Mitsubishi Motors India has started accepting bookings for the Montero SUV, which is expected to be launch soon in the country. The company has listed the Montero SUV on its official webiste with key features and engine specifications. The Japanese automaker has posted an image of the SUV with caption, "Bookings Open, Contact you nearest Mitsubishi dealer now". Just so you know, Uttam Bose, MD of Hindustan Motor Financial Corporation Ltd (HMFCL), had confirmed the return of Montero and Outlander to India in 2016.
Mitsubishi Montero would flaunt LED daytime running lights (DRLs), while the cabin would be finished in premium leather upholstery. As for features, the SUV would have steering cruise control and audio control, power tilt and sliding sunroof, fully automatic A/C vents, and chrome inner door handles as standard. It would be available in seven paint schemes: Warm White Mica, White Solid, Black Mica, Eiger Gray Metallic, Cool Silver Metallic, Quartz Brown Metallic, and Platinum Beige Metallic. For those asking, Hindustan Motor Financial Corporation Ltd (HMFCL) oversees the sales, manufacturing and marketing operations of Mitsubishi in the Indian market.
Under the hood, Mitsubishi Montero would have a 3.2L turbocharged DI-D diesel engine which would generate maximum power output of 189bhp at 3800rpm and peak torque performance of 441Nm at 2000rpm. It would be coupled with a 5-speed automatic transmission with power being transferred to all the four wheels via 4WD system, which would also have a Sports mode. Mitsubishi would also introduce the Outlander SUV in India this year, once the Montero is launched. The company has also planned the launch of next-generation Pajero Sport in India in 2017. The Pajero Sport facelift was unveiled in August 2015 and Thailand was the first market, where it went on sale.