That “Pajero Sport” will return to Kaluga, it was announced at a press conference, Mitsubishi, reported portal “Wheels.ru“.
The exact date of the start of production of the Pajero Sport new generation has not yet been disclosed previously called November. However, now we know that the head staff plans to produce 7 thousand cars a year.
“Due to its technical equipment Pajero Sport is perfect to meet the diverse needs of Russian drivers. But this is only the beginning. Building on the success of Outlander, we plan to offer an extended model range of Russian consumers in the future. Local production of popular models will be important for sales growth and will allow Mitsubishi Motors to fully participate in the economic recovery of Russia”, — said General Director of Mitsubishi Motors Osamu Masuko.
It is reported that from January on the plant “PSMA Rus” will create 440 new jobs, and production will establish in two shifts. The new Pajero Sport will be available with a 181-horsepower diesel engine capacity of 2.4 liters and the V6 is 3.0 with a capacity of 209 HP engine is paired with a six-speed “mechanics” or vosmidiapazonnym “automatic”, gasoline only 8АКП. Price starts from 2 mln 399 thousand.
Recall that production of the SUV from the previous generation was curtailed in Kaluga last year because of the financial crisis. Experts attribute the return to the following indicators: since April, the Russian market grew by 14%, during this same time, sales of Mitsubishi Motors in Russia grew by 29%. Note also that the Kaluga plant today produces a crossover of the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Peugeot 408 sedan and Citroen C4.