The 2016 Mitsubishi Montero is most likely to be released specifically for the U.S market, although this speculation has not been confirmed. This Mitsubishi SUV is rumored to be brought back in order to replace the Mitsubishi Gallant whose production is currently on hold. The Montero has been sold in the U.S for over two decades now. It has been competing with the likes of Toyota Land Cruiser and Land Rover Discovery. This model is also sold in other markets on the Pajero nameplate. Its manufacturer is rumored to be making plans to redesign it after its long pause by bringing in some radical changes as well as special features more so for the American market. Of course, the new model will inherit Mitsubishi’s renowned off-road abilities and the well-built SUV’s.
2016 MITSUBISHI MONTERO: REDESIGN EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
The new 2016 Mitsubishi Montero is expected to be more subtle without necessarily having the feel of an off-road SUV. It is expected to run on a gasoline, a diesel and a hybrid power-train. This engine line-up is believed to be a huge advantage for this model. Its exterior is anticipated to be dominant and more elegant with improved aerodynamics and a fluid feel. Its automakers plan on using a new platform in the construction of the new 2016 Mitsubishi Montero. The new platform will include use of light weight materials that shall enable the new model to shed off some weight.
Its interior of 2016 Mitsubishi Montero is expected to be more upscale and highly luxurious for it to lure more U.S SUV buyers. The automaker is expected to introduce special features too to make the new 2016 Mitsubishi Montero more functional. Its cabin is expected to be spacious with modern design thanks to the use of a new platform. Although the automaker has not revealed exactly how its new interior will look like, expectations are that the interior will be totally different from the present Montero. Its interior is expected to be made using the highest quality materials. Also, a number of high level features are expected to be offered as standard.
2016 MITSUBISHI MONTERO: ENGINE SPECS
The automaker is rumored to bring back this model with a variety of drive-trains. Despite the fact that there is no credible information yet, there are expectations of a number of engines accompanied by a plug-in hybrid variant. The expected hybrid power-train is said to similar to the one found under the hood of the current Outlander. This means that if the hybrid variant is to be offered in the upcoming 2016 Mitsubishi Montero, it shall comprise of 2.0 liter inline-4 gasoline engine combined with a 60 kW electric motor and a lithium-ion battery. The expected hybrid variant will transmit power to the AWD system, except when its battery runs out of charge. If this happens, this SUV will transmit power to the front wheel drive only. As for the other two engines, a gasoline and a diesel unit are expected but the automaker has not yet disclosed which ones they shall be. The automaker may opt to use the same power-trains found in the other Mitsubishi models, all completely new power-trains may be installed to make the new model more competitive.
2016 Mitsubishi Montero: Release Date and Price
This great SUV, 2016 Mitsubishi Montero will most likely be presented on the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. As for the price, it is still a top secret. However, this redesigned model will certainly cost higher than the previous Montero models.