Based on the current Mitsubishi 3.2 Di-D LWB Shogun SG4, the newcomer gets a satin black finished roof and spoiler, wing mirrors, grille and headlamp bezels, fog lamp surrounds, door handles and side steps with a choice of body colours in white, black pearlescent and metallic silver, red or brown.
More to the point there’s a new Euro-5 diesel engine with 197 bhp and 441 Nm of torque with towing capacity increased from 3.3 tonnes to 3.5 tonnes (5 door model). Reduced CO2 emissions also means lower road tax!
The new car is a thousand pounds dearer than the current top of the range five door, but the extra kit exceeds that added value handsomely and includes the Mitsubishi Motors Communication System (MMCS) with satellite navigation, reversing camera and an iPod connection.
The interior is finished off with new high-quality leather and brushed silver trim, with auto lights, auto wipers and privacy glass.
Naturally, this being a Shogun , it has Mitsubishi Active Stability and Traction Control (M-ASTC) with a brake override system which comes into operation if the driver accidentally hits the brake and accelerator at the same time. In such instances, the car automatically opts for the safer braking option.
For those who do more on road driving than off, there is also a rear under-cover which reduces aerodynamic drag and helps with fuel consumption.
At £41,999 it ain’t cheap, but it is competitive with other similar kit out there. For those who tow, the 3.5 tonne limit is attractive, but for those who bling, will it be enough?