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Mitsubishi Montero BS IV launched

Published On Sep 24, 2010 01:28 PM By CarDekho for Mitsubishi Montero

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Luxury car maker, Mitsubishi has added more flavour to the festival season by launching a new Mitsubishi Montero that conforms to new BS IV emission norms in India. The speculated price of the new SUV will be around Rs 38 lakh. The SUV has been gifted with new exterior and more power. The new version of the Mitsubishi Montero sports a 3.2 litre, 3200cc, in line 4 cylinder, turbo-diesel powertrain that produces a top power of 144.9 bhp and peak torque of 45 kgm at 2000 rpm. The engine now churns out improved power and torque values that are 25.9 bhp and 5.9 kgm torque as addition. The mill is coupled with a 5 speed automatic transmission that will help it to achieve higher acceleration at all revs.

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The BS IV compliant engine of the Mitsubishi Montero comes loaded with new swirl control bulb and catalytic converter; however, the SUV carries the same advanced front and rear forks i.e. all-independent double wishbone and multi-link respectively. The frame is based on built-in ladder frame that is monocoque type.

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This SUV launch is the second one after BMW X5 that was introduced a few days back in Indian market. The BMW X5 has been launched in two variants both in petrol and diesel. Both the SUVs (BMW X5 and Mitsubishi Montero) are coming with a lot of luxurious features but the pricing is altogether different that draws a line between these two direct competitors. One more exciting compact SUV is going to be launched in India from BMW, BMW X1 which might be launched in November, 2010.

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