Mitsubishi releases pricing for VGT-equipped Montero Sport Philippine Car News - Mitsubishi introduces new VGT-equipped Montero Sport variants

You already know the new Mitsubishi Montero Sport with variable geometry turbo will come in two variants--the GTV 4x4 and the GLS-V 4x2. So how much do you need to shell out for the sport-ute?

The new Montero Sport 4x4 GTV is available at an introductory price of the P1.688 million while the 4x2 GLS-V variant is at P 1.408 million.

Thanks to the VGT technology, the Montero Sport's 2.5-liter Common Rail Diesel engine's output has been bumped up to 175hp and 350Nm of torque as it reduces the lag time that's associated with standard turbochargers while optimizing the engine's efficiency and performance at any engine speed.

You can take the Montero Sport GTV off-road as it is equipped with the same Super Select 4WD system found in the Pajero, allowing the driver to switch from 2WD to high-range 4WD even at speeds of up to 100kph and back with just a flick of the lever. The Montero Sport GTV is also equipped with a hybrid-type limited slip differential, which makes sure that power will be transmitted as positive traction to all wheels.

Paired to the GTV variant is a five-speed INVECS-II automatic transmission with Sportronic mode equipped with Magnesium Alloy paddle shifters to give the vehicle a more spirited and exhilarating drive.

To help distinguish the VGT-equipped Montero Sport from its more plebian brethren on the road, it flaunts a new honeycomb-type front grille that sports a GTV emblem to give it a more rugged and aggressive look, front fog lamps with silver ring garnish, roof rails, tube-type running boards, a carbon fiber-finished rear spoiler, and a chrome tail pipe finisher.

The Montero Sport is now available in eight colors: Gemstone Grey Mica, Cool Silver, Sedona Red, Savanna White, Pyrenese Black, Claysoil Beige, Lorenz Blue Mica and Quartz Brown.


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  • hopeless Feb 17 2011 @ 02:53am
    GTV marks the spot. Nice one. I hope that would not remain as an introductory price only but permanent price in the future.
  • torque88 Feb 17 2011 @ 04:45am
    Cool Specs!! paano yan Fortuner D4D gagaya kana sa MS 4x4 GTV? Ayusin mo muna yun tagtag effect mo bago un engine upgrade with sinok problem;)
  • tidus1203 Feb 17 2011 @ 07:01am
    Wow, Hyundai had one since 2006...
  • Jetwash Feb 17 2011 @ 09:11am
    Yung specs na yan equivalent lang ng 2007 model Santa Fe....I want to hear from Fortuner fans...
  • BOOGIECAT Feb 17 2011 @ 09:23am
    Jetwash wala namang paddle shifters ang Santa Fe..LOL!!
  • dominic Feb 17 2011 @ 10:41am
    underpowered parin, pero mas pipiliin ko yan kesa sa Fortuner!
    • katsikot Sep 26 2011 @ 05:38pm
      Not really, its actually quite responsive, the VGT makes a big difference. Lakas humatak.
  • barry Feb 17 2011 @ 11:09am
    ako, everest at santa fe parin ako. hehe. i don't care if the santa fe has no paddle shifters. pero dapat, sumabay na rin sa trend ang fortuner with a VGT. para patas na ang competition. next year naman ang ford na naman ang maglalabas ng 1 of a kind na VGT. hehe
    • katsikot Sep 26 2011 @ 05:39pm
      the fortuner 3.0 D4-D is equipped with a VGT, kahit yung unang labas. VNT(Variable Nozzle Turbine)lang yung tawag.
  • bourne Feb 17 2011 @ 11:34am
    There have been rumors, but have not been confirmed that an all new version is expected in the 2012 models. Sources close to Toyota deny this. They say They always announce their new Models through their Dealer network. As of now the current models are the Latest with the all new Facelift last Year. The Fortuner is Selling well and no changes are expected in the near future. - Wiki Toyota Fortuner
  • hansoctobre Feb 17 2011 @ 11:44am
    The all new toyota Fortuner will be out by Aug. I think they want the montero out first. The new fortuner has a new body and engine.
  • expatio Feb 17 2011 @ 12:46pm
    This article is about the New Montero Sport.

    But it sure brings out the Hyundai and TToyota fanboys.

