Mitsubishi has started the teasing game for their 2016 Pajero Sport / Challenger which will be unveiled next month.

Mitsubishi has started the teasing game for their 2016 Pajero Sport / Challenger which will be unveiled next month.

Set to receive the company's Dynamic Shield front fascia, the new Pajero Sport has already been uncovered in a series of patent images and these seem to match the attached teaser image of the third generation which most likely will ride on the same platform as the L200 / Triton. It looks substantially more upscale than the outgoing model as Mitsubishi's designers have decided to change the boxy appearance with modern rounded shapes which might upset fans of the model that always enjoyed the rugged appearance.

Mitsubishi isn't saying just yet what will power the new Pajero Sport / Challenger, but chances are the engine lineup will be carried over from the L200 & Triton duo so depending on the market there's going to be a 2.5-liter turbodiesel rated at 128 PS & 240 Nm and 178 PS & 400 Nm, along with a 2.4-liter gasoline engine producing 128 PS & 194 Nm. There will also be a newly developed 2.4-liter turbodiesel offered with 154 PS & 380 Nm and 181 PS & 430 Nm.

Full details will be disclosed on August 1 when the model will premiere at the 2015 Bangkok International Grand Motor Sale.

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2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport / Challenger teased ahead of August 1 reveal