2017 Mitsubishi Shogun


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The new 2017 Mitsubishi Shogun will be in offer in fall 2016 or early 2017 year. The current model of the Shogun has been around since the early 2006 and despite its age, the car still sells quite well thanks to its body on frame design and impressive off-road performance. However, there are some drawbacks with the old design such as its efficiency and less than average ride comfort.

Back in 2013 Mitsubishi released three different concept cars, one of which was the GC-PHEV which has been rumored to be the precursor for the 2017 Mitsubishi Shogun. This boasted an all new design which seemed a lot more futuristic than that of the current model as well as a state of the art hybrid power train.

Soon after its launch though it has been confirmed that the upcoming Shogun would be based on a different platform than it and the hybrid powertrain would likely not see production. The good part is that the new model will be a lot more fuel efficient than the current car and it seems that the body on frame construction will be kept. This means that the great off-road characteristics of the car will remain untouched which is all it matters for some people.

Under the Hood

Engine wise, the 3 liter V6 hybrid powertrain of the concept car will not be used but rather a pair of all new engines. The US version of the 2017 Mitsubishi Shogun will likely use a newly developed V6 and even though there isn’t much information available about it, it is safe to assume that it would make around 300 horsepower and more than 300 lb-ft of torque with the help of a turbocharger or even a supercharger.

The European and Asian versions of the Shogun on the other hand are likely going to use a hybrid powertrain which would improve its efficiency greatly. This is also likely going to be offered on the US version shortly after launch. This would likely make use of a smaller inline 4 supercharged or turbocharged petrol engine coupled with a pair of electric motors for the rear and front axles. This would not only allow for an all electric operation but it would also provide a nice boost of power when needed.

The output for this model could be in the range of 300 to 350 horsepower and more than 300 lb-ft of torque. Both models are expected to use a newly developed 8 speed automatic as well as an all wheel drive system as standard.

New Design – Interior & Exterior

The design of the car, while it has not been showcased by Mitsubishi, has been seen on a camouflaged version of it. The front end seems to borrow extensively from the GC-PHEV concept car with the bold grille design and slim headlights. The back end on the other hand looks to be loosely based on the previous Pajero Sport which is not all that bad considering that model looked quite nice for its class. The wheelbase seems similar and the car looks to have great approach and departure angles.

Interior

On the inside, the 2017 Mitsubishi Shogun will most definitely get an all new design which may even be introduced on the upcoming L200. The materials will likely get a bump in quality with softer and nicer to the touch leather and aluminum inserts while the equipment level will finally be upgraded to match its price point. The most needed change for the car though would be the space inside the cabin which was barely average on the previous model.

2017 Mitsubishi Shogun

2017 Mitsubishi Shogun Release date

The production model will likely be released some time at the end of 2016 and its price should be similar to that of the current model if not slightly lower due to improvements made in the production process.



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