2016 Mitsubishi Montero

After some time of absence, Mitsubishi brings its one of the most popular model back to North American market. This full-size SUV, which is known as Mitsubishi Pajero in the rest of the world, was originally introduced in 1982 and so far, company made four generations. Current model is present from 2006. It was refreshed in 2012, when it got monocoque body and suspension. After almost a decade of production, it seems that we will finally see a next-generation model. Redesigned, fifth generation is expected to come during this year as 2016 Mitsubishi Montero.

2016 Mitsubishi Montero front view

2016 Mitsubishi Montero redesign

If you consider that current model is present for almost a decade and that it got only some minor visual modifications, it is easy to conclude that lovers of this SUV doesn’t care much about its look. This SUV was always about performances but honestly, it doesn’t look bad at all. Anyway, 2016 Mitsubishi Montero will bring some significant changes, when it is about look. It will come with much aggressive and attractive look, in order to attract wider range of potential customers. However, this doesn’t mean at all that performances will be sacrificed. Moreover, it will be characterized by even better off-road capabilities than current model. It is important to mention that 2016 Mitsubishi will get completely new body, which will be made of ultra lightweight materials such as aluminum and high-strength steel. This will provide great weight loss, which means better overall performances, including higher MPG ratings. Interior will be completely redesigned too, but most of details are still unknown, so we can only presume that it will come with new styling, better-quality materials, new technologies and higher overall level of comfort.

2016 Mitsubishi Montero rear view

2016 Mitsubishi Montero engine

Details about engines are still unknown. Current model is available in many variants, with both petrol and diesel engines in offer. It is expected that 2016 Mitsubishi Montero will continue in same way. Some of the engines will carryover, while some will be replaced with new ones. Moreover, new model will come in hybrid configuration too. The exact system is still unknown, but there are predictions that it will be consisted of 2.0 liter four-cylinder petrol engine and two 60 kW electric motors. Current transmission is considered as pretty much outdated, so expect to see new transmission also.

2016 Mitsubishi Montero release date

The 2016 Mitsubishi Montero is expected to come late this year, with the similar price range as current model.

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