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Mitsubishi loads up the Montero Sport GT 4×4 and offers ownership packages this August

Mitsubishi is boosting the appeal and desirability of its seven-seater midsize SUV Montero Sport by adding more safety and convenience features, particularly to the top of the line GT 4×4 variant. The Montero Sport needs little introduction, having debuted with a strong set of specifications. Since then, it’s been improved inside and out, with new styling and interior featues that help set it apart within its class.

The Montero Sport is powered by a 2.4-liter inline-four turbodiesel. The MIVEC variable valve timing system and variable geometry turbo help it deliver a peak 181ps and 430Nm. Helping to optimize power transmission is an 8-speed automatic, a segment first. The driver can call up shifts using magnesium-alloy paddle shifters.

The Montero Sport GT 4×4 features the second iteration of the brand’s Dynamic Shield design. A sporty fascia is complemented by slim headlamsp and large driving lights integrated into the bumper. The Montero Sport’s trademark teardrop (or some say, mecha-like) taillights help make it recognizable even from distance.  New 18-inch alloy wheels are standard, and in two-tone paint scheme for the GT. The GT features a front air dam, rear roof spoiler, and shark’s fin antenna.

The Montero Sport has on board the Super Select 4WD-II system. This allows the driver to shift from rear-wheel drive to four-wheel drive on the fly with a twist of the selector knob. A low-speed transfer case and center differential lock can also be engaged using the controller—for crawling on rugged terrain, rocks, mud or sand.

Inside, the Montero Sport coddles the driver with premium leather seats with double-layered cushioning. Keyless operation system is available, allowing convenient unlocking and vehicle start without having to take out the key. The available power tailgate is also operable by kicking one’s foot under the bumper.

At the center is an 8-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Instead of the usual analog instruments, the Montero Sport uses an 8-inch color LCD instrument cluster that’s reportedly easy to read in various conditions. A dual-zone aircon system allows driver and passenger to set their own temperature preferences.

The Montero Sport can be activated using the Mitsubishi Remote Control App. The app allows the driver to start and stop the engine, open and close doors and power windows, operate the headlamps, park lights and hazard lights with a swipe of their phone. The software also helps to locate the vehicle in a parking lot, and shows troubleshooting assistance if the vehicle does not respond to the remote control.

On the safety front, Montero Sport now has available adaptive cruise control, which maintains a set distance between the vehicle and the car in front. Active safety features also include Blind Spot warning, and lane change assist, rear cross traffic alert, hill start assist, and hill descent control. An Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System helps reduce collisions when the accelerator is suddenly pressed when the vehicle is at a standstill. The Forward Collision Mitigation System alerts the driver when a collision may occur.

Mitsubishi Motors supports owners from its 56 dealerships nationwide, each with highly-trained technicians and service advisers.

Until August 31, the Mitsubishi Montero Sport GT 4WD A/T is available for as low as P98,000 down payment. Cash buyers can save as much as P230,000. Other ownership schemes include zero-interest financing at 30% down payment with 36 months installment.

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