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Mitsubishi debuts the new Montero Sport

Mitsubishi debuts the new Montero Sport
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The long wait is over! Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) officially unveiled the all-new Montero Sport in a special media event at the World Trade Center on January 20.

After seven years, the best-selling mid-size Sporty Utility Vehicle (SUV) finally gets a full redesign, boasting off an even better performance, comfort, and safety features. The Philippines is the fourth country to release the all-new Montero Sport.

At the heart of the all-new Montero Sport is the world’s first clean diesel engine, equipped with Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control (MIVEC) technology.

The new 2.4 liter 4N15 diesel is now Euro 4 compliant and is now cleaner, more powerful and more efficient. The 4N15 engine has a low compression ratio and maximizes the output of the Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT). An aluminum cylinder block is used for the engine, making it significantly lighter. Also for the first time in its class, the automatic variants are equipped with an 8-Speed automatic transmission with Sports Mode, while the GLS 4WD is equipped with a new 6-Speed manual transmission.

The all-new Montero Sport uses an improved Super-Select II 4WD system with a dial type selector, complemented by the new Off-Road Mode, which gives an excellent all-terrain performance and stability.

Inside the GT 4WD, GLS 4WD, and GLS 2WD Premium variants is a luxurious black leather seat, while the Montero Sport GLS 2WD gets a black fabric seat.

The neat black monotone dashboard with silver and woodgrain accents reflects the SUV’s sportiness at the same time exudes its sophisticated stance. The new Montero Sport’s Multimedia Entertainment System features Capacitive Discharge Touchscreen monitor, DVD and MP3 player, Tuner, Aux-in and USB ports, iPod-ready capability, Bluetooth Connectivity, and a smart phone mirror link function. There’s a user friendly GPS navigation system built in, allowing the driver to easily navigate his way on the roads.

The exterior design of the all-new Montero Sport adopts the MMC’s new Dynamic Shield front fascia design concept. This stylish concept utilizes sporty, bold, and dynamic elements that differentiates the all-new Montero Sport from conventional SUVs.

All variants except for the base GLS model sports LED-Type with Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and 265/60 R18 tires. The top of the line GT variant comes with a sunroof for a more exciting dimension.

The new Montero Sport is available in seven body colors: Sedona Red, Mystic Blue, Virgil Gray, Savanna White, Pyrenese Black, Sterling Silver Metallic, and Deep Bronze Metallic.

Safety will never be compromised as this vehicle is fitted with an array of active and passive safety features.

Mitsubishi Motors’ proprietary Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (R.I.S.E.) Body ensures the safety of all passengers. The body structure’s crumple zones effectively absorbs and dispense crash energy from all directions, completely protecting the interior cabin. Driver and passengers are fully protected in the event of a collision with the seven airbags system (GLS 4WD MT and GT 4WD AT), which includes the front dual airbags, as well as side, curtain, and double knee airbags.

The all-new Montero Sport now features the Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) system and Blind Spot Warning (BSW) system for the top of the line GT variant. The FCM detects risk for collision and the BSW system provides both audible and visual warning to alert the driver. The GT, GLS 4WD MT, and GLS Premium variants have Hill Start Assist (HSA) function, while the GT variant has the added Hill Descent Control (HDC).

Similar to its predecessor the all-new Montero Sport offers best-value for money. The suggested introductory retail prices are as follow:

GT 4WD 8 Speed AT: P1,998,000
GLS 4WD 6 Speed MT: P1,785,000
GLS 2WD Premium 8 Speed AT: P1,685,000
GLS 2WD 8 Speed AT: P1,500,000

Visit the nearest Mitsubishi Motors outlet in your area to know more about the all-new Montero Sport or check out newmonterosport.ph to get vehicle information and updates.

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