, with rapid downshifts accompanied by automatic throttle-blip (when in Sport mode). When fitted with the optional automatic gearbox, the new Exige Sport 350 is slightly quicker for 0-100kmh, clocking a time of 3.8 seconds against 3.9 seconds for the manual gearbox, due to electronically optimised gearshifts.

Replacing the previous car’s glass tailgate, the newly designed lightweight, strong and stiff, rear louvered tailgate not only helps lower the Exige’s centre of gravity, but also aids engine bay cooling – a feature first introduced on the Lotus Esprit Turbo in 1980. The Exige Sport 350’s aerodynamic styling produces 42 kg of down force at 160 kmh with the rear wing and flat underside both contributing to its phenomenal aerodynamic performance and finely balanced handling.

The Exige Sport 350’s suspension, with firmer dampers and revised geometry, delivers more responsive handling and, combined with a lowered centre of gravity and four piston brake calipers, help it lap Lotus’ test track 2.5 seconds faster than the previous Exige S model, in a time of 1 minute 29.8 seconds. This makes it the first production Lotus ever to go sub 1 minute 30 seconds around the famed Hethel track.

Lotus Dynamic Performance Management (DPM) provides three discrete modes – ‘Drive’, ‘Sport’ and ‘Race’ – with the latter offering increased levels of traction slip threshold, allowing wider drift angles before intervening. The system also opens the engine exhaust bypass valve at mid-to-high engine speeds. Both ‘Sport’ and ‘Race’ settings increase throttle responsiveness. New larger switches with improved haptics have been introduced for the DPM system (Sport and Race) with the headlights and rear fog lights mounted together with the vehicle’s new engine start button.

New trim packs introduce a heritage theme to the cabin with lightweight sports seats and door panels clad in red or yellow Tartan (leather or Alcantara interior trim options are also available). The Tartan theme was first introduced in 1976 in the Lotus Esprit S1 and was a bold statement originally in keeping with the fashion of the time and now fitting for the new Exige Sport 350.

Optional extras for the Exige Sport 350 in Europe include lightweight forged alloy wheels (reducing kerb weight by a further 5 kg), cross drilled and vented two-piece brake discs (shaving yet another 5 kg off the weight), black or yellow painted four-piston callipers, air conditioning, an in-car entertainment system and full carpet and sound insulation pack. Interior packs cover Alcantara, leather and Tartan options, for both seat and door trims. By selecting the lightweight options available the total weight of the Exige Sport 350 becomes a featherweight 1115 kg. Standard and optional equipment for the Exige Sport 350 for Australia and New Zealand will be announced when it goes on sale next year.

As standard, the front splitter, rear wing, front access panel, roof panel, wing mirrors and rear transom are finished in matt black to complement the car’s aggressive stance; with the option for these components to be painted in body colour at no additional cost. Jean-Marc Gales continued, “Light weight is the most important aspect of our heritage and future Lotus cars will follow the direction of our most recently launched models, the Evora 400, Elise Sport and of course our latest Exige Sport 350, all of which are both lighter and faster than their predecessors. Over the last 15 years, successive versions of the Lotus Exige have beaten more expensive sports car rivals in media comparison tests and I expect the Exige Sport 350 to continue this. The best has just got better!”

The Lotus Exige Sport 350 will also be available as a Roadster from late 2016. Australian and New Zealand pricing and specifications for the Lotus Exige Sport 350 will be announced when it arrives in mid-2016.

Global Technical Specifications:
Australian and New Zealand specifications will be announced when the new models arrive in mid-2016

PERFORMANCE

Manual

Automatic

Max power

258 kW @ 7000 rpm

258 kW @ 7000 rpm

Max torque

400 Nm at 4500 rpm

400 Nm at 4500 rpm

0-100 km/h

3.9 seconds

3.8 seconds

Max speed

274 kmh

261 kmh

FUEL CONSUMPTION l / 100km

Urban

Extra Urban

Combined

14.5

7.6

10.1

13.4

7.1

9.4

CO2 emissions

235 g/km

219 g/km

Unladen weight

1125 kg

1130 kg

ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION

All alloy, 3.5 litre DOHC V6 VVT-i, 24-valve, equipped with Harrop HTV 1320 Supercharger utilising Eaton TVS™ Technology

Mid mounted, transverse, rear wheel drive

Lotus Electronic Throttle Control system

6 speed manual gearbox with sports ratios

BOSCH Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)

