Mitsubishi Montero Sport launched in the UAE
Mitsubishi, one of the top Japanese automaker answers the needs of adventure seekers and active families with a new sports utility vehicle that’s slated to be a game changer in its category – The All-new Montero Sport, The Best Value Fully Loaded Japanese SUV in the market.
Al Habtoor Motors, the official dealer of Mitsubishi in the UAE unveiled the all-new Montero Sport to specially invited audience at Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, where the invitees test drove the Montero Sport over challenging terrain to gain in-depth understanding of the new class leading SUV.
The all-new Montero Sport is a new-generation mid-size SUV developed to a “Stylish & Comfortable Off-road SUV” concept. The full-feature off-road SUV brings with it refined exterior design, high-quality vehicle performance, comfortable interior, environmental performance on a par with the best in its class, and an array of comprehensive advanced safety features.
When it come to looks, the all-new Montero Sport uses Mitsubishi Motors Corporation’s new “Dynamic Shield” front face design concept. The high-quality stylish design uses both sporty and dynamic elements to set it apart from conventional cross-country SUVs. The interior uses a high console proportion dashboard, as befits a larger SUV, while dynamically styled silver-finish ornamentation and sculpted seats add to its luxurious feel.
Powered by a robust 3.0-litre V6 MIVEC engine, the Montero Sport boasts a 8-speed automatic transmission for a smoother, more luxurious ride and improved fuel efficiency. The cruise control and sporty paddle shifters which lets driver to shift gears with a press, without removing their hand from the steering wheel adds to the driving comfort.
The all-new Montero Sport comes with comprehensive active and passive safety features. MMC’s own RISE*3 impact safety body design and a total of seven SRS airbags provide occupants outstanding passive safety.
Active safety features include Forward Collision Mitigation system (FCM), the Blind Spot Warning system (BSW, a first in a Mitsubishi model) and the Ultrasonic misacceleration Mitigation System (UMS). In addition the all-new Montero Sport is fitted with many advanced features which go well beyond what is normally found in this class, such as an electric parking brake (first on a Mitsubishi model), a Multi-around Monitor and fully automatic climate control allowing different temperatures to be set for driver and front seat passenger.
The all-new Monetro Sport uses a further-evolved version of MMC’s own Super-Select 4WD-II four-wheel drive system. This is complemented by the new Off-road Mode (first on a Mitsubishi model), which gives even better all-terrain performance and stability as the road surface requires, and by Hill Descent Control (first on a Mitsubishi model). Pressing the HDC mode selector activates HDC, which automatically applies the brakes to maintain the current speed when travelling downhill at 2 km/h – 20 km/h. This lets the driver to concentrate on steering and travel downhill with greater safety without having to manually apply the brakes.
Handling is stable and accurate on and off road, in all kinds of weather and driving conditions, thanks to selectable 2WD and 4WD modes, an OFF ROAD MODE, intelligent assistance in challenging conditions, an advanced suspension and outstanding all-around clearance.
Using the drive mode selector dial, the driver can switch between 2WD (2H) and 4WD (4H, 4HLc) with shift-on-the-fly convenience at up to 100km/h. When the going gets rough, the driver can lock the centre differential by entering the 4HLc setting for rugged terrain or the 4LLc setting for inclines, mud and sand.
Furthermore, Active Stability & Traction Control independently regulates braking force to the wheels during cornering to help maintain excellent vehicle stability when needed. It also optimise traction to prevent loss of torque whenever wheel spin is detected by controlling engine output and applying brake force to the spinning wheels.
Adding to its manoeuvrability, the Montero Sport offers a class-leading 5.6m turning radius, which is surprisingly small for a vehicle of this size, making it especially easy to park and drive.
On the outside, the sophisticated LED headlamps and daytime running lights contribute to an appealing, high-quality personality. The Montero Sport’s dynamic LED rear combination lamps boldly proclaim this is no ordinary SUV.
The prices of the all-new Montero Sport start from AED 89,900 for baseline to AED 107,000 for the fully loaded premium highline.
About Al Habtoor Motors
Al Habtoor Motors is the exclusive distributor of Mitsubishi, Fuso, Chery, JAC, Bentley, Bugatti and McLaren in the UAE, and a part of the UAE based diversified multi-billion dirham business conglomerate Al Habtoor Group. Al Habtoor Group has varied interests and substantial investments ranging from Engineering, Real Estate, Hotels, Leasing, Education, Publication and Automobiles.