The all new Mitsubishi Shogun arriving this year
Mitsubishi have today confirmed that their brand new Shogun model will go on sale from later this year and is expected to arrive in dealerships around the Summer time. Along with the news of the new cars arrival, the brand also stated some of the big improvements that they have made for the new car which includes updates to the cars technology and software. The brand have spent a lot of time focusing on their infotainment system for the new model and regarding the design of other areas of the vehicle, it is expected to carry much of the same features as the L200 pickup truck that has been developed by the same firm. Recent images were also caught of the new car testing wearing some disguise covering up some new body work features that are to come along with the next generation of Shogun. However, we do have a clearer understanding of the engines and technology for the new car.
The technology of the new Mitsubishi Shogun
So the big deal here is the updated infotainment system to take its place inside of the new Shogun. The companies new link display system which works with smartphones will come into play for the first time and will also make use of Android automatic technology. Apple car play has also been confirmed to work with the new tech. The new setup allows drivers to connect their phone to the cars infotainment system via a USB cable which then runs from touch screen and voice recognition software to allow the driver to operate their phone and even do things such as send texts. This is a great piece of kit for the Shogun as even the sat nav system remains constantly updated thanks to the drivers phone and its data source.
How does the engine range look for the Shogun?
The new model is expected to carry many of the same fittings as the L200 pickup truck model which means that the engine line up is likely to be carried over also. This means that underneath the bonnet we can expect to find a turbocharged diesel engine carrying 2.4 litres of fuel. The gearbox setup is not something that has been revealed as of yet but both manual and automatic offerings could be on the cards. The new Shogun will look to carry Mitsubishi into the future of the suv market as they prepare to share the segment with new suv's from Lamborghini, Rolls Royce and Bentley aswell as many more. Volvo with the XC90 is one of the big ones that come to mind.