OREANDA-NEWS. The Kaluga plant "PSMA Rus" resumed the production of Mitsubishi Pajero Sport SUV. The company also produces the best-selling brand in Russia - the Outlander crossover. The resumption of local production of the flagship model will further strengthen the position of Mitsubishi in the Russian market, informs the press service of "MMS Rus". Recall, in connection with the launch of local production, Mitsubishi previously lowered the prices for Pajero Sport, which in all trim levels became cheaper by 200 thousand rubles. The starting price for the new Pajero Sport is now 2 million 199 thousand rubles.

The diesel version of the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, produced at the Kaluga plant, will be available in four trim levels: Invite 6MT, Intense 8AT, Instyle 8AT and Ultimate 8AT. Thus, the localized Pajero Sport will retain all the features and specifications. Moreover, Invite 6MT will be equipped with sensors for monitoring the tire pressure TMPS and remote access to the car and starting the engine with the KOS keyless key. Earlier GAZ Group began manufacturing of frames for Mitsubishi Pajero Sport off-road vehicles of Kaluga production. Production of the frames is carried out on the site, organized in 2013 for the release of frames of the Pajero Sport model of the previous generation.

As previously reported by "AUTOSTAT", the flagship SUV Pajero Sport is the second most popular Mitsubishi model on the Russian market. In January-November, 3662 customers chose this car, which is 8 times more than in the previous year. Last month, in the Russian market it was sold 991 such cars. The plant "PSMA Rus" in Kaluga is capable of producing 125 thousand cars per year. Since December 2017, the plant produces two top-selling models of the brand - Mitsubishi Outlander and Pajero Sport with a diesel engine. To support the growth of local production at the beginning of next year, the plant will create 440 jobs and introduce two shifts.