Mitsubishi has announced that its 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is now available with a seven-seat option.
The addition of a third row of seating, is now standard on the mid-spec GLS and the top-spec Exceed, but cannot be optioned on the base spec GLX. In great news for buyers, the two extra seats have not changed the starting price of either the GLS or Exceed.
All three Pajero Sport spec levels, regardless of their seating arrangement, now receive additional roof-mounted cooling vents for second and third row passengers.
Seven-seat models are also fitted with curtain airbags that cover the full length of the cabin, which in addition to the standard suite of seven air bags ensures the Pajero Sport retains its five-star ANCAP safety rating in seven-seat configuration.
Access to the third row seating is provided by the 60:40 split second row seating, which has a fold and tumble function to enable easy entry.
Mitsubishi says that the third row seating folds forward to create a large flat area and cargo space remains ample with the third row stowed.
A cargo box is also fitted under the floor behind the third row seats for extra storage.
The Pajero Sport is powered by a 2.4-litre turbo-diesel engine hooked up to an eight-speed automatic transmission, and features Mitsubishi Super-Select which allows drivers to choose between, two-wheel-drive, all-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive.
Available now, pricing for the updated Pajero Sport range starts at $45,000 plus on-road costs for the GLX, up to $52,750 for the Exceed.