Mitsubishi Motors is one of the illustrious automaker, which have quite a lot impeccable vehicle models in its fleet. In India, this Mitsubishi Montero is a rugged sports utility vehicle, which is doing an impressive business for the company. It is manufactured under the collaboration of Hindustan Motors Limited and Mitsubishi India. This is one of the oldest joint ventures in the country, which was done in the year 1998. This masculine SUV is equipped with a powerful 3.2-litre diesel engine. This is further coupled with a 5-speed automatic transmission gear box, which helps in delivering a decent performance and healthy mileage. It has the ability of producing a maximum power of 199.3bhp in combination with a peak torque output of 441Nm, which is rather decent for Indian road conditions. The braking and suspension mechanism that keeps it well balanced and stable at all times. Its braking mechanism is further augmented by anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution. Its front axle is fitted with independent, double wishbone coil springs mechanism, while the rear axle has multi link coil springs type of a system. This vehicle is competing against the likes of several four wheelers in its segment like Land Rover Freelander 2, Volvo XC60, BMW X3, Audi Q5 and so on.
The car maker has given this sports utility vehicle attractive exteriors with a lot of styling aspects, which gives it a captivating look on roads. It is being sold in several exterior pain options for the buyers to choose from. Its outsides are stylishly designed with wide chrome based front grille that is embedded with a prominent company insignia in the center. The clear lens headlight cluster is incorporated with turn indicators and halogen based lamps. Its body colored bumper has fog lamps for added visibility. The side profile has body colored door mirror with in-built lamps for added safety and visibility. Its wheel arches are fitted with a set of alloy wheels, which are covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres. At the same time, it has a spacious internal cabin, which can accommodate seven passengers with ease and provide ample leg space along with head and shoulder space. The cabin is quite roomy with abundant storage space. The window panels are decorated with silver accents, while the door handles are done up in chrome. This premium SUV is blessed with many advanced features that includes leather seats with fully flat function, height and tilt adjustable headrests, automatic air conditioning unit, powerful music system with speakers, interior lighting, keyless entry system and high contrast black lit meters with rheostat and many more such aspects. It has an accessory socket on instrument panel which helps to supply power for portable accessories. Apart from these, it also has a lot of safety features including dual stage front SRS airbags along with side and curtain airbags, multi mode ABS along with EBD and ASTC to prevent spin out and ensure better control. The company is selling this SUV with a standard warranty of three years or 100000 Kilometers, whichever is earlier.
The designers have done a fabulous job for giving this sports utility vehicle a captivating look. This Mitsubishi Montero model series has a rugged body design with many important features. Its front facade is bold and aggressive with a wide chrome plated radiator grille, which has two horizontal slats and a large company insignia in the center. The grille is surrounded by glowing headlight cluster, which is equipped with large clear lens HID headlights with an automatic leveling device and retractable head lamp washers. Below this, there is a body colored bumper, which is accompanied by silver painted front skid plate for preventing it from minor damages. This bumper houses a perforated air intake section for cooling the powerful engine quickly. The air dam of top end version is flanked by a couple of round shaped fog lamps that adds to the visibility. The front bonnet is smooth with a couple of character lines on it. There is a large windscreen, which is made of toughened laminated glass and fitted with a pair of intermittent washer and wiper. Coming to the side profile, it is designed with body colored door handles and outside rear view mirrors, which are electrically adjustable and integrated with LED turn indicators. It is also equipped with a defogger along with approach lamps as well. The pronounced wheel arches are neatly fitted with a set of alloy wheels. These rims are further covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres. Behind these wheels, there are front and rear mudguards, which avoid water and dirt to stick to its under-body. The rear end has a large chrome based tail lamp cluster, which is bright and attractive. The rear windscreen has an intermittent wiper with a wash function and also has a defogger with timer, which further adds to the convenience of the driver. The boot lid has a company's emblem and a license plate console. There is also a rear corner sensor affixed to the bumper that helps in warning the driver regarding the nearby obstacles.
The total length of this sports utility vehicle is about 4990mm along with an overall width and height of 1875mm and 1870mm, respectively. It has a roomy wheelbase of 2780mm, which is quite good and also has ample leg room along with roomy shoulder and head space for all the passengers. The minimum ground clearance is a remarkable 235mm that makes it capable for off-roading. Its steering wheel supports a minimum turning radius is 5.7 meters.
