Mitsubishi Shogun Review & Buyers' Guide
£23,016 – £26,978
Available as: Van Engine options: 3.2TD 197hpVolume (m³): 1.6 – 3.0 Payload (kg): 580 – 765
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A top-notch package both on and off the road.
If you want a practical, stylish van that will more than hold its own both on- and off-road and will enhance your driveway rather than embarrass you, then look no further. We’re talking about the 4x4 Mitsubishi Shogun Commercial.
Based on the passenger car of the same name, and available in three-door short-wheelbase and five-door long-wheelbase guises, it will handle a 580kg (SWB) or 765kg (LWB) payload and haul a braked trailer grossing at a whopping 3,000kg (SWB) or 3,500kg (LWB) . Access to the SWB’s neatly-trimmed 1.6m3 or thereabouts cargo area is by means of a single, side-hinged rear door. Go for the roughly 3.0m3 LWB and the two hinged rear side doors can be used as well.
Under the bonnet you’ll find an impressive 3.2-litre diesel pumping out a hefty 197bhp and with an equally hefty 441Nm of torque on tap. It’s hooked up to either a five-speed manual or a five-speed automatic gearbox. CO2 output ranges from 211g/km to 224g/km.
Shogun Commercial is marketed in both Equippe 4Work and more upmarket Warrior 4Work trim. You get climate control in both cases, with Warrior specifications adding leather upholstery, a Bluetooth hands-free kit and a reversing camera to the mix.
On the road Shogun Commercial is an effortless high-speed cruiser with few ride or handling defects. It shines off road too, with its compact dimensions and generous torque taking you to most places you’re going to want to go.
Service intervals are set at 12,500 miles and Shogun Commercial is protected by a three-year unlimited-mileage warranty.