In November, we took three heroes from Mitsubishi’s diverse range of rugged and capable SUVs to the heart of the Lake District, following two extreme triathletes on a gruelling training session from Ullswater lake to Kirkstone peak. It’s time to take a closer look at one of the stars of that story – the Mitsubishi Shogun Sport.
From its head-turning design and solidly engineered off-road underpinnings, to its technology-packed seven-seat interior, the Mitsubishi Shogun Sport has been designed to let you conquer tough terrain with ease, without compromising comfort or long-distance refinement.
Find out more about the Mitsubishi Shogun Sport at mitsubishi-cars.co.uk/new-cars/shogun-sport
Born for the outdoors
Don’t be fooled by that stylish exterior, with its LED headlights and custom-matched 18” alloy wheels. The Shogun Sport is a true outdoor adventurer, honed by Mitsubishi’s decades of off-road experience.
Simple-to-use Super Select II four-wheel-drive lets you pick the best blend of grip and performance for the conditions, making the most of the 181PS and 430Nm of torque from the powerful all-aluminium 2.4-litre turbo diesel engine.
Lockable centre and rear differentials and a low-range gearbox – allied to safety features such as Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control – give you an extra degree of confidence in tricky conditions.
With a 218mm-high ground clearance and a 700m wading depth, the Shogun Sport is perfect for fording streams or tackling rocky roads, while a 2,800mm wheelbase, a 30-degree approach angle, a 24.2-departure angle, a 23.1-degree breakover, and 45-degree lateral travel mean it’s got all the angles that matter for steep terrain.
Plus, it’s capable of towing up to 3,100kg, with a Trailer Stability Assist feature that detects ‘trailer swing’ and compensates by controlling wheel slip.
Comfortable on the open road
The Shogun Sport hasn’t just been designed for the rough stuff. It’s equally comfortable tackling long road trips from town to country. Its 2.4-litre turbo diesel has been mated with an all-new 8-speed automatic transmission with column-mounted shift paddles for seamlessly smooth power delivery.
Keyless entry, an electronic parking brake, electric power-folding mirrors and automatic headlights and rain sensors take the pressure off the driver from the start, while advanced safety systems – including Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Mitigation and Blind Spot Warning on the Shogun Sport 4 trim – keep you and your passengers safer.