    Fact is the santa fe is not an off roader, It is a hatchback with high ground clearance, and not even in he same catogory as MS or Fort

    As for the Fortuner; yes sure there will have a complete new model in the coming year or so. But this is today; and today it so far behind the MS, one wonders how anyone could buy one.
  • hansoctobre Feb 17 2011 @ 01:21pm
    expatio : Well yeah point taken there. Oh well it's better to be late then never. hehe!
  • expatio Feb 17 2011 @ 05:25pm
    I think you will find that the 2010 model Montero Sport outsold the Fortuner, with 12,000 units finding grateful homes. By the time the new Fortuner hits the showrooms; Mitsubishi will be well into their development of their next model :)
  • carl96 Feb 17 2011 @ 07:28pm
    I'm seeing Montero Sport GLS-V plying on the roads now.. How about GT-V? Sana may PIMS na agad so that the public can see and test drive the units..
  • carl96 Feb 17 2011 @ 07:30pm
    I hope the Strada comes next with VGT then the Pajero (3.2---197hp, 441nm). Tambak na Toyota niyan once they release these rides.
  • expatio Feb 17 2011 @ 08:05pm
    In answer to your first question. he GT-V price was only announced today. Should see some on the road next week.
    Your second question: The Strada vgt has just been announced this evening:
  • carl96 Feb 17 2011 @ 08:09pm
    @expatio---That's right. Just visited MMPC website and red that even the Strada, magiging VGT na pala. Back to back launch with the MS. Two variants also (Strada 2.5 GLS Sport V 4x4 AT and now a new additional variant Strada 2.5 GLX V 4x2 AT). Very exciting vehicles to come...
  • BOOGIECAT Feb 17 2011 @ 08:32pm
    Good luck MMPC!
  • LC80_pajeroCK Feb 17 2011 @ 08:36pm

    * Displacement — 3200 cc
    * Bore — 98.5 mm
    * Stroke — 105.0 mm
    * Fuel type — Diesel

    2nd Generation Variable geometry intercooled turbo

    * Fuel system — Common Rail Direct Injection
    * Compression ratio — 17:1, 16.0:1
    * Power —147 kW (200 PS) at 3800 rpm
    * Torque — 441 N·m (325 lb·ft) at 2000 rpm


    * 2010-present Mitsubishi Pajero

    1KD-FTV is a 3.0L (2982cc) straight-4 common rail diesel engine with a variable geometry turbocharger and Intercooler. It has 16 valves and a DOHC (double overhead camshaft) design. Bore is 96 mm and stroke is 103 mm. It generates 170 hp (125 kW) at 3400 rpm, and 260 lbf·ft (352 N·m) of torque at 1800-3400 rpm. Redline of this engine is at 4200 RPM. Compression ratio is 17.9:1.

    4M41- 200PS VS 1KD-FTV- 170HP
  • LC80_pajeroCK Feb 17 2011 @ 08:38pm

    * Displacement — 3200 cc
    * Bore — 98.5 mm
    * Stroke — 105.0 mm
    * Fuel type — Diesel

    2nd Generation Variable geometry intercooled turbo

    * Fuel system — Common Rail Direct Injection
    * Compression ratio — 17:1, 16.0:1
    * Power —147 kW (200 PS) at 3800 rpm
    * Torque — 441 N·m (325 lb·ft) at 2000 rpm


    * 2010-present Mitsubishi Pajero

    1KD-FTV is a 3.0L (2982cc) straight-4 common rail diesel engine with a variable geometry turbocharger and Intercooler. It has 16 valves and a DOHC (double overhead camshaft) design. Bore is 96 mm and stroke is 103 mm. It generates 170 hp (125 kW) at 3400 rpm, and 260 lbf·ft (352 N·m) of torque at 1800-3400 rpm. Redline of this engine is at 4200 RPM. Compression ratio is 17.9:1.

    4M41- 200PS VS 1KD-FTV- 170HP
  • expatio Feb 17 2011 @ 09:43pm
    I am not sure why you are putting those numbers up here on this thread as neither engine is relevant.

    Having said that, before I presumed the toyota 3.0L vgt was more powerful.

