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Mitsubishi bolsters SUV range with new Sport

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JAPANESE SUV brand Mitsubishi has announced full details and pricing for its new Shogun Sport.

The large seven-seater sits between the Outlander and full-sized Shogan

The Sport is a more modern offering than the full-sized Shogun, with front-end styling inspired by the new Eclipse Cross mated to a seven-seat body. It’s the sixth SUV model in Mitsubishi’s range, sitting above the ASX, Eclipse Cross and Outlander but below the L200 pick-up and Shogun.

Mitsubishi has equipped the Shogun Sport with a 2.4-litre diesel engine producing 181 bhp – the same unit as in the L200. It’s mated to standard all-wheel drive with a locking rear differential and terrain response system. Make no mistake, the Shogun Sport will handle more than just the overflow car park at the races.

The engine’s mated to a new eight-speed automatic transmission. Mitsubishi claims the combination will be rather less agricultural than we’ve grown used to in the L200 – it says it’s worked extensively to reduce noise, vibration and harshness.

All Shogun Sports are seven-seaters, with a reclining middle row and up to 1,488 litres of luggage space with the rear five seats folded.

The Shogun Sport is only available in high-spec trims in the UK. The range kicks off with ‘3’ trim, which justifies its high £37,775 asking price with a leather interior, full LED lights front and rear, dual-zone climate control, 18-inch alloy wheels and an infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

An additional £2,000 brings ‘4’ trim, which heats the front seats, upgrades the stereo and adds adaptive cruise control with autonomous emergency braking and blind-spot monitoring, plus a 360-degree parking camera.

The new Mitsubishi Shogun Sport goes on sale in July.

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