Pajero, Shogun, or Montero, the crossover from the Mitsubishi is one of the longest-serving vehicles in this segment. Also, it takes many credits for the growth of SUV class. When there were no so many vehicles, Montero was one of the rare crossovers battling other, more popular vehicles. Now, it evolved into a big star on the market with special editions and trims. One of them, which will draw attention is 2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sport.
Initially arrived as Pajero in its homeland, the vehicle expanded the market pretty fast. In the UK we know it as Shogun, while in North America it comes out as Montero. Whatsoever, after three generations, the sales discontinued. The 2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sport will mark the comeback of the crossover and its most favorite trim level.
2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Off-Road Concept
The 2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sport will be based on its closest sibling, Pajero Sport. This is not a special version of the Pajero, but the successor of Mitsubishi Challenger. However, the name game is pretty confusing with this company. It launches the same or similar vehicles on different markets under various names. Most of them share similar concepts, but these are assembled as a puzzle.
Buyers in North America will get the 2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sport. It will be an off-road vehicle with excellent capabilities for a road ride. The crossover with this name exists in the Philippines, but we seriously doubt it will have anything in common with the US edition. Engine choice and overall design will suffer a lot. So, even if they carry the same name, these models will be totally different.
2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Engine and Specs
We will just mention which drivetrains Montero Sport is using in other markets. There are three choices over the world. The only petrol unit is a 3.0-liter Mivec V-6. Diesels are more popular, and the SUV comes out with two choices. The first one is a 2.4-liter mill, and the other is 2.5-liter. The power range of diesel drivetrains goes from 135-180 horses. Torque level is much higher than for petrol unit. Base diesel can make 230 lb-ft and the more powerful one 320 pound-feet.
2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Release Date
It is still unknown when the 2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sport will come to the US. The company must take it seriously. So, they must deliver the perfect crossover which should be able to compete with likes of Nissan Patrol and Land Rover Discovery. The diesel engine will be a great addition, although it is hard to meet requirements of the US regulations. However, the persistence and effort should be rewarded at the end.
How much will the new Mitsubishi Montero Sport cost?
Since it is not easy to find its suitable sibling, it is very hard to predict the price of the 2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sport. Also, the last model was there 13 years ago, and it can’t be either used for comparison. Whatsoever, to be competitive, Mitsubishi will have to lure buyers and fans of other crossovers. The best solution is to offer an attractive price, less than its main rivals.