Mitsubishi, the Japanese automobile maker has re-introduced the Montero SUV in the Indian market, after it was discontinued couple of years back.The Montero SUV (also known as Mitsubishi Pajero in some markets) is one of the company's flagship SUVs. Before undergoing the facelift avatar, the same SUV was priced around the 41-42 lakh mark (exclusive showroom price in Mumbai) back in 2012.
The new avatar of the Mitsubishi Montero SUV has been built on the physical dimensions of 4,900mm length, 1,875 wide and 1,870 height alongside with a ground clearance of 235mm and wheelbase of 2,780mm. This five-door SUV offers seating for seven persons.
The Mitsubishi Montero is one of the better and much more capable SUVs to have run on the roads. Its comes with the very popular off-road driving DNA, the same that we have often experienced in the Pajero.
Technically, the Montero SUV holds a very powerful engine breathing under its bonnet. The only variant available in India is a turbocharged 3.2 litres diesel engine with four cylinders. This combination generates 141 kW of power at 3,800 revolutions per minute and churns out 441 Nm of torque at 2,000 RPM. This power is transmitted to all the wheels through through a 5-speed automated gearbox.
The new Montero SUV has undergone a lot of physical changes, chiseled and trimmed at everywhere needed to make it a piece of beauty that everyone would care to admire. The interior design is loaded with cruise control, mounted steering controls and sliding sunroof. The futuristic-looking dashboard consists an automatic climate control, a touch screen info-cum-entertainment set and fully automated AC vents.
As confirmed by many dealers, Mitsubishi has listed this SUV in the Indian market and will be opening pre-booking soon. The Mitsubishi Montero price in India has been pegged at a whopping Rs 67.88 lakhs (ex-showroom Mumbai), and to pre-book you will need to shell out a sum of 10 lakhs.