On 16th April, 2012, Mitsubishi Motors unleashed the revamped version of their mighty Montero in the Indian auto market. The Japanese auto maker has been enjoying decent success of its Pajero and Montero in the SUV category in the country. Mitsubishi Pajero has been phased out in other auto markets and Montero has taken its place. But due to its growing charm among Indian car enthusiasts, company has unveiled a new BSIV variant to comply the emission norms.
Mitsubishi Montero 2012 is almost similar to its predecessor model and showcases few cosmetic changes in its muscular outfit and spacious interiors. Engine, however, remains the same i.e. 3.2L diesel intercooled turbocharger power-mill. Having proven on all grounds across the globe, the mammoth Montero is a pleasure to drive with its responsive heart and eagerness to outperform. Supportive gearbox and easy-to-maneuver steering poise the vehicle with enough to deal with the toughest terrains. Tough body and soft interiors are a rear combination that come factory fitted in the Mitsubishi Montero 2012. Apart from the appealing looks and cozy cabin, Montero is blessed with host of exciting convenient and safety features.
Mountainous Montero is locking horns with new Toyota Fortuner, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, Land Rover Freelander 2 and Audi Q5.
Engine, Specifications & Performance:-
Under the massive hood of Montero lies a 3200 cc DOHC 16-valve, in-line, 4-cylinder, diesel intercooled turbocharger gives an impressive power of 202 Ps at 3800 rpm and ultimate torque of 441 Nm at 2000 rpm. The common rail direct engine is mated with 5-speed automatic with sports mode.
The powerful engine with its muscular build is made to take on the toughest terrains anywhere with ease. The Super Select 4WD (SS4-II) technology gives the machine the necessary thrust to outperform in extreme conditions. The off roader has a top speed of 174 kmph and sprints from 0-100 kmph in mere 15.3 seconds.
Glancing at the majestic Montero is an adorable encounter to happen. Displaying rugged looks with solid build having commanding stance and unmatchable road presence, Mitsubishi Montero 2012 is hard to ignore. Chromed dipped front, decisive bold headlamps, protective mud guards and silver painted front skid plate all contribute to the robustness of the machine. Standing tall on 17 inch alloy wheels, Montero is exceptional when it comes to taking up challenges.
Mitsubishi Montero cabin is proficiently engineered with utmost care to the finest detailing because pleasures are not bought frequently. A master of off roading and a leader of on roading, the mammoth Montero interiors are poised with classy comfortable and convenience features. Capacious space, user friendly controls, leather seats and elegant upholstery enchant the cockpit with regal looks and feel. The diverse seating arrangement of the crossover is suitable for every move that you undertake.
Comfort and Convenience:-
Magnificent Montero is bestowed with host of features comprising of Rockford Audio System, Center Information Display, Stylish Meter Cluster, 4-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls and cruise control, Headlamp washer, Colour Keyed Power Door Mirror with folding function, Power Seat with Lumbar Support, adjustable center armrest console box with upper and lower compartments , Seat Heater, Sunvisor with illuminated Vanity Mirror, Electro Chromic Rear Mirror, Accessory Socket, Keyless Entry System, Aluminium pedals, Spare Wheel Cover, etc.
Mitsubishi has as always given safety top priority with embracing the new Montero with enough active and passive protective features. These include Dual stage air bags, Side and Curtain airbags, Safety design fuel tank, Active stability & Traction control system, RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) Body, Hydraulic brake booster, Multi mode anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Collapsible steering column, Immobilizer, Theft alarm, Sensor, Seat belts for front, 2nd and 3rd row seats and Child locks.
Montero 2012 offers decent mileage of 7 kmpl in city and 12 kmpl on highways which is similar to its predecessor.
The all new Mitsubishi Montero 2012 is priced at Rs 40.50 lakh (Ex-showroom New Delhi).
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