Australian driving conditions can produce almost anything, at times. A real mix of road conditions means that you need a vehicle that can cope with it all. Drive a Mitsubishi Challenger, and the mix of on-road and off-road driving produces no hassles at all for the competent all-rounder. You’ll find the Challenger pleasant to drive, having all the comfort to make city driving a breeze, while the fuel efficient engines and awesome 4×4 ability make any off-road adventure truly inspiring.
Inside the Mitsubishi Challenger you’ll find supple seats that support the body nicely. Roomy leg space and copious luggage capacity ensure that all the everyday tasks (including the weekend away) are performed with ease. The second row seats have slide, recline and tumble forward ability, and if you opt for the seven seater option you can tick the box for taking most of the school’s netball team to their game away.
You’ll find all Mitsubishi Challengers are blessed with many luxury items. Climate air, electric windows, surround sound and plenty of storage space are all part of the new Challenger package. Slip into the XLS and it’s all laid on, as far as luxury goes.
One of the best 4×4 SUV wagons in the business, the Mitsubishi Challenger has solid, robust all-round performance. Boasting a powerful 2.5-litre turbo-diesel motor, you know that you’ve got all the torque you’ll need to pull through the mud or tow the boat.
You might relate the word “Challenger” to the American Space shuttle, or perhaps the team who takes on the top dog for the silverware. Spend an afternoon in a Mitsubishi Challenger, and you will leave with an uplifted spirit, as the Mitsubishi Challenger has a few special tricks up its sleeve that make it a great vehicle for both on and off-road tasks.
Perhaps the biggest change over the outgoing Challenger model will be that of interior space. The wagon is 4.7 metres in length and a handy 1.815 metres in width. Extremely supportive seats are great to sit in on any given day, and the legroom will make a trip in the new Mitsubishi Challenger a relaxed affair for the whole family. And all those adventure trips will be a breeze with plenty of luggage space and great towing ability. The cabin comes with an array of handy luggage compartments, too.
Want to go off road? Then there’s no problems here. The Mitsubishi Challenger comes with a superior 4×4 transmission that is very rugged and effective. Technology from the highly successful Pajero has been pulled across and placed inside the all new Mitsubishi Challenger. You’ll find the 220 mm ground clearance is very handy when it comes to avoiding nasties lurking under the grass, and the minimal front and rear overhang is kept tight so that you can approach obstacles with a 35.6 degree slope, and depart obstacles with a handy 24.6 degree slope. If you have had the fun of enjoying an off-road adventure you’ll know what it’s like to negotiate rough terrain. Being a true ‘go-anywhere’ vehicle, the Challenger does the business very competently, indeed.
Modern Mitsubishis are smart and stylish in their interiors. The Challenger is no exception. For those of you taken by the added comfort, style and refinement you’ll find in a new Challenger, I’m sure you’ll be happy to say no to a Hilux equivalent. Automatic climate control air-conditioning is standard. A central communication and media system drives the satellite navigation, audio system and DVD via the seven-inch LCD screen. An onboard computer displays all relevant vehicle information via an LED screen. Sweet music can be played over the premium eight speaker audio system. And elegantly crafted leather seats grace the XLS model, which in the front the seats are electronically adjustable. And as far as safety goes, there is Active Stability Control, six SRS airbags, pre-tensioning seatbelts with force limiters, a multi-mode ABS system and a reversing camera.
To drive, the Mitsubishi Challenger feels well planted on the road. There are good levels of grip, and the body roll is kept well in check. I like the five-speed unit offered in the base model challenger – only because I like to do the gears myself. Opt for the automatic versions, and the LS and XLS come with paddle shifters for the five-speed automatic. Providing the power to all four wheels is done via the same dual-range Super Select 4WD system that hangs beneath the Mitsubishi Pajero 4×4. So rest assured this is a seriously competent drive train.
Well muted, the modern turbo-diesel engine is powerful and silky, and it becomes very easy to have the Challenger swiftly cover the ground. The 131kW 2.5 litre turbo-diesel inline four makes short work of any hill climb or towing task. So she’s a great one for all you boaties out there! The engine has 400 Nm of torque at 2000 rpm, while at 1800 rpm there is a healthy 350 Nm of twist.
You’ll want to have the Challenger on your SUV/4×4 must sees list.
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