The special edition Shogun Field has made a welcome return to Mitsubishi’s latest 4x4 line-up. Initially introduced in a limited run early 2004, the Field has been redefined and re-launched offering both short and long-wheel-base options priced very competitively at £22,999 and £26,999 with manual transmission and £28,499 for the long-wheel-base with automatic transmission.
Designed to be a practical no-nonsense 4x4, the latest Shogun Field is aimed squarely at rural-based customers, its carefully considered specification established after Mitsubishi Motors gained feedback from various audience groups made up of people likely to purchase this category of vehicle.
In its revised form the Field retains the same proven Shogun attributes, but features more modest exterior styling coupled with interior equipment levels which deliver exactly what its customer base requires - value, comfort and real-life practicality.
The Shogun Field is fitted with Mitsubishi’s 158bhp 3.2 DI-D Turbo Diesel engine, which is married to a manual 5-speed transmission on the short-wheel-base and a choice of manual or automatic on the long-wheel-base model. Standard Mitsubishi Active Stability and Traction Control, switchable two and four wheel drive together with high and low ratios with lockable differentials, ensures that The Field is capable of dealing with even the most difficult terrains.
As for towing and load carrying capability, the seven-seat long-wheel-base Shogun Field can pull up to 3.3 tonnes and pack in 1700 litres of cargo. The compact short-wheel-base model is no less able with 1293 litres of load-space and the ability to tow 2.8 tonnes.
Although its equipment level is specified for a purpose the inside of the Shogun Field is still a comfortable place to be, with research showing that customers require an electric sunroof, CD/Radio and climate control plus leather seats (for easy cleaning) and a traditional wood-effect dash panel, all of which add a touch of ‘practical’ luxury making the Shogun Field a consummate all-rounder.
Mitsubishi Shogun Field model range and prices:
|SWB 3.2 DI-D Manual||£22,999 (OTR)|
|LWB 3.2 DI-D Manual||£26,999 (OTR)|
|LWB 3.2 DI-D Automatic||£28,499 (OTR)|
To read our in depth road test of the Mitsubishi Shogun [ click here ]Published 7 December 2004