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Mitsubishi boosts Pinin power



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Mitsubishi has expanded its compact SUV range, with the addition of the Shogun Pinin Mirage 2.0 GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) – powered by a more powerful 2.0 litre engine.

With the Mirage badge, extra specification items include two-tone paint as standard and ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution). This new version goes on sale this month priced from £13,995 on the road. Shogun Pinin sales are currently 117% up year to date over last year.

With a redesigned bonnet to house the larger engine, the latest Pinin has blistered fenders, stout front bumper corner protectors and rear-mounted spare tyre all underlining its identity as a true off-roader.

The 2.0 litre GDI engine, has more power and torque, producing 127bhp at 5,000 rpm, but also 140 lb-ft at 3,500 rpm, compared to the 118bhp at 5,250 rpm and 128 lb-ft at 3,500 rpm of the 1.8 GDI engine.

This new 3-door 2.0 litre variant has the same sophisticated SS4-I Super Select 4WD system as used in the 1.8 GDI.

Current Shogun Pinin prices start at £12,495 for the 1.8 GDI 3-door Classic and run through to £17,995 for the top of the range 2.0 GDI 5-door Elegance with automatic transmission. Prices of the new 2.0 GDI 3-door Mirage start from £13,995 for manual versions and £14,995 for automatic. All Shogun Pinin models have a CO2 tax band code D.

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