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2011 Montero Sport - In: 2.5 vgt - Out: 3.2L SE
« on: November 16, 2010, 10:12:27 PM »
January will see the much awaited Mitsubishi Montero Sport VGT powered SUV in The Philippines.

The 2.5 VGT (variable geometry turbo) engine will be introduced in January with 177hp and 350nm torque (manual with 400nm).

It will at first be sold as a range topping 2.5L 4x4 GLS SE Auto (5spd tiptronic) and costing in the region of P1.6m. This premium model will be clad in leather and sport HID (bi-xenon) headlamps. It is expected to retain the '90's look' woodgrain trim much to the annoyance of many would be buyers.

As widely expected the 3.2 SE will be discontinued and it has been discounted to the tune of P75,000 in the past months.

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Re: 2011 Montero Sport - In: 2.5 vgt - Out: 3.2L SE
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2010, 11:31:12 AM »
Nice post but why are they discontinuing the 3.2? Thanks.

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Re: 2011 Montero Sport - In: 2.5 vgt - Out: 3.2L SE
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2010, 02:13:07 PM »
Dan, the new 2.5 vgt is more powerful than the present 3.2, so it would be a no brainer to continue to try to sell it. Afterall the 2.5 vgt is the only available diesel engine on the UK Strada and the Auzzie Challenger.

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Re: 2011 Montero Sport - In: 2.5 vgt - Out: 3.2L SE
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2010, 09:48:20 PM »
I hope they will install the updated 4m41 3.2 liter with 190hp and 410nm to the montero sport :)
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Re: 2011 Montero Sport - In: 2.5 vgt - Out: 3.2L SE
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2010, 09:15:08 AM »
January will see the much awaited Mitsubishi Montero Sport VGT powered SUV in The Philippines.

The 2.5 VGT (variable geometry turbo) engine will be introduced in January with 177hp and 350nm torque (manual with 400nm).

It will at first be sold as a range topping 2.5L 4x4 GLS SE Auto (5spd tiptronic) and costing in the region of P1.6m. This premium model will be clad in leather and sport HID (bi-xenon) headlamps. It is expected to retain the '90's look' woodgrain trim much to the annoyance of many would be buyers.

As widely expected the 3.2 SE will be discontinued and it has been discounted to the tune of P75,000 in the past months.


Just saw the other day, c/o a UK website that the 2.5-litre auto-tranny Triton (or Strada in Philippines) got 400 Nm of grunt while the manual is 350 Nm (the other way around hehe.... i don't really know and it made me wonder). It also produces around 178 pferdestarke (175 bhp). Incidentally, the Triton and the Montysport use the same engine.

In other developments, Nissan also beefed up its 2.5-litre Navara. This time from 174 hp to 190 hp and from 403 Nm to 450 Nm peak torque. Is Nissan now using the same principle as what the German Volkswagen has been adopting ---- dual-stage bi-turbocharger (whether sequential or parallel, don't know) instead of just the common vraiable-geomtery turbocharger (VGT)?


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Re: 2011 Montero Sport - In: 2.5 vgt - Out: 3.2L SE
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2010, 09:20:01 AM »
Dan, the new 2.5 vgt is more powerful than the present 3.2, so it would be a no brainer to continue to try to sell it. Afterall the 2.5 vgt is the only available diesel engine on the UK Strada and the Auzzie Challenger.

I got my 3.2 this February. I would have waited if I knew they were going to develop a newer, more improved version. Too bad I didn't wait.  :) The up to 5 speed is also a big improvement.

Any chance of a v6 powered Montero Sport? :D

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Re: 2011 Montero Sport - In: 2.5 vgt - Out: 3.2L SE
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2010, 04:09:26 PM »

Just saw the other day, c/o a UK website that the 2.5-litre auto-tranny Triton (or Strada in Philippines) got 400 Nm of grunt while the manual is 350 Nm (the other way around hehe.... i don't really know and it made me wonder). It also produces around 178 pferdestarke (175 bhp). Incidentally, the Triton and the Montysport use the same engine.
 

