The 2010 Mitsubishi Shogun continues to offer buyers a unique blend of on and off-road capability, generous standard equipment levels, comfort, space and luxury and highly competitive pricing. From 2010 buyers can add greater power and torque and better economy and emissions to that list, with Mitsubishi's engineers applying Intelligent Motion principles to allow the Shogun to return mpg and CO2 emissions figures among the very best in the large off-roader class.
The changes allow the Mitsubishi Shogun to continue to offer the same blend of rugged on and off-road capability combined with significantly improved environmental credentials, Mitsubishi's drive towards a greener future not just limited to its regular passenger cars but also its iconic off-road flagship model.
Beneath the Mitsubishi Shogun's bold, square-jawed styling sits a built-in frame monocoque chassis, optimised AWC All-Wheel Control system and front wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension which gives the Shogun its rounded, rugged ability. Appealing to drivers who demand a vehicle that can tackle the toughest and most inhospitable of terrains yet deliver a thoroughly composed road drive the Shogun is offered in either three-door five-seat or five-door seven seat guise in four comprehensively specified trim levels. List prices range from £29,499 for the three-door Equippe model through to £40,999 for the five-door Diamond model.
The Shogun range works alongside the Outlander and L200 models to keep Mitsubishi at the forefront of the 4x4 market sector.
The Mitsubishi Shogun has a power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering set-up that has been significantly refined for better feel and response both on and off-road.
The three and five-door Shogun models are fitted with different braking systems, optimised to their differing kerb weights, performance and weight distribution. The three-door Shogun is fitted with 290mm front brake discs, while the rear gets larger 300mm discs.
Mitsubishi's electronic ASTC Active Stability and Traction Control safety system, which regulates vehicle attitude to prevent skidding as a result of sudden steering inputs or loss of traction on a slippery surface, is fitted across the Mitsubishi Shogun range as standard.
The advanced ASC Active Stability Control system uses data from vehicle sensors and from the engine's ECU electronic control unit. If it detects the onset of either oversteer or understeer it seamlessly intervenes and regulates braking force and torque delivery at each wheel to bring the car back under control. In off-road driving the ATC Active Traction Control prevents loss of drive torque or braking force when a wheel leaves the surface by applying the brakes on individual wheels.
The full ASTC system operates when the Super Select 4 II transfer case is in 2H or 4H drive modes to maintain higher-speed directional stability. When Super Select 4 II is in the 4HLc mode with the centre differential lock engaged, the ASC and ATC's torque regulation is deactivated but the braking regulation function remains active to improve performance over rough surfaces.
In the 4LLc mode, ASC Active Stability Control braking regulation is also deactivated, leaving only ATC Active Traction Control braking regulation in operation, making it easier to traverse boggy ground or snow.
The driver can also use a switch to deactivate the ASC system in 4H mode, leaving only the ATC braking regulation function active as in 4LLc mode, for improved off-road performance.
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