Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) has announced increased safety and luxury appointments to the legendary Pajero range as part of the model year 2012 updates. With reversing cameras now available on most variants and a number of exterior and interior changes, the 2012 Pajero family boasts functionality, safety and style.

Outside, Mitsubishi’s popular Pajero receives an updated look for model year 2012 with the addition of a stylish new front bumper and radiator grille to all variants along with new design 18-inch alloys on the VRX and Exceed models to complement the sleek fresh-look Pajero front.

In addition to the stylish exterior update across the range, Pajero models GLX, GLS and VRX now come standard with an electro-chromatic rear-view mirror which features a reversing monitor. This safety feature was added due to the increasing popularity of SUV vehicles, giving Pajero drivers greater visibility when reversing. The camera view appears automatically in the mirror when the reverse gear is engaged. The Exceed model continues to offer the Mitsubishi Multi Communication System which features a reversing camera, as standard.

Comfort and convenience within the cabin is optimised across the entire Pajero range with new trim material, the inclusion of driver power window auto up/down with safety system and a change to red dash-lights illumination.

MMAL’s president and CEO, Genichiro Nishina, said the new-look Pajero range offers outstanding four-wheel drive capabilities with extra comfort and style.

“The 2012 Pajero range has a model to suit any lifestyle, offering customers functionality, safety and power in an attractive package,” said Nishina.

The 2012 Pajero range is available with a powerful, fuel-efficient 3.2-litre Common Rail turbo diesel engine with the option of a 3.8-litre MIVEC petrol engine in the Exceed model. The Common Rail turbo diesel delivers a massive 147kW of power and 441Nm of torque while providing a smooth and fuel-efficient ride. The MIVEC petrol engine option provides up to 184kW of power while delivering minimal fuel consumption and improved driveability.

With such impressive power and torque, the Pajero’s huge three tonne towing capacity means everything from a boat or caravan to a trailer can be towed with confidence. With flexible seating for up to seven people, the Pajero is the ultimate family car and because the third row of seats can be completely removed or folded and stored under the rear floor, there’s even more room to fit everything in.

The Pajero range offers outstanding occupant and driver safety utilising the latest Mitsubishi safety technology. Standard safety equipment includes Mitsubishi’s RISE body protection along with front driver and passenger, side and curtain SRS airbags.

All Pajeros are equipped with MATT (Mitsubishi All Terrain Technology) which delivers superior off-road control and outstanding on-road safety and handling. MATT incorporates a number of systems including Active Stability and Traction Control, ABS braking system with EBD and Super Select 4WD II. Super Select 4WD II lets the driver alternate between 2WD and 4WD modes at speeds of up to 100 kilometres per hour on any surface, making the switch from on-road fuel efficiency to off-road traction simple.

Available colour choices across the 2012 Pajero range include Cool Silver, Graphite, Champagne, Ironbark Warm White, White and the new pearlescent Pitch Black.

The Pajero Platinum is covered by Mitsubishi’s 10 year / 160,000 km non-transferrable drive-train warranty, five year / 130,000 km new vehicle warranty, free five year/130,000km Roadside Assist and Capped Price Servicing for the first four years or 60,000 km of ownership.

The Pajero GL, GLX, GLS, VRX and Exceed are available now at over 200 Mitsubishi dealerships Australia-wide.