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2016 Mitsubishi Challenger teased

While we’ve seen spy shots, here’s our first hint at what the new 2016 Mitsubishi Challenger will look like. It will be revealed in full on August 1.

THE 2016 MITSUBISHI CHALLENGER has been teased in an image with the Japanese car maker saying it will reveal its new medium 4×4 on August 1. Details are pretty thin, but we know the new Challenger, like the rest of these types of vehicle, will be a virtual twin-under-the-skin to its ute-based sibling which, in this case, is the just released Triton.

The new Challenger, or Pajero Sport, in some markets wears Mitsubishi’s new Dynamic Shield snout, but that’s about all we know. That said, we can speculate that it will be a more upmarket, or at least modern vehicle than the one it replaces.

In order to expose some more of the vehicle we played around with the image in Photoshop but auto companies are wise to that trick now, so we can’t see much more than what they intended.

So, while we don’t know what the Challenger will get, here’s our wishlist for it. What do you think?

  • Better handling on road (particulary the steering)
  • Greater payload
  • true 3500kg tow rating
  • front and rear lockers
  • much better traction control than the current model
  • more power, 7 speed auto
  • lower low range
  • better seven-seat arrangement
  • ditch Super Select

But then, after doing the above, we’re kind of turning it into a Pajero. Which is also due to be updated at the design is 15 years old now.

Here’s a spy shot of the Challenger that was caught in action a few months back.

2016 Mitsubishi Challenger Spied

 


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FreestyleCab
FreestyleCab
5 years ago

Why the wish to ditch Super Select? Isn’t it the best of both worlds? 2wd for economy and “AWD” mode for on road inclement weather driving.

Robert Pepper
5 years ago
Reply to  FreestyleCab

Because it doesn’t offer any signficant fuel saving and just confuses consumers. Check our long-term Pajero test and Super Select explainer for more details.

Robert Pepper

Robert Pepper