In Mitsubishi still cannot bring forth new SUV Mitsubishi Pajero IV, continuing to squeeze the juice out of the current generation. And still some fighting to veteran, recently upgraded its back. One of the most important changes – in the cabin “Mitsubishi Pajero IV” finally became quieter!
Mitsubishi company last year celebrated 30 years since the introduction of the first five-door Mitsubishi Pajero IV – aka Montero, aka Shogun, he is of “fry”. And current, the fourth generation of the legendary SUV, with virtually no major upgrade rivet since 2006. Present easy update – the third in the 8 years. Although outwardly it again and do not update properly, and so, the point of plastic: SUV 2015 model year received a new grille, front bumper, container chute on the fifth door and optional LED daytime lights turn. Plus, automatic high beam switch. Everything! Well at least not have to redraw a recognizable shape – and then who knows not degenerate the next generation Mitsubishi Pajero IV in featureless semblance of the current Outlander …
Test Mitsubishi Pajero IV: do not make a noise, a veteran!
But someone still dissatisfied will say yes as you can pull the rubber and play these reystaylingi? When it was released completely new model ?! Tentatively – in 2016. Yeah, the people at Mitsubishi leisurely. But the elderly Mitsubishi Pajero IV while taking: in 2013, Russians bought 6337 machines. And from January to August this year – 4939 SUV (+ 12% to last year’s figure), which allowed the “Japanese” to become the fifth in class, behind VW Touareg (in December we will have a restyled version), its utilitarian “brother” Mitsubishi Pajero IV Sport , the new Toyota Highlander and recently updated Prado .
The current, fourth-generation Mitsubishi Mitsubishi Pajero IV manufactured since 2006. But in fact it is even older! After the fourth generation was not completely new model, but only the modernization of the third generation of issue 1999-2006 period. Incidentally, it is the third generation Mitsubishi Pajero IV first time in the history of the model has received a frame integrated into the structure of the body and independent suspension rear axle.
Competitors are modernized and Mitsubishi Pajero IV? Besides light makeup “person” in Mitsubishi Pajero IV – only the new in the pocket of the owner. Yes, the engine start button there is still no. And the goblin with her, with a button: a lot more in the selection of landing on a tight seat adjustable steering wheel would be useful on the flight, but it yet either. Apparently, it’s all in store for a “very new” Mitsubishi Pajero IV. Well, logically. I only hope, fighting for the aerodynamics, the Japanese engineers will not be much excellent current-mirror mugs. Keep sun visors with sliding extensions. And not too interior, from which now and breathes brutality serious off-roader: massive instrument panel, angular buttons and the selector knob, similar to leather trim … Someone such image gruff “male” car even impressed. But, as the statistics show, not everyone: Statistics of the company, 13% of Russian buyers “fry” still complain about “oak” quality of his finishing materials.
But most of all, (28%) complain about the noise in the cabin. And in their Mitsubishi finally heard: redesigned Mitsubishi Pajero IV did noticeably quieter! For this SUV got a noise-canceling windscreen, and even enhanced sound insulation on the roof and the floor on both sides of engine shield in the front wheel arches and inside the dashboard.
On diesel Mitsubishi Pajero IV has long put an additional electric heater, hair dryer salon, availability and nuances of which I know not all owners. In order not to freeze in the winter traffic jams and long term parking at idle when the diesel engine cools down, two heating elements 120 watts each synchronously switched when the temperature of the engine coolant to 70 degrees and off when it rises up to 80 degrees. That they were involved, should be running the stove, and the temperature control set to maximum.
In the range of engines – without change. Leadership on sales (80% of all sold today Pajero) continues to hold the base petrol V6 3 liter. In Russian SUV with this engine appeared 4 years ago to pull the sale of petrol versions, due to expensive and voracious 3.8-liter V6 (250 hp), they rolled down the slope after the 2008 crisis. In this three-liter engine series 6G72 – almost the same age as the family Mitsubishi Pajero IV. But cheap, checking, simple design (normal distributed injection and one camshaft per cylinder) and gladly crack our 92nd gasoline (competitors sharpened by the 95th), where he established the platinum-iridium spark withstand up to 100 000 km path, as stated in Mitsubishi.
