Sept. 17, 2010
What good is an SUV if you canít have fun with it? Thatís why Mitsubishi Motors Philippines added in its Montero Sport line up, the GLX 4x2 with 5-speed manual transmission.
This Montero Sport GLX 4x2 with quick shift 5-speed manual transmission is powered by 2.5 liter DOHC 16-Valve Direct Injection Diesel with common rail and with quick-spool turbocharger and front-mounted intercooler which delivers a maximum output of 136PS @ 3,500 rpm and 314 N-m of torque @ 2,000 rpm and can easily cruise more than 170 kph.
Mitsubishiís 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 Ė and back at any speed with just a movement of the lever. The high-range 2WD mode is ideal for economical and quiet driving.
Like any other Montero variants, the GLX 4x2 Manual Transmission also measures 4,695 mm in length, 1,815 mm in width, 1,840 mm tall, and the wheelbase at 2,800 mm. The vast interior space provides a sense of comfort, purpose and safety. It also has a 3-row, 7-passenger, seating configuration which is flexible to accommodate even the most complex cargo scenario.
In detail, the Montero Sportís 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. Fender flares on the wheels arches plus bulging curves on the rear quarter panel widens its stance. Its halogen projector headlamps provide superior visibility and additional illumination is contributed by the front foglamps mounted on the bumper. The large doors, in combination with the tubular design step boards, are designed in a way to make getting in and out of the Montero Sport effortless. It also has standard load bearing roof rails which adds to that SUV appeal. At the rear, a tailgate with large glass area and Euro-inspired tail lamps adds to the unique Mitsubishi look.
For the interior, the Montero Sport GLX 4x2 M/T gets a black and light grey dashboard. The inner door trims with bottle holders also get the same accents while the seats are covered with grey water-repellant fabric. Behind the thick-rimmed three-spoke steering wheel is the instrument cluster with easy to read gauges that illuminates to an amber hue during night time driving. Instrument panel is in two-tone with Titanium accent. A manually controlled dual air conditioning system provides driving convenience. Audio entertainment is provided by the Mitsubishi Motors Audio Design single in-dash CD/MP3/WMA player with 4-speakers. This audio system can accommodate hands free mobile phone operation thanks to its Bluetooth pairing function. MP3 devices can also be connected via the audio systems USB, auxiliary input ports.
This fine SUV gives superior riding comfort which is made possible by its front double wishbones with coil springs, and a rear 3-link coil suspension with a long trailing arm design. Both ends of the Montero Sport are fitted with stabilizer bars to reduce body roll during cornering. A power assisted rack and pinion steering system provides good road feel, better response, and a class leading turning radius of only 5.6 meters. Braking power is complemented by front 16Ē ventilated disc brakes and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) that works in tandem with the Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD). 265/65 R17 tires mounted on stylish multi-spoke 17-inch aluminum wheels ensures excellent grip on and off the road.
For more information, visit Mitsubishi Carworld San Fernado [P] located along Jose Abad Santos Avenue, City of San Fernando with telephone number +63 45 963 1111; Mitsubishi Carworld Marilao along McArthur Highway, Tabing-Ilog, Marilao, Bulacan with telephone number +63 44 711 2895; Mitsubishi Carworld Tarlac at McArthur Highway, San Nicolas, Tarlac City, Tarlac with telephone number +63 45 982 5551; Mitsubishi Malolos located along Jose McArthur Highway, Mabolo, City of Malolos, Bulacan with telephone number +63 44 791 2405 and Mitsubishi Carworld Olongapo along 2725 Rizal Ave., West Bajac-Bajac, 2200 Olongapo City with telephone number +63 47 222 3743.