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TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Mitsubishi upgrades the Montero Sport for 2012

The year may not be yet over Mitsubishi Motors Philippines has seen fit to upgrade the Montero Sport.

For the 2012 model of the Montero Sport, Mitsubishi Philippines is offering more refinements and technological advancements to it to make the ride more enjoyable. Leading the fresh batch of upgrades is the five-speed Invecs-II automatic transmission with Sportronic mode and magnesium alloy paddle shifters for the Montero Sport GLS V 4x2. Also new for 2012 is that the manual transmission-equipped variants of the Montero Sport now also get the variable geometry turbo (VGT) technology that was introduced to the lineup earlier this year, boosting the manual variants' power output to 176hp and 400Nm of torque.

Other upgraded that the rest of the Montero Sport lineup has received are the ventilated rear disc brakes, overhead aircon vents for both second and third row passengers and cruise control for the Montero Sport GLS V 2WD and 4WD and GTV variants.

The latest upgrades follow the ones the Montero Sport received earlier this year, like the VGT turbo and the fully-integrated multimedia and multi-information system with its single-DIN, in-dash 7-inch liquid crystal display (LCD) monitor and touchscreen interface. With the multi-information system, accessing the vehicle's vital information such as its fuel consumption, speed, range, direction, outside temperature, outside pressure, elevation, and periodic service maintenance reminder is now made easier with just a touch on the LCD screen. 

In addition, the Montero Sport GTV, GLS-V 4WD, and GLS-V 2WD models were equipped with global positioning navigation system while the Montero Sport GTV and GLS V 4WD variants also received the tire pressure monitoring system, which relays the real time condition of all tires such as air pressure and temperature.

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