For a set of qualities and not the most expensive tax 178 horses, the buyer is willing to forgive this old motor almost everything. Including sluggish. Because the torque of the V6 – modest 261 Nm, whereas in running a well-equipped Mitsubishi Pajero IV weighs up to 2200 kg! Not surprisingly, acceleration to 100 km/h Mitsubishi Pajero IV does not seem “lean”, with a 5-speed automatic transmission that will take 13.6 seconds, with a 5-step “mechanics” everything happens for a second faster.
Back row on the Pajero’s time to change! Yes, it is roomy, adjustable backrest angle, and the warm air blowing from the floor and passengers, and from the ceiling. A flat and rigid backrest of the sofa – “eject” profile; while the waist hangs in the air, and recline on headrests uncomfortable – they are too far away. But sadder just sitting in the middle. His legs bullied even higher, feet rest on the front of the glove box, a folding armrest sticks out more.
We had three in the cabin – plus luggage. A character from the engine – frankly horse, peak torque falls on 4000 rev / min. Acceleration from more or less vigorous. But vnatyag on the highway in fifth gear machine driving our Mitsubishi Pajero IV though quietly, but without much enthusiasm, and strive to go a step lower on the slightest rise or when trying to accelerate slightly. And if you need someone quickly overtake, then without the “twisting” of the engine under the 4000-5000 rev / min is often not enough. Gas, we must confess, do not iron, so the final fuel consumption of 15.9 l / 100 on-board flow meter, though disappointed, but not surprised.
Well, a couple of liters can throw if the ride quieter and less often overtake go coasting. But even without this, too, as I cannot believe in a statement on the trace characteristics of the flow at 10 l / 100 km. Against this background, the official mixed consumption of 12.2 l / 100 km is already much closer to reality!
Prior to the 2008 crisis in Russia supplied Mitsubishi Pajero IV were 7-seater, but then for the sake of cheaper cars from the third row of seats had to be abandoned. Today, the third row can be purchased separately, however, it is worth as much as 240,000 rubles – and that’s not a typo!
Charter whipped petrol Mitsubishi Pajero IV, with relief transplanted to its version with a 3.2-liter diesel 4M41, which direct injection and variable turbine geometry. Blown its 200 horses and 441 Nm of thrust at 2000 rev / min is not and energetically dragged Mitsubishi Pajero IV forward, not looking, climb ahead or not. Although with a diesel engine in running a SUV weighs nearly 2.4 tons. Despite this, with a diesel engine acceleration to 100 km / h on the passport is still declining to 11.1 seconds. And the total fuel consumption on a computer, we immediately fell to 11.6 l / 100 km. But sleepiness in the gas pedal and the 5-speed automatic (manual mode honest he is, and sports – no) added, to stir up the diesel, we must also actively push “trigger.”
But that petrol and diesel Mitsubishi Pajero IV overall and remain unchanged, so it’s a tough independent spring suspension all wheels, which considerably shaken on fabric defects, which is especially noticeable for the inhabitants of the “gallery”. Although off-road suspension resistance to shock – a plus. And against Mitsubishi Pajero IV Sport “just” Pajero rides and sharper, and more comfortable, and more stable. But his strictness of his suspension combines with the banks and the buildup of active evolutions and in tight turns, and steering – easy and not very high information content. But the powerful and precise brake much more pleased.
Folded forward back sofa opens flat floor, but for an overnight trunk short. Beds can be arranged, throwing back the back of both rows of seats, but the box will turn wavy and pits have to lay things.
And pulled off the wheel Mitsubishi Pajero IV on gravel, I cannot deny myself the pleasure prohvatit! With the connection of the front axle steering becomes a little sharper, asymmetrical center differential normally splits traction between the axles in the ratio of 33:67. Gambling “RWD” adds weight distribution utility vehicle where the load on the rear axle more. Included stabilization system wakes up immediately, so that you can gamble in turns to “put a tail.” Although we should not forget about the tendency to nasal discharge during acceleration.
