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Mitsubishi has announced the next generation Pajero will be available in Europe starting this summer.

Aside from the launch date, the only other piece of information released by Mitsubishi regarding the 2016 Pajero is about the availability of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Smartphones running on Gogole's OS must have at least Android 5.0 (Lollipop) while iPhone users must run at least iOS 8 on their devices to have full compatibility with the car's infotainment system.

Little else is known about the new Pajero, but chances are it will come with a design inspired by some of the company's concepts such as the GC-PHEV which was recently updated for the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. The engine lineup will likely be borrowed from the new L200 which is offered with a four-cylinder, 2.4-liter turbodiesel engine developing 154 PS (113 kW) & 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) and 181 PS (133 kW) & 430 Nm (317 lb-ft), with both units being teamed up with a 6-speed manual transmission or a paddle-shift auto.

The L200 is sold in Thailand and other countries as the Triton with power coming from a 2.4-liter gasoline engine with 128 PS (94 kW) & 194 Nm (143 lb-ft), the aforementioned 181 PS 2.4-liter diesel, along with two versions of the familiar 2.5-liter turbodiesel with 128 PS (94 kW) & 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) and 178 PS (131 kW) & 400 Nm (295 lb-ft).

Expect an official reveal of the 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero (Euro-spec) to occur in the next few weeks.

Gallery: Mitsubishi says 2016 Pajero coming to Europe this summer with Android Auto and CarPlay support

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