Solid ergonomics, supremely comfortable front seats, and upscale materials made the new Montero Sport feel like part of a more expensive class of SUV.
One of the most popular sport-utility vehicles in aftermarket is Montero Sport and it introduces two more variants- GTV 4×4, GLS SE 4×4, and GLS-V 4×2.
One common problem with the turbocharged models is “turbo lag”. When a turbocharger-equipped vehicle is running on mid-range or low revolutions-per-minute ranges, the exhaust gas produced is meager. The turbocharger might not get sufficient energy to boost the engine’s power output.
The variable-geometry turbo (VGT) solves this issue by creating a narrow passageway that causes the exhaust gases to accelerate at a rapid rate and spin the turbine blades of turbo fast, thus helping to improve the overall efficiency of the engine across the entire RPM range.
Inside the Cabin
Inside the Montero Sport, you’ll find firm and supportive leather seat, especially the 8-speed power-adjustable system on the driver’s side. The relatively affordable 4WD has been comfortable even on rough terrains.
The high-contrast instrument cluster in front of the driver’s seat makes you to read the gauge easily, while the magnesium alloy paddle shifters provide a good control over the INVECS 5-speed auto gearbox.
The multimedia and information system with a 7-in liquid crystal display monitor is the biggest improvement inside the center console.
Besides the requisite entertainment feature, you can find real-time information system that will let you know about fuel consumption, atmospheric temperature, outside temperature, drive range, average speed, as well as tire pressure.
It also has an in-built GPS over the dashboard and steering wheel.
Under the Hood
A 3.2-L inline-4 engine under the hood can develop 163 hp that comes mated to a four-speed automatic transmission.
GLS SE 4×4 is powered by a 2.5-L inline-4 that delivers 134 hp, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
The starting price of new Mitsubishi Montero Sport 2011 is around P 1,470,000; the VGT-equipped variants are available from P1.720 million.