More Choice - More Style - More Value
October 1st sees Mitsubishi announce its 2004 Shogun model range in the UK, the iconic on/off roader climbing to new heights in terms of specification, refinement and value for money.
Since its introduction 21 years ago, the Mitsubishi Shogun has become a benchmark for the 4x4 sector, the latest models continuing to set the standard to which others aspire.
The most important attribute of the 2004 Shogun is the inclusion of Mitsubishi's state-of-the-art MASTC (Mitsubishi Active Stability and Traction Control) across all models in the range. This unique system delivers maximum control in all driving conditions, further endorsing the Shogun's supremacy both on and off the road.
A significant modification to the 2004 Shoguns will also be that of price. Not only has the level of equipment increased across the range, but a revised pricing structure ensures that customers will get more for their money, whatever model they choose.
Flagship of the Shogun fleet is the bold and well-equipped Warrior, its high specification and stunning looks confirming its position as a leader in the 4x4 market. For the 2004 model year, the price of the LWB Warrior remains static at £32,499, and now comes with a host of extras including MASTC, 10 CD Autochanger and 'Smartnav' all fitted as standard. Smartnav, by Trafficmaster, is an advanced navigation system that actually guides you around the jams using Trafficmaster’s unique live, incident, historic and predictive traffic data. It is extremely easy to use, and does not require any updating by the customer.
Alongside the highly fashionable Warrior, sits its equally well-appointed sister model the Shogun Elegance. Shogun Elegance LWB also remains at the 2003 price of £32,499 and gains as standard; MASTC, satellite navigation, 10 CD Autochanger, a wood centre panel plus a wood and leather wrap steering wheel.
Further down the range, the added appeal of MASTC comes as standard on all Shogun vehicles. In addition the Shogun Classic gains climate control and the Equippe has as CD/Stereo as part of the package. Both Classic and Equippe LWB models have been reduced in price by £750 and £1,000 respectively. Each offers customers the opportunity to experience legendary Shogun quality, performance, comfort and reliability, at prices that represent best-ever value for money.
The SWB Shogun Classic and Equippe models, both have MASTC as an added feature with the Classic gaining Climate Control and the SWB Equippe gaining a CD/Stereo. The SWB variations start at £22,199 going through to £27,449 for the SWB Warrior which already has leather interior, CD/Stereo, 18’’ Alloys, automatic transmission and heated power seats as standard with the added extra of the MASTC system.
The 2004 range comprises of 13 variations based on three-door short-wheel-base and five-door long-wheel-base body styles. There are five levels of specification which feature two engine types; the 3.2 DiD (Direct Injection Diesel) and 3.5 litre GDi (Gasoline Direct Injection) V6 power plant. Mitsubishi's innovative INVECS-II learning 5-speed automatic transmission, with its manual shift option and switchable Sports Mode, is fitted as standard to the Elegance and Warrior editions and is offered as an option on both Equippe models and the LWB Classic.Published 4 October 2003