2016 Mitsubishi Montero Comes Back In U.S. Redesigned
After a long pause, the 2016 Mitsubishi Montero will reappear on the U.S. market. This Mitsubishi’s SUV is also known as Pajero overseas. The redesign for the 2016 model year will bring some radical changes and special features for the American market. It’s expected that the new Montero comes with not so many similarities with its predecessors. Of course, it will inherit the Mitsubishi’s off-road tradition and their manner of producing well-built SUVs, but the overall feel of the 2016 Montero will be much different. They decided to win the U.S. audience with more upscale exterior design, more luxury inside and various engine options. It will probably be more subtle, without the rough feel of an off-road SUV, but with very good off-road abilities. The 2016 Mitsubishi Montero will come with gas, diesel and a plug-in hybrid powertrains. This kind of engine lineup would cover a large chunk of the market and it’s expected to be a huge advantage in the mid-size SUV market segment. The release date of the new 2016 Mitsubishi Montero isn’t known yet. However, some sources say that it’s expected to be available by the middle of the next year as a 2016 model.
2016 Mitsubishi Montero Redesigned Exterior And Interior
Although there isn’t much information about the 2016 Montero, all of the news based on the reliable sources are really stingy. However, we managed to find out that the 2016 Mitsubishi Montero will have much more luxury and high-quality materials involved. It may seem as a paradox, but the truth is that this SUV will have significantly better performance than its not-so-luxurious predecessors. Thanks to the new platform the 2016 Montero will have better underpinning with less weight. It’s expected to have more spacious cabin and contemporary design of the interior. The exterior will probably look surprisingly appealing. We don’t know for sure, but some unofficial announcements claim that the appearance of the new Montero is quite a big leap from the way how the current Pajero looks.
Various Powertrains: 2016 Mitsubishi Montero Plug-in Hybrid, Gas And Diesel Engines
The manufacturer decided to make the Montero’s comeback on the U.S. market with various engine options. Although there is no sufficient information to say how the engine lineup will look with certainty, we can say that the 2016 Mitsubishi Montero will have a plug-in hybrid powertrain, exactly the same as the one installed in the Outlander. This means that this hybrid setup will consist of a 2.0-liter inline-four gas engine, two 60-kilowatt electric motors and a lightweight lithium-ion battery. What’s interesting is that the 2016 Mitsubishi Montero hybrid will be an all-wheel drive vehicle except when the battery running out of juice. In that case, this SUV will become a front-wheel drive vehicle. The other two kinds of powertrain, gas and diesel, are announced, but nothing in particular is known about those yet. There’s a possibility that the 2016 Montero inherits some of the powertrain solutions from the other Mitsubishi’s models, but having in mind how the manufacturer plans to outshine the competition, it wouldn’t be a surprise if they develop a completely new gas and diesel engines for the 2016 Mitsubishi Montero.
2016 Mitsubishi Montero Release Date
As we already mentioned, the 2016 Mitsubishi Montero will probably be released by the middle of 2015. This means that it might be unveiled at some of the biggest American auto shows this fall or in the first months of the next year.