CHASSIS AND BODY

Lightweight, extruded aluminium bonded chassis structure

Fully independent double wishbone sports suspension with anti-roll bar

Aerodynamically optimised front splitter, rear diffuser and wing

Bilstein high performance gas dampers, front and rear

Eibach coaxial coil springs, front and rear

Red AP-Racing four-piston caliper high performance disc brakes

Lotus / BOSCH tuned ABS system

Lotus Dynamic Performance Management (Lotus DPM)

Lightweight battery

EXTERIOR SPECIFICATION

Gloss black, cast alloy wheels (17” front and 18” rear)

Front Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres 205/45 R17

Rear Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres 265/35 R18

LED rear lamps with integrated direction indicators

LED front day time running lights with integrated direction indicators

Lightweight black louvered tailgate panel

Matt black front splitter, rear wing, front access panel, wing mirrors, rear transom, hard top and rear diffuser (no cost deletion)

INTERIOR SPECIFICATION

Black leather, thick-rimmed sports steering wheel

Polished aluminum gear knob and leather handbrake sleeve

Black technical fabric sports seats with Lotus roundel

Engine start push button

Driver and passenger airbags

Tyre puncture repair kit

Lightweight black cast alloy wheels (16” front and 17” rear) (no cost option)

Lightweight black or silver forged alloy wheels (16” front and 17” rear)

The most technically advanced off-road capable SUV ever produced by Mitsubishi Motors is set to make its local debut following the Australian launch in early December. Available in three trim levels, GLX, GLS and Exceed, Pajero Sport is the ideal sports SUV for active families, grey nomads and four-wheel drive enthusiasts. Pajero Sport combines the spaciousness and versatility of a full-size SUV, genuine four-wheel drive ability, advanced powertrain technology and class-leading safety in a surprisingly stylish, nimble and comfortable package.

It’s also the latest Mitsubishi SUV to feature the company’s new Dynamic Shield styling theme, lending it a distinctive appearance from every angle. Mitsubishi’s new off-road terrain control and Super Select II all-wheel drive systems will be fitted to every new Pajero Sport. Along with rear view camera, reversing sensors, seven SRS airbags, Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Hill Descent Control, Hill Start Assist and Trailer Stability Assist systems, Pajero Sport boasts a long list of standard safety features. The range-topping Pajero Sport Exceed will feature the latest in advanced safety systems, with multi around monitor, blind spot warning, forward collision mitigation and Ultrasonic misacceleration Mitigation System among its standard equipment.

Pajero Sport introduces a number of Mitsubishi technology firsts, including a new 8-speed automatic transmission, which – combined with a new 2.4-litre turbo diesel engine from Triton – enables official fuel consumption of 8.0-litres/100km and 212 gm CO2/100km*. Pajero Sport’s EURO 5 compliant diesel engine produces maximum torque of 430Nm at 2500rpm, while peak power is 133kW at 3500rpm. It uses an all-aluminium cylinder block construction and other lightweight materials to achieve greater efficiency, quietness and refinement.

The new powertrain combination gives Pajero Sport a handy 3.1 tonne braked towing capacity. Pajero Sport has an eye-catching exterior design with Mitsubishi Motors’ new Dynamic Shield front face design concept, a further evolution of the design nurtured in successive models of the Pajero series. The high-quality design uses both sporty and dynamic elements that clearly distinguish it from other off-road SUVs. Mitsubishi has created a new interior for Pajero Sport based on the concept of comfortable and sporty design. Inside, a high console proportion dashboard with dynamically styled silver-finish ornamentation and plush sculpted seats add to its luxurious feel.

The interior’s sporty feel is enhanced by the addition of an electric park brake – another Mitsubishi first – and high centre console that wraps around the front passengers. Newly designed seats with extra padding add to the feeling of comfort for front and rear passengers, especially on longer journeys. Pajero Sport is also very roomy with a 673 litre rear cargo volume (floor to top of rear seat back), with increased head and legroom compared to its Challenger predecessor. With the rear seat folded, a massive 1,624 litre cargo volume is available (floor to roof).

All models feature the latest smartphone connectivity technology – Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA) system for both Android AutoTM*1 and Apple CarPlay*2. The system allows users to connect to apps or other features of their phone through the touchscreen or via voice control. Adding to Pajero Sport’s comfort and convenience is keyless entry with push button start across the range, along with upgraded ETACS – Electronic Time and Control System. ETACS has a number of fully customisable functions including welcome light, coming home light and headlight auto off.

