What stays the same is the body-on-ladder format. Based on what is a truck platform, the Sport has some rugged underpinnings.
Despite weighing 90 kg less than its predecessor, the Pajero Sport tips the scales at over two tonnes and it does feel a bit ponderous behind the wheel. Using double-wishbones at the front and three-link setup with coil springs on all four corners, the Pajero Sport has a combination that should spell decent handling and ride.
The 265-section, 17-inch tyres are in-line with the competition (read Toyota Fortuner), and those alloy wheels really add some spunk to the character of the car.