The 2018 Mitsubishi Montero Sport is an upcoming version of brand’s much-praised, truck-based, mid-size SUV. This model, thanks to its Triton-based underpinning, is very capable off road but is also good on the road. You can get this model in five- and seven-seat configurations combined with the modern diesel engine and 8-gear auto transmission. It also integrates modern tech and safety features and has the strong presence on the road thanks to its bold exterior design.
Mitsubishi totally redesigned this model for the 2016 model year and in some markets the third-generation Montero Sport arrived as the 2017 model. You will find this impressive mid-size SUV marketed as the Pajero Sport or Montero Sport depending where it is sold.
Considering, that this model is relatively new, it isn’t expected to bring significant improvements for the 2018 model year. Mitsubishi will work on tech and safety updates while changes in model’s appearance and interior will be in details. Don’t expect much new in model’s power hardware.
2018 Mitsubishi Montero Sport: Styling
Aside from the impressive off-road capability, the 2018 Mitsubishi Montero Sport will also provide the strong presence while cruising on the road thanks to its sculpted body design. The styling which reflects model’s capability is also nice for the eye and according to brand’s latest design language. So, called “Dynamic Shield design” will adorn model’s front end while dynamic sides panels sculpting will also add the visual interest when seen from the side. The rear will be defined by the tall rear overhang and signature, vertical taillights.
Buyers will love how this model looks but they will definitely prefer the view from its attractive and comfortable cabin. The upmarket interior design will hide model’s truck roots and modern tech and safety equipment will keep you connected and secure.
This model will have seats that are sculpted with the top-notch comfort in mind. The front chairs will be available with the heating feature and power adjustment. The leather upholstery will provide the upscale comfort and feel and sections with the stitched leather will also look like in the upmarket vehicle.
The buyers will also be satisfied with Mitsubishi’s latest infotainment system and model’s easy to use controls. A 7-inch touch screen will feature intuitive menu controls and the system will provide the extended connectivity capabilities.
New Montero Sport will also offer the features like automatic wipers and headlights, attractive wheel designs, dual-zone climate control, premium sound system and much more. There will also be the long list of the safety features. The model will make the use of the advanced systems like the forward collision mitigation, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, surround view system and something known as the Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System. This system purpose is to detect frontal and rear barriers and cut power when needed in order to prevent collisions.
2018 Mitsubishi Montero Sport: Performance
Powering most of the 2018 Mitsubishi Montero Sport models will be modern and efficient 2.4-liter MIVEC turbo four-cylinder diesel engine. It will produce around 133KW (178 hp) and torque of 430 Nm. This engine debuted in the new generation Triton and will provide more than enough power for the new Montero Sport either. This power mill will work in the combination with the 8-speed automatic transmission. This gearbox and engine will be the only combination in some markets. However, the selected markets will also get the 2.5-liter diesel and 3.0-liter V-6 petrol engines with the addition of the 6-speed manual transmission.
The model will also be available with Mitsubishi’s capable Super Select II system. This system can switch between four modes depending on the road demands. The Montero Sport will also provide class-leading towing capacity of 3.1 tons.
2018 Mitsubishi Montero Sport: Arrival, Price
There is no official confirmation about model’s arrival date and price. However, we expect the 2018 Mitsubishi Montero Sport late this year or in early months next year. The price shouldn’t change much.