HM-Mitsubishi India has launched the Montero 7-seater SUV with cosmetic changes and has kept the same starting price of Rs. 40.50 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.
The Montero gets mild updates in the form of a revised front bumper, a new radiator grille, redesigned power window panel switches and new stitch pattern on leather upholstery.
The Montero is powered by a 3,200 cc, 4-cylinder diesel engine with an intercooled turbo charger that puts out 200 bhp of power and 441 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to 5-speed automatic with sports mode and Super Select 4WD system.
The Montero looks boxy, but yet has a rugged feel in its design. The massive 235 mm ground clearance, an approach angle of 36.6 degrees and a departure angle of 25 degrees make the Montero, an impressive off-road SUV as well. That coupled with a torque-rich engine makes the Montero one of the most successful SUVs in its class. In the Dakar Rally the Montero has won 15 times out of the 32 races since its debut in 1983.
The following are the features available in the Montero.
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Sales of Montero have been very dull in India. For instance, during the first three months of 2012, the Mitsubishi sold 24 units of Montero at an average of 8 units per month. But nevertheless, Mitsubishi continues to offer the Montero despite its poor sales in India.