In 1982 Mitsubishi launched a brand new breed of car: a 4x4 which was tough enough to go where others feared to tread, yet enjoyed the sort of sophisticated specification normally associated with top end saloons. Over 30 years later the Shogun is an icon and the latest generation is the strongest, quietest, safest and smartest Shogun ever built.
Presenting the modern Shogun: Practical, superb value for money, unbeatable for loading, lugging and pulling heavy objects, and absolutely unstoppable in the wild.
The 3.2 litre direct injection diesel engine produces lots of low‐down torque (441Nm/2000rpm). It’s cleaner, quieter and more efficient, making the Shogun one of the cleanest and most economical authentic 4x4s on the market.
The Shogun’s highly capable Super Select system provides four drive modes: 2H (2WD High range) gives quieter running and better fuel consumption during normal on-road driving: 4H (4WD High range), selectable at speeds up to 62mph, distributes torque between front and rear axles via a centre differential (CD) with VCU - the latter permits safer on-road driving in slippery conditions; 4HLc (4WD High range with CD locked) improves traction on snow, sand or dirt roads by distributing torque equally front and rear; 4LLc (4WD Low range with CD locked) provides greater torque for extreme off-road conditions.
Probably the biggest 4-cylinder engine in any production car, the Shogun’s punchy, double overhead camshaft, 16-valve, turbocharged and intercooled, 3.2 litre, direct injection diesel engine has always provided masses of low-down torque yet never runs out of power in the mid-range. And now it is even better – much better. It is quieter, it is more economical, and it is cleaner: in fact, it is cleaner and more economical than any other authentic 4x4 you can buy. What’s more, performance has been improved too, with increased power and torque resulting in an increase in the towing capacity and 0-62mph figures which have positively tumbled.
Active Stability Control
If sensors located throughout the car detect unstable movement, such as lateral slippage, the Stability Control function automatically controls the brakes and engine output to stabilise the car.
If the sensors detect wheel slip when starting on slick surfaces, such as a snow-covered road, the Traction Control function automatically brakes the slipping wheel and governs engine output to enable a smoother start.
This accomplished 5-speed automatic transmission provides smooth gear changes and enhanced fuel economy during motorway driving. Its electronic control can adapt to your driving style, while the Sports Mode facility offers clutchless manual gearshifting for instant response.