After making its global debut in Thailand last July, the refreshed Mitsubishi Montero Sport has now made its way into the Philippines. Mitsubishi’s new PPV gets a more stylish exterior, more modern interior, as well as more connectivity technologies.
The Montero Sport’s exterior changes are quite minor but noticeable. The grille is more angular, being more closely related to the refreshed Strada’s front grille. Apart from that, the fog lights have been relocated to a higher position while the turn signals have been integrated into the foglight housings. At the rear, the revised LED taillights feature a new cluster design with a darkened finish while its height has been shortened. This is primarily due to the reflectors being moved to the faux skid plates at the rear. Lastly, new alloy wheels designs give the Montero Sport a more modern and edgier look.
The interior sees quite an upgrade in terms of features. Those opting for the GT variant will be greeted by an 8-inch digital instrument cluster, a first for the PPV segment. Material quality has also been upgraded in a few areas such as the soft padded door handles to create a more premium interior ambiance. In terms of connectivity, the Montero Sport gets a new 8-inch touch screen infotainment system with high-resolution graphics, TomTom built-in navigation, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration as standard. At the back, there’s a new rear floor-mounted console with an additional 150V outlet along with the already existing USB port.
For added convenience, a new hands-free power liftgate is offered in the GT variant, which means a simple wave of your foot under the trunk with the smart key fob in your possession will automatically open the Montero Sport’s liftgate.
Drivers can still expect the same level of performance as before from its 2.4-liter MIVEC turbo diesel engine, producing 181 hp and 430 Nm of torque, mated to an 8-speed automatic driving the rear wheels. The GT 4WD, which will presumably also have more driver assistance features will arrive in Q1 2020.
In terms of safety, the Mitsubishi Montero Sport features electronic stability control, hill start assist, hill descent control, trailer stability assist, ISOFIX child seat anchor points, and dual SRS airbags as standard. Opting for the GT variant bumps the airbag count to six.
The Mitsubishi Montero Sport is now on sale across all Mitsubishi dealers in the Philippines with the following prices:
Montero Sport GLS 2WD – P1,769,000
Montero Sport GT 2WD – P1,998,000