The dusk sensing headlamps (on GLX and Exceed) can also be adjusted to increase or decrease the sensitivity of operation.

Three variants will be offered in GLX, GLS and Exceed guise. Pajero Sport will be competitively priced from $45,000 recommended retail for the GLX model, and is well equipped with 2.4-litre MIVEC turbo diesel engine, 8-speed automatic transmission, Super Select II 4WD system, Off-road Terrain Control System, electric park brake, keyless entry with push button start, Smartphone Link Display Audio, reversing camera and rear parking sensors included.

The mid-spec GLS add dual-zone air-conditioning, leather interior, rain-sensing wipers, dusk-sensing headlamps and electrochromatic rear view mirror to its list of conveniences. It’s also fitted with a differential lock for additional traction in off-road situations. Pajero Sport GLS is priced at $48,500 recommended retail. At $52,750, Mitsubishi’s flagship Pajero Sport Exceed comes standard with the latest safety and luxury features. Multi around monitor, blind spot warning, forward collision mitigation and Ultrasonic misacceleration Mitigation System headline a comprehensive passive and active safety package.

The top-of-the-line Exceed also comes equipped with extra creature comforts, including heated front seats with power adjustment, rear DVD entertainment system and 8-speaker audio. Mitsubishi Motors Australia Executive Director of Marketing Tony Principe said Pajero Sport’s distinctive good looks, spacious and luxury-appointed interior, active safety features and advanced four-wheel drive system present a winning combination for family-focussed buyers.

“The new Pajero Sport is the most advanced fully-capable Mitsubishi 4x4 SUV to date”, he said. “Pajero Sport brings a host of new safety technologies to its competitive class including Ultrasonic misacceleration Mitigation System and blind spot warning system, along with eight-speed automatic transmission, multi around monitor and forward collision mitigation, which are new for Mitsubishi. Pajero Sport adds another stylish and practical option to Mitsubishi’s SUV arsenal with stacks of appeal for active families, empty nesters and serious 4-wheel drivers shopping for a comfortable, reliable and clever 4x4 SUV that is equally capable in Australian cities as it is off the beaten track.”

The new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport will be available at dealerships around Australia from Monday 7 December 2015.

*Combined cycle, ADR 81/02
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Pajero Sport features a comprehensive passive safety architecture based on Mitsubishi’s RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) impact safety body and seven SRS airbag arrangement. This includes SRS airbags fitted in front driver and passenger, side, side curtain and driver’s knee positions. As a result, the new Pajero Sport has been awarded an ANCAP five-star safety rating. In addition, Pajero Sport has a range of active safety features which are fast becoming standard on passenger SUVs.

A rear view camera, reversing sensors and speed sensing auto door locking feature are fitted to every Pajero Sport, while Exceed models are equipped with the following advanced safety technologies:

  • Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM)
    FCM utilises a millimetre wave radar mounted behind the three diamond emblem on the front of the vehicle, which judges whether there is risk of a collision with the vehicle in front. A visible and audible warning is provided if a collision risk has been identified, escalating to autonomous braking if a high risk of collision has been determined.
  • Blind Spot Warning (BSW)
    The first time featured on a Mitsubishi vehicle, BSW uses ultrasound sensors located in the rear bumper to detect vehicles near the rear quarters. BWS alerts the driver through an illuminated symbol in the driver’s mirror and via an audible alert (activated when the indicator is in use) when a vehicle is in the driver’s blind spot.
  • Ultrasonic misacceleration Mitigation System (UMS)
    UMS reduces the chance and severity of hitting obstacles when the driver mistakenly presses the accelerator when stationary or at speeds of up to 10km/h. The system uses ultrasonic sensors to detect obstructions in front of or behind the vehicle and will regulate engine power while emitting an audible warning.
  • Multi around Monitor System (MMS)
    MMS employs four cameras at the front, rear and in the side door mirrors to display a bird’s eye view of the perimeter of the vehicle,capp which is displayed in the Pajero Sport’s 7-inch colour touch screen. A guideline overlay also assists the driver when reversing.

The Pajero Sport is fitted with Mitsubishi’s responsive and refined new 2.4-litre MIVEC turbo diesel engine, which was recently launched in the 2016 Triton. It achieves 133kW of power at 3500 rpm and 430Nm peak torque at 2500 rpm. Using an all-aluminium cylinder block construction and other lightweight materials, the new EURO 5 compliant engine is lighter and considerably more efficient, more powerful and more refined than its predecessor. Fuel economy and emissions have been improved by lowering the compression ratio to 15.5:1 and locating the diesel particulate filter as close to the engine as possible.