    I also was not aware that the 2010 Filipino Pajero had the 3.2 vgt engine yet.
  • enZo4o Feb 17 2011 @ 10:12pm
    ill go for Hyundai Sta. Fe all the way down..
    Sta Fe's CRDi eVGT makes 197 horses.. not 175..
  • maranello_5775 Feb 17 2011 @ 10:25pm
    I still don't understand how come the manual vgt equipped variants(not available yet available) are stronger than the automatic ones?
  • kenj23 Feb 17 2011 @ 10:38pm
    Hi! with all due respect to you expatio the Santa Fe is not a high hatchback because it has an engine of an SUV but not an off-roader. If it's a hatchback then why is it categorized as a CUV? In many reviews the SF is categorized as a CUV. Get it expatio?
  • jetrone Feb 17 2011 @ 10:58pm
    parang malaking mitsu adventure
  • Machspeed Feb 17 2011 @ 11:26pm
    I can't wait to see when Toyota will release a new Fortuner to go against the Montero.
  • dominic Feb 17 2011 @ 11:39pm
    @kenj23 tama! di ko maintindihan bakit pinipilit ni sir expatio na hatchback ung SF! eh kung hatchback yan, dapat worldwide alam na hatchback yan hindi isang tao lang, parang gumwa lang ng sariling statement tapos ikakalat. try mo sabihin yan kay Ms. Fe(Pres of HARI), ewan ko lang kung ano sasabihin sayo nyan.
  • koneleaves Feb 18 2011 @ 12:59am
    Another Carjacker bait...... TC always.....
  • jmp.gutierrez Feb 18 2011 @ 01:03am
    Parang ang sagwa lang nung pagkakalagay nung GTV emblem sa front grille :))
  • LC80_pajeroCK Feb 18 2011 @ 08:58am
    these are the euro 4 specs for euro 4-5 emission countries.
  • nestortinam Feb 18 2011 @ 11:52am
    Wow ganda. More Power!!!
  • gundam Feb 18 2011 @ 12:16pm
    Ok na to. Within my means. Upgraded na din ba alarm/immobilizer nito?
  • gundam Feb 18 2011 @ 02:36pm
    donate na lang yung previous montero sport engine sa fuzion.
  • macpro Feb 18 2011 @ 08:31pm
    The montero is a SUV and the Santa Fe is a CUV. These vehicles does not compete against each other. It makes no sense comparing vehicles of different category.
  • gvm0116 Feb 18 2011 @ 10:25pm
    @macpro - You're right but there is a very good explanation for that. Since these vehicles fall in the same price category, have the same seating capacity, the same size (give or take), buyers, regardless of the knowledge between the distinction of both vehicle classes, tend to generalize these cars to be under the same roof. Likewise, to the common Pinoy, a CRV, a RAV 4 even the Mercedes GL (W204 platform) and Volvo XC90 (based on a Volvo sedan) are all considered to be cars belonging in the same category.
  • dominic Feb 18 2011 @ 11:03pm
    tama tama
  • cristan Feb 19 2011 @ 04:30am
    Definitely this one would sell like pancakes and it would really beat the Toyota Fortuner whether in specs and in style. I just wish they change the monty's butt coz it does not complement the front styling., on the other hand the Korean Santa Fe and Sorento have still an edge over these Japanese SUV's. why i said so? just try to test drive and you'll see and feel the difference. God bless.
  • hansoctobre Feb 19 2011 @ 07:55am
    Will see about that. :) well lets say its good for now.
  • hansoctobre Feb 19 2011 @ 08:09am
    Congratulations! MMPC ;)
  • vansxtrme23 Feb 19 2011 @ 12:58pm
    ang angas mo tlga monty!hehe..and nice pricing, sna wag nyo na baguhin..
  • Bigforce Feb 19 2011 @ 02:48pm
    @ macpro - The santafe is an SUV, infact motioncars classify it as Luxury SUV.

