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Published on January 4th, 2012 | by Seán Ward


Mitsubishi Shogun Black on Sale

Mitsubishi has unveiled what appears to be pretty serious opposition to the Range Rover Sport: the Shogun Black Edition.

The black moves away from the likes of Range Rover’s, which in Mitsubishi’s opinion are ‘soft-roaders’, designed not as heavy-duty workhorses but as ‘Chelsea tractors’.

So, technically speaking, the Black does very well. It has Mitsubishi Active Stability and Traction Control (M-ASTC), automatic lights and washers and a sump guard

Most interestingly the Black comes with a brake override system, where if the driver stands on both the throttle and the brake at the same time, the on-board computer opts for the safety system, rather than letting the car struggle.

It will have a 3.2 litre six-cylinder engine that produces 197 bhp and 441 Nm of torque, an increase over the current top of the range Shogun, the SG4.

Considering the other features of the car, however, it’s difficult to see how Mitsubishi can say this isn’t a little bit of a Chelsea tractor, when you realise it comes as standard with a reversing camera, leather upholstery, privacy glass, 20 inch alloy wheels, a roof spoiler, and a ‘colour coded spare wheel’.

Prices start at £1,000 over the SG4 at £41,999, with an extra £540 added for metallic paint.

The Black comes with a 3 year, unlimited mileage warranty, and the car hit the showrooms on January 1st.

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