The company’s popular mid-size SUV is getting ready for a facelift. The testing model has been spotted on the road and it promises a fine amount of changes. We expect to see primarily visual upgrades on the model that was formerly known as the Challenger. Newer generations use either Montero Sport or Shogun Sport names. Speaking of the generations, the current one is on the market for about three years. It came in August 2015, so we are about to see first updates after only three years.So, don’t expect significant modifications in terms of mechanics, base design characteristics etc. The core of the 2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sport changes will be in aesthetics. We expect to see updates on the front end, while the rest of the SUV is likely to remain unchanged.
2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Changes
As we’ve already mentioned, this update will be pretty much all about visual changes. Rest of the SUV is about to keep the same characteristics. We will see a model with the same mechanics, dimensions and overall shape. The focus will be on the front end. A couple of weeks ago, the testing model has been spotted. Its face is covered with a camouflage, so we can’t say for sure which parts will be updated.
At this point, a new grille seems certain. The new one will come with a different pattern, but some reshaping is possible as well. Headlights could also receive few changes, as well as the front bumper, which could receive new air intakes and fog lights design. Rest of the vehicle will probably remain the same. Of course, count on additional color options in the offer, as well as on new wheels, which now come with a six-spoke pattern.
2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Design
In terms of base design characteristics, things will remain the same. The 2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sport will continue to ride on the same platform, sharing most of its mechanics with the popular pickup truck Strada, which is also known as Triton is other parts of the world. Count on the identical dimensions, as well as the same 110.2-inch wheelbase. Compared to the previous generation, it came with lots of improvements.
One of the most notable things is weight reduction. Thanks to the massive use of lightweight materials, the new model saved lots of pounds. This is mainly because of a use of CS plastics, which are light but extremely tough. Also, the current generation features a lower center of gravity than before, which is highly beneficial when it comes to handling and overall driving experience.
2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Interior
The 2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sport interior won’t suffer too many changes. This update puts focus on the exterior design, while the cabin is going to keep the same layout and overall characteristics. This is a quite comfortable three-row SUV with capacity for 7 passengers, which also offers a generous cargo area. For the next year, we could see minor novelties, in terms of new color schemes.
Also, expect a few more standard features in the offer, though the current version already comes equipped fairly well. You can count on a sunroof, power-adjustable seats, touchscreen interface, smartphone integration, dual-zone climate control and much more.
2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Engines
Don’t count on changes under the good of 2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sport. The upcoming model will continue with three familiar engines in the offer. Considering the markets where this SUV is available, it’s no wonder that customers predominately choose diesel units. On most markets, there is a 2.4-liter diesel unit, which is good for about 180 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Some reports suggest a couple of modifications on this engine that would eventually provide slightly higher output and better efficiency.
In some countries, you can also choose an older-generation 2.5-liter unit, which is good for about 135 horses. Finally, there is one gasoline engine in the offer for markets like the Middle East. It is a familiar 3.0-liter V6 unit, which delivers around 220 horsepower.
When will Mitsubishi Montero Sport arrive in North America?
These stories about 2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sport USA have been circulating on the network for years. However, the Montero Sport never came to the U.S. market. Latest reports suggest that the mid-size SUV could finally come to this part of the world next year, but all this is still nothing more than a speculation. Until we get an official confirmation from the company’s management, this arrival remains just a theory. On the other side, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see this model on a few more Asian markets and maybe even in Europe.
2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Release Date and Price
Despite being updated, the next-year model won’t come much earlier than usual. Most markets will get a new version in very late 2019. When it comes to the 2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sport price, we shouldn’t see bigger changes. The exact sum largely depends on the market. In UAE, for example, this SUV is available already at 21.000 dollars, while a version for the Philippines goes around 27.000 dollars.