    Back to topic - The MS is definitely a good buy. The only reason I don't have an MS is that they are very common now a days and somehow they don't turn heads anymore. A change in engine specs is good what they need now is to improve the body dynamics.
  • gvm0116 Feb 19 2011 @ 04:56pm
    @Bigforce - You are half-right, sir. The Sta. Fe may be an SUV but it's actually a crossover SUV. The distinction being a car-based SUV using a monocoque construction while the "real" SUV such as the Montero and its Japanese counterparts the Fortuner, Alterra and the American Everest (pajero, patrol safari, LC200 and the prado included) all have body on frame construction. Sorry to tell you but motioncars aren't that accurate as regards car classification. They even failed to get the proper class distinction between the E-class and S-class Mercedes. And the BMW 5 and 7 series. And the Mitsubishi Pajero and Montero Sport. Need I say more?
  • macpro Feb 20 2011 @ 01:04am
    @gvm- Very well said. Thanks.
  • hansoctobre Feb 20 2011 @ 07:06am
    Big Force : Yes boss I agree. They should improve the body dynamics.
  • vansxtrme23 Feb 20 2011 @ 01:21pm
    off course they will not change the body of the montero, it was only released last 2009, it will take at least 5 yrs before the all new montero comes. so whether you like it or not, you have to wait until 2014.
  • RS500 Feb 20 2011 @ 03:39pm
    I'll take this new Montero Sport for serious off-roading but as a city slicker, the Santa Fe wins it.
  • expatio Feb 22 2011 @ 05:36pm
    As you have been told it is an CUV. As for being luxury, maybe for you, but I am afraid once again your source is wrong. It is a budget CUV, which means it is a cheap hatcback softroader that is overpriced for the Filipino market. Luxury CUVs include those made by Mercedes, BMW, Audi and Lexus to name but a few. If you ever drove either of them you would know why the SF is a budget version.
  • rmra71 Feb 23 2011 @ 11:58am
    When do you think the GTV 4x4 will be released to the market? I heard its going to be 2-3 months from now pa daw....can anyone confirm this?
  • karutoyz Feb 23 2011 @ 12:11pm
    for further inquiries you can contact me at 09224300073 or 09174688252. Sales Executive of Union Motors Caloocan. Thanks .:)
  • rmra71 Feb 23 2011 @ 01:15pm
    @karutoyz-----------Do you think its coming out next month? Have already placed an order for the 3.2L GLS SE, only to find out about this modification.
  • thay Feb 23 2011 @ 02:22pm
    I still love my fort!!!!
  • karutoyz Feb 25 2011 @ 10:33am
    @rmra71---- we didn't have the exact date for the releasing of the unit but you can now place a reservation for the new montero 4x4 gtv. I think it will be released by the end of March or first week of April because of the demand. the price is introductory price, first 1,000 units, the new montero 4x2 vgt will increase by 20-30k next month because the first 1,000 units are already been sold and reserved so it is much better if you could place a reservation asap. you can email me at [email protected]. so that I can placed your reservation and I'll give you a better price deal and additional discounts.
  • expatio Feb 26 2011 @ 07:40am
    Two of my friends have been offered P45,000 disacount on the GT-V and free 3y LTO, rustproofing tint mats etc.
  • expatio Feb 28 2011 @ 07:44pm
    MMPC have brought back the expected release to CASAs from end of Feb to second week in March. So will probably not be available to prospective buyers until 3rd or 4th week as Sir Jake said.
  • expatio Mar 02 2011 @ 01:17pm
    It turns out the P45,000 discount was a kind of scam. It was based (by the SA) on taking the in house finance. The TRUE discount was actually only the standard mmpc P20,000 and no free LTO if self financing or paying cash.

    Beware of SAs claiming to be giving you discounts in an in-house finance deal.

    The TRUE discount off the actual vehicle itself is what they will give you on a cash sale.
  • karutoyz Mar 08 2011 @ 11:18am
    expatio was right. beware of the scams and transact only thru bonafide SALES EXECUTIVE of Mitsubishi motors. the 45,000 discount is based on in-house financing of the other dealers. I am from the UNION MOTORS CALOOCAN.
  • rmra71 Mar 09 2011 @ 03:51pm
    MMPC hasn't announced when exactly they'll start selling the Montero Sport GTV 4x4....when exactly are they releasing it??? It seems sa April pa ata.
  • rmra71 Mar 09 2011 @ 03:56pm
    @expatio--------very useful info indeed. Thanks!
  • Oris F1 Mar 09 2011 @ 04:07pm
    Yup I agree....ang tagal ng release ng GTV 4x4! I think they should start distributing some units to the different dealers already. Its about time since they first announced it! I guess they're still trying to dispose all the remaining GLS SE units they have in stock....
  • karutoyz Mar 11 2011 @ 12:48pm
    it is now available in Union Motors Caloocan. you can contact me at 09224300073 or 09174688252. thanks topgear. :)
  • dtkiko Mar 16 2011 @ 12:13pm
    The Mitsubishi Strada is the "most overrated" pickup amongst all the Japanese, and it's not even the best; it doesn't win in hardcore and high-level 4x4 offroad tests in Europe and Australia.

