The 2018 Mitsubishi Montero is targeting off-road centric users and will be sold in various markets under various names. For example, it is sold as Pajero in many markets but in the UK it is available as Mitsubishi Shogun. After a brief spell of discontinuation in the USA and subsequent customer demand, the company is all set to reintroduce this model. The 2018 Montero is being readied for release. The Mitsubishi has some interesting car models up its sleeves that never fail to arouse interest in the buyers. The Montero is one such candidate.
2018 Mitsubishi Montero – Innovative Features
From the developments, it seems that the 2018 Montero will be based on the much-touted stylish PHEV concept that the company showcased at Geneva Motor Show two years back. The usage of lightweight material will lead to the diminished weight of the production version. However, the SUV will have rugged build and certain body claddings to reflect its off-road capability. It will most certainly be equipped with DRL and the latest LED headlamps. It may get also 18-inch wheels and options for larger ones.
The cabin will be practically designed with quality materials used inside. The buyer will get options for upholstery. A sunroof and ambient lighting may be there. The cabin will also be spacious with oodles of small item storage bins and cubicles. Some type of advanced noise cancellation tech may be used to ensure the riding experience is quiet.
The 2018 Mitsubishi Montero will get top safety features and latest amenities. Furthermore, the safety features will include multiple airbags, rearview camera, blind zone monitor, cruise control, lane keep assist and rear parking sensor. However, the amenities will include climate control, heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, HD radio and in cabin 4G Wifi setup etc. There will be some customization choices both for infotainment and safety.
2018 Mitsubishi Montero – Powertrain Rumors
The 2018 Mitsubishi Montero will be equipped with a 6 cylinder naturally aspirated engine in the US market. A hybrid powertrain will also be there but it will not be sold in all markets. Not much is known about the exact output of the engine but it will let the car touch 60 mph from 0 in seven seconds. The engines are going to be quite fuel efficient. This engine may be clubbed with eight-speed automatic transmission unit.
2018 Mitsubishi Montero – Expected Price and Release Date
The 2018 Mitsubishi Montero is expected to be priced close to $50,000. However, based on customization this may go up. It is expected to be released for sale in mid-2017.
Summing it up
Overall, the new Mitsubishi Montero is going to be a nice off-road capable SUV. It has stylish and rugged design along with a roomy and well-deigned cabin. The choice of powertrains will be good and hybrid setup will appeal to the environment aware lot. This SUV is also equipped with a lot of amenities and latest safety features. It will be pitted against rivals like Land Rover Discovery.