VGT-equipped Montero Sport, Strada to lead Mitsubishi lineup

By Patrick Everett Tadeo
 

TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Mitsubishi Montero Sport and Strada

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines will soon take the 3.2-liter variants of the Montero Sport and Strada off the lineup and push the freshly-launched variable-geometry turbo (VGT) variants to be the range-topping vehicles for both models.

"We're phasing out the 3.2-liter variants this year to make way for the new VGT-equipped variants," said Arlan Reyes, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines' assistant manager for advertising and promotions. "Once we've exhausted our supply of the 3.2-liter variants, the 2.5-liter VGT-equipped variants will become our high-end models."

Reyes added that Mitsubishi is offering a sizable discount to those who will purchase the 3.2-liter variants as the Japanese car company makes room in its inventory for the VGT-equipped vehicles. The 3.2-liter Montero Sport GLS SE 4x4 and GLS 4x4 are currently sold at P1.72 million and P1.48 million, respectively. The 3.2-liter Strada GLS Sport 4x4 (AT) is at P1.305 million and the GLS Sport 4x4 (MT) is at P1.265 million.

Mitsubishi Philippines expects to keep its dominance in the sport-utility vehicle market as it eyes to sell 1,200 units of the Montero Sport with VGT this year. It targets to sell 450 units of the similarly-equipped Strada.

SIGN UP FOR EXCLUSIVE AUTOMOTIVE UPDATES!
GET VIA
COMMENTS

User account login

Not registered? Click here to be a TopGear.com.ph member.

Forgot your Password?.

Click this link to view our posting guidelines.

Filter comments by:
  • cjv_justice Feb 24 2011 @ 12:53pm
    awww! but I still love the 4M41... definitely our Strada will stay long with the family!
  • redcat Feb 24 2011 @ 01:14pm
    why not a 4M41 with VGT?
  • BOOGIECAT Feb 24 2011 @ 02:50pm
    @redcat:Mas mahal pag yan ang nilagay na engine sa Montero Sport at para lang yan sa Pajero BK.
  • diverdriver Feb 24 2011 @ 06:55pm
    I cannot believe na MMPC are already selling na ng 4x2 GLS vgt and those waiting for GT-V have to wait until 3.2 old stocks are sold. Merong taga MMPC na parang nag messed up big time.

    My Friend is waiting to buy but his Casa have given him no information as to date on availability.

    It is looking like a MMPC publicity disaster ....

    @redcat. Walang 3.2vgt strada even in Australia or Europe; so is not going to happen here.
  • GTi Feb 24 2011 @ 09:45pm
    AFAIK the VGT 4M41 is for the new Pajero. 200ps ang power output if I remember right.
  • genntommy Feb 24 2011 @ 10:31pm
    just bought gls 2.5... para naman nakakasama ng loob :(
  • expatio Feb 24 2011 @ 11:06pm
    Am waiting for a black GT-V; my first Mitsubishi since 1995. No idea when I will be getting it though, as my CASA does not know yet.

    Some friends in NCR region said their Casa said in two weeks time,
    They are saying there is P35,000 discount and free LTO registration for 3 years plus the usual goodies.

    Brochures for 2011 models are now on mmpc website.
    GLS-V 4x2 VGT: http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com.ph/monterosport-gls-v/brochure.pdf
    GT-V 4x4 VGT: http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com.ph/monterosport-gtv/brochure.pdf
  • HKB Feb 24 2011 @ 11:34pm
    ang problima lang dito sa mit ay madaling umosok ang malina at malakas sa fuel, Isuzu D-max pa rin mas, matibay at maitpid sa fuel...
  • HKB Feb 24 2011 @ 11:35pm
    correction ang makina nila, lalo 4D56 engine...
  • BOOGIECAT Feb 25 2011 @ 01:31am
    By next week mayroon na nyan sa showrooms!
  • rtvaldez67 Feb 25 2011 @ 06:28am
    put the old engine (not the V) of the montero to the fuzion or adventure.
  • expatio Feb 25 2011 @ 07:53am
    @boogiecat
    What will be in showrooms?
  • rmra71 Feb 25 2011 @ 10:39am
    Do you think the GTV 4x4 monty is coming out by March?
  • Theognosis Feb 25 2011 @ 07:27pm
    Hahahaha...You Hyundai fanatics never fail to crack me up! Please stick to your "SUV" Kimchis for this is a pick-up contest--a TRUCK race for chrisakes! Seriously, I got my eyes on the new Ford Ranger. I'm buying one as soon as it comes out.
  • Theognosis Feb 25 2011 @ 08:11pm
    @pizzalancerevo hahaha...I think Botchi just had his favorite lunch so it pretty much negated the Mitsu's advantage. :)
  • Knowell Feb 27 2011 @ 06:12am
    Yeah why not a CRDi equipped and revamped Adventure, so that Mitsu's trio could finally trash another manufacturer's vaunted trio...
  • Prism Mar 06 2011 @ 11:46pm
    Will there be a Strada 4x4 VGT (MT) variant too? From what I've gathered so far, only the 4x2 and 4x4 (AT) VGT-Strada's will be available.
    Last modified Mar 06 2011 @ 11:48pm
  • aoa0822 Mar 21 2011 @ 06:11am
    can't wait to try the new monty 4x4 vgt
    Last modified Mar 21 2011 @ 07:22am
Filter comments by:
1 to 18 of 18