A 10 per cent reduction to the rotating inertia of the variable geometry turbo charger helps Pajero Sport generate gutsy torque at low rpm and provide smooth and responsive torque delivery right through the rev range. Not only that, Pajero Sport has an excellent torque to weight ratio of 4.5kg/NM – a key benefit of the new engine and efficient overall packaging.

Pajero Sport’s all-new 8-speed automatic transmission is the first of its kind fitted to a Mitsubishi vehicle and has been specially developed for Pajero Sport. The new 8-speed transmission’s wide gear range and close gear ratios help Pajero Sport achieve responsive acceleration and low fuel consumption. It has neutral idle to reduce transmission drag therefore improving fuel efficiency when the vehicle is stationary and in gear. The transmission is water cooled and air cooled for greater efficiency and has an increased ratio spread of 28 per cent at the lower end to improve acceleration performance and launch feel.

A further 8 per cent ratio spread is at the top end where, at higher speeds, the transmission operates at lower engine speeds for further gains in fuel economy and quietness.

It features a sophisticated adaptive control system which has the following features:

  • Uphill control
    A unique shift map will select the best gears for maximum vehicle progression when driving uphill
  • Downhill control
    Lower gears are selected to support deceleration via engine braking
  • Accelerator pedal release control
    Upshifting is temporarily prevented when the accelerator pedal is rapidly released to provide engine braking and assist acceleration performance once the pedal is re-applied
  • Rapid kick-down control

Rapid accelerator applications will prompt transmission downshifting to assist acceleration performance. High performance automatic transmission fluid is used, virtually eliminating the need for replacement under normal vehicle usage. Under severe conditions, the maintenance interval has been extended to 100,000km.

Pajero Sport’s combination of efficient packaging, new intelligent 8-speed automatic transmission and 2.4-litre MIVEC turbo diesel engine help it return a 17 per cent improvement in fuel economy compared to the Mitsubishi Challenger.

 

Pajero Sport

 

 

 

FE (L/100km)

CO2 (g/km)

 

Challenger

GLX

8.0

212

 

FE (L/100km)

CO2 (g/km)

GLS

8.0

212

Challenger (MT)

(8.3) 9.8

 

Exceed

8.0

212

LS

9.8

 

Super Select II

 Pajero Sport is equipped with the Super Select II 4WD system which is operated via a selector dial in the centre console. Super Select II allows the driver to switch between four drive modes and centre differential. The system has four operating modes – 2H, 4H, 4HLc and 4LLc – and the driver can change between 2H and 4H at speeds under 100km/h.

  • 2H reduces unnecessary mechanical friction on dry tarmac to enable the best fuel economy
  • 4H is suitable for a wide range of surfaces from tarmac to dirt and road conditions including rain and snow
  • 4HLc locks the centre differential to provide optimum traction on snow affected roads and other high drag surfaces such as sand
  • 4LLc uses low gears and locks the centre differential when more torque is required

Off-road Mode

Off-road Mode is a new terrain control system developed exclusively for Pajero Sport. It provides the driver with four driving modes:

  • Gravel
    Allows the optimum amount of wheel slip for maximum traction and mid-corner stability on typical Australian gravel roads
  • Mud/snow
    Controls wheel slip to maintain momentum in slippery, heavy-going conditions by moderating throttle input and maintaining wheel movement with reduced intervention of Active Traction Control
  • Sand
    Allows gentle movement of the wheel when accelerating in soft, sandy conditions. This mode tends to rely on the Traction Control system’s LSD effect to maintain traction, while utilising a unique Sand Mode AT shift pattern which makes use of the 8-speed transmission’s low gear ratio. This mode also uses Active Stability Control and Active Traction Control systems to maintain momentum when travelling at higher speeds.
  • Rock
    Due to Pajero Sport’s fantastic wheel articulation, Rock Mode reduces wheel slip by using the Traction Control system’s LSD effect when one or more wheels is not in contact with the ground or when climbing steep gradients. It also uses a unique shift pattern which makes use of the 8-speed AT’s low gears.