The car maker has equipped this SUV with quite a few lavish features to make the journey exciting for all its passengers. There is a comfortable seating arrangement in three rows with well cushioned and plush seats. All these seats are covered with premium leather upholstery, which adds to its classiness. The front seats have height and tilt adjustable headrests, while the second row has 60:40 split seats with recline adjusters and the third row has height adjustable headrests. Its driver seat comes with 6-way power adjustable function that adds to the convenience. The gear knob, steering wheel and hand brakes are wrapped in leather. It has a dual tone dashboard that is equipped with a few features including an illuminated instrument cluster, 4-spoke steering wheel with multifunctional switches, chrome accentuated AC vents and a large glove box with cooling effect. The responsive power steering wheel is also fitted with mounted audio and cruise control switches, which further makes it convenient for the driver to operate them. Then it also has an illuminated key cylinder with delay timer, rheostat and an RV meter as well. The interior panels are decorated in wood/carbon finish. While the overall internal scheme is done up with silver accent power window panels and chrome accent inner door handles, which is quite appealing. There are anti-skid pedals and LED foot light for driver and passenger and an electro chromic internal rear view mirror that further adds to its safety quotient. It also has an illuminated cigarette lighter, front cup holders, rear center armrest with cup holders and a can type ashtray. Apart from all these, this SUV has also been equipped with an accessory socket, driver and front co-passenger's seat back pockets to store things at hand. Then there is a driver side sun visor with ticket holder, which is extendable and a vanity mirror with lid and a light. Apart from these, the company has also given it a lot of utility based aspects, which are cup and bottle holders, front seat back pockets, remote trunk opener, a rear parcel shelf, ambient lighting, sun glass holder, adjustable center armrest with console box, rear center armrest and a spacious illuminated glove box.
This Mitsubishi Montero sports utility vehicle is blessed with a lot of comfort aspects that will give a relaxing and enjoyable driving experience to its passengers. It is bestowed with an automatic air conditioning system, which cools the cabin instantly and creates a pleasant ambiance. The company has given it an advanced music system with 6-inch LCD touchscreen display that offers best in-car entertainment. It supports CD/MP3 player, radio, USB interface, Aux-in port along with six speakers that offer high quality sound experience. The 12V power socket in equipped in center console for charging mobiles and other electronic devices. Its advanced instrument panel comes with illumination control function and is equipped with a lot of functions for keeping the driver updated. It is equipped with a digital tachometer, an electronic tripmeter, low fuel warning light, outside temperature display, door ajar warning, digital clock and driver seat belt reminder notification. It is also bestowed with keyless entry system, dual-tone display showing time, compass, adjustable center armrest console box with upper and lower compartments, anti skid pedals, LED front foot lamps on both sides and a rear foot lamp on floor console and aluminum pedals. The SUV is also equipped with a couple of coat hangers, six strategically placed retractable grips, four cargo room hooks, a cargo room under floor compartment along with a lockable glove box, all four power windows with driver side auto down function, map pockets, power adjustable external wing mirrors, removable can type ash tray and cigarette lighter.
The interiors of this utility vehicle are spacious and can take in seven passengers with ease. It provides good leg room along with head and shoulder space. Further there is an adequate front and knee room along with ample elbow room for all the occupants. The company has given it a spacious boot compartment, which can be increased by folding its rear seat. It has a 88 litres of fuel tank that is reasonably good for planning longer journeys.
Acceleration & Pick-Up
With the help of a five speed manual transmission gear box, this motor has the ability to zoom towards a top speed in the range of 170 to 175 Kmph. On the other hand it can propel this vehicle from 0 - 100 Kmph in just about 11.2 seconds.
Engine and Performance
Under the bonnet, this Mitsubishi Montero SUV is fitted with a powerful 3.2-litre diesel engine, which comes with an intercooler and turbocharger. It is equipped with four cylinders along with 16 valves using double overhead camshaft based valve configuration. This mill has the ability to displace 3200cc and is incorporated with a common rail based direct injection based, which enhances its fuel efficiency. Along with these aspects, it has a super select 4WD (wheel Drive) system and is skilfully coupled with smooth and competent five speed automatic transmission gear box. The power packed diesel mill has an ability to generate a peak torque of 441Nm at 2000rmp along with a maximum power output of 199.3bhp at 3800rpm.
