UK media is reporting the next-gen Mitsubishi Pajero (Shogun / Montero) will be introduced in 2017.

UK media is reporting the next-gen Mitsubishi Pajero (Shogun / Montero) will be introduced in 2017.

Autocar is citing sources close to Mitsubishi who have promised the new Pajero will remain a true 4x4 utilitarian vehicle. It will take styling cues from the GC-PHEV concept and according to the company's UK Lance Bradley boss it will remain "an authentic off-roader: not fancy, not a school run car but for people who tow horse boxes or actually go off-road."

He went on to specify the new Pajero will be a more affordable alternative to the Land Rover Defender and will also be more economical thanks to the adoption of a plug-in hybrid system which will lower running costs. Bradley admits many of the Pajero's segment rivals are "more beautiful or more refined", but for those who are looking for a proper off-roader, the new Pajero (Shogun in UK) will be a more appealing solution.

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