It must have been a typo on the site you were looking at.
Firstly there is no Triton in the UK. The Strada is sold as an L200. Their higher spec models have the VGT engine but the manual here: http://www.mitsubishi-cars.co.uk/l200/specifications.aspx?Variant=OU1 produces 400Nm and the Automatic here: http://www.mitsubishi-cars.co.uk/l200/specifications.aspx?Variant=OU2 produces 350Nm.
The same applies to Australian Strada (aka Triton) and Montero (aka Challenger)


I hope they will install the updated 4m41 3.2 liter with 190hp and 410nm to the montero sport :)
With regards to the 3.2 VGT engine; I doubt it will be going in the montero anytime soon. It has not been used in Australia, and they are almost a year with the 2.5vgt.

The new 2.5 vgt with its 175 hp beats the pants off the top of the range Fortuner 3.0 in power and torque, and is making the Fortuner 2.5 looking like a horse drawn carriage (all be it 102 horses). On the road the Montero beats the pants off Toyota's offering in ride quality. Anyone who says otherwise has not driven the Montero and Fortuner in the same day.

It is my opinion that the non-vgt engine will continue to drive the Filipino Montero Sport GLX in the 2011 model (inline with the uks L200 and Australian Triton base models)


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Re: 2011 Montero Sport - In: 2.5 vgt - Out: 3.2L SE
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2010, 05:02:29 PM »
It must have been a typo on the site you were looking at.
Firstly there is no Triton in the UK. The Strada is sold as an L200. Their higher spec models have the VGT engine but the manual here: http://www.mitsubishi-cars.co.uk/l200/specifications.aspx?Variant=OU1 produces 400Nm and the Automatic here: http://www.mitsubishi-cars.co.uk/l200/specifications.aspx?Variant=OU2 produces 350Nm.
The same applies to Australian Strada (aka Triton) and Montero (aka Challenger)


Thanks chief for the info.... Should be exciting next year hehe.... At current we have this 2.5-litre Montysport manual-tranny just issued recently. It's definitelly better than the 2.5-litre Fortuner. Wish though that Mitsu will be selling the VGT-equipped 2.5-litre Monterosport next year.

What i'm also after next year is the pick-up side of things, i.e. if ever Mitsu will push thru with the VGT Strada producing 178 ps and 400 Nm, then let's see if Nissan will give us the 2.5-litre Navara that is beefed up further to 190 hp and 450 Nm hehe  :D



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Re: 2011 Montero Sport - In: 2.5 vgt - Out: 3.2L SE
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2010, 09:51:43 AM »
There is a possibility that the new SE will get Stability Control and/or Mitsubishi Multi Communication System together with SAT Nav and reversing camera.

Given the choice; If I was living in colder climates I would take the former; but here in The Philippines the latter is more appealing.

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Re: 2011 Montero Sport - In: 2.5 vgt - Out: 3.2L SE
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2011, 02:52:19 AM »
any updates for this new variant for montero?

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Re: 2011 Montero Sport - In: 2.5 vgt - Out: 3.2L SE
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2011, 02:21:17 PM »
The motoring press will drive the new Montero Sport with VGT engine on February 18. So there.

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Re: 2011 Montero Sport - In: 2.5 vgt - Out: 3.2L SE
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2011, 08:27:48 AM »
It is all ready in The Philippines. As I said before it has the VGT engine @178hp and 350 to 400NM and 5 speed auto. The top model gets paddle shifts and stability control ....

The outside sees only minor changes with the only real noticable difference being the honeycomb grill.


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Re: 2011 Montero Sport - In: 2.5 vgt - Out: 3.2L SE
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2011, 10:57:53 AM »
is the new 2.5 vgt equipped with immobilizer?

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Re: 2011 Montero Sport - In: 2.5 vgt - Out: 3.2L SE
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2011, 12:00:26 PM »
Oohh. The Montero Sport gets nicer. What about the Toyota Fortuner, its mortal rival? Things get more exciting. I hope it would be sustained by the economy in the coming years.
Drive them away with boredom.