This SUV is fitted with a power packed 3.2-litre diesel motor that has an intercooler turbocharger. It is integrated with a common rail based injection fuel supply system that electronically controls fuel intake and enhances it efficiency. It has the ability to generate a healthy mileage in the range of 8 to 9 kmpl on the city roads, whereas it gives about 11-12 kmpl on highways, which is quite decent for this class.
Power of Mitsubishi Montero
This four cylinder based power plant has the capacity to generate an outstanding power of 199.30bhp at 3800rpm in combination with a hammering torque output of 441Nm at just 2000rpm, which is quite good for Indian road conditions.
Stereo & Accessories
This SUV is blessed with a Rockford premium sound system, which consists of 12 speakers placed at strategic positions. It is equipped with a 860W high power based music system that has an integrated MP3/CD player, a radio FM tuner to enhance the in-cabin entertainment for all its passengers. This music system also has other input options like a high power amplifier, an AUX-IN port and a USB interface. It is also equipped with 5.1 channel theater surround system that further enhances the clarity of sound. The responsive power steering wheel is mounted with audio control switches that further adds to the convenience to adjust the audio unit with both the hands on the wheel. Apart from these, the owners can decorate this vehicle with choice of their accessories includes a set of mud flaps, illuminated scuff plates, side stepper, floor mats, leather seats, navigation system, roof rails, rear spoiler, stylish body graphics and so on.
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Braking & Handling
The car maker has given this sports utility vehicle an excellent braking system and a powerful suspension mechanism, which keeps it well balanced at all times. Both its front and rear wheels are fitted with a robust set of ventilated disc brakes. It is also equipped with an advanced anti locking braking system along with electronic brake force distribution and hydraulic brake boosters with brake assist as well. The front axle has an independent double wish bone system along with a multi link coil spring type of mechanism, while the rear axle is fitted with multi link coil springs with stabilizer. In addition to all this, there is an active stability and traction control system to ensure a smooth and trouble free drive. It is incorporated with a responsive power steering system, which is speed sensitive. It comes with tilt adjustable function, which makes it comfortable in every condition.
Safety & Security
The manufacturer has blessed this stylish Mitsubishi Montero sports utility vehicle with many advanced protective aspects. The seat belts in the front row has 3-point ELR with per-tensioner and height adjustable anchors, while the second and third row has 3-point ELR seat belts for added protection in case of any collision. This captivating SUV is equipped with dual front airbags on both the sides with cut off switch for the co-passenger and also has side and curtain airbags, which further augments the protection during any crash. It has a sturdy 'RISE' body, which adds to the safety quotient. Further it is fitted with multi mode ABS, EBD and hydraulic brake support. There is a 'safety design' based fuel tank, which is strategically placed on the rear axle to prevent leakage. A rear corner sensor is fitted to the bumper that shows if there are any obstacles behind. Other features include a central door locking system with keyless entry that includes tailgate lock as well. It also has a collapsible steering column, engine immobilizer, theft alarm, sensor and child protection rear locks.
The flared up wheel arches of this sports utility vehicle are fitted with a classy set of 17-inch light weight alloy wheels that gives the side profile a sporty look. These rims are further covered with tubeless radials of size 265/65 R17, which gives a sturdy grip on the road. It is also equipped with a full size spare wheel, which is fitted to its tail gate. This also helps in increasing the boot space inside and adds to the utility of this vehicle.
1. Powerful engine with impressive off-road performance.
2. Roomy internal cabin with enough leg space for all occupants.
3. Efficient ABS along with EBD and brake assist system is a big plus point.
4. One of its main advantages is its high ground clearance.
5. Exterior appearance is quite aggressive with prominent features.
1. There can be further reduction in engine noise and harshness.
2. Mileage can still be made better.
3. Many more comfort and safety features can be added.
4. Cost of ownership, spares and maintenance is high.
5. Lack of navigation system is a disadvantage.
Mitsubishi Montero price
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