Mitsubishi Motors’ new model-year Shogun arrives in the UK this week. 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. It now comes with a Euro V compliant turbo diesel engine and offers a choice of either three door short-wheel base or five door long-wheel base versions.
Like its predecessor, the Mitsubishi Shogun is immediately distinguished by its redesigned bold front grille – incorporating a short front overhang, upright windscreen, strong high flanks, flared wheel-arches and rear-mounted spare wheel – all key Shogun styling cues that underline its tough, authentic, off-road ability.
As well as the three and five door options, Shogun buyers will have a choice of a four model line-up – the SG2, SG3, SG4 and the familiar Warrior which, in terms of specification will sit above the SG2. As always, the Shogun comes packed with an array of standard safety and luxury equipment. In addition to the re-designed front grille, all variants will benefit from new 18” alloy wheels.
The 12MY marks the arrival of a fresher and sportier look across the Shogun range featuring:
New chrome grille with slotted bars and thick dividers on either sides
New colour-keyed front bumper
Black front skid plate
New twelve spoke 18” alloy wheels
Black roof rails
Euro V compliant engine
The same philosophy prevails inside the car with new items such as:
New high-quality material for both cloth and leather upholsteries
New enhanced illumination for instruments
New brushed silver finish for power window control panels
Furthermore, new features are also introduced, including:
SG3 and SG4 variants will be equipped with auto lights, auto wipers and privacy glass
SG4 variants will now include a colour coded spare wheel cover as standard
Brake override system – in case the driver accidentally hits the brake and accelerator at the same time (the car automatically opts for the safer braking option)
The new 12MY is available in the following colours:
Diamond Black (Pearlescent)
Frost White (Solid)
Graphite Brown (Metallic)
Orient Red (Metallic)
Cool Silver (Metallic)