Vishal Tolani And His Heavily Modified Mitsubishi Pajero
The Mitsubishi Pajero is one of the most popular family SUVs on the streets of the UAE, but for those who wish to stand out, the Japanese SUV offers plenty of options. Today, we speak to Vishal Tolani – a member of the UAE Pajero Group - as he takes us over all the modifications and upgrades he’s carried out on his Pajero to make it stand out from the rest.
What car do you currently drive?
I currently drive a 2010 Mitsubishi Pajero but as you can see from the pictures, it is quite different to other Pajeros out there.
Have you owned any interesting cars in the past?
Yes, I have owned a Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG and I know, that’s quite different from the off-roader I currently have in my garage.
What got you into cars?
I have always been passionate about cars since a very young age. Seeing so many modified cars on the streets of the UAE, I knew I too wanted to modify my car to stand out when I grow up.
What is unique about your car? Have you customized it in any way?
I definitely have customized my car, the upgrades are on the exterior, interior, and on the performance side as well. On the exterior, I have added a custom black wrap and done a 3M polish. I have also upgraded my headlights to the 2013 model year Pajero, added TOBY’S 7” Off-Road Lights, TOBY’S 7” Daytime Running Lights, TOBY’S 4” LED Lights, cut the front bumper, and removed the side steps for better ground clearance, and added a set of Method race wheels wrapped around Dunlop tires.
On the inside, I have got a black interior upgrade, added an ambient lighting system, and added Pioneer speakers since I love my music. To better the performance on-road and off-road, I have done a custom tune and added a Dobinsons off-road suspension system that gives me a 2.5-inch lift on the car.
Do you have any upgrades or modifications in the pipeline?
I am very happy with the way my car is, so no, I do not have any upgrades in the pipeline.
Tell me one car you would swap your current car for?
Tough choice but man do I love the Ford F150 Raptor! If there is one car I’d swap my car for, it would have to be a Raptor!