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Mitsubishi Shogun (2006): first official pictures

Fri, 08 Sep 2006

By Chris Chilton

First Official Pictures

08 September 2006 00:01

The lowdown

Not an all-new car but a fairly serious revision of the legendary off-roader. Mitsubishi has ditched the old car’s dated-looking curves with much straighter, angular lines inspired by the 1979 Pajero II concept car. It’s not exactly Range Rover suave but the result should keep the Caravan Club happy. UK sales start in February and include the usual choice of three- and five-door models priced from £22k.

The big news is a massive and much-needed hike in interior quality. While the design won’t win any awards, the dashboard plastics now look more expensive and lashings of silver trim help alleviate the otherwise unremitting blackness. There’s been movement in the gadget count too - top-spec Shoguns now come with a rear-view camera to aid reversing, an 860W 12-speaker Rockford Acoustic Design hi-fi system and a rear-seat entertainment system to keep the kids happy.

By Chris Chilton