You know it’s a great day at the office when you have sweat behind your knees and a giant smile on your face while you make your way throuch a section of the 4×4 track called “snotklap”.
Mitsubishi recently treated a few ladies to a fabulous 4×4 day for woman’s month. We were able to put the Pajero short-wheel base (SWB) through its paces. Luckily for us we had also just tested the Pajero long-wheel base (LWB) version, so it was brilliant to be able to compare the two models.
Mitsubishi have recently introduced more value to both of their models with the launch of the Pajero Legend II. A host of extras have been added to the Pajero by the manufacturer to give customers the list of what they want included in the vehicle.
The Pajero Legend II LWB is based on the top-spec Exceed derivative. Customers get an additional R50 000 worth of extras as part of the purchase price of R759 900. This includes a heavy-duty protection plate fitted below the engine and another below the gearbox assembly as well as heavy-duty rock sliders. It is also fitted with Yokohama Geolander dual-purpose tyres with a 265/60 R18 profile.
The Pajero Legend II SWB offers all the luxuries fitted to its long-wheel base sibling. Customers get an additional R40 000 worth of extras as part of the purchase price of R659 900 which also includes heavy-duty protection plates fitted below the engine and gearbox assembly and Yokohama Geolander dual-purpose tyres with a 265/65 R17 profile.
Lovers of the Pajero brand can choose from an additional list of extras that will be fitted by Mitsubishi specialists and as such the 3 year or 100 000 kms warranty won’t be compromised.
Extras such as heated seats, a touch screen infotainment system with bluetooth and USB capabilities as well as a double sunroof are just a few of the creature comforts you enjoy as you drive along.
A full house of safety features has not been forgotten either. It includes the almost taken for granted list these days of ABS, EBD and airbags as well as their patented high strength Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body shell.
RISE is a monocoque body system that combines an energy-absorbing front and rear section with a strong, rigid occupant cell to provide protection in the event of an accident. It features high tensile steel reinforcing bars in doors and energy-absorbing material in the side pillars and roof rails. The body structure is based on a one-piece shell with high levels of bending and torsional rigidity, which provides a steel cage for the safety of both the driver and passengers.
The ride and comfort of both Pajero Legend II models is amazing and the car can just as easily be enjoyed nipping down the highway or off-road in the bush.
With an exceptional 12 world-record Dakar Rally victories in its pedigree, it continues to be a brand that puts quality and fun into this segment.