The SUV segment is quite fast growing and every carmaker including newcomers and old time players are trying their level best to grab a bigger pie of this segment. Mitsubishi is sprucing up its popular SUV Montero for a 2017 release. Also sold in some countries as Pajero, this is one of the most technologically advanced cars in its segment. The 2017 Montero will come with several enhancements inside the cabin and also outside. While its appeal lies in being a family car with generous cargo space the Montero also lures buyers aiming at off-road driving.
2017 Mitsubishi Montero – Body Styles Changes and other Options
The exterior of 2017 Mitsubishi Montero is both aggressive and enticing. The front bumper has been revamped and new LED headlights have also been added. Some changes are also perceptible at the rear part of the car. The curves and creases make it look sleek and appealing. It is based more or less on the GC-PHEV Concept which was showcased earlier in 2014 Tokyo International Auto Show.
The cabin of 2017 Mitsubishi Montero is likely to be more spacious than the earlier version. The seats are large and wrapped with plush leather upholstery. It is sold either in a 5 or 7 seater version. The cabin is also equipped with satellite navigation, improved control panel, Bluetooth, USB and automatic climate control. Cargo space is also likely to be pretty good. The 2nd row of seats can be folded to make room for more cargo. The Mitsubishi cars are known for their focus on technology and safety features and the same can be said about the Mitsubishi Montero 2017. The buyers will get options like Anti-lock brakes, traction control, airbags, stability control, blind spot warning, forward collision warning etc. The Smartphone Link Display Audio is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
2017 Mitsubishi Montero – Modifications in the Engine
The 2017 Mitsubishi Montero is going to be a hybrid car. The company is yet to say anything officially on details of the engine powering the SUV. However, the industry buzz points to a gas-electric engine. There may be a supercharged V6 engine inside which will be mated with an electric motor. The engines may generate 330 hp or so. The engines will be linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission unit. Buzz is there will be a lithium-ion battery inside the hood too. It, however, will not cut into cargo space. It will be made available in a 4WD system.
2017 Mitsubishi Montero – Pricing and Availability
The Mitsubishi has not said anything in a confirmed way about the exact release date of Montero 2017. However, it may be made available for sale in last months of 2016. It is likely to be priced close to $ 49000 for the base version. The 2017 Mitsubishi Montero is an interesting Hybrid SUV that offers nearly everything you need without pinching the wallet a lot. It offers a solid engine, spacious cabin, and decent features. However, some rivals may give it the steep competition. The most potent rivals it will face are the Toyota Prado and Fortuner. Even the Isuzu MU-X puts up a good show.