Pajero Sport GL, it’s essentially a 2WD version of the seven-seater SUV. The GL is targetted to urban users who want the Pajero Sport’s macho image and substantial size, but not its off-road capability.
Without the GS’ Super Select 4WD system, the 1,935 kg GL is 105 kg lighter than its 4WD sister. Apart from that, the only other differences are rear drum brakes and 16-inch wheels as opposed to 17-inch items in the GS. The GL is powered by the same 2.5-litre commonrail diesel engine as the GS and Trition; the DOHC 16v unit makes 134 bhp and 314 Nm from 2,000 rpm. A four-speed INVECS-II automatic with manual mode does transmission duties.
From the outside, one can tell GL and GS apart by the former’s honeycomb grille design (chrome bars for the GS) and six-spoke rims. Inside, the new variant comes with dark brown leather seats and trim and does without faux wood inserts. Taking centrestage on the dashboard is an aftermarket 2-DIN stereo system with USB/iPod/Bluetooth connectivity. The Kenwood unit also incorporates a reverse camera. ABS, EBD and dual airbags are standard.
The 2.5-litre turbodiesel engine with 134 bhp at 3500 rpm and 314 Nm at 2000 rpm remains paired to a four-speed automatic with Sport Mode, which acts as a manual override. Pajero Sport GL is underpinned by a ladder frame chassis, with double-wishbone suspension at the front. But Triton’s rear leaf-spring suspension makes way for an independent three-link suspension.
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