The Commercial 4×4 sector is well and truly hotting up with another entrant announced at the CV Show in Birmingham this week. The L200-based Mitsubishi Shogun Sport commercial combines practicality with comfort, boasting a 3.1 tonne towing capacity and 1,500 litres of loadspace with cutting-edge technology and SUV refinement.
Cab and interior
We definitely can’t knock the cab; its spacious, provides great visibility and there’s plenty of useful storage spaces. Standard features include leather upholstery; electrically-adjustable and heated front seats; power folding mirrors; LED headlamps, tail lamps and DRLs; dual-zone climate control; keyless entry with push-button start; privacy glass and automatic headlamps and wipers and headlamp washers.
Infotainment is provided by a Mitsubishi Power Sound System with additional tweeters and a 510W amplifier. Bluetooth and the Mitsubishi Motors Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA) system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility add to the model’s appeal to business users.
Weights and loads
The exact dimensions have yet to be announced (and we didn’t have a tape measure handy at the show!), but the load area is thought to measure around 1.6 metres load and, overall, it provides 1.5 cubic metres of load volume. There is a maximum payload of around 700kg and the towing capacity is rated to 3.1 tonnes.
Engine and driveline
Under the bonnet is Mitsubishi’s relatively new, but already proven, 2.4-litre engine which is matched to an all-new, eight-speed automatic transmission and Mitsubishi Motors’ advanced Super Select II all-wheel drive system – allowing the driver to switch seamlessly between two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive on all terrains.
Pricing and availability
Pricing and further details of the Mitsubishi Shogun Sport Commercial will be announced closer to launch in July, but its expected to start at around £26,000 plus VAT. The vehicle is backed by Mitsubishi’s five years, 62,500 mile warranty.