Mitsubishi unleashes the 2014 Shogun Barbarian

Mitsubishi Shogun Barbarian Mitsubishi unleashes the 2014 Shogun Barbarian

‘Mitsubishi Shogun’ is actually another name of the Mitsubishi Pajero SUV that is used only for the United Kingdom market. The first generation Pajero/ Shogun was launched in 1982. In some countries like Spain or India, it is known as the Mitsubishi Montero. Currently the model is in its fourth generation. While it has been discontinued in the USA from 2006, it still sells in impressive numbers in other parts of the world. In the UK market, Mitsubishi has recently launched the ‘Mitsubishi Shogun SWB Barbarian’. SWB stands for Short Wheel Base. According to Mitsubishi, “It is a progressive evolution of Mitsubishi’s classic off-roading status symbol that combines authentic four-wheel drive go-anywhere ability with bold, muscular styling.”

This new model is easily distinguished with its aggressive front grille. The other notable aspects are- flared wheel-arches and rear-mounted spare wheel, front overhang, strong high flanks and upright windscreen. The spare tire will be given a cover with matching colors. There are also chrome mirrors and 20 inch two tone Le Mans alloy wheels. The signature styling cues clearly underline the SUV’s highly praised off-road powers. The model will have four body color options- Cool Silver, Frost White, Eiger Grey and Black Pearl. The interior has not been changed very much but still has some notable new additions. The seats and the steering wheel have received the leather touch along with carbon inserts in places. Other features are- DAB digital radio, GPS navigation, powerful air conditioning and alloy pedal kit.

The new Mitsubishi Shogun SWB Barbarian’ will get power from a four cylinder 3.2-liter turbo diesel engine that produces 197 bhp (147 kW) and torque of 441 Nm (325 lb-ft) of torque. It can be mated with either a five-speed automatic or manual transmission. The acceleration is 0 to 62 mph in 9.7 seconds and the top speed is 111 mph (180 km/h).

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