A completely undisguised pre-production 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (aka Challenger) has been photographed ahead of the model's debut on August 1.

The bold design shouldn't come as a surprise to those who have seen the leaked patent images and last week's teaser showing a flashy front fascia with slender headlights and a prominent front grille making extensive use of chrome in the same vein as the facelifted Outlander. The rather unique taillight design seems to be inspired by the GR-HEV concept from last year and most likely it won't be to everyone's liking.

Based on the new L200 / Triton, the Outlander Sport will use the same array of engines as its pickup sibling, so expect to find 2.4- and 2.5-liter turbodiesels and a 2.4-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine. Output will vary from 128 PS & 194 Nm to 181 PS & 430 Nm, but keep in mind that engine availability will greatly depend on market.

We will have all the details on August 1 when the 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport / Challenger will be officially unveiled at the 2015 Bangkok International Grand Motor Sale.

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