In general, the change of generations Mitsubishi Pajero IV does not hurt to become as comfortable on the move, and sharper and gather reactions. But only to the creation of the next generation is not “slaughtered” wheel drive transmission Super Select II – its preservation fans of the brand must now literally pray! Because “Super Select” is not just a gem off-road arsenal Mitsubishi Pajero IV, but without false modesty, one of the best (if not the best) all-wheel drive transmission in the world at the moment. What is she so good? The fact that it is “fair” and offers a lot of options of the drive!
On Mitsubishi Pajero IV dealers offer several combinations underbody protection. The most expensive “armor” made of aluminum and extending almost to the rear axle, will cost about 30 thousand rubles. You can put and cheaper steel. But definitely not worth saving at least for the front protection: without it potentially vulnerable on the roads, for example, pneumatic connection of the front axle, while the diesel version in the “pampas” can easily damage the intercooler.
Under the wheels of a dry asphalt or smooth snow-covered playground for drift? Razdatki selector switch 2H – and becomes strictly rear wheel drive SUV. Dry asphalt punctuated by spots of ice? Connecting the front axle in 4H mode, and you can do it on the fly to speed 100 km / h. Began to slip the rear wheels?
But still confident Mitsubishi Pajero IV starts to shove on the road after pressing the R / D Lock: it lockable rear axle differential and simultaneously disables all electronic “collars”, including ABS. Then all the teams driver only. And do not be in this scheme is something radically change, spoiling one of the few remaining crossover SUV on the way all sorts of multi-plate clutch and the abundance of the dominant electronics!
Another weak spot Mitsubishi Pajero IV – second unit air conditioner (for the back row) and stove mounted behind the right rear wheel. Leading to block the hoses on the roads may be damaged or fail sticks “landing” on the ground. And the leak is often overlooked. The most dangerous leak antifreeze: unnoticed drop in engine coolant could easily result in overheating.
In fact, fans of Mitsubishi Pajero IV expect from a small miracle: that honored veteran will not turn into a glamorous dude, do not spoil, but only improve and pulled up to modern standards. And better than the above, there is still that. Make salon Tightness in claim threshold Mitsubishi Pajero for ford in very serious 700 mm but themselves and recognize that at a deeper dive into the cockpit of 500 mm is already filled with water.
Apparently, no harm will be transferred and the spare wheel under the rear overhang. There it is, at least, will cover “Crazed” bumper from damage to roads, and lower-lift spare wheel winch built on much easier than alone hang it back on the fifth door, passing smeared as hell.
In the next generation, “Mitsubishi Pajero IV” is expected to appear assistants descent from the mountain and start to rise. But the “helper” start up the hill would not hurt now: automatic transmission does not keep the SUV on a slope mode Drive, and if you release the brake, the car rolling backwards.
On-road “geometry” Mitsubishi Pajero IV is not inferior, but somewhere and surpasses its utilitarian frame fellow Pajero Sport. In Mitsubishi Pajero IV more approach and departure angles – 36.6 and 25 degrees, respectively, versus 36 and 24 degrees from the Mitsubishi Pajero IV Sport. More and minimum clearance: at Pajero Sport is 215 mm under the rear axle, while the Pajero there already 235 mm at the petrol engine and 225 mm for diesel. Depth passable ford – 0.7 m from the Pajero and 0.6 m in Mitsubishi Pajero IV Sport.
It is noteworthy that even the basic equipment in Mitsubishi Pajero IV still very generous, so it already includes one-zone climate control front and rear air conditioning individually controlled in tandem with the stove! Plus Stability ASTC and two front airbags heated front seats (driver – with height adjustment). Heating also has side mirrors with actuator (including folding) and in the zone “parking” on the windshield wiper.
However, in the first two trim levels (base Invite with “mechanics” and the cheapest Intense with a gun) no locking rear differential. She appears in reaching the next version Instyle and Ultimate, which complemented equipment xenon headlights low beam, side airbags and curtain airbags, leather seats (driver’s – electric) and rear view camera. And only in top execution Ultimate include a multimedia system with navigation, light and rain sensors, and automatic high-beam.
What will be equipping the new Mitsubishi Pajero IV – is no less interesting than the answer to a question whether he will keep his off-road talents. After all, it is important to have not played in a “premium” and not bring up to the next “Mitsubishi Pajero IV” soared and dropped out of the successful niche, which he now occupies. For example, with the new Chevrolet Tahoe so, alas, is what happened…