Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Mitsubishi Montero Sport GT 4x4: Luxurious, Sporty, and Technologically Packed || Monchster Chronicles

By Monch Henares

Mitsubishi Montero Sport 4X4 GT in "Field of Dreams"

The Mitsubishi Montero Sport 4x4 GT is one of the more popular mid-sized SUVs available in the country. The model was first launched in 1996 and grew to three generations since then. This new Montero Sport just had a major facelift with its noticeable aggressive front face and shorter teardrop rear lights. That is just two of the many changes and additions Mitsubishi designers and engineers put into their latest baby. Let's see why consumers are drawn to this SUV.

What makes it a Montero?

  • Flexible seating configuration that can carry 7 adults and adjustable for various cargo loading requirements.

  • A diesel engine that is fuel-efficient and cost less per liter compared to regular petrol gasoline.

  • A high vehicle stance to overcome rough and tough terrains.

  • Last but not the least, an appealing, luxurious, and sporty design that provides a commanding presence on the road.

Shorter teardrop rear lights

The Mitsubishi Montero Sport 4x4 GT covers all the considerations of the market and more. Hailing from a strong automotive heritage known for its world-class engineering and all geared to enhance the driving experience, the Montero Sport is a class of its own in the medium-size SUV segment.

Elegant inside and out

Sporting the refreshed, dynamic front face called the “Mitsubishi Dynamic Shield” that expresses a progressive and distinctive look, the Montero Sport exudes a strong and bold image deserving of a second glance. Complimented by fine lines, LED rear combination lamps, and shark’s fin antenna, the Mitsubishi 7-seater SUV projects a sophisticated feel commonly seen with luxury vehicles.

Aggressive Front Face

Inside, you will immediately feel an elevated experience with the Montero Sport’s interior design. Spacious interior, premium leather seats with double-layered cushioning, and a host of convenient features that promotes comfort and enjoyable drive.

Montero Sport’s interior design

Smooth and Easy

With the global tagline of “Elevate your Journey”, the Mitsubishi Montero is armed with innovative technological features that bring driving experience to a whole new level.

  • Keyless operation system [KOS] with start/stop engine button: 

Easily and seamlessly lock/unlock the doors from the outside and start/stop the engine with just a push of a button even if the key fob is in your bag or pocket

  • New smartphone-link display multimedia entertainment system: 

An 8-inch infotainment system that is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The system allows you to sync your mobile device to the vehicle for easy file, application, and function sharing.

  • New 8-inch color LCD instrument meter cluster: 

The 8-inch full LCD meter cluster is easy to read and it enhances the prestigious look and feel of the cockpit.

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control system: 

The A/C system lets you program different temperatures for the driver and the front passenger.

  • Adaptive cruise control: 

Allows you to set the desired distance between your vehicle and the car in front.

Cockpit simplified but full of advanced features

Smart Digital Instrumentation

Advanced technology for added convenience:

Having the customer experience on top of mind, the Montero Sport is engineered with several advanced technological features to further promote convenience.

  • Mitsubishi Remote Control App:

The 4x4 GT variant is compatible with the Mitsubishi Remote Control App that allows you to control your vehicle using your smartphone. Using the app, you can easily open/close doors, power windows, engine push-button on/off, headlights, position lamp, and hazard lamp with just one swipe. The Mitsubishi Remote Control App also reminds you in case you forgot to lock your doors and switch off your headlights. It also helps you locate your vehicle in a large parking lot, display various information about your vehicle, and provide you with troubleshooting solutions when the vehicle does not respond to the remote control.

Mitsubishi Remote Control App

  • Power tailgate:

Allows you hands-free access to open and close the tailgate automatically by placing your foot in front of the rear bumper sensors in an up-down motion. This is very helpful when your hands are full.

Power Tailgate

Safety & Convenience

The Montero Sport is also packed with advance safety features such as the 7 SRS Airbags, Blind Spot Warning with Lane Change Assist that prevents you from sideswiping other vehicles when changing lanes, Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System (UMS) that reduces accidents when abruptly pressing the accelerator during a standstill position, Forward Collision Mitigation System (FCM) that alerts the driver with a possible risk of collision, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Hill Start Assist for more power and Hill Descent Control that will surely give you peace of mind while driving. 

Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)

Ultrasonic Mitigation System (UMS)

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Monch "Monchster" Henares is an award-winning automotive journalist and feature writer for the Philippine Daily Inquirer's Road Talk, a media blogger @MonchsterChronicles.com, co-founder of Motourismo.ph and a co-anchor in the program 'Kaya Mo Yan' on DZRH News Tele-radio.  He is also a tech and motoring specialist, inventor, and automotive engineer. 

He managed the motor pool for a limousine company in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. He is now based in Manila, Philippines, and is the President of BuildMeUp Corp.

You may e-mail him at monchnrs@gmail.com
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