Pajero Sport’s suspension has a double wishbone with coil spring set up at the front and 3-link rigid axle with coil spring suspension at the rear. Engineers have redesigned suspension geometry and upgraded suspension components to give Pajero Sport sharper handling and a compliant ride. At the front, a larger diameter stabiliser bar helps reduce body roll through corners, while front and rear damper rates are re-tuned to improve ride. Rear suspension mount points and the structure of the lateral rod mounts have been changed to improve vehicle straight line and mid-corner stability.

Pajero Sport has long stroke suspension for superior off-road performance. Meanwhile, body roll behaviour has been improved to give a greater feeling of stability and confidence. The result is nimble and tractable handling with surprisingly high levels of ride comfort.

The Pajero Sport has a class-leading turning circle of 11.2 metres thanks to a faster steering ratio that gives it a quicker steering response and reduces lock-to-lock turns. Power assist has been calibrated to reduce steering effort when stationary or at low speeds while providing greater feedback at higher speeds.

Braking effectiveness and feel are boosted with the use of larger 2-piston caliper ventilated discs at the front and ventilated discs at the rear. ABS with EBD is fitted, along with Emergency Stop Signal, which warns following vehicles by flashing the hazard lights in an emergency braking situation or when ABS is activated. Active Stability and Traction Control operates to stabilise the vehicle by regulating engine output and brake force when instability is detected through sudden steering inputs or one or more wheels slipping. It also restricts driving wheel spin to provide optimum drive force and traction.

All models feature Hill Start Assist, which prevents the vehicle from moving backward if it senses a gradient. The system will maintain brake force for two seconds after the driver’s foot is removed from the brake pedal. Hill Descent Control is a new feature for Mitsubishi models and maintains a constant speed in off-road situations or when travelling down a steep gradient by controlling vehicle braking. The system operates between the range of 2km/h and 20 km/h and is speed adjustable via the brakes or accelerator.

In another Mitsubishi first, the Pajero Sport features an Electric Park Brake, freeing up additional room in the cockpit. The EPB switch operates an actuator that applies brake force. When the EPB is activated, the system autonomously determines the road gradient and applies the required brake force. The driver must have their foot on the brake pedal or have the vehicle in Park to release the EPB.

The new Pajero Sport has a bold, distinctive appearance from every angle. Its individual styling reflects Mitsubishi’s new design direction, which was recently adopted for its future SUV range. Pajero Sport is the second Mitsubishi vehicle, after 2016 Outlander, to feature the new Dynamic Shield front design, which features bumpers that wrap around the front from the left and right guards and are bordered by a bright silver garnish. Chrome-trimmed grille bars extend from the three-diamond Mitsubishi badge into the headlight accents, giving the Pajero Sport a high quality, contemporary front fascia design.

The front styling is further enhanced by LED headlights and Daylight Running Lamps, which function as dimming position lamps when the headlights are on. From the side, Pajero Sport is sharply contoured by a crease running through the front guard and rear quarter panel and taillight. Integrated roof rails, side sill garnish and side step reinforce Pajero Sport’s bold off-road SUV image and the futuristic 18-inch alloy wheels have a premium quality appearance. The rear design is both sporty and stylish with iconic LED rear combination lamps that have a unique vertical design, which is even more striking when illuminated.

Pajero Sport’s drag co-efficient is among the best in its class – 0.04 Cd. With the help of computer aided analysis and extensive wind tunnel testing, Mitsubishi engineers and designers have created a fluid surface that is 13 per cent more efficient than the Challenger it replaces. Front bumper shape has been optimised the smooth the flow of air along the sides, while the A-pillars are rounded and flush with the glass to reduce wind resistance. Front air dams are positioned ahead of the front tyres to reduce air resistance and suppress lifting force. Pajero Sport’s sides taper inward at the rear to smooth airflow separation and lower air resistance.

Pajero Sport also has a clever front-end design that dramatically decreases water splash over the windscreen when driving through water.

The Pajero Sport has a cockpit-style interior with high centre console design. High quality materials and silver ornamentation give the interior a luxury ambience, which is enhanced by super comfortable front and rear seats and piano black finishes in the centre panel, floor console and door trim. The centre console flows seamlessly into the floor console, where the drive mode selector dial, electric park brake and off-road mode switch are positioned below the leather-wrapped automatic shift lever. All controls are neatly integrated into the interior design by a uniform decorative finish.

High contrast instrumentation also contributes to the Pajero Sport’s luxury appearance, while the four-spoke leather steering wheel uses a sporty and functional design. The steering wheel houses cruise, audio and other controls with auto transmission paddle shifts mounted behind the wheel. A multi information display in the dash panel provides information on fuel consumption, fuel range, eco-drive assistance as well as drive and off-road modes. Interior space is improved compared to its predecessor with more front seat headroom and shoulder room in the second row. Reach and rake adjustable steering and seat slide travel ensures drivers of all sizes can find a comfortable seating position.

