Mitsubishi Motors Philippines injects more fun in off-road driving with the launch of its Montero Sport GLS 4x4 that runs on five-speed manual transmission for a more sporty experience.
The new Montero Sport GLS 4x4 is packed with a 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve direct injection diesel-fed engine and a front-mounted intercooler. It can run at over 170kph and it promises a maximum output of 136PS at 3,500rpm and an optimum torque of 314Nm at 2,000rpm.
The latest Montero Sport variant is equipped with the Super Select II 4WD system found in Pajero models.
"Mitsubishi's proprietary four wheel drive system, which led to many Paris Dakar victories for Mitsubishi Motors, has synchronized free-wheel front differential which lets the driver switch from 2WD to high-range 4WD even at speeds up to 100 km/h - and back at any speed with just a movement of the lever," Mitsubishi Motors said.
Mitsubishi relies on double wishbones with coil springs in front and a three-link coil suspension at the rear to provide driving comfort while one subjects the Montero Sport GLS 4x4 to the roughest dirt roads.
The manual transmission GLS 4x4 stands with the same bold look seen in the 2009 Montero Sport 3.2 GLS SE 4x4 automatic and the 2.5 GLS 4x2. Seven people can comfortably sit in its three-row layout with the vehicle measuring length of 4,695mm in length, 1,815mm in width and 1,840mm in height.
"In detail, the Montero Sport's exterior is perfect for people looking for an SUV with a muscular stance through a manual drive and at the same time having a contemporary styling befitting an urbanized off-roader," Mitsubishi said.
Inside, the Montero Sport GLS 4x4 M/T driver gets necessary driving information from a two-tone instrument panel with Titanium accent, as well as a multi-information LCD display that shows details like the outside temperature, altitude, and fuel economy.
The Montero Sport 2.5 GLS 4x4 M/T sells for P1.47 million and comes in body color options such as Gemstone Grey Mica, Cool Silver, Sedona Red, Savanna White, Pyrenese Black, and Garnet Green.