    While the Euro- and Aussie-version Isuzu DMax iTEQ VGS is already VGT-equipped since 2006 and thereafter the Toyota Hilux SR-5 D4-D, the Triton or Strada in Philippines came in late and it makes so much publicity about its adoption of the "mechanical" VGT as if it is Mitsubishi's own innovative product haha!

    Besides, in all 4x4 comparos, the Triton or Strada VGT consumes more fuel than the DMax iTEQ VGS and the Hilux SR-5 and emits higher CO2 levels almost comparable to the Nissan Navara ST-X hehe....

    I'm not at all impressed with publicity and no substance at all....
  • Jade_topgear Aug 09 2011 @ 08:11am
    The new strada 2.5 vgt it's amazing. I buy my strada 3.2 GLS sport last april 2010 its disappointing to bare that the new 2.5 VGT strada has more PS & torque, anyone knows if VG turbo charger already available in the market and if its possible install?

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  • Jessebert Sarda Aug 29 2011 @ 08:07am
    More Powers to you Mitsubishi..
    Keep up the good work..
  • jaejae Nov 05 2011 @ 08:44am
    dtkiko.....dahil sa paulit-ulit mong sinasabi na napakagaling ng ganito at ganun sa australia, europe, US at ang strada at monty ay pang pilipinas lang....why don't you pack up and migrate to those places for you non-OVERRATED cars and stay there for good.... we're in the Philippines and we don't give a grain of rice to how awesome a car performs in europe or australia or wherever it is you keep on repeating, we care about a Philipne dweller car for Filipinos and for Philipine roads and it that complicated??
    if you're in Europe, buy a friggin car for europe....but we're in the philippines so we buy something that can COPE with our daily lifestyle...and i'm not even sayin Sta. Fe doesn't have it....
  • mgr366 Nov 06 2011 @ 01:51pm
    @jaejae... keep ur cool. dont be affected sa mga sinasabi ni dtkiko. like you, i am a proud owner of Mitsubishi Montero Sport. I am not affected by what he says. this is a public forum. Sa lahat po, keep your cool. Lapit na pasko. Tutal sabi naman nya eh d pwedeng sila o tayo lang ang pogi. DAPAT LAHAT POGI... =)
  • jaejae Nov 06 2011 @ 09:17pm
    mgr366....hahaha, don't worry po, i'm not affected naman, pamatay oras din tong discussion eh hehehe kaya nga eh wala namang nagsabing Monty lang ang pogi at macho, syempre Sta. Fe maganda rin at gorgeous, hehehe
    lahat naman ng sasakyan ngyon are good buy, depende na lang sa preference ng buyer, each has their owN strength and lang naman dapat tandaan ....
  • mgr366 Nov 08 2011 @ 03:50pm
    @jaejae hehehe eh kc pinapamigrate mo na si dtkiko. baka mamaya eh nasa ibang bansa yan at kasalukuyang nasa minahan tapos hindi pa nagbabakasyon sa pinas eh pinapa-alis/migrate mo na hehehe. dtkiko, pasalubong naman dyan... ano ba minimina nyo dyan, gold? =)
  • jaejae Nov 09 2011 @ 08:37am
    ^^hahaha di naman sir, nakakatawa kasi ako lagi na isisiksik pa sa comparo ang mga europe, aussie, US issue na mga sasakyan na most have different specs kesa sa philippines issue cars.... same din sa mga awards na europe's best ____, aussies best _____ , US' best _____ and bla bla bla.... eh iba naman criteria nila dun....
  • mgr366 Nov 09 2011 @ 09:23am
    hmm, actually you do have a point. =)
  • langrazemargel Feb 20 2012 @ 12:58pm
    montero sports gls 4x2 or toyota fortuner 4x2 gas??? pls help me..naguguluhan po ako kung ano bibilin ko ..firsttime ko pong mag SUV..
  • SAS77 Mar 27 2012 @ 08:54am
    @dtkiko A real car enthusiast would know that what you say is crap. Mitsubishi? Not winning in offroad competitions? :))))))) You're a real laugh dude. Ever heard of Dakar? huh? Mitsubishi has had several straight wins over there. Oh and Last 2009 the Strada/Triton was awarded Pick Up of the year in UK.
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