Uprated noise insulation was used to achieve a very quiet interior, aided by the adoption of Mitsubishi’s new 2.4-litre MIVEC diesel engine, which has low engine noise, and new 8-speed automatic transmission

Mitsubishi’s new Smartphone link Display Audio (SDA) enables compatible smartphone connectivity through Android Auto and Apple Car Play systems. Users can connect to selected apps, including navigation, stored on their smartphone through the system’s 7-inch colour touch screen or via voice control. The system also allows users to make calls or send SMS messages hands free. SDA is a standard feature on all Pajero Sport models. Digital radio is standard with all variants fitted with Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB), along with traditional AM/FM tuner. Pajero Sport Exceed has a rear seat entertainment unit with DVD player and high definition 9-inch roof-mounted colour display and 8-speaker audio.

Seat comfort was a major focus for Pajero Sport’s interior. In the first and second rows, the sides of the seatback and seat cushions have been raised for increased support, while the seat centres use multi-layered cushioning of varying density for additional support and improved fit. The front seats have sunken stitching lines for a sculpted, high quality look. More rounded shoulder supports provide better upper torso location as well as giving the seats a more luxury appearance. Both front and rear seats can be reclined and rear seats tumbled forward to maximise the generous interior space. Pajero Sport GLS and Exceed have leather trimmed seats, while Pajero Sport GLX seats feature cloth trim.

ETACS

Pajero Sport has an upgraded ETACS (Electronic Time and Alarm Control System) with a range of automatic functions that add to comfort and convenience.

  • Welcome light
    To make it easier to find the vehicle in a car park, Pajero Sport’s position lights can be turned on for 30 seconds when the keyless operation system is used to unlock the doors and the headlights are set to OFF or AUTO
  • Coming home light
    Headlights can be set to switch on, lighting up the front area of the car for safety when exiting the car at night. This can be done by using the turn signal lever after the ignition has been switched off and with the headlights set to OFF or AUTO
  • Reverse-linked rear wiper
    The rear wipers will sweep the back window several times to clear the rearward view when the front wipers are on and the vehicle is in reverse gear
  • Folding mirrors on lock
    Front door mirrors will automatically fold closed or open when the doors are locked or unlocked using keyless operation or the keyless entry system. The mirrors can also be folded by operating the mirror switch when the ignition is ON or ACC

Model Range and Key Features

*Italics indicates new feature versus Challenger

GLX:

  • Dynamic shield styling
  • 18” alloy wheels with 265/60R18 tyres
  • LED headlamps, DRLs and rear combination lamps
  • 2.4-litre MIVEC diesel engine
  • Emissions Standard: Euro 5
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Super Select II 4WD system
  • Off-road Terrain Control System
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Trailer Stability Assist
  • Emergency Stop Signal
  • ABS/EBD/EBA
  • Electric park brake
  • Speed sensing auto door locking
  • Keyless entry, push button start
  • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment
  • Auto A/C
  • Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA)
  • Digital radio (DAB)
  • Rear view camera
  • Reversing sensors

GLS (over and above GLX):

  • Differential lock
  • Dusk sensing headlamps
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Electrochromatic rear view mirror
  • Dual zone A/C
  • Leather interior trim

Exceed (over and above GLS):

  • Multi around Monitor System
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Forward Collision Mitigation
  • Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System
  • Heated front seats with power adjustment
  • 8-speaker audio
  • Rear seat entertainment system (DVD)

Exterior Colour Range

Pajero Sport is available in six exterior colours with two new colours added:

  • White
  • Deep Metallic Brown^ – new colour
  • Titanium Grey Metallic^
  • Black Mica^
  • Silver Metallic^ – new colour
  • Medium Red Mica^

^Metallic and mica finmoishes available at $550 recommended retail

Recommended Retail Pricing

  • Pajero Sport GLX $45,000
  • Pajero Sport GLS $48,500
  • Pajero Sport Exceed $52,750

Servicing and Warranty

The 2016 Pajero Sport range benefits from Mitsubishi’s five-year/100,000km New Car Warranty. Pajero Sport’s capped price servicing is very competitive in the Large SUV segment. Service intervals are 15,000km or 12 months, whichever comes first.