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Refreshed 2018 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport gets new five-seat variant…

The refreshed 2018 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has been announced with more safety kit as standard, minor cosmetic tweaks and a new five-seat GLS variant.

THE REFRESHED 2018 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has been revealed showing off minor cosmetic tweaks to the exterior, some trim tweaks inside along with extra USB outlets for backseat passengers and a 120W accessory outlet also in the back, at the rear of the centre console. A new 150W/220V three pin auxiliary outlet has been added to the centre console. Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is also now standard across the Pajero Sport range.

Beyond tweaks, the mid-spec GLS variant is now available as a five-seater, previously only the entry-level GXL was the model available with five seats. Cosmetic changes include new 18-inch alloy wheels on GLX, while the range-topping Exceed gains a tailgate spoiler as a standard feature.

The 2018 Pajero Sport range is available at Mitsubishi dealers from now with pricing starting from $45,500 for the GLX, $48,500 for the new GLS 5-seat, $49,500 for the GLS 7-seat and $53,650 for Exceed. These are only very slight price rises.

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Key changes for the refreshed Pajero Sport:

GLX 5-seat:

  • Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • New-design 18-inch alloy wheels
  • 150W/220V AC outlet
  • Two rear seat USB ports (power only)
  • Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirrors
  • Soft-finish side console trim


  • Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • New five-seat GLS variant
  • 150W/220V AC outlet
  • Two rear seat USB ports (power only)
  • Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirrors
  • Soft-finish side console trim
  • Now available in Pitch Black Pearlescent exterior paint


  • Tailgate spoiler
  • 150W/220V AC outlet
  • Two rear seat USB ports (power only)
  • Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirrors
  • Soft-finish side console trim


  1. Theo
    April 4, 2018 at 3:58 pm — Reply

    Overall the best of the 4×4 wagons based on utes, but that said it needs a bigger fuel tank, 68L is not enough for serious off road ventures, needs a minimum 80L tank, that would make it seriously the best in the market segment, at the moment the list reads as;

    1: Everest (performance & ability)
    2: Pajero Sport (price and ability)
    3: M-UX (ability)
    4: Trailblazer (much better than before)
    5: Prado (which is based on Tacoma)
    6: Haval H9 (not cheap, but can go)
    7: Fortuner (why is it here makes no sense)

    • Fred
      April 7, 2018 at 3:06 pm — Reply

      Toyota is not what it use to be and like to charge more for less

  2. Scratch
    April 7, 2018 at 11:11 am — Reply

    This is a good thing. If you need seven seats, then chances are this vehicle will not be big enough anyway. As a five seater, it has generous rear interior space, and makes much more sense.
    Not sure why car manufacturers persist with the “base model” vs “top spec model” ? The bottom spec doesn’t get anywhere near enough specification, and the top spec is always too expensive as a comparison. This “middle spec” seems to cover the most ground, so why waste resources with the others? Splitting the spec is such a Silly idea. Just supply the one model, with all the specs that we all need.
    What don’t we need? We don’t need leather. We don’t need climate control. But we might want those things as options.
    We always need good lights. We all like a good audio system We can all find a power tailgate useful. and it should go without saying on a vehicle of this size and shape, that 360 camera view, and parking sensors all round, are a good idea.
    I drove one of these a while ago, and it’s a comfortable, and decent drive.

  3. SgtCarlMc
    April 16, 2018 at 8:39 pm — Reply

    Today I went into Taree Mitsubishi and they only had one model the Exceed PS>

    I saw that after the many complaints about the interior of the PS, the Mitsubishi hierarchy did absolutely nothing, One would think after taking on board from all the disgrunted customers, they would change the layout to get more bums on seats. They certainly had plenty of time (2 yrs), I won’t be buying one anytime soon, oh, before I forget, I still play CD’s, it’s just a slot fcs, the Triton use to have one, they took that out too, stupid CEO’s

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Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.